Teens! Summer Reading Finale August 12

Teens! Join us as we close our out 2016 Teen Summer Reading Program, “Get in the Game: READ!”  We will watch some of the Olympic games, make our own ice cream sundaes, and our summer reading program prize winners will be announced!  Just for teens, ages 12-18, this program will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room.

Yoga for Teens

Teens!  Continuing with our summer theme of Mind & Body Wellness, Tisha Bremner from Inner Light Yoga of Maine returns for another 3-part series, An Introduction to Yoga for Teens.  Learn the poses, breath techniques, and mindful attention practices in a fun and easy way in this class designed to inspire you to relieve stress and take really good care of yourself.  You should wear comfortable clothing in which you can move easily.  A healthy snack will be provided at the conclusion of each class.  Registration is required.  This program is just for teens, ages 12-18 (grades 7-12).

First session is August 1 at 2:15.

Teens! Journaling starts June 30

Teens!  As we continue on our summer journey of “Mind & Body Wellness,” we will take a look at journaling and why keeping a journal might be helpful toward living a healthy lifestyle.   The workshop will be a 3-part series.  At our first meeting (June 30), we will be decorating our journals (plain composition notebooks which the library will provide).  We will meet again on July 14th to talk about “why journal” and to look at various journaling styles.  And at our third meeting on July 28th, there will be actual writing prompts whereby we will spend some time reflecting and writing.

This program is just for teens, ages 12-18.

Teens! Extreme Gravity June 6

Teens!  Join Bates Astronomy & Physics professor Nicole Hastings for this demo and discussion.  We will use a gravity demonstration to learn about the science of gravity, blackholes, and how (or if) time travel is possible.

This program is just for teens, ages 12-18 and will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room.

June 6 at 4PM.

Get in the Game: READ! 2016 Teen Summer Reading Program

Teens!  Join us this summer for “Mind & Body Wellness.”  We kick off our program on Tuesday, June 21, at 4 p.m.  Iron man competitor Angela Bancroft will be with us to share her story in “My Spirit for Sport.”  At this event, sign up for the Summer Reading Program and enter to win the Grand Prize!  Teens unable to attend this event may sign up anytime after June 21st at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor.

This summer’s program begins on June 21st and ends on August 12th.  All books must be read during this 8-week period.  Teens will keep a reading log.  Every 5 books read (1 graphic novel per 5) wins a prize, up to 15 books.  Keep reading to be eligible to win the Top Reader prize.  Reading logs should be turned in at the Reference Desk, and we will only accept one reading log per week, per reader.

We have put together some great programs within this year’s theme, including yoga, a smoothie-making competition, journaling, gaming, movies, zen gardens and more!  Special programs this summer will include the Pizza & Pages Book Club and the Step Count Challenge.  New this year — a prize for program attendance!  For more details on all of our summer programs, visit our Calendar of Events.  (Click on Events at the top of this page — all teen programs appear in green.)

The next time you’re in the Library, be sure to pick up a brochure, and we look forward to seeing you on June 21st!

The Teen Summer Reading Program is just for teens, ages 12-18.



Teens! DIY

Teens! Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for a new project — from duct tape art to photography, create your own video games or make your own magnetic poetry.

With the NASA Exhibit here at the Library (April 13-July 8), this program will give teens the opportunity to learn about lenses, optics, and how telescopes work.  Before leaving, teens will have built their own refracting telescope similar to one Galileo Galilei used to observe the moons of Jupiter.

This program is just for teens, ages 12-18, and will be presented by Nicole Hastings, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bates College.  Because we need to purchase supplies for the telescope, registration is required.  

May 18th at 4PM.

Magical Morocco with Cynthia Reedy

This past fall, Cynthia Reedy spent four months in Morocco as a recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching. During her time in this exotic country, Cynthia visited several schools, taught dozens of children to sing B-I-N-G-O, climbed the highest mountain in North Africa, rode a camel, and visited many beautiful and magical places.

Leave chilly Maine behind and come to warm and wonderful Morocco for this educational, informative and interactive presentation!

April 11 at 4PM. This program is for teens and adults.

Teen Opportunities Fair

The Lewiston and Auburn Public Libraries will host the fifth annual Teen Opportunities Fair on Saturday, April 2nd at Lewiston Public Library’s Callahan Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature exhibits and displays from a number of local businesses and agencies that provide services or volunteer opportunities for local teenagers and a few businesses and organizations that employ teenagers.

The Fair will feature area organizations supporting local young adults in one or more of the following pursuits: volunteering, internships, continuing education, life skills, and employment. The event is free and open to all area teens.

Participants will be able to talk with area agencies regarding details on the services and opportunities that they provide for teenagers. Some businesses and organizations will be on hand for to discuss what employers are looking for in new hires, and offer an opportunity to apply for jobs, internships, and volunteer experiences. In addition, the Fair will feature door prizes and free food.

The showcase of local organizations exhibiting at the Teen Opportunities Fair includes: The YMCA; Auburn Police Activities League; 4-H of Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties; Girl Scouts of Maine; the Career Center; Lewiston Rec. Department; Lots to Gardens; Tree Street Youth; Community Credit Union; representatives from area colleges, and more!

For more information on the event, contact Danielle Fortin at LPL (513-3135; defortin@lewistonmaine.gov) or Donna Wallace at APL (333-6640, ext. 2009 dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org)

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