Auburn Page Turners meet June 3

Join the Auburn Page Turners for some banter on the fiction title Circling the Sun: A Novel by Paula McLain.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS • “Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing.”—Ann Patchett, Country Living

Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.

Date:Monday Jun 3, 2019

Time:12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM

Location:Local History Room

Exhibit Opening Event April 22

Join us as we welcome Discover NASA: FOTOS to the Library, with tours and talks on everything NASA!

Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space (FOTOS) is a national traveling exhibition which offers an inside look at NASA, America’s space agency, and covers six key NASA areas: Human Exploration, Earth Science, Mars Exploration, Solar System and Beyond, Aeronautics, and Technology. The exhibit includes stunning imagery, hands-on activities, and multimedia experiences such as a near real-time kiosk called Eyes on Exoplanets; an immersive experience of astronauts living onboard the International Space Station, a green screen space weather reporting station and more.

The opening event will take place April 22 from 3PM to 6PM. The exhibit will remain in the library until July 8. We have lots of related events scheduled, click here to see the list.

More information on the exhibit here.

Starts Tuesday Jan. 26

Down a dark corridor on the second floor lies a treasure trove of local history that is rare for many to behold.  Join us on the second floor, as each Tuesday at 2 pm Auburn Public Library staff bring forth treasured items from our Local History room for the public to view and examine.  Whether it is rare volumes on Maine history, local community organizations, or some others gems, it is worth the visit.

Mad Science of Maine to Kick off APL’s Summer Reading Program

The Auburn Public Library will kick of its 2015 summer reading program with a Mad Science Super Science Show on Monday evening , June 22nd at 6 pm in the Androscoggin Community Room.

 

If you are ready for some Super Science come join Mad Science of Maine  at the Auburn Public library as they demonstrate some of the coolest science super powers. Check out the Mad Science utility belt, using parabolic ears and laser modulators to show that the human powers of perception are greatly expanded by science. Witness spontaneous combustion and watch them balance a unique amount of metal objects on their lab coats. Unravel the conundrum of “Super Speed”.  Shoot a superhero out of a tube and witness what happens when the law of inertia is applied to this highly coveted super power! Learn the Super Strength of Non Newtonian Fluid, witness an unexpected object change color at random, and explore telepathic powers with a mad scientist.

 

This show is best for children 5 and older Come to the show and sign up for our summer reading program Free. For more information, please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3

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