Camden Conference @ the Library

We are pleased to partner with the Camden Conference for a fifth year to bring a series of original programs to Scarborough exploring the 2019 conference theme, IS THIS CHINA’S CENTURY?. Topics will explore what is happening inside China today and how this will affect China’s international role. Our programming will take place over the months of October, November and December of this year. The 32nd Annual Camden Conference will be presented live from the Camden Opera House, and live-streamed to the Strand Theatre in Rockland and the University of Southern Maine (location to be announced) February 22 – 24, 2019. It is presented in cooperation with the World Affairs Council of Maine.
All events at the Library are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Library at 207-883-4723 option 4. To learn more about the Camden Conference and how you can attend, visit their website
When: Various Dates
Where: Library Meeting Room

Upcoming Events

China's View of the World and of America

Stephen Harder, Camden Conference, China's View of the World

The Library in partnership with the Camden Conference will welcome Stephen Harder for our first program in this year's series. Stephen's talk, China’s View of the World – and of America, discusses important aspects of Chinese history, culture, economics and politics that shape a Chinese view of the world – and the Chinese view of America.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:30pm

Sacred Landscapes: Healing the Land

Sacred Landscapes, Feng sui, geomancy, Ted Carter Landscaping

The second program in our Camden Conference series will explore ancient Chinese techniques for bringing ourselves into harmony with our surroundings. With over 100 years of collective experience, special guests Jini and Calen Rayne and Ted Carter will focus on how information related to traditional feng shui, geomancy, and landscape design can better situate us in our fast-paced mobile society.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

Meeting the Challenge of a Rising China

Susan Thornton, Camden Conference, A Rising China

Our final program in the Camden Conference series will feature Susan A. Thornton, foreign policy leader and expert on U.S. foreign relations on the Eurasian continent. Susan will bring her 28-year career as a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, including Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, to her discussion of China’s rise and its effects on American diplomacy.


Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 2:00pm