|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! 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).
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.
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!
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 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 email@example.com or by phone at 333-6640, ext. 4.
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.
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.
“Genealogy … what is it and why should I care?” If you’ve ever been curious about your family roots, don’t miss this workshop, led by Emily Schroeder from the Maine State Library. This program is open to tweens & teens (ages 9-18), but pre-registration is required as space is limited.
The Auburn Public Library is pleased to announce its 3rd annual College Night on Thursday, October 15, in the Androscoggin Community Room. Designed to provide information early in the college process to teens and their parents, this event will feature representatives from eight Maine colleges and universities: Bates College, Central Maine Community College, Husson University (just added!), Maine College for Health Professions, Kaplan University, University of Maine (Orono), University of New England, and University of Southern Maine/USM Lewiston Auburn College. Also joining us this year will be a representative from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a college access counselor from the Finance Authority of Maine.
The evening will begin at 5:30 with a panel discussion facilitated by Maggie Davis of College for ME Androscoggin. Whether a teen is in middle school, just starting high school or a senior applying for college, it is hoped this evening will get them – and their parents – thinking about their future and/or provide answers to some of the many questions which arise as they begin talking about and looking at colleges. Discussion topics will address admissions, affordability and financial aid, academics, campus and student life, and careers upon graduation.
If time permits, the panel will be followed by a brief Q&A session. The second part of the evening will feature a mini college fair, whereby each admissions representative will be available with specific information about their school and programs offered.
For more information or to register (requested), visit the Library’s website at www.auburnpubliclibrary.org. You may also call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.