Book Sale Clear Out! Nov. 24 and Dec. 2

Shop without spending much money and help us clear out our book sale room!  Visit our Book Sale Clear Out Sale. All books remaining in the ground floor book sale room after our fall sale will be $1 a bag. We still have lots of books in all subject areas so don’t miss this great chance to stock up and find a gift or two! Friday Nov. 24, 10AM-2PM; and Saturday Dec. 2, 9AM-1PM.  (Does not include books in the first floor sale area).

Family Code Night, Dec. 7

Thursday December 7th at 6 pm in the Androscoggin Community Room

“Family Code Night” is a whole-family event at which kids grades K-5 and their parents do their first hour of computer programming – together!  At this special evening of learning and fun, you’ll play in parent-child teams to complete fun puzzles and challenges at your own pace, and learn core concepts in coding in this very first hour.  Afterwards, you’ll go home with a special “Code On at Home” guide to continue coding puzzles, learning and fun at home. No coding experience needed, bring one device for each two attendees. The library has a limited supply of laptops but it is best if you can bring your own. This is a great experience to share with your kids!  Please register by calling 333-6640 ext.3 or register online at

Roundtable Multi-Faith Discussion Dec. 5

December 5 at 12:30PM.

Back for more, the Auburn Public Library invites the public to listen in as local religious leaders discuss a previously selected topic in a series of Multi-Faith Roundtable discussions. Once again, these lively yet friendly discussions will be between some of the leading Clergy who also serve as Chaplains for the Auburn Police Department: Rabbi Sruli Dresdner of Temple Shalom, Pastor Roger Cousineau of East Auburn Baptist Church, Rev. Doctor Jodi Cohen Hayashida of First Universalist Church in Auburn, and Pastor Richard Waller of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene.

Lewiston Auburn Merger Debate Sept. 25

The second debate on the question of “Should Lewiston and Auburn merge?” will be held at the Auburn Public Library on Mon., 9/25, from 6:00 until 7:30.  The debate, which is sponsored by the Sun Journal and the Library, will have Chip Morrison representing the “yes” side, and Councilor Bob Stone representing the “no” side.  Cushman Anthony, a retired Portland attorney, will serve as moderator.

Image created by the Sun Journal.

Position Available: Collection Services Assistant

The Auburn Public Library is looking for a full time Library Assistant for our Collection Services department.   This paraprofessional position has primary responsibility for acquisitions, copy cataloging, material processing and periodical management. It also includes occasional coverage of public service desks. Hours may include some evenings and weekends.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelors degree, 1-2 years of experience in library services, and a proven record of strong customer service experience. Candidates should be well-read in recent popular books and genres. Formal coursework or experience in cataloging will be preferred. Familiarity with the Sierra library system and Minerva cataloging standards is a plus. The ideal candidate will enjoy detail, be highly organized and appreciate a high level of accuracy.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please send a resume with a cover letter to Deadline for application is Monday October 2.

No phone calls, please.

Job Description: Collection Services Assistant

The Library is out of Eclipse Glasses.

We are out of eclipse glasses.  From Nasa, here are some suggestions for retailers, and DIY pinhole projection viewers.

Reputable Vendors

Pinhole Projection viewers Note that pinhole projection does not mean looking at the Sun through a pinhole! You project sunlight through the hole onto a surface and look at the solar image on the surface.

On Monday, August 21, the public is welcome to gather on the back lawn of the Library from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. to watch the eclipse. The Library will have a limited number of viewing glasses to hand out (required for viewing on library property) and fun activities to enjoy while waiting for “totality” at approximately 2:45.


Spring Book Sale June 23-24

The Auburn Public Library will hold its Spring Book Sale Friday June 23 from 4-6PM,  and Saturday June 24 from 9AM-1PM. Thousands of donated books, DVDs,  CDs and more are available for purchase at bargain prices. In addition, this year we have many picture books for children that have been withdrawn from our collection.

The sale will be held in the library’s Androscoggin Community Room and Book Sale Room.

Prices range from $.25 to $2.00.

For more information, please contact the library at 207-333-6640.

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