Calendar of Events at Camden Public Library: April 2021

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 1:30pm

The Camden Public Library announces its April 2021 events.

Thursday, April 1 through Friday, April 30, All Day (Online). April Virtual Gallery: A Visual History of Camden Harbor: Vintage Photographs from the Walsh History CenterFrom fishing to shipbuilding, from lime burning to anchor building, the harbor was an essential resource to the economics of Camden, from colonial days to the present. Visit the photography show on the library’s website beginning April 1 at librarycamden.org/event/a-visual-history-of-camden-harbor.

Thursday, April 1, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Tech Help Hour Via Zoom and Email. Do you have a question about a new device you've purchased? Do you need help transferring photos from your camera to your computer? We'll try our best to help you navigate your technology troubles. Visit librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour to make an appointment.

Thursday, April 1, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Let’s Talk About Energy, Part 2: Energy in Your Business. A panel of local business people representing Zoot Coffee, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn, and Camden National Bank will talk about the innovative ways their companies are incorporating more sustainable energy practices. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to register and obtain a Zoom link to attend.

Friday, April 2, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: A Salute to National Poetry Month. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud a selection of poems from Maine poets. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayApril 2, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Online Chess Club. The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday. Members may also challenge other members at any time. You can join the club at https://lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. If you need help registering or want more information contact Evan Annis at Camdenchessclub@gmail.com

Monday, April 5, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Walsh History Center Hour on Zoom. Do you have a question about the history of Camden, your ancestors that may have lived in the area, or the house you live in now? Ken Gross and the Walsh History Center team are happy to try to help you find an answer! Email kgross@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

Tuesday, April 6, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Chat with Miss Amy on Zoom. Every Tuesday, parents and children are invited to catch up with children’s librarian Miss Amy in a social chat on Zoom. Email alhand@librarycamden.org for a link to attend.

Tuesday, April 6, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMMaritime Month Series: A Visual History of Camden Harbor Zoom Event. The month-long online gallery show on the library’s website entitled, “A Visual History of Camden Harbor,” will be complemented by a slide talk given by Ken Gross, director of the Walsh History Center. The presentation will employ the earliest charts available as well as photographs from the earliest of photography, showing the sequence of changes to Camden Harbor as it accommodated the evolving series of industries in Camden. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, April 7, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOutdoor Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy has reintroduced in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Please bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their spaces. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email Miss Amy to register at: alhand@librarycamden.org

Wednesday, April 7, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Art & Journaling. Meetings on Zoom, and project ideas through email. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday. Email Amy at alhand@libarycamden.org if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom Meeting.

Thursday, April 8, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Tech Help Hour Via Zoom and Email. Do you have a question about a new device you've purchased? Do you need help transferring photos from your camera to your computer? We'll try our best to help you navigate your technology troubles. Visit librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour to make an appointment.

Thursday, April 8, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Coastal Mountains Land Trust Series: Restoring Common Loons to Southern New England – A 100-Year Absence. Lucas Savoy, Wildlife Research Biologist at Biodiversity Research Institute in Portland, will present this online program which shares the story of important progress being made on restoring loon populations. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Friday, April 9, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Life is an Open Secret: Ramadan Special. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read will read aloud selections from Zabrina A. Bakar’s book which carries motivational and inspirational stories specifically tailored for Ramadan. The holiday is a time when Muslims worldwide are required to observe the act of fasting from dawn until sunset for a period of one month. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayApril 9, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Online Chess Club. The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday. Members may also challenge other members at any time. You can join the club at https://lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. If you need help registering or want more information contact Evan Annis at Camdenchessclub@gmail.com

Monday, April 12, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Walsh History Center Hour on Zoom. Do you have a question about the history of Camden, your ancestors that may have lived in the area, or the house you live in now? Ken Gross and the Walsh History Center team are happy to try to help you find an answer! Email kgross@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

Tuesday, April 13, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Chat with Miss Amy on Zoom. Every Tuesday, parents and children are invited to catch up with children’s librarian Miss Amy in a social chat on Zoom. Email alhand@librarycamden.org for a link to attend.

Tuesday, April 13, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Leer y Charlar on Zoom. This Spanish language reading and conversation group is now meeting online via Zoom. Join in to practice your Spanish! For more information and to request a link attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 13, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Maritime Month Series: Maine Maritime Series: True “Hero”— History of a Maine-Built Research Vessel. The library is pleased to welcome back maritime historian Charles H. Lagerbom for a slideshow talk about a rugged little wooden research vessel called Hero. The program will explore the story and impact of this important piece of Maine maritime history. To request a link to join in this presentation via Zoom, please email jpierce@librarycamden.org.

Wednesday, April 14, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOutdoor Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy has reintroduced in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Please bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their spaces. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email Miss Amy to register at: alhand@librarycamden.org

Wednesday, April 14, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Art & Journaling. Meetings on Zoom, and project ideas through email. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday. Email Amy at alhand@libarycamden.org if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom meeting.

Thursday, April 15, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Tech Help Hour Via Zoom and Email. Do you have a question about a new device you've purchased? Do you need help transferring photos from your camera to your computer? We'll try our best to help you navigate your technology troubles. Visit librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour to make an appointment.

