Library Associate Opening

The Auburn Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing Library Associate for 17.5 hours a week, which includes evenings and weekends, to work in our adult/teen /technology area. The Associate assists with answering information queries and marketing the collection and programming. Day to day responsibilities include assisting with technology (including our media lab); social media assistance and monitoring activities in public spaces and the Teen Space.  Starting pay is $11.75 per hour.

Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or GED  equivalent, and a proven record of strong customer service experience and technology background. Preference will be given for familiarity with both Apple and PC systems, and Apple and Windows software.

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 30 public computing stations; a computer lab; media lab; and much more. It has a welcoming and customer-oriented staff.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to no later than Wednesday, June 29, 2016. No phone calls, please.

The full job description is available here:

Library Associate Job Description

Starstruck: The art of Astrophotography June 14

Anthony Shostak, lead curator on the popular 2012 exhibition Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography, will discuss the process of creating the exhibition, and the complexities of astrophotography. Curator of Education at the Bates College Museum of Art, Shostak received his BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has shown his work internationally. Shostak has served as the Curator of Education at the Bates College Museum of Art since 1994.

June 14 at 6PM.

The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde (The Chronicles of Kazam, book 2)

A book review by Faith Thompson


Jennifer Strange thought her troubles were over when she killed the dragon and Big Magic showed up to fix it. But now she and her handful of insane wizards at Kazam are locked in a power-struggle with their rival magic company, iMagic, and preparing for a competition — rebuilding the bridge in the city entirely by magic.

When their most reliable sorcerers begin to be arrested and the Amazing Blix takes over the position of Court Mystician, Jennifer suspects foul play. It will take a Quarkbeast, a mysterious woman named the Once Powerful Boo, a missing ring, the Transient Moose, and Jennifer’s sort-of boyfriend Perkins to fix this mess — and the bridge.


Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Fforde, J.

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The Library will close for the Christmas holiday at 1PM on Thursday December 24, and remain closed December 25 and 26. We will close at 1PM on New Year’s Eve, and remain closed Friday January 1. We will be open on Saturday January 2 for our regular hours.

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