Managing Your Debt, Sept. 23

This workshop on managing your debt will include how to build a budget and how to manage your debt once you have a budget.  All participants will be provided a 50/30/20 budget worksheet and will be working on their budgets during the workshop.

This program will be presented by David Palazzolo, the Lewiston Branch Manager of Key Bank, and wlll take place here at the Library.

For our planning purposes, registration is required.  To register, register online here, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Date:Thursday Sep 23, 2021

Time:4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden, Sept. 23 via Zoom

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a new program to help support our pollinators which are in decline.  Please join our Master Gardener Volunteers, via Zoom, for a presentation on “Why Native Plants”, Part 2:  Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden.

Did you know that you can certify your garden as Pollinator-Friendly?

Allan Amioka, a coordinator of the Native Garden at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, in Wells, Maine, and fellow Master Gardener Volunteer Allison Tunick join us again today to continue the conversation on why native plants are so important to pollinators and how this will pertain to certifying your garden as pollinator friendly.  

This program will take place via Zoom.  To register,  click the link below, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Participants will be sent a Zoom link on the day of the program. 

Date:Thursday Sep 23, 2021

Time:12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM

Location:Online via Zoom

Book Discussion: Together: Connection and Community

The Auburn Public Library is proud to offer a reading and discussion group during which we will focus on connecting and building community.  What attributes do we share which connect us as members of a local community?  How can we gain a greater understanding of and empathy for one another?  Our reflections will be based on books, poetry, articles, and a film or two, and will touch upon four key components:  connection, empathy, diversity, and community.  Any books or articles we read will be provided to the group members, and the books are for participants to either keep for their personal library or to share with someone else.  

Our monthly discussions will be facilitated by James Ford, a black man who has spent over 40 years in Maine and works as a Restorative Practices Coordinator in Lewiston.  Dylan Welch, an English major at Bowdoin College will also be joining us each month.  Dylan brings with him a love of poetry which will be woven into our monthly meetings.

Meetings will be held monthly, the 3rd Thursday of each month, September through May, and will be held via Zoom.  The book group is open to teens (ages 16 and up) and adults.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Maine Public Library Fund.

For more information or to register, email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org

Date:Thursday Sep 16, 2021

Time:5:30 PM  –  7:00 PM

Location:Online via Zoom

Virtual Slow Flow Yoga, starting Sept. 7

Tuesdays — September 7-October 26, 2021

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, Tisha Bremner, at https://www.innerlightwell.com/.

This program will take place via Zoom, and registration is required; to register, email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org or call 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

Date:Tuesday Sep 7, 2021

Time:4:30 PM  –  5:30 PM

Location:Online via Zoom

Why Native Plants? Sept. 9 via Zoom

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a new program to help support our pollinators which are in decline.  Please join our Master Gardener Volunteers, via Zoom, for a presentation on “Why Native Plants”, Part 1:  Why Natives?  

Allan Amioka, a coordinator of the Native Garden at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, in Wells, Maine, will cover the basics of why it’s important to incorporate plants native to our ecoregion into our landscapes.  Allan will use content from his work with the Yardscaping program as well.  He will be joined by his fellow Master Gardener Volunteer Allison Tunick.  Please join us for an informative talk on why native plants are so important to pollinators and how this will pertain to certifying your garden as pollinator friendly.  

This program will take place via Zoom.  Register online here, or contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Participants will be sent a Zoom link on the day of the program. 

Date:Thursday Sep 9, 2021

Time:12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM

Location:Online via Zoom

Maine Wildlife – Stay Safe, Keep Them Safe, Aug 24 via Zoom

This talk, presented by Jennifer Marchigiani of Misfits Rehab, will go over what a wildlife rehabilitator does and how she got started as a wildlife rehabilitator.  She will share some information about Maine’s wildlife, dispel some myths and talk about how to keep yourself and our wildlife safe!  Misfits Rehab is located in Auburn and was started in 2002.  Its mission is to care for injured, orphaned and sick wildlife.  with the goal of returning a healthy animal that can thrive to its natural habitat.  While caring for an animal, Misfits Rehab provides proper nutrition, veterinary care, housing and handling to promote the best outcome.

