Explorations Read-Aloud, “October Snow”

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from Jenna Brooks’ novel “October Snow,” Friday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to noon. New readings become available to watch every Friday at 11a.m. in the “videos” section of the Camden Public Library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

Rockville Community Chapel benefit

A spaghetti supper benefit for the Rockville Community Chapel Restoration Fund will be held Oct. 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rockport Masonic Hall Main St. in Rockport. The coat for adults is $9 and for children under 12, $5.

Halloween Costume Walk

Rockport Public Library invites all to its Halloween Costume Walk, Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. outside the Rockport Public Library.

Teen Talk: Violent Language and Romanticized Abuse in Literature

Rockport Public Library invites students in grades 7-12 and their families to Teen Talk: Violent Language and Romanticized Abuse in Literature, presented by New Hope Midcoast, Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Rockport Room at the Rockport Public Library.

Spooktacular in the Amphitheatre

Families are invited to join Camden Public Library’s Youth Librarian, Amy Hand Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for a Spooktacular in the Amphitheatre. Everyone is encouraged to dress in costumes to enjoy a Halloween story read-aloud, costume parade, and flashlight scavenger hunt. Giveaways will include monstrous make-and-take crafts and other spooky surprises. The rain date is Oct. 28.

Mid-Coast Audubon Series: Seabird restoration

The Camden Public Library and Mid-Coast Audubon welcome Sue Schubel Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., for a discussion about the Audubon Seabird Institute’s ground-breaking work with seabird restoration. Using decoys and sounds to create the impression and attractive qualities of a real colony, these social attraction tools have become important in a wide variety of conservation projects. The program will be held in the library’s Picker Room for a limited in-person audience.

Medicare Informational Session with United Healthcare 

Every fall, the Camden Public Library hosts opportunities for community members to speak to representatives from a variety of agencies that explain Medicare and Medicare supplemental plans during open enrollment season. In this session, Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, Renata Lahner, representing The Lahner Group, LLC, will be offering a free informational session. For questions related to this program, call 833-465-7587 to speak with Renata Lahner.

Young Adult Book Lovers Meeting 

The group meets monthly on Zoom to discuss what’s new and great in young adult fiction. This month’s meeting is on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. Email youth librarian Miss Amy at alhand@librarycamden.org to receive a Zoom link to join in.

Author Event with Robert Klose 

Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., author Robert Klose will present his memoir, “Adopting Anton: A Single Man Seeks a Son in Ukraine.” The book describes the story of a single man’s determination to bring a five-year-old boy to a new home in America, but not knowing, until the last moment, whether his efforts would result in failure or success. The program will be held in-person in the Camden Public Library’s Picker Room.

Camden Nursing Circle 

Expectant and nursing parents are invited to join a community nursing circle in the Picker Room of the Camden Library every fourth Wednesday. This month’s meeting is on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The group welcomes families of all stripes and nurslings of all ages. Come with your nursing-related questions, concerns, or curiosities, or come simply to commune. This free group is led by a certified lactation consultant, Lulu Churchill. Contact Churchill at lulubythebottle@gmail.com with questions.

Songwriter Sessions 

A supportive group will meet online Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. for songwriting, performance practice, and collaboration. For more information and a link to participate, email Ken Gross at kgross@librarycamden.org.

Using native plants in landscapes

Restoration ecologist Amy Thomsen will discuss why to use native plants in landscapes and the benefits to gardening with them in a free Camden Garden Club lecture Thursday, Oct. 27. The one-hour talk is open to the general public and will also be live streamed on Zoom from the Camden American Legion, located at 91 Pearl St. in Camden. Refreshments will be offered and guests are welcome to attend in person or join from home free of charge by registering in advance for the Zoom link here. For more information visit camdengardenclub.org.

Spooky Sound Bathing in the Amphitheatre

Enjoy the relaxing (and lightly eerie) sound of gongs and chimes in the gorgeous setting of the Camden Amphitheatre, Sunday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Musical instrument creator and Sound Therapist Jim Doble will produce a special Halloween-version of his sound bath to help participants sonically cleanse, rejuvenate, and rest. Doble will be joined by Forest Weston, who will play a variety of deeply resonating didgeridoos. The program is by optional donation. Contact Jim Doble at jim@elementaldesign.me or call 785-2212 to register.

Art & Journaling at Camden Public Library

Librarian Amy Hand facilitates creative art and journaling projects through emails and via the Zoom online meeting platform every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Email Amy at alhand@libarycamden.org to receive project ideas and a link to participate in the Zoom Meeting.

Walsh History Center Hour on Zoom at Camden Public Library

Do you have a question about the history of Camden, your ancestors that may have lived in the area, or the house you live in now? Ken Gross and the Walsh History Center team will help find you an answer, Monday, Oct.24, from noon to 1 p.m. Email kgross@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to participate.

Yoga in the Amphitheatre at Camden Public Library

On Tuesday and Friday mornings, Certified Yoga Teacher Denyse Robinson will offer a yoga class in the Camden Amphitheatre, from 9 to 10 a.m. Classes are by donation. Suitable for all levels. Contact Robinson at 975-5325 or denyserobinson@gmail.com for details.

Tai Chi in the Amphitheatre at Camden Public Library

Instructor Anna Dembska will lead tai chi classes for all levels Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m., by donation. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more info and to sign-up, email Anna at camdentaiji@gmail.com. Sign-up is highly recommended so that you can be reached if classes are canceled.

Indoor Preschooler Story Time at Camden Public Library

Children’s librarian Miss Amy hosts indoor story times in the Camden Public Library’s Picker Room, especially themed for preschool-aged children on Friday mornings, 10 to 11 a.m. For information email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.

Creative Art Afternoons for Kids at Camden Public Library

Creative Art Afternoons are back in person every Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. in September. This is an afterschool activity for kids who are interested in developing their artistic skills and experimenting with new crafts. Projects are facilitated by Youth Librarian Miss Amy. Call 236-3440 to sign up for the September sessions.

Book Time for Babies with Miss Amy at Camden Public Library

Children’s librarian Miss Amy hosts an outdoor story time in the Camden Amphitheatre Wednesdays, from 10 to 11 a.m., especially themed for toddlers and babies. Weather permitting. For information, email Miss Amy: alhand@librarycamden.org.