Futures Lab open January 4

NEW! Students — teens and adults alike — who are working on their post-secondary aspirations are welcome in our Computer Lab on specified Monday evenings.  Whether a student is just starting his/her college search, completing online applications or working on financial aid paperwork, there will be a college navigator and/or a representative from College for Maine Androscoggin on hand to answer any questions which might arise. 6-8PM in the Computer Lab.

Conversations Jan. 5

Auburn Public Library announces a new series of programs called Conversations: A Multi-Faith Perspective. The public is invited to listen in as clergy of different faiths have round-table discussions on different inter-faith topics. Each of the four monthly round-tables will be held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Auburn Public Library.  All programs run from 12:30 to 1:30PM.

The idea for these discussions started when the new Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Auburn, Sruli Dresdner, met and spent an exhilarating week with his colleagues at the Maine Police Academy, sponsored by the Auburn Police Department’s Chaplaincy Program where he met Pastor Roger Cousineau of East Auburn Baptist Church, Rev. Doctor Jody Cohen Hayashida of First Universalist Church in New Auburn, and Pastor Richard Waller of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene.

Participants will be able to listen in as local religious leaders discuss their views and share their perspective among their colleagues.  The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions which must be written down on the provided notecards.

Drop in Computer Help

Whether you’d like help conducting a digital job search, connecting on social media, creating a spreadsheet to track holiday expenses, or refreshing your basic computer skills, our knowledgeable volunteers are here to help on a one to one basis. You come with your questions and our volunteers will provide guidance in a relaxed and personal atmosphere.

Tuesdays 9-11 in the computer lab (no session on December 29).

Pickwick Club, 12/12

Maine’s Dickens’ reading and discussion group, will meet at the Auburn Library, our sponsor, on Saturday, December 12th, from 12:30 – 2:30. For discussion: William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, Chapters 35 -67. Join us in exploring this Victorian masterpiece. Moderator: Dick York.

Auburn Page Turners 12/7

Join avid readers for a discussion of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.  Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone–but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

Conversations 12/1

Auburn Public Library announces a new series of programs called Conversations: A Multi-Faith Perspective. The public is invited to listen in as clergy of different faiths have round-table discussions on different inter-faith topics. Each of the four monthly round-tables will be held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Auburn Public Library.  All programs run from 12:30 to 1:30PM.

The idea for these discussions started when the new Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Auburn, Sruli Dresdner, met and spent an exhilarating week with his colleagues at the Maine Police Academy, sponsored by the Auburn Police Department’s Chaplaincy Program where he met Pastor Roger Cousineau of East Auburn Baptist Church, Rev. Doctor Jody Cohen Hayashida of First Universalist Church in New Auburn, and Pastor Richard Waller of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene.

Participants will be able to listen in as local religious leaders discuss their views and share their perspective among their colleagues.  The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions which must be written down on the provided notecards.

Reading recommendations direct to your inbox!

Are you looking for new books to read?  Now, it is easier than ever to find new books that interest you with our new Next Reads service. Sign up for email newsletters on your favorite topics featuring new and backlist titles. Links to our catalog are included so you can place requests easily. Sample issues are available for most topics on the sign up page! Sign up or view sample issues here.

Edwardian Christmas Tea Dec. 3

Enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer as Mrs. Gordon transports you back to a 1908 Christmas during her Edwardian Christmas Tea.  Find out what ladies, gentlemen, and children wanted in their stockings that year, as well as the holiday traditions of the time.  Take a moment from the holiday stress as Mrs. Gordon shares with you her plans for the holiday including her preparation of a Christmas dinner.  And don’t forget to bring along your “Christmas Wish List” and she will open up her 1908 Sears & Roebuck catalogue and let you know how much it costs.

Weathering Shame Nov. 30

Join us as local weatherman Kevin Mannix and social worker wife Linda Rota, share from their inspirational book Weathering Shame.  In this honest and encouraging autobiography, the authors share their life experiences, lessons, struggles and feelings of shame and the stigma that results from growing up exposed to alcoholism, severe depression and suicide.

RED TAG clearance book sale! 11/7

LAST CHANCE! We are clearing out the books from our last book sale, and they are going cheap! All books marked with a red tag will be $1 for a bag or box! There are still some great books available. Don’t run out of reading material this winter! This is a great chance to stock up.

We will also have newly donated used books still in boxes available at regular book sale prices for adventurous shoppers.

November 7, 9-1.

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