Executive Order 9066 (Senior College in the Community), Dec. 13

In 1942, 127,000 JapaneseAmericans, many of whom were  American citizens born in the United States, were incarcerated.  Their crime?  Living on the West Coast.  They were incarcerated in internment camps (read concentration camps) in desolate areas of the United States.  They were held because they looked different from the majority of Americans.  Very few German-Americans and Italian-Americans were held as they didn’t stand out.  How did it happen and what were the results?  That’s what we will look at in this program.

This presentation will be led by Alan Elze, who has given classes at Senior College since 2005.  Alan has taught over 75 classes for Senior College on a wide variety of subjects.

This program will take place, in person, in the Androscoggin Community Room.

This presentation, part of a fall series entitled Senior College in the Community, is made possible by a partnership with Senior College at USM Lewiston-Auburn College.  Lewiston-Auburn Senior College has a long-standing relationship with community partners.  After two years of Covid constraints, Senior College in the Community programming is once again being offered.  In addition to this program, Senior College offers in person, Zoom, and hybrid enrichment classes.  For more information about Senior College, visit usm.maine.edu/seniorcollege.

Date:

Tuesday Dec 13, 2022

Time:

2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Location:

Androscoggin Community Room

Maine’s First Refugee Resettlement Experiences (Senior College in the Community), Dec. 6

This course will cover the details regarding the first two organized refugee resettlement programs that introduced Maine’s first refugees: the 1961-63 Cuban refugee resettlements in Portland and the 1975 Vietnamese refugee resettlements that are more commonly identified as the first refugee resettlements in Maine history.

This talk will be presented by Phil Nadeau who served as a public administrator for 23 years and adjunct instructor at LA College in Lewiston; the Muskie School of Public service; and Penobscot Valley Senior College.  His refugee research has been published, he’s spoken nationally; and he’s been interviewed by the national/international news media and programs on HBO and NPR.

This program will take place in person, in the Androscoggin Community Room.

This presentation, part of a fall series entitled Senior College in the Community, is made possible by a partnership with Senior College at USM Lewiston-Auburn College.  Lewiston-Auburn Senior College has a long-standing relationship with community partners.  After two years of Covid constraints, Senior College in the Community programming is once again being offered.  In addition to this program, Senior College offers in person, Zoom, and hybrid enrichment classes.  For more information about Senior College, visit usm.maine.edu/seniorcollege.

Date:

Tuesday Dec 6, 2022

Time:

2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Location:

Androscoggin Community Room

A Gathering of Celtic and Christmas, Dec. 12

A Gathering of Celtic and Christmas is a mix of The Softer Side of Celtic along with famliar — and perhaps not so familiar — Christmas songs and tunes.  It combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England.  There will be singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping in this interactive program!

Jeff Snow is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares the music, and the stories behind the music.  In concert, Jeff plays the guitar, autoharp, and bouzouki.  He can also find his way around a drum set!  More information about Jeff Snow can be found at http://www.jeffsnow.net/concerts.html.

This program is for adults and will take place in person, in the Androscoggin Community Room.  For our planning purposes, please register here or by calling the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

Date:

Monday Dec 12, 2022

Time:

4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:

Androscoggin Community Room

 There are many spaces available.

Kids! Fun Run Kindie-Rock Concert, Dec. 10

Fun Run, a Maine-based kindie-rock band, is excited to return to the Auburn Public Library this December. They will be playing family-friendly sing-along songs for children that their parents enjoy as well. Their songs tell stories that range from adventurous dogs and ladybugs to teaching kindness. A few holiday songs will be mixed in as well. A Fun Run show is an upbeat and interactive live musical performance. Best for kids in pre-k–grade 4. No registration is required.

Date:

Saturday Dec 10, 2022

Time:

11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Location:

Androscoggin Community Room

Nature Poetry Night, Nov. 16

Please join us as four Maine writers read poems inspired by their visits to special local places conserved by Androscoggin Land Trust. Their evocative poetry appears in Writing the Land: Maine, a newly-published book about varied conserved lands in Maine and the work of 13 Maine land trusts.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 • 6:00pm-7:30pm

Poets:

Ian Khara Ellasante

Margaret Haberman

Lisa Hibl

Meg Weston

Light refreshments served.

This program is presented by the Androscoggin Land Trust.

