Teen DIY: Zentangle, Jan. 22

Teens!  Join us each month for a do it yourself project.  This month, staying within our theme of Health & Fitness by reducing stress, we will be creating Zentangles!  Zentangle is a form of meditative doodling that has patterns, or tangles, put together to create a “zen”-tangle!  (from www.definitions.net)

This program is just for teens, ages 12-18, and will include a snack!

Date:Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

Time:4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:Teen Space

Teens (and others!): PAWS Your Stress! Jan. 30

Teens are invited to the Teen Space to take a break from mid-term exams and visit with some animals from the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.  Studies have shown that playing with or petting an animal can increase levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol (animalsmart.org). 

Although a teen program, all animal lovers are invited to stop by!  If you would like, feel free to bring a donation of cat or dog food.

Date:Thursday Jan 30, 2020

Time:3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Location:Teen Space

Teens and New Adults! Yoga classes start Jan.14

Now open to Teens and New Adults, ages 12-25.

Join Rachel Larrivee from Inner Light Yoga for this 4-week Teen and New Adult Yoga series on Making Healthy Choices through yoga. Each class is an hour-long exploration of movement and breath-work in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Build strength, flexibility and confidence as we flow through fun and challenging yoga sequences set to funky background music. Participants should wear comfortable clothing in which they can move.  All levels, including beginners, are welcome!

Signups are requested so we know how many to expect. You may do so using the form online, or give us a call at 207-333-6640, ext. 4. 

This program is part of our Teen Life Skills series, with January’s focus on Health & Fitness, and is for teens and new adults, ages 12-25. 

Date:Tuesday Jan 7, 2020

Time:4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

FAFSA Completion Workshop, Nov. 7

Working on completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have questions or need help (or simply moral support with getting it done)?  Join representatives and college navigators from the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) for this workshop to help you either get started or complete the process.  Be sure to bring the paperwork necessary to file your FAFSA, including:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.

This program is open to anyone who is going to college and applying for the FAFSA and will take place in the Computer Lab.  (You are welcome to bring your own laptop if you prefer.)  For our planning purposes, registration is requested; you may do so by calling us at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or click here to register online.

Date:Thursday Nov 7, 2019

Time:6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

Location:Computer Lab

College Night, October 17

Join admissions representatives from seven (7) colleges and universities as they sit on a panel facilitated by Jessica Whittier of Finance Authority of Maine (FAME).  Topics covered during the panel discussion (roughly 5:30-6:45) will include the differences in colleges represented, majors offered, campus life, the application process, financial aid and more!  Following the panel discussion, there will be a college fair.  During that portion of the evening, parents and teens can speak with the admissions representatives to get information specific to the school(s) of interest to them.

The panel discussion is designed for younger teens to answer frequently asked questions early in the college process, but is open to all teens.

Colleges attending in 2019 include — Bates College, Central Maine Community College, College of the Atlantic, Maine College of Health Professions, Maine Maritime Academy, University of Maine Orono, University of Southern Maine, Husson University, St. Joseph’s College, Thomas College, Unity College, University of Maine Farmington, and University of New England. 

Registration is requested so that we have handouts for everyone; you may register here or by giving us a call.  For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4. 

Date:Thursday Oct 17, 2019 Time:5:30 PM  –  7:30 PM Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Financial Aid Info Session, Sept. 26

Continuing onto college and have questions about applying for Financial Aid?  Join a representative from the Finance Authority of Maine to learn about the process and get any lingering questions answered.  This program is open to anyone considering going to college — teens, new adults, and older adults.  

Date:Thursday Sep 26, 2019; Time:6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM; Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Don’t miss our other college programs!

Teens! DIY Takeover: Starry Night Sidewalk Art, Aug. 6

Teens!  Our summer crafts will be related to our “Universe of Stories” Summer Library Program theme.  Today, we’ll take our art outside, as we try to replicate Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night on the sidewalk outside the library!  After talking briefly about this piece of art, each teen will be given a section of sidewalk to create their own version of this painting.  Afterwards, we will enjoy some ice cream as we admire each person’s work!  So that we have enough chalk, please register, call 333-6640, ext. 4.

Date:Tuesday Aug 6, 2019

Time:3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Teens! Pizza & Pages Club starts July 10

Teens!  This summer, our Pizza & Pages Book Club meets our Great Stories Club!  During the month of July, we will get together to read and discuss four books in the Great Stories Club series “What Makes A Hero? Self, Society, and Rising to the Occasion.”  Sign up for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 books!  Participating teens will get to keep copies of each book read to add to their personal collection.  

The schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 10 — March (Book 3) by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (book available after June 25th)
  • Wednesday, July 17 — Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, book one by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian Stelfreeze (book available July 10th)
  • Wednesday, July 24 — Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale, And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman (book available July 17th)
  • Wednesday, July 31 — Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (book available July 24th)

This program is presented by the Auburn Public Library and the Boys & Girls Club (Auburn/Lewiston Clubhouse) for teens in grades 8-12.  Books are provided through a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities; pizza is provided by our local Domino’s.  

For more information or to sign up, contact Donna at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

Date:Wednesday Jul 10, 2019

Time:12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM

Location:Teen Space

Teens and Adults! Storyteller Odds Bodkin, June 25

With thunderous 12-string guitar he plays as he speaks, Master Storyteller Odds Bodkin dives deep into Greek mythology with this award-winning adventure story, HERCULES IN HELL.  The great hero has just awakened in the Underworld, standing before the King and Queen of the Dead.  Yes, Hercules is dead, but he should not be here.  As the son of Zeus, he should have awakened on Mt. Olympus.

Only after he tells his life story to the King and Queen will he be freed, however.  And so he begins.  His youth.  His murders.  His bouts of madness.  His twelve labors and the powerful weapons he uses.  Hercules tells a grand saga, but his heroic life is darkened by uncontrollable rages.  

Odds Bodkin performs this story in a brooding voice for Hercules, along with many other characters.  Added are uncanny vocal sound effects that help this story feel like a movie.

This free show is for teens and adults and is not recommended for listeners under eleven years of age.

Odds Bodkin has been defined as “a consummate storyteller” by the New York TimesWired says of him “one of the great voices in American storytelling.”  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

For more information about Odds Bodkin, visit his website at https://www.oddsbodkin.net/.

Date:Tuesday Jun 25, 2019

Time:1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

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