The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

A book review by Callalily Crockett


Fishing alone sounds fun? Well, it can be until something happens.

The time period is the 1940’s, in Cuba, near Havana. There we meet Santiago, an old fisherman who travels out to the sea in order to fish. But he has to battle a giant marlin in the Gulf Stream. Will he win the battle or sail for home, empty handed once again?


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Auburn Page Turners, Sept. 10

Join the Auburn Page Turners for a discussion of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon. In 1976 England, 10-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands after their neighbor goes missing. In search of clues to her disappearance, the girls go door to door and soon discover that everyone on the Avenue has something to hide. A debut novel by a wonderful new writer.

Monday Sep 10, 2018
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

Becoming American: A film and discussion series, Sept. 11



As local and national debates on immigration continue, a group of community partners in Lewiston and Auburn are delivering a program that encourages conversation, celebration, and understanding.

Becoming American is a public program that features films, discussions, and a wide variety of events across the twin cities.

To see the full schedule, and to register, please visit the Museum L/A website:  Registration is required but not required.  All events will be free.

Films to be shown for the first program include: New York: A Documentary Film Episode 4, The Power and the People by Ric Burns and The Jewish Americans Episode 2, A World of Their Own  by David Grubin.

Tuesday Sep 11, 2018
6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM
Gendron Franco Center

Music Together for Big Kids, August 20.

Music Together is a research-based music and movement program designed to support the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Sing, chant, move to the beat, “jam” with instruments, and more. Recognizing that all children are musical, and can achieve basic music competence if exposed to the proper environment, Music Together provides a rich array of musical experiences to unlock their potential. Join Caroline Coffin for a special Big Kids Music Together Class (ages 5-7) on Monday, August 20th at 6pm.

Space is limited, please register.


Green Dot LA Quilt on Display

“KindSpring,” a quilt created by local Green Dot LA members in support and celebration of the Green Dot bystander intervention program designed to help reduce threats and violence in the Twin Cities is now on display in the Library.


As a local volunteer initiative committed to making the community a better and safer place, Green Dot Lewiston-Auburn offers strategies for safe and effective responses to hurtful and hateful words and behaviors. The quilt’s design conveys the program’s central image of positive “green dot” actions that people can learn in response to negative “red dot” incidents of harassment or violence.


Quilters Kitsie Claxton, Eileen Fair, Linda Matzen, Wendy Mitchell, and Patty Weidler designed and stitched the quilt, Betsy Dorr provided the machine quilting, and June Zellers’ calligraphy completed the piece. The quilt will be on display in the lobby of the Auburn Public Library throughout August and September. The Library, a Green Dot partner, will also host training programs for the public this fall.


Pictured at the Library’s quilt installation are Green Dot L/A Steering Committee member Susan Cooper, Eileen Fair, Kitsie Claxton, and Patty Weidler.

The Hobbit, or, there and back again by J.R.R. Tolkien

A book review by Callalily Crockett


You would never expect a hobbit to leave the comfort of his home…or would you?

The time period is between the time of the Faeries and the dominion of mankind.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who would never leave his homeland, The Shire. That is, until Gandalf, the gray wizard, offers him the adventure of a life time. After he meets Thorin Oakenshield, a dwarven prince with his company, what happens next? Good fortune or a terrible ending?

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The Call of the Wild by Jack London

A book review by Callalily Crockett


Can a dog be kidnapped and shipped away?  Well, yes, they can.

The time is the Gold Rush in the 1840’s, in Klondike River Valley, Yukon Territory, Canada.

Buck is a dog that is half St. Bernard and half Scotch Shepard. He must try to survive the Arctic cold to get to Klondike before the weather takes their lives. It’s up to Buck to lead the others and get there in time. Will Buck survive or will he and the other sled dogs die in the Arctic?

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Auburn Page Turners, August 6

Join us as we talk about the work The Snow LeopardAn unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen.

In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beaut

Monday Aug 6, 2018, 12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)
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