Meet Jingle John and his reindeer on Sunday, December 8th and on Sunday, December 22nd at the Aurora Lions Club from 1-4 pm.
The Aurora Public Library hosts many events each throughout the year.
Paper snowflakes are great for home or gift decorations. Join Jessica on December 10th from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Aurora Public Library to learn how to make three-dimensional snowflakes. All materials will be provided, and you’ll come away with a new skill you can put to use right away!
Why not start off your holiday season with a stop by one of our library branches on Saturday, December 7th? Both the Aurora Public Library and the Dillsboro Public Library will have Christmas cookies to ice and sprinkle, and Peggy will be sharing some of our newest Christmas picture books. (One book is from a favorite tri-state children’s author.) The stories will be at 10:30 am at the Aurora Branch and at 11:30 am at the Dillsboro Branch. Cookies will be waiting for you between 10:30 am and 1 pm. The towns of Aurora and Dillsboro will have lots of “holiday happenings” that day, so you’ll be able to put cookies and books on your list of fun things to do!
The Aurora Public Library District and the YA Book Discussion Group: Stuck Between the Pages will be presenting a movie presentation of Pay it Forward (PG13), the movie adaptation of the SBTP November book selection. The movie presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 5:30pm. There will be refreshments served. You don’t have to be part of the book discussion group to come see this movie!
Seventh grader Trevor (Haley Joel Osment) has every reason to believe that life is harsh and painful. His parents are alcoholics and his father is either absent or abusive. He walks into school every day through a metal detector. Outside his classroom window is an endless expanse of desert. And his mom works two jobs in a city filled with despair, Las Vegas. But then his teacher Eugene (Kevin Spacey) encourages his students to “backflip” the world into something better. He doesn’t expect much — maybe a clean-up of some graffiti. But Trevor decides to do three important favors for people who need them. Then, instead of allowing them to pay it back, he will ask each of them to “pay it forward,” doing three favors for other people, and asking them to do the same. One of Trevor’s favors is to bring his mother Arlene and Eugene together, though it turns out that it’s not just to make them happier. Arlene and Eugene put all of their effort into making sure they don’t get hurt again until they learn that it’s risking hurt that makes us alive.
The Virginia Repertory Theatre will be in Aurora on October 24th and 25th performing Han Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina. Many of the performances are reserved for local school groups, but the 11 am performance on Friday, October 25th is open for anyone in the community. The play will last approximately 50 minutes, so it’s appropriate for younger kids, as well as grown-ups. It would be a wonderful opportunity for homeschool families and retirees.
The performance will be held at the Aurora Lions Club (228 Second Street) and is free for everyone.
The tale of Thumbelina is a story of a young maiden no larger than a person’s thumb. The story’s characters are mostly animals, and include a frog, a bird, a mouse, and a mole. Thumbelina lives inside of a beautiful flower, but is soon stolen away to become the wife of a frog. This play is one of many adaptations of the Thumbelina story. After the performance, you can check out different versions of Thumbelina at the Aurora Public Library.
Do you love creepy stories? Do mysteries make your heart race, especially when mixed with a bit of paranoia? Edgar Allen Poe may be just the author you’ve been looking for! Poe is one of America’s best-loved authors and, of course, is perfect for Halloween.
Join us on Tuesday evening, October 22nd for selected readings from Poe’s short stories and poems. The program will begin at 7 pm at the Aurora Public Library and will be led by Ron Nicholson of Ivy Tech. We’ll also get to hear some about the latest theories of Poe’s mysterious death. After the program, you’ll want to check out our books related to all things Poe, including poetry, short stories and modern retellings.
Deep into that darkness peering,
long I stood there, wondering, fearing,
doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. (from “The Raven”)
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.
When: Thursday, September 19th.
Where: Upstairs at the Aurora Public Library
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.
The Aurora Public Library District will be having a STEM Open House for children ages 8-12 years old on Friday July 26, 2019
Join us at the Aurora Public Library from 10:30-12 or at the Dillsboro Public Library from 1:30-3:00 pm
What exactly is STEM?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Why is STEM important?
STEM boosts a child’s science literacy, helps improve a child’s critical thinking skills and helps students grasp a better understanding of math and science.
At the STEM Open House children will use: Ozobots, Makey Makey, Scratch Jr on the iPad and build with the Little Bits Electronic Building Sets.
No registration is required for this free event.
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.