“Why can’t they be like we were?” Parents of teens ask themselves this and other preposterous questions as they navigate the treacherous waters of parenthood. Truth is, all healthy teens are somewhat temperamental, secretive and obstinate — it’s their job! Join the discussion about the new world of raising teenagers.
Learn more about: Why it’s normal for teens to act weird; why teens stop talking and what parents can do; how to help teens manage stress and anger; how to communicate constructively with your teen.
Whether you’re currently living with a teen or are about to enter those often challenging parenting years, this workshop — presented by Amy Kimball of Advocates for Children — will be worth your time. Be sure to join us!
Tuesday October 20 at 3PM.
Corridors of the Night: a William Monk Novel by Anne Perry. Nurse Hester Monk and her husband William, Commander of the Thames River Police do battle with two crazed scientists who, in the name of healing, have turned to murder. The Rand brothers, one a doctor, the other a chemist, are ruthlessly chasing the cure for the ”white blood disease.” Hester is tending one of the brothers’ dying patients and inadvertently stumbles upon three weak and terrified children purchased for experimental purposes. Before she can escape Hester is captured and held prisoner while Monk and his friends scour London to release her before time runs out.
Come Rain or Come Shine (A Mitford Novel) by Jan Karon. During ten Mitford novels, readers kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh. Now Father Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school and has returned home to open his own animal clinic .Since money is tight, he and Lace Harper decide to keep their wedding simple – pot luck instead of catering, music from an assembly of friends, all in a spruced up barn with a few creatures great and small. This is the story Karon fans have been waiting for.
Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton. In this dynamic World War II novel two female American journalists and an Englishman race with the Allied troops to occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives. In Normandy 1944, June, a reporter, and Liv, a photographer, have skirted danger and military regulations to hook up with their guardian angel Fletcher, a British military photographer . This novel is based on real-life women reporters of the time like Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Miller and Martha Gelhorn.
Pretending to Dance: a novel by Diane Chamberlain. Molly Arnette, who has been good at keeping secrets, lives with her husband in San Diego where they hope to adopt a baby. She is terrified that the background check will reveal details of her North Carolina childhood, including the shocking death of her father . Now she tries to make peace with her past but finds she doesn’t know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders.
House of Thieves: a novel by Charles Belfoure. This new novel by the author of “The Paris Architect” takes the reader to 1886 New York City . Respected architect John Cross finds himself responsible for his son’s huge gambling debt to a notorious gang of thieves and murderers known as Kent’s Gents. All he has to do is pass along his inside knowledge of the city’s museums and mansions to plan robberies that even the smartest detectives can’t solve. He is so adept at this game that he becomes invaluable to the gang and is trapped by his own success.
Join us on Tuesday, October 13th at 10 am in the Maggie Trafton Program room for a special French storytime with local French teacher, Doris Bonneau. Madame Bonneau will be reading and singing in French and showcasing our newest French Literacy kit on “Families”. We hope you will come join the fun. All are welcome. For more information, please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3
Please join us for upcoming book discussions! The Out of this World Science Fiction/Fantasy group will be meeting on October 22 at 5:30PM to discuss Hounded by Kevin Hearne. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.
The Auburn Page Turners will discuss Five Days at Memorial: life and death in a storm ravaged hospital by Sheri Fink on Nov. 2nd at 1 pm.
More information here.
Do you know a Senior (Age 60+) who would like to be more comfortable with technology? Let them know that the Auburn Public Library will be hosting a special technology class for seniors on Weds., 10/14, from 10 a.m. to Noon. We will be using tablets to show how to access the Internet, create an email account, become familiar with Facebook and more. thanks to help from BoomerTECH Adventures. This is a part of the “Tech for Seniors” project which is funded through a grant from the Maine State Library. We are working with the Bethel, Lewiston, and Norway libraries to bring seniors to technology and technology to seniors. Class size is limited so please make a reservation by calling the Library at 207.333.6640 x 2020.
The Library will be closed on Monday October 12 for Columbus Day. We will also be closed on Wednesday November 11 for Veterans Day.
We will have a delayed opening of 10AM on Wednesday October 14. We will have a delayed opening of noon on Wednesday November 4. Both late openings are for staff training.
We will also be closed on November 26 for Thanksgiving, but will have regular hours the rest of that week.