Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden, Sept. 23 via Zoom

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a new program to help support our pollinators which are in decline.  Please join our Master Gardener Volunteers, via Zoom, for a presentation on “Why Native Plants”, Part 2:  Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden.

Did you know that you can certify your garden as Pollinator-Friendly?

Allan Amioka, a coordinator of the Native Garden at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, in Wells, Maine, and fellow Master Gardener Volunteer Allison Tunick join us again today to continue the conversation on why native plants are so important to pollinators and how this will pertain to certifying your garden as pollinator friendly.  

This program will take place via Zoom.  To register,  click the link below, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Participants will be sent a Zoom link on the day of the program. 

Date:Thursday Sep 23, 2021

Time:12:00 PM  –  1:00 PM

Location:Online via Zoom

Fall Reading Challenge Classic 2021

This fall we are returning to the classic reading challenge.

Rules:

  • Read books that fulfill the categories listed inside this flyer.
  • A title can only be used for one category.
  • Books should be read between September 20 – December 10.
  • Use this flyer to keep a log of your reading.
  • Turn in your entry by December 17.
  • You do not need to read all of the categories to enter!

    Prizes:

GRAND PRIZE: For the reader who completes the most categories (in the event of a tie, a winner will be randomly drawn), four new books of your choice! (Restriction apply, see below*)
FIRST PRIZE: All entries with at least five categories filled will be entered into a drawing for the first prize, two new books of your choice! (restrictions apply*)

*Restrictions apply (see flyer for full details)

Free Gift – If you read at least 5 books, you’ll win 1 free gift from our prize bin. See the lending desk to collect your prize.

Click here to download the reading tracker.

Click here for the beanstack reading online tracker.

Craft & Laugh fundraiser, Sept. 23

Join us for our first After Hours with APL fundraising event, Craft & Laugh. Instructor Kate Webber will walk you through how to create your own cowl by arm knitting. No experience necessary. Light refreshments and all supplies included. Please feel free to bring your own snacks as well! September 23rd at 6:30PM.

For more information contact Haley Warden.

$20 Registration/20 Participant Max

Tickets Are Available @ www.eventbrite.com/e/apl-after-hours-craft-laugh-tickets-168950025073

CONTACT: Haley Warden 207-333-6640 x2023 hwarden@auburnpubliclibrary.org

KIDS! Try it Tuesdays!

Try something new each Tuesday in September!

September 21 at 4PM at the Library: Squishy Circuits! Join Miss Heather for a fun workshop exploring playdough circuits that light up and buzz. This is an in-person event. Please register, kits are limited.

September 28 at 4PM at the Library: Build a Geodesic Dome! Join Miss Heather for a group building project in the children’s department. We will work together to create a geodesic dome using rolled-up newspaper poles and lots of masking tape. Join the fun!

Book Discussion: Together: Connection and Community

The Auburn Public Library is proud to offer a reading and discussion group during which we will focus on connecting and building community.  What attributes do we share which connect us as members of a local community?  How can we gain a greater understanding of and empathy for one another?  Our reflections will be based on books, poetry, articles, and a film or two, and will touch upon four key components:  connection, empathy, diversity, and community.  Any books or articles we read will be provided to the group members, and the books are for participants to either keep for their personal library or to share with someone else.  

Our monthly discussions will be facilitated by James Ford, a black man who has spent over 40 years in Maine and works as a Restorative Practices Coordinator in Lewiston.  Dylan Welch, an English major at Bowdoin College will also be joining us each month.  Dylan brings with him a love of poetry which will be woven into our monthly meetings.

Meetings will be held monthly, the 3rd Thursday of each month, September through May, and will be held via Zoom.  The book group is open to teens (ages 16 and up) and adults.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Maine Public Library Fund.

For more information or to register, email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org

Date:Thursday Sep 16, 2021

Time:5:30 PM  –  7:00 PM

Location:Online via Zoom

Virtual Slow Flow Yoga, starting Sept. 7

Tuesdays — September 7-October 26, 2021

Take some time to slow down and dive deeper into the poses, while gaining strength, flexibility, and core balance.  Use the power of your breath to slowly move through your practice with intention and introspection in this vinyasa style class.  This is a moderately challenging class where pose variations will be offered to help everyone find their unique level of success.  Have a yoga mat, a yoga block or two, and wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to move well.  Take some time for yourself to move and breathe with grace, poise and ease.

Learn more about our instructor, Tisha Bremner, at https://www.innerlightwell.com/.

This program will take place via Zoom, and registration is required; to register, email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org or call 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

Date:Tuesday Sep 7, 2021

Time:4:30 PM  –  5:30 PM

Location:Online via Zoom