KIDS! STARGAZE: Everyone can reach the stars, May 27

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

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

IN PERSON PROGRAMMING SUSPENDED, PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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!

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