Let’s Pretend starts 10/6

~~KIDS! Let’s Pretend
Friday mornings October 6, 13, 20, and 27th
10:00-11:00 AM in the Maggie Trafton Program Room
A four-week play group for children from ages 2-5. Come join us as we explore different themes with your young child. Each week we will read a story about a different theme, create a related craft, and have fun pretending. Let your child’s imagination soar! Join us for one session or come to all four. Free. No registration required. For more information call the children’s room at 333-6640 ext.3
10/6 Mother Goose
10/13 Construction Workers
10/20 Trains
10/27 Superheroes

POSITION AVAILABLE: LENDING SERVICES ASSOCIATE

The Auburn Public Library seeks a responsible, people-orientated person for a part-time associate position (17 hours per week) at our Lending Services desk. We also have a position for 12 hours at the Lending Services desk, and 5 hours processing new materials.

This public service position assists the public with borrowing materials, answering routine questions related to library services, and providing reader’s advisory services. The Lending Services associate must be able to work effectively at the Lending Desk providing excellent customer service to customers of all ages, and use good judgment when dealing with the public. The ideal candidate will be well read in popular authors and books and able to convey enthusiasm for titles and authors to customers.

Minimum requirements include high school diploma (some college preferred), excellent  customer service skills, good attention to detail, and knowledge of recent popular books and genres.  Experience in a library, customer service or sales position is a plus.  Candidates should also have knowledge of basic office procedures and skills in basic arithmetic.

Hours include some evenings and Saturdays. This position pays $12.00 an hour. The full job description may be seen on our web site:  http://ow.ly/tgkp30fwSxr

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to personnel@auburnpubliclibrary.org , or send  by mail to Personnel Auburn Public Library 49 Spring St. Auburn, ME. 04210.

 

No phone calls, please.

College Night 10/19

Join admissions representatives from 8 Maine colleges and universities as they sit on a panel facilitated by Maggie Davis, formerly of College for Maine, Androscoggin. Following the panel discussion and a brief Q&A session (if necessary and time permits), admissions reps from those and other Maine colleges will be available with information specific to their schools.  As the date draws nearer, check back to see which schools will be joining us in 2017.  For more information or to register contact the Reference Desk at 333-6640, ext. 4, or click on the link below.  Registration is requested and appreciated so that we have enough handouts for all attending.

Thursday Oct 19, 2017,  5:30 PM  –  7:30 PM

Phantom of the Opera, 10/10

Our Tuesdays of Terror film series takes place this October with afternoon matinees of classic horror films. The first film to be shown is the 1962 classic Phantom of the Opera.  Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show’s past who has an obsession with one of the production’s chorus girl. Come and enjoy this free film if you dare.

October 10 at 1PM.

Teens! Comic Book Workshop

WANTED: TEEN COMIC BOOK CREATORS!!

On two dates in October — the 10th and 17th — local artist Mike Jordan will be returning to the Auburn Public Library to present another two-part comic book workshop. On both days, Mr. Jordan, the creator of the online comic the Parverian Tales, will be offering the chance for qualified teens at APL to be part of the staff that writes and illustrates the next “APL Presents” comic book. Teens will learn how to script, draw, letter, and ink their own page(s) and with their own character; and all equipment to do so will be provided. In the end, teens will receive a copy of the book they helped to create, and there will be a mini premiere party with prizes.

Teens wishing to participate should note the following requirements:

Before the show, the prospective staff members need to create a character sheet. A clear drawing of their character from the front and from the side view (and from feet to head) with any specific (small or intricate) details shown larger off to the side.
Their name and their abilities should be listed out (on the front, or if there’s no room, on the back is fine), as well as drawing any special effects necessary to represent their powers. (A back story and origin would be suggested but isn’t necessary here).
Characters CANNOT be borrowed from any other existing character other than their own, and cannot even closely resemble an existing character by anyone else. Any of their own characters are fine, even if reprising their past characters from previous issues.
Teens having difficulty coming up with a character should draw themselves as whatever they like to draw. For example, if you like to draw horses, or cars, or whatever, draw yourself as you might appear as a horse or a car or whatever.
Teens must be available for both sessions.
For more information or to sign up (required, as attendance is limited), please contact Donna Wallace at 333-6640, ext. 4. Teens may also sign up by clicking here.

To see what some of the past staff members have produced, or to read Mr. Jordan’s comic, please visit his website at: www.bigredapress.com.

Auburn Page Turners Discuss Bark: Stories 10/2

The Auburn Page Turners will discuss the newest collection of stories by Lorrie Moore one of America’s most beloved and admired short-story writers. The eight masterly stories in Bark: Stories reveal Lorrie Moore at her most mature and in a perfect configuration of craft, mind, and bewitched spirit.  In “Debarking,” a newly divorced man tries to keep his wits about him as the United States prepares to invade Iraq, and against this ominous moment, we see—in all its irresistible wit and darkness—the perils of divorce and what can follow in its wake .

In “Foes,” a political argument goes grotesquely awry as the events of 9/11 unexpectedly manifest themselves at a fund-raising dinner in Georgetown . . . In “The Juniper Tree,” a teacher visited by the ghost of her recently deceased friend is forced to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in a kind of nightmare reunion . . . And in “Wings,” we watch the inevitable unraveling of two once-hopeful musicians, neither of whom held fast to their dreams nor struck out along other paths.

Multi-Faith Roundtable Discussion Oct. 3

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.

October 3 at 12:30PM.

Lewiston Auburn Merger Debate Sept. 25

The second debate on the question of “Should Lewiston and Auburn merge?” will be held at the Auburn Public Library on Mon., 9/25, from 6:00 until 7:30.  The debate, which is sponsored by the Sun Journal and the Library, will have Chip Morrison representing the “yes” side, and Councilor Bob Stone representing the “no” side.  Cushman Anthony, a retired Portland attorney, will serve as moderator.

Image created by the Sun Journal.

Maggie Trafton Authors for Young Readers presents Liza Walsh and Hazel Mitchell, Oct. 2

This year our Maggie Trafton Authors for Young Readers series is pleased to host Maine authors Liza Walsh and Hazel Mitchell. They will present a joint program ILLUSTRATED RHYMES. Hazel and Liza will discuss how to create a world through writing and illustrations. Focusing on their recent books, Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows? and Do Fairies Bring the Spring? the pair will also discuss the importance of questions, nature, and fairies! We hope you will join us for this very special program. The program is free, but please stop by or call the library to get your free tickets. 207-333-6640 ext.3.

October 2 at 6PM.

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