Ink and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani

Claire’s never known much about her father. But on the tenth anniversary of his death she finds an old letter that threatens to destroy her life – her father was a Japanese criminal.  Claire is desperate to outrun his legacy — but why is she being sent coded Japanese messages and followed by a mysterious black car?

Music Together

Please join Caroline Coffin  of Androscoggin Music Together for a free demonstration of the Music Together program on Friday August 21st in the Maggie Trafton Program room.
Music Together is a research-based music and movement program that supports the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.
For children ages 0 – 5. Space is limited, so please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3 to register or use our online registration form.

Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older

Summer has just started, and Sierra plans to enjoy it, hanging out with her friends in their Brooklyn neighborhood and painting a mural at the local junklot. Then things start to get weird. While she is talking to fellow artist Robbie at the first party of the summer, a zombielike creature disrupts things, Robbie disappears, and she is left to discover that she lives in a world full of magic that she knows nothing about. As she slowly pieces together the mystery of her heritage, Sierra discovers her own powers of ancestral magic and battles the evil professor who is trying to steal them.  (Amazon.com)

Two Weeks to go in Teen Summer Reading Program

 

We have just a little less than two weeks to go in this summer’s Teen Summer Reading Program, “Unmask!”  This year, there were 69 teens who signed up to participate, a 32% increase over last year’s program.  Thank you to those of you who participated!  To date, 14 teens have turned in reading logs, amounting to a total of 362 books!  We have given out 14 Chill Zone beverages at Cumberland Farms, 5 gift certificates to Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar, 4 free Italian sandwiches at Sam’s, and 2 gift cards ($10) to Books A Million.  Although the program is winding down – with the finale party on Friday, August 14th – there is still time to turn in your reading log to win prizes, and there are still plenty of prizes left!  Stop by the Reference Desk with your completed log today!

 

Those teens who signed up are invited to join us for the finale party on Friday, August 14th!  Dress as your favorite superhero for a chance at a door prize.  There will be pizza, and we will do the drawing for the 4 finale prizes.  You could win a free pizza party and movie for you and 9 friends here at the Library, a $50 gift card to Bull Moose Music, a $50 gift card to the Auburn Mall, or a Kindle paperwhite.  Although you do not need to be present to win, you will have one week from the time you are contacted to claim your prize.  If we do not hear from you, another name will be drawn.

 

If you are planning to attend the party on the 14th, please contact the Reference Desk (207-333-6640, ext. 4) to let us know.  That will help to make certain we have plenty of pizza for all!  The party takes place in the Androscoggin Community Room from 4-5 p.m.

 

 

Bunker 10 by J.A. Henderson


A book review by Madeline Soucie

 

This book has a rather complex plot filled with a few dark turns.

Pinewood Military Installation was located in the middle of nowhere and no one knew about it except for the people working with it, including seven children. But of course there are secrets at Pinewood.

Secrets that led to its explosion on Dec. 24, 2007 for an unknown reason killing all 185 military personnel on the base and the seven children. This story tells their last day…

 

Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Henderson, J.

Teen Summer Comic Book Premieres

The writers and illustrators of this summer’s APL Presents Super Special No. 3 held their premiere party yesterday here at the Library.  This summer’s staff was comprised of eight teens who each created their own character and together they created the villain, T.E.D. (That Evil Dude).  To see more about the production as well as photos, visit Mike Jordan’s website, bigredapress.com.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy of Super Special No. 3, call or stop by the Reference Desk at the Library.

We are currently talking with Mike Jordan regarding the possibility of creating a quarterly magazine if there is enough interest.  If you like writing and/or illustrating comic books and are between the ages of 12-17, call or stop by the Reference Desk to let Donna know.

Thanks to the staff for their work on this issue: Daisy, Brianna, Madison, Kacie, Cassidy, Bryce, Graesyn and Xander; and special thanks Mike Jordan and Jennifer Babineau for their time and care of this project.

Tell your story with the Volunteer Scribes Program

Imagine you are living with Alzheimer’s disease and want your life story written while there is still time to do so.  If this sounds like you or someone you know, then be sure to attend the “Lewiston Volunteer Scribes Information Session” on Thursday, August 13, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, the Lewiston Volunteer Scribes program features trained, supervised and dedicated Bates College students who interview and write the life stories of those living with dementia. There is no cost to this program and participation is completely private, confidential and fun!  Learn more about this fascinating program by attending this important information session. Advance registration is recommended by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 772-0115 or the Auburn Public Library, walk-ins are also welcome.

Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe

Aug. 14, 7PM: Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement with you! During his “Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe” program here at the Auburn Public Library, you’ll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals.  The evening includes some night time sky viewing so be prepared for the unpredictable Maine weather.

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