Teens! Libraries Rock — DIY Music Workshop, July 20

Teens!  Making it in the music industry is a lot like winning the lottery — it can be difficult to succeed.  The good news is ANYONE can do it!  Come to this workshop with musician Aaron Wardwell for tips on writing, recording and getting exposure.  Aaron will also show you how to use the resources the Auburn Public Library has available in your quest for success with your music!

Because this is part of the Teen Summer Reading Program, attendance at this program enters you into the weekly drawing for a $20 gift card.

This program is just for teens, ages 12-18!  Because space is limited in our Media Lab, reservations are required.  Please click here to reserve your space in this workshop.

July 20 at 4PM.

Teens! Pizza and Pages Book Club

Teens! Libraries Rock — Pizza & Pages Book Club starts July 12
Teens! Join our Summer Book Club, Pizza & Pages!  We will be reading three books over the course of the summer and at the conclusion of each will meet to discuss them while enjoying pizza.  Sign up at the Reference Desk (2nd floor) and stop by to pick up a copy of the book.  Note: when signing up, please make sure you can attend the corresponding discussion.  All discussions will take place in the Teen Space.  

July 12,  we will be discussing Solo by Kwame Alexander.  Participation in this program enters you into the weekly gift card drawing.

For more more information or to sign up, contact Donna at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

LOCATION: Teen Space

Teen Summer Reading Kickoff June 26!

Chicks with Sticks Steel Drummers June 26, 3-4PM.

Teens!  Join us this summer for our annual Summer Reading Program!  This summer, our theme will be “Libraries Rock” and our focus is music.  The program will run this year from June 26 to August 9, and we have many exciting events planned.  We kick it off today as we welcome Chicks With Sticks Steel Drummers!  Although the official Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Event, this concert will be open to all ages.  We are hoping to hold this concert on our front lawn, but in the event of rain, it will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room.

Attendance at this program enters you into the drawing on July 5th for a $20 gift card.

Teen Life Skills 2018: 10 Tips for Teens, starts Jan. 9

January 9, 3:30PM.

The monthly Teen Life Skills series returns in 2018, starting with healthy eating! A series of 4 classes, 10 Tips for Teens is where teens will learn how to add more fruits and veggies to their day while learning basic cooking skills. We will make and EAT a recipe each class and play games (with prizes)! Join Missy from Healthy Androscoggin for this series, which is just for teens ages 12-18. For our planning purposes, please register here or give us a call.

FAFSA talk and workshop, Oct. 30

College Financing and the FAFSA (for Teens & Parents) October 30, 5:30-6:30

Are you ready to pay for college? In this session, as a follow up to our College Night (October 19), we’ll help you better understand the financial aid process and prepare you to complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We’ll also look at ways to add to your college savings and key strategies to minimize the cost of college. Leave with many practical tools and resources to help you best prepare. This program is presented by Jessica Whittier, who is a College Access Counselor at the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) with 16 years of experience helping students navigate their path to college.  Although designed for teens and their parents, anyone who is thinking about financing their continuing education is welcome to attend this helpful and informative program!  Registration is requested and appreciated so that we have enough handouts for all attending.  Please register online here or call the Reference Desk at 333-6640, ext. 4.

Following the Financial Aid presentation in the Androscoggin Community Room, participants will move upstairs to the Computer Lab for some hands-on instruction for completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This program will be led by a representative from the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME).  Registration is required as space is limited to 12. Please register online here or call the Reference Desk at 333-6640, ext. 4.

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.

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