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School & Library Connection

Are you a South Dearborn Community School Corporation Educator? If so, there are many ways the Aurora Public Library can assist you with your classroom.

We love to help with the obvious materials such as books and DVD’s.   However, there are many other services we can offer to you and your students.

 

If you are interested in learning more, we would love to see you at our “School and Library Connection” workshop at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesday July 31, 2019. at 9 am.  😊 Bring your device!  

  • During our program, we will walk you through the library’s website, focusing on requesting individual books, groups of books, and traveling book sets.

  • We will show you the many die cuts that we have available.  These die cuts can be used from everything from bulletin boards to crafts. You can bring your own paper and cut here at the library.  You can also check the die cuts out just like a book to cut at your school building if your building has a die cut machine.

  • We will introduce you to the many Online Resources we have available through the website – especially World Book.

  • We will show you how to use Overdrive on your devices and with the students. Students love Overdrive because they can use this directly from their school Chromebooks.

  • With advance notice we are also happy to bring a program to your classroom.

This is a free workshop for any K-12 Educator in the South Dearborn Community School district.

There will be coffee, muffins and donuts and there will be door prizes! 🙂

Coffee and Donuts

Please RSVP by sending an email to:  stephanie@eapld.org  by Wednesday, July 10

 

Early People From Aurora Who Helped Make Cincinnati Famous

Talk about Aurora History is a roundtable discussion held four times a year at the Local History Library at the Depot. This program is conducted by Roy Lambert who recently presented his 100th Talk.  This program has proven to be very successful, and it may be that this is the only library in the area holding this type of historical roundtable.

This is quite an interesting event for those who are local history buffs and is also helpful to those new to the community searching for details of Aurora.  And, of course, it provides humor, as the attendees share their own folklore.

Various subjects are discussed.  Some past events have included churches, doctors, schools, ferries, businesses, World War II, even caves and the Underground Railroad. Our topic this month is Early People From Aurora Who Helped Make Cincinnati Famous.  Talk About Aurora History begins at 6:00 P.M., is open to the public, and is free of charge. New topic suggestions are always welcome.

Come and join us for an educational, but also entertaining evening on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.  Remember Talk About Aurora History is held at The Local History Library @ The Depot located at 510 Second Street.  For more information you may phone the History Library at 812-926-0646 ext. #3.

Tween Book Club!

Are you a Tween aged 8-12 who is interested in space travel?  How about an engaging murder mystery?

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The Aurora Public Library District will be having a Tween Book Club twice over the summer. 

We will be discussing the book Space Case by Stuart Gibbs!  

 

12-year old Dashiell Gibson is the very first human to successfully move to and live on the moon.  This sounds exciting…but Dashiell is lonely. Kids are not allowed out of the moon base. Worse, the one kid who Dashiell is there with has no interest in anything other than video games.

Dasheill is bored…until the bases top scientist is found dead.   Dashiell knows that Dr. Holtz had discovered something new about the moon.  Dash thinks that someone has killed Dr. Holtz to keep him quiet.

If this sounds interesting to you please stop by the library to pick up your book and then plan to join us:

Saturday July 13 , 2019 at 12:30 pm at The Dillsboro Library

OR

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm at The Aurora Public Library

There is no registration required for this free event.  Stop by the library to pick up your book beforehand and join us at one of the discussions.  

See you there!  🙂

 

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

Stuck Between the Pages Summer Selections

 

It’s about to be…SUMMER! Who doesn’t like summer? The birds are chirping, the lawns are mowed, the sun is out! It’s a perfect time to sit outside and read, especially with school being out! Don’t have any summer vacation plans? No worries! Check out a book from the library and go on a vacation into the pages of a book!

Stuck Between the Pages is the teen book discussion for our young adult patrons in our community. We meet every second Tuesday of the month at Aurora Public Library at 6pm. For the summer we’ll be reading  The Hate U Give written by Angie Thomas and Deadline written by Chris Crutcher.

 

Our June Selection is The Hate U Give written by Angie Thomas.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban 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. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

On Thursday, June 20, at 6 pm, we will be premiering the adaptation of The Hate U Give. Snacks will be provided.

 

Our July Selection is Deadline written by Chris Crutcher.

Ben Wolf has big things planned for his senior year. Had big things planned? Now what he has is some very bad news and only one year left to make his mark on the world.

How can a pint-sized, smart-ass seventeen-year-old do anything significant in the nowheresville of Trout, Idaho?

First, Ben makes sure that no one else knows what is going on—not his superstar quarterback brother, Cody, not his parents, not his coach, no one. Next, he decides to become the best 127-pound football player Trout High has ever seen; to give his close-minded civics teacher a daily migraine, and to help the local drunk clean up his act.

And then there’s Dallas Suzuki. Amazingly perfect, fascinating Dallas Suzuki, who may or may not give Ben the time of day. Really, she’s first on the list.

Living with a secret isn’t easy, though, and Ben’s resolve begins to crumble . . . especially when he realizes that he isn’t the only person in Trout with secrets.

 

Our June meeting will be on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 6 pm. Our July meeting will be on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 6 pm. Snacks and drinks are provided.

Register for your spot today!

We hope to see you there!

 

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!  🙂

Lunar Beauty

Moon with Woman

Were you aware that the moon phases can have many effects on someone’s health?

The various phases of the moon can affect a person’s health, energy levels, dreams quality of sleep and much more.

Join us at the Aurora Public Library on Tuesday June 25, 2019 from 4-5:30 pm. or

the Dillsboro Public Library on Thursday June 27, 2019 from 6-7:30 pm.

We will learn about the best care for each moon phase and make a few simple and easy products to keep you feeling your best.

Registration is required for this free event. 

To register please stop in and sign up at the library desk or call The Aurora Public Library at 812-926-0646 or the Dillsboro Public Library at 812-954-4151

 

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Steamboat’s a Comin’!

Step back in time as singer and storyteller Kevin Stonerock takes you on a grand adventure of story, song and first person living history about life on the Ohio River from the frontier era through the glorious age of steam. Kevin will be presenting “Steamboat’s a Comin’!” at the Aurora Public Library on Tuesday evening, June 18th, beginning at 7 p.m.

In addition to song and story, the audience will meet four rollicking river characters (portrayed by Kevin), including a keelboat man, a steamboat passenger on the J. M. White, a showboat barker from the 1890’s and steamboat captain Ebenezer Cline. This program is appropriate for all ages, but especially suited to adult audiences.

Kevin Stonerock began performing more than 30 years ago and has never stopped. From stage to television, from coffeehouse to concert hall, Kevin has entertained and captivated audiences from Cape Cod to Los Angeles. A consummate professional, his performing philosophy and work ethic is simple  – “Always be prepared and leave it all on the stage”.

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