Honoring our Veterans: Three special programs

We will host three special programs this November to honor our veterans.

Veteran’s Pinhole Photography Project, November 10

This moving photography exhibit, titled To Bridge the Gap: Loss and Re-Creation of Identity, features the pinhole photography works of United States veterans.  Organizer and artist Adam Ogden worked closely with veterans using the power of art as a means of emotional therapy.  Ogden said the project has helped veterans regain their grasp on who they are and provides exercise for their hands, their eyes, and their mind.  Please come support our veterans at this grand exhibit opening.

Blue Star Flag Program, November 12

In honor of our servicemen and women, Frank Roma from the City of Auburn will be at the library to talk about the Blue Star Flag Program.  The City of Auburn has a special program to honor residents who are waiting for a loved one to return home from defending our nation’s freedom. Family members of servicemen and women who are currently deployed overseas in combat areas are invited to receive a Blue Star Flag to hang in their homes as a symbol of support from the entire city for their service.   Please join us to find out more about this special program.

Author Visit: Dear Mom: Around the world with the Air Transport Command during WWII, November 16

Author Thomas Bennett presents a touching tribute as the Auburn Public Library continues to honor our veterans.  Bennett will share his father’s letters to his mother and accompanying photographs in discussing his father’s circumnavigation of the globe as part of the U.S. Army Air Corp’s Air Transport Command during the WWII.

Author visit: Daniel Tanguay

Presque Isle native Daniel Tanguay hopes to inspire with a discussion of his memoir A Day Like No Other.  Overcoming a near tragic accident and a sleuth of bullying, Tanguay wants to provide inspiration and hope to his listeners.  Please join us to hear Danile Tanguay.

November 2 at 6:30PM.

Conversations: a multi-faith perspective 11/3

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.

Legal Services Food Hub 10/29

Imagine you’d like to start a local farm. You’ll want land, equipment, seeds, and that special ingredient that few people think about: a lawyer. Surprised? You’re not alone! Few people recognize how necessary lawyers are in building the farms, food businesses, and food cooperatives that make up our local food system. Acquiring land, negotiating agricultural preservation restrictions (APRs), and entering into contracts are all examples of the types of complex transactions where a farmer would benefit from the help of an attorney to ensure terms are clear and enforceable.

Likewise, imagine if your friend wanted to start a hot sauce company using your farm’s chili peppers. She could benefit from a lawyer, too! Her hot sauce company needs to file as a legal entity, register her trademark, negotiate contracts with buyers, and review commercial leases, among other transactions.

But how can lean start-ups and small- to medium-scale farm operations afford to hire a lawyer? Enter the Legal Services Food Hub, a new project of Conservation Law Foundation.

Just as a local food hub serves as a resource for farmers to get their products to consumers, the Legal Services Food Hub is a resource for farmers and food entrepreneurs to get their legal issues in the helpful hands of a lawyer.

The Legal Services Food Hub provides pro bono legal assistance by matching farmers, food entrepreneurs, and related organizations with qualified attorneys.  Come to the Auburn Public Library to learn more about this grassroots legal resource.

Author Visit: Helen Peppe and Chris Lombard

Helen Peppe, author of Pigs Can’t Swim and award winning equine photographer, will present a humorous slideshow on photographing horses.  She will be joined by horseman and author Chris Lombard who will read from his memoir Land of the Horses. Both writers will have their books available for sale and signing. There will be chocolates and cookies as well as door prizes of signed books and horse prints.

Wednesday October 28 at 6:30PM.

Talking to Your Teen 10/20

“Why can’t they be like we were?” Parents of teens ask themselves this and other preposterous questions as they navigate the treacherous waters of parenthood. Truth is, all healthy teens are somewhat temperamental, secretive and obstinate — it’s their job! Join the discussion about the new world of raising teenagers.

Learn more about:  Why it’s normal for teens to act weird; why teens stop talking and what parents can do; how to help teens manage stress and anger; how to communicate constructively with your teen.

Whether you’re currently living with a teen or are about to enter those often challenging parenting years, this workshop — presented by Amy Kimball of Advocates for Children — will be worth your time.  Be sure to join us!

Tuesday October 20 at 3PM.

College Night (for Teens and Parents)

The Auburn Public Library is pleased to announce its 3rd annual College Night on Thursday, October 15, in the Androscoggin Community Room.  Designed to provide information early in the college process to teens and their parents, this event will feature representatives from eight Maine colleges and universities:  Bates College, Central Maine Community College, Husson University (just added!), Maine College for Health Professions, Kaplan University, University of Maine (Orono), University of New England, and University of Southern Maine/USM Lewiston Auburn College.  Also joining us this year will be a representative from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a college access counselor from the Finance Authority of Maine.

The evening will begin at 5:30 with a panel discussion facilitated by Maggie Davis of College for ME Androscoggin.  Whether a teen is in middle school, just starting high school or a senior applying for college, it is hoped this evening will get them – and their parents – thinking about their future and/or provide answers to some of the many questions which arise as they begin talking about and looking at colleges.  Discussion topics will address admissions, affordability and financial aid, academics, campus and student life, and careers upon graduation.

If time permits, the panel will be followed by a brief Q&A session.  The second part of the evening will feature a mini college fair, whereby each admissions representative will be available with specific information about their school and programs offered.

For more information or to register (requested), visit the Library’s website at www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.  You may also call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

 

Tech Class for Seniors, 10/14

Do you know a Senior (Age 60+) who would like to be more comfortable with technology? Let them know that the Auburn Public Library will be hosting a special technology class for seniors on Weds., 10/14, from 10 a.m. to Noon. We will be using tablets to show how to access the Internet, create an email account, become familiar with Facebook and more. thanks to help from BoomerTECH Adventures. This is a part of the “Tech for Seniors” project which is funded through a grant from the Maine State Library. We are working with the Bethel, Lewiston, and Norway libraries to bring seniors to technology and technology to seniors. Class size is limited so please make a reservation by calling the Library at 207.333.6640 x 2020.

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