Wednesday April 21, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS! Preschool Story Time

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
KIDS! High Touch High tech Science presents Magnet Makers

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 at www.auburnpubliclibrary.org Space is limited.

There are 12 spaces available.

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 at www.auburnpubliclibrary.org Space is limited.

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
CANCELLED Androscoggin Land Trust: Over 30 years of protecting land in the lower Androscoggin Region

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  For other Earth Week/Earth Day programs, please visit earthday.org, the Natural Resources Council of Maine (nrcm.org) or Maine Audubon (https://maineaudubon.org/events/).  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

 

In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, join us for this informative program presented by Androscoggin Land Trust to learn more about conservation efforts in the lower Androscoggin region.  This program will be presented by Aimee Dorval, the Executive Director of Androscoggin Land Trust.

This program will be presented via Zoom.  To register, call 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call Reference Department to register

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  For other Earth Week/Earth Day programs, please visit earthday.org, the Natural Resources Council of Maine (nrcm.org) or Maine Audubon (https://maineaudubon.org/events/).  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

 

In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, join us for this informative program presented by Androscoggin Land Trust to learn more about conservation efforts in the lower Androscoggin region.  This program will be presented by Aimee Dorval, the Executive Director of Androscoggin Land Trust.

This program will be presented via Zoom.  To register, call 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call Reference Department to register

Friday April 23, 2021
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3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
KIDS! Maine Student Book Award Chat

Join Miss Deb as she talks about 2 of her favorite MSBA books: New Kid by Jerry Craft and Nikki on the Line by Barbara Carroll Roberts. Both of these books deal with fitting in, changing freindships, school and peer pressure. New Kid is also Newbery Award Winner! We hope you will join us.

Join Miss Deb as she talks about 2 of her favorite MSBA books: New Kid by Jerry Craft and Nikki on the Line by Barbara Carroll Roberts. Both of these books deal with fitting in, changing freindships, school and peer pressure. New Kid is also Newbery Award Winner! We hope you will join us.

Monday April 26, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS! Story Time with Miss Jenn
 

Join our friend Miss Jenn for an online story time on Facebook Live ( Auburn Public Library Advocates) at 10 am on 4/26/21.

 

Join our friend Miss Jenn for an online story time on Facebook Live ( Auburn Public Library Advocates) at 10 am on 4/26/21.

 
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3:00 PM
Teen Take & Make Monday - DIY Bird Feeders

Spring is here and the birds are chirping! For this Teen Take & Make Monday, we're doing DIY bird feeder kits so that you can create a tasty treat for your local birds!

Kits are available for pick up starting Monday, April 26th. Instructions will be posted to our Auburn Public Library Teenspace Facebook Page. You can come into the library to pick up the kit. Also, you can reserve one by calling 207-333-6640 ext. 4 or emailing kchase@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Spring is here and the birds are chirping! For this Teen Take & Make Monday, we're doing DIY bird feeder kits so that you can create a tasty treat for your local birds!

Kits are available for pick up starting Monday, April 26th. Instructions will be posted to our Auburn Public Library Teenspace Facebook Page. You can come into the library to pick up the kit. Also, you can reserve one by calling 207-333-6640 ext. 4 or emailing kchase@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday April 27, 2021

As part of our adult virtual programming, twice a month we will share a TED Talk from their archives. “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks ...”  (from ted.com)

Having celebrated Earth Day last week, today's talk will reflect on our impact on our planet.  The link for this talk will be posted on the Auburn Public Library Advocates Facebook page on this date and time.

For more information, you may call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email Donna at dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

LOCATION: Online - Facebook - Auburn Public Library Advocates

As part of our adult virtual programming, twice a month we will share a TED Talk from their archives. “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks ...”  (from ted.com)

Having celebrated Earth Day last week, today's talk will reflect on our impact on our planet.  The link for this talk will be posted on the Auburn Public Library Advocates Facebook page on this date and time.

