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Enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer as Mrs. Gordon transports you back to a 1908 Christmas during her Edwardian Christmas Tea. Find out what ladies, gentlemen, and children wanted in their stockings that year, as well as the holiday traditions of the time. Take a moment from the holiday stress as Mrs. Gordon shares with you her plans for the holiday including her preparation of a Christmas dinner. And don’t forget to bring along your “Christmas Wish List” and she will open up her 1908 Sears & Roebuck catalogue and let you know how much it costs.
Join us as local weatherman Kevin Mannix and social worker wife Linda Rota, share from their inspirational book Weathering Shame. In this honest and encouraging autobiography, the authors share their life experiences, lessons, struggles and feelings of shame and the stigma that results from growing up exposed to alcoholism, severe depression and suicide.
“Genealogy … what is it and why should I care?” If you’ve ever been curious about your family roots, don’t miss this workshop, led by Emily Schroeder from the Maine State Library. This program is open to tweens & teens (ages 9-18), but pre-registration is required as space is limited.
Chelsea Canedy, Family Support worker, has been working for Saint Andre, Inc, supporting children and families since 2009. Chelsea specializes in brain-based, attachment-focused techniques, helping parents better understand how human brains function in order to parent in a more effect, connected way. Chelsea is also involved in meditation instruction. Chelsea has two children, a four year old girl and a 5 month old boy, who give her ample opportunity to take her own advice!~~Join Chelsea for this workshop on how to improve your relationships with your kids now, and into the future. By sharing information about the developing brain and how connection helps our kids behave better, Chelsea will help you meet your long-range goals for your children, all while strengthening your relationships with them. Please register.
LAST CHANCE! We are clearing out the books from our last book sale, and they are going cheap! All books marked with a red tag will be $1 for a bag or box! There are still some great books available. Don’t run out of reading material this winter! This is a great chance to stock up.
We will also have newly donated used books still in boxes available at regular book sale prices for adventurous shoppers.
November 7, 9-1.
We will host three special programs this November to honor our veterans.
Veteran’s Pinhole Photography Project, November 10
This moving photography exhibit, titled To Bridge the Gap: Loss and Re-Creation of Identity, features the pinhole photography works of United States veterans. Organizer and artist Adam Ogden worked closely with veterans using the power of art as a means of emotional therapy. Ogden said the project has helped veterans regain their grasp on who they are and provides exercise for their hands, their eyes, and their mind. Please come support our veterans at this grand exhibit opening.
Blue Star Flag Program, November 12
In honor of our servicemen and women, Frank Roma from the City of Auburn will be at the library to talk about the Blue Star Flag Program. The City of Auburn has a special program to honor residents who are waiting for a loved one to return home from defending our nation’s freedom. Family members of servicemen and women who are currently deployed overseas in combat areas are invited to receive a Blue Star Flag to hang in their homes as a symbol of support from the entire city for their service. Please join us to find out more about this special program.
Author Visit: Dear Mom: Around the world with the Air Transport Command during WWII, November 16
Author Thomas Bennett presents a touching tribute as the Auburn Public Library continues to honor our veterans. Bennett will share his father’s letters to his mother and accompanying photographs in discussing his father’s circumnavigation of the globe as part of the U.S. Army Air Corp’s Air Transport Command during the WWII.