Upcoming Events

“Hold on Tight, Spider Monkey!”

twilight movie showing at the depot

“Hold on tight, spider monkey!” We’re traveling to Forks, Washington this Winter Break for a showing of the romantic fantasy film Twilight! Based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer, Twilight follows teenager Bella Swan as she moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, where she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire.

FREE snacks and drinks will be provided! This movie is rated PG-13, so anyone 13 or older is welcome! We’ll be doing a door prize giveaway of some Twilight merch! Come visit us at the Old Aurora Train Depot on December 28th at 5:30 pm.

APLD Holiday Events

Celebrate the Holidays with the library

Happy Holidays from your hometown library, the Aurora Public Library District! Looking for something fun to add to your holiday calendar? There will be a little of the library sprinkled in these special occasions across Southern Dearborn County, thanks to the Aurora Public Library District Foundation! Check it out!

On Saturday, December 2nd, visit the Moores Hill Winter Walk in downtown Moores Hill, where a special guest may be in attendance! Who could it be? Do I hear jingle bells and the hooves of reindeer? I bet he may have a fun treat for good girls and boys (and teenagers too!), courtesy of APLD! For more information, follow the Moores Hill Indiana Winter Walk Facebook page.

Visit us on Saturday, December 2nd at Dillsboro’s yearly holiday festival, the Dillsboro Hometown Christmas, on the Dillsboro lawn to enter in a raffle prize, including a Reindeer Ridge visit, courtesy of APLD! For more information, follow the Dillsboro Main Street Facebook page.

Looking for some more holiday fun? Visit the LIVE reindeer and other cool animals from Silly Safaris from 1-4 pm on December 3rd and 17th at the Lions Club in Downtown Aurora, brought to you courtesy of APLD! For more information, follow the Aurora Main Street Facebook page.

We can’t wait to see you there!

It’s Getting UGLY!

ugly sweater party at the aurora library

It’s about to get UGLY at the library! Break out your sweaters because we’re hosting an Ugly Sweater Holiday Party at the Aurora Public Library on December 15th at 4 pm. Whoever has the ugliest sweater will win an Amazon gift card!

No sweater? No problem! Anyone 13-19 is welcome with or without a sweater.

Free snacks and drinks will be provided! We hope to see you there!

Lego Club Meets in December

Lego Club Meets in December

Join us in Lego Club at the Dillsboro Public Library December 5th at 3:30 pm and at the Aurora Public Library December 20th at 4:30 pm!

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

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

This program is open to children ages 7-12. No registration is required.

Legos are provided along with snacks and drinks.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Polar Bears Take Over the Library!

polar bear storytime at the dillsboro library

Storytime Saturday at the Dillsboro Public Library on Saturday, December 2nd will feature a fun theme of talented swimmers who paddle with their front paws, a coat of fur that does not soak up water, and a love for snow and VERY cold weather. What could it be? A friendly polar bear is visiting the library to say hello, make some COOL crafts, and read a story or two with you! Come join us for this amazing animal storytime at the Dillsboro Library on December 2nd at 2 pm. Families of all ages are welcome!

Discover Dickens with Us

the secrets and surprises of a christmas carol talk at the depot

Join Between the Lines Book Club leader Ron Nicholson as he shares “The Secrets & Surprises in A Christmas Carol,” discussing the story’s origins and background, how it impacted how we celebrate Christmas today, and share some “insider” information. For example, did you know Tiny Tim’s name was originally planned to be Little Dick, that Dickens’ first idea for the book was to include “Ignorance” and “Want” as symbols against the so-called Poor Laws, or that Scrooge’s name came from a misreading of a tombstone in Scotland? Meet us at the Local History Library in the Old Aurora Train Depot on Second Street for a lively talk at 6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Merry Macramé Trees!

Macrame craft at the depot

The retro craft of macramé is making a comeback! Celebrate the season and decorate your home with this macramé tree wall hanging.

Registration is required for this program and all participants must be 18 years of age or older. Space is limited to 12 people per session. There are two sessions available:

Aurora Public Library: December 12th @ 6 pm

Dillsboro: December 6th @ 4:30 pm

Please call 812-926-0646 or stop by the library to reserve your spot today!

Discuss Spooky Haunted Hoosier History!

Hoosier Myths and Legends at the Depot October 21

Is Indiana haunted? You bet a field full of corn it is!

Come listen to podcasters Mary Ellen Quigley and Rebecca Wilhelm discuss Indiana’s spookiest myths and legends and their new book, Haunted Dearborn County, Indiana. Light refreshments will be provided.

This FREE program requires no registration and is open to all ages.

Mary Ellen and Rebecca will be visiting the Old Aurora Train Depot on October 21st at 1 pm.

Want to know more? Visit the Local History Library at the Depot anytime during their business hours and ask about the best ghost stories in the area!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Scares and Stories Await!

Spooky Storytime in October

What goes bump in the night… What lurks in the graveyard… What is hiding under your bed? Read all about it in our spookiest picture books during this special storytime, designed for families just like yours!

Ghouls and goblins of the not-so-scary nature await at the Dillsboro Public Library on October 14th at 10:30 am and 1 pm and at the Aurora Public Library on October 28th at 10:30 am and 1 pm.

Get ready for crafts, stories, and a dance party that could wake the dead! Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

This FREE program will also include light snacks and drinks. Registration is not required.

We can’t wait to see you all at your favorite Halloween-time haunt: the library!