Self-Employment: Is it right for you?

This one-session workshop will help you decide if self-employment is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed.  This program is free of charge and is brought to you through a partnership between New Ventures and the Auburn Public Library. February 10, 12-2PM.

Register online here.

NEW DIY Craft Kits Now Available!

They are located on the second floor with our DIY craft kits.

Our  DIY Craft Kits let you try out a new craft without buying tools or supplies before you know if it’s for you! Each kit contains a helpful introductory book or two, basic tools, and enough supplies for practice or a small project.

The kits are available to borrow for two weeks, and are located on the second floor.

You can find all our craft kits in our online catalog by searching keyword “diy craft kit”. Questions? call the reference desk at 333-6640

Current kits include:


We also have NEW DIY Teen  Kits. These kits are aimed at teens but available for check out for anyone over the age of 13. Teen kits include


Starts Tuesday Jan. 26

Down a dark corridor on the second floor lies a treasure trove of local history that is rare for many to behold.  Join us on the second floor, as each Tuesday at 2 pm Auburn Public Library staff bring forth treasured items from our Local History room for the public to view and examine.  Whether it is rare volumes on Maine history, local community organizations, or some others gems, it is worth the visit.

Winter stories Jan. 29

Join us for some winter stories as part of the City of Auburn’s Winter Festival. We will share winter stories, create a craft, and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies. We hope to see you here! Friday 10-11AM.

Other Winter Festival Activities at the Library:

Snowman Making  – Friday, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM  Come and build a snowman (or a snowwoman) on the front lawn of the Library.

Free family movie: Minions -Saturday 1-3PM. Come join us as we celebrate Auburn’s Winter Festival with a free showing of the 2015 movie, Minions. Juice and crackers provided. Parents must stay with their child(ren) during the movie.

See the whole schedule of activities on the Winter Festival website!


Decorating the White House Jan. 28

Joan Macri, a former American History teacher in Lewiston, had the opportunity to decorate one of the most prestigious buildings in America this past holiday season. Macri was one of 88 volunteers who spent three days decorating the White House. Join us as she shares how she was chosen and gives us an insiders glimpse into the holiday season at the White House. January 28 at 6PM.

Research for Writing Genre Fiction: Feb. 19 @APL

The Auburn Public Library and the Lewiston Public Library are pleased to present a joint series on self publishing.

Our first workshops will be taught by instructor Melissa Walshe, who published her first book, Autumn’s Daughter, in 2014 and will soon be releasing the sequel, Autumn’s Sister. She is a professional copywriter for shines & jecker laboratories, where she is currently developing the website She has an Ed.M. in language and literacy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Southern Maine.

All sessions will take place on Fridays from 3-4 PM. You do not need to attend all of the sessions. Sessions will alternate between the Auburn Public Library and the Lewiston Public Library.

Auburn Page Turners

Join us for a lively discussion of the novel The Lobster Kings on February 8 at 1PM.  A selection for the 2015 Maine Readers, Choice Award longlist, The Lobster Kings is a mythical family saga steeped in the legends of the sea.  The Kings family has been fishing for lobster for 300 years and is descended from a famous painter who, family legend has it, was married to a mermaid.  Now, however, their waters are being invaded by the rough men who work at an overfished neighboring harbor and who dabble in boatloads of meth.  Cordelia, the oldest of the three King daughters, stands to take over the familly business if she can defend the Kings way of life.

In March, the group will be reading Ernie’s Ark by Monica Wood and will meet on March 7th at 1 p.m.

Fun with French, January 19

Children in grades K – 6 are invited to come learn about our newest activity kit on the country of France. This program is part of our “Fun with French” series sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. Doris Bonneau will be here with stories and activities that will help children explore France.

Tuesday January 19, 4-5PM, in the Maggie Trafton Room.

Meet Rebecca and Josefina!

We have two new American Girl Dolls!

Josefina is available to play with at the library in the children’s room. Your child may sign her out for a 1 hour time slot at the desk in the children’s room. We hope you will stop by and meet Josefina.

Rebecca is available to borrow for Auburn and Lewiston cardholders. Check availability or place a hold here.

Read more about all of our American Girl Dolls available for loan.

For more information, call the children’s rooom at 333-6640 ext.3.

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