LEGO Club Meets in July!

Lego Club meets in July.

The Lego Club is a place where children between the ages of 6 and 12 can make anything they choose. We provide the LEGOs, you provide the CREATIVITY!

Feel free to design whatever you want, but if you need inspiration, challenge cards will be provided. Either working alone or in a group is acceptable. The designs will then be put on display on the shelves outside the kids’ room so you can show off your work. Legos, snacks, and beverages are provided.

We can’t wait to see what you build! We will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on July 6th at 5 pm and at the Aurora Public Library on July 18th at 5 pm.

C.R. Patterson and the Automobile

Join us for an evening of transportation history as historian Christopher Nelson discusses the life and legacy of C.R. Patterson.

C.R. Patterson, part of one of the first automobile companies in America, C.R. Patterson and Sons, developed precursors to some of the first working automobiles while also championing civil rights in post-Civil War America. Patterson became a transportation entrepreneur as an African American during an unkind time in America. He, along with a business partner, established their carriage business in Greenfield, OH, which was a stop on the same Baltimore & Ohio train line as Aurora’s depot. Hear more about this extraordinary man’s fascinating history at this FREE event! Light refreshments will be provided.

This historical talk will be at the Local History Library at the Depot on July 13th at 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Color a Cool T-Shirt!

Color T-Shirts on July 18th and 19th.

Fill your wardrobe with a burst of color this summer at the library!

Visit the Dillboro Public Library on July 18th or the Aurora Public Library on July 19th to create your very own, completely unique color t-shirt to show off your style when you go back to school! This event starts at 11:30 am at both locations, but feel free to come to our family storytime at 10:30 am before the event starts! WE will have fun activities for the older kids to do during storytime as well.

We can’t wait to see what you create! See you there!

Mellow Yellow Family Yoga

Mellow Yellow Family Yoga on July 11th and 12th.


Breathe in… Breathe out… Feeling mellow? Practice some calming family yoga during yellow week at the library!

Visit the Dillsboro Public Library on July 11th or the Aurora Public Library on July 12th to practice some calming techniques and stretch all your sillies out with the whole family after storytime! This program will start at 11:30 am at both locations, but feel free to come to our storytimes beforehand at 10:30 am too! We will have activities for the older kids during storytime too.

We can’t wait to zen out with you at the library! See you there!

Crafty Creations Makes Mosaics!

This month, Crafty Creations, our adult crafting program, will be making a FREE beautiful mosaic coaster for your home!

Get crafty this month making a mosaic tile coaster perfect for that cold summer beverage. Crafty Creations will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on July 6th at 4 pm and at the Local History Library @ The Depot on July 11th at 6 pm. All supplies will be provided; please wear clothes ready for crafting.  Registration for the attendance lottery is required and attendees will be notified 2 weeks before the event. This program is only open to individuals aged 18 or older. Speak to a librarian to register today!

Tween Crafting!

Tween crafting at 10:30 am.

Tweens, come to storytime with your younger siblings! During storytime on Tuesday and Wednesday for summer reading we will have activities for our tween patrons, ages 6-12. After storytime, we will continue with the scheduled summer reading program event. These will be at both libraries: Dillsboro and Aurora.

The activities are:

  • T-shirt bracelets
  • Spongebob Spongebombs
  • Plantable Planter
  • Kindness Rocks
  • American History Trivia
  • Bath Bombs
  • Sand Art

All materials will be provided. We can’t wait to see you and the whole family there!

Life-Size Candyland!

Ready for a sugar rush? Join us at the Aurora Library for Life Size Candyland! Race past Lollipop Forest and Gum Drop Mountain on your way to Candy Castle! First one there will win a gift card to Flavors Ice Cream & Deli! Thanks to our Teen Advisory Board for their assistance in putting this program together.

Aurora Public Library

Friday, July 7th

Tweens (8-12): 1 pm

Teens(13-19): 4 pm

Anyone 8-19 is welcome to attend! Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register. We hope to see you there!

Library BINGO Night!

BINGO! I got a BINGO at the Library!

Come to the Dillsboro Public Library on June 27th at 4 pm or the Local History Library @ The Depot on June 29th at 6 pm for your chance at fabulous prizes! We will be giving away books and gift cards to local businesses!

Refreshments will be provided. We can’t wait to see you there!

Take Flight with APLD!

Take Flight at Dillsboro at 6 pm

Take wing and join in a WILD adventure at the Dillsboro Public Library on June 20th at 6 pm!

Take Flight: Wildlife Encounters is visiting Dillsboro this summer for our summer reading program and they’re bringing a living aviary with them! Meet all kinds of birds of prey, ask experts questions about the animals, and learn about these cool birds at this event!

Have any questions? Call 812-954-4151 or speak to a librarian today. We look forward to seeing you there!

Between the Lines Reads Booth

Do you LOVE to read? Do you love trying new books and discussing them with friends? Pick up your book for the next Between the Lines Book Club today!

This June, BTL is reading Booth by Karen Joy Fowler, a family drama that focuses on an unlikely subject: the family of President Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

In 1822, a secret family moves into a secret cabin some thirty miles northeast of Baltimore, to farm, hide, and bear ten children over the course of the next sixteen years. Junius Booth—breadwinner, celebrated Shakespearean actor, and master of the house in more ways than one—is at once a mesmerizing talent and a man of terrifying instability. One by one the children arrive, as year by year, the country draws frighteningly closer to the boiling point of secession and civil war.

As the tenor of the world shifts, the Booths emerge from their hidden lives to cement their place as one of the country’s leading theatrical families. But behind the curtains of the many stages they have graced, multiple scandals, family triumphs, and criminal disasters begin to take their toll, and the solemn siblings of John Wilkes Booth are left to reckon with the truth behind the destructively specious promise of an early prophecy.

We have added a new meeting to our schedule to better suit your life! In addition to our regular daytime meetings, we will also be meeting on June 27th at 6:30 pm at the newly renovated Local History Library @ The Depot! As always, we will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on June 22nd at 1 pm and at the Dillsboro Public Library on June 23rd at 1 pm. Please feel welcome to attend any meeting that you wish, and keep an eye out for some delicious themed treats coming to your meetings this year!

We cannot wait to see you there! You can check out a BTL book at the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Libraries with a library card today to sign up.