AUBURN — Auburn Public Library has announced its children’s programming for March. Events are held at the library, 49 Spring St.

Sprouts: 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. Saturdays, March 11, 18 and 25, in the Children’s Room. This is a rousing lap-sit program for babies through 36 months of age and their caregivers. Participants will gather on the story quilt for songs, nursery rhymes, dancing and making friends.

Sweet Peas: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27, in the Children’s Room.  This lap-sit program for children ages 24 to 36 months and their caregivers will take place on the story quilt for stories, songs, rhythm instruments, fingerplays and flannel board fun. 

Pre-School Story Time: 10 a.m. Wednesdays, 15, 22, and 29, in the Maggie Trafton Room. This is a story program for children ages 3 to 5 (and experienced listeners who are almost 3) to hear stories, sing songs and make crafts.

KIDS! Homeschoolers Chess Club: 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 14, 21 and 28, in the Children’s Room. Home-schoolers may join the Chess Club run by homeschooling parent Kristina Demers. Interested children may learn how to play chess. Other board games will be available for children to play.

KIDS! Fun with Physics!: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 14, 21 and 28, in the Maggie Trafton Room. Children in grades three through five may see how physics is used in everyday life. This six-week session with Maisy Cyr from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service will use force, motion, inertia and energy. Kids will be able to make cars crash and marshmallows fly and build paper tables and tall buildings. Space is limited, and registration is required. 

KIDS! Music Together Demonstration!: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Maggie Trafton Program Room. Caroline Coffin will present a free demonstration of Music Together, a research-based music and movement program that supports the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. This program is for children ages baby to 5. Space is limited, and registration is required. 

Family Place Play and Learn: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Fridays in April in the Maggie Trafton Room. As part of the Family Place Initiative, the library will hold a free parenting/playgroup series for parents and their young children ages 1 to 3. Play and Learn is designed to familiarize parents and their young children with library and community services. It will give parents the chance to spend time with their child while meeting other families with young children. Participants will play, sing and create a craft. Community resource professionals will be on hand to discuss topics such as reading readiness, dental health, nutrition, physical fitness and behavior.

FMI, register: 207-333-6640, ext. 3;

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