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March 2017

Out Like a Lion: Music and Community

March 30 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Out Like a Lion Camden resident Mary Kate Small will lead a late afternoon/early evening of discussion, music and other activities in the Camden Public Library Picker Room this Thursday, March 30th beginning at 4 PM. Come and go as you please. Bring your ideas for rescuing the planet and its people most in need and/or a heart that needs uplifting. We’ll see what we can do. Instruments, poetry, prayers and people of all ages will be welcomed into the…

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Grown Up Storytime

March 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us on Friday afternoons from 1:30 – 2:00 to hear stories read by our fabulous team of librarians and occasional community members. If you are interested in reading, please contact Cayla at cmiller@librarycamden.org. Friday, March 3, Diane will read  “A Jonquil for Mary Penn” from Fidelity: Five Stories by Wendell Berry. Friday, March 10, Amy will read from “On the Day That I Died”, by Candace Fleming. Friday, March 17, Ken will read. Friday, March 24, Diane will read…

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April 2017

Cyber Sunday – Evaluating Truth in Online News

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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As always, at 2pm in the Picker Room.   As part of the Cyber Sunday Technology Series we will take a look at evaluating truth in online news. Fake headlines are everywhere these days. We’ll talk about how to identify misleading or false information and determine truth in news. Additionally, we’ll look at how to verify and evaluate sources. You can be the end to a cycle of easily propagated false information!

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Spring Concert April 2

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Camden’s vaunted and venerable Quasimodal Chorus will return to the Camden Public Library for a spring performance on Sunday afternoon, April 2, at 2:00 pm, in the Reading Room. The Quasimodal Chorus will be joined in the performance by The January Men and Then Some and The Mill Street Irregulars. The music will range from challenging Balkan pieces in 7/8 time such as “I Dumaj, Zlato” to  long-time favorites such as James Taylor’s “Lonesome Road.” The various choruses are made…

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Estate Planning Workshop

April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Estate Planning Workshop with Jesse Bilfulco at the Camden Public Library. Learn the basics of preparing your will and other important steps to protecting your assets.

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Career Planning with New Ventures Maine

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Prepare for your next career with a plan that’s right for you. In this class you will review your skills, interests, and experiences and relate them to occupations, identify educational opportunities, research the local job market, and develop a step-by-step plan to achieve your goals. Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, or considering a career change, this class will help you achieve career success. Graduates of Career Planning are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship,…

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Camden Philosophical Society

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Camden Philosophical Society will be examining the writings and positions of English moral philosopher Bernard Williams (1929-2003) at its next gathering, on Tuesday, Apr. 4, as an expansion of its recent exploration of morality, virtue and ethics. This discussion will take place from 4-6 pm in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. All are welcome. As a recognized and influential leader of philosophical ethics in the latter part of the 20th Century, Williams disputed past moral theories…

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“A Way of Life: The Fishing Families of Stonington” Photographs by Jeff Dworsky

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Opening reception and talk by the artist. Dworsky’s photographs will be on display in the Picker Room gallery for the month of April as part of Maritime Month 2017. Maritime Month is made possible by Allen Insurance and Financial. Jeff Dworsky moved to Maine in 1971, still a teenager. He lived briefly on an island in Muscongus Bay before settling in Stonington. He was already a photographer—intermittently so, but it had become part of his way of interpreting the world…

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Midcoast Stroke Support Group

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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The next Midcoast Stroke Support Group 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…

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Coastal Senior College: Hollywood as Idealogy

April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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We tend to perceive the movies as providing entertainment and escapism. Hence we suspend disbelief when entering the theater, where visual imagery and music mesh with our “common sense” ways of understanding life. This process is ideological: For instance, in the 1930’s MGM offered superbly dressed aristocrats fussing about debutantes and dinner parties, whereas Warner Brothers favored gritty dramas about everyday folks facing the Great Depression. The range of Hollywood’s ideology is narrow: Just as with the Cold War’s “communist…

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