CAMDEN — Local poet and photographer Betsy Headley shares work from her most recent book, “The Clarity of Birds,” Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. The book features Headley’s images interwoven with her thoughts on beauty and brutality, compassion and aging, and wisdom and wildlife.

Of the book, poet Barbaría María said, “The reverence of years engaged in following birds with her camera, getting to know them, continues to infuse Betsy’s poetry with a finely tuned focus. She is patient with the moment, capturing the fine details of beauty, pain, compassion, and insight.”

Headley, from Swanville, will read from the book and answer audience questions.

Mid-Coast Audubon’s mission is to promote long-term, responsible use of natural resources through informed membership, education and community awareness.