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.

Chinese Paper Cutting, Feb. 12

The Confucious Institute at the University of Southern Maine will be at the library to introduce participants to the art of Chinese paper-cutting. The afternoon program will include a lecture and a hands-on tutorial on Chinese paper-cutting. This program is geared to adults.

This program is in cooperation with the 2019 Camden Conference which will explore the question Is This China’s Century? More information can be found on the Camden Conference at 

February 12 at 3PM.

LOCATION: Androscoggin Community Room

Book Discussion: Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve, Feb. 11

Book Discussion on the non-fiction title Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

In the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Bringing up Bébé, and The Smartest Kids in the World, a hard-hitting exploration of China’s widely acclaimed yet insular education system—held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence—that raises important questions for the future of American parenting and education.

When students in Shanghai rose to the top of international rankings in 2009, Americans feared that they were being “out-educated” by the rising super power. An American journalist of Chinese descent raising a young family in Shanghai, Lenora Chu noticed how well-behaved Chinese children were compared to her boisterous toddler. How did the Chinese create their academic super-achievers? Would their little boy benefit from Chinese school?

Chu and her husband decided to enroll three-year-old Rainer in China’s state-run public school system. The results were positive—her son quickly settled down, became fluent in Mandarin, and enjoyed his friends—but she also began to notice troubling new behaviors. Wondering what was happening behind closed classroom doors, she embarked on an exploratory journey, interviewing Chinese parents, teachers and education professors, and following students at all stages of their education.

This program is brought to you by the Camden Conference. More information can be found on the Camden Conference at

Date:Monday Feb 11, 2019 Time:12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM

Dealing with China: Talk by Joseph W. McDonnell, Feb. 7

As China emerges as a major global power, it faces complex challenges in its domestic economic, social, environmental and political affairs and its relations with Asian neighbors, the United States and the broader international community. Chinese investment on all continents is both welcomed and regarded with some anxiety, while Chinese diplomatic intervention has been essential to stability on the Korean peninsula.

Joseph W. McDonnell, a professor of public policy and management at the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, will be at the library on February 7th at noon to give an informative talk on U.S. policy towards the rising global power China. 

This program is in cooperation with the 2019 Camden Conference which will explore the question Is This China’s Century? More information can be found on the Camden Conference at 

Date:Thursday Feb 7, 2019

Time:12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Page Turners meet Feb. 4

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

Evolution has reversed itself: woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. For Cedar Hawk Songmaker, this change is profound and deeply personal: she is four months pregnant. As society begins to disintegrate, Cedar first feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts, an Ojibwe living on the reservation. There are rumors of martial law, and rewards for those who turn pregnant women in. It will take all Cedar has to keep her baby safe.

Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion on this wonderfully written novel.

Date:Monday Feb 4, 2019

Time:12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM

Location:Local History Room

Farmer’s Market, Feb. 22

The Auburn Public Library invites all ages to one of their biggest family events of the year.  Join us on February 22nd from 4:30 – 6:30 for our annual 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.

The Auburn Public Library’s Farmer’s Market is free to the public and is one way the library thanks all our community members and community businesses for their wonderful support.

Date:Friday Feb 22, 2019 Time:4:30 PM  –  6:30 PM

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