Kids! 4-H Summer of Science, starts July 9.

4-H Summer of Science is a series of weekly STEM activities for kids in grades 37. This summer, kids will act as pirates seeking hidden treasure. The kids will have to use the Engineer Design Process and learn about the science of ocean waters to confront real world challenges to navigate their pirate ship. No registration required. Mondays at 10AM starting on July 9.

Date:Tuesday Jul 9, 2019

Time:10:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

Location:Maggie Trafton Program Room

A Look Back Book Group, June 28

A new book group about old times! This year, in recognition of Auburn’s 150th Anniversary, we will be reading books about Maine and New England history. We meet the final Friday of the month at noon.

June 28: Empire Falls/Richard Russo

Miles Roby tries to hold his family together while working at the Empire Grill in the once-successful logging town of Empire Falls, Maine, with his partner, Mrs. Whiting, who is the heir to a faded logging and textile legacy.

June 28 at Noon in the Local History Room

Teens and Adults! Storyteller Odds Bodkin, June 25

With thunderous 12-string guitar he plays as he speaks, Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin dives deep into Greek mythology with this award-winning adventure story, HERCULES IN HELL.  The great hero has just awakened in the Underworld, standing before the King and Queen of the Dead.  Yes, Hercules is dead, but he should not be here.  As the son of Zeus, he should have awakened on Mt. Olympus.

Only after he tells his life story to the King and Queen will he be freed, however.  And so he begins.  His youth.  His murders.  His bouts of madness.  His twelve labors and the powerful weapons he uses.  Hercules tells a grand saga, but his heroic life is darkened by uncontrollable rages.  

Odds Bodkin performs this story in a brooding voice for Hercules, along with many other characters.  Added are uncanny vocal sound effects that help this story feel like a movie.

This free show is for teens and adults and is not recommended for listeners under eleven years of age.

Odds Bodkin has been defined as “a consummate storyteller” by the New York TimesWired says of him “one of the great voices in American storytelling.”  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

For more information about Odds Bodkin, visit his website at https://www.oddsbodkin.net/.

Date:Tuesday Jun 25, 2019

Time:1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! Storyteller Odds Bodkin, June 24

We are very excited that Odds Bodkin will help us kick off our 2019 Summer Reading program with an evening presentation of Rip Roarin’ Paul Bunyan Tales. With the crazy character voice of Sourdough Sam leading the way for the men of Paul Bunyan’s logging camp, Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin presents RIP ROARIN’ PAUL BUNYAN TALES, an evening of American tall tales that will have you holding your sides with laughter.
 Not only do characters speak, but vocal sound effects for roaring wind, crashing trees, mooing oxen, bull whips, giant bumblebees and other crazy things fly past, adding vivid imagery to Bodkin’s high-energy telling.
 Called “a consummate storyteller” by The New York Times and “a one-man vocal universe by TimeOut New York during his Off-Broadway series, Bodkin’s adult shows in on Harvard Square in Cambridge MA regularly sell out. So bring the kids to this free show in Auburn and settle in for a storytelling they’ll never forget.


 Date:Monday Jun 24, 2019

Time:6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

KIDS! CONCERT: Fun Run, June 27

~~Fun Run, Maine based Kindie Rock Band, brings family-friendly sing-along songs to children that their parents will enjoy as well. Their songs tell stories that range from adventurous dogs and ladybugs to mischievous children. Fun Run’s current show, The Traveler’s Story, weaves original songs with kid classics to tell the sorry of a young girl’s adventurous travels. This show is an upbeat and interactive live musical performance featuring singing, guitars, ukuleles, and even a bouzouki. Join Fun Run and share their collection of songs for children of all ages.


 Date:Thursday Jun 27, 2019

Time:11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

FILM: Taking Woodstock, June 19

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with the showing of the film Taking Woodstock.

It’s 1969, and Elliot Tiber, a down-on-his-luck interior designer in Greenwich Village, New York, has to move back upstate to help his parents run their dilapidated Catskills motel, The El Monaco. The bank’s about to foreclose; his father wants to burn the place down, but hasn’t paid the insurance; and Elliot is still figuring how to come out to his parents. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers, thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for the motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, N.Y., and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life, and American culture, forever. The film features a standout ensemble cast and songs from a score of ’60s musical icons, including The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane and Country Joe and the Fish — plus a new recording of “Freedom” from Richie Havens.

Date:Wednesday Jun 19, 2019

Time:12:00 PM  –  2:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Summer Book Sale, June 15

The Book Sale Room on the lower level will be open from 9:30-12:30 on Saturday, June 15. We will be adding new items monthly throughout the summer so don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on summer reading! Prices range from $.25-$2.00.

Date:Saturday Jun 15, 2019

Time:9:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Location:Book Sale Room

Summer Reading Kickoff

Join us as we kickoff our summer reading programs, June 24 for Kids, and June 25 for teens and adults, with two special storytelling performances from master storyteller Odds Bodkin!

First, a performance for kids of all ages on Monday,June 24, from 6PM-7PM

We are very excited that Odds Bodkin will help us kick off our 2019 Summer Reading program with an evening presentation of Rip Roarin’ Paul Bunyan Tales. With the crazy character voice of Sourdough Sam leading the way for the men of Paul Bunyan’s logging camp, Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin presents RIP ROARIN’ PAUL BUNYAN TALES, an evening of American tall tales that will have you holding your sides with laughter.

 Not only do characters speak, but vocal sound effects for roaring wind, crashing trees, mooing oxen, bull whips, giant bumblebees and other crazy things fly past, adding vivid imagery to Bodkin’s high-energy telling.

 Called “a consummate storyteller” by The New York Times and “a one-man vocal universe by TimeOut New York during his Off-Broadway series, Bodkin’s adult shows in on Harvard Square in Cambridge MA regularly sell out. So bring the kids to this free show in Auburn and settle in for a storytelling they’ll never forget.  

Then, a program for teens and adults on Tuesday June 25 from 1PM-2PM.

With thunderous 12-string guitar he plays as he speaks, Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin dives deep into Greek mythology with this award-winning adventure story, HERCULES IN HELL.  The great hero has just awakened in the Underworld, standing before the King and Queen of the Dead.  Yes, Hercules is dead, but he should not be here.  As the son of Zeus, he should have awakened on Mt. Olympus.

Only after he tells his life story to the King and Queen will he be freed, however.  And so he begins.  His youth.  His murders.  His bouts of madness.  His twelve labors and the powerful weapons he uses.  Hercules tells a grand saga, but his heroic life is darkened by uncontrollable rages.  

Odds Bodkin performs this story in a brooding voice for Hercules, along with many other characters.  Added are uncanny vocal sound effects that help this story feel like a movie.

This free show is for teens and adults and is not recommended for listeners under eleven years of age.

For more information about Odds Bodkin, visit his website..

Date:Tuesday Jun 25, 2019Time:1:00 PM  –  2:00 PMLocation:Androscoggin Community Room

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