Camden Public Library will welcome the Midcoast’s own celebrity Zachary Fowler, winner of the History Channel show “Alone,” Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m.

Fowler will bring along items that helped him survive “Alone” in Patagonia, along with items he made himself. Fowler survived 89 days alone, which is a record for the show. He will tell stories about his adventure and survival, answer questions and sign autographs.

Fowler was born in Vermont, where he grew up enjoying outdoor adventures with his parents. After high school, he studied boat building in Maine and discovered such a knack for it that he began building boats as a career. At age 21, he permanently moved to coastal Maine and bought two and a half acres of rugged, wooded land in Appleton. After he met his wife, Jami, the two started a self-sufficient lifestyle, living in a hand-built yurt. Along with their daughters Abigail and Sparrow, they continue to pursue the dream of self-sufficiency.

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