Teens! DIY Takeover: Starry Night Sidewalk Art, Aug. 6

Teens!  Our summer crafts will be related to our “Universe of Stories” Summer Library Program theme.  Today, we’ll take our art outside, as we try to replicate Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night on the sidewalk outside the library!  After talking briefly about this piece of art, each teen will be given a section of sidewalk to create their own version of this painting.  Afterwards, we will enjoy some ice cream as we admire each person’s work!  So that we have enough chalk, please register, call 333-6640, ext. 4.

Date:Tuesday Aug 6, 2019

Time:3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

What’s on your Book Bucket List?

Let us know one or more books you are

looking forward to reading this summer. We’ll enter you in a drawing for a tote

with a brand new copy of one of the books on your list, along with some

other beach goodies. Don’t have a bucket List? We are happy to make suggestions!

Stop by the Lending Desk for an entry form. Entries must be received by August 15.

KIDS! Move and Groove with Miss Jenn, July 18

Jenn Tyler (Miss Jenn) will be back again this summer on Thursday, July 18th at 11am and again on Thursday August 8th at 11am. Join Miss Jenn for a moving and grooving musically themed story time. There will be reading, singing, dancing, parachute play, and a craft. Come join the fun!

Date:Thursday Jul 18, 2019

Time:11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Summer Book Sale, July 20

The Book Sale Room on the lower level will be open from 9:30-12:30 on July 20. We will be adding new items monthly throughout the summer so don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on summer reading! Prices range from $.25-$2.00.

Date:Saturday Jul 20, 2019

Time:9:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Location:Book Sale Room

A Look Back Book Group, July 26

Join us in celebrating Franco American Heritage month with a discussion of the novel, “Papa Martel”, by Gerard Robichaud, a ten-story chronicle of the fictional Franco-American Martel family in the fictional town of Groveton, Maine, modeled after Lewiston. A touching, funny, and intimate portrayal of family life in the early twentieth century.

From a review written by Joe Carr: “Papa Martel, which was originally published by Doubleday in 1961, is the loosely autobiographical story of a Franco-American family, led by Louis Martel. The story is related through the coming of age of his nine children, from 1919 to 1937, with flashbacks to the youthful premarital years of Louis and his future wife Cecile…Papa Martel, a contract carpenter who travels throughout Maine for work, fills his children with stories of Acadie, their ancestral homeland, in a sense binding his family to the much larger ‘family’ of French in North America.”

We will have some snacks available, feel free to bring your favorite Franco food to share.

Date:Friday Jul 26, 2019

Time:12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM

Location:Local History Room

Teens! Pizza & Pages Club starts July 10

Teens!  This summer, our Pizza & Pages Book Club meets our Great Stories Club!  During the month of July, we will get together to read and discuss four books in the Great Stories Club series “What Makes A Hero? Self, Society, and Rising to the Occasion.”  Sign up for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 books!  Participating teens will get to keep copies of each book read to add to their personal collection.  

The schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 10 — March (Book 3) by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (book available after June 25th)
  • Wednesday, July 17 — Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, book one by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze (book available July 10th)
  • Wednesday, July 24 — Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale, And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman (book available July 17th)
  • Wednesday, July 31 — Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (book available July 24th)

This program is presented by the Auburn Public Library and the Boys & Girls Club (Auburn/Lewiston Clubhouse) for teens in grades 8-12.  Books are provided through a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities; pizza is provided by our local Domino’s.  

For more information or to sign up, contact Donna at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

Date:Wednesday Jul 10, 2019

Time:12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM

Location:Teen Space

KIDS! Mad Science 3,2,1 Blast Off!, July 22

Join us as we welcome back Mad Science of Maine with 3,2,1 Blast Off! Explore Space as we embark on an out-of-this-world galactic expedition! From Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this stellar space show will send your young readers to the Moon! Launch into the excitement of Earth, Mars, the Moon and beyond as we scale the solar system in a life size interactive demonstration. Examine life in space as we challenge your interplanetary voyagers in Mission: Spacewalk! Help us analyze the atmosphere and zero gravity with an awesome bell jar experiment. Continue the journey with a combustion reaction that reinforces the nightly marvel known as a shooting star. And, if that is not enough, prepare for liftoff with a miniature rocket launch!

 Date:Monday Jul 22, 2019

Time:6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! Apollo Moon Landing Program, July 15

~~ Did you know it’s the 50th Anniversary of man landing on the moon this year?Come learn all about the Apollo Moon Landing. Jon Wallace will be joining us to help celebrate the 50th anniversary. All are welcome. The library will have balloon rocket packets to give to children who attend.

Date:Monday Jul 15, 2019

Time:2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

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