Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 starts 9/9

Writing, editing, and producing documents such as letters, resumes, or reports is most often done using a word processing program such as Microsoft Word. If you want to learn how to use Microsoft Word and abandon that old fashioned typewriter or know some of Word basics but want more in-depth knowledge on how to manipulate the look of your documents, this is the perfect class for you. Space is limited so pre-registration is required.  Pre-register by calling the Library at 333-6640 Ext 4 or register online here.

Note: This is a four week course so please register only if you are able to attend at least three of the sessions. Class dates are Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Sept. 23, and Sept. 30 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Try a DIY Craft Kit today!

Have you ever looked at a DIY project or new craft and thought “I’d try that if I didn’t have to buy so much stuff first?” The library now has DIY kits so you can try new crafts or home improvement without buying stuff first. Each craft kit  includes an instructional book, basic tools, and some supplies for you to use. We also have a tool kit with basic hand tools.

The DIY Craft Kits are usually kept on the second floor. We have a few on display near the lending desk, along with some creations made with the kits. Check them out next time you are in, or find them in the catalog under DIY Craft Kit!

NEW! Try our DIY Little Bits kit!

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Still time for our weekly challenge!

“Exercise Your Mind” and win prizes. “Exercise Your Mind” is the theme of the Auburn Public Library’s 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program which encourages adults to explore a variety of ways to improve their health and well – being while sharpening their mind. Take part in our weekly brain wellness challenge by completing three activities a week and maybe win a great prize. So this summer dance, read, or jog but get involved and see how good it feels. Come get your registration sheet now at the APL reference desk on the second floor.

More information is available at the reference desk on the second floor of the library.  To be eligible for the weekly prize drawing, participants must be adults and must complete three of the activity choices by date required on activity log. Activity logs may be picked up anytime during the week.

Pickwick club meets June 25

The Pickwick Club, Maine’s Dickens and Victorian Era discussion group, will meet on Saturday, June 25th, at the Auburn Public Library  from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Book for discussion: The Victorian City by Judith Flanders. Moderator: Sharon Estell. FMI call Joanne at 583-6957 or Alexis at 779-8979. The Auburn Public Library is a proud sponsor of this book club.

Senior book brunch June 27

Seniors, come join other book lovers for a book review/discussion hour at the Auburn Public Library on the 4th Monday of each month (please check at the Lending Desk for the room where we will meet) from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Bring in a brunch item to share and your favorite morning beverage!  Hear what others have to say about some of the books you’ve been thinking about reading and share your views with other readers!

June 27 at 10AM

Primetime Adventures Thursday 6/23

Charlie Plummer presents Reconstruction: The People and Politics Following the Civil War

According to Dr. Plummer, the challenging prospect of rebuilding the South and transitioning four million newly-freed blacks from slavery to a free-labor society fell to the Army’s “Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands” established in 1865. The Freemen’s Bureau plan was a good one, notes Dr. Plummer, “until the politiicans got involved.” Dr. Plummer’s lecture examines the role of the federal government in protecting citizens’ rights, and the efforts for economic and racial justice in the years following the “War Between the States.”

June 23 at 2PM

Exercise Your Mind – Read: Adult Summer Reading Program

“Exercise Your Mind” and win prizes. “Exercise Your Mind” is the theme of the Auburn Public Library’s 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program which encourages adults to explore a variety of ways to improve their health and well – being while sharpening their mind. Take part in our weekly brain wellness challenge by completing three activities a week and maybe win a great prize. So this summer dance, read, or jog but get involved and see how good it feels. Come get your registration sheet now at the APL reference desk on the second floor, or print out here: Summer reading brain wellness sheet.

More information is available at the reference desk on the second floor of the library.  To be eligible for the weekly prize drawing, participants must be adults and must complete three of the activity choices by date required on activity log. Activity logs may be picked up anytime during the week.

Author visit: John Henderson

Local historian and author, John Henderson will present his new book, NA EIREANNACH NA ANDROSCOGGIN: THE IRISH OF THE ANDROSCOGGIN, on June 16th at 2 pm. His newest book goes deeper into the story of the Irish in Lewiston and Auburn than did his previous work and has expanded the story to cover Lisbon, Minot, Poland, Wales, Leeds, and Greene. New topics include Irish women, newspapers, John Murphy homes, theater, the military, and more. For old stories and new, visit us on June 16th at 2 pm. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

June 16 at 2PM.

Primetime Adventures: Klezmer Music

Rabbi Sruli Dresdner will present a program on the tradition of Klezmer music. Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Played by professional musicians called klezmorim, the genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations. Klezmer music is intended to replicate the human voice, including sounds of crying, wailing and laughing. It is generally the violin’s job to do this imitation. Often, a klezmer band will include a fiddle, a bass or cello, a clarinet and a drum. Secondary instruments include hammered dulcimers and accordion. This program is made possible through an community partnership between the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College and the Auburn Public Library.

June 14 at 2PM

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