Calendar of Events, Camden Public Library: August 2020

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 7:00pm

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    CAMDEN — Slow art, a journey to journalism, Shakespeare plays, Ilana Blumenthal, and an Insider’s Travel Guide highlight August 2020 as the Camden Public Library continues through summer. Also continuing are yoga in the amphitheatre, purling through the pandemic, and many other library group events.

    Saturday, August 1 – Monday August 31, All Day (Online). Virtual Art Exhibit by Peggy Clark Lumpkins, August Artist-of-the-Month. Visit the library’s website at librarycamden.org/event/peggy-clark-lumpkins to view a virtual exhibit of Peggy Clark Lumpkins’ intricate land and coast “scapes” and flower paintings. Lumpkins has pledged to donate 20% of sales from her two websites to the library during the month of August.

    Monday, August 3, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Maine Mondays on Facebook Live. Each Monday on the Camden Public Library’s Facebook Page, Julia will read selections from books about Maine’s history. This program is part of the library’s year-long celebration of Maine’s Bicentennial. Recordings of the readings are available to watch afterward in the “video” section of the library’s Facebook page.

    Monday, August 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 find you an answer! Email kgross@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

    Tuesday, August 49:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Yoga in the Amphitheatre. Enjoy breathtaking views of Camden Harbor while being guided through a sequence of Yoga poses that are both grounding and uplifting. Certified Yoga Teacher Denyse Robinson will lead small classes with social distancing and safety precautions. All levels welcome. Donations accepted with a portion of the proceeds donated to Camden Public Library. For more information, contact Denyse 207-975-5325 or denyserobinson@gmail.com

    Tuesday, August 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.

    Wednesday, August 5, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Pandemic Purling! Meeting on Zoom. Check out the library’s virtual knitting group. Bring your own knitting project, or try something new! Miss Loraine leads the online knitting circle every second Tuesday through June. Email Miss Loraine at lmurray@librarycamden.org if you would like to be sent a link to the Zoom meeting.

    Thursday, August 6, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Tech Help Hour on Zoom. 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, August 6, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Journey to Journalism. The Library will host two young female journalists, Cecelia King and Christine Simmonds from Courier Publications, for an insightful online presentation about their “Journeys to Journalism.” Discover how their age, gender, and previous experiences have influenced their paths in print media. To request a Zoom link to attend, email: jpierce@librarycamden.org

    Friday, August 7, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Yoga in the Amphitheatre. Enjoy breathtaking views of Camden Harbor while being guided through a sequence of Yoga poses that are both grounding and uplifting. Certified Yoga Teacher Denyse Robinson will lead small classes with social distancing and safety precautions. All levels welcome. Donations accepted with a portion of the proceeds donated to Camden Public Library. For more information, contact Denyse 207-975-5325 or denyserobinson@gmail.com

    Friday, August 7, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations: Read-Aloud Group for Adults on Facebook Live. Hear a wide range of fascinating books read aloud by library staff on the Camden Public Library’s Facebook Page. Recordings of the readings are available to watch afterward in the “video” section of the library’s Facebook page.

    FridayAugust 7, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Online Chess Club. The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday while the library is closed. 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, August 10, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Sound Immersion/Gong Bath in the Amphitheatre. Musical instrument creator and Sound Therapist Jim Doble will create waves of sound to help participants sonically cleanse, rejuvenate, rest, and recuperate in a safe environment. Sound bathers will be distanced at least 10-feet from one another, and the wearing of a face covering is mandatory (please bring your own). Doble also encourages participants to bring something to lie on (blanket or yoga mat). The program will be held by donation (optional) and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Camden Public Library. Register by email: jim@elementaldesign.me, or call (207) 785-2212.

    Monday, August 10, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Maine Mondays on Facebook Live. Each Monday on the Camden Public Library’s Facebook Page, Julia will read selections from books about Maine’s history. This program is part of the library’s year-long celebration of Maine’s Bicentennial. Recordings of the readings are available to watch afterward in the “video” section of the library’s Facebook page.

