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.

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.

Explorations Read-Aloud

Explorations Read-Aloud: “Life at Blandings.” Local thespian Joseph Coté will read aloud from P.G. Wodehouse’s novel “Life at Blandings,” Friday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to noon. The book tells the story of Blandings Castle — an apparent paradise where it is eternal high summer, with jolly parties, tea on the lawn and love trysts in the rose garden. But for Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, there is always something to disturb this tranquil scene. 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.

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.

“Mending Matters Workshop”

The Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road, will host its next “Tuesday Talk” Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. This hands-on style workshop will be based on the topics, projects and techniques discussed in Katrina Rodabaugh’s book “Mending Matters.” Local craftswomen, Tina Casteris and Jackie Dunham will lead the discussion and demonstrate ways to turn old clothes into functional fashion. Participants are encouraged to bring their tired pair of jeans, holey sweater or ripped skirts and learn how to keep articles of clothing out of the landfill and back into their wardrobes.

Magic the Gathering

Rockport Public Library invites students ages 11-15 to its Magic the Gathering monthly program, Saturday, Nov. 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Local business Coastal Cards will teach visitors about the game, and students can freely play with assistance, if needed. The workshop will meet in the Rockport Room at Rockport Public Library.

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.

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.