Do computers have you stumped? Not to fear, the library is here! Come learn the basics of computer use with Olivia at the Local History Library at the Depot on August 23rd @ 4:30 pm.
This is a judgment-free program where all levels of computer skills are welcome. We will be introducing attendees to parts of operating systems. We will be learning important terms as well to improve your technology literacy. This program is recommended for seniors, but all adults are welcome to attend.
Register for your 30-minute one-on-one session today by calling 812-926-0646. We look forward to seeing you there!
Meet up with book lovers just like you for a discussion of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon on Tuesday, August 22nd @ 4 pm. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. Stop by the Aurora or Dillsboro Library to pick up your copy today!
My disease is as rare as it is famous. It’s a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house and have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next-door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean, and wearing all black—black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change—starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
Everyone ages 13-19 is welcome to attend! We can’t wait to see you there!
A B C D E F G… no way can it be time for school to start! Summer is winding down! Here in our children’s library, storytime for August will be featuring none other than… LETTERS. Books about silly letters, learning letters, colorful letters, big letters, and little letters will have you ready to build, create, search, and do a little Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! How many books can you read that have letters in them?
Storytimes are at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am and at the Dillsboro Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am. Families of all ages are welcome to attend!
We can’t wait to see you all there, ready to read, craft, dance, and sing with us!
If you like to read a variety of books, and if you like to discuss the books you read, you should join one of the Aurora Public Library District’s book groups. There will be afternoon groups that meet at the Aurora Public Library on August 24 @ 1:00 pm and the Dillsboro Public Library on August 25 @ 1:00 pm. There will also be an evening meeting at the Local History Library on August 29 @ 6:30 pm. We will be discussing Dava Shastri’s Last Day by Kirthana Ramisetti.
Dava Shastri, one of the world’s wealthiest women, has always lived with her sterling reputation in mind. A brain cancer diagnosis at the age of seventy, however, changes everything, and Dava decides to take her death–like all matters of her life–into her own hands.
Summoning her four adult children to her private island, she discloses shocking news: in addition to having a terminal illness, she has arranged for the news of her death to break early, so she can read her obituaries.
As someone who dedicated her life to the arts and the empowerment of women, Dava expects to read articles lauding her philanthropic work. Instead, her “death” reveals two devastating secrets, truths she thought she had buried forever.
And now the whole world knows, including her children.
In the time she has left, Dava must come to terms with the decisions that have led to this moment–and make peace with those closest to her before it’s too late.
Pick up a book today to join our club and get reading!
Have you dreamed of seeing your artwork displayed in a gallery? You’ll have that opportunity when Tiny Art returns to the Aurora Public Library District in August 2023! This event will take place at both the Aurora Public Library and Dillsboro Public Library buildings. Each kit contains a 3” x 3” canvas with an easel, paints, a paintbrush, instructions, and a label for your finished painting. Kit pick-up is from August 1st-12th until supplies last. Art will be put into artist age categories (0-12, 13-19, 20+) and library visitors will vote for their favorite painting in each age group daily. The timeline is:
- August 1-12: Tiny Art kit pick-up
- August 18th: Deadline for submissions
- August 21-26: Daily visitor voting
- August 28th: Winners announced
- September 1st: Art pick-up starts
BIG NEWS from our Local History Library @ The Depot… Literally!
All of our microfilm newsreels are now DIGITAL! You can now look through 184 years of local history as it was written in the news all those years ago. We now have digital access to the following titles:
- Indiana Signal
- Dearborn Democrat
- Democratic Register
- Indiana Whig
- Western Republican
- Independent Banner
- Western Commercial
- Aurora Standard
- Aurora News
- Aurora Commerical
- Peoples Advocate
- Saturday Bulletin
- Dearborn Independent
- Saturday News
- Aurora Spectator
- Aurora Bulletin
- Aurora Journal
- Aurora Journal-Bulletin
- The Lawrenceburg Press
- The Journal Press
- The Dearborn County Register
See something you want to keep while scrolling through history? You can use the clipping feature to save an article or picture.
This entire service is completely free to all Aurora Public Library District patrons! For the first three years of this service, patrons can only access newsreels on our database in a library building when connected to the library’s wifi, but after the copyright embargo is lifted, all newsreels we have scanned will be available on any internet-capable device anywhere in the world! If you already have a Newspapers.com paid subscription, you can access them right now anywhere for free! The Aurora Public Library District would like to thank Newspapers.com for their assistance in this project and their generosity in helping to make this service free to our patrons.
Check out the site today on any internet-capable device in the Dillsboro, Aurora, or Local History Library in the Old Train Depot! Visit eapld.newspapers.com
to get started.
Looking for local history outside the news? The Local History Library @ The Depot is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 pm-8 pm and Wednesdays 2 pm-6 pm. Come see us on the third Saturday of each month 10 am-3 pm too.
Do computers have you stumped? Not to fear, the library is here! Come learn the basics of computer use with Olivia at the Local History Library at the Depot on July 26th @ 4:30 pm.
This is a judgment-free program where all levels of computer skills are welcome. This special session will be all about getting more familiar with your own devices. You are encouraged to bring your own laptop, phone, or tablet, and Olivia will show you the ropes! This program is recommended for seniors, but all adults are welcome to attend.
We recommend registering for this program in advance by calling 812-926-0646. We look forward to seeing you there!
Get psyched for suds at our big Summer Reading Program Finale Party!
Our finale party will feature a HUGE foam machine, music, games, and tons of delicious snacks and drinks! We will have cotton candy and Gatorade for everyone in attendance! Didn’t participate in our Summer Reading Program this year? Not to fear, you’re still welcome at our huge library bash! We love to see new faces and we want to celebrate with you too! So bring your friends and family down to the Aurora Public Library on July 25th or the Dillsboro Public Library on July 26th at 11:30 am for a spectacular end-of-summer send-off like never before!
You are sure to get wet at this event, so make sure you dress accordingly or bring an extra set of clothes to change into after our bashes end at 2:30 pm!
We will also be drawing for our Summer Reading Program prizes for each branch at their parties, so if you want to pick up your prize pronto, make sure to be in attendance! Can’t make our party? Don’t worry! If you win a prize but aren’t in attendance, we’ll give you a call to let you know you’ve won a prize and hold it for you until you can pick it up.
Got any questions? Call 812-926-0646 or stop into any library branch today and a librarian can help you out. We can’t wait to see you there!
End the summer on a high note at our Teen Karaoke Party at the Dillsboro Library! Sing your heart out while enjoying FREE pizza!
Thursday, July 20th @ 4 pm
Anyone 13-19 is welcome! Registration is recommended. Please call 812-954-4151 to register.
Meet up with book lovers just like you for a discussion of Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy on Tuesday, July 25th @ 4 pm. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. Stop by the Aurora or Dillsboro Library to pick up your copy today!
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.
Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.
Everyone ages 13-19 is welcome to attend! We can’t wait to see you there!