Walking With Abel
By: Anna Badkhen
Anna Badkhen joins a family of nomadic Fulani cowboys as they embark on their annual migration across Mali’s Sahel grasslands. The nomadic family embraces Badkhen as one of their own, and she is able to learn about their way of life, as well as things that threaten it, like Islamic militants and climate change.
In an extended “stand-up comedy style”, master performer Lynne Cullen will introduce you to a real-life Lois Lane, two cat burglars(one feline, one human), a junk food goddess, and many more colorful characters. Join us for a night of laughter from one funny comedian. A full biography on Lynne Cullen can be found at http://www.lynnecullen.com/index.htm
“Joseph A. Conforti brings to life the Gilded Age of Fall River in this engaging portrait of Lizzie Borden’s world. Gracefully written and with detailed attention to conflicts of class, ethnicity, and gender, Conforti’s nuanced analysis sheds new light on an old murder.” Elizabeth De Wolfe, University of New England, prize-winning author of “The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories”
Conforti will talk about the infamous murder and his research which brings new light to the one of New England’s oldest cases. He will have books available for purchase and will sign copies if requested.
Join admissions representatives from eight colleges and universities as they sit on a panel facilitated by College for Maine Androscoggin. Following the panel discussion and a brief Q&A session, in college fair format admissions reps will be available with information specific to their schools. More information is available here.
Touring to talk about his newest book, “Once Burned”, Maine writer Gerry Boyle will be at the Auburn Public Library for a book signing and reading. Once Burned is the 10th novel in the Jack McMorrow series. Intrigue abounds in Once Burned when someone starts torching buildings in the idyllic town of Sanctuary, Maine, Lead character Jack McMorrow quickly searches out the culprit. This, after, all is a town named one of the “Ten Best Secrets” by a national magazine. The secret however turns out to be the identity of the arsonist, who soon leaves a trail of dead bodies that leads straight to Jack and Roxanne and their daughter Sophie. Will they be the next to die?
The Auburn Public Library has joined forces with Family Time, Dine, and Play, located at the Auburn Mall, to celebrate Star Wars Read Day with an epic laser tag battle on Sunday, October 4, from 3 – 5 pm. This family event, to be held at Family Time, Dine, and Play, is free to the public and participants are encouraged to dress as one of their favorite Star Wars characters. The APL mobile library will be on hand with Star Wars books so bring your library card and get ready for Star Wars Read Day on October 10th!
Excited to take part in this nationwide celebration of reading, the Auburn Library will feature Star Wars themed displays throughout the week leading up toStar Wars Read Day. This year Star Wars Reads Day is expected to grow even bigger as fans gear up for the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December.
For more information please call the Auburn Public Library at 333-6640 Ext. 4. May the force be with you.
Come join us as we explore different professions with your young child. Each week we will read a story about a different occupation, create a related craft, and have fun pretending. Let your child’s imagination soar! For children ages 2 – 5. Free. No registration required. Join us for one session or come to all four.
- 10/2 Dinosaur Hunters
- 10/9 Construction Workers
- 10/16 Circus Performers
- 10/23 Astronauts
- 10/30 Pirates
Rescued Recipes is a culmination of a three-year culinary and literary journey that all began with the simple act of one woman tossing old handwritten recipes into a trash can. Among the pages of vintage and modern-day delights, such as Strawberry Pudding, Gingerbread (with lard), and Rosemary Asiago Gems, are stories and reminiscences of this stoic, funny, and frugal woman whose spirit helped her granddaughter (Lisa Canino) fulfill a dream.
Passionate about food and cooking, author Lisa Canino grew up watching classic chefs on television whose dose of kitchen humor inspired her to always serve a well-prepared meal to family and friends with a hefty dose of storytelling and laughter. She lives in Maine.
September 24 from 2-3:30.
The Auburn Public Library will hold its 124th Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24th, at 5:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s meeting is “A Blast from the Past, A Launch into the Future,” as we get ready to celebrate our 125th anniversary. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling Mamie Anthoine Ney at 207.333.6640 x 2020 or email the Library at email@example.com.
~~Saturdays, September 19, 26th
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM in the Children’s Room
Join us Saturday mornings, 10:30- 10:50 a.m., early September through May, for a rousing lap sit program for babies through 36-months and their caregivers. We’ll gather on the story quilt with Heather to enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, and dancing, while making new friends