CAMDEN — Art reception, movies, plays, and lectures bring thought, culture, and entertainment to Camden Library between July 18 and August 1.
Thursday, July 18, 4:30 p.m.
Art Gallery Opening Reception at the Camden Public Library for Sara Gagan and Mary Faith Morrison.
Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m.
Daymark Irish Trio at the Camden Public Library. An international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Will Woodson (flute, border pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle), and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) present a blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar. Free, though donations are always welcome. In the Amphitheatre.
Monday, July 22, 8:30 p.m.
Monday Night Movie: Murder on the Orient Express at the Camden Public Library. In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. Rated PG. 2 hrs, 8 min. 1974.
Tuesday, July 23, 7 p.m.
Lobster War Screening at the Camden Public Library. Lobster War is a must-watch, award-winning documentary film about a conflict between the US and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed area known as the Gray Zone were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. As the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty. Q&A with the filmmaker via Skype following the film. Not rated. 74 min.
Wednesday, July 24, 6 p.m.
Camden Shakespeare Festival presents The Taming of the Shrew. The Camden Shakespeare Festival is a professional, non-profit theatre committed to producing Shakespeare’s plays chiefly in the Camden Public Library Amphitheatre. They believe that Shakespeare’s plays speak to everyone, because of their universal themes, their characters, and their poetry. Tickets may be purchased at the library circulation desk. Dates through Aug. 11.
Sunday, July 28, 3:30 p.m.
Plastics in Our Ocean: Discoveries and Solutions at the Camden Public Library. Steve Brown, of the aero-rigged schooner, Novara, will give an illustrated talk about the discoveries that he and other adventurers have made regarding ocean pollution. This talk is presented by the Camden Classics Cup and the Camden Conservation Commission.
Tuesday, July 30, 7 p.m.
The Job: The Future of Work in a Time of Radical Change at the Camden Public Library. Author Ellen Shell will speak to the dramatic changes taking place in our new “gig” economy, and the future of what work can and should be. Shell is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, and has written for the New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and dozens of other publications.
Thursday, August 1, 4 p.m.
What Seabirds Tell Us About the Health of the Gulf of Maine at the Camden Public Library. Dr. Jennifer Seavey presents research on terns, an endangered seabird species, and the Gulf of Maine. This talk is presented by the Camden Classics Cup and the Camden Conservation Commission.