Saturday Book Sales through December 15

Books make great gifts! Stock up for yourself or for giving.

Saturday Book Sales run every Saturday until December 15. The Book Sale room will be open from 10AM-1PM on the lower level of the library.

We have thousands of gently used books on all subjects. Prices range from $.25-$2.00.

We are adding new items every week, you never know what you’ll find!

Bunch of Crocks Book Group meets December 17

“That skinny Indian teenager has that mysterious something that comes along once a generation. He is one of those rare chefs who is simply born. He is an artist.”

And so begins the rise of Hassan Haji, the unlikely gourmand who recounts his life’s journey in Richard Morais’s charming novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey. Lively and brimming with the colors, flavors, and scents of the kitchen, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a succulent treat about family, nationality, and the mysteries of good taste.

Born above his grandfather’s modest restaurant in Mumbai, Hassan first experienced life through intoxicating whiffs of spicy fish curry, trips to the local markets, and gourmet outings with his mother. But when tragedy pushes the family out of India, they console themselves by eating their way around the world, eventually settling in Lumière, a small village in the French Alps.

The boisterous Haji family takes Lumière by storm. They open an inexpensive Indian restaurant opposite an esteemed French relais—that of the famous chef Madame Mallory—and infuse the sleepy town with the spices of India, transforming the lives of its eccentric villagers and infuriating their celebrated neighbor. Only after Madame Mallory wages culinary war with the immigrant family, does she finally agree to mentor young Hassan, leading him to Paris, the launch of his own restaurant, and a slew of new adventures.

Date:
Monday Dec 17, 2018
Time:
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room

My Life in the Peace Corps Nov. 20

Teens and Adults are invited to come hear current Peace Corps Volunteer, Selena Wallace, talk about her service in the Philippines.  She will share her experience — so far — including information about the Peace Corps, how she got involved, what it’s like to live and work in another culture, and the work she’s done as a member of the Coastal Resource Management sector.  Join us for this informative program, designed for all ages!

Tuesday November 20,  3-4PM.

LOCATION: Androscoggin Community Room

Position Available: Reference Associate

The Auburn Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing Library Associate for 17.5 hours/week, which includes evenings and weekends, to work in our adult/teen/technology area.  The Associate assists with providing information services, collection maintenance, and programming.   Day-to-day responsibilities include technology (including our media lab and 3D printer); social media assistance; monitoring activities in public spaces and the Teen Space; answering reference questions; and adult/teen program assistance. This position pays $14.00 per hour.

Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or GED equivalent, a proven record of strong customer service experience, and being well-read in recent popular books and genres. Preference will be given for familiarity with both Apple and PC products. Familiarity with desktop publishing software is a plus. Previous experience of 6 months to 1 year paid work in a library, public service or direct sales is also preferred.

The complete job description is available here: Library Associate Job Description – Reference

The Auburn Public Library is a vibrant and well-supported community institution.  Renovated within the last 10 years the Library is home to more than 75,000 items; more than 50 public computing stations; a computer lab; a media lab; meeting rooms for children, teens, and adults; and much more.  It has a very welcoming and customer-oriented staff.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to personnel@auburnpubliclibrary.org. The deadline for application is Friday November 2.

Film Streaming Service, Kanopy, now available!

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on instantly by visiting http://auburnpl.kanopy.com/.  Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousand’s of independent filmmakers. With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides  access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

The Kanopy collection includes indie hits like Hunt For the Wilderpeople and 2 Days in Paris, classic masterpieces like Aguirre, The Wrath of God and Seven Samurai, and award-winning documentaries like the 2017 Oscar®-nominated I Am Not Your Negro
and Sundance Film Festival winner Mother of George.

Work for Yourself@50+, Sept. 27

Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Work for Yourself@50+ has the information you need to succeed. It will help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment.

The decision to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps; it is a careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks of working for yourself.

For additional information, visit aarpfoundation.org/workforyourself.  Work for Yourself@50+ is made possible in part through a grant from The Hartford.

To Register, please call 333-6640, ext. 4.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 10AM-12PM.

Bunch of Crocks Book Group, Sept. 17

Do you love food and books? Join our newest discussion group for foodies and combine your love of food and literature. The Bunch of Crocks book group premieres on September 17th at 12:30 for the stomach rumbling discussion of Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti.

As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather’s butcher shop, Cara saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books; breakfast sausage in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods and chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream from Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections are just some examples.

The group will get to try a small sample of one of the delicious foods in each chosen title when they meet every month. Copies of the book can be attained through the inter-library loan system.

Date:
Monday Sep 17, 2018
Time:
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room

Music Together, Sept. 4

Please join us for a free demonstration of Music Together with Caroline Coffin! Music Together is a research-based music and movement program that supports the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers. This program is for children ages 0 – 5. Space is limited. To register, please call 207-333-6640, ext. 3.

LOCATION: Maggie Trafton Program Room
Tuesday September 4, 10AM
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