Teens: All about applying for a job

Lisa Hartnett of the Career Center will be here to talk with you about how to look and apply for a job.  Whether you are looking for your first, part-time job or nearing the end of high school and are looking for full-time employment, the information she provides will be essential toward your success.  This program is just for teens, ages 12-18.

Tuesday Mar 15, 2016, 3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Media Lab open house–Just for Teens!

This week is Teen Tech Week!  With this year’s theme, “Create It @ Your Library” we thought we would give those of you yet to explore the Media Lab another chance.  Stop by anytime on March 8th between 2:30-4:30 — come explore GarageBand, Photo Booth (complete with props) or record something with the green screen and change the background in iMovie.  Come see what you can create!  This program is just for teens, ages 12-18.

Teen Life Skills Thursday@3PM

Teen Life Skills Series: Healthy Relationships.  Continuing our focus on life skills, February is teen dating violence awareness month.  Julia from Safe Voices will be with us each week with activities and conversation focused on what is and isn’t healthy in relationships.   This program is just for teens, ages 12-18. Thursdays in February.

Teens: Yoga

Teens! In January, we bring back our Teen Life Skills Series with a focus this month on “Healthy Lifestyles.” Join Tisha Bremner from Inner Light Yoga of Maine for this 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. First session is Tuesday January 12, 3:30-4:15.  Please register for this program, which is just for teens, ages 12-18 (grades 7-12).

Futures Lab open January 4

NEW! Students — teens and adults alike — who are working on their post-secondary aspirations are welcome in our Computer Lab on specified Monday evenings.  Whether a student is just starting his/her college search, completing online applications or working on financial aid paperwork, there will be a college navigator and/or a representative from College for Maine Androscoggin on hand to answer any questions which might arise. 6-8PM in the Computer Lab.

Teen Life Skills: Nutrition Jan. 5

Healthy Androscoggin joins us as we turn our attention to Healthy Lifestyles to kick off the new year!  During this interactive class, we will explore the USDA’s My Plate and gain knowledge on how to choose and prepare healthy meals and beverages.  We will play a game and prepare a healthy, delicious snack together.  Handouts, prizes and free gifts will be provided.  So that we can plan accordingly, registration is requested.  This program is just for teens, ages 12-18!

January’s Teen Life Skills Series features nutrition and yoga

For the 3rd year, from January through April, the Auburn Public Library will offer a Teen Life Skills Series. Each month, the APL will focus on a different topic aimed specifically at teens!

In January, the series will take a look at Healthy Lifestyles. On Tuesday, January 5, from 3-4 pm, Healthy Androscoggin will stop by the Teen Space for a nutrition class entitled “Teaching 10 Tips.” During this interactive class, teens will explore the USDA’s My Plate and gain knowledge on how to choose and prepare healthy meals and beverages. Teens will play a game and prepare a healthy, delicious snack together. Handouts, prizes and free gifts will be provided. To plan accordingly, registration is requested.

And on January 12, 19, and 26, the Library is excited to welcome Tisha Bremner from Inner Light Yoga of Maine for a 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 teens to relieve stress and take really good care of themselves. Teens should wear comfortable clothing in which they can move easily. A healthy snack will be provided at the conclusion of each class. This program will take place in the Teen Space from 3:30-4:15, and registration is required.

Teens may register for these programs by clicking on the Events tab on Auburn Public Library’s website; once there scroll to the program. Or call the Library at 333-6640, ext. 4.

 

AUBURN PUBLIC LIBRARY receives ‘Great Stories Club’ book club programming grant for teens

Auburn Public Library has been selected to receive a competitive grant from the American Library Association (ALA) to host a reading and discussion program designed for at-risk teens.

As one of the 50 Great Stories Club grant recipients selected from across the country — and only one of two in New England — the Auburn Public Library, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine – Lewiston/Auburn Clubhouse, will work with groups of 6 to 10 teens to read and discuss modern novels.  The teenage years are a particularly difficult time for many, and it’s easy to become insular and detached from the people and ideas around you.   We are excited that, with support from the Great Stories Club program, we are offering our teens a new avenue in which to read, share and reflect on ideas that are relevant to their lives.

Under the theme “Hack the Feed: Media, Resistance, Revolution,” teens chosen to participate will read three titles: “Feed” by M.T. Anderson, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins,  and “March: Book One” by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. The titles — selected by librarian advisors and humanities scholars — were chosen to resonate with reluctant teen readers who struggle with complex issues.  Through book discussions and activities, participants will reflect on what part the media plays in shaping who we are and how we interact with one another.

The Auburn Public Library will receive copies of each of the three book selections for participants to keep.  Gatherings of the Great Stories Club at the Auburn Public Library will begin in January.  For more information, contact Donna Wallace, Teen Librarian. She can be reached by email at dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org or by phone at 333-6640, ext. 4.

APL Futures Lab 12/14

Starting in December, on specified Mondays from 6:00 pm to close, the 2nd floor computer lab will transform into a Futures Lab! Students — teens and adults alike — who are working on their post-secondary aspirations are welcome to drop by the Computer Lab on these evenings.  Whether a student is just starting his/her college search, completing online applications or working on financial aid paperwork, there will be a college navigator and/or a representative from College for Maine Androscoggin on hand to answer any questions which might arise.  For more information or exact dates, check our events calendar or contact Donna at 333-6640, ext. 4.

Reading recommendations direct to your inbox!

Are you looking for new books to read?  Now, it is easier than ever to find new books that interest you with our new Next Reads service. Sign up for email newsletters on your favorite topics featuring new and backlist titles. Links to our catalog are included so you can place requests easily. Sample issues are available for most topics on the sign up page! Sign up or view sample issues here.

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