AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St., has announced its October teen programming, including College Night, STEM and Media Club. 

Teen Anime Club: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Androscoggin Community Room. Teens can drop in to talk about their favorite or least favorite manga, watch the week’s selection of anime and try their hand at drawing characters. This program was made possible by the Procter & Gamble Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Snacks will be provided.

Homework Help for Teens: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, and 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 18 and 25. Teens can stop by the Teen Space to get help with time management, schedule planning and goal setting and learn how to be successful with homework. This program is just for teens in grades seven to 12 and will include a healthy snack.

Teens! Discoveries in STEM: 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Teen Space. Teens can join Maisy Cyr of 4-H and discover how to use science, technology and math outside of the classroom. Participants will dabble in food science, animal science, simple machinery and technology, or just make some crazy creations. Teens need to bring some big ideas and an open mind. This program is just for teens, ages 12 to 18.

Teens! Friday Movie: “Pay It Forward”: 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Androscoggin Community Room. Teens can enjoy a movie the first Friday of the month. October is Make A Difference Day and, in honor, teens will view “Pay It Forward,” which is rated PG-13 and stars Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment and Helen Hunt. It all begins when Trevor’s social studies teacher gives the class an extra credit assignment — “Think of an idea to change our world and put it into action.” This program is just for teens, ages 13 to 18, and will include a snack.

Gaming Hour: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, and Friday, Oct. 28, in the Androscoggin Community Room. Teens can take a break from studying and stop by for video games and snacks. The library has an XBox, Wii and a small collection of games. Teens are welcome to bring their favorites, but only those rated T and E. This event is just for teens ages 12 to 18. It is made possible by donations from the P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

Safe Voices Drop In: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Teen Space. Whitney from Safe Voices will visit to chat about relationships and work on projects. Teens may bring their own ideas to discuss. The program is just teens ages 12 to 18.

Teen Snack Chat!: 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 17 and 31, in the Teen Space. Teens can drop by twice a month after school to enjoy a healthy snake and engage in conversation about current events. This program is provided by support from Jim Pittman and is just for teens, ages 12 to 18.

Tweens in the Teen Space: Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 19 and 26, in the Teen Space. On half-day Wednesdays, sixth-graders may visit the Teen Space to get a head start on their homework, make crafts, play board games, or simply hang out. 

Teens! DIY Takeover: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Teen Space. Teens may take part in do-it-yourself projects every month. This month’s project will include decorating the Teen Space for Halloween and pumpkin painting. This program will include snacks and is just for teens, ages 12 to 18.

College Night for Teens and Parents: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Androscoggin Community Room. Teens and their families can meet admissions representatives from eight Maine colleges and universities as they sit on a panel facilitated by Maggie Davis of College for Maine Androscoggin. Following the panel discussion and a brief question and answer session, in college fair format, admissions representatives from those and five other colleges (a total of 13 colleges and universities) will be available with information specific to their schools. Registration is requested by contacting 207-333-6640, ext. 4, or auburnpubliclibrary.org, events tab. 

DIY Teens! Media Club: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the CREATE! Media Lab. If teens can imagine it, they can create it in the media lab. Projects can include trailers, podcasts and more, which the library will post on its website. 

SAPARS Drop In: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Teen Space. Hannah from Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services will visit to discuss and create awareness of teen issues like healthy relationships, sexual assault, bullying, harassment, substance use and abuse and internet safety. Just for teens, this event takes place in the Teen Space and may include snacks.

FMI, register: 207-333-6640 ext. 4, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org, www.facebook.com/auburnpubliclibrary.


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