Auburn Page Turners July 9

Join us as we talk about the work The Devil in the White City. Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson’s spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men–the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World’s Fair, striving to secure America’s place in the world; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.
Date:
Monday Jul 9, 2018
Time:
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
Location:
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

NEW! Binge Bags

Binge Bags contain at least three movies, and a
book or other item on a given topic. Binge Bags are perfect for
movie nights, long weekends, or days you are stuck
inside.

Great selections for customers who can’t decide
what to check out, are in a hurry, or just feel
adventurous. Grab a bag and go!

• Complete bag is due in 2 weeks.
• Bag can be renewed if not on hold.
• $1.00 check out fee.

Teen Summer Reading Kickoff June 26!

Chicks with Sticks Steel Drummers June 26, 3-4PM.

Teens!  Join us this summer for our annual Summer Reading Program!  This summer, our theme will be “Libraries Rock” and our focus is music.  The program will run this year from June 26 to August 9, and we have many exciting events planned.  We kick it off today as we welcome Chicks With Sticks Steel Drummers!  Although the official Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Event, this concert will be open to all ages.  We are hoping to hold this concert on our front lawn, but in the event of rain, it will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room.

Attendance at this program enters you into the drawing on July 5th for a $20 gift card.

Kids! Mad Science June 25!

Summer Reading Kick-off: Monday, June 25 th, 6:00 to 7:00 pm

The Auburn Public Library will host Mad Science of Maine on Monday, June 25th at 6 pm in the Androscoggin Community Room as they kick-off their 2018 summer reading program, Sounds of Silence. Come join the Mad Science Maestro in this ear pleasing show about the science of sounds!  Kids will open their ears and eyes as they explore sound as it travels through solids, liquids, and gases, and listen to the beautiful tones of Mad Science resonance tubes. Kids will even help to recreate an indoor thunder storm. This Mad Science show is sure to please everyone and inspire imaginative learning. We hope you will join us. For more information, please call the library at 333-6640 ext. 3.This program is best for kids ages 4 through 12. For more information, please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3

Kids may register for our Summer Reading program at the show or in the children’s department. Readers and listeners may set their own goals. How many books do you hope to read or listen to this summer? Read anything you’re interested in. Keep a log of titles you’ve read and we’ll provide small incentives to encourage you to your goal. At the end of our program, kids who read or listen to at least 10 books may choose a gift book to keep. Please collect your gift book between August 13th and September 8th.

View our 2018 Summer Reading Flyer here, or stop by the children’s room to pick up a copy!

 

Auburn Page Turners – The Hare with Amber Eyes, June 4

Join us as we talk about the work The Hare with Amber Eyes. Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots?which are then sold, collected, and handed on?he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive.

And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.

Monday June 4 at 12:30PM.

Don’t miss the 2018 Spring Online Auction!

The Library’s 4th Spring Online Auction is open now until June 8 at 6PM. We have many unique items for you bidding. Last year, thanks to our generous sponsors, donors, and bidders, over $8500 was raised to benefit the Library’s programs and services! Visit  www.32auctions.com/apl2018 to preview the items available this year. Then click, bid, and win  your favorite items!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS 2018 SPONSORS:

 

Health and Wellness Book Club meets May 17

Are you interested in learning new ways to keep your mind and body healthy? Join the Health & Wellness Book Club and explore topics such as self-improvement, personal and professional development, finances, exercise, happiness, nutrition, and alternative healing. Please read “Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration” by Penney Peirce and join us at the library on Thursday, May 17 for our next book group discussion.

Date / Time::

Thursday May 17, 2018

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Location:
Conference Room

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, May 19

Some lovable, friendly dogs are coming to the Auburn Public Library and they are on a mission. Join us as these assistance dogs for the blind come to both soak up the love and educate us. Joined by their handlers, this event includes a powerpoint about the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program and of course a chance to meet the dogs. Topics such as training, caring, and placement will be discussed.

Saturday May 19, at 9:30AM

LOCATION: Androscoggin Community Room
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