UPDATED: Calendar of Events at Camden Public Library: October 2021

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 1:15pm

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CAMDEN —  The Camden Public Library has announced its Calendar of Events for October 2021.

Additions to October 2021 Calendar Listings from the Camden Public Library:


Thursday, October 14, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Tech Help Thursdays: Google Account Basics. 
Tech Help Thursdays are a series of programs that will help participants learn how to comfortably navigate technology applications. In October, the library will offer a two-part class via Zoom called “Google Account Basics,” which will introduce Google’s email service, Gmail, and their file storage service, Google Drive. Part one of the class will be on October 14, and part two will be held on October 21. Visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org to register.
 

Thursday, October 21, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Tech Help Thursdays: Google Account Basics. Tech Help Thursdays are a series of programs that will help participants learn how to comfortably navigate technology applications. In October, the library will offer a two-part class via Zoom called “Google Account Basics,” which will introduce Google’s email service, Gmail, and their file storage service, Google Drive. Part one of the class will be on October 14, and part two will be held on October 21. Visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org to register.

Tuesday, October 19, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Camden Conference Community Event: Brexit at 5 — How is it Going? Five years ago, the people of the United Kingdom voted by a slim majority to leave the European Union, the first time any country had ever done so. This decision, which shocked the world, ushered in a period of intense economic, social, and political upheaval that still reverberates today. Andrea Hester will provide a narrated slideshow that takes a look at the aftermath and current pressing issues. Visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org to register for this Zoom webinar.

 

CHANGES TO THE CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR OCTOBER 2021

Our Children's librarian has decided NOT to have outdoor story time events on Fridays in October and November. 

 

Canceled Event (from late September):
CANCELED: Thursday, September 30, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Huge Book Sale Under the Tent. The used book event will run Thursday, September 30, through Sunday, October 3, and will be set up under a huge tent adjacent to the Blue Door Book Shed on Atlantic Ave. The book shed and event tent can be reached via the parking lot on the left just past the Camden Amphitheatre. Thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books will be on sale for great prices to benefit the library.

OCTOBER 2021

Month-Long Exhibits:
October 1 through 29, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The Seven S’s of Olmsted DesignThe library will offer an exhibit celebrating Harbor Park and the Village Green as part of Camden's "Olmsted 200" celebration. Frederick Law Olmsted and his sons had an enormous impact on the philosophy and appearance of public spaces in the country in general and Camden in particular. View photos from the past and present and learn about Olmsted design theory.

 

Friday, October 1, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: The Stories of John CheeverLocal thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from The Stories of John Cheever, a seminal collection from one of the true masters of the short story. 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.

FridayOctober 1, 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.

Saturday, October 2, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Book Signing Event with Charles H. Lagerbom for Maine to Cape Horn: The World’s Most Dangerous VoyageMaritime historian Charles H. Lagerbom will be in the Camden Public Library’s Children’s Garden selling and signing copies of his newly released book Maine to Cape Horn: The World’s Most Dangerous Voyage. This event is held in conjunction with Lagerbom’s October 5 online presentation about the book. Visit librarcamden.org for details.

Monday, October 4, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Medicare Informational Session. In October, the library will be hosting representatives from local agencies for free Medicare informational talks. The talks will offer the public opportunities to learn about Medicare and have their questions answered. The Oct. 4 & 5 talks will be presented by Renata Lahner and Nancy Schultz, representing J. Edward Knight Senior Advantage. Visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org to find Zoom links to instantly join the programs on the morning of the event.

Monday, October 4, 12:00 PM to 1:00 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, October 5, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Medicare Informational Session. In October, the library will be hosting representatives from local agencies for free Medicare informational talks. The talks will offer the public opportunities to learn about Medicare and have their questions answered. The Oct. 4 & 5 talks will be presented by Renata Lahner and Nancy Schultz, representing J. Edward Knight Senior Advantage. Visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org to find Zoom links to instantly join the programs on the morning of the event.

Tuesday, October 5, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to sign-up, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com(Sign-up is highly recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.)

Tuesday, October 5, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Discover History Series: Maine to Cape Horn —The World’s Most Dangerous Voyage. Author and maritime historian Charles H. Lagerbom traveled to the end of the world to research his exciting new book about bold Mainers and their exhilarating and oftentimes deadly dance with danger on the open seas. Visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org to register for this webinar on Zoom.

Wednesday, October 6, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMBook Time for Babies with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for toddlers and babies on Wednesday mornings. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Wednesday, October 6, 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, October 7, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to sign-up, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com(Sign-up is highly recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.)

Thursday, October 7, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMDiscover History Series: Black History of Maine. It is frequently said that Maine is the whitest state in America. Yet Black people have a long history in the Pine Tree State. Slaves? Yes. But also builders, farmers, fishermen, ship captains, educators, and more. Join us in welcoming retired journalist and genealogist Bob Greene for a presentation that will reveal Maine's hidden Black history. Register for the Zoom webinar by visiting the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org.

 

Friday, October 8, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Indian CountryLocal thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Peter Matthiessen’s book, Indian Country about the loss of Native American lands and traditions. 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.

FridayOctober 8, 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, October 12, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to sign-up, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com(Sign-up is highly recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.)

