Book Sale Clear Out! Nov. 24 and Dec. 2

Shop without spending much money and help us clear out our book sale room!  Visit our Book Sale Clear Out Sale. All books remaining in the ground floor book sale room after our fall sale will be $1 a bag. We still have lots of books in all subject areas so don’t miss this great chance to stock up and find a gift or two! Friday Nov. 24, 10AM-2PM; and Saturday Dec. 2, 9AM-1PM.  (Does not include books in the first floor sale area).

Family Code Night, Dec. 7

Thursday December 7th at 6 pm in the Androscoggin Community Room

“Family Code Night” is a whole-family event at which kids grades K-5 and their parents do their first hour of computer programming – together!  At this special evening of learning and fun, you’ll play in parent-child teams to complete fun Code.org puzzles and challenges at your own pace, and learn core concepts in coding in this very first hour.  Afterwards, you’ll go home with a special “Code On at Home” guide to continue coding puzzles, learning and fun at home. No coding experience needed, bring one device for each two attendees. The library has a limited supply of laptops but it is best if you can bring your own. This is a great experience to share with your kids!  Please register by calling 333-6640 ext.3 or register online at www.auburnpubliclibrary.org

Roundtable Multi-Faith Discussion Dec. 5

December 5 at 12:30PM.

Back for more, the Auburn Public Library invites the public to listen in as local religious leaders discuss a previously selected topic in a series of Multi-Faith Roundtable discussions. Once again, these lively yet friendly discussions will be between some of the leading Clergy who also serve as Chaplains for the Auburn Police Department: Rabbi Sruli Dresdner of Temple Shalom, Pastor Roger Cousineau of East Auburn Baptist Church, Rev. Doctor Jodi Cohen Hayashida of First Universalist Church in Auburn, and Pastor Richard Waller of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene.

Kids! Make a Gingerbread House December 2

Back by popular demand! Join Pat Masonheimer, Gab Wallace and their family in this annual holiday favorite, as they lead children ages 3 through 12 in creating a gingerbread house of their very own.

*Space is limited; registration is required.

There are two sessions of this program. Please register for only one.

9:30 session is full.

Register for 11AM session here.

Please call the Auburn Public Library Children’s Department for more information at 207-333-6640, ext. 3.

Page Turners meet December 4

December 4 at 12:30PM.

The Underground Railroad, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, is a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Copies of this novel can be acquired to borrow through the library’s inter-library loan program.

Learn to play chess starts Nov. 16

Sharpen your mind and enjoy one of the oldest games of strategy by taking part in a chess for beginners program at the Auburn Public Library. Chess instructor, Kenneth Cox, will start the chess class for beginners on November 16th at 4 p.m.  The class will meet every Thursday after with each class also starting at 4 pm.

If you have an interest in the game and have never played before or want to go through a review of the basics, this is the class for you. The class will start with the chess board set-up and then how the Pawns and King moves. In future sessions, participants will learn how to move all the pieces and discuss the strategic concepts of chess. In addition, participants will learn what “checkmate” actually means and how to develop the checkmate positions.

Participants should bring along a pencil and paper if they want to take notes. If they have a chess set to bring along that would be helpful but is not required. The program is open to teens and adults who are beginner players.

Author Visit: Kristin Krause, Nov. 18

Saturday November 18, 9:30AM

The Auburn Public Library welcomes author Kristin Krause to share from her true survival account “Last Voyage of the Hornet.” In 1866 the clipper ship Hornet caught fire and sank, leaving the passengers and crew-thirty-one men in all-adrift in three small boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This is the account of those men as they struggled for survival for an astonishing forty-three days on less than ten days of rations. The survivors drifted for thousands of miles before reaching shore. It was an incredible tale, and one that the down-on-his-luck newspaper reporter Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) wanted to tell. The story made him famous, launching his writing career. It is a story of the determination of men to survive against all odds. An excellent opportunity to pick up an early Christmas gift without the Black Friday crowds.

Multi-Faith Roundtable Discussion, Nov. 7

November 7 at 12:30PM

Back for more, the Auburn Public Library invites the public to listen in as local religious leaders discuss a previously selected topic in a series of Multi-Faith Roundtable discussions. Once again, these lively yet friendly discussions will be between some of the leading Clergy who also serve as Chaplains for the Auburn Police Department: Rabbi Sruli Dresdner of Temple Shalom, Pastor Roger Cousineau of East Auburn Baptist Church, Rev. Doctor Jodi Cohen Hayashida of First Universalist Church in Auburn, and Pastor Richard Waller of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene.

Author visit: Laurie Chandler, Nov. 16

Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

November 16 at 6PM.

In the summer of 2015, at the age of 53, Laurie Chandler became the first woman to solo thru-paddle the entire 740 miles of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Upwards is her uplifting story of finding the inner strength and faith to achieve her dream, set amid the rich tapestry of the history, wildlife, landscapes, and people of New England.

Laurie has presented to a wide variety of audiences, including civic organizations, libraries, churches, boating and outdoor clubs, and L.L. Bean. Her two-article series on the NFCT appeared in the Winter 2016 and Early Spring 2017 issues of The Paddler.

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