Let’s Pretend starts 10/2

Come join us as we explore different professions with your young child. Each week we will read a story about a different occupation, create a related craft, and have fun pretending. Let your child’s imagination soar! For children ages 2 – 5. Free. No registration required. Join us for one session or come to all four.

  • 10/2 Dinosaur Hunters
  • 10/9 Construction Workers
  • 10/16 Circus Performers
  • 10/23 Astronauts
  • 10/30 Pirates

Rescued Recipes 9/24

Rescued Recipes is a culmination of a three-year culinary and literary journey that all began with the simple act of one woman tossing old handwritten recipes into a trash can. Among the pages of vintage and modern-day delights, such as Strawberry Pudding, Gingerbread (with lard), and Rosemary Asiago Gems, are stories and reminiscences of this stoic, funny, and frugal woman whose spirit helped her granddaughter (Lisa Canino) fulfill a dream.

Passionate about food and cooking, author Lisa Canino grew up watching classic chefs on television whose dose of kitchen humor inspired her to always serve a well-prepared meal to family and friends with a hefty dose of storytelling and laughter. She lives in Maine.

September 24 from 2-3:30.

Sprouts resume Sept. 19

~~Saturdays, September 19, 26th
10:30 AM – 10:50 AM in the Children’s Room
Join us Saturday mornings, 10:30- 10:50 a.m., early September through May, for a rousing lap sit program for babies through 36-months and their caregivers. We’ll gather on the story quilt with Heather to enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, and dancing, while making new friends

Film: On the Edge, Sept. 19

The film, On the Edge, as seen on Maine Public Broadcasting tells the story of lobster-fishing communities on Maine’s year-round islands. At the turn of the last century, there were 300 inhabited, unbridged islands in Maine; now there are 15. At present the lobsters are plentiful, but islanders worry about the future of the fishery and the realities faced by their children and grandchildren.

Still, many islanders are determined to maintain their communities despite complex logistics, economic uncertainty, and shrinking populations.

On the Edge showcases the warmth, as well as the struggle, of island life.

On the Edge was produced by Phil Steel of Dobbs Productions

Author Talk: Distilled in Maine, Sept. 18

Kate McCarty, Portland food blogger and author of Portland Food: The Culinary Capital of Maine, will be at the library to talk about her newest book Distilled In Maine.  Distilled in Maine is  a tour of over six hundred years of Maine history as it relates to alcohol, including profiles of the nine (as of publication) craft distilleries in the state.

Teens! DIY Takeover: Washi Tape Design

We’re taking over the Teen Space! Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for a new project — from duct tape art to photography, create your own video games or make your own magnetic poetry. This month, we will do some decorating with washi tape. We will have notebooks, pencils and other items for decorating or bring your own. The washi tape – as well as snacks – will be provided. This program is just for teens, ages 12-18.

Author Talk with Danielle Allen at Bates

Bates College, The Auburn Public Library and the Lewiston Public Library are sponsoring a Community Conversation with Danielle Allen, author of *Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality* (2014). It will take place on Tuesday, September 8, 2:00 pm at The Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College (95 Russell Street). It is free and open to the public.

Dr. Allen’s fascinating reading of the Declaration rejects the all too familiar polarization of the American political values of equality and liberty. Instead, she argues that the Declaration authorizes communities of political equality which guarantee the liberty of individual citizens to pursue their happiness.

Danielle Allen is the Director of the Edmond J.  Safra Center for Ethics and Professor of Government and Education at Harvard University. Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America, Allen is the author of *The World of Prometheus: the Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens* (2000), *Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs. the Board of Education* (2004), *Why Plato Wrote* (2010), and *Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality* (Norton/Liveright Books, June 2014).

She is the co-editor of the award-winning *Education, Justice, and Democracy* (2013, with Rob Reich) and *From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in the Digital Age* (forthcoming, with Jennifer Light).

In 2002 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her ability to combine the classicist’s careful attention to texts and language with the political theorist’s sophisticated and informed engagement. Allen is a frequent public lecturer and regular guest on public radio affiliates to discuss issues of citizenship, as well as an occasional contributor on similar subjects to the *Washington Post, Boston Review, Democracy, Cabinet, *and* The Nation.*

Preschool Story Time resumes Sept. 9

Each Wednesday morning we offer our story program for children ages 3-5 at 10 am.  All gather in the Children’s Room and the children ages 3-5 (and experienced listeners who are almost three) move to the program room for stories, songs and a craft. This program is for families; agencies and childcare groups may contact the library to schedule visits at another time. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM in the Maggie Trafton Room. For story times for other ages, please see our Children’s Programs page.

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