Kids! Mad Science June 25!

Summer Reading Kick-off: Monday, June 25 th, 6:00 to 7:00 pm

The Auburn Public Library will host Mad Science of Maine on Monday, June 25th at 6 pm in the Androscoggin Community Room as they kick-off their 2018 summer reading program, Sounds of Silence. Come join the Mad Science Maestro in this ear pleasing show about the science of sounds!  Kids will open their ears and eyes as they explore sound as it travels through solids, liquids, and gases, and listen to the beautiful tones of Mad Science resonance tubes. Kids will even help to recreate an indoor thunder storm. This Mad Science show is sure to please everyone and inspire imaginative learning. We hope you will join us. For more information, please call the library at 333-6640 ext. 3.This program is best for kids ages 4 through 12. For more information, please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3

Kids may register for our Summer Reading program at the show or in the children’s department. Readers and listeners may set their own goals. How many books do you hope to read or listen to this summer? Read anything you’re interested in. Keep a log of titles you’ve read and we’ll provide small incentives to encourage you to your goal. At the end of our program, kids who read or listen to at least 10 books may choose a gift book to keep. Please collect your gift book between August 13th and September 8th.

View our 2018 Summer Reading Flyer here, or stop by the children’s room to pick up a copy!

 

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

A book review by Clarissa Estrada

 

You would never expect something so big would come from such a small town….would you?

In this small town tale, they hide a secret: Every year, on someone’s birthday, they go to the wishing cave. They speak it alone, and then leave, never able to go back to change it.

Well, Eldon is searching for a very special wish — a wish like no other, a wish to top them all — and he can’t seem to think of it. So he asks the rest of the town what they wished for, and in the process, reveals secrets from the past, and maybe even … a new beginning for the future?

 

Find it in Auburn PL TEEN New Books YA FIC Sedoti, C.

 

Auburn Page Turners – The Hare with Amber Eyes, June 4

Join us as we talk about the work The Hare with Amber Eyes. Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots?which are then sold, collected, and handed on?he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive.

And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A nineteenth-century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire.

Monday June 4 at 12:30PM.

Don’t miss the 2018 Spring Online Auction!

The Library’s 4th Spring Online Auction is open now until June 8 at 6PM. We have many unique items for you bidding. Last year, thanks to our generous sponsors, donors, and bidders, over $8500 was raised to benefit the Library’s programs and services! Visit  www.32auctions.com/apl2018 to preview the items available this year. Then click, bid, and win  your favorite items!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS 2018 SPONSORS:

 

Black Out by Robison Wells

A book review by Clarissa Estrada

 

Having superpowers would be cool, right?

Wrong.

Not when the government wants to make use of them — hunt them down and catch them all, with intent to find out just how far their powers can go. Until a new group rises up.

A group of teens use their abilities to crush government sites, and spell out ‘danger’ in everyone’s mind.

Suddenly, experimenting with their powers doesn’t seem as important anymore. Now, they need to use them to their advantage. So they give them a choice: work for us, or die.

 

Find it in Auburn PL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Wells, R.

 

Health and Wellness Book Club meets May 17

Are you interested in learning new ways to keep your mind and body healthy? Join the Health & Wellness Book Club and explore topics such as self-improvement, personal and professional development, finances, exercise, happiness, nutrition, and alternative healing. Please read “Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration” by Penney Peirce and join us at the library on Thursday, May 17 for our next book group discussion.

Date / Time::

Thursday May 17, 2018

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Location:
Conference Room

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, May 19

Some lovable, friendly dogs are coming to the Auburn Public Library and they are on a mission. Join us as these assistance dogs for the blind come to both soak up the love and educate us. Joined by their handlers, this event includes a powerpoint about the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program and of course a chance to meet the dogs. Topics such as training, caring, and placement will be discussed.

Saturday May 19, at 9:30AM

LOCATION: Androscoggin Community Room

Free Yoga Class, May 7 & 8

The Maine School of Yoga will offer a FREE Community Yoga Class at the APL:

In partnership with the Auburn Public Library, the Maine School of Yoga will be offering a great opportunity to experience an all-levels yoga class. The free class will be led by the newest teachers from the 2017 Yoga Teacher Training Program. The Maine School of Yoga offers yoga teacher trainings in Lewiston starting in September.each year. For more information visit www.innerlightyogaofmaine.com.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

There will be two sessions, Monday May 7 at 6PM, and Tuesday May 8 at 10AM.

LOCATION: Androscoggin Community Room

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

A book review by Clarissa Estrada

 

‘Everyone has secrets. Right?’ The characters of One Of Us Is Lying certainly do, and they are not too willing to let them get out, especially when the consequences could ruin their reputations. But when Simon, the school’s source of gossip, dies from a peanut allergy, it leaves everyone confused and four suspects.

One. Bronwyn, the nerd. She’s a straight A student, and previously wasn’t doing too well in chemistry, but miraculously brought her grades back up due to ‘hard work’ and ‘studying’.

Two. Nate, the criminal. He’s currently on probation for dealing drugs, and is still dealing behind their backs.

Three. Cooper, the jock. He’s known all around the school for being the best on his team. However, there is one little detail about his life that could change other’s views about him forever: he’s gay.

Four. Addy, the princess. She ran for homecoming queen, but won princess instead. She has a boyfriend, and a good life. Other than the fact that she cheated on her boyfriend. Oops.

All four of them have secrets. The question is: would they kill to keep them quiet?

 

Find it in Auburn PL TEEN New Books YA FIC McManus, K.

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