Come Rain or Come Shine (A Mitford Novel) by Jan Karon

Come Rain or Come Shine  (A Mitford Novel) by Jan Karon. During ten Mitford novels, readers kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh. Now Father Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school and has returned home to open his own animal clinic .Since money is tight, he and Lace Harper decide to keep their wedding simple – pot luck instead of catering, music from an assembly of friends, all in a spruced up barn with a few creatures great and small. This is the story Karon fans have been waiting for.

Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton. In this dynamic World War II novel two female American journalists and an Englishman race with the Allied troops to occupied Paris for the scoop of their lives. In Normandy 1944, June, a reporter, and Liv, a photographer, have skirted danger and military regulations to hook up with their guardian angel Fletcher, a British military photographer .  This novel is based on real-life women reporters of the time like Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Miller and Martha Gelhorn.

Pretending to Dance: a novel by Diane Chamberlain

Pretending to Dance: a novel by Diane Chamberlain. Molly Arnette, who has been good at keeping secrets, lives with her husband in San Diego where they hope to adopt a baby. She is terrified that the background check will reveal details of her North Carolina childhood, including the shocking death of her father . Now she tries to make peace with her past but finds she doesn’t know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders.

House of Thieves: a novel by Charles Belfoure

House of Thieves: a novel by Charles Belfoure.  This new novel by the author of “The Paris Architect” takes the reader to 1886 New York City . Respected architect John Cross finds himself responsible for his son’s huge gambling debt to a notorious gang of thieves and murderers known as Kent’s Gents. All he has to do is pass along his inside knowledge of the city’s museums and mansions to plan robberies that even the smartest detectives can’t solve. He is so adept at this game that he becomes invaluable to the gang and is trapped by his own success.

KIDS! Fun with French Storytime 10/13

Join us on Tuesday, October 13th at 10 am in the Maggie Trafton Program room for a special French storytime with local French teacher, Doris Bonneau. Madame Bonneau will be reading and singing in French and showcasing our newest French Literacy kit on “Families”. We hope you will come join the fun. All are welcome. For more information, please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3

College Night (for Teens and Parents)

The Auburn Public Library is pleased to announce its 3rd annual College Night on Thursday, October 15, in the Androscoggin Community Room.  Designed to provide information early in the college process to teens and their parents, this event will feature representatives from eight Maine colleges and universities:  Bates College, Central Maine Community College, Husson University (just added!), Maine College for Health Professions, Kaplan University, University of Maine (Orono), University of New England, and University of Southern Maine/USM Lewiston Auburn College.  Also joining us this year will be a representative from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a college access counselor from the Finance Authority of Maine.

The evening will begin at 5:30 with a panel discussion facilitated by Maggie Davis of College for ME Androscoggin.  Whether a teen is in middle school, just starting high school or a senior applying for college, it is hoped this evening will get them – and their parents – thinking about their future and/or provide answers to some of the many questions which arise as they begin talking about and looking at colleges.  Discussion topics will address admissions, affordability and financial aid, academics, campus and student life, and careers upon graduation.

If time permits, the panel will be followed by a brief Q&A session.  The second part of the evening will feature a mini college fair, whereby each admissions representative will be available with specific information about their school and programs offered.

For more information or to register (requested), visit the Library’s website at  You may also call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.


Tech Class for Seniors, 10/14

Do you know a Senior (Age 60+) who would like to be more comfortable with technology? Let them know that the Auburn Public Library will be hosting a special technology class for seniors on Weds., 10/14, from 10 a.m. to Noon. We will be using tablets to show how to access the Internet, create an email account, become familiar with Facebook and more. thanks to help from BoomerTECH Adventures. This is a part of the “Tech for Seniors” project which is funded through a grant from the Maine State Library. We are working with the Bethel, Lewiston, and Norway libraries to bring seniors to technology and technology to seniors. Class size is limited so please make a reservation by calling the Library at 207.333.6640 x 2020.

Library Holiday Closings and delayed openings

The Library will be closed on Monday October 12 for Columbus Day. We will also be closed on Wednesday November 11 for Veterans Day.

We will have a delayed opening of 10AM on Wednesday October 14. We will have a delayed opening of noon on Wednesday November 4. Both late openings are for staff training.

We will also be closed on November 26 for Thanksgiving, but will have regular hours the rest of that week.

Volunteers needed!

We are currently looking for volunteers for the following positions in our Lending and Collection services department:

Adopt a stack (1 hour per week, flexible) Do you love fiction, audiobooks, or movies? Adopt a section of shelves in your favorite section. Stop by once a week to straighten, dust and make it look beautiful!

Online Requesting assistance ( 2 hours per week, 9-11AM, M-F)Everyday we pull books requested by other libraries. When they go out, books our customers have requested come in! Help us by pulling books off the shelf for delivery, then sorting books that come in. Must be able to stand for two hours and lift up to 35 pounds.

Processing new books (2 hours per week, flexible) Attach labels, and covers, laminating and stamping new books. A great way to see what’s new! Requires good attention to detail.

Cataloging assistance (2 hours per week, flexible) Help us with basic maintenance of our online catalog. Requires good computer skills and excellent attention to detail.

See more information about volunteering, and an application, here.

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