AUBURN — The public library has announced its teens events for the month of January.

Maine Job Corps — Teens and new adults, ages 16-24. This program is designed to give young adults the necessary skills to navigate in the job world. This program is free. Contact Cathie Gavett of the Maine Job Corps at 207-458-5369 to find out more about this program and who is eligible. Gavett will then arrange a mutually convenient time to meet with interested folks at the Auburn Public Library.

Safe Voices drop-in visit — Tuesday, Jan. 3, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Teen Space. Jennifer from Safe Voices will come each month to visit the Teen Space to chat about relationships and work on projects. This program is just for teens, ages 12-18.

Teen Life Skills 2019: Fitness Fridays — Fridays, Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 3 to 4 p.m. Androscoggin Community Room. The annual life skills series returns in January with Fitness Fridays. Every Friday the group will explore nutritional, intellectual, emotional and physical fitness. This program is just for teens, ages 12-18. Snacks will be available.

Great Stories Club, Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides — Mondays, Jan. 7 and 14, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Teen Space. The Great Stories Club continues with two discussions on the book “All American Boys” by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. For more information or to sign up for the club, interested teens should contact Donna at the library or Joyce at the Boys & Girls Club.

SAPARS drop-in visit — Tuesday, Jan. 8, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Teen Space. Each month, Julia, an advocate from Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services, will meet with teens to discuss the issues important to them, including consent, bullying, sexual assault and harassment, bystander intervention and internet safety. Visits may include question and answer, educational videos or activities. All teens ages 12-18 are welcome. This event takes place the second Tuesday of each month. Snacks will be offered.

Homework Help for Teens — Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Teen Space. Folks can stop by to get help with time management, schedule planning, goal setting and learning successful homework strategies. This program is for teens in grades seven through 12 and will include a snack.

DIY Takeover: Sharpie Mugs — Wednesday, Jan. 9, 3 to 4 p.m. Teen Space. Each month a different DIY project will be featured. In January, the project will be doing art with Sharpies. There will be plain mugs to decorate, which can be used at February’s DIY when the project will be making mug cakes. This program will include snacks and is just for teens, ages 12-18.

Tech Tuesdays: Green Screen — Tuesday, Jan. 15, 3 to 4 p.m. CREATE! Media Lab. Stop in the CREATE! Media Lab on selected Tuesdays to learn what services are available for teens. During this workshop, folks will learn the basics of a green screen — how to take a film or a photo, upload the photo onto the computer and change the backgrounds. This program is for teens and adults; space is limited. To register, contact the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4. The lab is open to cardholders to both the Auburn and Lewiston public libraries, ages 12 and up. For more information about the lab and its policies, visit the website or call.

Tweens in the Teen Space — Wednesdays, Jan. 16 and 30, noon to 2 p.m. Teen Space. Tweens who are in sixth grade are invited to come to the Teen Space on the second floor on half-day Wednesdays. There will be crafts and/or board games available, and folks can work on homework or just stop in to visit.

Library Advisory Board — Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Edward Little High School library; Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., APL Teen Space. (These dates may be subject to change; check the events calendar on the website or call the library.) The teen Library Advisory Board (LAB) is a joint venture between the Auburn Public Library and the library at Edward Little High School. Its mission is to create more awareness of and collaboration between both libraries, promoting everything the libraries offer to the teens in the community. The LAB meets bi-weekly, alternating meetings between APL and ELHS. Teens interested in joining should be between the ages of 12 and 18, interested in community involvement and a lover of the library. For more information, contact either Ms. McCurdy at ELHS or Donna at APL.

Gaming Hour — Wednesdays, Jan. 16 and 30, 4 to 5 p.m. Androscoggin Community Room. The Androscoggin Room on the lower level will feature video games and snacks. There will be a Xbox 360 and Wii and a small collection of board games. Teens are welcome to bring their favorites, but only those rated T and E. Just for teens, ages 12-18.

Teen Matinee: “Hoosiers” (PG) — Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3 to 5 p.m. Androscoggin Community Room. January’s afternoon feature, in keeping with the library’s celebration of fitness this month (and since it is also basketball season), is “Hoosiers.” “Hoosiers” tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship. The movie is loosely based on the Milan High School team that won the 1954 state championship. This program is for teens ages 12-18. Snacks will be available.

The library is at 49 Spring St. For more information about these events, call 207-333-6640, ext. 4.


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