Free Yoga Class, May 7 & 8

The Maine School of Yoga will offer a FREE Community Yoga Class at the APL:

In partnership with the Auburn Public Library, the Maine School of Yoga will be offering a great opportunity to experience an all-levels yoga class. The free class will be led by the newest teachers from the 2017 Yoga Teacher Training Program. The Maine School of Yoga offers yoga teacher trainings in Lewiston starting in September.each year. For more information visit  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

There will be two sessions, Monday May 7 at 6PM, and Tuesday May 8 at 10AM.

LOCATION: Androscoggin Community Room

Pickwick Club, April 28

London in Charles Dickens’ time was a city of great contrast. The affluent and middle classes enjoyed a comfortable existence, but for the poor, life was cruel and harsh, the more so for girls and young women. Troubled by what he saw, in autumn ,1847, Dickens established Urania Cottage in Shepherd’s Bush as a hostel for destitute young women. The residents came from prisons, workhouses, and the streets of London, and included prostitutes, petty thieves, and homeless teenagers. Urania Cottage was financed by the millionairess Angela Burdett Coutts (granddaughter of Thomas Coutts, founder of Coutts & Co.), and details of the residents, its routines, and its dramas are brought to life in the treasure-trove of letters written to her by Dickens.

Join The Pickwick Club for a discussion of Dickens and the House of Fallen Women by Jenny Hartley.

Saturday Apr 28, 2018
12:30 PM  –  2:30 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Auburn Page Turners – The Art of Fielding, May 7

Join us for a discussion of The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

Novel Summary Below:

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

Henry’s fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry’s gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners’ team captain and Henry’s best friend, realizes he has guided Henry’s career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert’s daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.

As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment–to oneself and to others.

Monday May 7, 2018
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

Tisha Bremner Yoga DVD signing, April 21

Tisha Bremner, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Founder of the Maine School of Yoga will be at the Auburn Public Library to premiere her newly produced instructional yoga videos. Videos will be available for purchase ($20) and Tisha will gladly sign the DVD covers. Tisha is a dedicated teacher who offers alignment-based vinyasa flow classes that range from a gentle to expanding level of difficulty.  Her teaching style links skillful actions and movement to breath in a fun, safe and effective way.  She incorporates smart sequencing into each of her classes, so your body feels balanced, vibrant and well prepared to open in new ways.

Saturday April 21, 2-4PM.

Medieval Classes, April 14

The Society for Creative Anachronism (medieval re-creation) welcomes you to our first Spring Schola, Saturday April 14. We will be holding educational classes about activities during medieval times. Please join us for classes that will be a half hour to 45 minutes long. These classes are free and open to the public. The room will be open with displays of other interests in the SCA as well. The room is open from 1-4PM, classes begin at 1:30 and go until 3:30.


1:30 Calligraphy: A demonstration and discussion of the tools used by medieval scribes, as well as modern tools and resources to save time and effort.

2:00 Medieval Painting: A discussion of pigments and binders used in illuminated book art. Followed by hands on samples of two green paints made from medieval recipes.

2:30 Tablet weaving

2:30 Historical food preparation: a look at several different techniques used by our predecessors to preserve the bounty of the harvest. Some samples will be available to try as well as instructional handouts with recipes.

3:00 Viking Culture and dress: Exploration, village life, housing and trade will be discussed, as well as the construction, materials used, and the jewelry worn to adorn clothing. Examples of different tools and clothing will be available for inspection.

3:00 Fueling the fighter: In our sport, fighters exert themselves upon the field of honor. They must be fed in a way to ensure their health and continued ability to fight.

April 14, 1:00PM-4:00PM in the Androscoggin Community Room.

Health and Wellness Book Club, April 19

Are you interested in learning new ways to keep your mind and body healthy through

books, videos, articles, friendly conversation, and practice? Are you open to exploring

new information about health and wellness, including topics such as meditation,

nutrition, spirituality, self-improvement, personal and professional development,

finances, exercise, happiness, alternative healing, and time management? The Health &

Wellness Book Club is intended to be a fun, collaborative, judgement-free space for

anyone interested in learning more about themselves, improving their lives, and sharing

their knowledge and experiences with others.

The selection this month is Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss.

Thursday Apr 19, 2018
6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM
Conference Room

Lecture by Doug Rogers April 5

Ascension Island is a tiny dot of green in the tropical mid-Atlantic, a volcanic outpost of empire where it’s hot and cold at the same time. It’s a place where Charles Darwin helped inspire an alarming change, writes Matthew Teller.

A scrap of British territory marooned in the tropical mid-Atlantic halfway between Brazil and Africa, Ascension is a place of enduring oddity.

Officially, nobody is from there. The UK government denies the right of abode, turning Ascension’s 800 or so British citizens – some of whom have lived on the island for decades – into temporary visitors. To enter, you must get the written permission of the Queen’s representative, known rather chillingly as the Administrator.

But you can come to a fascinating lecture by Doug Rogers at the Auburn Public Library and take a virtual trip to this inspiring landscape.

Thursday Apr 5, 2018
6:30 PM  –  7:30 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Page Turners meet April 2

Lincoln in the Bardo

Join the Auburn Page Turners to talk about the novel Lincoln in the Bardo. This highly acclaimed fiction novel by George Saunders traces a night of solitary mourning as experienced by Lincoln after the death of his eleven-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.

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

Teaching English in Poland, March 27

Join us for a program by long-time educator Annette Vance Dorey who will share her experiences of Poland last September and October. She worked with three dozen teachers of English in rural village and small town schools where students have no opportunities to hear English spoken, but which is prevalent in most large cities in Europe.

The snow date, if needed,  for this program will be April 2nd at 2 pm.

Tuesday Mar 27, 2018
2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

May 22:  Humble Heroes – Histories of Maine Veterans

May 22:  Humble Heroes – Histories of Maine Veterans

Documents honoring and recognizing veterans for their military service to our nation has its beginnings as far back in the United States as the Revolutionary War. Modern technologies have made it even easier to capture the experiences of veterans and recognize their extraordinary place and impact on our modern history. Join us at the Auburn Public Library as Juliana L’Heureux presents  “Humble Heroes: Histories of Maine Veterans.”

This free program is in partnership with the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College. The program will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room at the Auburn Public Library.

Date / Time:Tuesday May 22, 2018 2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM
Location:Androscoggin Community Room
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