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.

Kids! Tissue Paper Flowers, March 27

Join us for a drop-in crafting program on the fourth Wednesday of each month. This month we will help kids create beautiful flowers out of tissue paper in anticipation of spring. No registration is required for this free program. Best for kids ages 5 – 12.

Date:Wednesday Mar 27, 2019 Time:2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Location:Maggie Trafton Program Room

KIDS! Mad Science Halloween Spooktacular Show, Oct 29

Get ready for a Halloween Science Adventure that starts off with a spooky…but not too spooky…Halloween story about Dr. Erlenmeyer Funkenstein and the Mad Science Goblin!  Prepare for science tricks & treats. Reach into a magic bag…Boo! That’s okay, we promise it won’t bite. Get hands on with gooey eyeballs and find out what can happen to a scientist if they do not follow proper safety rules. You will marvel at the Foaming Jack O’ Lantern and hear the sound of the a Spooky Mad Science Goblin.  Witness ghosts appear out of thin air and a chemical reaction that will light up the room. Finally, Ultra violet light will reveal an interesting visitor and complete your experience with the most “maddening” and scientifically spooky Halloween show ever!   We are happy to welcome Mad Science back to APL for a great Halloween show.

Monday Oct 29, 2018
6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM
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