    Monday, August 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 find you an answer! Email kgross@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

    Tuesday, August 11, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Yoga in the Amphitheatre. Enjoy breathtaking views of Camden Harbor while being guided through a sequence of Yoga poses that are both grounding and uplifting. Certified Yoga Teacher Denyse Robinson will lead small classes with social distancing and safety precautions. All levels welcome. Donations accepted with a portion of the proceeds donated to Camden Public Library. For more information, contact Denyse 207-975-5325 or denyserobinson@gmail.com

    Tuesday, August 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, August 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. For more information and to request a link attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com.

    Tuesday, August 11, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Tuesday Book Club in the Amphitheatre. The group will be discussing the book The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead this month. The group meets in the Amphitheatre, with masks and social distancing, weather permitting. Bring your own lawn chair. Contact jpierce@librarycamden.org with questions.

    Wednesday, August 12, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Pandemic Purling! Meeting on Zoom. Check out the library’s new virtual knitting group. Bring your own knitting project, or try something new! Miss Loraine leads the online knitting circle every second Tuesday through June. Email Miss Loraine at lmurray@librarycamden.org if you would like to be sent a link to the Zoom meeting.

    Thursday, August 13 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Tech Help Hour on Zoom. 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, August 13, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. An Insider’s Guide to Southern Midcoast Maine. The library’s travel series continues! Join Cory King, the Executive Director of Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, to hear about how the Bath-Brunswick area is seeing its way through the Covid-19 era, and learn about some special places to explore in this dynamic nearby region. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend the talk.

    Friday, August 14, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Yoga in the Amphitheatre. Enjoy breathtaking views of Camden Harbor while being guided through a sequence of Yoga poses that are both grounding and uplifting. Certified Yoga Teacher Denyse Robinson will lead small classes with social distancing and safety precautions. All levels welcome. Donations accepted with a portion of the proceeds donated to Camden Public Library. For more information, contact Denyse 207-975-5325 or denyserobinson@gmail.com

    Friday, August 14, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations: Read-Aloud Group for Adults on Facebook Live. Hear a wide range of fascinating books read aloud by library staff on the Camden Public Library’s Facebook Page. Recordings of the readings are available to watch afterward in the “video” section of the library’s Facebook page.

    FridayAugust 14, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Online Chess Club. The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday while the library is closed. 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, August 15, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. FAFALO! Performance in the Amphitheatre. Camden Shakespeare Festival, in association with Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble presents FAFALO!, a comic fantasy about what happens when a ludicrously unqualified buffoon is accidentally named king. Visit librarycamden.org for additional show dates and ticket details.

    Sunday, August 16, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. FAFALO! Performance in the Amphitheatre. Camden Shakespeare Festival, in association with Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble presents FAFALO!, a comic fantasy about what happens when a ludicrously unqualified buffoon is accidentally named king. Visit librarycamden.org for additional show dates and ticket details.

    Monday, August 17, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Maine Mondays on Facebook Live. Each Monday on the Camden Public Library’s Facebook Page, Julia will read selections from books about Maine’s history. This program is part of the library’s year-long celebration of Maine’s Bicentennial. Recordings of the readings are available to watch afterward in the “video” section of the library’s Facebook page.

    Monday, August 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 find you an answer! Email kgross@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

    Tuesday, August 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, August 18, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A Conversation with Artist Peggy Clark Lumpkins, August Artist-of-the-Month. Lumpkins has a passion for what she calls a “slow art” style of oil painting, with vibrant layers of transparent color. Lumpkins will discuss her technique and showcase her extraordinary flower paintings and landscapes in this online presentation. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a link to attend.

     Wednesday, August 19, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMCreative Art & Journaling. Meetings on Zoom and project ideas through email. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday through June. Email Amy at alhand@libarycamden.org if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom Meeting.

    Thursday, August 20, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Tech Help Hour on Zoom. 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.

    Friday, August 21, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Yoga in the Amphitheatre. Enjoy breathtaking views of Camden Harbor while being guided through a sequence of Yoga poses that are both grounding and uplifting. Certified Yoga Teacher Denyse Robinson will lead small classes with social distancing and safety precautions. All levels welcome. Donations accepted with a portion of the proceeds donated to Camden Public Library. For more information, contact Denyse 207-975-5325 or denyserobinson@gmail.com

    Friday, August 21, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations: Read-Aloud Group for Adults on Facebook Live. Hear a wide range of fascinating books read aloud by library staff on the Camden Public Library’s Facebook Page. Recordings of the readings are available to watch afterward in the “video” section of the library’s Facebook page.

