The Orpheus Clock
By: Simon Goodman
Simon Goodman’s grandparents came from German-Jewish banking dynasties and perished in concentration camps. It was only recently, after the death of his father, that Goodman discovered a long-hidden family interest: world-class art. In The Orpheus Clock, Goodman documents his quest to recover old works of art that the Nazis stole from his family years ago.
How to Cook A Moose
By: Kate Christensen
How to Cook a Moose was inspired by Kate Christensen’s move to Maine and New Hampshire, as well as the slow-food movement that has re-energized sustainable farming. This book sends the reader on a journey into the lives of people who are trying to make do with what they can and still produce delicious and healthy food.
Walking With Abel
By: Anna Badkhen
Anna Badkhen joins a family of nomadic Fulani cowboys as they embark on their annual migration across Mali’s Sahel grasslands. The nomadic family embraces Badkhen as one of their own, and she is able to learn about their way of life, as well as things that threaten it, like Islamic militants and climate change.
In an extended “stand-up comedy style”, master performer Lynne Cullen will introduce you to a real-life Lois Lane, two cat burglars(one feline, one human), a junk food goddess, and many more colorful characters. Join us for a night of laughter from one funny comedian. A full biography on Lynne Cullen can be found at http://www.lynnecullen.com/index.htm
“Joseph A. Conforti brings to life the Gilded Age of Fall River in this engaging portrait of Lizzie Borden’s world. Gracefully written and with detailed attention to conflicts of class, ethnicity, and gender, Conforti’s nuanced analysis sheds new light on an old murder.” Elizabeth De Wolfe, University of New England, prize-winning author of “The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories”
Conforti will talk about the infamous murder and his research which brings new light to the one of New England’s oldest cases. He will have books available for purchase and will sign copies if requested.
Join admissions representatives from eight colleges and universities as they sit on a panel facilitated by College for Maine Androscoggin. Following the panel discussion and a brief Q&A session, in college fair format admissions reps will be available with information specific to their schools. More information is available here.
A book review by Faith Thompson
The deadly Ringwraiths are searching for a hobbit — Frodo Baggins. They want what he carries: The Ring of Power, which will enable the Dark Lord Sauron, its creator, to reclaim his rule. If Sauron recovers his Ring, all will be lost.
Battling Orcs, greedy men, and the Wraiths themselves — and aided by his gardener Sam, a wizard named Gandalf, and a mysterious Ranger named Aragorn — Frodo makes his painfully slow way across Middle-earth to Mordor, Sauron’s kingdom. This is the only place where the Ring can be destroyed. Its seduction is so great that no one can wield it. All Frodo can hope for is the Ring’s destruction.
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Star Wars, Star Wars, everywhere you look lately you will see Jedi, Wookies, Stormtroopers, and Droids. Our mouse eared friends over a Disney marketing are making absolutely sure we know that there is a new Star Wars movie coming out this year (December 18th 2015…in case you were wondering). Not to be left out libraries across the country are going to once again celebrate Star Wars Read Day (October 10th 2015). We here at APL thought well one day is great, but a whole week would be better! So we are starting off our Star Wars read week on October 4th with a Star Wars Laser Tag event over at Family Time, Dine, and Play in the Auburn Mall (Formerly Jokers). So get in costume and come and join the fun and games. You can’t go see the new movie without catching up on the current events in the star wars universe … right? So don’t forget to check out your favorite star wars books / comics / movies from the library too. Enjoy the game, movies, and great reads about a galaxy far far away and as always May the force be with you.
Touring to talk about his newest book, “Once Burned”, Maine writer Gerry Boyle will be at the Auburn Public Library for a book signing and reading. Once Burned is the 10th novel in the Jack McMorrow series. Intrigue abounds in Once Burned when someone starts torching buildings in the idyllic town of Sanctuary, Maine, Lead character Jack McMorrow quickly searches out the culprit. This, after, all is a town named one of the “Ten Best Secrets” by a national magazine. The secret however turns out to be the identity of the arsonist, who soon leaves a trail of dead bodies that leads straight to Jack and Roxanne and their daughter Sophie. Will they be the next to die?
The Auburn Public Library has joined forces with Family Time, Dine, and Play, located at the Auburn Mall, to celebrate Star Wars Read Day with an epic laser tag battle on Sunday, October 4, from 3 – 5 pm. This family event, to be held at Family Time, Dine, and Play, is free to the public and participants are encouraged to dress as one of their favorite Star Wars characters. The APL mobile library will be on hand with Star Wars books so bring your library card and get ready for Star Wars Read Day on October 10th!
Excited to take part in this nationwide celebration of reading, the Auburn Library will feature Star Wars themed displays throughout the week leading up toStar Wars Read Day. This year Star Wars Reads Day is expected to grow even bigger as fans gear up for the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December.
For more information please call the Auburn Public Library at 333-6640 Ext. 4. May the force be with you.