The Rockport Public Library will present its annual Health Series. This year’s theme deals with end-of-life issues. The library will collaborate with Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice to present a series of programs with speakers from the following areas of expertise: financial, legal, funerals and hospice care.

All programs will take place in the intimate setting of the library’s Marine Room to foster a casual discussion on these important issues. Programs will be held every Thursday at 10 a.m. throughout April.

Coffee and tea will be provided. The first fact-filled, dynamic program on financial planning will be held Thursday, April 8 with Ken Gardiner of Edward Jones in Camden. Gardiner is originally from Memphis, Tenn. He worked on the Fed Ex management team at its world headquarters for 26 years before retiring in 2003. He accepted a financial advisor position with Edward Jones and relocated with his better half, Vera, to manage the Camden Edward Jones Investment office. He has three grown children and two granddaughters. Gardiner is an active member in the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce and serves on the awards banquet planning committee. As a board member of the West Bay Rotary Club and Five Town Communities that Care he keeps very busy and active. He is also a member of the Camden Downtown Business Group. Gardiner is an accredited asset management specialist and is working on achieving his certified financial planner certification. His investment office is located at 79 Elm St. in Camden.

The Rockport Public Library is located at 1 Limerock St. in Rockport. Call the library at 236-3642 for more information or visit to see a full program descriptions and a calendar of events.