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August 2018

Camden Chess Club

Friday, August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, September 28, 2018

Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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This program offers something to all chess players. Whether a total beginner or a more experienced player, everyone can get something out of this class. A variety of resources will be used to improve chess knowledge, including books, chess studies, and videos. The most important thing about this class is that it offers real experience, attendees can learn about chess ideas and test them out on the board. The club will provide a community where the game of chess might…

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13th Annual Children’s Book Fair By the Sea

Saturday, August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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The Camden Public Library, in collaboration with Sherman's Books, is pleased to be hosting this event on Saturday, August 18th from 1-4 pm.  This celebratory event for children, families and lovers of children's books will feature area authors and illustrators.  Readings and presentations of their work will take place in the library rotunda every 20 minutes throughout the program.  The book fair will be held in the Jean Picker Room, with opportunities to meet authors and illustrators, and to purchase…

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Quantum Concert

Sunday, August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join Quantum on August 19th at 1:00 pm at the Camden Library Amphitheatre for an afternoon of electronic sounds. Quantum with Jason Dean on vocals, drum machines, and keys. Michael Whitehead on bass and pedals. Together they weave an electronic tapestry of groove.

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Monday Night Movie Series – The Boxtrolls

Monday, August 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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PG 2014 ‧ Fantasy/Adventure ‧ 1h 40m Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic dinner, or some popcorn. Movies are free. We're going for a lighthearted monster theme this year! In the event of rain, the movie will be postponed or canceled. No smoking or alcohol allowed.  Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), an orphan, lives with the Boxtrolls -- a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who inhabit a cavern beneath the city of Cheesebridge. When villainous Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) hatches…

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Philosophical Society

Tuesday, August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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The next session of the Camden Philosophical Society reading and discussion group -- on Tuesday, August 21 -- will focus on issues concerning rhetoric and political persuasion. The discussions are from 4-6 pm in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. All are welcome.  The session will be led by Herbert W. Simons, Emeritus Professor of Communication, Temple University, Philadelphia. Prof. Simons proposes to focus on two readings (attached). The first of these, Preface, provides a way into rhetoric, neo-sophistic, and the history of…

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YA Book Lovers Group

Tuesday, August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Open to all readers who love young adult books!  This monthly book group is for both teens and adults, so don't be shy. This month we will be reading Naomi Novik's novel, Uprooted.  This book is actually adult fiction but read by teens and adults alike. “Uprooted has leapt forward to claim the title of Best Book I’ve Read Yet This Year. . . . Moving, heartbreaking, and thoroughly satisfying, Uprooted is the fantasy novel I feel I’ve been waiting a lifetime for.…

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T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets Recited from Memory by Figures of Speech Theatre

Tuesday, August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Touring Productions: Four Quartets Photo © Barry Dodd John Farrell, principal in Maine’s groundbreaking Figures of Speech Theatre, recites from memory Four Quartets, a suite of poems often considered T.S. Eliot’s greatest, in the Camden Public Library's Amphitheatre on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:00 pm. The performance, which is part of Figures of Speech Theatre’s 2018 Maine LibraryTour, is free and open to all. An informal conversation with John Farrell will follow. For more information, please call 236-3440. First undertaken in…

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Maine Medical Reserve Corps Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. The Maine Medical Reserve Corps (ME-MRC) is seeking new members in order to increase its positive impact across Maine. ME-MRC plays a critical role in helping to support Maine’s public health infrastructure during emergencies and disasters. We also provide education on and promote awareness of various public health topics year-round. Learn how you can help – medical training…

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Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers Amphitheatre Concert

Thursday, August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Join the Camden Public Library in welcoming Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers to Summer Movies and Music series. The Summer Movies and Music Series is made possible with the generous support of Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inns, and Camden Law.  The performance is free and open to all. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, picnic dinner, and your dancing feet! Please, no smoking or alcohol.  Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers are a 6-piece, swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music…

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Grown Up Story Hour

Friday, August 24 @ 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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