For more information, you may call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email Donna at dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

LOCATION: Online - Facebook - Auburn Public Library Advocates

 

Join us on the Auburn Public Library Teen Space Instagram for some teen trivia fun! Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, we'll hold a trivia game on our story. The theme for the trivia game will change each week. The teen to answer the most questions right during that game will win a prize!

Join us on the Auburn Public Library Teen Space Instagram for some teen trivia fun! Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, we'll hold a trivia game on our story. The theme for the trivia game will change each week. The teen to answer the most questions right during that game will win a prize!

 
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3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
KIDS! Citizen Science Month Read Aloud

Every Tuesday in April, Miss Deb will read 2-3 picture book biographies of famous scientists and inventors on Our Facebook page to celebrate Citizen Science Month. We hope you will join us!

AuburnPublicAdvocates Facebook

Every Tuesday in April, Miss Deb will read 2-3 picture book biographies of famous scientists and inventors on Our Facebook page to celebrate Citizen Science Month. We hope you will join us!

AuburnPublicAdvocates Facebook

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Spring Slow Flow Yoga

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, Rachel Legendre, at www.InnerLightYogaOfMaine.com.

This class will take place virtually via Zoom.  To register or if you have any questions, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Be sure to give your email address when registering; you will be sent a link to the class prior to the first class for which you are registered.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

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, Rachel Legendre, at www.InnerLightYogaOfMaine.com.

This class will take place virtually via Zoom.  To register or if you have any questions, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Be sure to give your email address when registering; you will be sent a link to the class prior to the first class for which you are registered.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Wednesday April 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS! Preschool Story Time

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

Thursday April 29, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dead Dog Poems: A Poetry Reading with Lynne Schmidt

Each year, the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poets and their written words.

Join poet Lynne Schmidt as she reads from her award-winning collection, Dead Dog Poems, which explores the loss of a canine soul mate.  The journey will take the listener through the happy, the terminal diagnosis, eventual death, and the aftermath of grief after such a loss.  After the reading, there will be time for Q and A, as well as reflection for anyone who would like to share about their beloved companions.

This program will take place virtually, via Zoom.  To register, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, and make sure to give your email address when registering.  Participants will be emailed a Zoom link on the day of the program.

For information on this or other upcoming adult programs, contact the Reference Desk as above, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

 

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Each year, the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poets and their written words.

Join poet Lynne Schmidt as she reads from her award-winning collection, Dead Dog Poems, which explores the loss of a canine soul mate.  The journey will take the listener through the happy, the terminal diagnosis, eventual death, and the aftermath of grief after such a loss.  After the reading, there will be time for Q and A, as well as reflection for anyone who would like to share about their beloved companions.

This program will take place virtually, via Zoom.  To register, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, and make sure to give your email address when registering.  Participants will be emailed a Zoom link on the day of the program.

For information on this or other upcoming adult programs, contact the Reference Desk as above, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

 

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Tuesday May 4, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Spring Slow Flow Yoga

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, Rachel Legendre, at www.InnerLightYogaOfMaine.com.

This class will take place virtually via Zoom.  To register or if you have any questions, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Be sure to give your email address when registering; you will be sent a link to the class prior to the first class for which you are registered.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

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, Rachel Legendre, at www.InnerLightYogaOfMaine.com.

This class will take place virtually via Zoom.  To register or if you have any questions, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Be sure to give your email address when registering; you will be sent a link to the class prior to the first class for which you are registered.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Wednesday May 5, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS! Preschool Story Time

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

Thursday May 6, 2021
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Author Visit with Gretchen McNeil

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 2Black 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.

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 2Black 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.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The content of our character: moving forward as a community

This interactive workshop is a call to create economic belonging for all Mainers through inclusive, equitable, truth-based, and authentic multi-racial coalitions.  In this session, we will address the historical routes of the disparities seen today and identify ways that all Mainers can use their privilege -- wherever and however it exists -- to advance equity for all.