Clearance Book Sale, Nov. 19

It’s the Buck a Bag sale–One Day ONLY! We need to clear out some room in our book store to make space for new donations. We’ll have hundreds of books available in the Androscoggin Room at the low low price of $1 for a bag of books!  Fill any bag up to the size of a standard reusable grocery store bag for only a dollar. Be prepared for winter weather with plenty of extra books! Please note that the Book Store will not be open during the clearance sale.

Date:

Saturday Nov 19, 2022

Time:

10:00 AM  –  4:30 PM

Location:

Androscoggin Community Room

The ride of her life, Author Talk with Elizabeth Letts, RESCHEDULED to Dec. 5

Author Elizabeth Letts will join us, via Zoom, to talk about her book, “The ride of her life : the true story of a woman, her horse, and their last-chance journey across America.”  This is of local interest, as the main character, Annie Wilkins, was from Minot, Maine.  In 1954, Annie was 63, a farmer, who was down on her luck.  She had lost her farm to foreclosure and her doctor had given her two years to live.  Instead of taking the spot she was offered in the county charity home, she decided to try to fulfill a lifelong dream to see the Pacific Ocean — by traveling there on horseback!  Annie’s journey took her through small towns and big cities and took her nearly two years,  In her research for the book, which also took about two years, author Elizabeth Letts visited local libraries and historical societies in the towns Annie passed through.  She will join us, via Zoom, to share her journey in researching and writing this book.

Registration is required and can be done by either clicking here or emailing dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  The Zoom link for this program will be emailed to you on the day of the program, December 5.

Date:

Tuesday Dec. 5, 2022

Time:

4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:

Online via Zoom

Self-Awareness as a Key Attribute in the Practice of Civility (Senior College in the Community)

Civility is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a polite act or expression” in which one is being polite and courteous when interacting with others.  Dr. Charles W. Plummer will present his personal belief that the practice of civility is very much needed to restore peace and harmony in a world that is rampant with acts of violence, conflict, animosity, and discord.  The goal of his presentation is to introduce to those present just how important it is to understand one’s personality style in the practice of civility.

Charles W. Plummer has a B.S Degree in Education, a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision and a PH.D. in Religious Studies and one in Metaphysics. After graduating from Lisbon High School in 1952, he joined the United States Navy and served as a combat aircrewman with an attack squadron that operated off several aircraft carriers.  After being honorably discharged in 1956, he then attended Farmington State Teachers College and after graduating, he became a fifth-grade teacher in the Auburn School System.  After nine years as a teacher, he then became the principal of an elementary school and after serving in that position for 23 years. he retired.  He is well-known for his living-history presentations as well-known Civil War Union and Confederate Generals, Chaplains, and Doctors and has traveled widely performing for historical societies and civic organizations. His most recent presentation was that as Maine’s first governor, William King, and the important role that he played that led to Maine becoming a state in 1820.  For over twenty years he has taught courses for L. a. Senior College and is a firm believer in life-long learning because doing so strengthens our brains as we age and keeps it functioning at a higher level.   

This program will take place in person, in the Androscoggin Community Room.  

This presentation, part of a fall series entitled Senior College in the Community, is made possible by a partnership with Senior College at USM Lewiston-Auburn College.  Lewiston-Auburn Senior College has a long-standing relationship with community partners.  After two years of Covid constraints, Senior College in the Community programming is once again being offered.  In addition to this program, Senior College offers in person, Zoom, and hybrid enrichment classes.  For more information about Senior College, visit usm.maine.edu/seniorcollege.

Date:

Tuesday Nov 15, 2022

Time:

1:30 PM  –  3:30 PM

Location:

Androscoggin Community Room

Digital Literacy Workshop: Learning Email Basics

Participants in today’s workshop will learn about the tools and apps needed to use email.  Skills practiced will include performing basic email functions such as logging into and out of an account; sending, receiving and replying to emails; recognizing spam; and organizing, searching and deleting emails.  Students will learn several tips and tricks for working with email and will have time for hands-on practice.

This program, one in a series of five, is made possible by a grant from the Public Library Association’s Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, which is supported by AT&T.

This workshop will take place in person, in the library’s Computer Lab located on the 2nd floor.  Registration is required as space is limited.  To register, click here or call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

The next program in this series, Cybersecurity, will take place on January 19.

Date:

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

Time:

4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:

Computer Lab (2nd floor)

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