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April 2017

Poets’ Corner Poetry Reading

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating Poetry Month with the Poets’ Corner. About the Poets:   Jim Ostheimer Cofounding Member A Yale graduate, Jim has been a writer for many years; he won the Thoreau Medal for writing as a freshman at the Middlesex School, and won a large number of awards in the Arizona state poetry contest for his free verse. Jim was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and New Hampshire and Pennsylvania Air National Guards. Jim has been…

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Leer y charlar

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Read and chat – entirely in Spanish! This Spanish language reading and conversation group  will continue on “second and fourth Tuesday” meetings  at 1:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. We’ll chat in Spanish about what we’re reading (books, magazines, etc.) and decide how to proceed. Bring ideas for future recommendations.  

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Science on the Half Shell: How Oyster Parasites Might Benefit Human Health

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Science on the Half Shell: How Oyster Parasites Might Benefit Human Health Part of Bigelow Laboratory’s Café Sci series at the Camden Public Library The vast biodiversity of life on Earth harbors multitudes of as-yet undiscovered cures and remedies. Some are in the rainforest, while others could be hiding in the woods and estuaries of coastal Maine. Come find out where oyster parasites, chaga mushrooms, and molecular biology all come together in searching for benefits to human health. Senior Research…

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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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