This program will be presented by Krystal Williams.  Krystal is an attorney and entrepreneur in Portland, Maine.  Her law firm, Providentia Group, focuses on making Maine's economy work for more Mainers, particularly individuals who identify as Mainers of color or who live in rural Maine.  In 2020, she founded the Alpha Legal Foundation to address the lack of diverse attorneys  in legal leadership and scholarship in Maine.

Part of the Maine Humanities Council's World in Your Library series, this program is made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council.  

To register or FMI, please contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  It will take place via Zoom, and participants will be sent a link on the day of the program.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

This interactive workshop is a call to create economic belonging for all Mainers through inclusive, equitable, truth-based, and authentic multi-racial coalitions.  In this session, we will address the historical routes of the disparities seen today and identify ways that all Mainers can use their privilege -- wherever and however it exists -- to advance equity for all.

This program will be presented by Krystal Williams.  Krystal is an attorney and entrepreneur in Portland, Maine.  Her law firm, Providentia Group, focuses on making Maine's economy work for more Mainers, particularly individuals who identify as Mainers of color or who live in rural Maine.  In 2020, she founded the Alpha Legal Foundation to address the lack of diverse attorneys  in legal leadership and scholarship in Maine.

Part of the Maine Humanities Council's World in Your Library series, this program is made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council.  

To register or FMI, please contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  It will take place via Zoom, and participants will be sent a link on the day of the program.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Tuesday May 11, 2021

As part of our adult virtual programming, twice a month we will share a TED Talk from their archives. “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks ...”  (from ted.com)

As you may be aware, May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Both of our talks this month were selected with that in mind.  Remember You Are #NotAlone.  If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI or if in a crisis text NAMI to 741741 or call the Maine Statewide crisis line at 1-888-568-1112.

The link for this talk will be posted on the Auburn Public Library Advocates Facebook page on this date and time.

For more information, you may call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email Donna at dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

LOCATION: Online - Facebook - Auburn Public Library Advocates

As part of our adult virtual programming, twice a month we will share a TED Talk from their archives. “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks ...”  (from ted.com)

As you may be aware, May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Both of our talks this month were selected with that in mind.  Remember You Are #NotAlone.  If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI or if in a crisis text NAMI to 741741 or call the Maine Statewide crisis line at 1-888-568-1112.

The link for this talk will be posted on the Auburn Public Library Advocates Facebook page on this date and time.

For more information, you may call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email Donna at dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

LOCATION: Online - Facebook - Auburn Public Library Advocates

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Spring Slow Flow Yoga

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, Rachel Legendre, at www.InnerLightYogaOfMaine.com.

This class will take place virtually via Zoom.  To register or if you have any questions, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Be sure to give your email address when registering; you will be sent a link to the class prior to the first class for which you are registered.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

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, Rachel Legendre, at www.InnerLightYogaOfMaine.com.

This class will take place virtually via Zoom.  To register or if you have any questions, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Be sure to give your email address when registering; you will be sent a link to the class prior to the first class for which you are registered.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Wednesday May 12, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS! Preschool Story Time

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

Thursday May 13, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Coping with COVID; Building Hope

This pandemic has been difficult for all of us.  It has been challenging for our youth, parents, caregivers, and community professionals trying to balance the need to work and learn remotely while living with the uncertainty and threats of COVID 19.  For almost everyone, it impacts our mental health and sense of hope as we balance safety and access to the supports and services we need.  Our challenge moving forward is to rebuild Hope.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  This presentation acknowledges the challenging times we are living through and offers guidance to address mental wellness and help with the challenging conversation with someone who may struggle with mental health needs and/or the threat of suicide.

Topics will also address mental health stigma and effective coping strategies to help build resiliency and hope as we move together beyond these difficult times.  This session is open to anyone in the region -- parents, caregivers, students and community members.

