Auburn Page Turners, Sept. 10

Join the Auburn Page Turners for a discussion of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon. In 1976 England, 10-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands after their neighbor goes missing. In search of clues to her disappearance, the girls go door to door and soon discover that everyone on the Avenue has something to hide. A debut novel by a wonderful new writer.

Monday Sep 10, 2018
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

Becoming American: A film and discussion series, Sept. 11



As local and national debates on immigration continue, a group of community partners in Lewiston and Auburn are delivering a program that encourages conversation, celebration, and understanding.

Becoming American is a public program that features films, discussions, and a wide variety of events across the twin cities.

To see the full schedule, and to register, please visit the Museum L/A website:  Registration is required but not required.  All events will be free.

Films to be shown for the first program include: New York: A Documentary Film Episode 4, The Power and the People by Ric Burns and The Jewish Americans Episode 2, A World of Their Own  by David Grubin.

Tuesday Sep 11, 2018
6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM
Gendron Franco Center

Music Together for Big Kids, August 20.

Music Together is a research-based music and movement program designed to support the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Sing, chant, move to the beat, “jam” with instruments, and more. Recognizing that all children are musical, and can achieve basic music competence if exposed to the proper environment, Music Together provides a rich array of musical experiences to unlock their potential. Join Caroline Coffin for a special Big Kids Music Together Class (ages 5-7) on Monday, August 20th at 6pm.

Space is limited, please register.


Green Dot LA Quilt on Display

“KindSpring,” a quilt created by local Green Dot LA members in support and celebration of the Green Dot bystander intervention program designed to help reduce threats and violence in the Twin Cities is now on display in the Library.


As a local volunteer initiative committed to making the community a better and safer place, Green Dot Lewiston-Auburn offers strategies for safe and effective responses to hurtful and hateful words and behaviors. The quilt’s design conveys the program’s central image of positive “green dot” actions that people can learn in response to negative “red dot” incidents of harassment or violence.


Quilters Kitsie Claxton, Eileen Fair, Linda Matzen, Wendy Mitchell, and Patty Weidler designed and stitched the quilt, Betsy Dorr provided the machine quilting, and June Zellers’ calligraphy completed the piece. The quilt will be on display in the lobby of the Auburn Public Library throughout August and September. The Library, a Green Dot partner, will also host training programs for the public this fall.


Pictured at the Library’s quilt installation are Green Dot L/A Steering Committee member Susan Cooper, Eileen Fair, Kitsie Claxton, and Patty Weidler.

Auburn Page Turners, August 6

Join us as we talk about the work The Snow LeopardAn unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen.

In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beaut

Monday Aug 6, 2018, 12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

Kids! West African Rhythms and Songs with Annegret Baier, Aug. 6

Annagret plays a wide variety of percussion instruments including djembe, conga, kpanlogo, kalimba, balaphone and more. Audiences witness a stunning demonstration of her skillful playing and her powerful and uplifting stage presence and are invited to participate in dancing, drumming, singing and hand clapping. All ages will enjoy this interactive and educational presentation.
Monday Aug 6, 2018,  6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

KIDS! Dahlov Ipcar Stories at Bates College Museum of Art, July 25

~~Join us at the Bates College Museum of Art for a special story time- Wednesday 7/25, at 1pm at Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell Street in Lewiston. We will read from Dahlov Ipcar’s books and create a small craft/art project. Afterwards, children can check out the wonderful exhibit of her work at the museum.  Please Register.


Wednesday Jul 25, 2018
1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM
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