Thursday, April 15, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Mid-Coast Audubon Series: Horseshoe Crabs in Great Salt Bay. The Great Salt Bay in Damariscotta hosts one of the best breeding locations for horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) in the state of Maine. Join Sarah Gladu for an online presentation to learn about these fascinating ancient animals, their habits, their conservation status in Maine, and their importance to the overall health of our estuarine environment. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Friday, April 16, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: The Enchanted AprilLocal thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud selections from Elizabeth Von Arnim’s novel The Enchanted April. The book is about four women and a month spent in Portofino, Italy that reintroduces them to their true natures and reacquaints them with joy. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayApril 16, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Online Chess Club. The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday. Members may also challenge other members at any time. You can join the club at https://lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. If you need help registering or want more information contact Evan Annis at camdenchessclub@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 20, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Chat with Miss Amy on Zoom. Every Tuesday, parents and children are invited to catch up with children’s librarian Miss Amy in a social chat on Zoom. Email alhand@librarycamden.org for a link to attend.

Tuesday, April 20, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Tuesday Book Club. For March, the group will be meeting online to discuss what books everyone is currently readingThe group meets on Zoom in the cold weather months. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to be connected to the group’s coordinator.

Tuesday, April 20, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Camden Philosophical Society Meeting. Check the calendar on librarycamden.org for the latest information about what this lively group will be reading and discussing online in March. Email sarahmiller@usa.net to be added to the group’s email list and to receive a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, April 21, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOutdoor Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy has reintroduced in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Please bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their spaces. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email Miss Amy to register at: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Art & Journaling. Meetings on Zoom, and project ideas through email. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday. Email Amy at alhand@libarycamden.org if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom Meeting.

Thursday, April 22, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Tech Help Hour on Zoom and Email. Do you have a question about a new device you've purchased? Do you need help transferring photos from your camera to your computer? We'll try our best to help you navigate your technology troubles. Visit librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour to make an appointment.

Thursday, April 22, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Maritime Month Series: The Maynard Bray Collection – An Aficionado’s Look at Waterfronts and Watercraft. The Penobscot Marine Museum’s Digital Collections Curator, Matt Wheeler, will provide an online narrated slideshow featuring selections of outstanding maritime photography from the museum’s Maynard Bray Collection. Wheeler will discuss Maynard Bray’s background and examine a range of subjects embedded in his photographic work. To request a Zoom link to attend, please email jpierce@librarycamden.org.

Thursday, April 22, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Songwriter Sessions on Zoom. A supportive group meeting online for songwriting, performance practice, and collaborating. For more information and a link to participate, email Ken Gross at kgross@librarycamden.org.

Friday, April 23, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Billy Budd, Sailor. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Herman Melville’s short novel, a legal parable in which reason and intellect prove incapable of preserving innocence in the face of evil. For all those who feel themselves threatened by a hostile and inflexible environment, there is special significance in this haunting story of a handsome sailor who becomes a victim of man’s intransigence. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayApril 23, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Friday Film Club: Maritime Month. This online film discussion group is for anyone who enjoys watching and talking about critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and foreign films. Check librarycamden.org/events for the latest information on which films the group is watching and how to join in on the discussion. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org for more information and a Zoom link to participate.

FridayApril 23, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Online Chess Club. The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday. Members may also challenge other members at any time. You can join the club at https://lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. If you need help registering or want more information contact Evan Annis at camdenchessclub@gmail.com.

Monday, April 26, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Walsh History Center Hour on Zoom. Do you have a question about the history of Camden, your ancestors that may have lived in the area, or the house you live in now? Ken Gross and the Walsh History Center team are happy to try to help find you an answer! Email kgross@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

Tuesday, April 27, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Chat with Miss Amy on Zoom. Every Tuesday, parents and children are invited to catch up with children’s librarian Miss Amy in a social chat on Zoom. Email alhand@librarycamden.org for a link to attend.

Tuesday, April 27, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Leer y Charlar on Zoom. This Spanish language reading and conversation group is now meeting online via Zoom. Join in to practice your Spanish! For more information and to request a link attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 27, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. New Mainers Series: The History of Immigration in Maine, Presented by Reza Jalali. The Camden Public Library will be partnering with the New Mainers Coastal Task Force to present a new series of programs that will explore topics related to the immigrant experience in Maine. The first online talk will be with Reza Jalali, executive director of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center. Jalali's presentation will describe the history of immigration in Maine, with a focus on the changing face of Maine due to the arrival of recent immigrants.  Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, April 28, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOutdoor Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy has reintroduced in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Please bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their spaces. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email Miss Amy to register at: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Wednesday, April 28, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Art & Journaling. Meetings on Zoom, and project ideas through email. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday. Email Amy at alhand@libarycamden.org if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom Meeting.

Thursday, April 29, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Tech Help Hour on Zoom and Email. Do you have a question about a new device you've purchased? Do you need help transferring photos from your camera to your computer? We'll try our best to help you navigate your technology troubles. Visit librarycamden.org/learn-research/techhelphour to make an appointment.

Thursday, April 29, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Maritime Month Series: Pirates and Lost Treasure of Coastal MaineThe library’s Maritime Month Series wraps up with an exciting online presentation by author and pirate re-enactor Greg Latimer. The program will offer insightful and factual information about Maine-based pirates, as well as pirates from “away,” who traveled to Maine for a variety of purposes. To request a Zoom link to attend, please email jpierce@librarycamden.org.

Friday, April 30, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: A Moveable Feast. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Ernest Hemingway's classic memoir. The recounting of his memories of his life as an unknown writer living in Paris in the twenties is deeply personal, warmly affectionate, and full of wit. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayApril 30, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Online Chess Club. The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday. Members may also challenge other members at any time. You can join the club at https://lichess.org/team/camden-chess-club. If you need help registering or want more information contact Evan Annis at camdenchessclub@gmail.com.