Presented by Greg Marley, LCSW, Director of Suicide Prevention for NAMI Maine.  Greg has practiced in the field of community mental health in Maine for over 30 years, as a clinician, clinical supervisor, manager, trainer and consultant.  Since 2007, he has developed and presented training and education supporting suicide prevention and management.   Greg has presented across Maine and New England to a variety of audiences in suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, mental health and other topics.  Since 2009 he has provided training and consultation to schools, primary care practices, hospitals, and mental health programs supporting suicide prevention and intervention as well as support in the aftermath of a suicide loss.  In the rest of his life, Greg is renown as an expert in edible, medicinal and toxic wild mushrooms.  

This program is co-sponsored by Maine Suicide Prevention, NAMI Maine, and the Auburn Public Library, and will be presented via Zoom.  FMI or to register, call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Those who sign up will be emailed the Zoom link on the day of the program.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

This pandemic has been difficult for all of us.  It has been challenging for our youth, parents, caregivers, and community professionals trying to balance the need to work and learn remotely while living with the uncertainty and threats of COVID 19.  For almost everyone, it impacts our mental health and sense of hope as we balance safety and access to the supports and services we need.  Our challenge moving forward is to rebuild Hope.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  This presentation acknowledges the challenging times we are living through and offers guidance to address mental wellness and help with the challenging conversation with someone who may struggle with mental health needs and/or the threat of suicide.

Topics will also address mental health stigma and effective coping strategies to help build resiliency and hope as we move together beyond these difficult times.  This session is open to anyone in the region -- parents, caregivers, students and community members.

Presented by Greg Marley, LCSW, Director of Suicide Prevention for NAMI Maine.  Greg has practiced in the field of community mental health in Maine for over 30 years, as a clinician, clinical supervisor, manager, trainer and consultant.  Since 2007, he has developed and presented training and education supporting suicide prevention and management.   Greg has presented across Maine and New England to a variety of audiences in suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, mental health and other topics.  Since 2009 he has provided training and consultation to schools, primary care practices, hospitals, and mental health programs supporting suicide prevention and intervention as well as support in the aftermath of a suicide loss.  In the rest of his life, Greg is renown as an expert in edible, medicinal and toxic wild mushrooms.  

This program is co-sponsored by Maine Suicide Prevention, NAMI Maine, and the Auburn Public Library, and will be presented via Zoom.  FMI or to register, call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  Those who sign up will be emailed the Zoom link on the day of the program.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Wednesday May 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS! Preschool Story Time

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Introduction to Meditation

Interested in how meditation works to bring personal balance, but not sure where to start?  In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Mellow Mainer Meditation joins us again to lead this Introduction to Meditation course, perfect for beginners.

Incorporating meditation as part of your daily self-care routine is like medicine for the mind and spirit.  Each session includes a short, guided meditation plus a resource list.

FMI or to register, call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  This program will take place via Zoom, and participants will be sent a link on the day of the program.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Interested in how meditation works to bring personal balance, but not sure where to start?  In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Mellow Mainer Meditation joins us again to lead this Introduction to Meditation course, perfect for beginners.

Incorporating meditation as part of your daily self-care routine is like medicine for the mind and spirit.  Each session includes a short, guided meditation plus a resource list.

FMI or to register, call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  This program will take place via Zoom, and participants will be sent a link on the day of the program.

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Friday May 21, 2021
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crafts 'n Creations: Paint Party!
Melanie Therrien of Wicked Illustrations will guide you, step by step, to create your own version of this image, "Lavender and Marigolds." No experience is necessary. Although an adult program, if space permits, we will allow younger participants (with a minimum suggested age of 7).
 
Participants will be using acrylic paint on canvas and can choose their favorite colors to complete the project. Paint, brushes and canvas are included in the kit. Participants will need a water cup, a painting towel, a pencil and an eraser.
 
