Clean up your credit

This two-hour workshop aims to help you have a better understanding of credit.  We will discuss basic concepts of credit, strategies for reducing debt and repairing credit; credit reports, and credit scores. This free program is brought to you through a partnership between New Ventures Maine and the Auburn Public Library. Tuesday 10AM.

Author Visit Feb. 22 @ 6PM.

Written and photographed by Kevin Hancock, CEO of Hancock Lumber Company, NOT FOR SALE: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse is a unique memoir that traces his journey deep into Indian country to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and even deeper into his soul.  In a corporate world hallmarked by the quest for bigger, better, and more, this CEO of one of America’s oldest family businesses contemplates an organizational structure where the goal is to do less, not more.  Kevin will be here at the Library to present and share some his insights from his soulful trips and will also have copies of his book on hand to sell and sign.

Monday February 22 at 6PM.

APL Farmer’s Market is February 26!

The Auburn Public Library’s annual farmer’s market is on the horizon! So gear up to buy some agricultural crafts, produce and more! We will have live baby animals, music by Aaron Wardwell, and lots of local crafters and farmers!

Be sure to visit our facebook page for updates.

 

Some of the Vendors who will be present:

Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar

Maine Gourmet Chocolates (desserts)lamb

Glass by CLM

Knitting Away (hats, scarves, etc.)

Double Z Land and Livestock (grass fed beef and lamb)

Valley View Farm

4 Season Farm Market (root cellar crops like carrots)

Bert’s Awesome Stuff (jams and chutneys)

Generations Textiles

Mysty Mountain Farms (laser engraved signs)

Mainely Soap

Southern Maine Chapter of Embroiders Guild

Wise (woven baskets)

John Henderson (cards)

Angry Mountain Farm (homemade breads and pies)

Join us for the movie “Lincoln”, Feb. 12

Please join us in wishing Abraham Lincoln a Happy Birthday! We will be showing the 2013 movie “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Refreshments will be served. Requested donation is at least one Lincoln penny! Anyone donating a Lincoln bill ($5) will receive a special gift. All donations will benefit the library. This event is co-sponsored by the City of Auburn and the Auburn Public Library.

Friday February 12 at 3PM.

Self-Employment: Is it right for you?

This one-session workshop will help you decide if self-employment is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed.  This program is free of charge and is brought to you through a partnership between New Ventures and the Auburn Public Library. February 10, 12-2PM.

Register online here.

NEW DIY Craft Kits Now Available!

They are located on the second floor with our DIY craft kits.

Our  DIY Craft Kits let you try out a new craft without buying tools or supplies before you know if it’s for you! Each kit contains a helpful introductory book or two, basic tools, and enough supplies for practice or a small project.

The kits are available to borrow for two weeks, and are located on the second floor.

You can find all our craft kits in our online catalog by searching keyword “diy craft kit”. Questions? call the reference desk at 333-6640

Current kits include:

crochetknittingcoloringbeadingquilt

We also have NEW DIY Teen  Kits. These kits are aimed at teens but available for check out for anyone over the age of 13. Teen kits include

 

Decorating the White House Jan. 28

Joan Macri, a former American History teacher in Lewiston, had the opportunity to decorate one of the most prestigious buildings in America this past holiday season. Macri was one of 88 volunteers who spent three days decorating the White House. Join us as she shares how she was chosen and gives us an insiders glimpse into the holiday season at the White House. January 28 at 6PM.

Research for Writing Genre Fiction: Feb. 19 @APL

The Auburn Public Library and the Lewiston Public Library are pleased to present a joint series on self publishing.

Our first workshops will be taught by instructor Melissa Walshe, who published her first book, Autumn’s Daughter, in 2014 and will soon be releasing the sequel, Autumn’s Sister. She is a professional copywriter for shines & jecker laboratories, where she is currently developing the website readmaine.com. She has an Ed.M. in language and literacy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Southern Maine.

All sessions will take place on Fridays from 3-4 PM. You do not need to attend all of the sessions. Sessions will alternate between the Auburn Public Library and the Lewiston Public Library.

Auburn Page Turners

Join us for a lively discussion of the novel The Lobster Kings on February 8 at 1PM.  A selection for the 2015 Maine Readers, Choice Award longlist, The Lobster Kings is a mythical family saga steeped in the legends of the sea.  The Kings family has been fishing for lobster for 300 years and is descended from a famous painter who, family legend has it, was married to a mermaid.  Now, however, their waters are being invaded by the rough men who work at an overfished neighboring harbor and who dabble in boatloads of meth.  Cordelia, the oldest of the three King daughters, stands to take over the familly business if she can defend the Kings way of life.

In March, the group will be reading Ernie’s Ark by Monica Wood and will meet on March 7th at 1 p.m.

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