Poetry Express Community Performance, Oct. 10

Join 2019 Maine Poetry Out Loud champion João Rodrigues Victor and poet Susann Pelletier at Auburn Public Library for a free community poetry reading exploring themes of migration, belonging, and community.

A program of the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with Maine State Library, Poetry Express gathers community members to explore poetry relevant to that town. A featured poet helps participants pick selections and learn how to read poetry; then the program culminates in a community performance.

Date:Thursday Oct 10, 2019

Time:5:30 PM  –  7:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Fall Reading Challenge 2019

This fall, our Reading Challenge is to read a variety of books and create a tapestry of reading! Pick up a flyer in the library for the list of twenty categories and the full rules. Read books that fill the categories between September 21 and December 14. Turn in your reading log to enter a drawing for a fabulous prize! You do not need to read all of the categories to enter!

Check back here for suggestions as we add titles for a category or two each week, sign up here for weeky emails (choose Fall Reading Challenge) or stop by the library and we will be happy to help!

GRAND PRIZE:  All readers who complete all 16 categories will be entered into a drawing for four new books of your choice! (some restrictions apply)

FIRST PRIZE: All entries with at least five categories filled will be entered into a drawing for the first prize, three new books of your choice! (some restrictions apply)

PLUS, a bonus special prize for the reader who finds and reads a book that fills the most categories.

This Year’s Categories:

  1. A book about a hobby or craft
  2. A book set during the fall
  3. A book about someone with a superpower
  4. A book seen in a movie or tv show
  5. A book made into a movie
  6. A book set in South America or by a South American author.
  7. A retelling of a classic
  8. A book that involves a quest or journey
  9. A book written by a native American author
  10. A book featuring a cat
  11. A book with a place in the title
  12. A romance
  13. A book that’s won an award
  14. A book set in the state in which you were born
  15. A book set before 1600
  16. A book set in space
  17. A book that’s been translated
  18. A classic you’ve been meaning to read
  19. A book recommended by a celebrity
  20. A memoir

Financial Aid Info Session, Sept. 26

Continuing onto college and have questions about applying for Financial Aid?  Join a representative from the Finance Authority of Maine to learn about the process and get any lingering questions answered.  This program is open to anyone considering going to college — teens, new adults, and older adults.  

Date:Thursday Sep 26, 2019; Time:6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM; Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Don’t miss our other college programs!

Kids! Maine Student Book Award Kick-off Party, Sept. 26

Are you interested in learning more about the Maine Student Book Award? Join us for a kick-off party here at the library. We will have the booklist, review forms, and listen to some book talks. We will have snacks to enjoy while we discuss these great books. We have been busy reading these titles over the summer and can’t wait to share our favorites with you. Learn how you can participate in the Maine Student Book Award program this school year. This program is geared to students in grades 4 – 8.

See the list of this year’s nominees (and past winners!) here.

Date:Thursday Sep 26, 2019

Time:4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:Maggie Trafton Program Room

KIDS! Music Together, Sept. 4 and 5

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

We are offering two special classes with Caroline Coffin:

Rhythm Kids Class (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) in the Maggie Room. In this class kids explore drums and music from around the world through musical games and other activities. Students drum, sing, and move to new rhythms. Date:Wednesday Sep 4, 2019 Time:4:30 PM  –  5:30 PM Space is limited, so please register here.

Mixed Ages Class (Babies to age 5) in the Maggie Room. In this class the whole family participates. Date:Thursday Sep 5, 2019 Time:10:00 AM  –  11:00 AM Space is limited, so please register here.

Come join the fun!

KIDS! Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig, Sept. 7

We are excited to welcome Farmer Minor and Daisy the pig for their Pig out on Reading program. Come meet Daisy, Farmer Minor and the pugs and share some stories with the most famous pig in the world! There will be time for petting and kissing Daisy after the stories. Best for children ages 4-12.

Date:Saturday Sep 7, 2019

Time:11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! Fairy Fair, Sept. 7

2-4 PM on the library lawn (Rain Location Androscoggin Room)
For the young and young at heart…Come make fairy crafts! Join local fairy enthusiast Mary Gagnon and her friends for a special event celebrating fairies. Feel free to dress up, the fairies won’t mind. We hope you will join the fun. There will even be a raffle of some fairy treasure.

Date:Saturday Sep 7, 2019

Time:2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

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