February 18 through March 6
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“Animal Tracking on Vinalhaven” February 18, 7:00 pm

The Midcoast Audubon Society hosts a slide show on “Owls are easy, otters are easier: year-round animal tracking on Vinalhaven” with naturalist Kirk Gentalen, on Thursday evening, February 18, at 7:00 pm. 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 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..

Great Courses Donated

The Library has recently cataloged and added to our collection a number of Great Courses DVDs, as well as numerous audio CDs and music CDs, donated by Barbara Moss. The list of titles can be looked up by using the keyword “Great Courses” and specifying the Camden Public Library collection. Thank you all for your continuing generous donations, we appreciate your support. We always browse donated books and DVDs before putting them in the book sale, in case we find some treasures we can add to the collection and offer back to the public!.

“Creating an Eighteenth Century Garden in Midcoast Maine” February 23, 10:00 am

The next presentation in the popular Winter Horticulture Series of the Camden Garden Club will be “Creating an Eighteenth Century Garden in Midcoast Maine” with Carol Moon Cardon. Cardon is a trained art historian with a passion for gardens of 18th Century America, who will share how her studies have influenced the plans for the General Henry Knox Museum colonial garden project, on Tuesday, February 23, at 10:00 am. Click here for more information..

Leer y charlar February 23, 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..

Tech Tuesday “TV Online” Rescheduled to February 23,  3:00 pm

The Tech Tuesday session on “TV Online” was RESCHEDULED to February 23, at 3:00 pm. In Watching TV Online: Streaming and Subscriptions, 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. Click here for more information..

“Visiting Cuba On Your Own” February 23, 7:00 pm

Camden photographer Jacob Gerritsen will show images of his recent trips to Havana at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday evening, February 23, at 7:00 pm. The slide talk will be accompanied by a discussion of what it’s like to visit Cuba and how to go about getting there. “It’s a popular misconception that it’s difficult to get permission,” said Gerritsen. “One of the reasons I want to do the talk is to let people know you can go on your own.” Click here for more information..

Reception for Photographer Cindy Beams February 25, 6:00 pm

To accompany the Camden Conference theme, “The New Africa,” Cindy Beams will exhibit color and B&W images of East Africans in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library throughout the month of February. There will be a reception for the photographer and a chance to talk with her about her work on Thursday evening, February 25, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Beams is a documentary and fine art photographer who has spent much of the last ten years working with education-related NGOs in the developing world. These images are drawn from her long-term involvement with Orkeeswa Secondary School in northern Tanzania. Click here for more information..

Simply Books! February 27, 2:00 pm

Simply Books! is a book group designed for book lovers. There’s no set reading list, we don’t all read the same book, and it’s very informal. We simply bring along whatever book we’re currently reading (usually the ones we’re loving and want to talk about!), and share it with the group. Simply Books! meetings are on the fourth Saturday of the month. Click here for more information..

Maine Bead Society Monthly Meeting February 28

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, February 28, 1:15 to 4:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please email Sheila Davenport at spdavenp@gmail.com..

“Botanical Illustration” Rescheduled for
March 1, 10:00 am

Due to a snowstorm, the Camden Garden Club horticulture presentation scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, was postponed to Tuesday, March 1, at 10:00 am. Linda Heppes Funk, renowned botanical illustrator, will give a brief history of the art of botanical illustration and her work in the field..

Eliza Squibb and “Story Cloth” in Mali March 1, 7:00 pm

Camden native Eliza Squibb will present a talk on the novel efforts of the GAIA Vaccine Foundation to use clothing and cloth designs to tell stories about health in the West African nation of Mali. The talk will be at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday evening, March 1, at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information..

Stroke Support Group March 2, 10:00 am

The next regularly-scheduled Midcoast Stroke Support Group meeting will be on Wednesday, March 2, at 10:00 am. Meetings will continue on first Wednesdays..

Oshima Brothers at Library Coffeehouse March 3, 7:00 pm

The Oshima Brothers, Jamie and Sean, bring their youthful high energy, songwriting, and harmonies to Camden for a one-of-a-kind evening. They will be featured at the Camden Library Coffeehouse on Thursday, March 3, at 7:00 pm. These boys have been creating music together their whole lives, and it shows when you hear them sing. Acoustic music to soothe the soul and lively beats & lyrics are just a bit of what they have in store for you. Come hear them at the Camden Library! Admission is only $7. Click here for more information..

Book Sale March 5 and 6

It is time to stock up with more books to get you through the rest of the winter -- whether you read by the fireplace or snuggled in bed! You can find your books at the March 5 and 6 book sale at the Camden Public Library. The sale will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday. Click here for more information..

Stock the Stacks!

You can help us keep the latest and most popular books available for readers of all ages. 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. To make your donation, click here to make a gift online now. Thank you!.