Living With Intention, March 10 (Zoom)

Wednesday March 10, 4:30-5:30PM via Zoom

Often confused, intentional living is different from setting goals.  Intentions prioritize our emotions and how we want to show up in the world daily.  They are the commitments that empower us to remain in the present moment, foster better relationships, and live with emotional balance.  Intentional living is what John Maxwell described as “living your best story.”  

Join Mellow Mainer Meditation for a virtual workshop on how living intentionally can create greater joy.   Each participant will receive a handout to use to start their journey towards living with intention.

To register for this workshop, which will be presented via Zoom, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  

Slow Flow Yoga, April 6-May 11

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 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, Rachel Legendre, at www.InnerLightYogaOfMaine.com.

This class will take place virtually via Zoom.  To register or if you have any questions, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Be sure to give your email address when registering; you will be sent a link to the class prior to the first class for which you are registered.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Pets and Heart Health, Feb 25 (Zoom)

The Auburn Public Library invites you to a one-hour fun and educational American Heart Association seminar about ways you can be active with your pet and the basics of heart health.

Besides the obvious value of a good snuggle, studies have shown that pet ownership can help
increase fitness levels, relieve stress, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and boost
overall happiness and well-being.

Pets also provide social support, which is an important factor in helping you stick with healthy habits.

Your Best Friend Can Help Your Heart Health, Thursday, February 25 4-5 p.m. (via Zoom)

FMI or to register, call 207-333-6640,ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org

Book Bundles Ready to Go!

Grab a book bundle for a book surprise! Book Bundles have 3-4 books on a theme or in a genre. They are available through curbside or grab and go service, or pick one up during your browsing appointment.

Currently, we have the following book bundles available.

  • Kids Bundles
    • Start a Series
    • Fairy Tales
    • Who Was
    • Early Readers Level 1
    • Early Reader Level 2/3
    • Concept Books
    • Favorite Characters
  • Teen Bundles
    • Romance & Contemporary
    • Mystery & Thrills
    • Science Fiction
    • Horror
    • Fantasy
    • Graphic Novels
  • Adult Bundles
    • Romance
    • Mystery
    • Science Fiction
    • Thrillers
    • Fantasy
    • Contemporary.

Mr. Drew (and animals) on Zoom, Feb. 18

Join Mr. Drew in this virtual presentation via Zoom on Thursday February 18th at 11 am. Mr. Drew will feature 6 exotic reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates in this 40 minute event. Learn about the animals and about animal rehabilitation.

Please call the library to register at 333-6640 ext.3 . We will then send you the Zoom Link. Or register online: https://networkmaine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kce-orTwuH9cR_ygksWrH_-cVBDj0lLLy

We hope you can join us. Thursday Feb 18, 11:00 AM  –  11:45 AM

Browsing appointments start Feb. 16

The Auburn Public Library will reopen for browsing on a limited basis starting February 16. We are very pleased to welcome our customers back into the building.

To make an appointment for browsing, please call the Lending Desk at 333-6640, ext. 2 or the Childrens’ Department at ext. 3.

We will be limiting the number of customers in the building, so we strongly encourage advance reservations. In addition, we will be limiting families with children to one family/household at a time. Browsing will be limited to 30 minutes per day. Those who also have computer appointments will be limited to a total of one hour in the library.

The library will be open for browsing Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM; and Saturdays 9AM-1PM. Please note that on Saturdays, we will not have public computers available and only limited Reference services.

We will continue to offer curbside pickup, and to take requests through email, phone, or through our online catalog. If you prefer to limit your time in the building, we are happy to prepare your items for pick up prior to your arrival.

We look forward to seeing you!

Book Discussion Feb. 24 (Zoom)

In honor of Black History Month, we will be reading “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  The discussion of our reading will take place on this date (Feb. 24, 4-5:30), via Zoom.

This memoir, written as a series of letters to the author’s teenage son, takes us through the author’s life, wherein he “confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives.”  (School Library Journal)  It is direct, powerful, poignant, insightful and — most of all — an essential read for today.

Lending his expertise to this discussion will be James Ford, Family and Community Support Coordinator for the Lewiston Public Schools.  James writes, “I am a Black male who can trace my lineage to the middle passage and an owner of land in Georgia where my ancestors were once slaves. I have lived in Maine for 40 years and I have dealt with many layers of Affirmative Action, discrimination, racism, segregation and implicit bias. I have been doing work on race, or the subject of race all of my life. I love working in the Lewiston Auburn region, its diversity and its willingness to shift behaviors to work with the current student population. I see my role as helping to facilitate that shift…finding ways to bring the schools closer to the community. Let’s open our doors to our parents, businesses and our neighbors.”

A copy of the book will be provided to the first six (6) who sign up for this discussion group.  

FMI or to register, contact Donna at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.Attachments area

Position Available: Administrative Assistant

The Auburn Public Library has a part-time opening (15 hours per week) for a talented administrative
assistant. You can join a team with a strong culture of service to the community and a warm and
welcoming environment. The assistant provides general support for the staff with programming
promotion; fundraising; newsletters; working with vendors; and creating documents, databases, and
spreadsheets. The ideal candidate will have 1 to 3 years of experience. A qualified candidate will
possess strong writing and editing skills and competence in common PC software suites.

The full job description is available here: Administrative Assistant Job Description

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to personnel@auburnpubliclibrary.org or Director, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St., Auburn, ME.  No phone inquiries.   The position will be open until a suitable candidate is found.

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