Formatting e-books at LPL 3/18

NOTE: This program takes place at the Lewiston Public Library

You’ve decided self-publishing is right for you. You’ve brought your manuscript through the multiple editing phases, you have cover art, and you are ready to publish. High five! You decide not to just run your document through an ebook conversion tool that will leave your formatting swinging in the breeze. Instead, you decide to put a lot of thought and a little bit of work into making sure your book puts its best flap forward and you come to this workshop to learn how.

Instructor Bio:
Melissa Walshe 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 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. Most of her waking (and dreaming) hours are spent thinking about how to tell a more compelling story.

Friday March 18 at 3PM.


Try your luck!

See if the luck of the Irish is still with you and take part in our first Farkle Tournament. A fun and easy dice game, Farkle is a game of chance. Register to participate in this tournament by calling the library at 333-6640 Ext. 4.

March 21 at 2PM.

SciFi/Fantasy Book Discussion: Nebula nominees 3/24

Please join us for our March meeting when we will look at the nominees for the Nebula Award (to be awarded in May), along with a general discussion of the past year in Science Fiction and Fantasy. You do not need to have read all (or any) of the books to participate– share your own favorites of the past year! March 24 at 5PM.

The finalists are:

Celebrate Leap Day with the movie “Leap Year”!

Celebrate Leap Year at the Library with a showing of the fast-paced romantic comedy, “Leap Year.” As Anna makes plans to use an old Irish tradition to ask her boyfriend to marry her on Leap Day, she discovers that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places. The movie stars Amy Adams, Adam Scott, and Matthew Goode. Refreshments will be served. February 29 at 6PM.

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.

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