Happenings at APLD

Steve Harpster To Visit The Aurora Public Library

Professional Author and Illustrator Steve Harpster will be visiting the Aurora Public Library on Friday July 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am.  

Steve Harpster

During this hands-on drawing program, children will learn how to use their imagination to draw wacky dinosaurs.  Children who attend will receive paper and a Harptoons drawing pencil to take home with them after the program.

There is no registration required for this free event.  

Steve Harpster will have some of his drawing books available for purchase after the program.  

For more information about Steve Harpster and his Harptoons please visit his website  or  Youtube channel  

Family Yoga at the Library!

YogaPlease  join us for Yoga at the Library!  The B Inspired Yoga Studio will be bringing a family Yoga program to the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries on June 28, 2019.  The times for the programs will be:  

10:30 am @ the Dillsboro Public Library

1:00 pm @ the Aurora Public Library

Child Yoga Pose

Yoga has multiple advantages for children and for families.  Some of the benefits found by families who have tried Yoga include:

Yoga helps strengthen family bonds

Yoga helps children in developing a healthy body image

Yoga helps to connect your mind and body

Children Yoga

No registration is required.  This is a free event and open to children and their families.  Just wear comfortable clothing. We hope to see you!

 

For more information about the benefits of Yoga please see the following sites:

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/moms/article95590742.html

https://www.tipsonlifeandlove.com/fitness-and-exercise/benefits-yoga-children-families

https://www.appleseedyoga.com/blog/2019/2/21/5-reasons-your-family-will-love-saturday-yoga

https://www.appleseedyoga.com/blog/2017/11/21/the-benefits-of-family-yoga-part-2

Day Viewing! Cincinnati Observatory

Everyone knows that the sun is a star that is the center of our universe.

This mysterious star is responsible for so much on earth.  Did you know that the sun helps to determine the earth’s weather?

Have you ever wanted to look at the Sun?  Well here is your chance! The Cincinnati Observatory will be bringing their telescopes to the Aurora Public Library once again!  This time they are offering us an opportunity for a day viewing of the sun. This will be the perfect way to take a look at the sun safely.  No sunglasses needed!

Join us for this Fun Family Friday event and learn about the earth’s closest star!

Friday June 21, 2019 @ 10:30am  

This is a free event and there is no registration required.  

Happy Sun Viewing!  Hope to see you there!  🙂

Teen Movie Night: The Hate U Give

Teens are invited to join us for the first of two movie nights this summer. We’ll be watching The Hate U Give, based on the novel by the same name by Angie Thomas, on Thursday, June 20 upstairs at the Aurora Public Library starting at 5:30 p.m.

From IMDB:

“Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.”

The movie is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, including some violent content, drug material, and language.

Before you watch the movie, check out the book and join the discussion with Stuck Between the Pages, the young adult book discussion group. We’re reading the book for the June discussion, which will take place on Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Public Library.

Tour The Solar System At the Library!

Have you ever wondered what the distance is between planets?  Or wondered what kind of effects air pressure has? Have you wondered about asteroids, orbits or gravity?  If so, The Cincinnati Museum Center will be at the Aurora Public Library on Friday, June 14, 2019, at 10:30 am and at Dillsboro Public Library the same day at 1:30 pm.  

 

The Museum Center will present slides showing new images of Mercury, Neptune and the solar system.  Children will also have the unique opportunity to touch real meteorites and rocks that are like the ones that can be found on the earth’s moon.  Children will get to build a model of the solar system and use radio-controlled space shuttles to explore what could be beyond planet Earth.

Registration is required for this free event.  You can register your child by calling the Aurora Public Library at 812-926-0646 or the Dillsboro Library at 812-954-4151 

Harry Potter Essential Oils Potions Class

Are you a Harry Potter fan?  Are you an aspiring wizard or witch? Have you always wanted to learn more about essential oils?  Well you are in luck…

 

The Aurora Public Library will be having a “Potions” class for teens and adults to teach you how to mix your own potions!  This educational class on essential oils will be held upstairs at the Aurora Public Library on :

Thursday June 13 at 6 pm.  

Please call Aurora Public Library at: 812-926-0646 or stop by the library desk to register for this free program.  

Space is limited to 15 so please register as early as possible.

There will be some Harry Potter themed goodies and we will end our evening with some Harry Potter trivia.  

Hope to see all you Muggles there 🙂

To the Moon and Back: Rockets and Orbits

Have you ever wondered how NASA gets their equipment into outer space? Getting satellites and humans into orbit and beyond is not an easy feat. It takes Rocket Science!

Teens are invited to join us on Thursday June 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Aurora Public Library.

Dr. Wesley Ryle, a professor of Astronomy at Thomas More University will be presenting a program about the moon.  We will be looking at what it takes to reach orbit around the Earth, leave Earth and go to the Moon. Participants can test their skills using a rocket simulator/game. Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut?

Registration is not required for this free event.

StarLab Is Coming To The Aurora Public Library

Learn about the constellations in the night sky!  

 

The StarLab Dome will be at the Aurora Public Library on Friday, June 7, 2019

Registration is required for this free event.  We have the following times available.

10:30am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm

StarLab

 

The StarLab Dome offers a unique opportunity for children to view the star constellations as if they are viewing the nighttime sky.  We will have a presenter to explain what stars you can look for at home while looking up at the stars.  Children will also learn some history about the constellations.  

Night Constellations

 

The Star Lab is open to children ages 5-12  accompanied by an adult. You can register your child by calling the Aurora Public Library at 812-926-0646. Please be on time, because people cannot be admitted to the StarLab after the program begins.

 

Happy Stargazing!  🙂

The Moon: Craters and Impacts

Have you ever looked at a picture of the Moon and wondered why it has so many craters on it?

 

If you observe the Moon, you will notice that it has more craters than the Earth, which has relatively few.  Have you ever wondered why?

The Earth

If the answers above are yes, please join us for a special “Fun Friday for Families” program on:

 Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10:30 am at the Aurora Public Library.

We will be welcoming Dr. Wesley Ryle, Professor of Astronomy at Thomas More University.  

Dr. Ryle will show us how craters are formed via violent impacts. 

Moon Crater

The program will also include hands-on creations of our own craters.

This is a free event and is open to all agesNo registration is required. 

Hope to see you there!  🙂

 

“With Every Good Wish,” Save the Date!

The Aurora Public Library District Board of Directors and staff would like to cordially invite you to attend a statue dedication ceremony in honor of longtime Director Mary Alice Horton. Please join us at the Aurora Public Library’s lower level entrance on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. for the statue’s unveiling. Executive Director of Main Street Aurora Nancy Turner will be speaking.

Mary Alice was the Director of the Aurora Public Library District for 35 years, from 1982 to 2017. Under her administration, the Library expanded to include the additions of the East and West Wings at the Aurora Public Library, the acquisition and absorption of the Dillsboro Public Library and building, and the purchase of the old train depot to house the Local History Library @ the Depot. She was extremely involved in the community, participating in various community events over the years while promoting the Library. Chances are, if you lived in Aurora or Dillsboro, you knew Mary Alice.

“Mary Alice’s love and passion for the Aurora Library and its patrons and her town are evident throughout our community, and will be for years to come.  It is under her leadership and dream that we have this great library to provide life-long learning for all.” ~Rose T.

 

The statue has been commissioned from the Randolph Rose Collection, which is the same designer of the statues featured near the entrances of both the Aurora and Dillsboro branches. The statue will be installed and uncovered on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend the unveiling ceremony followed by a butterfly release.