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
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
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
Join us for a free 4 week program of STEM activities designed for kids in grades 3-7. This summer, kids will use the Engineer Design Process. All materials will be provided by UMaine 4-H.Space is limited so call the library to register at 333-6640 ext.3 or register online at www.auburnpubliclibrary.org
Week 1 (July 6th)
Week 2 (July 13th)
Week 3 (July 20th)
Week 4 (July 27)
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.
KIDS! Just in time for Valentine’s Day. We have Valentine Take-it Make-it kits. They have all the supplies you need to make some really cute cards for your family and friends. Call us at 333-6640 ext.3 to reserve your kit today.
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.
Welcome to APL’s Kids Summer Reading Program!
This year things will be very different as we can’t have you in the library just yet for safety reasons. We will be using a digital Summer reading program through a program called Beanstack. You can download the free Beanstack app on your devices to get started, or you can go to our Beanstack site at auburnpubliclibrary.beanstack.org This site will allow you to register for summer reading from home, track your progress, and earn fun badges during the summer.
For a full schedule of online events, see our webpage https://www.auburnpubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-2020/. If you have any questions, please call the children’s room at 333-6640 ext. 3.
For those children who do not have regular access to a computer we have a paper log that can be requested from the library and picked up by a parent or guardian. There is also a link to the paper log at the bottom of the summer reading page.
Just like our past summer programs we will have a free gift book for kids who read or listen to books for at least 10 hours this summer. This summer, because of COVID-19, we are still deciding the best way to distribute the gift books to participants throughout the summer. Please check our website and Facebook pages to find out how to get your free book in August.
We miss you all and hope you can have some fun with our virtual program!
Audible–Listen to free eaudiobooks at stories.audible.com
Cloud Library — Log in with your library card number.
Here is a list of websites you might find useful to help your children during any school closures.
FOR YOUR LITTLES
- Jbrary: Storytime Songs and fingerplays to share with your little ones
- Resources for families during the Pandemic from Common Sense Media
Mae Among the stars, here Come the Girl Scouts, and Anything But Ordinary Addie
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