The Aurora Branch is hosting a Trivia game celebrating the beloved 90s sitcoms from Friends to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! Teens and adults are invited to this throwback trivia night. There will be ReFreshments served along with prizes for 1st and 2nd place winners.
The Dillsboro Public Library is looking for friendly people to volunteer as “Docents” to help groups, classes and individuals tour the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street exhibit, entitled Crossroads: Change in Rural America, during the exhibition period of September 7 – October 20. The Crossroads exhibit, made possible through the generous support of Indiana Humanities, can certainly be viewed without assistance. However, a docent helps visitors appreciate and enjoy the exhibit more fully. The docent can encourage visitors to think about the subject matter and invite them to share memories and personal connections to the exhibit.
You do not need to be an expert on any subject to be a docent, just a have a friendly and patient nature to help with the expected crowds. To make sure you are well prepared, there will be an orientation/training session on Wednesday, August 28 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. You may email cathy@eAPLD.org or call the library at 812-954-4151 to volunteer.
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.
The Science Tellers will be presenting a show to the public at the Aurora City Park Pavilion on Wednesday July 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
The Science Tellers offer an interactive science & storytelling program. They will be presenting the program
Aliens: Escape From Earth.
During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two kids venture out to investigate and soon find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Trapped by a crazy space scientist, the two kids must risk everything to rescue the aliens and help them… Escape from Earth! Throughout the intergalactic story, volunteers from the audience will get to discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions and so much more! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure. It’s totally out of this world!
During this show Children will see chemical reactions, learn about Boyle’s law, how to make a rocket fly using ordinary household items, how to transfer energy and much more.
This is a free event and there is no registration required.
For more information about Science Tellers please visit theirwebsite.
Are you a teen who is interested in learning how to decorate cakes?
The Aurora Public library will be having a cupcake decorating class on
Thursday July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Teenagers age 13 and up are invited to decorate cupcakes. Teens will work with piping bags and tips. They will learn how to work with fondant and edible glitter. We will be decorating cupcakes in a space theme to go with our summer reading program.
This is a free class. Supplies and space are limited so register early.
As part of our “Family Fun Fridays” we will welcome Award -Winning Songwriter David Kisor to the library. David Kisor will be bringing the Growing Sound music program “Imagination Generation” to the Aurora Public Library on Friday July 19, 2019 @10:30 am
“Imagination Generation” blends music, movement and creativity for a musical program that is “out of this world.” Children will learn that their mind is both a toy and a tool. This music program focuses on three critical thinking skills: fluency, originality and adaptability.
There is no registration required for this free event. Children will receive a free music CD for attending.
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 12:30pm at TheDillsboro Library
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.
Professional Author and Illustrator Steve Harpster will be visiting the Aurora Public Library on Friday July 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am.
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.