Camden Public Library event calendar, Feb 1-18

Thu, 01/27/2022 - 4:30pm

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Camden Public Library
Camden, ME 04843
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The Camden Public Library has released its event calendar for the first three weeks of February.

Month-Long Events:

February 2 through 27, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Flow: Sculptural Weavings by Bobbie Tilkens-FisherDuring the month of February, the Camden Public Library will feature a show of vibrant weavings by midcoast fiber artist Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher. The exhibit can be viewed in the Camden Public Library's Picker Room during regular operating hours. 

Programs and Events

Tuesday, February 1, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Camden Garden Club Series: Foraging for my Favorite Wild Edibles. Presenter Tom Seymour has written his garden column, “From The Ground Up” for Courier Publications since the mid-1990s. He is an author with 14 titles, including Foraging New England and Foraging Mushrooms Maine. Seymour will discuss springtime foraging. This talk is part of a series of horticulture programs presented on Tuesday mornings in February. The talks will be held on Zoom and are free and open to the public. Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WGVtPc16SDiNaG8FsFLDng

Tuesday, February 1, 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.)

Wednesday, February 2, 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. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Wednesday, February 2, 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, February 3, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Thursday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Thursday, February 3, 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, February 3, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM"Fighting Time" Author Talk About Wrongful Imprisonment. In April of 1979, Ronald F. Banks, University of Maine professor and author of Maine Becomes a State: The Movement to Separate Maine from Massachusetts, was shot and killed in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sixteen-year-old Isaac Knapper was arrested, tried as an adult, and wrongly convicted of the murder. In this program, Knapper and Ronald Banks's daughter, Amy, tell their story.   Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NCMLCv9dTC6hqHWow1bbyA

Friday, February 4, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Friday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Friday, February 4, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: The Salt Eaters. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Toni Cade Bambara’s novel The Salt Eaters. This complex and compelling book won the American Book Award, the Langston Hughes Society Award, and more. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the Camden Public Library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayFebruary 4, 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, February 5, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Camden Winterfest. The public is invited to the Camden Amphitheatre for this family friendly community event. Check out teams of ice-carvers transforming 300-lb blocks of ice into frozen masterpieces. Dress up your dog and walk the runway in the doggie fashion show for a chance to win great prizes. Enjoy music, food from local restaurants and bakeries, a Story Walk through Harbor Park with Miss Amy, and a Polar Plunge into Camden Harbor. Find the full schedule of events by visiting librarycamden.org.

Monday, February 7, 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, February 7, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Creative Art Afternoons. School-age children are invited to join Miss Amy on Zoom for art activities using simple supplies from around the house. Email alhand@librarycamden.org for details and a Zoom link to attend.

Monday, February 7, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Maine Student Book Award Meeting. This group of 4th - 8th graders meets monthly on Zoom with children's librarian Miss Amy to discuss books from the Maine Student Book Award list. Email alhand@librarycamden.org for details and a Zoom link to attend.

Tuesday, February 8, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series: A Virtual Walk Through CamdenDave Jackson and Amy Rollins have been conducting "Historic Walking Tours of Camden" every summer since 2012. Join us for a virtual version of their tour and learn about Camden's treasured landscapes and notable landmarks. This talk is part of a series of horticulture programs presented on Tuesday mornings in February. The talks will be held on Zoom and are free and open to the public. Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UfWuUknxTFa4MymrjpZ1cA

Tuesday, February 8, 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, February 8, 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, February 9, 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. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.


