Quasimodal Chorus and January Men in Performance — On Tuesday, May 24, at 7:00 pm in the Reading Room, the Quasimodal Chorus will be joined by The January Men and Then Some for a spring choral concert. The concert will be distinctly different from their recent performance at the Rockland Library.They will perform selections of their favorite songs, some of which were written by members of the groups. Both groups continue a long practice of performing both traditional and innovative choral works. The chorus currently has 16 members, and the January Men is a smaller group of mostly male singers, “and then some” additional women’s voices. (more…)
The songwriters of the Camden Public Library’s Songwriters Session are ready to perform their new work at the annual Songwriters Coffeehouse on June 2. Leading the performance will be David Dodson with Rachel and John Nicholas, who have been conducting the sessions all winter. The group has been producing original work that spans styles from rockabilly to singer-songwriter, blues, ballads, love songs, hymns, and more. The Coffeehouse is on Thursday, June 2, at 7:00 pm; suggested donations at the door will be $5. (more…)
Cyber Sundays is a series of weekly technology classes, held most Sundays, at 2:00 pm. All classes are free, but some may have limited seating as they may be held in the History Center, so please call the library to sign up in advance at 236-3440. iPads and laptops are available to borrow through the Camden Public Library. Please inquire ahead of time if you’d like to check out an iPad for 2 weeks or borrow a laptop for use within the library for 2 hours.
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1-May Craigslist for Beginners
8-May Facebook for Business
15-May Shopping Online
22-May No class — Student Open Lab to be scheduled, details coming soon
29-May No class – Memorial Day Weekend
5-Jun Smartphone Photo Management
12-Jun Buying a Computer Q and A (guest speaker)
19-Jun No class
26-Jun Student Open Lab
3-Jul No class – July 4th weekend
10-Jul iPad Basics with VoiceOver and Zoom
17-Jul Computer Basics: Gmail
24-Jul 3D Printing Intro
31-Jul Student Open Lab
7-Aug Back to School: Current technology in MSAD 28 schools (guest speaker)
14-Aug Student Open Lab
21-Aug Back to School: Digital Natives – Kids and Social Media
28-Aug Back to School: You’re in Charge – Parental Controls
4-Sep No class – Labor Day
11-Sep No class – Maker Faire
25-Sep Student Open Lab
2-Oct eBooks – to compliment Harbor Arts and Books Fair
16-Oct Makey/Makey kit
30-Oct Student Open Lab
6-Nov Creating an iPad/iPhone/iPod backup in iTunes
13-Nov Holiday Guide for Tech Gifts
20-Nov Staying Safe Online
27-Nov Student Open Lab
11-Dec Viruses and Malware
18-Dec Gmail: The next level
The Camden Hannaford Supermarket will donate $446 to the Camden Public Library as the beneficiary of the “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag program. During April, the Camden Library received a $1 direct donation, PLUS another $1 “matching” donation from Hannaford, for each purchase of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag at the Camden Hannaford’s. That’s a total of $2 donation for each bag! (more…)
The library holds several book sales throughout the year, run entirely by volunteers. Here is the schedule throughout 2016: (more…)
The Camden Public Library has exciting news! We are taking on the Summer Harbor Arts festival in addition to the Fall Harbor Arts & Books festival. The summer arts festival is already scheduled for July 16 and 17, 2016. We will continue to offer our annual outdoor giant booksale under the tents as well. (more…)
The cover of the January/February issue of Yankee Magazine features a glorious photograph of Camden Harbor, with the schooners, the Library, and Mount Battie prominently and beautifully portrayed. The photograph illustrates the magazine’s cover story on “New England’s 10 Best Winter Towns.” The Camden Public Library, Camden Harbor Park, and the Camden Snow Bowl are featured in the article.
