Music Together, Aug. 24

Please join us on Thursday, August 24th at 10 am when Caroline Coffin will present a free demonstration of Music Together. 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. Please register online or call 207-333-6640, ext. 3.

Earth Jams Family Concert with Matt Loosigian

September 14 at 10AM.

Jump on the Song Toboggan and sing-a-long with Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams. Matt is a Brunswick, ME based folk singer, guitarist, and songwriter specializing in playful, funny songs about ecology and being green. Join him as he works his musical magic in this interactive and fun music show.
Inspired by Matt’s incredibly dynamic voice and charismatic performance style, participants will sing, play, and dance along as this musical wizard pulls giggles out of his guitar. As he performs it’s clear that Loosigian has a great love of music, fun, and children and wants to transmit that love to the families.
Matt Loves singing with children and families so don’t miss out on bringing your family to experience the magic of song with Matt Loosigian.


Auburn Page Turners meet Sept. 11

Vladimir Nabokov once observed that “a writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.” The geobiologist Hope Jahren possesses both in spades. Her engrossing new memoir, “Lab Girl,” is at once a thrilling account of her discovery of her vocation and a gifted teacher’s road map to the secret lives of plants — a book that, at its best, does for botany what Oliver Sacks’s essays did for neurology, what Stephen Jay Gould’s writings did for paleontology.

Monday September 11 at 12:30PM.

The Library is out of Eclipse Glasses.

We are out of eclipse glasses.  From Nasa, here are some suggestions for retailers, and DIY pinhole projection viewers.

Reputable Vendors

Pinhole Projection viewers Note that pinhole projection does not mean looking at the Sun through a pinhole! You project sunlight through the hole onto a surface and look at the solar image on the surface.

On Monday, August 21, the public is welcome to gather on the back lawn of the Library from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. to watch the eclipse. The Library will have a limited number of viewing glasses to hand out (required for viewing on library property) and fun activities to enjoy while waiting for “totality” at approximately 2:45.


Climate Change Discussion Series starts Sept. 7

Climate change is a complicated topic which continues to be, no pun intended, hotly debated. Thanks to a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Science Foundation, the Auburn Public Library will work with NOAA scientists to provide a series of interactive events to examine climate trends on the state of Maine. The first of the monthly hour long programs begins on September 7th at 6 pm with programs to follow on October 5th at 6 pm and November 9th at 6 pm.

Pushing the Limits, or PLACE, consists of programs designed to engage community discussion with professional guidance provided by NOAA scientist. Nikki Becker, of the National Weather Serivce in Gray, will be the facilitator for what is sure to be some fascinating discussions. The events are something of a science café and book club hybrid with each event organized around a different theme – community, change, or strategy. Questions will be raised such as what is climate change, what extreme weather trends are worrisome, and how our local communities are preparing to protect citizens against extreme weather events.

Prior to each program, participants will be asked to read portions of “The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change” by Robert Henson. Copies of the book may be picked up at the second floor desk at the Auburn Public Library. Space is limited so those wishing to participate must register when they come to pick up their book. Please call the reference desk for more information, 333-6640, ext. 4.

KIDS! Solar Eclipse with Jon Wallace, 8/18

Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse! Jon Wallace will be here on Friday, Aug. 18th, at 1 p.m., in anticipation of the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st.  Jon will talk about observing the eclipse and what you can expect.  He will emphasize safety and teach you how to turn a shoe box into an eclipse viewer!  Weather permitting; we will have time to observe the sun to prepare for the eclipse. We will also have safety glasses to give away.

August 18 at 1PM.

Magic Show August 7

Free Family Magic Show w/ Conjuring Carroll: Monday August 7th at 6 pm in the Androscoggin Community Room. We will start to wind down our summer reading program with a fun and entertaining magic show with our very favorite magician, Conjuring Carroll.

Grandfather Tang’s Story Bag July 28

On Friday, July 28th at 10am in the Maggie Trafton Room come enjoy “Grandfather Tang’s Story”, by Ann Tompert and Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker. Cindy Petherbridge will lead participants in re-creating the tangram animals in the story and then, using fusible fabric, create one of the animals (or their own design) that will be ironed onto a canvas bag that they may take home. Call the library at 333-6640 ext.3 to register or register online . Best for kids in grades 3 -5

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