Kids! Chewonki Owls of Maine, April 19

Come join us as Chewonki presents their Owls of Maine program. Three live owls are the highlight of this program, which introduces participants to the owls native to Maine and New England. Beginning with slides and sounds, participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl.  Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. This program ends with an intimate and detailed look at live owls, bringing these creatures of the night into the light! Best for school-age children. No registration required.

Date:
Thursday Apr 19, 2018
Time:
2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room

Lecture by Doug Rogers April 5

Ascension Island is a tiny dot of green in the tropical mid-Atlantic, a volcanic outpost of empire where it’s hot and cold at the same time. It’s a place where Charles Darwin helped inspire an alarming change, writes Matthew Teller.

A scrap of British territory marooned in the tropical mid-Atlantic halfway between Brazil and Africa, Ascension is a place of enduring oddity.

Officially, nobody is from there. The UK government denies the right of abode, turning Ascension’s 800 or so British citizens – some of whom have lived on the island for decades – into temporary visitors. To enter, you must get the written permission of the Queen’s representative, known rather chillingly as the Administrator.

But you can come to a fascinating lecture by Doug Rogers at the Auburn Public Library and take a virtual trip to this inspiring landscape.

Date:
Thursday Apr 5, 2018
Time:
6:30 PM  –  7:30 PM
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room

Page Turners meet April 2

Lincoln in the Bardo

Join the Auburn Page Turners to talk about the novel Lincoln in the Bardo. This highly acclaimed fiction novel by George Saunders traces a night of solitary mourning as experienced by Lincoln after the death of his eleven-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.

Date:
Monday Apr 2, 2018
Time:
12:30 PM  –  1:30 PM
Location:
2nd floor (Check in at the Reference Desk)

Teaching English in Poland, March 27

Join us for a program by long-time educator Annette Vance Dorey who will share her experiences of Poland last September and October. She worked with three dozen teachers of English in rural village and small town schools where students have no opportunities to hear English spoken, but which is prevalent in most large cities in Europe.

The snow date, if needed,  for this program will be April 2nd at 2 pm.

Date:
Tuesday Mar 27, 2018
Time:
2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room

May 22:  Humble Heroes – Histories of Maine Veterans

May 22:  Humble Heroes – Histories of Maine Veterans

Documents honoring and recognizing veterans for their military service to our nation has its beginnings as far back in the United States as the Revolutionary War. Modern technologies have made it even easier to capture the experiences of veterans and recognize their extraordinary place and impact on our modern history. Join us at the Auburn Public Library as Juliana L’Heureux presents  “Humble Heroes: Histories of Maine Veterans.”

This free program is in partnership with the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College. The program will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room at the Auburn Public Library.

Date / Time:Tuesday May 22, 2018 2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM
Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Stretch your grocery budget and still eat well! April 12

Join us at the Auburn Public Library for an unique program from Cooking Matters. Participants will tour a mock grocery grocery store as they learn how to get the most out of their grocery money. Learn to buy fruits and veggies on a budget, check unit prices, read food labels, identify whole grains and best of all SAVE MONEY.

Participants who complete the 60 miniature grocery store program will receive a $10 Hannaford gift card, reusable shopping bag and recipe booklet. You must be at least 18 years old to get the Hannaford gift card. Space is limited so please pre-register by calling the Auburn Public Library at 333-6640 Ext. 4 or using the registration button online.

Cooking Matters is a program of the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Cooking Matters is led by professional chefs and nutritionists who volunteer their time to teach how to get the most nutrition out of a limited budget. They have reached more than 100,000 individuals across the country since 1993.

This program takes place at the library, Thursday April 12 at 4PM.

Lewiston/Auburn Veterans Book Group starts April 2

The Lewiston/Auburn Veterans Book Group is a reading and discussion group for Veterans/Former Service Members of all eras. Readings will include fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from a variety of eras and perspectives.

The meetings will be at the Auburn Public Library,  Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM, April 2 – May 7. The meetings will be facilitated by Melinda Plastas, Bates College, Kyle Elsea U.S. Army and Nancy Laffin, U.S. Army.

This free book discussion group is only open to veterans/former service members. All readings are provided.  Pre-registration is required, to register, call Erik Noll: 783-0068.

Health and Wellness book club meets March 15

Are you interested in learning new ways to keep your mind and body healthy through books, videos, articles, friendly conversation, and practice? Are you open to exploring
new information about health and wellness, including topics such as meditation, nutrition, spirituality, self-improvement, personal and professional development, finances, exercise, happiness, alternative healing, and time management? The Health & Wellness Book Club is intended to be a fun, collaborative, judgement-free space for anyone interested in learning more about themselves, improving their lives, and sharing their knowledge and experiences with others. Please register online or call 333-6640 Ext. 4. 

Date:
Thursday Mar 15, 2018
Time:
6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM
Location:
Conference Room

Death Cafe, March 19

Please join us at the Auburn Public Library for a tea party to share stories as we ponder the mystery of death and dying.

Everyone is welcome to this open, relaxed and spontaneous discussion held monthly on the 3rd Monday from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Death Cafes are not grief sessions or bereavement groups, but rather interesting and inviting gatherings held around the world to increase awareness of the importance of making the most of this life as we ponder what we know of death.

Date:
Monday Mar 19, 2018
Time:
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location:
Androscoggin Community Room

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