Sewing with Green Dot quilters, September 25

You’re invited to join the Green Dot L-A quilters on Tuesday September 25 from 3-4:30 PM at the Auburn Public Library for sewing in front of the Green Dot L-A Quilt! Come sew and hang out with us near the quilt’s installation in the library’s main lobby. Bring your hand sewing, embellishment or mending (no sewing machines please). This won’t be a class, just a relaxed time to stitch and have conversation.

“KindSpring,” a quilt created by local Green Dot LA members in support and celebration of the Green Dot bystander intervention program designed to help reduce threats and violence in the Twin Cities is now on display in the Library.


As a local volunteer initiative committed to making the community a better and safer place, Green Dot Lewiston-Auburn offers strategies for safe and effective responses to hurtful and hateful words and behaviors. The quilt’s design conveys the program’s central image of positive “green dot” actions that people can learn in response to negative “red dot” incidents of harassment or violence.


Quilters Kitsie Claxton, Eileen Fair, Linda Matzen, Wendy Mitchell, and Patty Weidler designed and stitched the quilt, Betsy Dorr provided the machine quilting, and June Zellers’ calligraphy completed the piece. The quilt will be on display in the lobby of the Auburn Public Library throughout August and September. The Library, a Green Dot partner, will also host training programs for the public this fall.


Pictured at the Library’s quilt installation are Green Dot L/A Steering Committee member Susan Cooper, Eileen Fair, Kitsie Claxton, and Patty Weidler.

Auburn Page Turners, August 6

Join us as we talk about the work The Snow LeopardAn unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen.

In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beaut

Monday Aug 6, 2018, 12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

Kids! West African Rhythms and Songs with Annegret Baier, Aug. 6

Annagret plays a wide variety of percussion instruments including djembe, conga, kpanlogo, kalimba, balaphone and more. Audiences witness a stunning demonstration of her skillful playing and her powerful and uplifting stage presence and are invited to participate in dancing, drumming, singing and hand clapping. All ages will enjoy this interactive and educational presentation.
Monday Aug 6, 2018,  6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

KIDS! Dahlov Ipcar Stories at Bates College Museum of Art, July 25

~~Join us at the Bates College Museum of Art for a special story time- Wednesday 7/25, at 1pm at Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell Street in Lewiston. We will read from Dahlov Ipcar’s books and create a small craft/art project. Afterwards, children can check out the wonderful exhibit of her work at the museum.  Please Register.


Wednesday Jul 25, 2018
1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM

Kids! Bats with Jerry Schneider, July 24

Come learn all about bats and echolocation in this fun program. We will learn about local and tropical bats including the vampire bat, desert red bat, and the silver-haired bat. After the slides and discussion, kids will get to make a bat t-shirt to take home. All materials will be supplied by the library. Space is limited so please register.

Tuesday Jul 24, 2018
1:30 PM  –  2:30 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Kids! Move and Groove with Miss Jenn, July 26

Join Miss Jenn (Jenn Tyler) for a Moving and Grooving musically themed story times on July 26th and August 7th. There will be reading, singing, dancing, parachute play, and a craft. Move and Groove is a music and movement program incorporating rhythm sticks, bean bags, bells, scarves and parachute play. The focus is on learning about rhythm, making music, and moving young bodies. This program is designed for children ages 2 – 7 but can be enjoyed by siblings up to age 9 and the adults who accompany their children. Come join the fun! Please register.

Thursday Jul 26, 2018
11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Teens! Libraries Rock — DIY Music Workshop, July 20

Teens!  Making it in the music industry is a lot like winning the lottery — it can be difficult to succeed.  The good news is ANYONE can do it!  Come to this workshop with musician Aaron Wardwell for tips on writing, recording and getting exposure.  Aaron will also show you how to use the resources the Auburn Public Library has available in your quest for success with your music!

Because this is part of the Teen Summer Reading Program, attendance at this program enters you into the weekly drawing for a $20 gift card.

This program is just for teens, ages 12-18!  Because space is limited in our Media Lab, reservations are required.  Please click here to reserve your space in this workshop.

July 20 at 4PM.

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