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
Join us at the Auburn Public Library for an unique program from Cooking Matters. Participants will tour a mock grocery grocery store as they learn how to get the most out of their grocery money. Learn to buy fruits and veggies on a budget, check unit prices, read food labels, identify whole grains and best of all SAVE MONEY.
Participants who complete the 60 miniature grocery store program will receive a $10 Hannaford gift card, reusable shopping bag and recipe booklet. You must be at least 18 years old to get the Hannaford gift card. Space is limited so please pre-register by calling the Auburn Public Library at 333-6640 Ext. 4 or using the registration button online.
Cooking Matters is a program of the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Cooking Matters is led by professional chefs and nutritionists who volunteer their time to teach how to get the most nutrition out of a limited budget. They have reached more than 100,000 individuals across the country since 1993.
This program takes place at the library, Thursday April 12 at 4PM.
The Lewiston/Auburn Veterans Book Group is a reading and discussion group for Veterans/Former Service Members of all eras. Readings will include fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from a variety of eras and perspectives.
The meetings will be at the Auburn Public Library, Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM, April 2 – May 7. The meetings will be facilitated by Melinda Plastas, Bates College, Kyle Elsea U.S. Army and Nancy Laffin, U.S. Army.
This free book discussion group is only open to veterans/former service members. All readings are provided. Pre-registration is required, to register, call Erik Noll: 783-0068.
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. Please register online or call 333-6640 Ext. 4.
Thursday Mar 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Please join us at the Auburn Public Library for a tea party to share stories as we ponder the mystery of death and dying.
Everyone is welcome to this open, relaxed and spontaneous discussion held monthly on the 3rd Monday from 5:00-7:00 PM.
Death Cafes are not grief sessions or bereavement groups, but rather interesting and inviting gatherings held around the world to increase awareness of the importance of making the most of this life as we ponder what we know of death.
Monday Mar 19, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room
Join the Auburn Page Turners for a discussion of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. In this work of historical fiction, Thomas Cromwell counsels Henry VIII on the latter’s efforts to marry Anne Boleyn against the wishes of Rome and many of this people.
March 5 at 12:30PM on the second floor (check in with the Reference Desk).
Friday March 2, 2PM. Androscoggin Community Room
Andrew Och is the author of “Unusual for Their Time: On the Road with America’s First Ladies” (Volume One & Volume Two).
Andrew spent over a year traveling to nearly every location that helped tell the stories of every First Lady of the United States of America for the C-SPAN series – “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” He covered Martha Washington through Michelle Obama, and visited with people and places all across the country. From Colonial Williamsburg to Stanford University, he was given an ALL ACCESS – BACKSTAGE PASS to some of the nation’s most treasured collections and historical landmarks. He spent time in libraries and museums – homes and schools – birthplaces and cemeteries – train stations and churches. No stone was left unturned, nor door left unlocked, in his unique and historical journey to learn everything he could about these women before, during and after their time in the White House. His research and travels continue with current First Lady Melania Trump.
He is an award-winning television and multimedia producer who has traveled the world with his pen, paper and camera. A Radio/Television and Film graduate from the University of Maryland, Andrew started his production career in music – recording and touring with his band in the 80s & 90s. Soon after that he added his camera to the mix, and all the pieces fell into place. A storyteller from a young age, Andrew enjoys the art of communication, and will go anywhere in the world for more knowledge, greater understanding and amazing stories. He is a true documentarian of life.
Books and T Shirts will be available for sale.
Vol1&2 BOX SET: Paper $40 Hard $60
Vol1 Paper $25 Hard $35
Vol2 Paper $25 Hard $35
Payment Options: Cash, Check or Credit Card
Everyone’s heard the saying that “you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover”, right? Stop by the Auburn Public Library now through Valentine’s Day for a blind date.
It’s easy…simply pick a wrapped package that catches your eye from the display on the main level (no peeking), check it out, bring it home and unwrap, and read or watch.
Give a surprise a try and see if you can fall in love with a new type of book or movie.
Film: All the President’s Men Thursday March 1 at 6PM
Join us as we show this 1976 American political thriller about the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon.
The next title for the Auburn Page Turners book discussion will be the nonfiction title Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City. The group will be meeting February 5th at the library at 12:30PM.