To sign up, call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext 4., or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org. Kits will be available the week of the program and participants will be contacted once they are available for pick up at the library.  This program will take place via Zoom, and participants will be emailed the link on the day of the program.
LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register
Melanie Therrien of Wicked Illustrations will guide you, step by step, to create your own version of this image, "Lavender and Marigolds." No experience is necessary. Although an adult program, if space permits, we will allow younger participants (with a minimum suggested age of 7).
 
Participants will be using acrylic paint on canvas and can choose their favorite colors to complete the project. Paint, brushes and canvas are included in the kit. Participants will need a water cup, a painting towel, a pencil and an eraser.
 
To sign up, call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext 4., or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org. Kits will be available the week of the program and participants will be contacted once they are available for pick up at the library.  This program will take place via Zoom, and participants will be emailed the link on the day of the program.
LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Tuesday May 25, 2021

As part of our adult virtual programming, twice a month we will share a TED Talk from their archives. “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks ...”  (from ted.com)

As you may be aware, May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Both of our talks this month were selected with that in mind.  Remember, You Are #NotAlone.  If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI, or if in a crisis text NAMI to 741741 or call the Maine Statewide crisis line at 1-888-568-1112.

The link for this talk will be posted on the Auburn Public Library Advocates Facebook page on this date and time.

For more information, you may call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email Donna at dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

LOCATION: Online - Facebook - Auburn Public Library Advocates

As part of our adult virtual programming, twice a month we will share a TED Talk from their archives. “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks ...”  (from ted.com)

As you may be aware, May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Both of our talks this month were selected with that in mind.  Remember, You Are #NotAlone.  If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI, or if in a crisis text NAMI to 741741 or call the Maine Statewide crisis line at 1-888-568-1112.

The link for this talk will be posted on the Auburn Public Library Advocates Facebook page on this date and time.

For more information, you may call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or email Donna at dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

LOCATION: Online - Facebook - Auburn Public Library Advocates

Wednesday May 26, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS! Preschool Story Time

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

Monday May 31, 2021

The Library is closed for Memorial Day.

Wednesday June 2, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS! Preschool Story Time

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

Tuesday June 8, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fascinating Things I Have Seen, insights on nature with Bernd Heinrich
Teacher, scientist and author Bernd Heinrich will join us virtually for this program during which he'll share some of the things he's experienced in nature which he's found interesting and intriguing.  He'll also give you some things you can be on the lookout for as you explore the natural world this summer!
 
Bernd Heinrich is an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Winter World, Mind of the Ravens, Why We Run, The Homing Instinct, and One Wild Bird at a Time.  Among Heinrich’s many honors is the 2013 PEN New England Award in nonfiction for Life Everlasting.  He resides in Maine.

This program will take place via Zoom.  To register, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

This program is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Tales with Tails” during which we will be reading, learning, and talking about summer, nature and animals – both wild and domestic!  The program runs from June 8-August 31st.   FMI about our Summer Reading Program, check our website, call the Reference Desk or send us an email (as above)

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register
Teacher, scientist and author Bernd Heinrich will join us virtually for this program during which he'll share some of the things he's experienced in nature which he's found interesting and intriguing.  He'll also give you some things you can be on the lookout for as you explore the natural world this summer!
 
Bernd Heinrich is an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Winter World, Mind of the Ravens, Why We Run, The Homing Instinct, and One Wild Bird at a Time.  Among Heinrich’s many honors is the 2013 PEN New England Award in nonfiction for Life Everlasting.  He resides in Maine.

This program will take place via Zoom.  To register, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

This program is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Tales with Tails” during which we will be reading, learning, and talking about summer, nature and animals – both wild and domestic!  The program runs from June 8-August 31st.   FMI about our Summer Reading Program, check our website, call the Reference Desk or send us an email (as above)

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Wednesday June 9, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS! Preschool Story Time

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

Wednesday June 16, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS! Preschool Story Time

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

Wednesday June 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS! Preschool Story Time

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

KIDS! Join us each Wednesday on Facebook at 10 am for our virtual preschool story time. 

Monday July 5, 2021

The Library is closed for Independence Day (Observed).

