The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman

cost of all thingsWhen Ari was little and her parents were killed in a fire, the trauma was almost unbearable.  To forget, she took a spell.  Years later, Ari visits a hekamist to get another spell to erase all memory of Win, her boyfriend who recently died.  But there are consequences to taking multiple spells … Told from four different points of view, the past and present are woven together and brings to light the truth behind a terrible tragedy.

Another Day by David Levithan

another day

When we met A in Every Day, he was a teen with no attachments and no commitments – until he met Rhiannon, they shared a perfect day and fell in love.  This companion tells the story from Rhiannon’s perspective – how she copes with loving A (now known as Justin), as she seeks to understand her love for him, and tries to decide whether it’s worth the emotional toll.

Preschool Story Time resumes Sept. 9

Each Wednesday morning we offer our story program for children ages 3-5 at 10 am.  All gather in the Children’s Room and the children ages 3-5 (and experienced listeners who are almost three) move to the program room for stories, songs and a craft. This program is for families; agencies and childcare groups may contact the library to schedule visits at another time. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM in the Maggie Trafton Room. For story times for other ages, please see our Children’s Programs page.

MINI Book Sale Sept. 19

Our book sale room is overflowing so we are opening it up! We won’t be able to display all our sale books, but we will have plenty on the shelves, and you will be able to dig through boxes of books as well to find hidden gems. We have some great books, including a large donation of children’s books! September 19, 1-4PM.

The Third Twin by CJ Omololu

A book review by Madeline Soucie            

 

When they were little, Lexi and Ava made up a third twin -Alicia – to blame things on. Someone ate the last cookie or broke a vase? Alicia did it.

Now that they are seniors in high school the twins use Alicia to date boys they usually wouldn’t date and then break it off. It’s all fun and games and no one gets hurt.

That is until boys Alicia dates start showing up dead and Lexi wants Alicia gone. But evidence starts piling up and pointing towards Lexi. Now she must run and try to clear her name and figure out who did this. Figure out if her own twin is behind the murders or if Alicia is real….

 

Find it in APL TEEN Fiction YA FIC Omololu, C.

African Drumming

Join us on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm for an exciting African drumming concert with Portland drummer Annegret Baier. All are welcome. This program is generously sponsored by the Fletcher Foundation.

Saturday September 12th 2-3 PM in the Androscoggin Room

Become a Teen Volunteer!

The Auburn Public Library is now accepting applications for Teen Volunteers for the fall (September-November) .  If you are between the ages of 12 and 18, love the APL, and would like to give back to your community, this is the place for you!  We have the following volunteer positions available  —

Shelf Reader (2 positions) – Shelves books, refiles periodicals, and does shelf-reading (making sure that books are in proper alphabetical and numerical order), ensuring that books are where they belong.  Straightens shelves so books look neat and appealing to customers.  At the beginning of each month, shelf readers will also assist in pulling books to be taken off the “NEW” status as directed.

Program AssistantAnime Club (1st Wednesday), Gaming Hour (2nd Wednesday & 4th Friday), DIY (3rd Wednesday) – Must be available on these days for 1 ½-2 hours to assist in set up, remain during the event to provide help as needed, and assist with take down and clean up following the event.

Book Reviewer – For the teen who is an avid reader (and writer!), this person will write a weekly or bi-weekly book review, 1 to 2 paragraphs in length, which will get posted to our webpage, “Teens Talk Books.”

Book Display/Flyer Design Assistant – This teen will create flyers for book displays and upcoming programs.  This position also includes putting together book lists for upcoming displays, pulling books for these, and switching out the displays.

Teen Tech Tutor – This position involves assisting one afternoon or evening a week in either our MacIntosh Media Lab or PC Computer Lab.

For more information or to complete an application, contact Donna Wallace at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or at dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

 

APL and Cafe LA participate in Friday Art Walk

The Auburn Public Library is pleased to partner with Cafe LA (formerly The Library Cafe) in welcoming L/A Arts’ monthly Art Walk to Auburn this Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m.  Other venues in Auburn include Maine Gourmet Chocolates, Top It Frozen Yogurt, Kait Lavin Photography, and Designs by Skip.

 

The City of Auburn and the Recreation Department’s Senior Programs will also host a Red Table Picnic, a unique community dinner party. The soiree functions much like the Paris’ “diner en blanc” experience except diners, dressed in red, attend the picnic-style evening meal. Everyone brings his/her own food, tables, chairs and glassware to one of Auburn’s best public locations- Festival Plaza.

 

Come experience Auburn, its great restaurants and shops while enjoying art and the park.

Attention Indie Authors!

The SELF-e public library book discovery service enables authors and libraries to work together to expose notable self-published eBooks to voracious readers looking to discover something new.

More information here.

Click here if you are interested in submitting your title and read the terms of agreement. Submissions must be in the epub or pdf file format.

ENTER to win one of Library Journals’ 2015 self-published ebook awards honoring the best e-books in Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction and Fantasy. The submission period runs through August 31, 2015,and awards include cash prizes and full reviews and promotions in Library Journal!

READERS! Discover new authors with SELF-e SELECT.

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