The Camden Public Library plans to host museum curator Laureen LaBar for an online presentation about her new book, “Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community,” on Monday, Oct. 18. Contributed photo

The Camden Public Library plans to host museum curator Laureen LaBar for an online presentation about her new book, “Maine Quilts: 250 Years of Comfort and Community,” at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, via Zoom.

In her book, LaBar coaxes stories out of objects and uses those stories to enlighten, entertain, and bring new voices to Maine history.

Register for a Zoom link to attend by visiting the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org.

“Maine Quilts” accompanies a major two-year exhibit at the Maine State Museum. Stories abound, and lesser-known aspects of the state’s history are brought to light, but the star attractions are the quilts themselves. Ranging from surviving Colonial-era quilts to present-day creations, more than 150 are presented in full color.

A former archaeologist, LaBar is chief curator of history and decorative arts at the Maine State Museum. She has written two previous books, including “Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume,” and lives outside Augusta.

This program is part of the library’s “Discover History Month” series of events, sponsored by Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn. Additional support is provided by The Smiling Cow.

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