Aug. 14, 7PM: Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement with you! During his “Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe” program here at the Auburn Public Library, you’ll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals. The evening includes some night time sky viewing so be prepared for the unpredictable Maine weather.
Author and Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalvan and his service dog, Tuesday, will be here at the Auburn Public Library August 3 4-7PM to share the story of how they saved each other. This event is open to all ages and will include a demonstration of how Tuesday assists Capt. Montalvan in his daily life. There will be a Q&A session, copies of his two books for sale (“Until Tuesday” and “Tuesday Tucks Me In”), a book signing, and photo opportunities.
Space is limited. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up your free ticket, or call us for more information.
Don’t miss this amazing event!
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, with my mighty telescope you are not all that far. Thanks to a grant from the Cornerstones of Science, the Auburn Public Library now has a telescope that Auburn Library cardholders can borrow for a one week period. The warmer nights provide an amazing opportunity to introduce yourself or family members to the wonder of astronomy. To reserve the telescope call 333-6640 Ext. 4 or visit us on the second floor of the Auburn Public Library.
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