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August 2019

Tuesday Book Club

Tuesday, August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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The book for this month is We Took to the Woods (NF) by Louise Dickinson Rich - In her early thirties, Louise Dickinson Rich took to the woods of Maine with her husband. They found their livelihood and raised a family in the remote backcountry settlement of Middle Dam, in the Rangeley area. Rich made time after morning chores to write about their lives. We Took to the Woods is an adventure story, written with humor, but it also portrays…

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Summer Concert Series: Blue Fuse

Tuesday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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CONCERT WILL BE IN THE READING ROOM (moved from the Amphitheatre due to inclement weather). Blue Fuse plays contemporary and classic Gypsy Swing. Based in Portland, Maine, Blue Fuse is steeped in Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club Jazz of Paris in the 30s and 40s. The sounds are familiar and accessible; you have heard the tunes before but did not know that it was called Gypsy Jazz. Blue Fuse plays the classics of the genre and contemporary adaptations adding…

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Midcoast Brass Quintet

Thursday, August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Members of the ensemble are Peter Stuart (Waldoborro - Trumpet), Bruce Cole, (Camden/Rockport - Trumpet), Carolyn Kanicki (Rockland - Horn), Megan Kennedy (Rockland - Trombone), Doug Kennedy (Rockland - Tuba). Dustin Hamalainen (Camden - Trumpet substitute), Janet Chesebrough Clarey Deschenes (South Thomaston - Horn substitute).  The repertoire ranges from Classical brass quintet to Modern Classical, Pop, Jazz, and a little Rock. The mission of Midcoast Brass Quintet is to perform for our fans quality brass quintet music while enjoying the…

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Yoga in the Amphitheatre

Friday, August 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until Saturday, September 28, 2019

Camden, United States + Google Map

Come enjoy breathtaking views of the Camden Inner Harbor while communing with the large oaks and the sister breezes. Revel in the sky above and the Earth beneath your feet while practicing a simultaneously deeply grounded and uplifting sequence of Yoga poses all linked with the breath. Donations accepted with a portion of the proceeds donated to Camden Public Library.

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Grown Up Story Hour

Friday, August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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 volunteer reader, please contact Julia at jpierce@librarycamden.org.    

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Camden Chess Club

Friday, August 16 @ 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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Walking Tour

Friday, August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, September 13, 2019

Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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The Camden Area Business Group and the Camden Public Library are pleased to collaborate once again in offering a walking tour of downtown Camden on Friday afternoons at 4:00 pm, starting June 28 and running through September 13. This entertaining and educational walking tour features a handful of historic sites in downtown Camden, including the Camden Public Library grounds and Amphitheatre, which were designated a National Historic Landmark in 2013. Learn about the people, places, and industries that continue to make Camden…

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14th Annual Children’s Book-Fair-By-The-Sea

Saturday, August 17 @ 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 conjunction with Sherman's Books, is pleased to be hosting this event on Saturday, August 17th, 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…

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Quantum Electronica Concert in the Amphitheatre

Sunday, August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Join Quantum on Saturday, August 18, at 2:00 pm in the Camden Library Amphitheatre for an electronic tapestry of groove. Quantum Electronica includes Jason Dean on vocals, drum machines, and keys; Michael Whitehead is on bass and pedals. They descibe their sound as "an eclectic electronic music style blending dance music with film score and a Jazz flair." This theatrical duo has produced three albums and have been touring both in Maine and out of state for the past five…

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Monday Night Movies – To Catch a Thief

Monday, August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs and join us in the Amphitheatre at dusk where we will show the classic romantic thriller To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on the novel by David Dodge. A retired jewel thief will be arrested unless he can trap the copycat burglar who has taken up serial-stealing on the French Riviera. Rated PG. 1hr, 46 min. 1955. Starring: Cary Grant and Grace Kelly

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