Camden Public Library will host another series of Monday Movies in the Amphitheatre this summer, beginning Monday, July 11, with “The Spiderwick Chronicles” (2008, USA); the PG-rated film will screen at dusk, about 8:30 p.m.

The theme of the movie series this summer is Books to Movies. Monday, July 11, is a “double feature” evening in the Camden Amphitheatre because at 6:30 p.m., there will be a free concert by the Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra. The events are free, although donations will be accepted.

“The Spiderwick Chronicles” is a series of children’s books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. They chronicle the adventures of the Grace children after they move into the Spiderwick Estate and discover a world of fairies that they never knew existed. The feature film adaptation was produced by Nickelodeon Movies five years after “The Field Guide,” the first book in the series, was published. It opens in Maine, where 9-year-old identical twins Jared and Simon and their 13-year-old sister Mallory move into the decrepit Spiderwick Estate with their mother, Helen. On the first night, they discover a secret library and then, following a clue in the form of a riddle-poem, Jared finds Arthur Spiderwick’s “Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You” in a secret compartment in a trunk in the attic.

The other movies in the Monday Movies in the Amphitheatre  series are: July 18, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988, USA), based on “Who Censored Roger Rabbit?” by Gary K. Wolf, at 8:30 p.m.; July 25, “Mary Poppins” (1964, USA) at 8:30 p.m.; Aug. 1, “The Big Sleep” (1946, USA) for Camden Classics Weekend, at 8:15 p.m.; Aug. 9, “Stardust” (2007, USA) at 8 p.m.; and Aug. 15, “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain” (1995, USA) at 8:15 p.m.

In case of rain the movie will be postponed; Aug. 22 at 7:45 p.m. is reserved as a movie makeup date.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or