Don’t miss the 2018 Spring Online Auction!

The Library’s 4th Spring Online Auction is open now until June 8 at 6PM. We have many unique items for you bidding. Last year, thanks to our generous sponsors, donors, and bidders, over $8500 was raised to benefit the Library’s programs and services! Visit  www.32auctions.com/apl2018 to preview the items available this year. Then click, bid, and win  your favorite items!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS 2018 SPONSORS:

 

Health and Wellness Book Club meets May 17

Are you interested in learning new ways to keep your mind and body healthy? Join the Health & Wellness Book Club and explore topics such as self-improvement, personal and professional development, finances, exercise, happiness, nutrition, and alternative healing. Please read “Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration” by Penney Peirce and join us at the library on Thursday, May 17 for our next book group discussion.

Date / Time::

Thursday May 17, 2018

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Location:
Conference Room

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, May 19

Some lovable, friendly dogs are coming to the Auburn Public Library and they are on a mission. Join us as these assistance dogs for the blind come to both soak up the love and educate us. Joined by their handlers, this event includes a powerpoint about the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program and of course a chance to meet the dogs. Topics such as training, caring, and placement will be discussed.

Saturday May 19, at 9:30AM

LOCATION: Androscoggin Community Room

Free Yoga Class, May 7 & 8

The Maine School of Yoga will offer a FREE Community Yoga Class at the APL:

In partnership with the Auburn Public Library, the Maine School of Yoga will be offering a great opportunity to experience an all-levels yoga class. The free class will be led by the newest teachers from the 2017 Yoga Teacher Training Program. The Maine School of Yoga offers yoga teacher trainings in Lewiston starting in September.each year. For more information visit www.innerlightyogaofmaine.com.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

There will be two sessions, Monday May 7 at 6PM, and Tuesday May 8 at 10AM.

LOCATION: Androscoggin Community Room

Bird’s Eye View, May 5

Volunteers from the Stanton Bird Club will host a program for 6- to 12-year olds, “Bird’s Eye View.” There will be fun hands-on activities to learn all about birds – nests, pecking for food, and more. Saturday, May 5 at 11AM in the Maggie Trafton Room.

The 2018 Maine State Park Passes are here!

This year, we have FIVE passes available, thanks to a very generous donation from Royal River Conservation Trust and the Androscoggin Land Trust. The Maine State Park Pass admits the pass holder and occupants of the pass holder’s vehicle, up to a 17 passenger maximum, to day-use facilities for day-use only. It cannot be used for camping. There are some state parks that don’t accept the pass. Call or stop by the children’s room to learn more. The pass can be borrowed for one day.

Pickwick Club, April 28

London in Charles Dickens’ time was a city of great contrast. The affluent and middle classes enjoyed a comfortable existence, but for the poor, life was cruel and harsh, the more so for girls and young women. Troubled by what he saw, in autumn ,1847, Dickens established Urania Cottage in Shepherd’s Bush as a hostel for destitute young women. The residents came from prisons, workhouses, and the streets of London, and included prostitutes, petty thieves, and homeless teenagers. Urania Cottage was financed by the millionairess Angela Burdett Coutts (granddaughter of Thomas Coutts, founder of Coutts & Co.), and details of the residents, its routines, and its dramas are brought to life in the treasure-trove of letters written to her by Dickens.

Join The Pickwick Club for a discussion of Dickens and the House of Fallen Women by Jenny Hartley.

Date:
Saturday Apr 28, 2018
Time:
12:30 PM  –  2:30 PM
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room

Auburn Page Turners – The Art of Fielding, May 7

Join us for a discussion of The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

Novel Summary Below:

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

Henry’s fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry’s gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners’ team captain and Henry’s best friend, realizes he has guided Henry’s career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert’s daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.

As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment–to oneself and to others.

Date:
Monday May 7, 2018
Time:
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
Location:
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

International Tabletop Day of Gaming, April 28

Once a year when the first buds of spring begin to unfurl from their winter slumber, International Tabletop Day brings us back to the table to remind us why we play and to give thanks to those who make every roll of the dice exciting.

From the heaviest strategy game to the lightest party game, ITTD gives us a chance to celebrate those who bring their passions to the table. Everyone from the biggest publisher to the smallest developer let players explore new worlds and take on herculean tasks in little more than an hour. And when we find ourselves sitting in the winner’s circle, we know that it will be the makers of the games we love cheering us on.

Tabletop Day is also a day to celebrate those who come to the table in contest or cooperation. It is a time of friends tasked with war and strangers finding a common bond to survive through the next turn. We honor the communities that gather around the table, those who bring the winning spirit and sportsmanship to play with others.

We play not just against the board, but with others. Join us at the Auburn Public Library.

Date:
Saturday Apr 28, 2018
 
Time:
10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
 
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room
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