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GROWN UP STORY HOUR – SPECIAL GUEST READER: NEAL PARKER

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 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 volunteer reader, please contact Julia at jpierce@librarycamden.org.

On Friday, February 21, the Camden Public Library welcomes author Neal Parker to read from his book, The Butcher’s Pig.

“From his humble beginnings in the English countryside and with the sure sentence of death upon him, Horatio Mudd escapes to America. There he begins life anew and discovers unimaginable hardships and a society unable to accept his porcine heritage.” 

Neal Evan Parker was born in Brooklyn in 1956. As a teenager, while sailing the waters of New England, he became devoted to traditional sailing vessels. By the age of 20 he was a licensed captain and in the years that followed, Parker skippered over a dozen large schooners and historic craft. Despite struggling with dyslexia and constantly failing English in school, writing has been a lifelong passion.

In April 2005, Capt. Neal Parker traded his beloved schooner Wendameen for more time with his fast growing daughter. It was a more than equitable deal. Since that time Parker has devoted himself to sailing, writing and, of course, enjoying life as a full-time father.

Busy Summer with our Children’s Programs

 

 

Library Book Groups for Children, Teens and YA book-loving adults!

Our monthly book groups are a fun way to talk about books we love, discover new authors, and share ideas.  Our Maine Student Book Award Club is for students in grades 4-8.  We have a list at the library, or you can check out the list at http://msba.umeedu.maine.edu/  for the latest books for suggestion.  Our monthly meetings usually include a potluck and a lot of laughs.

Our YA Book-Lovers Club meets on a Tuesday once a month from 4 to 5.  You don’t have to be a teen to like YA books, and we encourage anyone to attend.  Our group choice changes monthly, so be sure to check out our events calendar or stop by the library to request the latest pick!

   

DONATE CRAFT SUPPLIES and help replenish our craft closet!

We are seeking your help to Stock the Stacks! The Stock the Stacks fund is an essential part of our operating budget, and it goes directly into purchasing new books. We always strive to keep the library shelves current and vibrant — and we can’t do it without you! Visit https://www.librarycamden.org/stockthestacks to donate – and thank you!

 

Braille and Talking Book Library

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The National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable. (more…)

Finding Your House’s History

This is a picture taken from Mt. Battie around 1880 looking toward Rockport harbor. View of Camden from Mt. Battie looking southwest toward Rockport in 1891.

Do you live in Rockport and want to know more about your historic home?

National Register of Historic Places nominations (1975) -Rockport