Tuesday, October 12, 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 to attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 13, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMBook Time for Babies with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for toddlers and babies on Wednesday mornings. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Wednesday, October 13, 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, October 14, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to sign-up, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com(Sign-up is highly recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.)

Friday, October 15, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: A Garden Wall in Provence. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Carrie Jane Knowles’ novel, A Garden Wall in Provence. 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.

FridayOctober 15, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Friday Film Club. Visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org to find out what films the group will be watching and discussing this month. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org for more information and a Zoom link to attend the online discussion.

FridayOctober 15, 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.

Friday, October 15, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Sound Bathing with Gongs Event. Enjoy the relaxing and transformative sound of gongs and chimes in the gorgeous Camden Amphitheatre. Musical instrument creator and Sound Therapist Jim Doble will create waves of sound to help participants sonically cleanse, rejuvenate, rest, and recuperate. Bring something comfortable to lie on, such as a blanket or yoga mat. Donations accepted with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Camden Public Library. To attend, please contact Jim Doble: jim@elementaldesign.me, call (207) 785-2212. (Pre-registration is encouraged so that you can be reached if the program is canceled.)

Sunday, October 17, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Down East Singers: Comfort & Joy Concert. The Down East Singers will be holding a free public concert of American music in the Camden Amphitheatre. The program will be performed as a tribute to the people who have suffered or lost their lives due to Covid-19. Choral selections will include music from the Shakers and Quakers to Gospel and Spirituals. Guest artist, fiddler Owen Kennedy, will be playing fiddle tunes. A limited amount of chairs will be provided. The audience is encouraged to bring their own chair or blanket.

Monday, October 18, 12:00 PM to 1:00 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.

Monday, October 18, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Discover History Series: Maine Quilts 250 Years of Comfort and Community. Quilting has a rich history in Maine and America and its popularity has surged in recent years as people return to traditional handcrafts. The history of quilting in Maine is a story of community and Maine State Museum curator Laurie LaBar coaxes stories out of objects and uses those stories to enlighten, entertain, and bring new voices to Maine history. Register for the Zoom webinar by visiting the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org.

Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Medicare Informational Session. In October, the library will be hosting representatives from local agencies for free Medicare informational talks. The talks will offer the public opportunities to learn about Medicare and have their questions answered. The Oct. 19 & 26 talks will be presented by Linda “Lily” Fillipi, representing United Healthcare. Visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org to find Zoom links to instantly join the programs on the morning of the event.

Tuesday, October 19, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to sign-up, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com(Sign-up is highly recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.)

Tuesday, October 19, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Tuesday Book Club. For the month of October, the group will be reading and discussing Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. Meets in the Camden Amphitheatre, weather permitting. New members are always welcome! To be connected with the group’s coordinator, contact jpierce@librarycamden.org.

Tuesday, October 19, 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 August. Email sarahmiller@usa.net to be added to the group’s email list and to receive a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMBook Time for Babies with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for toddlers and babies on Wednesday mornings. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Wednesday, October 20, 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, October 21, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to sign-up, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com(Sign-up is highly recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.)

Thursday, October 21, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMMid-Coast Audubon Series: Listening to Nocturnal Bird Migration. Every spring and fall, the night sky comes alive with the sound of migration as songbirds join geese, ducks, herons, gulls, shorebirds, and more in an epic exodus that is one of the great natural wonders of the world. Eric Masterson will present the talk. Register for the Zoom webinar by visiting the “What’s Happening” adult event calendar at librarycamden.org.

Friday, October 22, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: The Other Black Girl. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Zakiya Dalila Harris’ novel, The Other Black GirlNew readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayOctober 22, 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, October 25, 12:00 PM to 1:00 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, October 26, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Medicare Informational Session. In October, the library will be hosting representatives from local agencies for free Medicare informational talks. The talks will offer the public opportunities to learn about Medicare and have their questions answered. The Oct. 19 & 26 talks will be presented by Linda “Lily” Fillipi, representing United Healthcare. Visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org to find Zoom links to instantly join the programs on the morning of the event.

Tuesday, October 26, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to sign-up, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com(Sign-up is highly recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.)

Tuesday, October 26, 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 to attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 26, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Discover History Series: The Historic Designed Landscape Legacy of Camden and Rockport. Landscape designer and historian Eleanor “Noni” Ames will explore the rich legacy of both public and private landscapes designed during the early 20th century. Her focus will be on how these landscapes shaped the aesthetics of both Camden and Rockport and the importance of continuing to protect and preserve them. Register for the Zoom event by visiting the “What’s Happening” adult event calendar at librarycamden.org.

Wednesday, October 27, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMBook Time for Babies with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for toddlers and babies on Wednesday mornings. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Wednesday, October 27, 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, October 28, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Tai Chi on the Upper Lawn. Join instructor Anna Dembska for tai chi classes by donation for all levels. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to sign-up, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com(Sign-up is highly recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.)

Thursday, October 28, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Outdoor Spooktacular and Pumpkin Palooza. Come in costume to celebrate Halloween with outdoor games, activities, and a special story with Miss Amy! Bring your carved jack-o-lantern to light up as part of a community display on the Amphitheatre steps at 6:45 pm. Plan to bring your pumpkin home afterward.

Thursday, October 28, 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, October 29, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: The Tell-Tale Heart. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The Tell-Tale HeartNew readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayOctober 29, 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.