In 1613 Shakespear’s Globe Theatre in London burns down during a performance of “Henry VIII”… if you have yet to check out this particular play by Shakespear you can do so with us we have this in our collection.
Fast forward about 200 years and in 1854 Charlotte Brontë marries Arthur Bell Nicholls. Check out her books and several books about her in our collection.
And in 2003 Katharine Hepburn passed away… this one isn’t exactly a book but we have several of her movies in our collection and if you haven’t watched them I highly recommend that you do…she is amazing!
Join us at the Dillsboro and Aurora branches during the first week of July to collaborate on a StickTogether poster grid. It’s kind of like a giant paint-by-number! Whenever you stop in, take a moment to apply colored stickers to a large coded grid to make the mosaic image come to life! I wonder what images there will be?
We’ll see you there!
Build it bigger or build it higher! Build it alone or build it as a team! If you can dream it, you can build it with Legos! Come out to the Dillsboro Public Library on Friday, July 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for an afternoon of Lego building for Family Friday! No registration is required, so bring the whole family!
The Firefly Award winner has been announced! Every year in the state of Indiana, five books are nominated by a committee made up of Indiana caregivers, librarians, project coordinators, and other professionals. These books are chosen for their ability to encourage parents and children to use the Every Child Ready to Read practices of talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing together. These five books are then voted on by children ages 0-5 years old. This year, over 5,000 children voted on the five nominated books collected at public libraries and daycares across the state.
And the winner is:
The other nominees include:
Click on each book to reserve your copy today! Happy Reading!
Have you dreamed of going on a paleontological dig someday? Are dinosaurs your favorite animal? You’re in luck because on Friday, June 29, you’ll get the chance to dig for dinosaurs at the Aurora Public Library at 11 a.m. and at the Dillsboro Public Library at 2 p.m.! Digging for Dinosaurs is sponsored by the Cincinnati Museum Center. Come uncover fossils, hear about the area’s Ordovician fossils, learn how fossils are formed, and unearth how to differentiate fossils from regular rocks. There will also be touchable fossils from dinosaurs, including Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, raptors, and more! No registration is required for this program.
Seize world power, deal yourself a great hand of cards, or laugh when your opponent says the forbidden word. What could this mean? Teen Game Night! Board games rock at the Aurora Public Library! Join us on Thursday, June 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a night of fun and, of course, games! No registration is required so bring all of your friends!
Step through time to the Civil War, as told through the eyes of Gilbert Claflin, a Wisconsin farmer who was drafted when he was forty. On Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m., performer Judy Cook will read the actual letters of her great-great-grandfather in costume at the Aurora Public Library. She will play tunes and sing songs from the Civil War to make the audience really feel like they are stepping into the past. No registration is required for this program!
Libraries Rock! with Hip Hop and Graffiti Bookmark Teen Program!
Teens are welcome to come and learn about how the Hip Hop music industry and graffiti art are historically linked. Join us for an hour of fun at the Dillsboro Public Library on June 19th at 4:00 PM and at the Aurora Public Library on June 21st at 6:00 PM to learn about and listen to Hip Hop music and try your craft at making personalized graffiti tag bookmarks.
They say music soothes the savage beast, but we’re planning on bringing out all the wildness at Music Rocks! on Friday, June 22 at 2:00 at the Aurora Public Library. This Family Friday fun event will be filled with entertaining stories, singing, dancing, and games. But, we won’t stop there!
Have you ever played Mary Had a Little Lamb on bananas? You’ll get your chance to play a banana piano and other “interesting” musical instruments with the Makey Makey, so you won’t want to miss it.
Of course, the day won’t be complete without making musical instruments to take home. See you there!
Are you a teenager who loves to create? This is the perfect program for you! Join us at the Aurora Public Library on Thursday, July 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a Teen Paint Party! Come out and paint a ceramic tile with alcohol inks to take, presented by Chris Campbell. Registration is required, however, and is limited to sixteen teenagers, so make sure to stop by or call the Library to register! No special talent is required! We hope to see you there!