Hannah Pingree, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, will give a presentation at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the library’s Is Maine Going Anywhere? series in January.

“Maine has an aging population (we’re one of the oldest states in the country), shrinking school populations, and ongoing job losses in many of our traditional industries,” Pingree said in a news release. “We also have a mounting property tax burden and a high demand from out-of-state buyers for coastal properties, which is forcing many Maine citizens from their homes. But there is good news. In the past two years, more young people moved to Maine than had done so in a decade. We led New England last year in per capita income growth, and we have an unemployment rate well below the national average. We have seen a rebirth in many of our traditional industries — from boat building to wood products — and a growing technical and creative economy.”

Other speakers in the Is Maine Going Anywhere? series include Dan Bookham on Jan. 5, Linda Buckmaster’s Job Seekers Workshop on Jan. 26, and Brian S. Hodges, acting deputy commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, on Jan. 28. For more information visit librarycamden.org.