    FridayAugust 21, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Online Chess Club. The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday while the library is closed. 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, August 22, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. FAFALO! Performance in the Amphitheatre. Camden Shakespeare Festival, in association with Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble presents FAFALO!, a comic fantasy about what happens when a ludicrously unqualified buffoon is accidentally named king. Visit librarycamden.org for additional show dates and ticket details.

    Sunday, August 23, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. FAFALO! Performance in the Amphitheatre. Camden Shakespeare Festival, in association with Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble presents FAFALO!, a comic fantasy about what happens when a ludicrously unqualified buffoon is accidentally named king. Visit librarycamden.org for additional show dates and ticket details.

    Monday, August 24, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Sound Immersion/Gong Bath in the Amphitheatre. Musical instrument creator and Sound Therapist Jim Doble will create waves of sound to help participants sonically cleanse, rejuvenate, rest, and recuperate in a safe environment. Sound bathers will be distanced at least 10-feet from one another, and the wearing of a face covering is mandatory (please bring your own). Doble also encourages participants to bring something to lie on (blanket or yoga mat). The program will be held by donation (optional) and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Camden Public Library. Register by email: jim@elementaldesign.me, or call (207) 785-2212.

    Monday, August 24, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Maine Mondays on Facebook Live. Each Monday on the Camden Public Library’s Facebook Page, Julia will read selections from books about Maine’s history. This program is part of the library’s year-long celebration of Maine’s Bicentennial. Recordings of the readings are available to watch afterward in the “video” section of the library’s Facebook page.

    Monday, August 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, August 25, 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, August 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. For more information and to request a link attend, email Lynne Taylor at leerycharlar@gmail.com

    Tuesday, August 25, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Ilana Blumenthal Discusses Volunteering for Israel’s Defense. The library will host Ilana Blumenthal for an online presentation about her volunteer work on Israeli Defense Force bases through an international program called Volunteers for Israel (VFI). Her presentation will explore VFI’s history and her experiences on medical bases, communications bases, and air force bases with other volunteers of various backgrounds. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

    Wednesday, August 26, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMCreative Art & Journaling. Meetings on Zoom and project ideas through email. Join this creative group for a different project every Wednesday through June. Email Amy at alhand@libarycamden.org if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom Meeting.

    Thursday, August 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.

    Thursday, August 27, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. An Insider’s Guide to the Lewiston/Auburn Region. The library welcomes Shanna Cox of the Lewiston/Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce for a presentation exploring the treasures of this unique central Maine region. Join in and learn why it’s a great place for your Maine “staycation.” Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

    Friday, August 28, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations: Read-Aloud Group for Adults on Facebook Live. Hear a wide range of fascinating books read aloud by library staff on the Camden Public Library’s Facebook Page. Recordings of the readings are available to watch afterward in the “video” section of the library’s Facebook page.

    FridayAugust 28, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Online Chess Club. The chess club will be holding online matches every Friday while the library is closed. 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, August 29, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. FAFALO! Performance in the Amphitheatre. Camden Shakespeare Festival, in association with Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble presents FAFALO!, a comic fantasy about what happens when a ludicrously unqualified buffoon is accidentally named king. Visit librarycamden.org for additional show dates and ticket details.

    Sunday, August 30, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. FAFALO! Performance in the Amphitheatre. Camden Shakespeare Festival, in association with Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble presents FAFALO!, a comic fantasy about what happens when a ludicrously unqualified buffoon is accidentally named king. Visit librarycamden.org for additional show dates and ticket details.

    Monday, August 31, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Maine Mondays on Facebook Live. Each Monday on the Camden Public Library’s Facebook Page, Julia will read selections from books about Maine’s history. This program is part of the library’s year-long celebration of Maine’s Bicentennial. Recordings of the readings are available to watch afterward in the “video” section of the library’s Facebook page.

    Monday, August 31, 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.