New Year New You Virtual Programs

*Virtual Slow Flow Yoga*

*Tuesdays — January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9 — 4:30-5:30 p.m.*

Take some time to slow down and dive deeper into the poses, while gaining
strength, flexibility, and core balance. Use the power of your breath and
intention to slowly move through your practice with intention and
introspection in this vinyasa style class. This is a moderately challenging
class where pose variations will be offered to help everyone find their
unique level of success. Have a yoga mat, a yoga block or two, and wear
comfortable clothes that will allow you to move well. Take some time for
yourself to move and breathe with grace, poise, and ease.   Learn more
about our instructor, Tisha Bremner at  www.InnerLightYogaOfMaine.com
<http://www.innerlightyogaofmaine.com/>

*Meditating on the Wisdom of Nature*

*Wednesday — January 13 — 4:30-5:30 p.m.*

With a nature-based meditation practice, we can train our minds to become
less reactive and more at peace. Nature has much to teach us about daily
living when we are quiet enough to hear. From the plant and animal life to
the natural landscape, nature-based meditation offers many lessons that can
enhance our emotional and physical wellbeing. Join Martin Gagnon, a
certified Meditation and Mindfulness instructor, as he leads a meditation
session on January 13th at 4:30 pm. The session will begin with a brief
lecture on meditation and why it works to reduce stress and increase
calmness. No meditation experience is necessary.  For more information
about services Gagnon provides, go to www.mellowmainermeditation.com.

*Ten Tips Nutrition Workshop:  Eating Better on a Budget*

*Wednesdays — January 20 & 27 — 4:30-5:30 p.m.*

Want to learn how to prepare healthy foods on a limited budget?  This free,
2-class series, presented by Healthy Androscoggin will give you the skills
to shop, cook and eat healthier foods while staying within your food
budget.  All participants will receive a colorful cookbook with 24 healthy,
low-cost recipes and nutrition tips.  For today’s class, following the
lesson, there will be a recipe video demonstration.  Those who sign up –
and are near enough to do so — will be able to pick up a kit at the
library which will contain all of the ingredients to make the recipe at
home following the class.

All of these programs will take place virtually, via Zoom.  Please call the
Auburn Public Library Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, to register or for more information.Those who register will be sent a Zoom link on the day of the event to join
the program.

Winter reading challenge

Library Clue

January 4-February 26

Like any good mystery, the board game Clue relies on the detective determining the suspect, murder weapon and location of the crime. For our winter reading challenge, collect “clues” by reading books that relate to the characters, weapons and settings listed below.  At the end, we will randomly draw a suspect, murder weapon and location for our “crime”. If you’ve read a book related to all three, you will win a fabulous prize! The more “clues” you collect, the greater the chance of finding the correct ones.

Ask us for a brochure to log your reading (we can add it to your curbside order or mail it to you) or join online at our Beanstack site (auburnpubliclibrary.beanstack.org)

Characters: Read a book with a cover the color of the character, or with the name or color in the title.

  • Miss Scarlet (red)
  • Colonel Mustard (yellow)
  • Mrs. White (white)
  • Mr. Green (green)
  • Mrs. Peacock (blue)
  • Professor Plum (purple)

Weapons: Read a book that features the weapon, has a picture on the cover, or the word in the title.

  • Dagger or Knife
  • Candlestick
  • Revolver (or gun/pistol/etc.)
  • Rope

Rooms: Read a book that takes place at least partially in the room, or has the name of the room in the title.

  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Library
  • Study
  • Hall

For the virtual display of books for these prompts, please click here. It will be updated weekly with new books,

APL will move to curbside pickup only starting December 2.

Curbside Pickup Program

The Auburn Public Library has moved to a curbside pickup only service. This means that we will no longer offer the option to browse in person for books. We have limited computer availability by appointment only, and limited (one person at a time) Copy/Fax/Scan service.

To borrow items through our curbside service:

Place holds online through our online catalog, or by calling or emailing us (333-6640 ext. 2 or request@auburnpubliclibrary.org).  We will try to pull requests frequently, but it may take 1-2 days for us to prepare your items. If you are not sure what you want, please call, and we will be happy to make suggestions.

When your holds are ready you will be notified by email or phone, depending on how your account is set up.

Stop by anytime during curbside hours (M-F 10-6; SAT 9-1) to pick up holds. Call us from the Library Ave. parking lot (333-6640 ext. 2) and we will bring your items out. You do not need to call ahead, but if we know when you are coming, we will have your items already checked out.

Fees for borrowing movies and audiobooks will be waived while the library is open for curbside service only.

Returns

All returns should be placed in the drop boxes, located at the Library Ave. and Spring St. entrances. Items will be quarantined for 3-5 days. Late fees will be waived during the time we are open for curbside service only.

Make an appointment to use the computer

Computers are available by appointment only. Call the reference desk (333-6640 ext. 4) to schedule a time. We cannot accommodate walk in computer use at this time. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 10-5:30PM.

Use the Library Ave. entrance for computer appointments.

Fun Stuff for Kids Online!

FREE EBOOKS

Audible–Listen to free eaudiobooks at stories.audible.com

Cloud Library — Log in with your library card number.

Here is a list of websites you might find useful to help your children during any school closures.
READING

GENERAL INTEREST

STEAM

FOR YOUR LITTLES

  • Jbrary: Storytime Songs and fingerplays to share with your little ones
  • Resources for families during the Pandemic from Common Sense Media

HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES

GENERAL

CURRICULUM