Calendar of Events at Camden Public Library: March 2021

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 2:45pm

Camden Public Library March 2021 Calendar of Events are as follows:

Monday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 28, All Day (Online). March Virtual Gallery: By the Waters of the Winds, Paintings by Maureen EganThe Camden Public Library will host a month-long virtual art show featuring vibrant landscape paintings by midcoast artist Maureen Egan, which are based on two hiking trips she and her husband took in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. A portion of sales from the art show will benefit the Camden Public Library. Visit the show on the library’s website at librarycamden.org/event/by-the-waters-of-the-winds.

Monday, March 1, 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, March 2, 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, March 2, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Policy and Politics in the Arctic: A Conversation with Senator Angus King. The Camden Conference and Camden Public Library will present Maine Senator Angus King for a conversation on the Arctic, the theme of this year’s Camden Conference. Maine’s first Independent United States Senator is co-chair of the Senate Arctic Caucus and member of both the Senate Armed Services Committee and Energy & Natural Resources Committee. An advocate for Maine’s interests in the North Atlantic and Arctic region, Senator King has worked in Washington to advance Maine’s leadership in the High North.  Visit camdenconference.org/events to register for a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, March 3 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, March 3, 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, March 4, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Tech Help Hour on Zoom. 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, March 4, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Let’s Talk About Energy, Part 1: Energy in Your Midcoast Home. The free monthly series kicks off with an online panel presentation featuring local energy experts who will discuss what can be done within homes. The audience will hear from Brian Robinson, Vice President of Evergreen Home Performance; Dana Fischer, Area Manager for Mitsubishi heat pumps; Brandon Mazur, solar design expert at ReVison Energy; and Sarah Holland, architect (Holland and Foley) focusing on sustainable housing. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to register and obtain a Zoom link to attend.

Friday, March 5, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Travels With Charley in Search of America Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud selections from John Steinbeck’s book, which is an intimate look at one of America’s most beloved writers in the later years of his life. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. 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.

FridayMarch 5, 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, March 8, 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, March 9, 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, March 9, 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, March 9, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMCoastal Mountains Land Trust Series: Four Wings and a Million Prayers. Writer and biologist Bryan Pfeiffer will provide an intimate look at the sensational world of insects in this free online presentation. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, March 10, 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, March 10, 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, March 11, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Tech Help Hour on Zoom. 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, March 11, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. By the Waters of the Winds Film Screening and Art Event. Maureen Egan’s month-long virtual art exhibit on the Camden Public Library’s website will be accompanied by a Zoom program on March 11 featuring the screening of a film by Egan’s husband Tim Seymour. The film documents an eight-day hiking adventure in Wyoming that the couple took in 2019. The trip served as inspiration for the paintings featured in Egan’s art show. Egan and Seymour will also be discussing the creative process of filmmaking and art-making and will answer audience questions. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Friday, March 12, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: The Heather Blazing. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read will read aloud selections from Colm Tóibín’s The Heather Blazing. The story is about Eamon Redmond, a judge in Ireland’s high court, a completely legal creature who is just beginning to discover how painfully unconnected he is from other human beings. With effortless fluency, Colm Tóibín reconstructs the history of Eamon’s relationships—with his father, his first “girl,” his wife, and the children who barely know him—and he writes about Eamon’s affection for the Irish coast with such painterly skill that the land itself becomes a character. 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.

FridayMarch 12, 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, March 15, 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, March 16, 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, March 16, 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, March 16, 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, March 17, 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, March 17, 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, March 18, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Tech Help Hour on Zoom. 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, March 18, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Mid-Coast Audubon Series: Finch Irruptions and the Finch Research NetworkIrruptions of these fascinating birds from the north in recent years inspired Matthew Young to launch the Finch Research Network in fall 2020. Join us for Young’s animated online presentation about Redpolls, Evening Grosbeaks, and the distribution and ecology of different Red Crossbill flight calls. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Friday, March 19, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: The Thurber Carnival Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud selections from James Thurber’s The Thurber Carnival. Thurber was one of the finest humorists of the twentieth century (and a crack cartoonist to boot). A bestseller upon its initial publication in 1999, the book captures the depth of his talent and the breadth of his 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.

FridayMarch 19, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Friday Film Club: Ernest Hemingway. 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 monthly on third Fridays for conversation. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org for more information and a Zoom link to participate.

FridayMarch 19, 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, March 22, 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, March 23, 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, March 23, 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, March 23, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Learn About Job Corps Opportunities. Job Corps Outreach & Admissions Counselor Ross Chicoine will give an informational presentation about Job Corps, a free Career Technical Training program that is federally funded for 16-24 year-olds. In this online program, Chicoine will discuss career training areas including welding, carpentry, culinary arts, CNA, and many more. Students can also earn their HS diploma with Job Corps. Students stay on center, free of charge, while they work towards completion of their trade. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, March 24, 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, March 24, 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, March 25, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Tech Help Hour on Zoom. 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, March 25, 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, March 26, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Suite Française. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud selections from Irène Némirovsky’s Suite Française. The book represents the beginning of a planned sequence of five novels by the French writer of Ukrainian-Jewish origin. In July 1942, Némirovsky was arrested as a Jew and murdered at Auschwitz, a victim of the Holocaust. The notebook containing her two novels was preserved by her daughters but not published in a single volume until 2004New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayMarch 26, 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, March 29, 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, March 30, 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, March 30, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Lyme Disease 101: Risks and Prevention. Rika Keck, FND-P, of NY Integrated Health and the Global Lyme Alliance Ambassador Program will provide an informational online presentation about Lyme disease risks and prevention. Participants in this program will learn about various co-infections and viral activation that can keep many Lyme-sick individuals misdiagnosed with other illnesses. They will also hear about the newest advancements in testing and treatment. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, March 31, 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, March 31, 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.