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April 2017

Poetry Reading with George Chappell

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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George S. Chappell is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who has been involved in writing for most of his adult life as an English teacher and a journalist. A recipient of a Master of Fine Arts from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, he also has a Master of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maine in Orono. He is a graduate of Moses Brown School, a Society of Friends school in…

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Coastal Senior College: Hollywood as Idealogy

April 27 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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We tend to perceive the movies as providing entertainment and escapism. Hence we suspend disbelief when entering the theater, where visual imagery and music mesh with our “common sense” ways of understanding life. This process is ideological: For instance, in the 1930’s MGM offered superbly dressed aristocrats fussing about debutantes and dinner parties, whereas Warner Brothers favored gritty dramas about everyday folks facing the Great Depression. The range of Hollywood’s ideology is narrow: Just as with the Cold War’s “communist…

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Two Classic Tales of The Sea, A Discussion: Moby Dick and The Old Man And The Sea

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Two Classic Tales of The Sea A Discussion: Moby Dick and The Old Man And The Sea The Camden Philosophical Society will show parts of both films, and discuss. These are the stories of two men in conflict both struggling with their own monsters. In each case they experience a similar encounter. What is their struggle? Do we, in this modern era, still search for the same answers and to overcome the same conflicts?

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Grown Up Storytime: Poetry & Maritime Theme

April 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us for special themed Grown Up Storytimes every Friday in April as we celebrate both National Poetry Month and our own library Maritime Month! Friday, April 7: Diane will read from The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett. Friday, April 14: Amy will read poetry. Friday, April 21: Ken will read poetry. Friday, April 28: Katie will read poetry.

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Tabletop Gaming for Ages 10 – 100

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Join us every Friday at 3:00 to play board games, learn new games, and enjoy some snacks! All levels of experience welcome.

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Simply Books! Book Group

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Camden Public Library,
55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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Simply Books! is the library’s book group for adults. Simply Books! is a book group designed for book lovers. There’s no set reading list, we don’t all read the same book, and it’s very informal. We simply bring along whatever book we’re currently reading (usually the ones we’re loving and want to talk about!), and share it with the group.  Simply Books! meetings are on the FOURTH Saturday of the month. If you’d like to learn more, please email Marie…

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Kristen Lindquist Book Launch

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Camden poet Kristen Lindquist will be celebrating the release of her latest poetry collection Tourists in the Known World on Saturday, April 29, 4:00 – 5:30 pm in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. She will do a short reading from the book, and copies will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. A graduate of Camden-Rockport High School, Lindquist received her MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon and worked many summers at the Bread…

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Fred Astaire: A Celebration of His Life

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Camden Public Library welcomes Michael Lund of Serendipity Recordings to speak about the incomparable Fred Astaire, his life, music, and dance. Astaire was an actor, singer, choreographer, and dancer extraordinaire. George Gershwin was the first great pianist who played for him and wrote songs for him. He had 35 musicals, 8 non-musical movies and 15 television shows. Some of the songs Astaire introduced were: Night & Day, Cheek To Cheek, Let’s Face The Music & Dance, The Way You Look Tonight,…

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May 2017

CANCELLED: Anita Shreve: “The Stars Are Fire” Reading

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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We have just heard that Anita Shreve has had to cancel her book tour due to health reasons. Shreve was to have visited the Camden Public Library for a reading and discussion of her new book The Stars are Fire on May 2. She posted on her Facebook site: A Note from Anita Shreve: This is a hard post to write. I have so been looking forward to going on book tour for my new novel, The Stars are Fire, and had…

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The Sporting Life of Ernest Hemingway with Silvio Calabi

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Silvio Calabi has written extensively about Ernest Hemingway’s sporting life, including the book Hemingway’s Guns (2010, 2016). He will speak at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, May 2, at 7:00 pm about his research. He has delved deep into Hemingway’s letters and photos archived at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, in Boston, and at the Finca Vigía, Hemingway’s home in Cuba, and he is a consultant to the Hemingway Letters Project. A writer, editor and publisher for more…

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