~~Swim on into the library to dive deep into the world of SHARKS!
Sharks are one of the most important animals we have on this planet. Join Sharks4Kids for an hour long adventure into the ocean to explore these magnificent animals. Learning more about their role in the ecosystem will help to demonstrate why we should protect these animals instead of fearing them. Explore sharks and their unique adaptations with a focus on the species found in the Gulf of Maine.
Thursday February 22 at 6PM.
Come celebrate Auburn’s Winter Festival! The following activities will be held at the Library:
Friday January 26
10AM: Join us for winter Stories and a snowman craft.
3PM: We will be hosting a drop-in craft program from 3-5 pm in the Maggie Trafton Program Room. Corinna will help kids create some fun winter themed crafts. Free. Best for school aged children.
Saturday January 27
1PM: Join us for the free family movie, “The BFG.” Free juice and crackers will be provided. Parents must remain with their children during the movie.
For more information on Library events, please call the Childrens Department at 333-6640, ext. 3.
For a full schedule of events throughout the city, visit the city’s Winterfest 2018 page.
KIDS! Mad Science presents “Spooktacular Science”
Thursday, October 26th
6 PM in the Androscoggin Community Room
Join us for some science tricks& treats when Mad Science of Maine presents their Spooktacular Science Show. Prepare for foaming jack-o-lanterns, witches brew, and ghosts in bottles. Come join the fun! Best for school age children. Free!
KIDS! Motion Commotion!
4-5 in the Maggie Trafton Program Room
Join Cathy Gray, Community Education Assistant for Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties for “Motion Commotion”. This program explores the science of motion-how things move through space and time. Kids will discover how human factors such as reaction time, affect their body’s motion. Space is limited so please register. The program is designed for kids in grades 3-6.
~~KIDS! Let’s Pretend
Friday mornings October 6, 13, 20, and 27th
10:00-11:00 AM in the Maggie Trafton Program Room
A four-week play group for children from ages 2-5. Come join us as we explore different themes with your young child. Each week we will read a story about a different theme, create a related craft, and have fun pretending. Let your child’s imagination soar! Join us for one session or come to all four. Free. No registration required. For more information call the children’s room at 333-6640 ext.3
10/6 Mother Goose
10/13 Construction Workers
Join us for a special Crafternoon in anticipation of our upcoming Maggie Trafton Author’s Evening with authors Liza Walsh and Hazel Mitchell. We will be making fairy houses. All materials will be provided by the library. Best for kids in grades 2-6.
September 27 from 2-4PM.
Come join Christina Dorman from the Maine State Library for a special Robot Dance Party with coding robots Dash & Dot. This will be a lot of fun as well as an introduction to coding for kids. Space is limited so please call to register at 333-6640 ext. or register online at www.auburnpubliclibrary.org
Best for kids ages 8-12.
September 19 at 4PM.
Jackson Gilman presents Songs & Stories for a Small Planet on Monday, July 24th at 6:30 pm in the Androscoggin Community Room. We hope you will join us when Jackson Gilman visits the library for a fun filled evening. Call it what you like — cabaret, vaudeville, or story/song-filled fun. Any way you slice it, Jackson Gillman’s performances reach out and touch the audience, making them laugh, making them think, and leaving them delighted. Come join the fun! All ages are welcome. FREE!!
July 24 at 6:30PM
Messy Art Workshops: Heather will lead kids ages three- to-seven years in three messy, artistic projects in the Maggie Trafton Room on June 29th at 9:30 am or 1:30 pm, or on June 30th at 9:30 am or 11 am. Registration is required. Please register for only 1 session. Call the children’s room at 207-333-6640 ext.3 for more information and to register, or register online:
June 29 at 9:30
June 29 at 1:30
June 30 at 9:30
June 30 at 11:00
Do you like ‘bugs’? Want to learn more about them? Join local ‘bug’ enthusiast, Jon Wallace, and learn about the different live ‘bugs’ he raises and exhibits. During this program, you’ll get to see these animals up-close (if you dare), learn about their amazing behaviors and adaptations, and find out why they are considered the most successful group of animals that ever lived!
April 20, 11AM-12PM.