We remember Parker Laite, Sr., and cherish the time and energy he bestowed on the Camden Public Library. Parker passed away on Monday evening, June 6. The public is invited by the family to a reception in the Camden Amphitheatre on Monday afternoon, June 13, 1:00-4:00 pm. Parker Laite was a long-time board member, donor, supporter of the library, and honorary trustee. He was truly instrumental in the expansion of the library to its current size, appearance, and capacity. He was also a leading force in the rejuvenation of the Park and Amphitheatre in the early 2000s. He was a leader and a welcome personality over many years at the library. Click here for more information..
Summer Movies, Music, and More!
The library will again host a summer full of events in the Camden Amphitheatre. There will be Monday Night Movies; Shakespeare in the Park; the Summer Concert Series with jazz music, rock & roll, brass quintets, and more; and a Civil War Encampment. For a printed calendar of summer events, stop by the library, or click here!.
CRMS Japanese Exchange June 9, 7:00 pm
The eighth-grade students of the Camden Rockport Middle School engage in a cultural exchange program with a sister city in Japan each year. The students have returned and are inviting members of the community to a slide show about their Japan adventures; the show will be on Thursday, June 9, at 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. Click here for more information..
“Cyber Sunday” Topic: “Buying a Computer” June 12, 2:00 pm
The Cyber Sunday session for Sunday, June 12, will be a Q&A on “Buying a Computer” with a guest speaker. Please call the library to sign up at 236-3440. “Cyber Sundays” are a series of informative sessions with staff wizard Olga Zimmerman on various topics, presented in an accessible format and setting. Click here for more information..
“Healing the Heart Through Writing” June 13, 12:00 n00n
Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine (DWMM) will present a Brown Bag Lunch talk, “Healing the Heart Through Writing,” with Kathrin Seitz, MFA, on Monday, June 13, at 12:00 noon. Studies have shown that when people are given the opportunity to write about physical and emotional upheavals, they often experience improved health and come away with a deeper understanding and affection for who they are. Seitz will guide students through writing exercises and prompts to explore their challenges. Click here for more information..
Leer y charlar June 14, 1:00 pm
Read and chat – entirely in Spanish! This Spanish language reading and conversation group will continue on second and fourth Tuesday meetings at 1:00 pm. We’ll chat in Spanish about what we’re reading (books, magazines, etc.). Click here for more information..
Tuesday Book Club June 14, 1:00 pm
The next meeting of the Tuesday Book Group is on June 14, at the usual time of 1:00 pm. Please call Nina at 230-8516 for more information. The book for this session is The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain, by Bill Bryson..
Reading Discussion Session on "Propaganda" June 14, 4:00 pm
The Reading Group of the Camden Philosophical Society will meet on Tuesday, June 14, to discuss readings on propaganda and what it means for the formulation of our contemporary world views. The group meets from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Picker Room. The topic of propaganda may at first seem like quite a deviation from the society’s ongoing philosophical inquiry into the “Crisis in Modernity.” However, discussion leader Chuck Marecic will argue that exploring the concept of propaganda is important for defining that crisis and the apparently irreconcilable clash of the world views that underlie it. Click here for more information.
Paul Doiron to Launch Newest Book June 14,
The next chapter in the Mike Bowditch saga will be released on June 14, 2016! Widowmaker is the next book in Paul Doiron’s gripping series featuring Maine game warden Mike Bowditch. Doiron will be at the Camden Public Library for the launch of the new book, to give a reading, and to talk about his writing the crime series, 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 14. Sherman’s Books will have books on hand for purchase and for signing. Click here for more information..
Ranked-Choice Voting June 16, 7:00 pm
On November 8, Mainers will vote on a referendum question that will determine whether Maine will change to a system of Ranked Choice Voting for federal and state primary and general elections, beginning in the 2018 election cycle. The library will host an informational session on ranked-choice voting, presented by FairVote Maine, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving democracy through public education. The presentation will be on Thursday, June 16, at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information..
“Tony Bennett” with Michael Paul Lund
June 19, 2:00 pm
Michael Paul Lund will present “Tony Bennett: A 90th Year Birthday Celebration” on Sunday afternoon, June 19, at 2:00 pm. Lund will offer commentary and recordings on the legacy of this great balladeer of the American songbook, with notes on his tremendous influence. “This will be a 90-minute musical tribute to Bennett’s life, his songs, and continuing presence as the number-one living performer of the great American songbook!” says Lund. Click here for more information..
MCMA Recital in Camden Amphitheatre
June 19, 3:30 pm
Midcoast Music Academy (MCMA) is a community music school founded in January 2012 and located in downtown Rockland. MCMA will host a recital in the Camden Amphitheatre beginning at 3:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, June 19. Bring blankets or chairs for comfortable seating. MCMA emphasizes access to music education regardless of financial constraints and combines the fundamentals of music -– theory, notation, and ear training -– with a contemporary approach to learning. The performance is free and all are welcome. Click here for more information..
Author Cheryl Kerr June 21, 7:00 pm
Author Cheryl Kerr was originally scheduled to speak last June, but the disastrous floods last spring in Texas kept her home to work on the cleanup. She has returned to Maine to present her novel, See Ya, at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, June 21, at 7:00 pm. Cheryl Kerr sustained a traumatic brain injury that left her disabled and searching for answers in 1994. It was twelve years before doctors found her surprising diagnosis and cure. Her experience motivated her to write See Ya, which is loosely based on her quest to learn more about her beloved father. Click here for more information..
The Pacific Crest Trail June 23, 7:00 pm
In 2010 Anne O’Regan left her home in Boston and traveled west to make a trek that fewer than 300 people accomplish each year. Starting in Campo, California, on the Mexican border, she backpacked north for 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Traveling through California, Oregon, and Washington, she completed her thru-hike five months later in Manning Park, Canada. Join us as Anne shares tales from the trail, and offers a unique visual presentation gleaned from over 3,000 photographs taken along the way. The presentation will be on Thursday evening, June 23, at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information..
“Post Secret Live” Tickets
The library has a pair of tickets to give away to the “Post Secret Live” multi-media event with author Frank Warren, at the Strand Theatre in Rockland on the evening of June 30. Stop by the library and fill out a “postcard” for your entry in the free drawing! The tickets are worth $30 each! The drawing will be on June 23. Click here for more information..
Stock the Stacks!
You can help us keep up! The Camden Public Library has many of the latest and most popular books, audios, and movies for young children, teens, and adults. A gift of just $25 to our Stock the Stacks fund can help buy a book or DVD. And a gift of $25 each month can really make a difference. Click here to make a gift online now. Thank you! .
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