August happenings at Camden Public Library

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 1:15pm

CAMDEN — The amphitheater at Camden Public Library will be seeing a lot of use in the month of August. Outside yoga, dance, movies, and music will entertain outside, while lectures and art will remain indoors.  

Thursday, August 1, 4 p.m.

What Seabirds Tell Us About the Health of the Gulf of Maine at the Camden Public Library. Dr. Jennifer Seavey presents research on terns, an endangered seabird species, and the Gulf of Maine. This talk is presented by the Camden Classics Cup and the Camden Conservation Commission.

 

Saturday, August 3, 8:30 a.m.

Yoga in the Amphitheatre at the Camden Public Library. Practice yoga outdoors overlooking the harbor. Donations accepted with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Camden Public Library.

 

Sunday, August 4, 2 p.m.

Gallery Opening Reception for Sally Loughridge in the Jean Picker Room of the Camden Public Library.

 

Monday, August 5, 5:15 p.m.

Atlantic Ballet Company Performance of "A Whole New World: Jasmine and Aladdin" in the Amphitheatre at the Camden Public LibraryPlease check librarycamden.org/events for details.

 

Friday, August 9, 1:30 p.m.

Gazebones Concert in the Amphitheatre at the Camden Public Library. Trombone ensemble offers afternoon concert of favorites. Bring a picnic!

 

Friday, August 9, 7 p.m.

Push Farther Project Concert in the Amphitheatre at the Camden Public Library. Cello, percussion, and acoustic guitar accompany a trio of voices, as bandmates recount stories through song. Folk, blues, and classical influences meld to create musical portraits that are exciting, poignant, rhythmic, and thought-provoking.

 

Sunday, August 11, 1 p.m.

American Travelling Morrice Dancers in the Amphitheatre at the Camden Public Library. Morris dancing is an English country tradition, with roots in medieval street theatre. For hundreds of years, teams of white-clad dancers have capered and stepped through the intricate patterns of the dance, clashing wooden sticks and waving handkerchiefs in time to lively traditional tunes.

 

Sunday, August 11, 2 p.m.

Michael Paul Lund presents “Cabaret,” “Oklahoma,” and “110 in the Shade” at the Camden Public Library. This will be the fifth and final installment of his very popular Broadway musical tributes series.

 

Monday, August 12, 8:30 p.m.

Monday Night Movies: The Secret Garden at the Camden Public Library Amphitheatre. When a young girl is sent to live with her uncle after the death of her parents, his manner and sorrow leaves her feeling bitterly alone. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has become hidden and, aided by one of the servant’s boys, begins restoring it to its former glory. Rated G. 1 hr, 46 min. 1993.

 

Tuesday, August 13, 1 p.m.

Tuesday Book Club at the Camden Public Library. The book for August is We Took to the Woods by Louise Dickenson Rich. New members always welcome! Meets every second Tuesday of the month, with a break in July.

 

Tuesday, August 13, 7 p.m.

Blue Fuse Gypsy Swing at the Camden Public Library. 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 1930’s and 1940’s. 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 in Latin beats and surprises. Accordion, guitars, bass, vocals and lively banter.

 

Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.

Midcoast Brass Quintet Concert in the Amphitheatre at the Camden Public Library. Classical brass quintet with repertoire including modern classical, pop, jazz, and a little rock. Free and open to all. In the event of rain, concert will move inside the library.