Camden Conference brick at Camden Public Library
As part of the library’s Campaign for the Future, the Camden Public Library is inviting their neighbors and friends to purchase a brick that will be part of the library’s brick garden, to be located alongside the wall on Atlantic Avenue. The first Camden Conference was held at the CPL in 1988, as commemorated by our brick which will be added to the new garden. Community support is part of what keeps both the CPL and the Camden Conference strong.
The Camden Public Library has been an important part of the Camden Conference since its beginning. In 1988, the first Camden Conference was held at the library, drawing an audience of 70 and renowned speakers such as Brent Scowcroft and William Cohen. The Conference had been conceived by locals retired from various government agencies as a way to enliven winter in Maine. Since then, the Conference has held numerous free Community Events around the theme of the Conference at the library. From that humble beginning, the Conference now draws over 1000 attendees at four venues and is in its 33rd year.