Honoring our Veterans: Three special programs

We will host three special programs this November to honor our veterans.

Veteran’s Pinhole Photography Project, November 10

This moving photography exhibit, titled To Bridge the Gap: Loss and Re-Creation of Identity, features the pinhole photography works of United States veterans.  Organizer and artist Adam Ogden worked closely with veterans using the power of art as a means of emotional therapy.  Ogden said the project has helped veterans regain their grasp on who they are and provides exercise for their hands, their eyes, and their mind.  Please come support our veterans at this grand exhibit opening.

Blue Star Flag Program, November 12

In honor of our servicemen and women, Frank Roma from the City of Auburn will be at the library to talk about the Blue Star Flag Program.  The City of Auburn has a special program to honor residents who are waiting for a loved one to return home from defending our nation’s freedom. Family members of servicemen and women who are currently deployed overseas in combat areas are invited to receive a Blue Star Flag to hang in their homes as a symbol of support from the entire city for their service.   Please join us to find out more about this special program.

Author Visit: Dear Mom: Around the world with the Air Transport Command during WWII, November 16

Author Thomas Bennett presents a touching tribute as the Auburn Public Library continues to honor our veterans.  Bennett will share his father’s letters to his mother and accompanying photographs in discussing his father’s circumnavigation of the globe as part of the U.S. Army Air Corp’s Air Transport Command during the WWII.

 Ashes by Kathryn Lasky

A book review by Faith Thompson


Gaby has a happy life, living in Berlin, Germany with her astronomer father and violin teacher mother. She and her best friend Rosa are in the same class, her teacher is her idol, and her sister Ulla has a nice boyfriend. They spend their summers at the lake house next door to Albert Einstein’s. But all is not right — World War II has broken out right there in Berlin, and Nazi activists are turning up everywhere, trying to get Gaby and Rosa to join their ranks. And there is something weird about Ulla’s boyfriend, something not quite right. Worst of all, people are burning Gaby’s beloved books!


Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Lasky, K.

Author visit: Daniel Tanguay

Presque Isle native Daniel Tanguay hopes to inspire with a discussion of his memoir A Day Like No Other.  Overcoming a near tragic accident and a sleuth of bullying, Tanguay wants to provide inspiration and hope to his listeners.  Please join us to hear Danile Tanguay.

November 2 at 6:30PM.

Conversations: a multi-faith perspective 11/3

Auburn Public Library announces a new series of programs called Conversations: A Multi-Faith Perspective. The public is invited to listen in as clergy of different faiths have round-table discussions on different inter-faith topics. Each of the four monthly round-tables will be held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Auburn Public Library.  All programs run from 12:30 to 1:30PM.

The idea for these discussions started when the new Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Auburn, Sruli Dresdner, met and spent an exhilarating week with his colleagues at the Maine Police Academy, sponsored by the Auburn Police Department’s Chaplaincy Program where he met Pastor Roger Cousineau of East Auburn Baptist Church, Rev. Doctor Jody Cohen Hayashida of First Universalist Church in New Auburn, and Pastor Richard Waller of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene.

Participants will be able to listen in as local religious leaders discuss their views and share their perspective among their colleagues.  The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions which must be written down on the provided notecards.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

This post-apocalyptic action adventure is definitely all action.  Revisit the Mad Max story, in this refreshing addition, with Tom Hardy as Max and Charlize Theron as Furiosa but be sure to buckle your seatbelt because the pace is fast.  The scenes, set in Australia, set the mood perfectly and the sets are great using less CGI than you would expect but the result is satisfying.



A new version of the traditional story is well worth a family viewing.  The “animation to live-action” treatment is done very well and you will enjoy the visual splendor of the scenes as well as the perfect visual special effects.  Director Kenneth Branagh has done an excellent job as well as the perfect cast to bring to life this beloved story.

I’ll See You in My Dreams

I’ll See You in My Dreams

In this bittersweet comedy/drama, a widow of many years with an unchanging routine becomes restless and unsettled after the death of a beloved pet.  Blythe Danner touchingly portrays a woman who discovers that, with the help of friends, life can begin anew.  A good supporting cast including Sam Elliott and Martin Starr assist Miss Danner to bring us an enjoyable movie experience about living life and taking chances.

Water Diviner

Water Diviner

                The Water Diviner is a unique historical drama about life and loss shortly after the conclusion of World War I.  Beginning in rural Australia the story follows Joshua Connor’s search for his three missing sons presumed killed at Gallipoli. Connor travels to Turkey, now under British occupation rule, to seek closure.  Once in Turkey his experiences with the local people are unexpected and through them he gains the opportunity to move forward with his life.  This drama has a strong cast with Russell Crowe, in his directorial debut, and Olga Kurylenko.

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