KIDS! I Am a Story, Jan. 11

We are thrilled to partner with the Public Theatre for this new program. I Am A Story is an interactive and theatrical program designed to introduce children and their families to the magical and meaningful world of live theatre through contemporary and classic children’s literature. Utilizing theatrical techniques to bring stories to life, I Am A Story provides young audiences with an entertaining and engaging environment that encourages participants to navigate their own narrative and empowers them to Think, Explore, and Connect. This program is recommended for children ages 4-8 (Pre-K to Grade 3).

Date:Saturday Jan 11, 2020

Time:10:00 AM  –  10:45 AM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! Fun Run Indoor Recess Concert, Dec. 26

We are happy to welcome back local band Fun Run for a free family concert. Fun Run, is a Maine based kindie-rock band comprised of Zack and Maria Reinstein.These two teachers discovered kindie rock while writing original children’s songs for their daughter. Come enjoy Indoor Recess with Fun Run! This is a fun interactive concert to get kids moving and dancing.

December 26, 11AM-12PM

Avocado Toast and other Health Claims, Jan. 7

The Camden Conference presents Marty Gagnon on Tuesday, January 7 at 1pm at the Auburn Public Library. This event is free and open to the public.

This presentation will provide an overview of some of the challenges for the reporter and information consumer in assessing the validity of a health report.  The session will look closely at some of the common myths which drive policy on issues such as immigration and vaccination.

Gagnon, prior to his work in the public library profession, was a journalist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire.  In October 2017, Gagnon and a small team from the Auburn Public Library along with Sun Journal Editor Judith Myers traveled to Chicago to participate in a media literacy initiative. The Media Literacy at Your Library was a project of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with many other partners.  The training and interactive workshop featured the curriculum of the Stony Brook University Center for News.

In 2018, Gagnon used the training and his past experiences in the journalism field to create a media literacy and “fake news” class at the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College along with a series of events at the library.  Seeing the amount of interest and general concern for the implications and lack of civil discourse fueled by misinformation, Gagnon created a companion website. The site is non-partisan and takes no advertising and can be viewed at  www.themediasavvycitizen.org.

This event is presented in anticipation of the 33rd Annual Camden Conference—The Media Revolution: Changing the World, February 21-23, 2020, live at the Camden Opera House and livestreamed to the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Strand Theatre in Rockland, and Hannaford Hall in Portland, and independent streaming site Osher@Dartmouth in Hanover, NH.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, please visit www.camdenconference.org.

Androscoggin Community Room, January 7, 1PM-2PM

Teens and New Adults! Yoga classes start Jan.14

Now open to Teens and New Adults, ages 12-25.

Join Rachel Larrivee from Inner Light Yoga for this 4-week Teen and New Adult Yoga series on Making Healthy Choices through yoga. Each class is an hour-long exploration of movement and breath-work in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Build strength, flexibility and confidence as we flow through fun and challenging yoga sequences set to funky background music. Participants should wear comfortable clothing in which they can move.  All levels, including beginners, are welcome!

Signups are requested so we know how many to expect. You may do so using the form online, or give us a call at 207-333-6640, ext. 4. 

This program is part of our Teen Life Skills series, with January’s focus on Health & Fitness, and is for teens and new adults, ages 12-25. 

Date:Tuesday Jan 7, 2020

Time:4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

It’s time! Turn in your entries by Dec. 18.

If you have been participating in the Fall Reading Challenge, it is time to finish your reading and turn in your reading log. You do not need to read all of the categories to enter! Reading should be completed by December 14, and entries must be received by December 18.

GRAND PRIZE:  All readers who complete all categories (or the most categories if no completed entries are received) 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.

KIDS! Holiday Make-it Take-it, Dec. 18

Join us for a drop-in holiday Make-it-Take it Workshop. Kids can make holiday cards, small gifts, and ornaments for their families for the holidays. All materials will be provided by the library. Free. For more information please call the children room at 207-333-6640 ext.3.

Date:Wednesday Dec 18, 2019

Time:2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Location:Maggie Trafton Program Room

Pickwick Club, Dec. 14

The Pickwick Club, Maine’s Dickens and Victorian reading and discussion group, meets at the Auburn Library, our kind sponsor, on Saturday, December 14, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Discussion topic: Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield, Chapters 32 – 64. Moderators: Peggy Mower and Alexis DesRoches. FMI call Alexis at (207) 779-8979 or Joanne at (207) 583-6957.Date:Saturday

Dec 14, 2019

Time:12:30 PM  –  2:30 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! I Am A Story, Dec. 14

This month’s stories: Runaway Dreidel/Santa Goes Green

We are thrilled to partner with The Public Theatre for this new program. I Am A Story is an interactive and theatrical program designed to introduce children and their families to the magical and meaningful world of live theater through contemporary and classic children’s literature. Utilizing theatrical techniques to bring stories to life, I Am A Story provides young audiences with an entertaining and engaging environment that encourages participants to navigate their own narrative and empowers them to Think, Explore, and Connect. This program is recommended for children ages 4-8 (Pre-K to Grade 3).

Date:Saturday Dec 14, 2019

Time:10:00 AM  –  10:45 AM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

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