Join us to talk about The Historian by Elizabeth Kosova. Exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to “My dear and unfortunate successor,” and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father’s past and her mother’s mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known-and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. This program will take place in the Local History Room on the second floor.
November 6 at 12:30PM.
Friday Oct. 27, 4-6PM and Saturday Oct. 28, 9AM-2PM.
Stock up on reading material for those cold winter days or do your holiday shopping early!
Thousands of books available at very reasonable prices.
KIDS! Mad Science presents “Spooktacular Science”
Thursday, October 26th
6 PM in the Androscoggin Community Room
Join us for some science tricks& treats when Mad Science of Maine presents their Spooktacular Science Show. Prepare for foaming jack-o-lanterns, witches brew, and ghosts in bottles. Come join the fun! Best for school age children. Free!
Learn about the history of the area before the trail existed and hear the stories of the people and events leading up to the formation and construction of the trail. Hear the reasons why the early hikers took to the trail and why people still hike it today. Presented by Stephen Martelli, an avid life-long hiker, who has sought to educate hikers and non-hikers of all ages on the features of the trail.
October 14 at 9:30AM
KIDS! Motion Commotion!
4-5 in the Maggie Trafton Program Room
Join Cathy Gray, Community Education Assistant for Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties for “Motion Commotion”. This program explores the science of motion-how things move through space and time. Kids will discover how human factors such as reaction time, affect their body’s motion. Space is limited so please register. The program is designed for kids in grades 3-6.
~~KIDS! Let’s Pretend
Friday mornings October 6, 13, 20, and 27th
10:00-11:00 AM in the Maggie Trafton Program Room
A four-week play group for children from ages 2-5. Come join us as we explore different themes with your young child. Each week we will read a story about a different theme, create a related craft, and have fun pretending. Let your child’s imagination soar! Join us for one session or come to all four. Free. No registration required. For more information call the children’s room at 333-6640 ext.3
10/6 Mother Goose
10/13 Construction Workers
The Auburn Public Library seeks a responsible, people-orientated person for a part-time associate position (17 hours per week) at our Lending Services desk.
This public service position assists the public with borrowing materials, answering routine questions related to library services, and providing reader’s advisory services. The Lending Services associate must be able to work effectively at the Lending Desk providing excellent customer service to customers of all ages, and use good judgment when dealing with the public. The ideal candidate will be well read in popular authors and books and able to convey enthusiasm for titles and authors to customers.
Minimum requirements include high school diploma (some college preferred), excellent customer service skills, good attention to detail, and knowledge of recent popular books and genres. Experience in a library, customer service or sales position is a plus. Candidates should also have knowledge of basic office procedures and skills in basic arithmetic.
Hours include some evenings and Saturdays. This position pays $10.50 an hour. The full job description may be seen on our web site: http://ow.ly/tgkp30fwSxr
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org , or send by mail to Personnel Auburn Public Library 49 Spring St. Auburn, ME. 04210.
No phone calls, please.
Join admissions representatives from 8 Maine colleges and universities as they sit on a panel facilitated by Maggie Davis, formerly of College for Maine, Androscoggin. Following the panel discussion and a brief Q&A session (if necessary and time permits), admissions reps from those and other Maine colleges will be available with information specific to their schools. As the date draws nearer, check back to see which schools will be joining us in 2017. For more information or to register contact the Reference Desk at 333-6640, ext. 4, or click on the link below. Registration is requested and appreciated so that we have enough handouts for all attending.
Thursday Oct 19, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Our Tuesdays of Terror film series takes place this October with afternoon matinees of classic horror films. The first film to be shown is the 1962 classic Phantom of the Opera. Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show’s past who has an obsession with one of the production’s chorus girl. Come and enjoy this free film if you dare.
October 10 at 1PM.
WANTED: TEEN COMIC BOOK CREATORS!!
On two dates in October — the 10th and 17th — local artist Mike Jordan will be returning to the Auburn Public Library to present another two-part comic book workshop. On both days, Mr. Jordan, the creator of the online comic the Parverian Tales, will be offering the chance for qualified teens at APL to be part of the staff that writes and illustrates the next “APL Presents” comic book. Teens will learn how to script, draw, letter, and ink their own page(s) and with their own character; and all equipment to do so will be provided. In the end, teens will receive a copy of the book they helped to create, and there will be a mini premiere party with prizes.
Teens wishing to participate should note the following requirements:
Before the show, the prospective staff members need to create a character sheet. A clear drawing of their character from the front and from the side view (and from feet to head) with any specific (small or intricate) details shown larger off to the side.
Their name and their abilities should be listed out (on the front, or if there’s no room, on the back is fine), as well as drawing any special effects necessary to represent their powers. (A back story and origin would be suggested but isn’t necessary here).
Characters CANNOT be borrowed from any other existing character other than their own, and cannot even closely resemble an existing character by anyone else. Any of their own characters are fine, even if reprising their past characters from previous issues.
Teens having difficulty coming up with a character should draw themselves as whatever they like to draw. For example, if you like to draw horses, or cars, or whatever, draw yourself as you might appear as a horse or a car or whatever.
Teens must be available for both sessions.
For more information or to sign up (required, as attendance is limited), please contact Donna Wallace at 333-6640, ext. 4. Teens may also sign up by clicking here.
To see what some of the past staff members have produced, or to read Mr. Jordan’s comic, please visit his website at: www.bigredapress.com.