KIDS! How big is big? June 7

Have you ever looked at the numbers astronomers use to measure distance and time with and tried to imagine what those numbers look like? It is nearly impossible and that is why we use models to try to gain an appreciation for these numbers. During this presentation, we will explore the distances and sizes of planets and our Sun in our solar system. Participants will do hand-on activities to make models and finally pace out a ‘true’ scale model of our solar system to gain a better understanding of what it actually looks like. Jon Wallace will present this free program.

June 7 at 4PM

Somali Story Time May 26

Come listen to stories with your child at the Auburn Public Library. Enjoy some fruit and juice. Each family will receive a free book to take home.

Kaaleg Dhagayso sheekooyinka. Adi iyo caruurtaada Kibareeriga Auburn Kuraaxeseyso qudaar, Cabitaan. Qoys kasta waxuu hela doonaa burg bilaash ah uu gunga u quaato.

Thursday, May 26 at 10AM.

Author visit, May 12

Maine Author, Fran Hodgkin will discuss her children’s book, “The Secret Galaxy”. This program is suitable for all ages. This program is presented as part of the library’s NASA exhibit, From Our Town to Outer Space.

Marvels of Motion, April 30

We are delighted to have Mad Science of Maine present their Marvels of Motion Show. This is a forcibly fantastic show about Newton’s three laws of physics and other properties of the laws of motion and gravity! You will learn about all sorts of forces including gravity, centrifugal force, inertia and much more. Rotational forces, a rocket pack blast off, electromagnetic propulsion, and our exclusive Newton’s rocket car are just a few action-packed experiments we will investigate. This engaging physics performance is sure to please everyone and inspire more imaginative learning in all of our audience members!

April 30 at 1PM.

The stars come to APL!

See the stars –inside the library! Northern Stars Planetarium returns with the mobile Star Lab to present an in-depth look at an unspoiled night sky.  Join us as we look at the spring night sky! We will have four sessions of this half hour program on  April 28th at 4, 4:45, 5:30, and 6:15  p.m. Registration is required, please register for only one session.

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This program is part of Discover NASA: From Our Town to Outer Space. See all related programs here.

Play and Learn — starts April 1

Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29th
10-11:15 AM in the Maggie Trafton Program Room
As part of the Family Place Initiative at the Auburn Public Library, we will be holding a free parenting/playgroup series for parents and their young children ages 1-3. Our next session begins on Friday, April 1st and will run for five weeks.

KIDS! Read to Baxter

KIDS! Come read to Baxter, the Library Cat, on Wednesday afternoons from March 9th through the 30th at 3 pm in the children’s room. Baxter loves to read, but he loves being read to even more! For more information, please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3.

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