KIDS! Move and Groove with Miss Jenn, Aug. 8

Jenn Tyler (Miss Jenn) will be back again this summer on Thursday, July 18th at 11am and again on Thursday August 8th at 11am. Join Miss Jenn for a moving and grooving musically themed story time. There will be reading, singing, dancing, parachute play, and a craft. Come join the fun!

Date: Thursday Aug 8, 2019

Time:11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! Mad Science 3,2,1 Blast Off!, July 22

Join us as we welcome back Mad Science of Maine with 3,2,1 Blast Off! Explore Space as we embark on an out-of-this-world galactic expedition! From Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this stellar space show will send your young readers to the Moon! Launch into the excitement of Earth, Mars, the Moon and beyond as we scale the solar system in a life size interactive demonstration. Examine life in space as we challenge your interplanetary voyagers in Mission: Spacewalk! Help us analyze the atmosphere and zero gravity with an awesome bell jar experiment. Continue the journey with a combustion reaction that reinforces the nightly marvel known as a shooting star. And, if that is not enough, prepare for liftoff with a miniature rocket launch!


 Date:Monday Jul 22, 2019

Time:6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Kids! 4-H Summer of Science, starts July 9.

4-H Summer of Science is a series of weekly STEM activities for kids in grades 37. This summer, kids will act as pirates seeking hidden treasure. The kids will have to use the Engineer Design Process and learn about the science of ocean waters to confront real world challenges to navigate their pirate ship. No registration required. Tuesdays at 10AM starting on July 9.

Date:Tuesday Jul 9, 2019

Time:10:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

Location:Maggie Trafton Program Room

KIDS! Storyteller Odds Bodkin, June 24

We are very excited that Odds Bodkin will help us kick off our 2019 Summer Reading program with an evening presentation of Rip Roarin’ Paul Bunyan Tales. With the crazy character voice of Sourdough Sam leading the way for the men of Paul Bunyan’s logging camp, Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin presents RIP ROARIN’ PAUL BUNYAN TALES, an evening of American tall tales that will have you holding your sides with laughter.
 Not only do characters speak, but vocal sound effects for roaring wind, crashing trees, mooing oxen, bull whips, giant bumblebees and other crazy things fly past, adding vivid imagery to Bodkin’s high-energy telling.
 Called “a consummate storyteller” by The New York Times and “a one-man vocal universe by TimeOut New York during his Off-Broadway series, Bodkin’s adult shows in on Harvard Square in Cambridge MA regularly sell out. So bring the kids to this free show in Auburn and settle in for a storytelling they’ll never forget.


 Date:Monday Jun 24, 2019

Time:6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

KIDS! CONCERT: Fun Run, June 27

~~Fun Run, Maine based Kindie Rock Band, brings family-friendly sing-along songs to children that their parents will enjoy as well. Their songs tell stories that range from adventurous dogs and ladybugs to mischievous children. Fun Run’s current show, The Traveler’s Story, weaves original songs with kid classics to tell the sorry of a young girl’s adventurous travels. This show is an upbeat and interactive live musical performance featuring singing, guitars, ukuleles, and even a bouzouki. Join Fun Run and share their collection of songs for children of all ages.


 Date:Thursday Jun 27, 2019

Time:11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Summer Reading Kickoff

Join us as we kickoff our summer reading programs, June 24 for Kids, and June 25 for teens and adults, with two special storytelling performances from master storyteller Odds Bodkin!

First, a performance for kids of all ages on Monday,June 24, from 6PM-7PM

We are very excited that Odds Bodkin will help us kick off our 2019 Summer Reading program with an evening presentation of Rip Roarin’ Paul Bunyan Tales. With the crazy character voice of Sourdough Sam leading the way for the men of Paul Bunyan’s logging camp, Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin presents RIP ROARIN’ PAUL BUNYAN TALES, an evening of American tall tales that will have you holding your sides with laughter.

 Not only do characters speak, but vocal sound effects for roaring wind, crashing trees, mooing oxen, bull whips, giant bumblebees and other crazy things fly past, adding vivid imagery to Bodkin’s high-energy telling.

 Called “a consummate storyteller” by The New York Times and “a one-man vocal universe by TimeOut New York during his Off-Broadway series, Bodkin’s adult shows in on Harvard Square in Cambridge MA regularly sell out. So bring the kids to this free show in Auburn and settle in for a storytelling they’ll never forget.  

Then, a program for teens and adults on Tuesday June 25 from 1PM-2PM.

With thunderous 12-string guitar he plays as he speaks, Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin dives deep into Greek mythology with this award-winning adventure story, HERCULES IN HELL.  The great hero has just awakened in the Underworld, standing before the King and Queen of the Dead.  Yes, Hercules is dead, but he should not be here.  As the son of Zeus, he should have awakened on Mt. Olympus.

Only after he tells his life story to the King and Queen will he be freed, however.  And so he begins.  His youth.  His murders.  His bouts of madness.  His twelve labors and the powerful weapons he uses.  Hercules tells a grand saga, but his heroic life is darkened by uncontrollable rages.  

Odds Bodkin performs this story in a brooding voice for Hercules, along with many other characters.  Added are uncanny vocal sound effects that help this story feel like a movie.

This free show is for teens and adults and is not recommended for listeners under eleven years of age.

For more information about Odds Bodkin, visit his website..

Date:Tuesday Jun 25, 2019Time:1:00 PM  –  2:00 PMLocation:Androscoggin Community Room

Tanglewood Marionettes: The Fairy Circus, April 13

The Auburn Public Library is pleased to host The Tanglewood Marionettes in a performance of The Fairy Circus. This special performance is an 80th birthday celebration for long-time community volunteer, Pat Masonheimer. The Fairy Circus will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, April 13th at Schaeffer Theatre at Bates College on 329 College Street in Lewiston.

Tanglewood Marionettes’ presentation of The Fairy Circus begins with a brief demonstration of the art of puppetry. Through humorous interplay, the audience will learn about various forms of puppets, from the simple glove puppet to the sophisticated marionette. Featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers.

Birthday cake and juice will follow the performance. Tickets will be available in the children’s room with a suggested donation of $2 to benefit children’s programming at the library. Please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3 or stop by to reserve your tickets. All are welcome. This event is co-sponsored by the Masonheimer/Wallace Family.

Date:Saturday Apr 13, 2019 Time:2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

This event will be held at Bates College, but please reserve tickets in the Children’s Room prior to the event.

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