Auburn library plans programs for adults

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AUBURN — The following programs for adults will be held in January at Auburn Public Library. For program information call 207-333-6640 or visit www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Library hours are Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed on Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

SCORE Business Counseling, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. SCORE mentors deliver free, confidential, valuable advice for business needs. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, SCORE mentors will help you reach customers and achieve your goals. To make an appointment with a SCORE mentor, call the library.

DIY: Giving Wisely to Charities, 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the conference room. Are you looking to donate to a charity but want to make sure you know that your donation is being spent wisely? Come to this information session led by the Better Business Bureau and find out how you can make informed giving decisions about the charities you may be considering.

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DIY: Introduction to iPhoto, 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the CREATE! Media Lab. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Reference Desk at 333-6640, ext. 4. Open to those ages 13 and up.

Computing with Maureen, 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, in the computer lab. If you have some quick basic computer questions, email questions, need help with a resume or a job search and don’t have the time for a formal class, come in and see the computer lab volunteer for help.

New Year, New Career, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays , Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31, in the Androscoggin Community Room. Join us for our new series of business programs for those looking to start their own company or expand their existing operations. Leading business experts will present a new topic each Thursday night and be on hand to answer questions. The topics will be: Jan. 10, Starting Your Own Business; Jan. 17, Preparing a Business Plan; Jan. 24, Cash Flow Forecasts; Jan. 31, Understanding Financial Statements.

Basic Computer for Beginners sessions will be on Monday, Jan. 14, Wednesday, Jan. 16, and Friday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the computer lab. If you need help with basic computer functions such as surfing the Internet, keyboard basics, and how to use a mouse, this is the perfect introductory class for you. Space is limited; call 333-6640, ext. 4, to reserve a spot.

Recipe Swap, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, on the main floor. The monthly program is set up for a quick interactive experience. Grab a mouthwatering recipe or pin one of your favorite recipes on our board.

Book Discussion: “When We Were the Kennedy’s,” 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the conference room. The newest book discussion program now has evening hours for those who love to engage in lively discussion about current books but are at work during the day. The first discussion will be on a memoir by Monica Wood of Mexico, Maine.

DIY: Make your Own Snowshoes, 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Androscoggin Community Room. The library will provide all materials to make your own working pair of snowshoes. Space is limited; call 333-6640, ext. 4, to reserve a spot.

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