This year our Maggie Trafton Authors for Young Readers series is pleased to host Maine authors Liza Walsh and Hazel Mitchell. They will present a joint program ILLUSTRATED RHYMES. Hazel and Liza will discuss how to create a world through writing and illustrations. Focusing on their recent books, Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows? and Do Fairies Bring the Spring? the pair will also discuss the importance of questions, nature, and fairies! We hope you will join us for this very special program. The program is free, but please stop by or call the library to get your free tickets. 207-333-6640 ext.3.
October 2 at 6PM.
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.
Please join us on Thursday, August 24th at 10 am when Caroline Coffin will present a free demonstration of Music Together. Music Together is a research-based music and movement program that supports the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. This program is for children ages 0 – 5. Space is limited. Please register online or call 207-333-6640, ext. 3.
September 14 at 10AM.
Jump on the Song Toboggan and sing-a-long with Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams. Matt is a Brunswick, ME based folk singer, guitarist, and songwriter specializing in playful, funny songs about ecology and being green. Join him as he works his musical magic in this interactive and fun music show.
Inspired by Matt’s incredibly dynamic voice and charismatic performance style, participants will sing, play, and dance along as this musical wizard pulls giggles out of his guitar. As he performs it’s clear that Loosigian has a great love of music, fun, and children and wants to transmit that love to the families.
Matt Loves singing with children and families so don’t miss out on bringing your family to experience the magic of song with Matt Loosigian.
Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse! Jon Wallace will be here on Friday, Aug. 18th, at 1 p.m., in anticipation of the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. Jon will talk about observing the eclipse and what you can expect. He will emphasize safety and teach you how to turn a shoe box into an eclipse viewer! Weather permitting; we will have time to observe the sun to prepare for the eclipse. We will also have safety glasses to give away.
August 18 at 1PM.
Build a Better World: Save the Bees! Jenn Tyler (Miss Jenn) will be back again this summer on Tuesday, August 8th at 11am. With stories, songs, activities, and a bit of honey tasting, kids will learn how important bees are to our world and what they can do to save them. Call the library at 333-6640 ext.3 to register or register online .
Free Family Magic Show w/ Conjuring Carroll: Monday August 7th at 6 pm in the Androscoggin Community Room. We will start to wind down our summer reading program with a fun and entertaining magic show with our very favorite magician, Conjuring Carroll.
On Friday, July 28th at 10am in the Maggie Trafton Room come enjoy “Grandfather Tang’s Story”, by Ann Tompert and Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker. Cindy Petherbridge will lead participants in re-creating the tangram animals in the story and then, using fusible fabric, create one of the animals (or their own design) that will be ironed onto a canvas bag that they may take home. Call the library at 333-6640 ext.3 to register or register online . Best for kids in grades 3 -5
Family Concert with Rob Duquette: We hope you will join us on Tuesday, July 11th at 11 am for a free family concert with our friend and talented Maine musician Rob Duquette in the Androscoggin Community Room. Come join the fun! All ages are welcome.