February 3 through February 18
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“Everybody Loves Pirates” February 3, 6:00 pm, Camden Opera House

The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will perform “Everybody Loves Pirates” at the Camden Opera House on February 3, as part of Camden’s Winterfest celebration. Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a troupe based in Bar Harbor, comprised of three siblings –brothers Erik and Brian Torbeck and sister Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen. The performance is hosted by the Winterfest Committee and the Camden Public Library. Tickets are available in advance at the library; tickets are $5, with a Family Rate of $15. Children under 5 are free. Click here for more information..

Teens and Dating Violence February 4, 5:30 pm

New Hope for Women will host a special event for teens, “In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence,” at the Camden Public Library on Thursday, February 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Everyone knows someone who is in an unhealthy relationship. Ever wonder how they got there? Why they make the decisions they do? Ever think it couldn't happen to you? Join New Hope for this interactive snapshot of teenagers in abusive relationships and learn how you can better support your friends. Pizza will be provided so RSVPs are required. Click here to go to the New Hope website..

CJ Chenier Concert February 4, 7:00 pm, Camden Opera House

CJ Chenier, world-renowned Zydeco musician, will be at the Camden Opera House on February 4 as part of Camden's Winterfest celebration. Click here to go to the Camden Opera House website..

“Fairies in the Snow” Tea Party
February 6, 1:00 pm

Saturday, February 6, is “Take Your Child to the Library Day”! To join the celebration, the Library will host “Fairies in the Snow!” with author Liza Gardner Walsh and illustrator Hazel Mitchell. Kids can join in fairy attire for a special afternoon of reading, crafts, and activities. The author and illustrator will have books available for sale and signing. There will be light refreshments. It's also part of Camden's Winterfest Week!.

Dragon Farm Salon Hosts Allison McKellar February 7, 2:00 pm

Dragon Farm Salons offers workshops, seminars, lectures, and other educational programs on current topics that empower women and men to reach outside of their individual lives and build strong, sustainable, and peaceful local communities. Allison McKellar will speak on “A Passion for Human Rights” at the Camden Public Library on Sunday, February 7, at 2:00 pm. All are welcome. Click here for more information..

“Cannabis as a Medication” February 8, 12:00 noon

The Destination Wellness Brown Bag Lunch Series on Monday, February 8, will feature Dr. Lauren Ball, who will talk about the use of cannabis as a medication. Despite the growing scientific support, controversies still exist regarding the use of marijuana as a medicine. Dr. Ball will briefly review the history of medical cannabis and then discuss how the active compounds in cannabis work in the body and why it is effective in relieving a variety of symptoms associated with different types of diseases. Click here for more information..

“Botanical Illustration” February 9, 10:00 am

The Camden Garden Club will again host its popular “Winter Horticulture Series” at the Camden Public Library. The next presentation in the series will be “Botanical Illustration” with Linda Heppes Funk, renowned botanical illustrator, who will present a brief history of the art, and her work in the field, on Tuesday, February 9, at 10:00 am. Click here for more information..

Leer y charlar February 9, 1:00 pm

Read and chat – entirely in Spanish! This Spanish language reading and conversation group will continue on second and fourth Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Click here for more information..

Tuesday Book Club February 9, 1:00 pm

The Tuesday Book Club meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm. All are welcome, please call Nina at 470-7473 for more information. The book for this session is The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Click here for more information..

“Thinking on Thinking” February 9, 4:00 pm

As part of its ongoing monthly reading and discussion program, the Camden Philosophical Society will host a discussion of Hannah Arendt’s Life of the Mind. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 4:00-6:00 pm,  in the Picker Room. All who enjoy a good discussion are welcome. Click here for more information..

International Aid Work in the Congo February 9, 7:00 pm

The Camden Conference will host a presentation on “International Aid Work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: local perspectives and unintended consequences” with Camden resident, Marisa Lloyd on Tuesday, February 9, at 7:00 pm. Lloyd has worked with various NGOs and UN agencies in Congolese refugee camps and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since 2007. Marisa is currently the U.S. Representative and International Coordinator for H.O.P.E. Congo, a Congolese organization focused on post-conflict recovery and development in southeastern DRC. Click here for more information..