The Library is closed for Independence Day (Observed).

Tuesday August 10, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Running with Sherman, the donkey with the heart of a hero

When Christopher McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when Sherman arrived, he was so sick he could barely move. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but his mind as well. The best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, so Christopher decided to teach Sherman to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.  (from https://www.chrismcdougall.com/running-with-sherman/)

Best-selling author of "Born to Run," Christopher McDougall joins us via Zoom to share his favorite parts of this wonderful, heartwarming story.  He will read some excerpts and there will be some time at the end for a brief Q&A.  

This program will take place via Zoom.  To register, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  

This program is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Tales with Tails” during which we will be reading, learning, and talking about summer, nature and animals – both wild and domestic!  The program runs from June 8-August 31st.   FMI about our Summer Reading Program, check our website, call the Reference Desk or send us an email (as above)

 

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

When Christopher McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when Sherman arrived, he was so sick he could barely move. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but his mind as well. The best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, so Christopher decided to teach Sherman to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.  (from https://www.chrismcdougall.com/running-with-sherman/)

Best-selling author of "Born to Run," Christopher McDougall joins us via Zoom to share his favorite parts of this wonderful, heartwarming story.  He will read some excerpts and there will be some time at the end for a brief Q&A.  

This program will take place via Zoom.  To register, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.  

This program is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Tales with Tails” during which we will be reading, learning, and talking about summer, nature and animals – both wild and domestic!  The program runs from June 8-August 31st.   FMI about our Summer Reading Program, check our website, call the Reference Desk or send us an email (as above)

 

LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Tuesday August 24, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Maine Wildlife - Stay Safe and Keep Them Safe

This talk, presented by Jennifer Marchigiani of Misfits Rehab, will go over what a wildlife rehabilitator does and how she got started as a wildlife rehabilitator.  She will share some information about Maine's wildlife, dispell some myths and talk about how to keep yourself and our wildlife safe!  Misfits Rehab is located in Auburn and was started in 2002.  Its mission is to care for injured, orphaned and sick wildlife.  with the goal of returning a healthy animal that can thrive to its natural habitat.  While caring for an animal, Misfits Rehab provides proper nutrition, veterinary care, housing and handling to promote the best outcome.

This program will take place via Zoom and is open to adults and families.  To register, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

This program is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Tales with Tails” during which we will be reading, learning, and talking about summer, nature and animals – both wild and domestic!  The program runs from June 8-August 31st.   FMI about our Summer Reading Program, check our website, call the Reference Desk or send us an email (as above)

 
LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

This talk, presented by Jennifer Marchigiani of Misfits Rehab, will go over what a wildlife rehabilitator does and how she got started as a wildlife rehabilitator.  She will share some information about Maine's wildlife, dispell some myths and talk about how to keep yourself and our wildlife safe!  Misfits Rehab is located in Auburn and was started in 2002.  Its mission is to care for injured, orphaned and sick wildlife.  with the goal of returning a healthy animal that can thrive to its natural habitat.  While caring for an animal, Misfits Rehab provides proper nutrition, veterinary care, housing and handling to promote the best outcome.

This program will take place via Zoom and is open to adults and families.  To register, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4 or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org.

This program is part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Tales with Tails” during which we will be reading, learning, and talking about summer, nature and animals – both wild and domestic!  The program runs from June 8-August 31st.   FMI about our Summer Reading Program, check our website, call the Reference Desk or send us an email (as above)

 
LOCATION: Online via Zoom- Call reference department to register

Monday September 6, 2021

The Library is closed for Labor Day.

Monday October 11, 2021

The Library is closed for Columbus Day.

Thursday November 11, 2021

The Library is closed for Veterans Day.

Friday December 24, 2021

The Library will close at 1PM for Christmas Eve.

Saturday December 25, 2021

The Library is closed for Christmas.

Friday December 31, 2021

The Library will close at 1PM for New Year's Eve.


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