The Library District’s Programs
The Library District is pleased to offer programs throughout the year for all our patrons. From the youngest to oldest, everyone will find something.
Between the Lines: Adult Book Discussion
Between The Lines is the name for the Aurora Public Library District’s book discussion groups. BTL is a relaxed and friendly gathering of people who enjoy sharing comments, ideas and questions about a common book they have read. The group moderator engages the members in discussion while sharing background information about the author, story, time period and locale.
BTL meets January through October (Moores Hill through November):
- Aurora Public Library: 1:00p on the 4th Thursday of the Month
- Dillsboro Public Library: 1:00p on the Friday after Aurora (usually the 4th Friday of the month)
- Carnegie Hall in Moores Hill: 7:00p on the 1st Monday of the Month (unless a holiday falls on that Monday, then the 2nd Monday)
Since experience over the years has shown that the best discussions take place in smaller, more intimate groups – we limit active membership to 20. Realizing that not every member can attend every meeting, this creates an ideal discussion size.
Joining a book club may not change your life, but it will probably change the way you think about the books you read and the characters that inhabit them. Some of the books selected may not be what you would choose yourself to read, but that’s the beauty of a book club; it takes you outside your comfort zone introducing you to new authors and genres. You may even discover that your perspective on people and places in the world has been enhanced with new understanding. And you most certainly will meet new friends at the meeting.
If you are interested in joining a BTL discussion group, you can inquire in person, or fill out the form at the top of this page. We will contact you if there is space available, or put your name on the waiting list and contact you as soon as an opening occurs. Don’t forget to specify which library you would like to attend!
To find out more about our book discussion groups, you can contact us at the following numbers:
- Aurora: (812) 926-0646
- Dillsboro: (812) 954-4151
- Moores Hill: Kim (812) 926-0646
2018 Aurora & Dillsboro Selections
- January – The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
- February – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
- March – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
April – The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
May – The Assistants by Camille Perri
June – The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
- July – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
- August – The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
- September – The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra
- October – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
2018 Moores Hill Selections
- January- The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden
- February- Free Men, by Katy Simpson Smith
- March- If the Creek Don’t Rise, by Leah Weiss
- April- The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick
- May- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
- June – The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve
- July – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- August – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Stout
September – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
October – A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
- November – The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
Stuck Between the Pages: High School Book Discussion
Are you a high school student in search of a group that loves to read as much as you do? Do you have strong opinions about every book you read? Do you like snacks? You’re in luck!
Stuck Between the Pages is a book discussion group strictly for those in high school. The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. upstairs in the teen section of the Aurora Public Library. This group will not meet in December of 2018 or January of 2019. To sign up, just stop by one of the libraries and pick up your book.
2018 Stuck Between the Pages Selections
- May- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- June- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- July- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
- August- The Lake House by Kate Morton
- September- All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
- October- The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
- November- The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes
Talk About Aurora History
Talk about Aurora History is a roundtable discussion held several times a year at the Local History Library at the Depot. Talk about Aurora History begins at 6:00 P.M. and is open to the public.
The program was started by Roy Lambert. It 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 folklore.
Various subjects are discussed. Some past events have included churches, doctors, schools, ferries, businesses, World War II, even caves and the Underground Railroad. There are guest speakers, periodically, as well.
New topic suggestions are always welcome.
Come and join us for an educational, but also entertaining evening.
Tuesday, May 22nd – Graveyards Of Aurora
Tuesday, July 24th – Aurora’s Public Transportation; What A Way To Go!
If you have questions, or just want more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Library.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power?
The Aurora Public Library District’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success! Any child ages birth to five years can participate.
One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you’ll meet your goal in less than 3 years. If you read three books a night, you could reach your goal in just one year!
Sign up here and then stop by one of our library buildings to get a free book bag and a Reading Log.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Storytimes for Children
Storytimes – Aurora & Dillsboro Libraries
Storytimes will be offered for children ages 3-6 years old at the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries, beginning in September and running through December.
Dillsboro will have one Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30am; Aurora will have two Storytimes on Wednesdays at 10:30am & 1:00pm.
Storytimes last from 30-45 minutes and will include books, songs and a craft or other activity.