Comets, Meteorites and Asteroids, February 16

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and seen a shooting star or comet or watched a movie like “Armageddon”? During this presentation, we’ll find out about these objects and how we use them to learn about other planets, comets, and asteroids. Comets, meteorites and asteroids are the only direct examples of material from outside our planet. We’ll look at a number of different types of meteorites and examine examples from asteroids, Mars, and the Moon and learn what they tell us about our solar system. We’ll also look at what can happen to Earth when one of these objects hits our planet. In the end, we’ll talk about how to start a collection of meteorites and get you started with a free specimen (while supplies last).  Presented by Jon Wallace.

February 16, 2-3PM.

Snow date; Friday 2/19 at 2pm

APL Farmer’s Market is February 26!

The Auburn Public Library’s annual farmer’s market is on the horizon! So gear up to buy some agricultural crafts, produce and more! We will have live baby animals, music by Aaron Wardwell, and lots of local crafters and farmers!

Be sure to visit our facebook page for updates.


Some of the Vendors who will be present:

Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar

Maine Gourmet Chocolates (desserts)lamb

Glass by CLM

Knitting Away (hats, scarves, etc.)

Double Z Land and Livestock (grass fed beef and lamb)

Valley View Farm

4 Season Farm Market (root cellar crops like carrots)

Bert’s Awesome Stuff (jams and chutneys)

Generations Textiles

Mysty Mountain Farms (laser engraved signs)

Mainely Soap

Southern Maine Chapter of Embroiders Guild

Wise (woven baskets)

John Henderson (cards)

Angry Mountain Farm (homemade breads and pies)

Winter stories Jan. 29

Join us for some winter stories as part of the City of Auburn’s Winter Festival. We will share winter stories, create a craft, and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies. We hope to see you here! Friday 10-11AM.

Other Winter Festival Activities at the Library:

Snowman Making  – Friday, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM  Come and build a snowman (or a snowwoman) on the front lawn of the Library.

Free family movie: Minions -Saturday 1-3PM. Come join us as we celebrate Auburn’s Winter Festival with a free showing of the 2015 movie, Minions. Juice and crackers provided. Parents must stay with their child(ren) during the movie.

See the whole schedule of activities on the Winter Festival website!


Fun with French, January 19

Children in grades K – 6 are invited to come learn about our newest activity kit on the country of France. This program is part of our “Fun with French” series sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. Doris Bonneau will be here with stories and activities that will help children explore France.

Tuesday January 19, 4-5PM, in the Maggie Trafton Room.

Meet Rebecca and Josefina!

We have two new American Girl Dolls!

Josefina is available to play with at the library in the children’s room. Your child may sign her out for a 1 hour time slot at the desk in the children’s room. We hope you will stop by and meet Josefina.

Rebecca is available to borrow for Auburn and Lewiston cardholders. Check availability or place a hold here.

Read more about all of our American Girl Dolls available for loan.

For more information, call the children’s rooom at 333-6640 ext.3.

Vacation Lego Club

Looking for something to do over vacation week? Join us for a special vacation LEGO club! We’ll supply the LEGOs and you supply the imagination. Come join the fun! Not suitable for very young children. Tuesday December 29, 2-4PM.

KIDS! Drop in Holiday Make It-Take It Dec. 16

Come join us for an informal drop-in holiday craft making session. Kids can make holiday cards, small gifts and ornaments for their families for the holidays. All materials will be provided by the library for this FREE program.
For more information, please call the Auburn Public Library’s children’s department at 207-333-6640 ext.3

Wednesday Dec. 16, 2-4PM, in the Maggie Trafton Room.

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