The Auburn Public Library invites all ages to one of their biggest family events of the year. Join us for our annual Indoor Farmer’s Market. This family event includes lots of great vendors with a culinary delight of homegrown and homemade foods and treats, plus live music, crafts, and exhibits. The Auburn Public Library’s Farmer’s Market is free to the public and is one way the library thanks all our community members and community businesses for their wonderful support.
Friday February 23, 4:30-6:30PM.
Confirmed vendors include:
Valley View Farm
Bert’s Awesome Stuff
Glass by CLM
Meadow Muffin Pottery
Maine Gourmet Chocolates
Angry Mountain Farm
What to find out more about your ancestors but not sure where to start? Join our volunteer genealogists in the computer lab on the library’s second floor to get some free assistance in starting your genealogy journey.
January 18, 2-4PM.
The Camden Conference and the Auburn Public Library present the film Zero Days. Zero Days is a documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.
The 2018 Camden Conference will explore shifts in global power and the implications for major players – especially the United States, China and European countries – in pursuing their national interests.
Conference speakers will address the impact of globalization, the rise of nationalism, the challenges to global economies, and the management of a range of future threats including environmental change.
More information can be found on the Camden Conference at https://www.camdenconference.org/2018-camden-conference/
Thursday Jan 18, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room
Auburn Page Turners Book Discussion – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union: A Novel. January 8 at 12:30PM.
An alternate historical work based on a permise that Alaska became the Jewish homeland after World War II finds detective Meyer Landsman investigating a heroin-addicted chess prodigy’s murder; a case with ties to an extremist Orthodox sect. Copies of this novel can be requested through the inter-library loan system.
We now have a Facebook group just for our book discussions. Discuss books online whether or not you are planning to come to the meeting. We’ll also post background articles and links to more information on the current month’s book.
Sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1776541012357240
December 19 at 1PM: Christmas Shoes
In this heartwarming holiday drama, a workaholic attorney (Rob Lowe) crosses paths with a young boy on Christmas Eve and rediscovers the true meaning of love, life and the holiday season.
December 4 at 12:30PM.
The Underground Railroad, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, is a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Copies of this novel can be acquired to borrow through the library’s inter-library loan program.
Sharpen your mind and enjoy one of the oldest games of strategy by taking part in a chess for beginners program at the Auburn Public Library. Chess instructor, Kenneth Cox, will start the chess class for beginners on November 16th at 4 p.m. The class will meet every Thursday after with each class also starting at 4 pm.
If you have an interest in the game and have never played before or want to go through a review of the basics, this is the class for you. The class will start with the chess board set-up and then how the Pawns and King moves. In future sessions, participants will learn how to move all the pieces and discuss the strategic concepts of chess. In addition, participants will learn what “checkmate” actually means and how to develop the checkmate positions.
Participants should bring along a pencil and paper if they want to take notes. If they have a chess set to bring along that would be helpful but is not required. The program is open to teens and adults who are beginner players.
Saturday November 18, 9:30AM
The Auburn Public Library welcomes author Kristin Krause to share from her true survival account “Last Voyage of the Hornet.” In 1866 the clipper ship Hornet caught fire and sank, leaving the passengers and crew-thirty-one men in all-adrift in three small boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This is the account of those men as they struggled for survival for an astonishing forty-three days on less than ten days of rations. The survivors drifted for thousands of miles before reaching shore. It was an incredible tale, and one that the down-on-his-luck newspaper reporter Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) wanted to tell. The story made him famous, launching his writing career. It is a story of the determination of men to survive against all odds. An excellent opportunity to pick up an early Christmas gift without the Black Friday crowds.
November 7 at 12:30PM
Back for more, the Auburn Public Library invites the public to listen in as local religious leaders discuss a previously selected topic in a series of Multi-Faith Roundtable discussions. Once again, these lively yet friendly discussions will be between some of the leading Clergy who also serve as Chaplains for the Auburn Police Department: Rabbi Sruli Dresdner of Temple Shalom, Pastor Roger Cousineau of East Auburn Baptist Church, Rev. Doctor Jodi Cohen Hayashida of First Universalist Church in Auburn, and Pastor Richard Waller of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene.