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:
- 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.
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: Peggy (812) 926-0646
2020 Aurora & Dillsboro Selections
- January- Before We Were Yours by Wingate
- February –The Golden Child by Adam
- March– The Age of Innocence by Wharton
2020 Moores Hill Selections
- January- Next Year in Havana by Cleeter
- February– The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Richardson
- March- American Princess by Thornton
- April- Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
- May- The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth
- June- Cherokee America by Margaret Verble
- July- The Lost Man by Jane Harper
- August- The Women of Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell
2019 Aurora & Dillsboro Selections
- January – The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
- February- A Painted House by John Grisham
- March– The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
- April- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
- May- Plainsong by Kent Haruf
- June- Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
- July- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- August- Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
- September– The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman
- October- The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
2019 Moores Hill Selections
- January- The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
- February- Half-Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls
- March– Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
- April– Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
- May- Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalie Sylvester
- June- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters
- July- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
- August- Before We were Yours by Lisa Wingate
- September- The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood
- October- Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
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.
- March 24, 2020 at the Local History Library at 6 pm: The Aurora High School
- April 28, 2020 at the Local History Library at 6 pm: Aurora’s Great Industrial Area
- May 26, 2020 at the Local History Library at 6 pm: Whatever Happened To?
- July 28, 2020 at the Local History Library at 6 pm: The Sultana (A Riverboat, a War, & Aurora)
- September 28, 2020 at the Local History Library at 6 pm: Aurora Photographs, Then & Now
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 February through April.
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.