Kids! Bats with Jerry Schneider, July 24

Come learn all about bats and echolocation in this fun program. We will learn about local and tropical bats including the vampire bat, desert red bat, and the silver-haired bat. After the slides and discussion, kids will get to make a bat t-shirt to take home. All materials will be supplied by the library. Space is limited so please register.

Tuesday Jul 24, 2018
1:30 PM  –  2:30 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Kids! Move and Groove with Miss Jenn, July 26

Join Miss Jenn (Jenn Tyler) for a Moving and Grooving musically themed story times on July 26th and August 7th. There will be reading, singing, dancing, parachute play, and a craft. Move and Groove is a music and movement program incorporating rhythm sticks, bean bags, bells, scarves and parachute play. The focus is on learning about rhythm, making music, and moving young bodies. This program is designed for children ages 2 – 7 but can be enjoyed by siblings up to age 9 and the adults who accompany their children. Come join the fun! Please register.

Thursday Jul 26, 2018
11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Teens! Libraries Rock — DIY Music Workshop, July 20

Teens!  Making it in the music industry is a lot like winning the lottery — it can be difficult to succeed.  The good news is ANYONE can do it!  Come to this workshop with musician Aaron Wardwell for tips on writing, recording and getting exposure.  Aaron will also show you how to use the resources the Auburn Public Library has available in your quest for success with your music!

Because this is part of the Teen Summer Reading Program, attendance at this program enters you into the weekly drawing for a $20 gift card.

This program is just for teens, ages 12-18!  Because space is limited in our Media Lab, reservations are required.  Please click here to reserve your space in this workshop.

July 20 at 4PM.

Concert by Marc Black, July 18

Join Marc for a history of the 1950’s and 1960’s through the performance of the popular music of those eras.  Black,a recent inductee into the NY Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame, has created an engaging and humorous program… and an opportunity for the audience to relive this colorful time in our history.

Wednesday Jul 18, 2018
4:00 PM  –  6:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Kids! Family Concert with Judy Pancoast, July 17

She’s New England’s own Grammy Nominee for Best Children’s Album. Judy will invite children into “Judy’s Tune Room” to enjoy a 45-60 minute concert featuring original songs in a variety of styles from pop and rock to country and jazz. The children will even help Judy turn one of their own ideas into a short, memorable and melodic song. Come help the library rock this summer!

Tuesday Jul 17, 2018
1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Inside Dance Conversation with Erica Mott Productions, July 5

Join us for a conversation with independent curator Michele Steinwald and dance-maker Erica Mott about her new show MYCELIAL: Street Parliament, a multi-year collaboration with technologists, musicians, and dancers from Egypt.

This event is absolutely free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

For more information please visit

Teens! Pizza and Pages Book Club

Teens! Libraries Rock — Pizza & Pages Book Club starts July 12
Teens! Join our Summer Book Club, Pizza & Pages!  We will be reading three books over the course of the summer and at the conclusion of each will meet to discuss them while enjoying pizza.  Sign up at the Reference Desk (2nd floor) and stop by to pick up a copy of the book.  Note: when signing up, please make sure you can attend the corresponding discussion.  All discussions will take place in the Teen Space.  

July 12,  we will be discussing Solo by Kwame Alexander.  Participation in this program enters you into the weekly gift card drawing.

For more more information or to sign up, contact Donna at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

LOCATION: Teen Space

Summer Music Swap, July 11

Summer Music Swap
Have some old CDs or even  some vinyl in good condition that you have already heard a thousand times? Bring them to our first ever music swap and see if you can trade your CDs with someone and bring a fresh sound to your summer road trips.

Note: Items are not to be sold and bartering is the name of the game. Please swap and do not sell.

July 11, 4PM

Kids! Rockin’ Origami Stories, July 10

Kids! Rockin’ Origami Stories! With Kristine Kallevig
Kristine will be telling several short origami stories and folding giant-sized origami. Everyone will fold and take away at least one origami model during the program. Free! All materials will be provided by the library. Come listen, fold, create, and ROCK! If you love origami, this program is for you.
July 10 at 2PM. 

Book Discussion: Settled in the Wild, July 31

Read ME is a statewide program presented in partnership with Maine State Library that gets Maine’s adults all reading the same books—by Maine authors and recommended by Maine author Paul Doiron. The Auburn Public Library will make available the two books recommended by Doiron(one fiction—River Talk  by CB Anderson, one nonfiction—Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town by Susan Hand Shetterly ) and will host book discussions on these titles.

On July 31st at 9:30 am, the public is invited to discuss Settled in the Wild. Naturalist Susan Shetterly looks at how animals, humans, and plants share the land?observing her own neighborhood in rural Maine. She tells tales of the locals (humans, yes, but also snowshoe hares, raccoons, bobcats, turtles, salmon, ravens, hummingbirds, cormorants, sandpipers, and spring peepers). She expertly shows us how they all make their way in an ever-changing habitat.

Tuesday Jul 31, 2018
9:30 AM  –  10:30 AM
Conference Room
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