Calendar of Events at Camden Public Library: October 2020

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Thursday, October 1 – Saturday, October 31, All Day (Online). “Discover History Month” Virtual Photography Exhibit featuring selections from Walsh History Center. Visit the library’s events calendar at librarycamden.org to view a fun and fascinating collection of vintage photographs from the Camden Public Library’s Walsh History Center.

Thursday, October 1, 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, October 2, 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.

FridayOctober 2, 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 [email protected]

Monday, October 5, 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, October 5, 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 [email protected] to request a Zoom link to participate.

Tuesday, October 6, 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 [email protected] for a link to attend.

Tuesday, October 6, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Stories That Are Never Told: David Lyman Discusses Writing a Memoir About the Vietnam War Experience. In this online program, photographer and journalist David Lyman will describe how he came to write a memoir about his time in Vietnam, and provide strategies to help people unwrap their own stories. To request a Zoom link to attend, email: [email protected].

Wednesday, October 7, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOutdoor Story Time with Miss Amy. Children’s librarian Miss Amy is reintroducing in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Please bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their spaces. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email Miss Amy to register at: [email protected]

Wednesday, October 7, 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 [email protected] if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom Meeting.

Thursday, October 8, 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, October 8, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Bicentennial Program: The History of Midcoast Mills. Historian Donovan Bowley will discuss how early European settlers were able to survive and thrive in midcoast Maine by building mills to capitalize on the abundant water power of the region. His talk will include illustrations and photographs of representative structures at various locations. Email [email protected] to request a Zoom link to attend the talk.

Friday, October 9, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Explorations: Read-Aloud Group for Adults on Facebook Live. Guest Reader Joseph Cote will read a selection from the book Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein 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.

FridayOctober 9, 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 [email protected]

Tuesday, October 13, 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 [email protected] for a link to attend.

Tuesday, October 13, 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 [email protected].

Tuesday, October 13, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Tuesday Book Club in the Amphitheatre. The group will be discussing the book The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood this month. The group meets in the Amphitheatre, with masks and social distancing, weather permitting. Bring your own lawn chair. Contact [email protected] with questions.

Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOutdoor Story Time with Miss Amy. Children’s librarian Miss Amy is reintroducing in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Please bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their spaces. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email Miss Amy to register at: [email protected]

Wednesday, October 14, 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 [email protected] if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom meeting.

Thursday, October 15, 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, October 15, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Mid-Coast Audubon Talk with Don Reimer: Summering with the Vultures. The library’s fall-winter series of Mid-Coast Audubon talks continues with a lively online presentation by bird expert Don Reimer recounting his monitoring of a turkey vulture pair raising their chicks from egg through fledged independence. Email [email protected] to request a Zoom link to attend.

Friday, October 16, 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.

FridayOctober 16, 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 [email protected]

Monday, October 19, 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, October 19, 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 [email protected] to request a Zoom link to participate.

Tuesday, October 20, 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 [email protected] for a link to attend.

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Camden Conference Community Event Film and Discussion of “In the Wake of Modern Life, Women are Becoming Leaders” with Greenlandic Journalist, Inga Hansen. Hansen has traveled widely throughout Greenland and specializes in writing about Indigenous cultures and affairs. A Q&A will follow her short film. Email [email protected] to request a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, October 21, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOutdoor Story Time with Miss Amy. Children’s librarian Miss Amy is reintroducing in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Please bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their spaces. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email Miss Amy to register at: [email protected]

Wednesday, October 21, 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 [email protected] if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom meeting.

Thursday, October 22, 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, October 22, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. I am Cuba: Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. The library will host author Matthew Langdon Cost for a talk about his historically accurate novel detailing society, politics, war, and love in Cuba in the 1950s. Email [email protected] to request a Zoom link to attend.

Friday, October 23, 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.

FridayOctober 23, 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 [email protected]

Monday, October 26, 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, October 26, 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 [email protected] to request a Zoom link to participate.

Tuesday, October 27, 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 [email protected] for a link to attend.

Tuesday, October 27, 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 [email protected]

Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Muskets of the American Revolution. The library will host historic reenactor Bill Payson for an online presentation about the New England fowler, the British 1st model Long Land pattern musket, the French ’63 Charlieville, and related equipment. Email [email protected] to request a Zoom link to attend.

Wednesday, October 28, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMOutdoor Story Time with Miss Amy. Children’s librarian Miss Amy is reintroducing in-person story times and crafts with masks and social distancing. Please bring a blanket to sit on to help your children remain in their spaces. For all ages. Weather permitting. Email Miss Amy to register at: [email protected]

Wednesday, October 28, 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 [email protected] if you would like to be emailed project ideas and a link to the Zoom meeting.

Thursday, October 29, 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 [email protected].

Friday, October 30, 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.

FridayOctober 30, 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 [email protected]



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