Are you a Harry Potter fan? Are you an aspiring wizard or witch? Have you always wanted to learn more about essential oils? Well you are in luck…
Have you ever wondered how NASA gets their equipment into outer space? Getting satellites and humans into orbit and beyond is not an easy feat. It takes Rocket Science!
Teens are invited to join us on Thursday June 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Aurora Public Library.
Dr. Wesley Ryle, a professor of Astronomy at Thomas More University will be presenting a program about the moon. We will be looking at what it takes to reach orbit around the Earth, leave Earth and go to the Moon. Participants can test their skills using a rocket simulator/game. Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut?
Registration is not required for this free event.
Learn about the constellations in the night sky!
The StarLab Dome will be at the Aurora Public Library on Friday, June 7, 2019
Registration is required for this free event. We have the following times available.
10:30am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm
The StarLab Dome offers a unique opportunity for children to view the star constellations as if they are viewing the nighttime sky. We will have a presenter to explain what stars you can look for at home while looking up at the stars. Children will also learn some history about the constellations.
The Star Lab is open to children ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult. You can register your child by calling the Aurora Public Library at 812-926-0646. Please be on time, because people cannot be admitted to the StarLab after the program begins.
Happy Stargazing! 🙂
Get ready to blast off into A Universe of Stories this summer! The Aurora Public Library District has so much stuff planned for you and your family, from a first person’s living history of life on the Ohio River,weekly Storytimes, StarLab Dome, a tour of the solar system, Daytime Sky Viewing, a Harry Potter Essential Oils class, teen movie nights, cupcake decorating, tween book discussions, and more! Be sure to check the blog, social media, and the newsletter for all of the information about programs.
Stop in anytime on or after May 23 to sign up. Everyone gets a book bag for free, and children eighteen and under will also get a book in their bags to keep. In your bag, you’ll find your summer Tic-Tac-Toe sheet. As you complete three-in-row, you’ll get a prize and also a chance to put your name in for a prize drawing of your choice. On top of that, every time you come into the library, you’ll also get to put your name in for prizes. There will also be door prizes featured at programs this summer, so be sure to come to as many of those as you can!
We can’t wait to see what this summer has in store for everyone! Remember, a some of our programs require advanced registration, so be sure to get your spot early before they’re all gone.
Have you ever looked at a picture of the Moon and wondered why it has so many craters on it?
If you observe the Moon, you will notice that it has more craters than the Earth, which has relatively few. Have you ever wondered why?
If the answers above are yes, please join us for a special “Fun Friday for Families” program on:
Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10:30 am at the Aurora Public Library.
We will be welcoming Dr. Wesley Ryle, Professor of Astronomy at Thomas More University.
Dr. Ryle will show us how craters are formed via violent impacts.
The program will also include hands-on creations of our own craters.
This is a free event and is open to all ages. No registration is required.
Hope to see you there! 🙂
2019 is the year for books! There are so many being adapted for the big screen that it’s getting hard to keep track of them all! It’s a book lovers best and worst nightmare! Is the movie going to live up to our expectations of it?! Are the characters going to play the characters right? What if they mess it up?!
Here are just a few of the books coming to the big screen:
A classic story of unwavering loyalty and incredible devotion, A Dog’s Way Home is a beautifully told, charming tale that explores the unbreakable bond between us and our pets. This fantastic and exhilarating journey of the heart is in the same tradition as the beloved bestseller, A Dog’s Purpose.
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life … as only a dog could tell it.
Wicked is an astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn’t so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagorical world rich with imagination and allegory, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.
Where’d You Go Bernadette is an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are and the power of a daughter’s love for her mother.
What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller: The Woman in the Window, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.
There’s so many I can’t fit them all into this list! What book adaptation are you excited for? What adaptation do you wish they would do? Let us know in the comments!
The Aurora Public Library District Board of Directors and staff would like to cordially invite you to attend a statue dedication ceremony in honor of longtime Director Mary Alice Horton. Please join us at the Aurora Public Library’s lower level entrance on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. for the statue’s unveiling. Executive Director of Main Street Aurora Nancy Turner will be speaking.
Mary Alice was the Director of the Aurora Public Library District for 35 years, from 1982 to 2017. Under her administration, the Library expanded to include the additions of the East and West Wings at the Aurora Public Library, the acquisition and absorption of the Dillsboro Public Library and building, and the purchase of the old train depot to house the Local History Library @ the Depot. She was extremely involved in the community, participating in various community events over the years while promoting the Library. Chances are, if you lived in Aurora or Dillsboro, you knew Mary Alice.
The statue has been commissioned from the Randolph Rose Collection, which is the same designer of the statues featured near the entrances of both the Aurora and Dillsboro branches. The statue will be installed and uncovered on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend the unveiling ceremony followed by a butterfly release.
April showers brought the May flowers, but it’s been pretty rainy still. With the weather as fickle as it’s been, I don’t want to leave my driveway. With OverDrive, it’s possible to lounge around my house all day without ever running out of things to read, watch, or listen to.
Here are some just-added items from the Indiana Digital Download Center:
Compulsion by Martina Boone
The Dysasters by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Captive Heart by Glynnis Campbell
Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly
Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Come Find Me by Megan Miranda
A Sucky Love Story by Brittani Louise Taylor
The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson
Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan
The Silent Invader by Thomas Wood
Place these upcoming releases on hold to read in your blanket fort!
Dead Man’s Mistress by David Housewright
Two Weeks by Karen Kingsbury
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
Murder in the City of Liberty by Rachel McMillan
The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes
Tightrope by Amanda Quick
The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
Neon Prey by John Sandford
Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton
So many books, so little time! Do you have a go-to rainy day read? My favorite might have to be Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë if only for the opening paragraphs:
In 2004, the Aurora Public Library District launched its “Talk About Aurora History” series under the late Director Mary Alice Horton. Talk About Aurora History is a roundtable discussion held at the District’s Local History Library @ The Depot. For the last fifteen years, Roy Lambert, local history librarian, has been the one who prepares and conducts each talk. Various topics have been discussed, including churches, doctors, schools, ferries, businesses, wars, caves, and the Underground Railroad. This is an interesting event for those who are local history buffs and is also helpful to those new to the community searching for details of their new home town. The 2019 program on May 28 will be a milestone for Mr. Lambert. On this date, he will present his 100th program. The Talk About Aurora History series has been extraordinarily successful through the years due to Mr. Lambert’s knowledge of his home town.
You are cordially invited to our 100th celebration of Talk About Aurora History. The celebration will be Tuesday, May 28th at 6:00 PM. The Library is relocating this Talk to The Aurora Lions Club Building due to the number of guests expected. Refreshments will be provided. Roy’s topic this month will be “Lower Second Street: The Tim Miller Building Renovation“. Please come early to ensure a good seat! Parking is located behind the Lions’ building. See you there.
Continued success, Roy!