Lecture by Doug Rogers April 5

Ascension Island is a tiny dot of green in the tropical mid-Atlantic, a volcanic outpost of empire where it’s hot and cold at the same time. It’s a place where Charles Darwin helped inspire an alarming change, writes Matthew Teller.

A scrap of British territory marooned in the tropical mid-Atlantic halfway between Brazil and Africa, Ascension is a place of enduring oddity.

Officially, nobody is from there. The UK government denies the right of abode, turning Ascension’s 800 or so British citizens – some of whom have lived on the island for decades – into temporary visitors. To enter, you must get the written permission of the Queen’s representative, known rather chillingly as the Administrator.

But you can come to a fascinating lecture by Doug Rogers at the Auburn Public Library and take a virtual trip to this inspiring landscape.

Thursday Apr 5, 2018
6:30 PM  –  7:30 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Page Turners meet April 2

Lincoln in the Bardo

Join the Auburn Page Turners to talk about the novel Lincoln in the Bardo. This highly acclaimed fiction novel by George Saunders traces a night of solitary mourning as experienced by Lincoln after the death of his eleven-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.

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

Teaching English in Poland, March 27

Join us for a program by long-time educator Annette Vance Dorey who will share her experiences of Poland last September and October. She worked with three dozen teachers of English in rural village and small town schools where students have no opportunities to hear English spoken, but which is prevalent in most large cities in Europe.

The snow date, if needed,  for this program will be April 2nd at 2 pm.

Tuesday Mar 27, 2018
2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Travels in New Zealand and Australia, April 3

April 3: Travels in New Zealand and Australia

Come along with Mike Parker as he shares highlights and answers questions about his travels to New Zealand and Australia last February.

This program, along with all other Curious Minds programs, are a joint partnership with the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College.

Date: Tuesday Apr 3, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM
Location: Androscoggin Community Room


April 10: Women in Saudi Arabia – History and Change

Kay Campbell explores the modern history of women in Saudi Arabia, from before the founding of the country in 1932 through the present day.  The goal of this fascinating lecture is to explore women’s experience and role in shaping today’s Saudi Arabia.

This program is part of the Curious Minds series, a joint partnership with the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College.

Date: Tuesday Apr 10, 2018
Time:2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM
Location: Androscoggin Community Room

Stretch your grocery budget and still eat well! April 12

Join us at the Auburn Public Library for an unique program from Cooking Matters. Participants will tour a mock grocery grocery store as they learn how to get the most out of their grocery money. Learn to buy fruits and veggies on a budget, check unit prices, read food labels, identify whole grains and best of all SAVE MONEY.

Participants who complete the 60 miniature grocery store program will receive a $10 Hannaford gift card, reusable shopping bag and recipe booklet. You must be at least 18 years old to get the Hannaford gift card. Space is limited so please pre-register by calling the Auburn Public Library at 333-6640 Ext. 4 or using the registration button online.

Cooking Matters is a program of the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Cooking Matters is led by professional chefs and nutritionists who volunteer their time to teach how to get the most nutrition out of a limited budget. They have reached more than 100,000 individuals across the country since 1993.

This program takes place at the library, Thursday April 12 at 4PM.

Lewiston/Auburn Veterans Book Group starts April 2

The Lewiston/Auburn Veterans Book Group is a reading and discussion group for Veterans/Former Service Members of all eras. Readings will include fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from a variety of eras and perspectives.

The meetings will be at the Auburn Public Library,  Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM, April 2 – May 7. The meetings will be facilitated by Melinda Plastas, Bates College, Kyle Elsea U.S. Army and Nancy Laffin, U.S. Army.

This free book discussion group is only open to veterans/former service members. All readings are provided.  Pre-registration is required, to register, call Erik Noll: 783-0068.

Health and Wellness book club meets March 15

Are you interested in learning new ways to keep your mind and body healthy through books, videos, articles, friendly conversation, and practice? Are you open to exploring
new information about health and wellness, including topics such as meditation, nutrition, spirituality, self-improvement, personal and professional development, finances, exercise, happiness, alternative healing, and time management? The Health & Wellness Book Club is intended to be a fun, collaborative, judgement-free space for anyone interested in learning more about themselves, improving their lives, and sharing their knowledge and experiences with others. Please register online or call 333-6640 Ext. 4. 

Thursday Mar 15, 2018
6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM
Conference Room

Death Cafe, March 19

Please join us at the Auburn Public Library for a tea party to share stories as we ponder the mystery of death and dying.

Everyone is welcome to this open, relaxed and spontaneous discussion held monthly on the 3rd Monday from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Death Cafes are not grief sessions or bereavement groups, but rather interesting and inviting gatherings held around the world to increase awareness of the importance of making the most of this life as we ponder what we know of death.

Monday Mar 19, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Author visit with Andrew Och, March 2 @ 2PM

Friday March 2, 2PM.  Androscoggin Community Room

Andrew Och is the author of “Unusual for Their Time: On the Road with America’s First Ladies” (Volume One & Volume Two).

Andrew spent over a year traveling to nearly every location that helped tell the stories of every First Lady of the United States of America for the C-SPAN series – “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”  He covered Martha Washington through Michelle Obama, and visited with people and places all across the country.  From Colonial Williamsburg to Stanford University, he was given an ALL ACCESS – BACKSTAGE PASS to some of the nation’s most treasured collections and historical landmarks.  He spent time in libraries and museums – homes and schools – birthplaces and cemeteries – train stations and churches.  No stone was left unturned, nor door left unlocked, in his unique and historical journey to learn everything he could about these women before, during and after their time in the White House.  His research and travels continue with current First Lady Melania Trump.

He is an award-winning television and multimedia producer who has traveled the world with his pen, paper and camera.  A Radio/Television and Film graduate from the University of Maryland, Andrew started his production career in music – recording and touring with his band in the 80s & 90s.  Soon after that he added his camera to the mix, and all the pieces fell into place.  A storyteller from a young age, Andrew enjoys the art of communication, and will go anywhere in the world for more knowledge, greater understanding and amazing stories.  He is a true documentarian of life.

Books and T Shirts will be available for sale.

Vol1&2 BOX SET: Paper $40 Hard $60

Vol1 Paper $25 Hard $35

Vol2 Paper $25 Hard $35

T-shirts $20

Payment Options:  Cash, Check or Credit Card

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