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August 2018

If Not Now, When? Two-Day Writing Workshop with Teresa Piccari

Wednesday, August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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If Not Now, When? You know that story you have been meaning to write? It’s not gonna write itself! Seize the day - well 2 days to be exact! A progressive, 2-day mini-workshop where you will get your idea and basic structure on paper, and receive guidance on how to flesh out the story over the next 48 hours. You will return with a rough draft that will be shared and acknowledged by the group, with insight for further development.…

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Daymark Irish Trio

Thursday, August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, border pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar. Hear their sound here. Each member of the trio had carved their individual musical pathways and style from diligent listening and study,…

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Grown Up Story Hour

Friday, August 17 @ 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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Trombone Ensemble “Gazebones” Returns to Camden Amphitheatre

Friday, August 17 @ 1:30 pm
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A nine-member trombone ensemble from Massachusetts, the Gazebones, will play an informal recital in the Amphitheatre on Friday afternoon, August 17, at 1:30 PM. Named for the venue of their first performance twenty-three years ago, the Gazebones meet weekly to play trombone ensemble music and transcriptions. Performances include unique renditions of popular songs and jazz favorites, marches, and rags, and a wide variety of transcriptions of orchestral, choral, band, and early music selections. Among the transcriptions are Haydn's Achieved is…

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Walking Tour of Camden

Friday, August 17 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, September 14, 2018

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Dave Jackson and Amy Rollins lead an educational and entertaining tour of downtown Camden each Friday from June 29 to September 14. Tours run approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Reservations are recommended. Please call the library at 236-3440 to reserve a spot. Tours are free, though donations are appreciated. Meet at the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the library, in the Children's Garden.

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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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