Between the Lines Book Discussion

If you like to read a variety of books, and if you like to discuss the books you read, you should consider joining one of the Aurora Public Library District’s book groups.  There will be afternoon groups that meet at the Aurora Public Library on May 19th @ 1:00pm and at the Dillsboro Public Library on May 20th @ 1:00pm. Both will be discussing Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.

Pick up a book today to join our club and get reading!

 

Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring—the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five.

Flora and Julian struggled for years, scraping together just enough acting work to raise Ruby in Manhattan and keep Julian’s small theater company—Good Company—afloat. A move to Los Angeles brought their first real career successes, a chance to breathe easier, and a reunion with Margot, now a bona fide television star. But has their new life been built on lies? What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now?

With Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s signature tenderness, humor, and insight, Good Company tells a bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us.

Money Smart Week

Join Money Smart Week for a week of virtual financial capability programming Saturday, April 9 through Saturday, April 16, 2022.

This week-long free virtual campaign aims to help people better manage their personal finances with a focus on those hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s line-up includes:

  • Monday, April 11 @ 1:00 p.m. CT | Spend Smart. Eat Smart.
    • Presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
  • Tuesday, April 12 @ 1:00 p.m. CT | Credit: Build & Improve It!
    • Presented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Wednesday, April 13 @ 1:00 p.m. CT | Buying or Refinancing a Home: Options & Tools
    • Presented by North West Housing Partnership
  • Thursday, April 14 @ 1:00 p.m. CT | Understanding Social Security Benefits
    • Presented by the Social Security Administration

 

View more details at www.moneysmartweek.org. Events are free and open to the public, but registration is advised. Questions for the panelists can be submitted during the registration process.

Big Library Read

The Aurora Public Library District is exploring recent American history through a musical lens with a New York Times bestselling novel during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From April 4-18, booklovers can join over a hundred thousand others around the world in reading Questlove’s thought-provoking Music Is History from their public library. Card holders at the Aurora Public Library District can borrow the famous musician’s ebook and audiobook for free without waiting on the Libby app. Readers can then discuss online at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/.

Big Library Read is available in over 21,000 libraries and hundreds of colleges around the world, including approximately 90 percent of public libraries in North America. During the program, readers participate in engaging online discussions about the title. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.

Music Is History focuses on the years 1971 to the present as Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American “tapes- try”, whether investigating how the blaxploitation era reshaped Black identity or considering the way disco took an assembly-line approach to Black genius. These critical inquiries are complemented by his own memories as a music fan, and the way his appetite for pop culture taught him about America. A history of the last half-century and an intimate conversation with one of music’s most influential and original voices, Music Is History is a singular look at contemporary America.

Between the Lines Book Discussion

  

If you like to read a variety of books, and if you like to discuss the books you read, you should consider joining one of the Aurora Public Library District’s book groups.  There will be afternoon groups that meet at the Aurora Public Library on March 24th @ 3:00pm and at the Dillsboro Public Library on March 25th @ 1:00pm. Both will be discussing Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. . The Aurora Public Library group will be meeting at 3:00 PM in February, March, and April of 2022 and then returning to a 1:00 PM time.

Pick up a book today to join our club and get reading!

January Take-It Make-It

Beginning on Monday, January 3rd, we will have a brand new Take-It, Make-It craft available at the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries! Take-It, Make-It activities are crafts that can be done at home with materials you can pick up at the library! Stop by the Aurora or Dillsboro Library anytime in January to pick up the supplies to make your very own Paper Bag Snowman Puppet!

Holiday Dollar-a-Bag Book Sale

Our Dillsboro branch will be holding its Dollar-A-Bag Book Sale starting on November 19th through the rest of 2021!   You’ll find something for everyone on your holiday list – mysteries, thrillers, romance, classics, westerns, travel, crafts, DIY, DVDs, audio books, CDs, children’s books, large print, magazines, cookbooks and much, much more.

The sale takes place in the Dillsboro Library starting on Friday, November 19th.  Our Dillsboro location is open from 10am – 6pm Mon-Fri and 10am-3pm Sat.  New books are added to the collection every week, so shop early and often! Bags will be provided.

Take It, Make It: October

Beginning on Monday, October 4, we will have a brand new Take It, Make It Activity available at both branches! Take It, Make It activities are projects that can be done at home with materials you can pick up at the library!  Stop by the Aurora or Dillsboro Library anytime in October to pick up the supplies to make a spooky ghost or a menacing mummy!