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Auburn Public Library summer events, programs kick off in June

May 28 2024

AUBURN, Ala.- The Auburn Public Library invites the community to enjoy the summer with entertaining programs beginning in June. There will be programs for all ages, ranging from infant to adults.

  • Toon Time: Mondays in June at 10 a.m.
    • Enjoy an hour of cartoon shorts
  • Movie Matinee: Mondays in June at 2 p.m.
    • Enjoy a full-length feature film
  • Summer Serendipity: Tuesdays in June and July at 2 p.m. (beginning June 11)
    • A variety of interactive, fun performers will visit the Library including the Southeastern Raptor Center, Bright Star Children’s Theatre, Spicer’s Music and more!
  • Summer Crafternoons: Wednesdays in June and July at 2 p.m.
    • Cool off inside while making a fun arts and crafts project. Supplies will be provided.
  • Hometown Heroes: Thursdays in June and July at 2 p.m.
    • Visit with Auburn’s hometown heroes, explore various careers and have hands-on fun learning more about what they do to make Auburn the best place to live, work and play. Guests include Auburn Police, Auburn Fire, Auburn Public Works, Auburn Environmental Services and more!
  • Puppetry Workshop: Fridays in June and July at 10:30 a.m.
    • Rising grades K-3 will learn basic puppetry and performance skills. Session 1: June. Session 2: July. Space is limited. Registration required. Registrants may only sign-up for one session.
  • Local Authors in the Library @ Family Story Time
    • Taylor Belich: Saturday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m.
    • Laura Fryar: Saturday, July 13 at 9:30 a.m.

TEENS and TWEENS are invited to:

  • Art Adventurers: Wednesdays in June and July at 3:30-5 p.m.
    • Rising grades 4-6 will explore art history and techniques, focusing on a different period each week, and create a masterpiece to take home. Registration required.
  • Teen Writers Workshop: Thursdays in June at 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Rising grades 7-12 will explore storytelling and writing through creative writing exercises, author advice and work sharing.
  • Beginner’s Chess for Teens: Thursdays in July at 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Rising grades 7-12 will learn chess rules and strategies and practice gameplay alongside other chess enthusiasts.

ADULTS are invited to:

  • Adults Create: Select Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and select Saturdays at 2 p.m.
    • Guided Painting: Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Felt Flower Arrangements: Tuesday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m.
    • Beginner Embroidery: Tuesday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 10 at 2 p.m.
  • Local Authors in the Library
    • The Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers: Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m.
    • Melissa Blair: Saturday, July 6 at 2 p.m.
    • Amelia Wood: Saturday, August 24 at 2 p.m.
  • Chapter Chats Book Club
    • Chat about a new book selection each month at this new book club for adults. Chapter Chats will meet in person at the library at 5:30 p.m.
      • June 18: “Trust” by Hernan Diaz
      • July 16: “The Ones Who Don’t Say I Love You: Stories” by Carlos Ruffin
      • August 20: “Take My Hand” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
  • OLLI Panel Discussion: Margaret Renkl
    • Join OLLI at Auburn in a panel discussion of author Margaret Renkl and her works on Thursday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m.
  • So You’ve Written a Book… Now What?
    • Learn insights and tips from author Bob McGough on how to get your book published.