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Book Talk by the Sea

                      Sharing Books and Verse at the                        Camden Public Library

 

Poem of the Week: Leaving the Hospital

Is it possible to find beauty in the darkest of times? Or, maybe a better question, is it possible that the darkest times bring beauty by...

Poems for the Summer Solstice

Whether you relish days in the sunshine and the summer nights ahead or call it the dog days of summer with a sense of heat-induced dread,...

Poem of the Week: Forsythia

As spring progresses (slowly here in Maine), yellow bursts of forsythia are one of the earliest colorful patches in the post-winter...

Poem of the Week: Mimesis

National Poetry Month continues on the blog today with a poem that reminds one how poetry can be simultaneously timeless and timely. In...

National Library Week

Each year, there is a seven day overlap between National Library Week and National Poetry Month that feels particularly apt, as we...

National Poetry Month

Come April, the Camden Public Library is a particularly wonderful place to be, when the crocuses start popping up in the Brick Garden and...

Poem of the Week: Think Of It

Every season brings its upheaval, but the end of winter has certainly been no light affair while war and pandemic rage at once. With all...

Poetry of the Week: Lyuba Yakimchuk

So many of us come to the library because we love words. The stories they create or the truths they tell. The rhythms and joys of...

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water Black History Month, as a recognized annual celebration, ends on February 28th, but thankfully none...

Poem of the Week: Back to the Past

Amanda Gorman has captivated a large audience since stepping up to the mike with a powerful poem, "The Hill We Climb," at last January's...

All We Can Save

One of the great joys of being a cataloger in a library is getting to handle and peruse every new or donated book that enters our...

Ways to Read in 2022

January tends to be a month of goals and plans. Resolutions, committed dreams for how the new year will go. Often this focus extends to...

Poem of the Week: The Thing Is

We've delved into 2022, taking on these first two weeks with, I think, a shared hope for a better year for everyone, for the world. The...

Poem of the Week: Branch Library

Here's to starting 2022 with a bit of unharnessed joy! The Camden Public Library serves a fairly small community in our coastal town and...

 

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