Summer Book Sale, August 17

The Book Sale Room on the lower level will be open from 9:30-12:30 on August 17. We will be adding new items monthly throughout the summer so don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on summer reading! Prices range from $.25-$2.00.

Date:Saturday August 17, 2019

Time:9:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Location:Book Sale Room

Summer Book Sale, June 15

The Book Sale Room on the lower level will be open from 9:30-12:30 on Saturday, June 15. We will be adding new items monthly throughout the summer so don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on summer reading! Prices range from $.25-$2.00.

Date:Saturday Jun 15, 2019

Time:9:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Location:Book Sale Room

LAST DAY! The 2019 Auction is Live through June 7!

Join the 2019 Online Auction and receive fabulous items in exchange for supporting the library! All proceeds will go to support Auburn Public Library’s programs and collections.

We are proud to promote the items in the auction that are generously donated from businesses in the Lewiston/Auburn and surrounding areas. The 2019 Online Auction features local crafts people and artists, unique restaurants, and useful goods and services by our local talent.

Check out the auction items at We will have some items on display in the library, so come in to see for yourself!

The auction begins May 29 at 9am and ends June 7 at 6pm. All items will be available for pick up at the library circulation desk starting June 12 at 10am.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsor:

Bronze Sponsors:

Forage Market
Backwoods Snowboards and Skateboards
Jane & Chip Morrison
Lisa & James Cesare
Residential Mortgage Services
Pow’r Point Generator Systems
Mechanics Savings
JM Dulac
LA Metro Magazine

Dorris and John Bonneau
Community Credit Union
Brunswick steel


Our last book sale of the spring will be on Saturday March 25. 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.

The Book Sale Room will be open on the third Saturday of the month through the summer. The first summer sale will be June 15, from 9:30-12:30.

Stock up now for summer reading!

Happy Birthday, Auburn! Feb. 22

On February 22, celebrate the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of Auburn at this city-wide birthday party! Events at APL will culminate with our annual Farmer’s Market.

  • 10AM KIDS! Happy Birthday Story Time
    It’s a special happy birthday story time to celebrate Auburn’s 150th birthday. We will read some fun birthday stories, make a special birthday card, and end our story time with birthday cake!
  • 11AM-1PM Join us for a piece of Birthday Cake!
  • 11AM: Talk by author and historian Annette Dorey
    Annette Dorey will give a presentation on Earliest Health Care Options in L-A, 1845 to 1920s. Learn about less-well-known physicians (of various disciplines), including our early female physicians, the private hospitals and clinics, and medical competition. The historical presentation will include profiles of some of the local pioneering female physicians and the rarely-known private hospitals, infirmary and clinics. 
    Dorey is a former professor of teacher education and human development at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Her major publications are based on extensive historical research and include the history of early 20th-century campaigns to reduce high infant mortality rates and improve child health, titled “Better Baby Contests: The Scientific Quest for Perfect Childhood Health in the Early 20th Century.” Another major work on women’s history was published June 2012, “Maine Mothers Who Murdered 1875?1925: Doing Time in State Prison.” an insightful look at women in Maine’s criminal justice history. Her latest book was released June 2013, “Miss Dr. Lucy”–Maine’s Pioneering Female Physicians, 1850s-1920.
  • 12PM: Book Discussion “Caleb’s Crossing”
  • 4:30-6:30PM:  Indoor Farmer’s and Homestead Goods Market. 
    The festive event features live music, a special children’s program, lots of great vendors and some surprise barnyard guests.  The vendors will tempt with visitors with a culinary delight of homegrown and homemade foods and treats, plus homestead crafts such as pottery and glass works.

See more city wide events on the city’s Birthday Web Page.

Book Sale Clearance

Friday March 8, 3-5:30PM and Saturday March 9, 10AM-3PM

Pick up some book bargains and help us make room for new books! We will be clearing out some of the books in our book sale room. Hundreds of selected books will be available in the Androscoggin Room at the unbeatable low price of $1.00 per bag or box. 

Tech Tuesday: iMovie Workshop, Feb. 12

Join us in the CREATE! Media Lab on selected Tuesdays to learn what you can do in our Media Lab!  During this workshop, come learn the basics iMovie … including how to upload and edit a movie. February 12, at 3PM.

This program is for teens and adults and, due to the size of the room, space is limited.  To register, contact the Reference Desk at 333-6640, ext. 4.

Is there something you’d like to learn in the Media Lab?  Contact Donna at the Reference Desk.

The CREATE! Media Lab is made possible by generous grants from Procter & Gamble and Best Buy and houses three 27″ iMac desktop computers.  The Lab is open to Auburn Public Library and Lewiston Public Library cardholders ages 12 and up.  FMI about the Lab and it’s policies, visit our website or give us a call.

Final Saturday Book Sale 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.

Monday Dec 17, 2018
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
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
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