Jointly with PopTech, beginning Monday, October 19th through Saturday, October 24th, 2015, Camden Public Library will host a unique exhibit in the Reading Room, 3rd floor – Boldness and Opportunity: The N Square Exhibit.
PopTech is honored to bring this dynamic exhibit to Maine, and in partnership with the Camden Public Library, welcomes the citizens of our state to take advantage of this very unique opportunity to explore the past history of nuclear weapon development, while at the same time participating in future thinking about ways to limit the risks these weapons pose to humanity.
Bringing fresh thinking to a problem that’s both enduring and existential can feel beyond challenging. If some of the best minds in the world haven’t figured out how to free the world from the risks posed by nuclear weapons, how can the rest of us? Our answer: approach the problem in radically new ways.
Boldness and Opportunity: The N Square Exhibit is an interactive installation that demonstrates what happens when diverse minds take on challenges relating to international disarmament, nuclear non-proliferation, and the security of existing nuclear arsenals. What happens when design thinkers work with nuclear security experts and futurists? Or when philanthropy supports experimental work around technologies that promise to make the world safer? Boldness and Opportunity helps new audiences discover meaningful ways to engage with this global threat.
Some Background on N Square
N Square is a two-year, $2.4 million pilot designed to foster collaboration, ignite the public imagination and spark new ideas about how to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons. N Square is a collaborative effort between five of the largest peace and security funders in the United States: The Carnegie Corporation of New York, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ploughshares Fund, and the Skoll Global Threats Fund.
N Square is based on the idea that new forms of cross-sector collaboration—combined with the sheer ingenuity of an engaged public—will enable us to innovate our way to a world free from the risks associated with nuclear weapons and fissile materials.
PopTech and N Square Collaboration
N Square has established a collaborative partnership with the PopTech Institute, the Camden-based non-profit organization that focuses on innovative solutions to global challenges, trains emerging global leaders through its Fellows programs and hosts the annual PopTech conference, which will take place from October 22-24, 2015 at the Camden Opera House. PopTech is honored to bring this dynamic exhibit to Maine, and in partnership with the Camden Public Library, welcomes the citizens of our state to take advantage of this very unique opportunity to explore the past history of nuclear weapon development, while at the same time participating in future thinking about ways to limit the risks these weapons pose to humanity.
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…)
HARBOR ARTS July 17-18-19
Friday July 17 — 9:00-5:00
Saturday July 18 — 9:00-5:00
Sunday July 19 — 10:00-4:00
INDOOR August 29-30
Saturday — 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday — 1:00 – 4:30
HARBOR ARTS & BOOKS October 2-3-4
Friday Oct. 2 — 9:00-5:0
Saturday Oct. 3 — 9:00-5:00
Sunday Oct. 4 — 10:00-4:00
INDOOR November 14-15
Saturday — 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday — 1:00 – 4:30
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.
We are very pleased to announce that the Camden Public Library has again been judged a “Five-Star Library” by the Library Journal, its highest possible rating. The rating is based on the per-capita use of the library, compared to peer libraries across the country. “We are really very pleased to be recognized in this way,” said Nikki Maounis, library director. “It is a recognition of our continued work to be an anchor and a center for the community.” (more…)
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.