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Book Talk by the Sea

                      Sharing Books and Verse at the                        Camden Public Library

 

Making Reading Resolutions

It's a new year, which means a new year of reading! Some people like to take up challenges, hitting a certain book count or checking off...

Poem of the Week: New Year, 2000

The last Poem of the Week of 2020 comes courtesy of Maine poet Kate Barnes, as she embraces the notion of "out with the old and in with...

End of Year Staff Picks

"There has always been singing in dark times—and wonder is needed now more than ever." - From The Lost Spells, Robert Macfarlane and...

Poem of the Week: That Terrible Weight

Today's Poem of the Week comes from yet another Maine poet, Elizabeth W. Garber, who asks us to reexamine the sense of wonder we bring to...

Wintering: A Reading List

Monday is the winter solstice, bringing the shortest day of the year (as beautifully rendered in word and ink in Susan Cooper's The...

Poem of the Week: Snow

What end of the snow spectrum do you fall on? Is it the bane of your existence–the shoveling, the cold, the messy boots and toddler...

Jack

"I have to sneak over here in the dark just to have a few words with you. Is that language, or is it noise?" She said, "It's noise that...

Poem of the Week: Dead Stars

How many times this year have we heard or expressed a wish for 2020 to be over? It's been quite the year, and for many, there is a sense...

Anxious People

First, a story: I wake up on a freezing cold day before the sun rises, ready to walk my puppy and perform myriad tasks before work. As...

Poem of the Week: Fall, Kristen Lindquist

I recently introduced Camden's Kristen Lindquist to Poem of the Week, and while this column will be filled with variety and diversity, I...

When Is the Time for Witching?

“...witchcraft isn’t one thing but many things, all the ways and words women have found to wreak their wills on the world.” - The Once...

Two Poems for Your Thanksgiving Table

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of the Camden Public Library! This Thanksgiving may be a little odd for us all, but perhaps we can find...

World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

If you’ve ever seen a child poring over an encyclopedic book about animals, plants, or other natural phenomenon—fingers ready to point,...

Welcome

Welcome to Book Talk by the Sea, the Camden Public Library's new blog for sharing book reviews, readalikes, themed lists, poetry, staff...

 

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