Camden Conference 2019: China in Africa

Join Professor Paul Holman as he discusses China's economic impact on Africa, which some Western leaders have interpreted as a "debt trap". Learn more about how these changes are being viewed by the United States. Paul Holman is a Visiting Professor of International Relations for the University of Maine, Orono, and concurrently serves as the Adjunct Professor at the Naval War College, He has co-edited a number of books including the multi-volume series Fundamentals of Force Planning and Ethnic Nationalism and Regional Conflict. This presentation is hosted as a free community event at the Vose Library in anticipation of the 32nd Annual Camden Conference---IS THIS CHINA'S CENTURY?, February 22-24, 2019 The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, please visit or call 207-236-1034.


Halloween Trunk or Treat

5pm - 7pm

We will be hosting our popular “Trunk or Treat” again this year. Decorate the trunk of your car for Halloween and bring treats to hand out. The kids will trick or treat at the vehicles, and can enjoy cider and a small snack at the Library before continuing with their festivities. We hope you’ll come out and have some fun with us on Halloween and help us provide a safe and enjoyable venue for the little ones. We have a limit of 24 vehicle spots, so sign up ASAP! Please keep your decorations kid-friendly (not too scary!).


Author Richard J. Cass talks Noir

1:00 pm

Mystery writer Richard Cass joins us to discuss noir fiction, getting published, and his Elder Darrow mystery series, which he pitched as