Camden Public Library’s free Movies in the Amphitheatre series offers its highlight of the summer Tuesday, Aug. 2 at dusk — the sing-along “Wizard of Oz” will be screened at dusk (8 p.m.) outdoors in the amphitheater on Atlantic Avenue, hosted by the library and the Camden Cinema Committee.

Everyone is invited to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating … and attend in costume, if they like. In order to set the mood for the 1939 MGM classic, there will be a reading from L. Frank Baum’s book beginning at 6:30 p.m. plus crafts activities for children. Members of The Rig will be on hand during the screening to hand out programs; sing and encourage the audience to sing along; and clean up afterward.

VillageSoup is sponsoring the sing-along aspect of this screening by making the lyrics of the movie’s beloved songs available for download at The lyric sheets may be printed up and brought to the amphitheater to enable the audience to “O-Ee-Yah! Eoh-Ah!” with abandon.

The sing-along “Wizard of Oz” event is part of the library’s American Cultural Journey programs being offered throughout the summer. In addition to movies, the library offers programs including lectures, music concerts, and the adult summer reading program. The library is grateful for the support of the First Bancorp as a sponsor of the summer series of programs.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to