Wednesday, February 9, 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, February 10, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Thursday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Thursday, February 10, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMTech Help Thursdays: Discover eBooks and Audiobooks with cloudLibrary. Library technician Henry Herbst will present an online class to help people better understand how to access the Camden Public Library's collection of free online books and audiobooks on the cloudLibrary platform. Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcuCrqz8tGt2ErL9EicYG7d8LjSvXz7FU

Thursday, February 10, 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, February 10, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Coastal Mountains Land Trust Series: Exploring Nature in Peru's Cloud Forests and Amazon Rainforests. Roger Rittmaster recently spent 4 weeks photographing wildlife in southeast Peru. He photographed over 800 species of insects, birds, mammals, and other wildlife, uploading the images to iNaturalist to share with other natural history enthusiasts. Enjoy a virtual tour of the creatures in this amazing area of the tropics, hosted by the Camden Public Library and Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tSfjh8Y2RMGh6fMDZkaeVA

 

Friday, February 11, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Friday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Friday, February 11, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Summary: When Kingsolver and her family moved from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they took on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Concerned about the environmental, social, and physical costs of American food culture, they hoped to recover what Kingsolver considers our nation’s lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the Camden Public Library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayFebruary 11, 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, February 12, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Artist Reception for Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher's Show "Flow: Structural Weavings." During the month of February, the Camden Public Library will feature a show of vibrant weavings by midcoast fiber artist Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher. This artist reception is an opportunity for the public to meet Tilkens-Fisher, ask questions, and gain a deeper appreciation of her craft of weaving with wool roving.

Monday, February 14, 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, February 14, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Creative Art Afternoons. School-age children are invited to join Miss Amy on Zoom for art activities using simple supplies from around the house. Email alhand@librarycamden.org for details and a Zoom link to attend.

Tuesday, February 15, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series: Monarchs, Milkweed, and Migration. Cyrena Slegona will discuss the mysteries of the North American migration of Monarch butterflies and what they need to survive as a species. She will describe the life cycle and behaviors of each metamorphic stage, review current and future research, and explain the risks predators and disease pose to Monarchs. Slegona will address what we can do to help save these beautiful butterflies for future generations, discussing the importance of native Maine milkweeds and suggesting pollinator-friendly gardening ideas. This talk is part of a series of horticulture programs presented on Tuesday mornings in February. The talks will be held on Zoom and are free and open to the public. Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w-puWPpSTzWBwkemGM9dMA

Tuesday, February 15, 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, February 15, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Tuesday Book Club. For the month of February, the group will be reading and discussing “Dancing in the Mosque” by Homeira Qaderi. The group will be meeting on Zoom. To be connected with the group’s coordinator and receive the link to join, email jpierce@librarycamden.org. New members welcome!

Tuesday, February 15, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Camden Philosophical Society. Join this lively group to discuss a variety of philosophical topics and readings. Email sarahmiller@usa.net or visit librarycamden.org for meeting details and links to the readings.

Wednesday, February 16, 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. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.


Wednesday, February 16, 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, February 17, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Thursday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Thursday, February 10, 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, February 17, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Mid-Coast Audubon Series: Arctic Research News. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Senior Research Scientist Dr. Paty Matrai will take the audience on a journey to the Arctic Ocean, where her decades of field research have helped shed light on global climate change. She will help participants understand how changes taking place in the Arctic Ocean can have broad impacts beyond the frozen north, and how climate models help us predict what changes may be in store for us going forward. This will be a free online presentation hosted by the Camden Public Library as part of a series of monthly nature talks with Mid-Coast AudubonRegister at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q7Iw-lShRFO3PiGhhsFRZw

Friday, February 18, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Thursday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Friday, February 18, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Celebrating Edna St. Vincent Millay's 130th Birthday. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Nancy Milford’s biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Savage Beauty, as well as Millay’s poem “There Are No Islands Any More.” New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the Camden Public Library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

Friday, February 184:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Friday Film Club: Celebrating Black History Month. The Friday Film Club will meet on Zoom to discuss the films selected in honor of Black History Month. The films should be watched prior to the online discussion. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request details about the films selected and a Zoom link to attend the discussion. New members welcome.
 
FridayFebruary 18, 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.
 

