Winter Walkin’ Continues

Don’t walk alone! Walk with the Aurora Public Library District!

Meet us on Wednesdays at the Dillsboro Branch at 8:30 am and on Fridays at the Aurora Branch at 8:30 am to walk. Weather permits. Each time you join us, you will be entered to win a massage from Summer House in Aurora!

Let’s walk together in this winter wonderland! We hope to see you there, all bundled up, of course!

Read365 with APLD!

Get rewarded for reading this year by registering for the Read365 Reading Challenge on Beanstack!

The Aurora Public Library District has created a challenge, starting in January, to read as much as you can in 2023. The more you read, the more chances you’ll get to win a huge prize at the end of the year! Every 20 hours of reading earns you another entry in our prize drawing. You can also earn a ticket by writing reviews on the books you’ve read! Reading logged in your Summer Reading Challenge this year also counts towards this challenge, so don’t miss out! People who register in January and February will receive a surprise in the mail!

Want to get started? Click this link to find our Beanstack page and register today. This challenge is open to anyone aged 13 or older. If you have any questions, please call 812-926-0646 for more information and follow us on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year and Happy Reading! Best Wishes from all of us at APLD!

Crafty Creations with the Framery

Oh, the weather outside is frightful… but our crafts are so delightful! The Aurora Public Library District is hosting our adult crafting program for January with The Framery to help us create a lovely winter scene.

Crafty Creations, our monthly adult crafting program at the Aurora Public Library District is happy to announce a partnership with the Framery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to bring to our crafty patrons a winter-themed painting-with-a-twist class! All items will be provided and each class is limited to only eight attendees. There will be two chances for our adult patrons to attend this class, one at the Dillsboro branch on Thursday, January 12, at 4:00 pm and another at the Aurora branch on Thursday, January 26, at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register. We look forward to seeing you there! Stay cozy and warm!

Between the Lines Returns!

Do you LOVE to read? Do you love trying new books and discussing them with friends? Pick up your book for the next Between the Lines Book Club today!

This January, BTL is reading Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak, perfect for reading in this cozy holiday season.

It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years, the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew’s elder daughter—who is usually off saving the world—will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she’s been told she must stay in quarantine for a week…and so too should her family.

For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity—and even decent Wi-Fi—and forced into each other’s orbits. In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who’s about to arrive…

See how the Birch Family’s holiday plays out in this delightful domestic family drama.

We have added a new meeting to our schedule to better suit your life! In addition to our January 26th meeting at 1:00 pm at the Aurora Public Library, we will also be meeting on January 31st at 6:30 pm at the Aurora Public Library! As always, we will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on January 27th at 1:00 pm. Please feel welcome to attend any meeting that you wish, and keep an eye out for some delicious themed treats coming to your meeting this year!

We cannot wait to see you there! You can check out a BTL book now at the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Libraries with a library card.

Cookie Cutter Wreath Craft

Join our staff member, Jessica, in creating a Christmas-themed wreath out of cookie cutters. Just bring yourself and the Aurora Public Library District will provide the supplies, refreshments, and Christmas cheer! Registration is required with 11 spots at both the Aurora Public Library and Dillsboro Public Library.

Winter Walkin’

 

Winter Walking picks up where our Purdue Extension Get WalkIN’ program left off! The last day with Marcia Stenger from Purdue is November 4th, but APLD is going to continue to offer a walking group during the same time slots! Join us Wednesdays at 8:30 am at DPL and Fridays at 8:30 am at APL and we will go off on a 35-40 minute walk, weather permitting. If SDCSC calls for a delay or a weather-related closure, the morning walk will be canceled automatically, but heavy rains might also cause a cancellation. Go to eapld.org to monitor closures. Help us help you stay healthy during the holiday season by joining us for walking each week. See you there!

The Ballad Tour: History and Horror

Join Ron Nicholson, head of our Between the Lines Book Clubs, as he recounts some of Scotland’s scariest scenes! Ron is fascinated with the Scots and their horrifying legends and wants to share them with you this Halloween season. Come to his discussion about terrifying Scottish folklore and enjoy snacks from the North Country. If you attend our event, you’ll also be entered for a chance to win the perfect cozy Scottish gift for the colder days ahead.

If you are interested in attending, please inform a librarian to be registered. Registration is recommended, but not required. We’ll see you there!

Witchy October Craft!

Teens and adults are welcome to join us for a spooky craft party hosted by Jessica!

We will be recycling used books to create decorative spellbooks that would be a great addition to any creepy haunt. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for all souls who register. Only 12 openings at each building.

Crafty Fall Fun!

Start the fall season off right with our September craft. We will be making a pumpkin that is recycled from old books. This will be for teens and adults only. All materials are going to be provided.

Registration is not required but recommended. Hope to see you there!

Between the Lines Reads “The Age of Innocence”

If you like to read a variety of books, and if you like to discuss the books you read, you should join one of the Aurora Public Library District’s book groups. There will be afternoon groups that meet at the Aurora Public Library on September 22nd @ 1:00pm and at the Dillsboro Public Library on September 23rd @ 1:00pm. Both will be discussing The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Pick up a book today to join our club and get reading!

This is Newland Archer’s world as he prepares to marry the beautiful but conventional May Welland. But when the mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska returns to New York after a disastrous marriage, Archer falls deeply in love with her. Torn between duty and passion, Archer struggles to make a decision that will either courageously define his life—or mercilessly destroy it.