Kids! Mad Science June 25!

Summer Reading Kick-off: Monday, June 25 th, 6:00 to 7:00 pm

The Auburn Public Library will host Mad Science of Maine on Monday, June 25th at 6 pm in the Androscoggin Community Room as they kick-off their 2018 summer reading program, Sounds of Silence. Come join the Mad Science Maestro in this ear pleasing show about the science of sounds!  Kids will open their ears and eyes as they explore sound as it travels through solids, liquids, and gases, and listen to the beautiful tones of Mad Science resonance tubes. Kids will even help to recreate an indoor thunder storm. This Mad Science show is sure to please everyone and inspire imaginative learning. We hope you will join us. For more information, please call the library at 333-6640 ext. 3.This program is best for kids ages 4 through 12. For more information, please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3

Kids may register for our Summer Reading program at the show or in the children’s department. Readers and listeners may set their own goals. How many books do you hope to read or listen to this summer? Read anything you’re interested in. Keep a log of titles you’ve read and we’ll provide small incentives to encourage you to your goal. At the end of our program, kids who read or listen to at least 10 books may choose a gift book to keep. Please collect your gift book between August 13th and September 8th.

View our 2018 Summer Reading Flyer here, or stop by the children’s room to pick up a copy!


Bird’s Eye View, May 5

Volunteers from the Stanton Bird Club will host a program for 6- to 12-year olds, “Bird’s Eye View.” There will be fun hands-on activities to learn all about birds – nests, pecking for food, and more. Saturday, May 5 at 11AM in the Maggie Trafton Room.

Kids! Chewonki Owls of Maine, April 19

Come join us as Chewonki presents their Owls of Maine program. Three live owls are the highlight of this program, which introduces participants to the owls native to Maine and New England. Beginning with slides and sounds, participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl.  Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. This program ends with an intimate and detailed look at live owls, bringing these creatures of the night into the light! Best for school-age children. No registration required.

Thursday Apr 19, 2018
2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room

Kids! Grandfather Tang’s Story Bag, Jan. 23

~~KIDS! Tinker Tuesday Grandfather Tang’s Story Bag
Tuesday , January 23rd
4-5 PM in the Maggie Trafton Program Room
Come and enjoy the story, “Grandfather Tang’s Story”, by Ann Tompert and Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker.  Participants will then get to try their own hand at 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.Space is limited, so please register online here, or call the library at 333-6640 ext.3.

Kids! Make a Gingerbread House December 2

Back by popular demand! Join Pat Masonheimer, Gab Wallace and their family in this annual holiday favorite, as they lead children ages 3 through 12 in creating a gingerbread house of their very own.

*Space is limited; registration is required.

There are two sessions of this program. Please register for only one.

9:30 session is full.

Register for 11AM session here.

Please call the Auburn Public Library Children’s Department for more information at 207-333-6640, ext. 3.

Mad Science Spooktacular, 10/26

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!

Motion Commotion! Oct. 11

KIDS! Motion Commotion!
Wednesday, October11th
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.

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