Book Discussion: Settled in the Wild, July 31

Read ME is a statewide program presented in partnership with Maine State Library that gets Maine’s adults all reading the same books—by Maine authors and recommended by Maine author Paul Doiron. The Auburn Public Library will make available the two books recommended by Doiron(one fiction—River Talk  by CB Anderson, one nonfiction—Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town by Susan Hand Shetterly ) and will host book discussions on these titles.

On July 31st at 9:30 am, the public is invited to discuss Settled in the Wild. Naturalist Susan Shetterly looks at how animals, humans, and plants share the land?observing her own neighborhood in rural Maine. She tells tales of the locals (humans, yes, but also snowshoe hares, raccoons, bobcats, turtles, salmon, ravens, hummingbirds, cormorants, sandpipers, and spring peepers). She expertly shows us how they all make their way in an ever-changing habitat.

Tuesday Jul 31, 2018
9:30 AM  –  10:30 AM
Conference Room

POSITION AVAILABLE: Library Technician, Lending/Customer Services

The Auburn Public Library has an opening for a full time Library Technician at our Lending Desk, with a focus on Customer Services.

This is a position that supports the activities of the Lending Services Department. This position has a lead role in interacting with customers and managing the loan of materials to APL customers. The person in this position will be responsible for the appearance of first floor areas (other than the Children’s Department) including displays and marketing library materials. This position may be the initial contact for customer issues and concerns, and will take a role in ensuring the safety of library operations. This position requires a considerable amount of time on the Lending Desk, which may vary depending on the needs of the library.

The person in this position will work closely with the Assistant Director and the Library Technician, Lending/ILL to resolve lending issues and address customer concerns.

May require evenings and/or Saturdays.

This is a 37 1/2 hour position. The salary is commensurate with experience.

Please send a resume with a cover letter to This position will remain open until filled.

A compete job description is available here: Job Description, Library Technician

Summer of Romance with Romance Book Cloud!

Romance Readers! Looking for romance this summer? How about a collection of nearly 2,000 online romances? The library has a free trial of the Romance Book Cloud over the summer. Use is unlimited, so there are no holds and no waiting (you do need an internet connection to read, the books cannot be downloaded to read offline).
Romance Book Cloud will be available until August 31.
Since this a trial, we would love to hear from you if you try it. Please take our short survey.




Auburn Page Turners July 9

Join us as we talk about the work The Devil in the White City. Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson’s spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men–the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World’s Fair, striving to secure America’s place in the world; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.
Monday Jul 9, 2018
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

NEW! Binge Bags

Binge Bags contain at least three movies, and a
book or other item on a given topic. Binge Bags are perfect for
movie nights, long weekends, or days you are stuck

Great selections for customers who can’t decide
what to check out, are in a hurry, or just feel
adventurous. Grab a bag and go!

• Complete bag is due in 2 weeks.
• Bag can be renewed if not on hold.
• $1.00 check out fee.

Teen Summer Reading Kickoff June 26!

Chicks with Sticks Steel Drummers June 26, 3-4PM.

Teens!  Join us this summer for our annual Summer Reading Program!  This summer, our theme will be “Libraries Rock” and our focus is music.  The program will run this year from June 26 to August 9, and we have many exciting events planned.  We kick it off today as we welcome Chicks With Sticks Steel Drummers!  Although the official Teen Summer Reading Kickoff Event, this concert will be open to all ages.  We are hoping to hold this concert on our front lawn, but in the event of rain, it will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room.

Attendance at this program enters you into the drawing on July 5th for a $20 gift card.

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.


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