The Aurora Public Library hosts many events each throughout the year.
Folk musician Spook Handy will be returning to the Library District for a performance at the Aurora Public Library on September 13, 2018. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is free for everyone in the community. The performance will focus on the use of music to build and nurture community and will highlight the songs of Pete Seeger.
Spook Handy performed alongside Pete Seeger at festivals and concerts more than 50 times from 2003 – 2013 learning firsthand many of Pete’s songs and the stories behind them. Even more, he learned who Pete Seeger was and what he stood for. Spook is now traveling throughout the U.S., Canada and soon Europe with his “Remembering Pete Seeger” World Tour, keeping alive Pete’s tradition by sharing a few songs by Woody Guthrie (Pete’s most notable mentor), plenty of songs by Pete Seeger and a healthy handful of new songs Spook wrote under Pete’s tutelage.
Spook’s 2016 album, “Pete Woody & Me – Keep the Flame Alive,” held the No. 3 position on the International Folk Radio Charts for two months with his original songs reaching as high as No. 2. Recorded with his backup band “The Seed Planters,” the CD is more than just a tribute to Pete. It is a work that, as John Weingart of WPRB Radio says, “certainly rests on the shoulders of the past but is unmistakably steeped in the present.”
Spook hopes the concert will demonstrate that the tradition of singing songs with social value is alive and well TODAY!! “While the concert will have a nostalgic quality to it, it will also present a look at the world we live in today and the world we can create for tomorrow.”
Bring your friends and family to enjoy this celebration of how music can change the world!
STORY TIME IS BEGINNING
Story times will be starting in September. The first story time at the Dillsboro Library will be Tuesday, September 4 at 10:30. The first story times at the Aurora Library will be Wednesday, September 5 at 10:30 and 1:00.
NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You will be asked to complete a short form at your first story time. Story times will continue every Tuesday (at Dillsboro) and Wednesday (at Aurora) through December 19.
During the month of September we will cover the topics of water, the five senses, seeds, and the season of fall. We look forward to seeing you at the library for story time.
What an awesome summer! Celebrate by attending the Libraries Rock! Open Houses at the Dillsboro Public Library on Friday, July 20 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesday, July 25 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Walk around the buildings and view pictures from the Summer Reading Program, crafts, and enjoy some refreshments. The prize drawing will take place at 2 p.m. in both buildings as well as at the Local History Library @ the Depot on Wednesday, July 25 at 2 p.m. We can’t wait to see you there!
Join us at the Aurora City Park on Wednesday, July 18 at 1 p.m. for an interactive, visually entertaining jump rope show! The Rock ‘N’ Rope Warrior, David Fisher, will perform jump rope tricks with music, with audience participation and glow-in-the-dark jump ropes! No registration is required for this program, so come one and come all, and bring your families! This program will take place in lieu of the 1 p.m. Story Hour at the Aurora Public Library.
Libraries Rock! with Teen Musical Trivia Night and Inspirational Lyric Painting
Are you a teen? Can you recite all the lyrics to your favorite musicals?
Then come out to the Dillsboro Public Library on July 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM or
the Aurora Public Library on July 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and test that musical knowledge!
A first place prize will be awarded!
Musicals not your thing? Then stick around for snacks and fun inspirational lyric painting on canvas!
Cool off at the Dillsboro Public Library on Monday, July 16 at 2 p.m. and meet a live African penguin, sponsored by the Newport Aquarium! Do you want a penguin to waddle around you? Do you wonder why African penguins are endangered? Would you like to learn more about them? Enjoy a live penguin encounter and stay for a penguin craft and a cool treat! No registration is required for this program!
Engineer an obstacle course for your hexbug that is better than your competitors’. Can your hexbug beat the others in an obstacle course that you and your friends designed? Come find out whose course is the best! Join us at the Aurora Public Library on Friday, July 13 at 2 p.m. for Hexbugs Galore, a Family Friday program! No registration is required, so bring your whole family and compete against each other!
The Dillsboro Public Library will be rocking with Craig Brenner on Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. Craig is a pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher from Bloomington, Indiana. He specializes in jazz, blues, and boogie woogie. Come listen to some rocking piano music and just try to keep your feet from tapping! No registration is required for this program.
Build it bigger or build it higher! Build it alone or build it as a team! If you can dream it, you can build it with Legos! Come out to the Dillsboro Public Library on Friday, July 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for an afternoon of Lego building for Family Friday! No registration is required, so bring the whole family!
Have you dreamed of going on a paleontological dig someday? Are dinosaurs your favorite animal? You’re in luck because on Friday, June 29, you’ll get the chance to dig for dinosaurs at the Aurora Public Library at 11 a.m. and at the Dillsboro Public Library at 2 p.m.! Digging for Dinosaurs is sponsored by the Cincinnati Museum Center. Come uncover fossils, hear about the area’s Ordovician fossils, learn how fossils are formed, and unearth how to differentiate fossils from regular rocks. There will also be touchable fossils from dinosaurs, including Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, raptors, and more! No registration is required for this program.