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May 2019

Maine’s Tree City Celebration

Monday, May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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On Monday, May 20, 1 p.m., rain or shine, Camden will hold its 25th annual Arbor Day observance at the historic Camden Amphitheater on Atlantic Avenue behind the Camden Public Library. This year, the Camden Public Library will also host Maine’s Tree City Celebration. The Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry’s Maine Forest Service, will present the 2019 Frank Knight Excellence in Community Forestry Award. Attendees will be invited to help plant a tree in the Amphitheatre in honor of…

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Philosophical Society

Tuesday, May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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In its next session on Tuesday, May 21, the Camden Philosophical Society will build on its recent exploration of the writings of three French philosophers, who used the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead as a base to explore social and political issues, by reading Belgian philosopher of science Isabelle Stengers. As author of the book Thinking with Whitehead and an ardent campaigner for action on climate change, Stengers provides a path for the group to explore even more closely how Whitehead’s…

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Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World

Tuesday, May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World A Conversation with FREDERICK D. BARTON, facilitated by Matt Storin Bosnia, Rwanda, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria - a quarter-century of stumbles in America’s pursuit of a more peaceful and just world. American military interventions have cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, yet we rarely manage to enact positive and sustainable change. In Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World, ambassador and global conflict leader Rick Barton…

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My Money Works

Wednesday, May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Starting Wednesday, May 1, New Ventures Maine in partnership with the Camden Public Library will offer My Money Works, a free four-week class to help you gain the skills and confidence to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce your debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals. The class will be held at the Camden Public Library, Main St. in Camden, on Wednesdays from 12-3 PM, meeting for four sessions from May 1- 22.…

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Creative Art Journaling for Adults

Thursday, May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 30, 2019

Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Join Miss Amy for different prompts every week. Supplies provided, bring your own journal!

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Maine Burning: The Ku Klux Klan Invasion

Thursday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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The Ku Klux Klan’s brief but powerful impact on Maine in the 1920s is buried in the far reaches of the state’s history and rarely taught in the classrooms. Mark Alan Leslie, who tells that gripping story in his novel, The Crossing, will give a PowerPoint presentation at 7 p.m., May 23, at Camden Public Library on “Maine Burning: The Ku Klux Klan Invasion.” “As improbable as it sounds,” Leslie says, “in the 1920s the KKK targeted Maine and reached…

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Grown Up Story Hour

Friday, May 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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Camden Chess Club

Friday, May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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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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Simply Books! Book Group

Saturday, May 25 @ 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, September 21, 2019

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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2019 Mid-Coast Maine BestLit Review Writing Workshops

Sunday, May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, July 28, 2019

Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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2019 Mid-Coast Maine BestLit Review Writing Workshops Every Sunday 2-4 Literary Event Organizer and Promoter Eva Morris hosts weekly workshops for authors to work on their short story/essay/ play or script excerpt, from construction to self-editing to presentation, throughout the course of the summer. This year there will be a modest fee for authors to be videotaped for their own evaluation and improvement, photographed for a good headshot, and one class will be dedicated to establishing authors online. This is…

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