AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library invites the public to a special screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” on Thursday, March 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Androscoggin Community Room at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.

Directed by Delaney Ruston, a physician and parent of teenagers, “Screenagers” takes a deeply personal approach into the vulnerable corners of family life, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.

Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists and brain scientists, “Screenagers” reveals how tech time impacts children’s development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance,” according to the movie’s website,

Following the movie, there will be a short panel discussion featuring Anita Charles, lecturer/director of Secondary Teacher Education at Bates College; Justin Richardson, a member of the Auburn Police Department and school resource officer at Edward Little High School; and Luke Douglass, interim director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Bates College.

This screening is open to tweens and teens, their parents, and anyone who works with tweens and teens, and is made possible by a grant from the Maine Public Library Fund and the Psychology Department at Bates College. The event is free. 

FMI: 207-333-6640.

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