College Night 10/19

Join admissions representatives from 8 Maine colleges and universities as they sit on a panel facilitated by Maggie Davis, formerly of College for Maine, Androscoggin. Following the panel discussion and a brief Q&A session (if necessary and time permits), admissions reps from those and other Maine colleges will be available with information specific to their schools.  As the date draws nearer, check back to see which schools will be joining us in 2017.  For more information or to register contact the Reference Desk at 333-6640, ext. 4, or click on the link below.  Registration is requested and appreciated so that we have enough handouts for all attending.

Thursday Oct 19, 2017,  5:30 PM  –  7:30 PM

Teens! Comic Book Workshop

WANTED: TEEN COMIC BOOK CREATORS!!

On two dates in October — the 10th and 17th — local artist Mike Jordan will be returning to the Auburn Public Library to present another two-part comic book workshop. On both days, Mr. Jordan, the creator of the online comic the Parverian Tales, will be offering the chance for qualified teens at APL to be part of the staff that writes and illustrates the next “APL Presents” comic book. Teens will learn how to script, draw, letter, and ink their own page(s) and with their own character; and all equipment to do so will be provided. In the end, teens will receive a copy of the book they helped to create, and there will be a mini premiere party with prizes.

Teens wishing to participate should note the following requirements:

Before the show, the prospective staff members need to create a character sheet. A clear drawing of their character from the front and from the side view (and from feet to head) with any specific (small or intricate) details shown larger off to the side.
Their name and their abilities should be listed out (on the front, or if there’s no room, on the back is fine), as well as drawing any special effects necessary to represent their powers. (A back story and origin would be suggested but isn’t necessary here).
Characters CANNOT be borrowed from any other existing character other than their own, and cannot even closely resemble an existing character by anyone else. Any of their own characters are fine, even if reprising their past characters from previous issues.
Teens having difficulty coming up with a character should draw themselves as whatever they like to draw. For example, if you like to draw horses, or cars, or whatever, draw yourself as you might appear as a horse or a car or whatever.
Teens must be available for both sessions.
For more information or to sign up (required, as attendance is limited), please contact Donna Wallace at 333-6640, ext. 4. Teens may also sign up by clicking here.

To see what some of the past staff members have produced, or to read Mr. Jordan’s comic, please visit his website at: www.bigredapress.com.

Teen Summer Reading Program: “Build a Better World”

Within this summer’s theme, “Build A Better World,” teens will have a chance to explore environmental and sustainability issues and what they can do to help build a better world for their generation– and future generations.

Did you know that Maine is the largest state in New England? Did you know that within our borders are spectacular mountains, unbroken forests, and bountiful waters? Did you know our rivers, lakes, streams, and forests are home to many different fish, plants, trees, birds, and wildlife?  The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) educates people about the beauty and value of Maine’s woods, waters, and wildlife. They share information about the challenges and opportunities our natural resources face and connect people with ways to help protect Maine’s environment.  NRCM is pleased to help kick off, “Build a Better World” at the Auburn Public Library. Come hear NRCM staff member Gabrielle Grunkemeyer talk about NRCM, what’s happening in our environment right now, and how you can help protect it.

This summer’s Teen Reading Program will run for 6 weeks, from June 28-August 9.  In addition to reading, programs and activities will include a river walk along the Androscoggin (with Androscoggin Land Trust), an opportunity to design a tiny house using Sketch Up and our 3D printer, an upcycle DIY, a composting workshop and more!  We also will bring back our Pizza & Pages Book Club, where we will read and discuss 3 books — “Ashfall” by Mike Mullin, “Not A Drop to Drink” by Mindy McGinnis, and “Trashed” by Derf Backderf.

For each book read and for each program attended, teens will have a chance to enter into a weekly drawing which will be a gift card to a local business.  The grand prize this year, a digital camera, will be awarded to the top reader (books must be read between June 21-August 9).  There will also be a prize — a gift card bundle — awarded for program participation.

The Teen Summer Reading Program is just for teens, ages 12-18 (entering 7th through 12th grade).  For more information, check out our 2017 Teen SRP slideshow, stop by the Library and pick up a brochure, visit our Events page( all Teen programs are listed in green), or give us a call!

 

Teen Opportunities Fair on March 25

Looking for an internship or volunteer opportunity? Not sure if you should be taking classes or enrolling in college? Trying to apply for a job online but have no idea where to start? Come out to the 6th Annual Teen Opportunities Fair! Lewiston Public Library and Auburn Public Library have partnered to bring you this helpful and exciting event.  There will be food and door prizes! This event takes place on March 25, 11AM-1PM, in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library and is just for teens, ages 13-19.

Great Stories Club begins March 31st! (date change)

Structures of Suffering: Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide

The Auburn Public Library, in partnership with Outright LA, has been selected to receive a competitive grant from the American Library Association (ALA) to host a reading and discussion program about teen violence and suicide.

As one of 75 Great Stories Club grant recipients selected from across the country, the Auburn Public Library will work with a group of teens to read and discuss three books in which protagonists deal with issues surrounding teen violence, bullying and suicide.  The book titles, within the above theme, will include: “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” by Ned Vizzini, and “Romeo & Juliet” (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels), illustrated by Matt Weigle.  These titles, selected by librarian advisors and humanities scholars, were chosen to resonate with reluctant readers who struggle with complex issues in their young lives.

The introductory meeting of Structures of Suffering will take place on Friday, March 31, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the library.  Meetings will continue every 2 to 3 weeks, concluding in early June.  Participants will get to keep copies of the books for their personal libraries.

Teens interested in being considered for this book club should contact Donna Wallace via email at dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org or by phone at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

 

Teen Tech Week March 5-11

MONDAY March 5: Join us as we kick off Teen Tech Week 2017 with an open house in the CREATE! Media Lab.  We’ll have all 3 computers on, each one offering a different activity!  Stop by to see how to import a film clip taken from in front of the green screen and add a background, let us hear your voice using the blue yeti microphones, or have some fun with photo booth. Stop by anytime between 2:30 and 4:30!

FRIDAY March 10: join us in the Teen Space to play with our Ozobot!  Not sure what one is?  Check out this website — ozobot.com.  You can make your own codes or use ones we’ll have on hand.

These programs are just for teens ages 12-18.

Teens! Visit from author Maria Padian, April 13

Thursday, April 13, we will welcome Maine author Maria Padian back to the Auburn Public Library.  She will join us to read an excerpt from her newest book, Wrecked, and lead a discussion about issues of consent in relationships.

Also joining us for this discussion will be community educators Whitney Parrish from Safe Voices and Hannah Johnson from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services.

This program, which runs from 3-4 p.m., is open to teens and new adults, ages 12-21, and will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room.

For more information or questions, please contact Teen Librarian Donna Wallace at 207-333-6640, ext. 2009, or via email at dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org

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