December 12 at 1PM: Angels Sing
As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can’t muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife and parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost.
December 19 at 1PM: Christmas Shoes
In this heartwarming holiday drama, a workaholic attorney (Rob Lowe) crosses paths with a young boy on Christmas Eve and rediscovers the true meaning of love, life and the holiday season.
Join us for a drop-in holiday make-it take-it workshop. Kids can make holiday cards, small gifts, and ornaments for their families for the holidays. All materials will be provided by the library. Free. For more information please call the children room at 333-6640 ext.3.
This is a drop in program. December 22, 2-4PM.
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! Saturday Dec. 2, 9AM-1PM. (Does not include books in the first floor sale area).
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 Code.org 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 www.auburnpubliclibrary.org
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.
Back by popular demand! Join Pat Masonheimer, Gab Wallace and their family in this annual holiday favorite, as they lead children ages 3 through 12 in creating a gingerbread house of their very own.
*Space is limited; registration is required.
There are two sessions of this program. Please register for only one.
9:30 session is full.
Please call the Auburn Public Library Children’s Department for more information at 207-333-6640, ext. 3.
December 4 at 12:30PM.
The Underground Railroad, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, is a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Copies of this novel can be acquired to borrow through the library’s inter-library loan program.
Sharpen your mind and enjoy one of the oldest games of strategy by taking part in a chess for beginners program at the Auburn Public Library. Chess instructor, Kenneth Cox, will start the chess class for beginners on November 16th at 4 p.m. The class will meet every Thursday after with each class also starting at 4 pm.
If you have an interest in the game and have never played before or want to go through a review of the basics, this is the class for you. The class will start with the chess board set-up and then how the Pawns and King moves. In future sessions, participants will learn how to move all the pieces and discuss the strategic concepts of chess. In addition, participants will learn what “checkmate” actually means and how to develop the checkmate positions.
Participants should bring along a pencil and paper if they want to take notes. If they have a chess set to bring along that would be helpful but is not required. The program is open to teens and adults who are beginner players.