“Your Countdown to Retirement” August 18, 7:00 pm
Author Kathryn Severns Avery will present “Your Countdown to Retirement: The Pre-Retirement Planning Guide that’s NOT About Money” on Thursday, August 18, at 7:00 pm. Over the next fifteen years, 10,000 baby boomers a day reach the traditional retirement age of 65. As they contemplate stopping work, they face a myriad of emotional concerns and non-financial considerations. “Surprisingly,” says Avery, “it can take as long as two years to develop and implement a successful plan!” Click here for more information..
Friday Tours Continue, 4:00 pm
The Camden Public Library and the Camden Area Business Group host free walking tours of downtown Camden every Friday at 4:00 pm, through September 9. The tours begin on Atlantic Avenue at the Children’s Garden of the library and end at the Opera House. The tours are free and last approximately an hour; donations are appreciated, and reservations are encouraged. Please call the library at 236-3440 or stop by the Circulation Desk..
“Blue and Gray” Re-Enactors in Camden’s Harbor Park August 20
The 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Company B will be joined by their Southern counterparts, the 15th Alabama Company G, camping in Camden’s Harbor Park and Amphitheatre this weekend! The companies will erect an authentic campground with tents and a firepit, and will offer vintage activities on Saturday, August 20. The two companies are living history groups dedicated to preserving the memory of Civil War volunteers. The historical Company G and Company B actually met in combat at Gettysburg in July of 1863. Click here for more information..
Eleventh Annual Children’s Book-Fair-by-the-Sea August 20, 1:00 pm
The Camden Public Library, in conjunction with Sherman’s Books, is pleased to host the Eleventh Annual Children’s Book-Fair-by-the-Sea on August 20, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This celebratory event for children, families, and lovers of children’s books will feature area authors and illustrators. Readings and presentations will take place in the library rotunda every 25 minutes throughout the program. Click here for more information..
Movie “Mary Poppins” August 22, 7:45 pm
“Mary Poppins” is the Monday Night Movie for August 22, at 7:45 pm. “Mary Poppins” (1964, 2 hrs 19 min) is perhaps the most beloved of all Disney films. The movie is free; bring blankets or chairs for comfortable seating. Julie Andrews is Mary Poppins, a magical and loving woman who descends from the clouds in response to the Banks children’s advertisement for a nanny. She is not only firm in her use of authority, but gentle and kind as well — a major departure from the original books, in which the character was strict and pompous. Click here for more information..
“Expanding Opportunities” in Kenya August 23, 7:00 pm
Expanding Opportunities will give a talk on Tuesday, August 23, about their travel program called Friends Across the Ocean. Expanding Opportunities is both a non-profit organization (in the US) and an NGO (non-governmental organization) in Kenya. The focus of Friends Across The Ocean is a full-immersion experience into Kenyan culture with emphasis on the nonprofit’s mission to increase sustainability through education and charitable projects, as an alternative to mass tourism in Kenya. Click here for more information..
Dance Show at the Camden Amphitheatre August 24, 6:30 pm
Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions will present a student dance show on Wednesday, August 24, at 6:30 pm in the Amphitheatre. The performance is free but donations will be accepted. Excited to bring her choreography to the community of Camden for the 14th year in a row, Kea Tesseyman, owner/director of Kinetic Energy Alive Dance Productions, shares a joyful array of dance, performed by all ages from 6 to 60 years old, in styles of hip hop, breakdancing, contemporary, modern, interpretive, bollywood, and free dance. The library is the venue sponsor of the event. Click here for more information..
Maine Pro Musica Brass Quintet August 25, 7:00 pm
For the final event in the library's free Summer Concert Series, the Maine Pro Musica Brass Quintet will perform in the Amphitheatre on Thursday evening, August 25, at 7:00 pm. In case of rain, the concert will be inside the library. The concert will feature members of the Maine Pro Musica brass section performing popular music for audiences of all ages. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic for this wonderful family event. It promises to be a great evening with something for everyone! Click here for more information..
Djump! August 26, 5:00 pm
Djump! is a local African drumming ensemble that has been playing for more than five years in the Midcoast area. They will have an informal performance and jam session 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, August 26, at the Camden Library Amphitheatre. All are welcome to bring a drum and join in, listen, and hang out, or dance! For more info about Djump! and African drum and dance opportunities in the Midcoast, contact Cy and Melanie Scofield at 691-4914..
Indoor Book Sale August 27 & 28
The Camden Public Library’s August Book Sale will be held in the Picker Room on Saturday, August 27, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Sunday, August 28, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This is the time to stock up for fall and winter reading! Choose from a wide variety of hardcover and softcover trade paperbacks, priced at $2 each, in such categories as art, biography, cooking, fiction, foreign language, gardening, government/current affairs, health/well-being, history, how-to, Maine, marine, nature, the performing arts, pets, quilting, religion, science, sports, and travel. Click here for more information..
Ranger Tim Caverly August 30, 7:00 pm
“There is a special feeling to the Allagash; a sense of adventure, the thrill of getting away from it all!” says Tim Caverly. “But in the dark of night there is something else. A shadow lingers, hiding beyond the reach of the lantern’s fingers of light. Among the campfires and s’mores, a bone chilling draft embraces all. Shivering, we draw our coats tighter to protect against the rawness . . .” Tim Caverly will bring his stories and his new book, The Ranger and The Reporter, to the Camden Public Library on Tuesday evening, August 30, at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information..
Claudia Schmidt September 1, 7:00 pm
Claudia Schmidt returns to the Library Coffeehouse on Thursday, September 1, at 7:00 pm, to open the fall season of the Coffeehouse. Admission is only $12; for tickets call the library at 236-3440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Claudia Schmidt is an acclaimed singer with nineteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms, accompanying herself with 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer. Schmidt performs a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter, and drama, celebrating the moment. What she offers is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder. Click here for more information..
Upcoming: Maker Faire September 10!
The fourth annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire will be held Saturday, September 10 at the Camden Amphitheatre from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Maker Faire attracts about 900 people each year, both local community members and visitors to the midcoast. The Faire features many interactive exhibits and booths with Makers on hand to enthusiastically demonstrate all the projects they are working on. The Faire has everything from hands-on to high tech! Click here for more information..
Memorial Park Benches
Each year, the library has a limited number of park benches to name. Remember a friend or family member with a bench, and your family and park visitors will enjoy it for years to come. Support the Camden Amphitheatre and Harbor Park! Call Penney Read at the Camden Public Library, 236-3440, for more information. .
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