Happenings at APLD

Temporary Building Closure

The Dillsboro Public Library will be closed from Monday, July 23rd through Wednesday, July 25th for the installation of our new air conditioning unit. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we hope that you will be able to come to the Aurora Public Library during this time. The Dillsboro book drop will still be in operation and will be checked daily. You may also call the Aurora Public Library at 812-926-0646 to renew any items on your account.

The Dillsboro Open House that was previously scheduled for Tuesday, July 24th has been rescheduled for Friday, July 20th from 1-2 pm. Stop by on the 20th to view pictures from all our Libraries Rock programs. July 20th at 2 pm will also be the last time to enter the prize drawing at the Dillsboro Branch. The Aurora Public Library and Local History Library will be accepting prize entry slips until 2 pm on Wednesday, July 25th.

Art Collaboration

Let’s StickTogether!

Join us at the Dillsboro and Aurora branches during the first week of July to collaborate on a StickTogether poster grid. It’s kind of like a giant paint-by-number! Whenever you stop in, take a moment to apply colored stickers to a large coded grid to make the mosaic image come to life! I wonder what images there will be?

We’ll see you there!

Libraries Rock! Rock On!

 

 

Being “stuck between a rock and a hard place” certainly doesn’t bring about good feelings. Neither do the sayings —-“as dumb as a box full of rocks” or “your head is as hard as a rock.”  Rocks sure aren’t much fun, are they? WRONG! We think rocks are just getting a bad rap!

Join us on Friday, June 8 at the Aurora Public Library at 2:00 p.m. for Rock On!–a family fun afternoon, which includes some favorite “rock” stories and rock painting , plus learn how to play Rock, Paper, Scissors and join in our big tournament. You’re sure to have a Rockin’ good time!!

 

 

Patron Perks are Back!

Your Library District is a great place to spend time with your family this summer! Don’t miss out on our three Patron Perk Days in June and July. What do you need to do to get a Patron Perk? The first step is to stop by one of our buildings to pick up your information about the Libraries Rock summer programs. Get a calendar of events and a book bag, along with an “I Love Reading” wristband. On June 14th, June 25th and July 13th, be one of the first 50 people to come into one of our buildings to win a prize.

     

In addition, each day you visit the Library between May 29th and July 24th, you can enter to win one of our big summer prizes.

Make the Library one of your regular stops around town this summer. We have AC, Wi-Fi, lots of books, friendly staff, and loads of special programs.

Libraries Rock! Summer Story Hour

 

You’re never too old to enjoy a good story! That’s why we will be featuring a story hour program each week beginning June 5 thru July 18. The whole family is invited to come and enjoy stories, activities, and crafts. These programs will coincide with the times our regular preschool storytime programs are usually scheduled, but we are welcoming older siblings to join in the fun!

Story hour will be at the Dillsboro Public Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. The story hour program will also be provided at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.and 1:00 p.m. No registration is needed during the summer, so drop in as often as you can!

Stuck Between the Pages

The Aurora Public Library is excited to announce a new monthly book discussion group called Stuck Between the Pages for high schoolers within our community. The Stuck Between the Pages group will meet every second Tuesday at the Aurora Public Library at 6 p.m. Anyone interested will need to call one of the branches to register, as well as pick up their books by April 24th. Our first meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 8th at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Public Library.

Our book selection for May is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Bedtime Storytime

Our always popular Bedtime Storytime will be coming soon! All ages are welcome to attend this event and advance registration is not needed. Just bring the whole family (in pajamas!) and cuddle up for some great stories. There will also be a craft and, of course, milk and cookies. If you’re not there, Peggy will be singing the blues and that is something you don’t want to happen!

The Bedtime Storytime will be held at the Dillsboro Public Library on Tuesday, January 30th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM and at the Aurora Public Library on Thursday, February 1st from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. See you soon!

Our weekly Storytimes for ages 3-6 will begin the following week on Tuesday, February 6th, at 10:30 AM (Dillsboro) and Wednesday, February 7th, at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM (Aurora). Please register your children in advance for these programs.

 

 

Recipes for Holiday Book Gift Baskets

Are you struggling to figure out what to get your mailman, your secret Santa, your new neighbor, or that one friend who is more like an acquaintance but insists on exchanging gifts during the holidays who you don’t really know all that well? How about the gift that keeps on giving: BOOKS!

You’re in luck because all during the month of November, the Book Sale at the Dillsboro Public Library is promoting the $1 Per Bag Sale. Fill up as many large paper grocery bags as you want with books and only pay $1! There are picture books, children’s books, young adult books, magazines, paperbacks, adult fiction, cookbooks, travel guides, religious books, large print books, and so much more! Get all of your shopping done in one place!

To add a more personal touch to your selections, put together a unique gift basket for everyone on your list!

For the person who likes to travel from the comfort of their easy chair:

One Northern Italy Travel Guide + +

= A Fun Dinner!

 

One Switzerland Travel Guide + 

= A Cozy Movie Night!

 

For the person who loves to cook and bake, or for the person just starting out on their own:

Dessert Cookbook + 

= Baking Day!

Cookbook + Marked Recipe + Ingredients From the Recipe = Dinner on You!

 

For your loved one who prefers large print:

Thriller Book +  = Night of Suspenseful Reading

Favorite Author +  = Cozy Night of Reading

Browse the Book Sale and see what great gift basket ideas you can come up with! Show us what you made!

Happy Reading!

$1 Bag Sale All November Long!

You’re in luck! The Dillsboro Public Library is having its $1 Bag Book Sale throughout the whole month of November! Fill up as many large paper grocery bags as you want with books and only pay $1 per bag! Stock up on all of your winter reading or peruse the sale for holiday gifts for your family. At the Book Sale, you’ll find adult fiction, paperbacks, nonfiction, cookbooks, children’s fiction, teen fiction, magazines, DVD’s, audiobooks, picture books, and more! But you better hurry to get your pick before everything is gone!

Happy Reading!

Dillsboro’s New Telephone Number

The Aurora Public Library District has adopted a new district-wide telephone system. The Aurora Public Library’s phone number will remain the same (812-926-0646), as well as the phone number at the Local History Library @ the Depot (812-926-4363).

However, the phone number at the Dillsboro Public Library is changing to 812-954-4151. Telephone numbers and hours of operation will always be located on our website under the About tab.