May 26 through June 14
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Gutter Replacement Nears Completion

Horch Roofing and The Heritage Company are wrapping up their work on the back of the library, replacing the gutters to ameliorate a leakage problem. In the coming month they will replace the gutters and snow guards on the front of the library to complete the job. Horch Roofing has donated a substantial portion of their fee to the Library, which makes the project look even better! Thank you, Horch Roofing! Thanks also to the King Foundation for their support of the project!.

HAV Donates Disk-Cleaner

Upon closing the store, HAV II has donated their disk-cleaning equipment to the library. Thank you, Caroline and Wayne Morong! The professional-quality disk cleaner will enable the library to extend the life of our CD and DVD collections and offer superior playback from the disks..

Film “The Simulation Hypothesis” May 26,
7:00 pm

The Camden Philosophical Society will continue its 2016 Film, Lecture, and Discussion Series with “The Simulation Hypothesis,” by Kent Forbes, on Thursday, May 26, at 7:00 pm. Are we living in a virtual reality? Is the universe emerging from an information processing system? And, if so, could we ever tell? Is it possible to ‘hack’ the system and change reality? This event is free and open to the public; there will be a discussion following the film..

Simply Books! May 28, 2:00 pm

Simply Books! is the library’s 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 and share it with the group. Simply Books! meetings are on the fourth Saturday of the month. Click here for more information..

Hypnotism Demonstration with Nat Lawson May 29, 2:00 pm

Nat Lawson will perform a demonstration of hypnotism on Sunday, May 29, at 2:00 pm in the Picker Room. All are welcome. Lawson, who is a senior at Camden Hills Regional High School, has been giving professional-quality presentations on “mentalism” for several years, and is expanding his expertise into hypnotism. He will make a short presentation about what hypnosis is and then give a demonstration. Click here for more information..

Closed Memorial Day

The library will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

“Solar Options” May 31, 7:00 pm

The Camden Energy Committee will host a presentation on “Two Energy Options: Solar and Efficiency” at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, May 31, at 7:00 pm. The Energy Committee has invited representatives from Sundog Solar, Evergreen Home Performance, and ReVision Energy to present the technical and economic factors involved in improving building efficiency and generating solar power. The talk is very timely, considering the recent veto of the solar legislation by the governor. The veto means that Maine’s solar options remain unchanged only in the near term. The panel will cover in general the two broad paths that individuals, businesses, and non-profits can take to self-sufficiency: building solar capability or increased building performance and efficiencyClick here for more information..

Library Coffeehouse June 2, 7:00 pm

The annual Songwriter's Coffeehouse will be on Thursday, June 2, at 7:00 pm. The Camden Public Library maintains a year-round tradition of live music, usually folk and acoustic, on the first Thursday of the month, at the Library Coffeehouse. The songwriters will be led by veteran troubadours David Dodson and John Nicholas; admission is only $5. Click here for more information..

Indoor Booksale June 4 & 5

The Camden Public Library has tons of freshly donated books to offer at the annual June Book Sale on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5 in the Picker Room. Come browse for treasures and pleasures in our excellent collection of hardcovers, paperbacks, and DVDs. Saturday hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday hours are 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Click here for more information..

“Smartphone Photo Management”
June 5, 2:00 pm

Cyber Sundays is a series of weekly technology classes, held most Sundays at 2:00 pm. The topic for Sunday, June 5, will be Smartphone Photo Management. All classes are free, but please call the library to sign up in advance at 236-3440. iPads and laptops are available to borrow at the Camden Public Library. Click here for more information..

Protecting the Megunticook Watershed June 7, 7:00 pm

Paul Leeper, Executive Director of the Megunticook Watershed Association (MWA), will present an illustrated talk on “Protecting the Megunticook Watershed” on the LakeSmart and Watershed Stewards Programs on Tuesday evening, June 7, at 7:00 pm. The LakeSmart program offers free opportunities for homeowners to learn how to manage their home and yard to protect the water quality of their lake or pond. The Watershed Stewards Program educates area students on the problems our water resources are facing and trains them in methods to combat these threats. Click here for more information..

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. iPads and laptops are often available to borrow at the Camden Public Library -- please inquire ahead of time if you’d like to check out an iPad for 2 weeks or borrow a laptop for use within the library for 2 hours. 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 at the Camden Public Library. 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..

Discussion Session Continues June 14, 4:00 pm

The Reading Group of the Camden Philosophical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 4:00 pm. All who enjoy a good discussion are welcome. Topic to be announced shortly. Click here for more information.

Paul Doiron to Launch Newest Book June 14, 7:00 pm

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 talk about his writing and the crime series, 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 14. Sherman’s Books will have books on hand for purchase and signing at the launch. 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. To make your donation, click here to make a gift online now. Thank you! .

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