The film, On the Edge, as seen on Maine Public Broadcasting tells the story of lobster-fishing communities on Maine’s year-round islands. At the turn of the last century, there were 300 inhabited, unbridged islands in Maine; now there are 15. At present the lobsters are plentiful, but islanders worry about the future of the fishery and the realities faced by their children and grandchildren.
Still, many islanders are determined to maintain their communities despite complex logistics, economic uncertainty, and shrinking populations.
On the Edge showcases the warmth, as well as the struggle, of island life.
On the Edge was produced by Phil Steel of Dobbs Productions
Kate McCarty, Portland food blogger and author of Portland Food: The Culinary Capital of Maine, will be at the library to talk about her newest book Distilled In Maine. Distilled in Maine is a tour of over six hundred years of Maine history as it relates to alcohol, including profiles of the nine (as of publication) craft distilleries in the state.
We’re taking over the Teen Space! Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for a new project — from duct tape art to photography, create your own video games or make your own magnetic poetry. This month, we will do some decorating with washi tape. We will have notebooks, pencils and other items for decorating or bring your own. The washi tape – as well as snacks – will be provided. This program is just for teens, ages 12-18.
Bates College, The Auburn Public Library and the Lewiston Public Library are sponsoring a Community Conversation with Danielle Allen, author of *Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality* (2014). It will take place on Tuesday, September 8, 2:00 pm at The Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College (95 Russell Street). It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Allen’s fascinating reading of the Declaration rejects the all too familiar polarization of the American political values of equality and liberty. Instead, she argues that the Declaration authorizes communities of political equality which guarantee the liberty of individual citizens to pursue their happiness.
Danielle Allen is the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and Professor of Government and Education at Harvard University. Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America, Allen is the author of *The World of Prometheus: the Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens* (2000), *Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs. the Board of Education* (2004), *Why Plato Wrote* (2010), and *Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality* (Norton/Liveright Books, June 2014).
She is the co-editor of the award-winning *Education, Justice, and Democracy* (2013, with Rob Reich) and *From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in the Digital Age* (forthcoming, with Jennifer Light).
In 2002 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her ability to combine the classicist’s careful attention to texts and language with the political theorist’s sophisticated and informed engagement. Allen is a frequent public lecturer and regular guest on public radio affiliates to discuss issues of citizenship, as well as an occasional contributor on similar subjects to the *Washington Post, Boston Review, Democracy, Cabinet, *and* The Nation.*
Cast Your Vote!
Now is the time to name your choice for the 2015 Maine Readers’ Choice Award! Voting will be open from Tuesday, September 1 to midnight September 15. Visit http://mainereaderschoiceaward.org/ to register your pick.
Each Wednesday morning we offer our story program for children ages 3-5 at 10 am. All gather in the Children’s Room and the children ages 3-5 (and experienced listeners who are almost three) move to the program room for stories, songs and a craft. This program is for families; agencies and childcare groups may contact the library to schedule visits at another time. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM in the Maggie Trafton Room. For story times for other ages, please see our Children’s Programs page.
Our book sale room is overflowing so we are opening it up! We won’t be able to display all our sale books, but we will have plenty on the shelves, and you will be able to dig through boxes of books as well to find hidden gems. We have some great books, including a large donation of children’s books! September 19, 1-4PM.
Join us on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm for an exciting African drumming concert with Portland drummer Annegret Baier. All are welcome. This program is generously sponsored by the Fletcher Foundation.
Saturday September 12th 2-3 PM in the Androscoggin Room
The Auburn Public Library is pleased to partner with Cafe LA (formerly The Library Cafe) in welcoming L/A Arts’ monthly Art Walk to Auburn this Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Other venues in Auburn include Maine Gourmet Chocolates, Top It Frozen Yogurt, Kait Lavin Photography, and Designs by Skip.
The City of Auburn and the Recreation Department’s Senior Programs will also host a Red Table Picnic, a unique community dinner party. The soiree functions much like the Paris’ “diner en blanc” experience except diners, dressed in red, attend the picnic-style evening meal. Everyone brings his/her own food, tables, chairs and glassware to one of Auburns best public locations- Festival Plaza.
Come experience Auburn, its great restaurants and shops while enjoying art and the park.
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