Bringing Nature Home, Oct. 3

“Bringing Nature Home” is Maine Audubon’s new community engagement and habitat stewardship initiative based on the bestselling book of that title by Doug Tallamy.  Join Maine Audubon’s Director of Education, Eric Topper, to explore the plants, practices and perks involved in restoring native food webs in our gardens, yards and communities.

Wednesday Oct 3, 2018
12:00 PM
Conference Room

Page Turners discuss The Orphanmaster, Oct. 1

Join the Auburn Page Turners for a discussion of The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman.  This wonderful novel has been described as a love story wrapped around a murder mystery, set in seventeenth-century Manhattan In 1663 in the hardscrabble colony of New Amsterdam–today’s lower Manhattan–orphan children are going missing and residents suspect a serial killer. The list of possible culprits is long and strange. Among those looking into the mystery are a shrewd young Dutch woman, Blandine van Couvering, and a dashing Englishman, Edward Drummond, whose newfound romance is threatened by horrible accusations.

In this spellbinding work of historical fiction, Jean Zimmerman relates the harsh realities of life in early Manhattan, re-creating the sights, smells, and textures of the rough settlement surrounded by wilderness and subject to political turmoil. Compulsively readable and filled with New York history, The Orphanmaster will delight fans of Caleb Carr, Hilary Mantel, and Geraldine Brooks.

Date: Monday Oct 1, 2018

Time:12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM

Location: 2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

Bob Duchesne on Maine Birds, Sept. 17

Bob Duchesne, founder of the Maine Birding Trail, a bird guiding company which specializes in small group tours, will present a program on the habitats and habits of Maine birds. Bob also writes a birding column for the Bangor Daily News and hosts a Bangor radio program, “Bob Duchesne’s Wild Maine.”  Bob serves in the Maine Legislature where he is chair of the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Committee.

Date / Time: Monday Sep 17, 2018, 6:00 PM
Location: Androscoggin Community Room

Auburn Page Turners, Sept. 10

Join the Auburn Page Turners for a discussion of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon. In 1976 England, 10-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands after their neighbor goes missing. In search of clues to her disappearance, the girls go door to door and soon discover that everyone on the Avenue has something to hide. A debut novel by a wonderful new writer.

Monday Sep 10, 2018
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

Becoming American: A film and discussion series, Sept. 11



As local and national debates on immigration continue, a group of community partners in Lewiston and Auburn are delivering a program that encourages conversation, celebration, and understanding.

Becoming American is a public program that features films, discussions, and a wide variety of events across the twin cities.

To see the full schedule, and to register, please visit the Museum L/A website:  Registration is required but not required.  All events will be free.

Films to be shown for the first program include: New York: A Documentary Film Episode 4, The Power and the People by Ric Burns and The Jewish Americans Episode 2, A World of Their Own  by David Grubin.

Tuesday Sep 11, 2018
6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM
Gendron Franco Center

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.

Concert by Marc Black, July 18

Join Marc for a history of the 1950’s and 1960’s through the performance of the popular music of those eras.  Black,a recent inductee into the NY Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame, has created an engaging and humorous program… and an opportunity for the audience to relive this colorful time in our history.

Wednesday Jul 18, 2018
4:00 PM  –  6:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Inside Dance Conversation with Erica Mott Productions, July 5

Join us for a conversation with independent curator Michele Steinwald and dance-maker Erica Mott about her new show MYCELIAL: Street Parliament, a multi-year collaboration with technologists, musicians, and dancers from Egypt.

This event is absolutely free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

For more information please visit

Summer Music Swap, July 11

Summer Music Swap
Have some old CDs or even  some vinyl in good condition that you have already heard a thousand times? Bring them to our first ever music swap and see if you can trade your CDs with someone and bring a fresh sound to your summer road trips.

Note: Items are not to be sold and bartering is the name of the game. Please swap and do not sell.

July 11, 4PM

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