Community “Pitch” Night, February 11, 7:00 pm

Come discover what creative and community-minded projects your neighbors have been dreaming of. A panel of creative entrepreneurs will share their stories of risk-taking and success, giving feedback to others who are forming their plans, on Thursday evening February 11, at 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. The event is hosted by New Ventures Maine (formerly Maine Centers for Women, Work, & Community) as part of their ongoing educational series on career building and education. Click here for more information..

The French and Indian Wars in Maine February 14, 2:00 pm

For eight decades, an epic power struggle raged across the Maine frontier. Between 1675 and 1759, England, France, and Native Americans clashed in a series of six wars to defend territorial claims and the ability to call Maine home. Though the showdown between France and Great Britain was international in scale, the decidedly local conflicts in Maine pitted European settlers against the region’s native inhabitants.The Camden-Rockport Historical Society will host author Mike Dekker at their Winter Speaker Series at the Camden Public Library on Sunday afternoon, February 14, at 2:00 pm. Click here for more information..

CLOSED February 15

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 15, for Presidents’ Day.

“Designing a Garden of Use and Delight” February 16, 10:00 am

The Camden Garden Club's next presentation in its popular “Winter Horticulture Series” will be “Designing a Garden of Use and Delight” with Anne E. Perkins, professional culinary herb grower, who will describe how vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers can be combined in a garden that satisfies the senses and the appetite, 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 16. Click here for more information..

Tech Tuesday Covers “TV Online” February 16, 3:00 pm

Tech Tuesday will cover “Watching TV Online: Streaming and subscriptions,led by staff wizard Olga Zimmerman, on February 16 at 3:00 pm. We’ll go over free and paid services for watching broadcast channels and cable channels as well as streaming providers like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, and services like Apple TV,” she says..

Songwriters Session February 16, 6:00 pm

Songwriters will meet monthly through the winter in preparation for performing their new works at the Library Coffeehouse in June. We will follow the same format as last year, meeting 6:00-8:00 pm on Third Tuesdays in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room at the Camden Public Library; the next session is Tuesday, February 16, drop-ins are welcome. Troubadours John Nicholas and David Dodson have again offered to lead the sessions. Click here for more information..

“BLM’s Wild Lands of Utah” February 16, 7:00 pm

Photographer John Steele will give a slide talk on BLM’s Wild Lands of Utah on Tuesday, February 16, at 7:00 pm. Passionately pursuing the perfect image for 15 years, John Steele has explored Southeast Asia, Sumatra, and North America, photographing people, wildlife, and the areas they inhabit. “What I have discovered in my travels,” he says, “is that there are no internal differences among any of us. We all want happiness for our friends, our families, and ourselves. Click here for more information..

“Fairies and Gnomes Vacation Camp” February 17, 18, 19

Join Miss Amy and Miss Katie for three days of woodland fun during school vacation week, February 17, 18, and 19, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, for school-age children. I hope to see lots of my elementary library friends during vacation! says Amy. Call to sign up, space is limited: 236-3440. Click here for more information..

“Animal Tracking on Vinalhaven” February 18, 7:00 pm

The Midcoast Audubon Society’s monthly speaker series will feature a slide show on “Owls are easy, otters are easier: year round animal tracking on Vinalhaven” with naturalist Kirk Gentalen. The talk is on Thursday evening, February 18, at 7:00 pm, all are welcome. For the last eleven years Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) steward/naturalist Kirk Gentalen has been learning about Vinalhaven Island’s robust owl and river otter populations. Through tracking, photography, and just plain old observing Kirk has been documenting (part of) the owl and otter story on Vinalhaven Island and is looking forward to sharing stories and slides of his findings. Click here for more information..

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