Happenings at APLD

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Rocket Science at APLD in October

Want to go to space someday? Or maybe you just want to learn about space here, safely on Earth? Come learn rocket science and other amazing things with APLD and the Kids Discovery Factory!

The program will then be offered to kids on Wednesday, October 11 from 1 pm–3 pm at the Aurora Public Library and Thursday, October 12 from 1 pm– 3 pm at the Dillsboro Public Library. Registration is recommended, but not required.

We can’t wait to explore space and blast off to the stars with you! See you there!

Lego Club Meets This September!

Lego Club Meets in September

Join us at Lego Club this September and build your creativity!

We encourage kids to explore their creativity and create whatever they choose but if you need a little help, we have challenge cards available.

Feel free to collaborate in a group or by yourself. Afterward, we will put the designs up on the shelves in front of the children’s room to show off our creations.

We will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on September 5th after school (3:30 pm) and at the Aurora Public Library on September 20th at 5 pm. No registration is required. Children ages 7-12 are welcome to attend.

Legos are provided along with snacks and drinks. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Dollar-a-Bag RETURNS!

The book sale returns in September

The Dollar-A-Bag Book Sale is officially set to be back at the Dillsboro Public Library in September!

The Book Sale will be open to teachers only from September 9th-15th during library hours (10 am-6 pm M-F, 10 am-3 pm Sat.). Please bring your teacher ID or educator library card with you to access the book sale. The following week, the Book Sale will be open to the general public from September 16th-23rd during library hours.

The Book Sale will be set up in the basement of the Dillsboro Public Library. Please bring your own bags to fill. Each bag will be $1.

Any questions? Please call 812-954-4151 or come to the library to speak to a librarian today.

Gaming and Grub RETURNS!

Gaming and Grub meets September 21

Our teen video gaming group, Gaming & Grub is back! Join us on the third Thursday of every month at 6 pm for an hour of fun on our Nintendo Switch! Battle it out in Super Smash Bros, race towards the finish line in Mario Kart, and help us decide what other games we should try out! FREE snacks and drinks will be provided! This month, We hope to see you there!

Coding Club – STEM for Kids!

Coding Club Meets in September

Do you love to build and create new things? Are you interested in all things science and math? Love computers? Come check out our brand new Coding Club, open to ages 7 through 12!

Use code to make webpages, animations, games, and more! No prior coding or programming experience is necessary. Make friends while gradually expanding your knowledge about computers, web design, and much more!

Laptops will be provided as well as snacks and drinks. All you need to bring is your creativity! We will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on September 12th after school (3:30 pm) and at the Aurora Public Library on September 13th at 4:30 pm. See you there!

Tell Us Your Tattoo Story

Tattoo Tales is on September 16th

September 16th is National Tattoo Story Day!

In the week leading up to it, please stop by any of our circulation desks, write up a quick story about why you got your tattoo, and use our mobile printing service to provide a photo for display. Then everyone, tattooed or not, will gather in our Local History Library @ The Depot to share stories of the tattoos they have or the tattoos they dream of getting.

The meeting time is 1 pm on Saturday, September 16th at the old Aurora Train Depot. We can’t wait to see your ink and hear your stories!

Tic Tac TACO!

Drop into our Tic Tac Taco program anytime between noon and 2 pm on Saturday, September 16th at the Dillsboro Library for a day of games, food, and fun! Bring your friends and play giant Connect 4, Jenga, and Tic Tac Toe, enjoy tacos from our FREE Walking Taco Bar, AND decorate our back patio with sidewalk chalk!

Anyone 13-19 is welcome! We can’t wait to fiesta with you!

Paint with DIAMONDS!

Diamond Painting Gnomes in September

Give yourself the freedom to gnome! Join us in diamond painting a gnome keychain to put on your keys for a little bit of luck and a whole lot of sparkle as you explore the world. Each location has 12 gnomes waiting to be decorated, so we do require registration for this event. If the spaces fill up, our gnomes will pull random names for participation and call everyone 2 weeks before the program.

There’s gnome place like the Dillsboro Public Library on Wednesday September 13th at 4 pm or the Local History Library @ The Depot on Thursday, September 14th at 6 pm. We can’t wait to see your crafty creation!