Calendar of Events at the Camden Public Library for the first 3 weeks of February

Month-Long Events:

February 2 through 27, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Flow: Sculptural Weavings by Bobbie Tilkens-FisherDuring the month of February, the Camden Public Library will feature a show of vibrant weavings by midcoast fiber artist Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher. The exhibit can be viewed in the Camden Public Library's Picker Room during regular operating hours. 

Programs and Events

Tuesday, February 1, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Camden Garden Club Series: Foraging for my Favorite Wild Edibles. Presenter Tom Seymour has written his garden column, “From The Ground Up” for Courier Publications since the mid-1990s. He is an author with 14 titles, including Foraging New England and Foraging Mushrooms Maine. Seymour will discuss springtime foraging. This talk is part of a series of horticulture programs presented on Tuesday mornings in February. The talks will be held on Zoom and are free and open to the public. Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WGVtPc16SDiNaG8FsFLDng

Tuesday, February 1, 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.)

Wednesday, February 2, 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. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Wednesday, February 2, 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, February 3, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Thursday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Thursday, February 3, 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, February 3, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM"Fighting Time" Author Talk About Wrongful Imprisonment. In April of 1979, Ronald F. Banks, University of Maine professor and author of Maine Becomes a State: The Movement to Separate Maine from Massachusetts, was shot and killed in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sixteen-year-old Isaac Knapper was arrested, tried as an adult, and wrongly convicted of the murder. In this program, Knapper and Ronald Banks's daughter, Amy, tell their story.   Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NCMLCv9dTC6hqHWow1bbyA

Friday, February 4, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Friday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Friday, February 4, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: The Salt Eaters. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Toni Cade Bambara’s novel The Salt Eaters. This complex and compelling book won the American Book Award, the Langston Hughes Society Award, and more. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the Camden Public Library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayFebruary 4, 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, February 5, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Camden Winterfest. The public is invited to the Camden Amphitheatre for this family friendly community event. Check out teams of ice-carvers transforming 300-lb blocks of ice into frozen masterpieces. Dress up your dog and walk the runway in the doggie fashion show for a chance to win great prizes. Enjoy music, food from local restaurants and bakeries, a Story Walk through Harbor Park with Miss Amy, and a Polar Plunge into Camden Harbor. Find the full schedule of events by visiting librarycamden.org.

Monday, February 7, 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, February 7, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Creative Art Afternoons. School-age children are invited to join Miss Amy on Zoom for art activities using simple supplies from around the house. Email alhand@librarycamden.org for details and a Zoom link to attend.

Monday, February 7, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Maine Student Book Award Meeting. This group of 4th - 8th graders meets monthly on Zoom with children's librarian Miss Amy to discuss books from the Maine Student Book Award list. Email alhand@librarycamden.org for details and a Zoom link to attend.

Tuesday, February 8, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series: A Virtual Walk Through CamdenDave Jackson and Amy Rollins have been conducting "Historic Walking Tours of Camden" every summer since 2012. Join us for a virtual version of their tour and learn about Camden's treasured landscapes and notable landmarks. This talk is part of a series of horticulture programs presented on Tuesday mornings in February. The talks will be held on Zoom and are free and open to the public. Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UfWuUknxTFa4MymrjpZ1cA

Tuesday, February 8, 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, February 8, 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, February 9, 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. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.


Wednesday, February 9, 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, February 10, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Thursday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Thursday, February 10, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMTech Help Thursdays: Discover eBooks and Audiobooks with cloudLibrary. Library technician Henry Herbst will present an online class to help people better understand how to access the Camden Public Library's collection of free online books and audiobooks on the cloudLibrary platform. Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcuCrqz8tGt2ErL9EicYG7d8LjSvXz7FU

