Kids! Try it Tuesday!

Registration is required for some events, please check listings for more information.

May 31, 4-5PM; Hour of Code. Join Brandon for an Hour of Code workshop in our computer lab. Learn how to think like a coder. Space is limited. Please register your child. This program is best for kids in grades 1 – 6.

June 7, 4-5PM; Coffee Filter Butterfly. Drop in for a creative crafting session with local volunteer, Mary Ann Cormier. Try your hand at making a colorful coffee filter butterfly to decorate your home. This program is for children of all ages. No registration is required.

June 14, 4-5PM; Father’s Day Card. Drop in for a relaxing crafting session with local volunteer, Mary Ann Cormier. Create a Father’s Day card out of colorful paper. We will have a large selection of beautiful stamps, stickers, and die cutters to embellish your card. This program is for children of all ages. No registration is required.

Kids! Try it Tuesday


Jan. 25, 4-5PM: Tangram Tote Bags. This program is full, you can register for the Waiting List here.

Feb. 1, 4-5PM: Dragon Stick Puppet. Celebrate Chinese New Year with library volunteer, Mary Ann Cormier. Create a colorful Chinese dragon stick puppet with materials provided by the library. All ages are welcome to attend this drop-in program. Masks required.

Feb. 8, 4-5PM: Make Valentines. Join library volunteer, Mary Ann Cormier, for a session of Valentine making. This drop-in activity is open to kids of all ages. Masks required.

Kids! Kindie-Rock Concert: Fun Run Dec. 23

Fun Run, a Maine-based kindie rock band, brings family-friendly sing-along songs to children that their parents enjoy as well. Their songs tell stories that range from adventurous dogs and ladybugs to teaching kindness. A Fun Run show is an upbeat and interactive live musical performance featuring singing, guitars, ukuleles, and even a bouzouki. Fun Run is currently celebrating the release of their debut CD, Go Have Some Fun.

No registration is required.

Best for kids in pre-k – grade 4, all are welcome.

Date:Thursday Dec 23, 2021

Time:10:30 AM  –  11:30 AM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Kids! Try it Tuesdays!

Join us on Tuesdays from 4-5 and try something new! Some programs are virtual, and some require registration. Please see below for details.

December 14: Pinecone Crafts. Join children’s department volunteer, Mary Ann Cormier, as she shows you how to easily make crafts out of pinecones.

December 21: Cookie Mix-in-a-Jar: Virtual Program on Facebook. Join us virtually on our Facebook page – Auburn Public Library Advocates – for instructions on making a thoughtful gift for your loved ones, cookie mix-in-a-jar!

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

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