Last minute party ideas for New Years Eve!
Reminder: The Aurora Public Library District is Closed
As a reminder, all branches of the Aurora Public Library District is closed today and tomorrow.
We will reopen on 12/26 for normal business hours.
If you can’t wait to get access to your next great book/movie/audiobook check out Overdrive to access our digital collection any time right from your couch in your cozy Christmas pajamas!
Inspirational Quotes from literature for the New Year!
From To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
“People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.”
From Lemony Snicket’s a series of unfortunate events
“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”
From Stephen King’s Different Seasons
“Get busy living, or get busy dying”
From The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
“None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”
Christmas break is just around the corner!
It is almost here! Christmas vacation.
Which means you may have some little ones to entertain.
If you need some ideas for activities we have you covered!
First of all, stop into one of our branches and grab a whole stack of books the little ones to read.
The right books can keep little ones entertained for hours, especially when you are trying to get ready for dinner or guests.
While you are in pick up one of these titles for activities to do together!
Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make
Christmas Decorations Kids Can Make
Christmas unwrapped : a kid’s winter wonderland of holiday trivia
Or grab a book on cooking with kids to whip up something tasty to enjoy with one of the holiday favorites you can borrow from our shelves.
Good Housekeeping kids bake 100+ sweet and savory recipes.
Whatever you decide to do this holiday season take a deep breath and enjoy the moments before they pass you by!
Hold your horses…today is National Relaxation day!
What?? Who knew.
Anyway, on this National Relaxation day, I’m going to curl up with a good book and enjoy some quiet relaxation time. I might also enjoy a bubble bath and some John Legend.
I also think I’ll throw in some yoga because it always helps me relax.
But you I’d love to hear from you what your favorite relaxing activities are in the comments!
And if you want to get your relaxation on and need some ideas…
The Big book of relaxation: simple techniques to control the excess stress in your life
Only have 5 minutes?
Five good minutes: 100-morning practices to help you stay calm and focused all day long
5 Children’s books for the beginning of the school year!
School started…. it happened. It’s a crazy time of the year.
Everyone settling in, getting to know their new teacher.
Getting to know the new classrooms, rules, and daily routine is on top of everyone’s mind.
Here are 5 books we LOVE for reading during the first few weeks of school with your little ones.
Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill
Conflict resolution and handling bullying are great topics to cover with your kids as they start the new year.
The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
Our imaginations while awesome can get the best of us, especially when it comes to our new teachers.
The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola
School is full of new experiences and obstacles, this book offers you and your little one a great conversation starter to discuss problem-solving and overcoming these obstacles they will face throughout the school year.
If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Joffe Numeroff
The always funny and true experiences of how a small request can quickly snowball into something bigger, these books are always a great read.
This Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.
And one for those of us who struggle with letting them go in the first place.
On this day in history…and some books, pt 2
In 1613 Shakespear’s Globe Theatre in London burns down during a performance of “Henry VIII”… if you have yet to check out this particular play by Shakespear you can do so with us we have this in our collection.
Fast forward about 200 years and in 1854 Charlotte Brontë marries Arthur Bell Nicholls. Check out her books and several books about her in our collection.
And in 2003 Katharine Hepburn passed away… this one isn’t exactly a book but we have several of her movies in our collection and if you haven’t watched them I highly recommend that you do…she is amazing!