A god in ruins

godA god in ruins : a novel / Kate Atkinson.
A companion to the author’s Life after Life, this is the story of Ursula’s brother
Teddy. A bomber pilot during WWII, and husband, father,and grandfather after, the story skips through his life adding up to a sometimes beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking whole. The narration by Alex Jennings suits the story perfectly.

Infandous by Elana K. Arnold

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Infandous by Elana K. Arnold

Sephora Golding always imagined when she was child, that she was a beloved character in her mother’s fairytale. Now being sixteen she realizes her fairytale is more Grimm, than Disney, living in the shadows of her beautiful mother. She’s tired of being in the shadows and wants to make the fairytale her own. Then she meets Felix, and the fairytale takes a turn she never would have imagined.

Fallout (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond

Fallout (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bondlois

Starting a new life in Metropolis, army brat Lois Lane is determined to fit in. Having her family move around a lot, she has seen many things. Lois wants to stay quiet at her new school, but she can already see that this is going to be hard to do. Warheads, a group of students, is making life miserable for another girl. Using the high-tech immersive videogame they all play, they are somehow messing with her mind. Lois wants to solve the mystery, with the help of a guy online – SmallvilleGuy.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Sydney’s brother, Peyton, grabs all of the family’s attention. But now, the family is saintconcerned for Peyton. His behavior caused an accident, drunk driving, and a jail sentence. Sydney is searching for a place in the family with everyone worried about Peyton. It seems as though she is the only one worried about the victim of the accident. The Chathams, are a friendly, chaotic family who owns a pizza parlor, and cares for their mother who has multiple sclerosis.  There Sydney feels accepted. She meets Mac, a gentle, protective guy who makes her feel seen for the first time.

Teen Summer Reading Program Kicks Off on June 23!

Teens!  Be sure to join us on Tuesday, June 23, as we kick off our 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program, “Unmask!”  For this year’s program as we turn our attention to heroes, we are pleased to welcome local heroes from the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.  The GAHS are heroes to the many lost, surrendered and abandoned animals in our community.  Come meet some of the amazing people who do this great work at GAHS (along with a furry friend or two), hear about how they do what they do, and teens can learn about how they can help.  Teens who bring a donation of pet food for the shelter will be entered into a drawing for three door prizes.  This program will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room from 3-4 p.m.  Although sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program is just for teens, ages 12-18, other family members are invited to attend this event.

 

Mad Science of Maine to Kick off APL’s Summer Reading Program

The Auburn Public Library will kick of its 2015 summer reading program with a Mad Science Super Science Show on Monday evening , June 22nd at 6 pm in the Androscoggin Community Room.

 

If you are ready for some Super Science come join Mad Science of Maine  at the Auburn Public library as they demonstrate some of the coolest science super powers. Check out the Mad Science utility belt, using parabolic ears and laser modulators to show that the human powers of perception are greatly expanded by science. Witness spontaneous combustion and watch them balance a unique amount of metal objects on their lab coats. Unravel the conundrum of “Super Speed”.  Shoot a superhero out of a tube and witness what happens when the law of inertia is applied to this highly coveted super power! Learn the Super Strength of Non Newtonian Fluid, witness an unexpected object change color at random, and explore telepathic powers with a mad scientist.

 

This show is best for children 5 and older Come to the show and sign up for our summer reading program Free. For more information, please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3

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My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando

My Life in Dioramas by Tara Altebrando

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In Kate Marino’s candid twelve year old point of view, Tara Altebrando’s story is laced with compassion and humor. Kids will relate to Kate’s initial aversion to change, moving, and subsequent personal growth. Having lived in New York’s Hudson Valley for a long time, the Marino family’s home is lovingly named Big Red and is full of memories. However, Kate’s parents are financially strapped and their solution is to sell their home. Kids and tweens can relate to Kate’s honest feelings, observations, and creative attempts to disrupt the unwelcome move. Kate is torn between holding on to the past or growing into the future. When she realizes that “change is hard, until it’s not” she finds a creative way to honor her old home by crafting dioramas of Big Red to honor and remember the rooms in which she and her family grew up. Appropriate for children ages 9+

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