Download Library moves to Cloud Library March 1

The Download Library is moving! On March 1, 2017, the Maine InfoNet Download Library moved to a brand new e-book and eAudiobook platform called cloudLibrary. This will replace the Overdrive platform being used now. Once the system is live on March 1st, simply download the app for your device (note that the cloudLibrary will not work with e-ink Kindles (paperwhite) or with basic MP3 players that do not support apps).

To get started on your device or computer, go to http://yourcloudlibrary.com/index.php/en-us/how-it-works and follow the directions!

You can download the app, called cloudLibrary, in the Playstore for Android devices, the App Store for Apple/ iOS devices, and the Windows Store for Windows devices. For Kindle Fire devices go to http://yourcloudlibrary.com and click on the “available on Kindle Fire” link on the right side of the page.

You can also access the cloudLibrary system using a browser by going to http://download.maineinfonet.org and logging in by selecting your library from the list provided and logging in with your library card.

Note that if your card number begins with “20” it was issued from APL, if it begins with  “24” it was issued from LPL. You will need to select the issuing library regardless of your current home library.

 Holds and checkouts will not transfer to the new system, so any outstanding holds will need to be placed again after February 28. All items borrowed from Overdrive will be due on February 28.
More information is available here, or contact the reference desk at 333-6640 ext. 4, or email reference@auburnpubliclibrary.org. We’ll have staff available in early March to offer assistance with the switch. You can also drop by during our regular computer help drop in sessions, 9-11AM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-6PM.

Screenagers, March 9

Join us for a special screening of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age.

Directed by Delaney Ruston, a physician and parent of teenagers, “SCREENAGERStakes a deeply personal approach … into the vulnerable corners of family life … to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.”  (taken from screenagersmovie.com)

Following the movie (runtime 68 minutes), please stay for a short panel discussion (30 minutes) featuring Anita Charles, Lecturer/Director of Secondary Teacher Education at Bates College, an educator from the Auburn School Department, a member of local law enforcement, and Luke Douglass, Interim Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Bates College.

This screening is free to the public, open to parents of children of all ages (teens, tweens and their parents are especially encouraged to attend), and is made possible by a grant from the Maine Public Library Fund and the Psychology Department at Bates College.

For more information about the movie, visit the website www.screenagersmovie.com or feel free to contact Teen Librarian Donna Wallace at 333-6640, ext. 2009.

March 9 at 6PM.

Catherine Besteman, Feb. 2

Author Visit with Catherine Besteman, author of Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, ME

How do people whose entire way of life has been destroyed and who witnessed horrible abuses against loved ones construct a new future? How do people who have survived the ravages of war and displacement rebuild their lives in a new country when their world has totally changed? The Auburn Public Library welcomes Catherine Besteman, author of Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, ME, to talk about these questions. In Making Refuge, Besteman follows the trajectory of Somali Bantus from their homes in Somalia before the onset of Somalia’s civil war in 1991, to their displacement to Kenyan refugee camps, to their relocation in cities across the United States, to their settlement in Lewiston, Maine. Sponsored by the Camden Conference.

February 2 at 6PM.

Indoor Farmer’s Market, Feb. 24

The Auburn Public Library invites all ages to one of their biggest family events of the year.  Join us on February 24th from 4:30 – 6:30 for our annual Indoor Farmer’s Market.  This family event includes lots of great vendors with a culinary delight of homegrown and homemade foods and treats, plus live music, animals, crafts, a basket making demonstration and exhibits.The festive event includes a live acoustic performance by Aaron Wardwell and a new exhibit examining Maine folk fiber arts.

The childrens’ department will have a fun activity for children as they discover how seeds are naturally dispersed so new plants and trees can grow. Join your child for this fun activity and find out for yourself.

This fun event is open to all ages and is FREE.

Children’s Origami Exhibit

The Auburn Public Library Children’s Department is pleased to host a national exhibit of origami created by children. For more than three decades, OrigamiUSA has sponsored Origami by Children, an annual exhibition of outstanding origami by children from around the world.

Experience is not necessary and every interested child is welcome to participate. Most models are made from directions in origami books available in libraries, bookstores, and online. However, original creations are especially encouraged.

Every year children are invited to submit their best folded models; either their own creations or the designs of others. The finest of these are selected to become the Origami By Children exhibit for that year. The exhibit travels to the communities of the various participants where it is displayed in local schools and libraries.

Started in 1978, Origami by Children provides an inspiration for children of all ages to explore their own creative potential as well as to enjoy the creativity of other children from around the world.

 

The exhibit is on display in the children’ s room from 1/25/17 through 3/15/17 during library hours.

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