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.
Becoming American: A DOCUMENTARY FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES ON OUR IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE
Please Note: THIS FIRST FILM SHOWING WILL BE AT THE GENDRON FRANCO CENTER
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: https://www.museumla.org/becoming-american. 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.
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.
“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.
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
~~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.