News & Updates

“Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe in Concert

April 30, 2019

‘Ragtime’ Jack has been performing for more than 30 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime & stride piano, and a powerful singer/songwriter, as well as songs from the “Great American songbook.” He also accompanies himself on the guitar and fiddle. Jack was inducted into the Old-Time Music Association Hall of […]

Library Laser Tag!

December 12, 2016

On Saturday, January 25, the Teen Library Council is sponsoring a night of library laser tag.  This is your chance to shake off the post holiday blues!   Up to 20 people can play during each 20-minute slot, between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.  The cost is $6 per person, or $10 for two people. The event […]

Book Review: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

July 30, 2021

Ignore the unwieldy title and ill advised cover art.  This book is for anyone who is a fan of historical fiction. Set in post world war II Ireland, the reader visits the main characters every seven years. It’s a great look at the heroic people who are the foundation for our LGBTQ community.  This isn’t […]

Book Review: “We Ride Upon Sticks” by Quan Barry

July 23, 2021

You don’t need to be a field hockey player from the 1990s to love this book, nor do you need to have a keen interest in the lore of the Salem Witch trials. If you can check those boxes, the Stantons can pretty much guarantee you will LOVE this book. The rest of you will […]

Join Us for the Bath Book Bash!

July 22, 2021

We’re getting so excited about our first “in person” Bath Book Bash, which is scheduled for Saturday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Library Park.   We’ve just launched the Book Bash website, so be sure to check it out. You can learn more about the 18 authors who will be in […]

Movie Review: “Obit.”

July 9, 2021

Who would have ever guessed that a group of New York Times obituary writers could be the topic of a great documentary?  Director Vanessa Gould certainly turned an interesting idea into a bittersweet but entertaining film (2016) about how this small staff of career journalists research and write about the lives of those who have […]

Book Review: “Beetle & the Hollowbones” by Aliza Lane

July 2, 2021

Are you tired of the summer heat? Looking for a sweet and spooky Halloween treat? If you are, I would recommend picking up Aliza Lane’s graphic novel Beetle & the Hollowbones in between staring longingly at your calendar and cursing the humidity.  It was hard to be grumpy about the hot weather while I was […]

Camden/Bath Shakespeare Festival Returns to Library Park!

June 29, 2021

We’re so excited that the Camden/Bath Shakespeare Festival will once again be performing in Library Park, presenting the comedy Aquitania, from August 11 through 14. There will be one show per evening at 6 p.m. In Aquitania, a librarian is transported to a strange country where she matches wits with a bowler-hatted villain. Magic cake […]

Staff Picks: The New Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine

June 24, 2021

    I took my son to the Grand Opening of the Children’s Museum in Portland and we really enjoyed our visit! My children and I frequented the former Children’s Museum over the years and we have such fond memories from those visits. It’s been exciting to watch the new museum spring up on Thompson’s Point in […]

Pride Month: Why Isn’t There More Queer History in Archives?

During his education as a librarian and archivist, reference librarian Jack Martin researched the existence of Queer history (or LGBTQIA+ history) in archives and collecting institutions like the History Room. We like to share items from our collections that relate to current events and national observances, but we found ourselves coming up short for Pride […]