CLOSED for Veterans’ Day

The Aurora Public Library District will be closed on Friday, November 11th in honor and respect for Veterans Day. This includes the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries, as well as the Local History Library, which remains closed for renovations. If you would like to renew a book, you may do so on our website by logging in with your patron ID number on the back of your library card and the pin that you have set up with us. You may also renew over the phone or in the library the day before or after the holiday. If you would like to return items, please use the library return drop boxes in front of our library buildings. They will be checked in on the day that we were last opened to the public.

We thank the proud and patriotic members of our community that have served this country for their courageous sacrifice.

     

The Ballad Tour: History and Horror

Join Ron Nicholson, head of our Between the Lines Book Clubs, as he recounts some of Scotland’s scariest scenes! Ron is fascinated with the Scots and their horrifying legends and wants to share them with you this Halloween season. Come to his discussion about terrifying Scottish folklore and enjoy snacks from the North Country. If you attend our event, you’ll also be entered for a chance to win the perfect cozy Scottish gift for the colder days ahead.

If you are interested in attending, please inform a librarian to be registered. Registration is recommended, but not required. We’ll see you there!

History in Your Own Backyard in Aurora

History in Your Own Backyard, a project created by Cincinnati native Satolli Glassmeyer to document and showcase historic locations across the Midwest, recently made a stop in Aurora to show off all our historic treasures in Aurora! The Aurora Public Library District is a proud sponsor of this installment of the History in Your Own Backyard video series.

Watch Aurora’s video below to learn about 17 different things you may have never known about Aurora.

Have any questions or would like to suggest another idea for HIYOB’s project? You can email Satolli at info@historyinyourownbackyard.com or call 812-623-5727.

#BigLibraryRead with Libby!

This fall, get ready to cozy up with a great new book without holds, waitlists, or overdue dates thanks to Libby! Overdrive, Libby’s parent company, is starting another #BigLibraryRead this November, providing all Libby users with free simultaneous reader access to¬†A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger.

Nina is a Lipan girl in our world. She’s always felt there was something more out there. She still believes in the old stories.

Oli is a cottonmouth kid, from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he’s been cast from home. He’s found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake.

Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists. But a catastrophic event on Earth, and a strange sickness that befalls Oli’s best friend, will drive their worlds together in ways they haven’t been in centuries.

And there are some who will kill to keep them apart.

Join in the conversation with other readers from around the world by visiting biglibraryread.com and selecting the discussion forum. Make a social media post about your reading adventures with the hashtag #BigLibraryRead to be entered for a chance to win a blanket, a new tablet, and some cool Libby swag!

Start reading November 2nd by logging onto Libby and checking out the title. It’s that simple! Not sure how to start reading e-books and e-audiobooks on Libby? Just ask a librarian or give us a call to get set up. This book club ends November 16th, so check out this title as soon as you can!

October is Teentober!

October is Teentober, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a teen program every Thursday this month! Anyone ages 13-19 is welcome at these programs. Registration is recommended. Please call 812-926-0646 to register.

Crash & Burn Journaling

Get it all out on paper this Teentober at the Aurora Library! Decorate your own journal and create ransom poetry. Supplies and snacks will be provided!

Thursday, October 13th @ 6pm

Aurora Library

Game Night

Join fellow game lovers for a night of card games! Try out Exploding Kittens, Kids Against Maturity, Muffin Time, and Spaceteam! Games and snacks will be provided!

Thursday, October 20th @ 6pm

Aurora Library

Halloween Trivia & Costume Contest

Show off your knowledge all of things Halloween at our trivia night! Wear your best costume because we’ll be giving out prizes for the scariest, funniest, and most original costumes!

Thursday, October 27th @ 6 pm

Aurora Library