July happenings at Camden Public Library

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 7:00am

Story Location:
55 Main Street
Camden  Maine
United States

CAMDEN — Music and yoga in the ampthitheatre, lectures in the Picker Center, story times, walking tours, movies, books sales, and art in the park all take over the Camden Public Library grounds in July.

 

Monday, July 1, 6:00 pm.

MoJO Concert at the Camden Public Library. The Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra is a big band jazz ensemble playing a wide range of favorites old and new.

 

Tuesday, July 2, 9:00 am.

Yoga in the Amphitheatre at the Camden Public Library. Every Tuesday and Friday through the summer.

 

Tuesday, July 2, 7:00 pm.

Beyond Acadia: Off the Beaten Path With Rich Bard at the Camden Public Library. Author, biologist, photographer, and outdoor enthusiast Rich Bard presents hidden treasures of the Maine coast.

 

Wednesday, July 3, 10:00 am.

Stroke Support Group at the Camden Public Library. Stroke survivors and their families and caregivers meet each first Wednesday of the month to be in community and learn together.

 

Thursday, July 4, 12:00 noon.

Rotary 4th of July Music By The Sea Concert at the Camden Public Library. Enjoy a fantastic lineup of concerts all day in the Amphitheatre and Harbor Park, followed by fireworks at 9:00 pm.

 

Friday, July 5, 11:00 am.

Grown Up Story Hour at the Camden Public Library. We never outgrow listening to stories read aloud! Join us in comfy chairs for a different story each week, read by a rotating group of librarians and community members. Every Friday morning.

 

Friday, July 5, 4:00 pm.

Camden Chess Club at the Camden Public Library. Game play for all levels. Every Friday.

 

Friday, July 5, 4:00 pm.

Walking Tour at the Camden Public Library. Dave Jackson and Amy Rollins lead entertaining and informative tours of the library and grounds. Every Friday through September 13.

 

Monday, July 8, 6:00 pm.

MoJO Concert at the Camden Public Library. The Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra is a big band jazz ensemble playing a wide range of favorites old and new.

 

Tuesday, July 9, 1:00 pm.

Leer y charlar at the Camden Public Library. Spanish conversation group for fluent speakers. New members welcome! Meets every second and fourth Tuesday.

 

Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 pm.

Journey to War: W.H. Auden & Christopher Isherwood in China at the Camden Public Library. Author and professor Stephen Harder will present on the personal life of poet W.H. Auden.

 

Thursday, July 11, 7:00 pm.

Novel Jazz at the Camden Public Library. The musicians of “Novel Jazz” have been performing straight-ahead jazz around Maine and New England for over three decades. They draw from the Great American Songbook and specialize in the works of Edward Kennedy (“Duke”) Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The band members hail from all over Maine.

 

Thursday, July 11, 9:00 am to Sunday, July 14, 4:00 pm.

Harbor Arts & Books BOOK SALE under the tents on the Camden Public Library lawn. This four-day sale will feature all manner of excellent bargains. Tables will be continually restocked, so keep checking for new treasures!

Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Harbor Arts & Books Art Festival at the Camden Public Library. Art patrons will find works in watercolor, oil, acrylics, and pastels, as well as photography, sculpture, and mixed media. Fans of handcrafted wares can shop for pottery, glass, woodcrafts, jewelry, and furniture. Fiber artists will also be represented with a wide selection of hand-woven sweaters, handmade quilts, and much more. Harbor Arts & Books Fair is an admission-free, family-friendly event, making it a perfect day trip or weekend destination.

 

Monday, July 15, 10:00 am.

Sudden Fiction at the Camden Public Library. Writing workshop with Lee Heffner. 4-week class, running 10:00 - 12:00 each Monday, through August 5. Please sign up: 236-3440. Free.

 

Monday, July 15, 8:30 pm.

Monday Night Movie: Inkheart at the Camden Public Library. Mo and his daughter, Meggie, have the ability to bring storybook characters to life just by reading aloud. That gift backfires when he accidentally summons Capricorn, the villain of the novel “Inkheart.” Mo and Meggie must find a way to send him back to his literary realm, but the task will not be easy, for the malefactor likes his new world and will not leave it voluntarily. Rated PG. 1 hr, 46 min. 2008.

 

Tuesday, July 16, 3:30 pm.

Camden Philosophical Society at the Camden Public Library. Topics will be posted to the library calendar in the weeks leading up to the discussion. All who welcome a good debate are welcome to join this lively group!

 

Tuesday, July 16 6:30 pm.

A Dramatized History of the Bantry Bay Gig at the Camden Public Library. Mick Delap leads a talented group of performers in a unique, multi-media performance. Poetry, music, projected images, and atmospheric sounds combine to tell the story of the small boat lost in an Irish storm.

 

 

Thursday, July 18, 4:30 pm.

Art Gallery Opening Reception at the Camden Public Library for Sara Gagan and Mary Faith Morrison.

 

Thursday, July 18, 7:00 pm.

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.