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.

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.

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

Mystery book club

Do you love a good mystery? Come and discuss with other mystery lovers! Our new Mystery Book Club will met on October 25 at 10:30AM. Our October selection is Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron, the first in the Mike
Bowditch series. Other meetings might center around a series, an author or a theme. Bring your ideas! And each meeting will have time to talk about what we are currently reading.

We’ll have a few copies of the book at the desk, it is also available through online requesting and on the Cloud Library.

Date:

Tuesday Oct 25, 2022

Time:

10:30 AM  –  11:30 AM

Location:

Conference Room

Happiness, Humor, and Health (Senior College in the Community), Oct 24

You don’t have to be a scientist to know that humor and laughter make you feel good. So is it the endorphins? the ridiculousness? the punch line? your racing pulse? your big breaths? identifying with the joke, story, cartoon? Why does a belly laugh bring tears? We will share and learn together the answers to these and even more questions as we explore the connections between happiness, humor, laughter, health, and life in general. Please bring your jokes, stories, whatever makes you laugh, makes you happy.

Dr. Elcha Buckman is a smart, nice and fun person who comes from a funny family, and has passed this on to her sons (is it genetic?). She can be funny but since graduate school in 1975 she sometimes takes her humor very seriously. Elcha holds a BS, MS, and PhD from Boston University and is certified in child, adolescent, and family psychiatry, but admits these aren’t required to be humorous and laugh. For over 70 years Elcha has observed, listened, studied, researched, lectured, published, and practiced humor to help people find their happiness, sense of humor and health. In addition to loving that, her hobbies are her friends, children, grandchildren, Mini-Schnauzer, needlework, music, swimming, and exploring.

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:

Monday Oct 24, 2022

Time:

1:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Medicare 101, Oct. 17

Open enrollment for Medicare begins October 15.  Do you know all you need to know to select the right insurance plan for you?  If not, you are invited to this free seminar with an experienced insurance broker who specializes in helping clients with Medicare planning needs.  Medicare 101 is meant to help people navigate the options with Medicare and sign up with social security.  This presentation will help you have a better understanding of your medicare options, deadlines and fines that may be imposed if you do not sign up on time.

This program is offered by Renata Lahner of The Lahner Group, whose mission is to provide unbiased Medicare and insurance advice for individuals from all walks of life while simplifying the complexities of your healthcare options.  Renata specializes in helping clients with Medicare, social security, and life insurance needs.   The program will take place in person, in the Androscoggin Community Room.

Date:

Monday Oct 17, 2022

Time:

10:30 AM  –  11:30 AM

Digital Literacy Workshop: Navigating the Internet, October 20

In today’s workshop, students will learn about web browsers and search engines and build skills to navigate the internet.  Some skills covered include using a web browser, using a search engine, navigating a website, and learning tips and tricks for advanced searches.  Participants will have hands-on experience practicing their new skills.

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, Learning the Basics of Email, will take place on November 17.

Date:

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

Time:

4:00 PM  –  5:30 PM

Location:

Computer Lab (2nd floor)

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