KIDS! Try it Tuesdays!

Try something new each Tuesday in September!

September 21 at 4PM at the Library: Squishy Circuits! Join Miss Heather for a fun workshop exploring playdough circuits that light up and buzz. This is an in-person event. Please register, kits are limited.

September 28 at 4PM at the Library: Build a Geodesic Dome! Join Miss Heather for a group building project in the children’s department. We will work together to create a geodesic dome using rolled-up newspaper poles and lots of masking tape. Join the fun!

Antonio Rocha Storyteller, August 3

Antônio Rocha is a world famous mime and storyteller. Originally from Brazil, in 1988 he moved to Maine after receiving a Partners of the Americas grant to study in the United States. He has studied under the mime master, Tony Montanaro, and has a theater degree from the University of Maine. With his tenor voice, realistic sound effects, unique and mesmerizing moves, Antonio can reach a vast age group entertaining kids and adults. He is sure to tickle your funny bone and delight your soul no matter your age. We are delighted to welcome Antonio to the Auburn Public Library for a very special storytelling performance. We hope you will join us. This will be an in person event.

Date:Tuesday Aug 3, 2021

Time:2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! Swallowtail Butterflies with the Butterfly Guy! July 30

Swallowtails: America’s Grandest Butterflies!

Learn all about butterflies through beautiful pictures and stories. Discover their habitats, flowers that will attract them to your yard and garden, the difference between butterflies and moths, and how they behave in the wild. Create your own butterfly t-shirt. Bring your own 100% cotton shirt or buy one from Jerry. Jerry is a former teacher and children’s librarian, inventor of the award-winning Butterfly Game and member of the Vermont Butterfly Atlas Project, a five-year study of butterfly populations in Vermont. For more information or to register, please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3., or click here. If you will need a t-shirt provided by the library please let us know when you register.

This will be an in person event. We hope to host this program on the library lawn, weather permitting. Attendance is limited so please register ahead.

Date:Friday Jul 30, 2021 Time:11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

KIDS! Virtual Concert with Judy Pancoast, July 12

Judy Pancoast, New England’s Grammy Nominee for Best Children’s Album, will present a virtual program on Facebook for the young patrons of  the Auburn Public Library on July 12th at 2 pm.

In keeping with our Summer Reading theme “Tails and Tales,” Judy’s lively musical presentation will include original songs about creatures of land and sea, including “Nothin’ Like a Dog,” “Monkey Girl,” “The Big Five” and “Sharks.” Children should be prepared to dance and sing along!

Kids, parents and librarians rave about Judy’s clever original songs and kid-friendly personality. Adults who grew up with her music are now bringing their own children to her shows. You’ll always remember a Judy Pancoast concert!

To find out more about Judy, visit her website at www.judypancoast.com. You can also hear her music on Spotifty, Apple Music, iTunes and just about every streaming service out there.

Date:Monday Jul 12, 2021

Time:2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Kids! Summer Reading Kickoff June 14-MOVED INDOORS AT THE LIBRARY

THE READING KICKOFF AND CONCERT HAVE BEEN MOVED INDOORS TO THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM. Help us Kick-off our 2021 Summer Reading Program on Monday June 14th (MOVED TO THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM –use Spring St. entrance). We are partnering with the City of Auburn to bring you a free family concert with  our favorite Kindie Rock band, Fun Run. Participation is easy. Pick up your free book and small treat bag at the concert on the 14th or anytime after school is out( June 8th) at the Auburn Public Library. Call us for more information at 207 333-6640 ext.3. Please note we will be following all Covid-19 safety precautions and CDC guidelines. Check our online calendar for more summer events or pick up a calendar at the library. We will also offer an online Summer Reading program through Beanstack. Use the link below to get started online: auburnpubliclibrary.beanstack.org

KIDS! High Touch High tech Science presents Magnet Makers

Discover the properties of magnetism. Have FUN as we explore all the “attractive” and “repulsive” facts. Uncover the many uses for magnets and magnetic forces!

We are excited to have Dr. “G” from HighTouch HighTech Science of Maine back to help kids learn all about Magnets. Free materials kits will be available for pick-up at the library before the program. Please call the library to register and the Zoom link will be sent to you before the program on the 21st. We hope you will join us for this fun and “magnetic” program.

Call us at 333-6640 ext.3 for more information or register online . Space is limited.

Library Kung Fu Chinese Martial Arts for Young Dragons

APL is excited to offer a one hour workshop utilizing Zoom’s online group meeting technology, a one hour online workshop to introduce young library patrons, ages 7 to14, to the fun, excitement, and challenge of Chinese martial arts practice. Join us on Thursday September 24th at 4 PM.

Shifu Paul DiCrescenzo has been a martial arts practitioner since 1977. His training has included Korean karate and swordsmanship, Japanese classical weapons, and he has been training/teaching Chinese martial arts for the last 22 years. He currently teaches Wudang style Tai Chi/Qigong, Wudang Internal Kung Fu, and Bai Long Quan Kung Fu. More information can be found at Two Dragons Path  http://www.twodragonspath.com/

Please call the library to register at 333-6640 ext.3 so we can send you the link to the Zoom meeting.

KIDS! I Am A Story

Mae Among the stars, here Come the Girl Scouts, and Anything But Ordinary Addie
March 14th

10-10:45 AM in the Androscoggin Room

 We are thrilled to partner with the Public Theater for this new program. I Am A Story is an interactive and theatrical program designed to introduce children and their families to the magical and meaningful world of live theatre through contemporary and classic children’s literature. Utilizing theatrical techniques to bring stories to life, I Am A Story provides young audiences with an entertaining and engaging environment that encourages participants to navigate their own narrative and empowers them to Think, Explore, and Connect. This program is recommended for children ages 4-8 (Pre-K to Grade 3).

Date:Saturday Mar 14, 2020

Time:10:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

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