Teen Tales Book Club Discussion, meets Aug. 31

For our summer book club, we’ll be reading Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen! Books will be available for pick up at the beginning of July and they are yours to keep.

The first meeting, July 27th, will be discussing the first half of the book, while we enjoy some refreshments! This program will be outside on the lawn, weather permitting, so bring something to sit on!

We’re wrapping up our book club, August 31st, by discussing the 2nd half of the book in the Teen Space. We’ll end the discussion with pizza and a craft!

Please call 207-333-6640 ext. 4 or email kchase@auburnpubliclibrary.org to register for this book club!


Wednesday Jul 27, 2022


3:30 PM  –  5:00 PM


Library Lawn

Teen Space Renovation Reveal Party and eSport tournament, July 12

The Auburn Public Library is fortunate and grateful to have received a grant from International Paper that allowed us to spruce up our Teen Space! With this money, we were able to update the paint, add some new furniture and decor, and get a TV for the space! To show off the renovations, we’re having a gathering on July 12th from 12:30-1:00 PM in the Teen Space. Stop by to see the new changes and to see what we have to offer teens throughout the summer. There will be refreshments! We hope to see you there!

This program will be followed by a eSports Workshop for teens. Join the APL & CMCC for this summer outreach program at the library! Learn about what eSports are, video game appeal, basics of game design, marketing, and eSport event planning. Following the workshop, we will host an eSports mini tournament. July 12; 1-4PM in the Teen Space.

Teen Tales Book Club

Join us for our summer book club! The Teen Tales Book Club will be reading Elatsoe! “Elatsoe lives in this slightly stranger America. She can raise the ghosts of dead animals, a skill passed down through generations of her Lipan Apache family. Her beloved cousin has just been murdered in a town that wants no prying eyes. But she is going to do more than pry. The picture-perfect facade of Willowbee masks gruesome secrets, and she will rely on her wits, skills, and friends to tear off the mask and protect her family. ” Books are available for pick up & yours to keep! Snacks will be provided. Please contact Kayla at 207-333-6640 ext. 4 or kchase@auburnpubliclibrary.org to register! Meetings will be held on Thursdays @ 4 PM in-person, outside (weather permitting). Bring your own blanket to sit on!

June 17th    July 22nd

June 24th    July 29th

July 1st    August 5th

July 8th    August 12th

July 15th    August 19th

Virtual Author Visit, Gretchen McNeil, May 6

The Auburn Public Library is excited to host an author visit with YA
mystery author, Gretchen McNeil! Gretchen will be presenting a PowerPoint about
how her life in the arts (as a former child dancer, trained opera singer,
circus performer, and cartoon voice over artist) has influenced her life in
becoming a writer, followed by a Q&A.

“Gretchen McNeil is the author of the YA horror/suspense novels POSSESS,
3:59, RELIC, GET EVEN, GET DIRTY, and TEN (a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for
Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist
Top Ten Horror Fiction for Youth) all with Balzer + Bray for HarperCollins.
Gretchen’s first YA contemporary I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, also
with Balzer + Bray, hit shelves in 2016, and then she returned to her
horror-comedy roots with #MURDERTRENDING (Barnes & Noble Best Books of
2018, ILA 2019 Young Adults’ Choices Reading list, YALSA’s 2019 Quick Picks
for Reluctant Young Readers, and was voted the #1 choice on YALSA’s 2019
Teens’ Top Ten list) and the sequel #MURDERFUDNING for Disney/Freeform. The
series continued in 2020 with the companion novel NO ESCAPE.

Gretchen’s novels have been published internationally in Chinese, Spanish,
Turkish, French, Thai, and Czech. *Ten: Murder Island*, the film adaptation
of TEN starring China Anne McClain (*Descendants 2*, *Black Lightning*),
Rome Flynn (*The Bold and the Beautiful*), and Callan McAuliffe (*The
Walking Dead, Flipped, I am Number Four*), premiered on Lifetime in 2017.
GET EVEN and GET DIRTY have been adapted as the series *Get Even* for
BBC/Netflix, which premiered in 2020.”

For more information or to register, contact the Reference Desk at
207-333-6640 ext. 4 or email kchase@auburnpubliclibrary.org. This program
will be held via Zoom; please provide an email address when registering as
participants will be emailed  a link for the program the day of the event.

Teen Summer Library Program

Even though our programs must be virtual during the summer, our Teen Summer Library Program continues!

Check out this video on YouTube for information about this year’s program!

Registration is requested; to do so either email or call Donna — dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org or 207-333-6640, ext. 4 — with your name, grade (entering in September), age and contact information (email or phone number).

Download — or stop by the Library to pick up — an Activity Sheet (2020 Teen SLP Activity Sheet (p. 1) and 2020 Teen SLP Activity Sheet (p. 2) to get started.

Pizza & Pages Book Club

As part of our Teen Summer Library Program, we will host our summer Book Club.  We will be reading and discussing “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman via Google Meet.  If you are interested in this program, please contact Donna (as above).  The book will be available June 22, and our first introductory meeting will be Wednesday, June 24.  When registering, be sure to give your email address.

When safe to do so, we will gather together for a pizza party and a viewing of the movie!

Teens: Completing the Job Application, March 12

Teens and New Adults (ages 14-25) are invited join Lisa Hartnett from the Maine Career Center to learn how to accurately complete an online job application.  A well done job application is an employer’s first impression of you. Knowing what to include (or not), may mean progressing to the interview that you are hoping for. Demonstrate your ability to follow directions and secure that job!

Date:Thursday Mar 12, 2020

Time:3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Location:Computer Lab

Community Homestead Goods and Farmer’s Market, Feb. 28

The Auburn Public Library invites all ages to one of their biggest family events of the year.  Join us on February 28th from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm for our annual Homestead Goods and Farmer’s Market. 

The festive event features live music, lots of great vendors and some surprise barnyard guests that the young kids love to pet and see.  The vendors will tempt visitors with a culinary delight of homegrown and homemade foods and treats, plus homestead crafts such as pottery.

The Auburn Public Library’s Farmer’s Market is free to the public and is one way the library thanks all our community members and community businesses for their wonderful support.

Date:Friday Feb 28, 2020

Time:4:30 PM  –  6:00 PM

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