Auburn Page Turners – The Hare with Amber Eyes, June 4

Join us as we talk about the work The Hare with Amber Eyes. Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots?which are then sold, collected, and handed on?he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive.

And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.

Monday June 4 at 12:30PM.

Don’t miss the 2018 Spring Online Auction!

The Library’s 4th Spring Online Auction begins on May 30, offering unique items for you bidding. Last year, thanks to our generous sponsors, donors, and bidders, over $8500 was raised to benefit the Library’s programs and services! Visit  www.32auctions.com/apl2018 to preview the items available this year. Then click, bid, and win  your favorite items!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS 2018 SPONSORS:

 

Black Out by Robison Wells

A book review by Clarissa Estrada

 

Having superpowers would be cool, right?

Wrong.

Not when the government wants to make use of them — hunt them down and catch them all, with intent to find out just how far their powers can go. Until a new group rises up.

A group of teens use their abilities to crush government sites, and spell out ‘danger’ in everyone’s mind.

Suddenly, experimenting with their powers doesn’t seem as important anymore. Now, they need to use them to their advantage. So they give them a choice: work for us, or die.

 

Find it in Auburn PL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Wells, R.

 

Health and Wellness Book Club meets May 17

Are you interested in learning new ways to keep your mind and body healthy? Join the Health & Wellness Book Club and explore topics such as self-improvement, personal and professional development, finances, exercise, happiness, nutrition, and alternative healing. Please read “Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration” by Penney Peirce and join us at the library on Thursday, May 17 for our next book group discussion.

Date / Time::

Thursday May 17, 2018

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Location:
Conference Room

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, May 19

Some lovable, friendly dogs are coming to the Auburn Public Library and they are on a mission. Join us as these assistance dogs for the blind come to both soak up the love and educate us. Joined by their handlers, this event includes a powerpoint about the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program and of course a chance to meet the dogs. Topics such as training, caring, and placement will be discussed.

Saturday May 19, at 9:30AM

LOCATION: Androscoggin Community Room

Free Yoga Class, May 7 & 8

The Maine School of Yoga will offer a FREE Community Yoga Class at the APL:

In partnership with the Auburn Public Library, the Maine School of Yoga will be offering a great opportunity to experience an all-levels yoga class. The free class will be led by the newest teachers from the 2017 Yoga Teacher Training Program. The Maine School of Yoga offers yoga teacher trainings in Lewiston starting in September.each year. For more information visit www.innerlightyogaofmaine.com.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

There will be two sessions, Monday May 7 at 6PM, and Tuesday May 8 at 10AM.

LOCATION: Androscoggin Community Room

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

A book review by Clarissa Estrada

 

‘Everyone has secrets. Right?’ The characters of One Of Us Is Lying certainly do, and they are not too willing to let them get out, especially when the consequences could ruin their reputations. But when Simon, the school’s source of gossip, dies from a peanut allergy, it leaves everyone confused and four suspects.

One. Bronwyn, the nerd. She’s a straight A student, and previously wasn’t doing too well in chemistry, but miraculously brought her grades back up due to ‘hard work’ and ‘studying’.

Two. Nate, the criminal. He’s currently on probation for dealing drugs, and is still dealing behind their backs.

Three. Cooper, the jock. He’s known all around the school for being the best on his team. However, there is one little detail about his life that could change other’s views about him forever: he’s gay.

Four. Addy, the princess. She ran for homecoming queen, but won princess instead. She has a boyfriend, and a good life. Other than the fact that she cheated on her boyfriend. Oops.

All four of them have secrets. The question is: would they kill to keep them quiet?

 

Find it in Auburn PL TEEN New Books YA FIC McManus, K.

Bird’s Eye View, May 5

Volunteers from the Stanton Bird Club will host a program for 6- to 12-year olds, “Bird’s Eye View.” There will be fun hands-on activities to learn all about birds – nests, pecking for food, and more. Saturday, May 5 at 11AM in the Maggie Trafton Room.

The 2018 Maine State Park Passes are here!

This year, we have FIVE passes available, thanks to a very generous donation from Royal River Conservation Trust and the Androscoggin Land Trust. The Maine State Park Pass admits the pass holder and occupants of the pass holder’s vehicle, up to a 17 passenger maximum, to day-use facilities for day-use only. It cannot be used for camping. There are some state parks that don’t accept the pass. Call or stop by the children’s room to learn more. The pass can be borrowed for one day.

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