Work for Yourself@50+, Sept. 27

Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Work for Yourself@50+ has the information you need to succeed. It will help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment.

The decision to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps; it is a careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks of working for yourself.

For additional information, visit aarpfoundation.org/workforyourself.  Work for Yourself@50+ is made possible in part through a grant from The Hartford.

To Register, please call 333-6640, ext. 4.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 10AM-12PM.

Fall Reading Challenge 2018

Are you ready for a challenge? Our fall reading challenge is your path to a reading adventure! Pick up a flyer in the library for the list of sixteen categories and the full rules. Read books that fill the categories between September 10 and November 10. Turn in your reading log to enter a drawing for a fabulous prize!

You do not need to read all of the categories to enter!
 
GRAND PRIZE:  All readers who complete all 16 categories will be entered into a drawing for four new books of your choice! (restrictions apply, see below*)
FIRST PRIZE: All entries with at least five categories filled will be entered into a drawing for the first prize, three new books of your choice! (restrictions apply*)
PLUS, a bonus special prize for the reader who finds and reads a book that fills the most categories.
The Categories:
1. A book by a Maine author or set in Maine.
2. Historical fiction set in the 19th Century
3. A book set in Australia or by an Australian author.
4. A Fantasy novel
5. A book originally published before you were born
6. A Book about art or an artist
7. A book with song lyrics in the title
8. A book set during World War II
9. Fiction based on a real person
10. A book featuring an animal or animals
11. A book from your “to be read” list
12. A book set at sea
13. A book about siblings
14. A book you judged by its cover
15. A young adult book
16. A book with food in the title
Looking for suggestions?
  • Check out the display in the library for ideas
  • Ask us!
  • Sign up for weekly emails, each will cover a different category
  • We will also feature a category or two each week on our website.

Time for a Story!

Regular story times return in September!
  • Wednesdays at 10AM, Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5
  • Saturdays at 10AM, Sprouts for babies through 36 months
  • Mondays at 10AM, Tiny Tunes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Bunch of Crocks Book Group, Sept. 17

Do you love food and books? Join our newest discussion group for foodies and combine your love of food and literature. The Bunch of Crocks book group premieres on September 17th at 12:30 for the stomach rumbling discussion of Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti.

As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather’s butcher shop, Cara saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books; breakfast sausage in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods and chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream from Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections are just some examples.

The group will get to try a small sample of one of the delicious foods in each chosen title when they meet every month. Copies of the book can be attained through the inter-library loan system.

Date:
Monday Sep 17, 2018
Time:
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room

Music Together, Sept. 4

Please join us for a free demonstration of Music Together with Caroline Coffin! Music Together is a research-based music and movement program that supports the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers. This program is for children ages 0 – 5. Space is limited. To register, please call 207-333-6640, ext. 3.

LOCATION: Maggie Trafton Program Room
Tuesday September 4, 10AM

Auburn Page Turners, Sept. 10

Join the Auburn Page Turners for a discussion of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon. In 1976 England, 10-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands after their neighbor goes missing. In search of clues to her disappearance, the girls go door to door and soon discover that everyone on the Avenue has something to hide. A debut novel by a wonderful new writer.

Date:
Monday Sep 10, 2018
Time:
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
Location:
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

Becoming American: A film and discussion series, Sept. 11

Becoming American: A DOCUMENTARY FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES ON OUR IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE

Please Note: THIS FIRST FILM SHOWING WILL BE AT THE GENDRON FRANCO CENTER

As local and national debates on immigration continue, a group of community partners in Lewiston and Auburn are delivering a program that encourages conversation, celebration, and understanding.

Becoming American is a public program that features films, discussions, and a wide variety of events across the twin cities.

To see the full schedule, and to register, please visit the Museum L/A website:  https://www.museumla.org/becoming-american.  Registration is required but not required.  All events will be free.

Films to be shown for the first program include: New York: A Documentary Film Episode 4, The Power and the People by Ric Burns and The Jewish Americans Episode 2, A World of Their Own  by David Grubin.

Date:
Tuesday Sep 11, 2018
Time:
6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM
Location:
Gendron Franco Center

Music Together for Big Kids, August 20.

Music Together is a research-based music and movement program designed to support the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Sing, chant, move to the beat, “jam” with instruments, and more. Recognizing that all children are musical, and can achieve basic music competence if exposed to the proper environment, Music Together provides a rich array of musical experiences to unlock their potential. Join Caroline Coffin for a special Big Kids Music Together Class (ages 5-7) on Monday, August 20th at 6pm.

Space is limited, please register.

 

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