Calendar of Events at Camden Public Library: May 2021

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Camden Public Library has released its calendar of events for May 2021.

Saturday, May 1 through Monday, May 31, All Day (Online). May Virtual Gallery: Visual Artists – Our Journey to a Personal ProjectDuring the month of May, the Camden Public Library will host an online show of photographic artwork by Sue Michlovitz and Dianne Kittle, who are presently completing Master of Fine Arts degrees at Maine Media College in Rockport. The images featured in the show highlight work that each artist has collected for publication in two fine press books. Visit the photography show on the library’s website beginning May 1 at librarycamden.org/event/michlovitz-kittle

Monday, May 3, 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.

Monday, May 3, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Zoom Event: Visual Artists – Our Journey to a Personal Project. A month-long photographic art show on the Camden Public Library’s website will be complemented by a Zoom event with Sue Michlovitz and Dianne Kittle. Both artists plan to show and discuss recent work as well as talk about how they used their photographic imagery as source material for books. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

Tuesday, May 4, 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, May 4, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Camden Amphitheatre. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. Masks and social distancing required. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to register, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 4, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMGenealogy and Historical Storytelling: Overcoming Pitfalls and Getting It Right. Historian Mark Bradford Richardson will give an online presentation where he will use several real-life studies to illustrate genealogy research entanglements he’s encountered and suggest strategies to overcome them. To request a Zoom link to attend, email jpierce@librarycamden.org.

Wednesday, May 5, 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, May 5, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Camden Brain Injury Support Group. This group welcomes survivors, family and friends of stroke survivors, and anyone faced with a neurological challenge. The group meets first Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Children’s Garden near the underground entrance to the Camden Public Library. Please remember to bring face coverings while mask mandates are still in place in public spaces. For more information call 273-2090.

Wednesday, May 5, 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, May 6, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Camden Amphitheatre. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. Masks and social distancing required. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to register, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 6, 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, May 6, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Let’s Talk About Energy, Part 3: Municipal Energy. The Camden Public Library and Camden Energy Committee continue their energy discussion series with a presentation about municipal energy use. This program will take a look at what our local town government is doing to combat climate change through energy savings and an increasing reliance on renewable and alternative inputs. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Friday, May 7, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: The Sound of Waves. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud selections from Yukio Mishima’s book. Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, it is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers. 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.

FridayMay 7, 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, May 10, 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, May 11, 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, May 11, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Camden Amphitheatre. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. Masks and social distancing required. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to register, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 11, 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.

Wednesday, May 12, 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, May 12, 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, May 13, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Camden Amphitheatre. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. Masks and social distancing required. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to register, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 13, 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, May 13, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Coastal Mountains Land Trust Series: Birds of Midcoast Maine and Utah’s Wasatch Range. Avid birder and amateur nature photographer Brian Willson will present a virtual slide show (followed by Q & A) comparing and contrasting the landscapes and wildlife of Maine’s Midcoast and Utah’s Wasatch Range. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Friday, May 14, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Where the Crawdads SingLocal thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud selections from Delia Owen’s novel. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens. 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.

FridayMay 14, 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, May 17, 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, May 18, 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, May 18, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Camden Amphitheatre. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. Masks and social distancing required. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to register, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 18, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Tuesday Book Club. For May, the group will be reading Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery. The group will meet in the Camden Amphitheatre in good weather and on Zoom in inclement weather. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to be connected to the group’s coordinator.

Tuesday, May 18, 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.

Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Dolceamaro (Bittersweet): Changing Times in Rural Tuscany. Local food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins will give an online presentation that will provide an insider’s look at how Tuscany of the past contrasts with Tuscany of today. With photographs taken over the years Jenkins will provide an intimate look at how her Tuscan community has been transformed and how her neighbors have morphed into residents of the 21st century. Jenkins will reveal exactly how different Tuscany is from the version celebrated in romantic novels, travelogues, and films. Please email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, May 19, 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, May 19, 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, May 20, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Camden Amphitheatre. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. Masks and social distancing required. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to register, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 20, 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, May 20, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. New Mainers Series: From Asylum Seeker to Citizen: Navigating Maine as an Immigrant, with Georges Budagu MakokoIn this second talk in a new series co-hosted with Connecting Across Cultures, the Camden Public Library welcomes Georges Budagu Makoko for a program on Zoom. Makoko will talk about his journey from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the U.S., his experience seeking asylum in Maine, and his transition to citizenship. He will share thoughts about the kinds of help that immigrants need, and read excerpts from his memoir Ladder to the Moon: Journey from the Congo to AmericaEmail jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a link to attend.

Friday, May 21, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Frida. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Hayden Herrera’s engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. 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.

FridayMay 21, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Friday Film Club. 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.

FridayMay 21, 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, May 24, 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, May 24, 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, May 24, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Camden Amphitheatre. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. Masks and social distancing required. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to register, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 25, 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, May 25, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A World on the Wing, with Scott Weidensaul. The Camden Public Library welcomes back Ornithologist and author Scott Weidensaul for an online presentation about his new book, the New York Times Bestseller and Editor’s Pick A World on the WingEmail jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, May 26, 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, May 26, 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.

Tuesday, May 27, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Camden Amphitheatre. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. Masks and social distancing required. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to register, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 27, 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, May 27, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. An Evening with Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum. Join the Camden Public Library and the Stewardship Education Alliance for an evening of poetry read by Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum. To request a Zoom link to attend, please email jpierce@librarycamden.org.

Thursday, May 27, 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, May 28, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Flake. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from the graphic novel by Matthew Dooley, which tells the tale of an epic battle between relatives who own ice cream trucks in England. 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.

FridayMay 28, 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.