The Camden Public Library has again received a Five-Star Rating from the Library Journal based on their 2015 Index of Public Library Service. Only eight libraries in Maine were awarded star ratings and only one other library (Southwest Harbor Public Library) received a Five-Star Rating. The staff at the Camden Public Library is very pleased to again be recognized in this way for their service. The high rating for the Camden library is a reflection of the high use that residents and visitors make of the library, and the support for the library’s services and programs. THANK YOU CAMDEN! (more…)
The National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable. (more…)
The Camden Public Library will be the first system in the state of Maine to provide Beanstack to families in the local community. Beanstack is an online portal that offers free personalized recommendations of children’s books and apps handpicked by the library staff. It is an innovative new way to connect children and their families with books and educational apps that match each child’s specific age, interests, reading level, and background. The service is powered by children’s curation company Zoobean, and gives the library access to a database of books using over 1,600 unique tags to help library users find the right books and apps. (more…)
Camden Public Library’s 3M Cloud Library of ebooks has a new look! Same great service providing many bestsellers (fiction and non-fiction) without a long wait. Download an ebook simply and easily directly to your device using your library card barcode.
The Camden Public Library participates in the Community Events series of the Camden Conference. We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Camden Conference, Russia Resurgent, is now available for viewing on the Camden Conference. Click HERE to view the proceedings. (more…)
The book shed is overflowing with books that everyone has so generously donated. Now we have some work to do! We need people to; process and pack donated books donated to the library; transport books (we need someone with a van!) from our shed in the Amphitheatre parking lot off Atlantic Ave. to and from the library before and after our books sales; help set up for the book sales; serve as cashiers at the book sales; pick up books at the residences of individuals who want to donate books to the book sale; and transport books which we cannot use to Goodwill in Rockland.
It is helpful if you are able to carry a box of books but not a requirement to help process or setup for the book sale! For more information and to volunteer please contact Jean Freedman-White at 236-4885 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the team (and get a first look at all those books!!).
The weather was challenging, but thanks to all the volunteers who helped prep the Amphitheatre, serve the food, and provide the music and kids crafts, the Winterfest Community Ice Carving was a big success and indeed we had a ball! Ken Gardiner was the MC and started us off with a stirring sing-along of “The Hokey-Pokey,” Chris Barrows was our DJ and everything was up-tempo and seasonally flavored (“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”), All That Jazz performed indoors, with Hazel Delehey’s performance during intermission; Miss Amy and Miss Stefanie regaled the kids with crafts and facepainting, and Caroline Morong’s truly intrepid crew served up hot food throughout the event in the snowiest part of Camden, right in front of the library doors! The Winterfest events are supported by sponsorship from The First and hosted by the Camden Public Library. Click for more photos.
Check-out is for one week, no renewals, no holds, for a quick turn-around. Prepare to be surprised and delighted at what you can find on this table!
Want quicker access to what everyone is reading? Check out the Bestseller Express table at the Camden Public Library! The table is stocked with the newest and most popular books for immediate checkout and quick turnaround. With the “Bestseller Express” system, check-out is for one week only, and no renewals are allowed, to ensure a quick return and plenty of books available. (more…)
All Discovery Kits circulate for a two-week period with a valid library card and must be returned to the Camden Public Library circulation desk for check in. They are filled with books and craft ideas and puzzles, dvd’s, games, etc. for young and old. Great for families, daycares, grandparents with visiting grandchildren, and more! What will you discover at the library?
ABC/Word Play Discovery Kit
Elephant Discovery Kit
Construction Discovery Kit
Curious George Discovery Kit
Bug Discovery Kit
Outer Space Discovery Kit
Wizard of Oz Discovery Kit
Special Occasion Card Making Kit
Down to the Sea Discovery Kit
Binocular Discovery Kit
Raising Reader Discovery Kit
Dinosaur Discovery Kit
Fairy Discovery Kit
Farm Discovery Kit
Airplane Busy Bag
Car Busy Bag
Coming soon- Peter Rabbit & Friends Discovery Kit, Ocean Explorer Discovery Kit and Dino Wonder Discovery Kit.