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January 2018

Climate Change, Heating Costs, and Maine, with Paul Kando

Monday, January 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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If we thought that climate change meant gradual warming of all locations across the planet, we've just been treated to a rude awakening: The eastern half of the United States just went through a severe and long-lasting cold spell, during which Florida registered temperatures colder than Alaska. Winter storm Grayson added its own punch as it traveled up just off the coast, much like a late-summer hurricane, dumping, instead of drenching rain, more than a foot of snow on the…

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Leer y charlar

Tuesday, January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 1:00 pm
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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.) and decide how to proceed. Bring ideas for future recommendations.   FMI contact Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com. ¡Hasta pronto!

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Forests, Farms and the Sea: Midcoast Maine’s Mountains 19th century to the Present

Tuesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Lloyd Irland and Ken Lausten begin the Coastal Mountains Land Trust winter lecture series.  Irland and Lausten will discuss overall longterm high points on the history, and Laustsen will review recent changes in the area's forests.  Coastal Mountains Land Trust was founded in 1986, originally under the name “Camden-Rockport Land Trust,” by a small group of local citizens intent upon the preservation of Beech Hill in Rockport, a 572-acre property featuring critical scenic and ecological values--rolling blueberry barrens, forests, a…

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To Sail Beyond the Sunset: Outward Bound on Hurricane Island with Susan St. John

Wednesday, January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Susan St. John's new book, To Sail Beyond the Sunset is a collection of over 400 color photographs and 100 voices from the field. St. John will bring a slide show of images, and tell the stories and history of Outward Bound on Hurricane Island. "In 1963, Josh Miner told me that the Outward Bound Foundation was interested in starting a school on the East Coast, preferably a sea school, and asked whether I would be interested in taking it on.…

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Songwriter Sessions Continue!

Thursday, January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

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Come find a supportive group for your songwriting. All levels of songwriting are welcome. Find us in the second floor meeting room. Call Ken Gross for more information at the Library, 236-3440. “We are looking forward to a good time, sharing our writing and music,” said Gross. “We are also hoping for some cross-pollination, and getting some harmony and instrumental support for each other. In the past we have had all kinds of styles from traditional to singer-songwriter to rockabilly,…

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Sculpey Jewelry

Thursday, January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Create beautiful jewelry from Sculpey clay! Sculpey is very easy to manipulate and can be turned into everything from basic round beads to complicated patterned pieces. All supplies and instructions will be provided. Pieces will need to be baked at home - instructions for this step and a small tray to carry them home will also be provided. Part of Jumpstart January 2018 - Why Should Kids Have All The Fun? $10 materials fee, please call 236-3440 to sign up…

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Grown Up Story Hour

Friday, January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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We never outgrow listening to a good story read aloud. Join us every Friday afternoon at 11:00 am in the comfortable seating by the Teen Section. Librarians and community members take turns reading each week. Readings last 30 - 60 minutes. If you are interested in being a reader, please contact Cayla at cmiller@librarycamden.org.    

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Peyton Place – Restored Edition Screening

Saturday, January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Shot on location in Camden and other sites in midcoast Maine in 1957, and now brought back to vibrant life in this spectacular restoration for its 60th anniversary, Peyton Place will be screened at the Camden Public Library on Saturday, January 27, at 12:00 noon. The screening will be free. Peyton Place was nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography; plus five Best Acting or Supporting Acting nominations. The screening will be part…

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Simply Books! Book Group

Saturday, January 27 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Saturday, June 23, 2018

One event on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 2:00pm

Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Simply Books! is the library’s book group for adults, 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 (the ones we’re loving and want to talk about!), and share it with the group.   If you’d like to learn more, please email Marie Stickney at mstickney@librarycamden.org. Or visit the Readers Corner Blog at cplreaderscorner.wordpress.com, and click on the “Simply Books!” page.…

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Ice Carving Demonstration

Sunday, January 28 @ 1:00 pm
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Tim Pierce, master chef of the Samoset Resort is also a champion ice carver! He will be leading new carvers in a demonstration of his skills to warm them up for the big Community Ice Carving event on February 3. Spectators welcome at the Camden Public Library Children's Garden at 1:00 pm on Sunday, January 28. This event will be a prelude to the Camden’s Winterfest 2018, which kicks off on the following weekend on Saturday, February 3th. Camden's Winterfest gives…

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