October 27 through November 11
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Kerry Hardy on “Old Roads Revisited” October 27, 7:00 pm

Kerry Hardy will give an illustrated talk on “Old Roads Revisited” on Thursday, October 27, at 7:00 pm. Hardy explores, on foot and by books, maps, and online resources, the old native trails which became the settlers’ roads, and then our modern highways. Hardy will take a look at the earliest roads between Belfast and Thomaston, as well as a brief introduction to the various tools available to help sort them out — town histories, old military and topo maps, LIDAR, field work, and more. Click here for more information..

Pumpkin Palooza October 27, 7:00 pm

Come to our annual Pumpkin Palooza! We will be showing off jack-o-lanterns on the steps in the Amphitheatre in a collective showing of glowing pumpkins. The Palooza will be after dark, at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 27. Drop off your pumpkin in the children’s garden any time that day. All ages and carving talents welcome and encouraged to participate. This is a great way for more people to enjoy your jack-o-lantern! Take your pumpkin home right after the event. .

Middle School Vision Committee October 29, 3:00 pm

The Camden Rockport Middle School Vision Committee will present three options for moving forward on the renovation of the middle school, and seek community input on those options, on Saturday, October 29, 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the Picker Room. This is a great opportunity for members of the Camden and Rockport communities to learn about and express their opinions about the future of the school. For more information and for dates and locations of other community presentations, visit the Middle School Options website..

Maine Bead Society Meeting October 30,
1:15 pm

The Maine Bead Society is an organization for beaders across Maine to collaborate on ideas, skills, and talents. The society will meet at the Camden Public Library on Sunday, October 30, 1:15 to 4:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public. Want more information? Please email Sheila Davenport at spdavenp@gmail.com..

Cyber Sunday Session on Instagram October 30, 2:00 pm

Cyber Sundays is a series of weekly technology classes at the Camden Public Library at 2:00 pm. All classes are free, but please call the library to sign up in advance at 236-3440. The topic for Sunday, October 30, is “Instagram.” Click here for more information..

Medicare and Medicaid Information October 31, November 7, 21, 28, 10:00 am

You are invited to a no-pressure, informative community presentation to learn all about Medicare, get answers to all of your questions, and learn about the benefits of a plan from United Healthcare. Bring neighbors, and bring your questions! The purpose of the meetings is to inform and educate the attendees about their choices when becoming a Medicare member, and to answer questions, specifically about Medicare Advantage Plans with United Healthcare; enrollments will not be taken at the meetings. The sessions will be repeated each Monday for five weeks, October 24 through November 28 (skipping November 14). Click here for more information..

Slow Money Maine November 1, 7:00 pm

Slow Money Maine is a network of pioneering partnerships in Maine that bring local healthy food to all of our communities. Bonnie Rukin, Maine coordinator for Slow Money Maine, will talk about the goals and successes of Slow Money Maine on Tuesday, November 1, at 7:00 pm. “Attention local food producers, eaters and investors!” Rukin says, “Slow Money Maine needs all of you to join us in making change and building a vibrant local food economy. We’re doing it in many ways that you may not know about and we welcome you to find your own form of involvement.” Click here for more information..

Stroke Support Group November 2, 10:00 am

The Midcoast Stroke Support Group will meet on Wednesday, November 2, at 10:00 am. Meetings will continue on first Wednesdays. “We welcome survivors, family, and friends of stroke survivors, or really anyone faced with a neurological challenge,” said Carol Rohl, one of the Support Group organizers. “We share stories and things we have found helpful in this life change. We are finding that encouragement and contact with others in similar situations is very supportive.” For more information call 273-2090. “We look forward to more people joining us,” she added..

Lou and Peter Berryman at Library Coffeehouse November 3, 7:00 pm

Lou and Peter Berryman return to the Library Coffeehouse for another astonishingly witty and musical evening on Thursday, November 3, at 7:00 pm. Their songs are whimsical, quirky, and oddly profound, and leave audiences with cheeks aching from smiling. The popularity of Lou and Peter Berryman — whose friendship survived a brief marriage in the seventies — is a testament to their intelligent and wickedly funny material, rich with wordplay and images. They specialize in humorous songs such as “Why Am I Painting the Living Room,” “The Speculator,” “The Dupsha Dove,” “Acme Forgetting Service,” “Dem Deer,” and “Does Your Dog Agonize?” Admission to the Coffeehouse is only $10. Click here for more information..

“A Place Called Humbravana” by Imero Gobbato, Gallery Talk November 5, 2:00 pm

The library will host an exquisite exhibit of the work of Imero Gobbato, “A Place Called Humbravana,” during the month of November. An Introduction to Humbravana will be presented by Gobbato’s friend and studio assistant, Rose Willson, on Saturday, November 5, at 2:00 pm. Originally from Italy, Imero Gobbato was an imaginative, talented, and prolific artist who lived and worked in Camden for many years. All his life he created paintings, drawings, prints, carvings, boats, models, and music. He is best known for his highly collected, light-filled paintings, reflecting his love of the rocky shores of Mid-Coast Maine. As an illustrator of children’s books, he also attracted a following of admirers who still cherish the whimsical storybook characters he brought to life. Yet all the while he was earning a living from these creative endeavors, part of him was in another world. His world, a place called HUMBRAVANA. Click here for more information..

Cyber Sunday Session November 6, 2:00 pm

Cyber Sundays is a series of weekly technology classes at the Camden Public Library. All classes are free, but please call the library to sign up in advance at 236-3440. The topic for Sunday, November 6, is “Creating an iOS backup in iTunes.” Click here for more information..

Yoga, Nutrition, and Mind/Body Practices Class Begins November 7, 4:00 pm

Anja Churchill will offer a class on “CHRONIC LYME DISEASE: Yoga, Nutrition, and Mind/Body practices to support healing” on Mondays during November. Although this is not a library-sponsored class, and there is a fee for the class, it is listed here as a service to our readers. The class will be 4:00-5:30 pm on November 7, 14, 21, and 28. For questions and to register, contact Anja at anja.sofia.churchill@gmail.com or 207 230 4191. Click here for more information..

Leer y charlar November 8, 1:00 pm

Read and chat – entirely in Spanish! This Spanish language reading and conversation group meets second and fourth Tuesdays  at 1:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. The group will chat in Spanish about what they’re reading, etc. Click here for more information..

Tuesday Book Club November 8, 1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Tuesday Book Group is on November 8, at 1:00 pm. The Tuesday Book Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday; all are welcome, please call Mary at 763-3035 for more information. The book for this session is Nightingale by Kristin Hannah..

Camden Philosophical Society November 8, 4:00 pm

The next meeting of the Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group will be on Tuesday, November 8, at 4:00 pm. The group will discuss the Philosophy of Science and, in essence, what makes science “science.” The discussion will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. All who enjoy a good discussion are welcome. Click here for more information..

“The Value of a High School Education” November 10, 7:00 pm

The library will host a forum, “Beyond AP: Rediscovering the Value of a High School Education,” on Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 pm, presented by a panel of Maine educators. This is an open forum and discussion, led by educators including the Maine Principal of the Year Derek Pierce, from Casco Bay High school in Portland; Will Galloway, who serves as the Head of School at Watershed School located in downtown Camden; and Jude Masseur, Ellsworth High School Alternative Education director. Click here for more information..

CLOSED November 11

The library will be closed on Friday, November 11, for Veterans Day.


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 Nikki Maounis at the Camden Public Library, 236-3440, for more information. .

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