This program will take place via Zoom and is open to adults and families.  Register online here, or contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

This program is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Tales with Tails” during which we will be reading, learning, and talking about summer, nature and animals – both wild and domestic!  The program runs from June 8-August 31st.   FMI about our Summer Reading Program, check our website, call the Reference Desk or send us an email (as above) 

Date:Tuesday Aug 24, 2021

Time:3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Location:Online via Zoom

Mission Working Dogs, August 11

Christy Gardner has been training service dogs and therapy dogs for the past nine years but wanted to grow that dream to help more Mainers in need.  Mission Working Dogs was founded in July 2020 as a local non-profit to do just that. The organization serves to train service dogs and therapy dogs for the local community and has cleared land to build a new training center this fall.  Come meet Christy, a couple of dogs and their handlers to learn more about this amazing program!

Christina “Christy” Gardner is a 39 year old retired Army veteran from Lewiston, Maine. She was injured overseas in 2006 and spent nearly 5 rehabbing before was finally able to live on her own again and started participating in adaptive sports, thanks to her Service Dog, Moxie.  She’s now an assistant captain of the US Women’s Para Ice Hockey Team as well as an alternate for Tokyo 2020ne in shot put and discus. She also represented the USA at the Para Surfing World Championships in 2020. 

This program will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room.  For our planning purposes, registration is required.  To register, click here to register online or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

This program is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Tales with Tails” during which we will be reading, learning, and talking about summer, nature and animals – both wild and domestic!  The program runs from June 8-August 31st.   

Date:Wednesday Aug 11, 2021

Time:4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

An evening with author Christopher McDougall, August 10 via Zoom

When Christopher McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when Sherman arrived, he was so sick he could barely move. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman’s body but his mind as well. The best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, so Christopher decided to teach Sherman to run. He’d heard about burro racing–a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days–and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.  (from https://www.chrismcdougall.com/running-with-sherman/)

Best-selling author Christopher McDougall joins us via Zoom to share his favorite parts of “Running with Sherman,”  a wonderful and heartwarming story.  He will read some excerpts and there will be some time at the end for a brief Q&A.  

This program will take place via Zoom.  To register,  click here to register online, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  (The first 12 who register will receive a free copy of the book!)

This program is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Tales with Tails” during which we will be reading, learning, and talking about summer, nature and animals – both wild and domestic!  The program runs from June 8-August 31st.   FMI about our Summer Reading Program, check our website, call the Reference Desk or send us an email (as above)

Date:Tuesday Aug 10, 2021

Time:6:30 PM  –  7:30 PM

Location:Online via Zoom

Chutes and Ladders Reading Challenge

Our next board game reading challenge will be Chutes and Ladders! It will run from June 21 – August 20. For this you’ll need:

A Playing Board (Print at home OR get yours at the lending desk)

Instruction booklet (At lending desk)

Stickers OR markers (Stickers come with playing board and instructions, but are not required)

Instructions:

In this reading challenge, your goal is to reach the number 50 at the top of the page. Each book must go with the prompt you landed on. You will mark the squares you land on with the small dot stickers (or draw dots on your board) that you received. How you move depends on how many pages of the book.

50-100 = 1 space

101-200 = 2 spaces

201-300 = 3 spaces

301-400 = 4 spaces

401-500 = 5 spaces

501-600 = 6 spaces

etc.

You get one wild card, which allows you to read a book that doesn’t go with the prompt. You will use the large dot sticker to mark this (or draw a square and fill it in with a marker). Each prompt must have its own individual book.

Hobbyist Beekeeping for Food and Flowers, June 23 via Zoom

Bill Hiss has been a hobbyist beekeeper since retiring from Bates in 2013.  He also serves as the organizer of the Androscoggin Beekeepers Club, a regional affiliate of the Maine State Beekeepers Association.  Beekeeping is a fascinating commitment, good for both the land and humans.  But it  has increasing challenges, from varroa mites to agricultural chemicals to possible climate change.  Over a third of our food chain depends on bees: many vegetables, and almost all fruit and nuts.  Hobbyist beekeepers worldwide produce honey, but especially help the bees in reproducing themselves!  This will be an illustrated talk on the rewards and challenges of beekeeping. 

This program will take place via Zoom.  Register online here, or contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  

This program is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Tales with Tails” during which we will be reading, learning, and talking about summer, nature and animals – both wild and domestic!  The program runs from June 8-August 31st.   FMI about our Summer Reading Program, check our website, call the Reference Desk or send us an email (as above)

Date:Wednesday Jun 23, 2021

Time:4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:Online via Zoom

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