Thursday, December 17th
6PM in the Androscoggin Community Room
We are delighted to welcome back Rabbi Sruli Dresdner of Temple Shalom Synagogue and his wife Lisa for a Hanukkah concert. Come join us as we celebrate Hanukkah with music and song. This is a family program suitable for all ages. Sruli and his wife Lisa are international Jewish performers and personalities, and have been featured on PBS-TV and National Public Radio. They have headlined at Jewish Festivals from Cracow, Poland to Jerusalem, Toronto to Texas.
Thursday, December 17th
As part of our Fun with French series, Doris Bonneau will be here for a special program on French Christmas traditions. Doris will share stories, songs, and traditional foods from France and Canada. Come learn how Christmas is celebrated in other countries. All are welcome. Please call the library at 207-333-6640 x3 for more information.
Tweens ages 9 – 12 are invited to create one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments to keep or give away as gifts to family and friends. December 9 at 4PM.
Join avid readers for a discussion of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.
This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.
Auburn Public Library announces a new series of programs called Conversations: A Multi-Faith Perspective. The public is invited to listen in as clergy of different faiths have round-table discussions on different inter-faith topics. Each of the four monthly round-tables will be held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Auburn Public Library. All programs run from 12:30 to 1:30PM.
The idea for these discussions started when the new Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Auburn, Sruli Dresdner, met and spent an exhilarating week with his colleagues at the Maine Police Academy, sponsored by the Auburn Police Department’s Chaplaincy Program where he met Pastor Roger Cousineau of East Auburn Baptist Church, Rev. Doctor Jody Cohen Hayashida of First Universalist Church in New Auburn, and Pastor Richard Waller of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene.
Participants will be able to listen in as local religious leaders discuss their views and share their perspective among their colleagues. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions which must be written down on the provided notecards.
Saturday, December 12th
9:30 AM or 11:00 AM in the Maggie Trafton Program
Join us as Gabrielle Wallace and Pat Masonheimer will be at APL once again to lead children in grades 3-12 in creating tiny cottages using graham crackers, candy and icing. Please register for only one session. Free. Registration is required, call the children’s room at x3 or register online.
11:00 session is full!
A latest courtroom thriller by the best-selling author of The Firm features maverick lawyer Sebastian Rudd, whose disregard for traditional interpretations of justice and edgy advocacy of defendants other lawyers will not touch have earned him dangerous enemies.
Enduring the mistakes and tragedies that have shaped their lives in contemporary Appalachia, a sheriff on the brink of retirement and a haunted park ranger confront violent forces when an elderly local is accused of poisoning a trout stream.
When he teams up with Michelle Chang, Jack Reacher finds himself involved in a private investigation that has turned lethal.