On the Road in America with Alan Elze, 4/12

Presented by Senior College instructor and avid traveler, Alan Elze, this guided trip across some of the most iconic American landmarks will fascinate all.  The trip begins at Mount Lassen National Park and then travelers are guided to Mount St. Helen’s National Monument.  Moving east on US 30 along the Columbia River the group will visit Yellowstone National Park, Devil’s Tower National Monument, and the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota among the many stops along the way. This program is made possible through a joint cooperative program between the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College and the Auburn Public Library.

April 12 at 2PM.

The stars come to APL!

See the stars –inside the library! Northern Stars Planetarium returns with the mobile Star Lab to present an in-depth look at an unspoiled night sky.  Join us as we look at the spring night sky! We will have four sessions of this half hour program on  April 28th at 4, 4:45, 5:30, and 6:15  p.m. Registration is required, please register for only one session.

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This program is part of Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space. See all related programs here.

Magical Morocco with Cynthia Reedy

This past fall, Cynthia Reedy spent four months in Morocco as a recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching. During her time in this exotic country, Cynthia visited several schools, taught dozens of children to sing B-I-N-G-O, climbed the highest mountain in North Africa, rode a camel, and visited many beautiful and magical places.

Leave chilly Maine behind and come to warm and wonderful Morocco for this educational, informative and interactive presentation!

April 11 at 4PM. This program is for teens and adults.

Author Visit: Matthew Cost, April 7

The Auburn Public Library welcomes author Matthew Cost on April 7th at 2 pm for a reading and discussion of his historical novel Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard.

The novel traces Chamberlain’s evolution from “an arrogant, overbearing professor to unwitting and unlikely hero and leader of men.” From a college professor with no formal military training who, together with a small company of men, turned the tide of the battle and the war with a bayonet charge at Gettysburg, Chamberlain was a genuine war hero.

April 7 at 2PM

Movie: Bridge of Spies

WATCH AND WIN!!!!!!!

Come see the Oscar nominated film Bridge of Spies for free at the Auburn Public Library and get your name in a drawing for the chance to win the film. The film stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda. Based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union—in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a captive Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States. The name of the film refers to the Glienicke Bridge, which connects Potsdam with Berlin, where the spy exchange took place.

 

March 31 at 6PM.

Primetime Adventures start 4/5!

 

Primetime Adventures 
Spring Lectures and Performances
A community partnership between the Auburn Public Library and the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College
April lectures
 April 5th at 2 p.m. – Travel to Sunny Portugal presented by Rachel Morin
Rachel Morin, Senior College Instructor, takes you on a virtual tour of sunny Portugal.  Portugal, a land with a proud seagoing history, is warm and filled with friendly people.  See the little fising villiages, fish markets, medieval walled cities, wineries, traditional folk dances, and the famous churches including Our Lady of Fatima Basilica in Chapel of the Bones.
 
April 12th at 2 p.m. –  Trip across America (part 2) presented by Alan Elze
Presented by Senior College instructor and avid traveler, Alan Elze, this guided trip across some of the most iconic American landmarks will fascinate all.  The trip begins at Mount Lassen National Park and then travelers are guided to Mount St. Helen’s National Monument.  Moving east on US 30 along the Columbia River the group will visit Yellowstone National Park, Devil’s Tower National Monument, and the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota among the many stops along the way.
April 19th at 2 P.m. –  Managing Your Final Affairs presented by Chuck Larkin
If you think that this is a morbid subject to be avoided at all cost, you’re wrong.  Presenter Chuck Larkin’s purpose is to give you the information you need to make good decisions about what happens to your body after your death and to answer any questions you may have about those choices.  You’ll be surprised at how many choices you have.  A recent attendee called the class “riveting.”  Come see for yourself; you’ll even laugh sometimes.  Take a look at www.lastthings.net to see what you’ll learn.
 
April 26th at 2 p.m. – Emergency Preparedness for Seniors presented by Joanne Potvin
Joanne Potvin will open your eyes as she introduces seniors to the various natural and man-made hazards for which seniors are vulnerable.  This program will provide seniors with information to help them remain safe in their homes, as well as what to do in the event that they must evacuate their homes.
 
June lectures
June 7th at 2 p.m. –  Philosophy of Freedom & Liberation presented by Charlie Plummer
June 14th at 2 p.m. – Klezmer Music; An Unique Sound presented by Rabbi Sruli Dresdner

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 readmaine.com. 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:

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