Thursday, February 10, 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, February 10, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Coastal Mountains Land Trust Series: Exploring Nature in Peru's Cloud Forests and Amazon Rainforests. Roger Rittmaster recently spent 4 weeks photographing wildlife in southeast Peru. He photographed over 800 species of insects, birds, mammals, and other wildlife, uploading the images to iNaturalist to share with other natural history enthusiasts. Enjoy a virtual tour of the creatures in this amazing area of the tropics, hosted by the Camden Public Library and Coastal Mountains Land Trust. Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tSfjh8Y2RMGh6fMDZkaeVA

Friday, February 11, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Friday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Friday, February 11, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Summary: When Kingsolver and her family moved from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they took on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Concerned about the environmental, social, and physical costs of American food culture, they hoped to recover what Kingsolver considers our nation’s lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the Camden Public Library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

FridayFebruary 11, 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, February 12, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Artist Reception for Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher's Show "Flow: Structural Weavings." During the month of February, the Camden Public Library will feature a show of vibrant weavings by midcoast fiber artist Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher. This artist reception is an opportunity for the public to meet Tilkens-Fisher, ask questions, and gain a deeper appreciation of her craft of weaving with wool roving.

Monday, February 14, 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, February 14, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Creative Art Afternoons. School-age children are invited to join Miss Amy on Zoom for art activities using simple supplies from around the house. Email alhand@librarycamden.org for details and a Zoom link to attend.

Tuesday, February 15, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series: Monarchs, Milkweed, and Migration. Cyrena Slegona will discuss the mysteries of the North American migration of Monarch butterflies and what they need to survive as a species. She will describe the life cycle and behaviors of each metamorphic stage, review current and future research, and explain the risks predators and disease pose to Monarchs. Slegona will address what we can do to help save these beautiful butterflies for future generations, discussing the importance of native Maine milkweeds and suggesting pollinator-friendly gardening ideas. This talk is part of a series of horticulture programs presented on Tuesday mornings in February. The talks will be held on Zoom and are free and open to the public. Register at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w-puWPpSTzWBwkemGM9dMA

Tuesday, February 15, 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, February 15, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Tuesday Book Club. For the month of February, the group will be reading and discussing “Dancing in the Mosque” by Homeira Qaderi. The group will be meeting on Zoom. To be connected with the group’s coordinator and receive the link to join, email jpierce@librarycamden.org. New members welcome!

Tuesday, February 15, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Camden Philosophical Society. Join this lively group to discuss a variety of philosophical topics and readings. Email sarahmiller@usa.net or visit librarycamden.org for meeting details and links to the readings.

Wednesday, February 16, 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. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.


Wednesday, February 16, 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, February 17, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Thursday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Thursday, February 10, 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, February 17, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Mid-Coast Audubon Series: Arctic Research News. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Senior Research Scientist Dr. Paty Matrai will take the audience on a journey to the Arctic Ocean, where her decades of field research have helped shed light on global climate change. She will help participants understand how changes taking place in the Arctic Ocean can have broad impacts beyond the frozen north, and how climate models help us predict what changes may be in store for us going forward. This will be a free online presentation hosted by the Camden Public Library as part of a series of monthly nature talks with Mid-Coast AudubonRegister at librarycamden.org/events to attend the program on Zoom. For digital publication, here is the registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q7Iw-lShRFO3PiGhhsFRZw

Friday, February 18, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMPreschooler Story Time with Miss Amy. Children's librarian Miss Amy hosts outdoor story times in the Camden Amphitheatre especially themed for preschoolers on Thursday mornings. Weather permitting. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Friday, February 18, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations Read Aloud: Celebrating Edna St. Vincent Millay's 130th Birthday. Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Nancy Milford’s biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Savage Beauty, as well as Millay’s poem “There Are No Islands Any More.” New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11:00 am in the “videos” section of the Camden Public Library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

Friday, February 184:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Friday Film Club: Celebrating Black History Month. The Friday Film Club will meet on Zoom to discuss the films selected in honor of Black History Month. The films should be watched prior to the online discussion. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request details about the films selected and a Zoom link to attend the discussion. New members welcome.
 
FridayFebruary 18, 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.