Kids! West African Rhythms and Songs with Annegret Baier, Aug. 6

Annagret plays a wide variety of percussion instruments including djembe, conga, kpanlogo, kalimba, balaphone and more. Audiences witness a stunning demonstration of her skillful playing and her powerful and uplifting stage presence and are invited to participate in dancing, drumming, singing and hand clapping. All ages will enjoy this interactive and educational presentation.
Monday Aug 6, 2018,  6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

KIDS! Dahlov Ipcar Stories at Bates College Museum of Art, July 25

~~Join us at the Bates College Museum of Art for a special story time- Wednesday 7/25, at 1pm at Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell Street in Lewiston. We will read from Dahlov Ipcar’s books and create a small craft/art project. Afterwards, children can check out the wonderful exhibit of her work at the museum.  Please Register.

Date:

Wednesday Jul 25, 2018
Time:
1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM

Kids! Bats with Jerry Schneider, July 24

Come learn all about bats and echolocation in this fun program. We will learn about local and tropical bats including the vampire bat, desert red bat, and the silver-haired bat. After the slides and discussion, kids will get to make a bat t-shirt to take home. All materials will be supplied by the library. Space is limited so please register.

Date:
Tuesday Jul 24, 2018
Time:
1:30 PM  –  2:30 PM
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room

Kids! Move and Groove with Miss Jenn, July 26

Join Miss Jenn (Jenn Tyler) for a Moving and Grooving musically themed story times on July 26th and August 7th. There will be reading, singing, dancing, parachute play, and a craft. Move and Groove is a music and movement program incorporating rhythm sticks, bean bags, bells, scarves and parachute play. The focus is on learning about rhythm, making music, and moving young bodies. This program is designed for children ages 2 – 7 but can be enjoyed by siblings up to age 9 and the adults who accompany their children. Come join the fun! Please register.

Date:
Thursday Jul 26, 2018
Time:
11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room

Kids! Family Concert with Judy Pancoast, July 17

She’s New England’s own Grammy Nominee for Best Children’s Album. Judy will invite children into “Judy’s Tune Room” to enjoy a 45-60 minute concert featuring original songs in a variety of styles from pop and rock to country and jazz. The children will even help Judy turn one of their own ideas into a short, memorable and melodic song. Come help the library rock this summer!

Date:
Tuesday Jul 17, 2018
Time:
1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room

Kids! Rockin’ Origami Stories, July 10

Kids! Rockin’ Origami Stories! With Kristine Kallevig
Kristine will be telling several short origami stories and folding giant-sized origami. Everyone will fold and take away at least one origami model during the program. Free! All materials will be provided by the library. Come listen, fold, create, and ROCK! If you love origami, this program is for you.
July 10 at 2PM. 

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.

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