Fun Run, a Maine-based kindie-rock band, is excited to return to the Auburn Public Library this December. They will be playing family-friendly sing-along songs for children that their parents enjoy as well. Their songs tell stories that range from adventurous dogs and ladybugs to teaching kindness. A few holiday songs will be mixed in as well. A Fun Run show is an upbeat and interactive live musical performance. Best for kids in pre-k–grade 4. No registration is required.
Saturday Dec 10, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room
For the young and young at heart… Come make fairy crafts! Join local fairy enthusiast Mary Gagnon and her friends for a special event celebrating fairies. Come and make fairy crafts! There will be five craft projects, a reading corner, a nature table, and a raffle basket. Feel free to dress up, the fairies won’t mind. We hope you will join the fun. Donations will be accepted and given to New Beginnings of Maine, a program that assists Maine youth at risk.
(Rain Location: Androscoggin Room)
Did you know Maine has a thriving aquaculture industry? Come join APL Children’s Librarian, Brandon Dyer and Jason Collins, Benchmark Animal Health/ Sales and Technical Manager, as they teach youth about what aquaculture is and its impacts on Maine. This program is best for ages 8 and up. No registration is required.
Friday Aug 26, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Androscoggin Community Room
Join us for Fitness Fridays, 11AM-12PM, on the library lawn. No registration is required.
August 12: Join Luke Robinson of Wolfpack Fitness, as he leads school-aged children and their families through a fun obstacle course on the library lawn. Please wear comfortable clothing, sun protection, and bring bottled water.
Join local author, Kate Curit, as she reads two of her books: Henry Hippo and the Hairy Situation and her new book, Their Pet Alligator. Afterward, Kate will offer a question and answer session and a craft.
Thursday Jun 23, 2022
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Maggie Trafton Room
Bates College students will be reading the book they wrote, share their experiences as young aspiring scientists, and answering any questions. They will also have a fun arts and crafts session where everyone will picture themselves achieving their dreams and placing them into little stars to always remember that everyone can reach the stars.
“STARGAZE: Stories from our Brightest Stars” is a book that follows the challenges, struggles, and successes of four lovely characters as they set to become part of the scientific community in a world where being different is not always appreciated.
Fueled by hope, this book is meant to inspire young readers, especially those of diverse backgrounds and identities, to follow their dreams fearlessly in a society that might try to stop them.” Best for children ages 6 and up.
Date:Friday May 27, 2022
Time:4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Location:Maggie Trafton Room
Join APL as we welcome students from Bates College’s Chinese Literature class for a special story time. Students will read and perform stories from the Bates College Diverse Bookfinder collection.
Wednesday, April 13th 3:30 PM
Kim Beecy’s Puppet Pals! Join us for a puppet show with East Auburn’s school librarian, Kim Beecy. This interactive program is best for children ages 4 – 10. Space is limited, please register.
Date:Saturday Mar 26, 2022
Time:10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Location:Androscoggin Community Room
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.
Live virtual program via Zoom for all ages!
Join The Center for Wildlife for an outstanding Zoom presentation about Maine wildlife in winter. Please register here– we will send the Zoom link the day before the event by email. This program is for animal lovers of all ages.
Date: Monday Jan 31, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom