The retro craft of macramé is making a comeback! Celebrate the season and decorate your home with this macramé tree wall hanging.
Registration is required for this program and all participants must be 18 years of age or older. Space is limited to 12 people per session. There are two sessions available:
Aurora Public Library: December 12th @ 6 pm
Dillsboro: December 6th @ 4:30 pm
Please call 812-926-0646 or stop by the library to reserve your spot today!
Spice up your dining table at the next family gathering with these pumpkin pie placecards that look good enough to eat!
The paper may not be palatable, but you can fill them up with nuts, mints, or another tasty treat.
This program will be offered at the Local History Library @ the Depot on November 9th at 4 and 6 pm and at the Dillsboro Public Library on November 14th at 4 pm.
Space is limited to 8 participants at each session, so please register for this program by visiting any branch of the Aurora Public Library District during business hours to speak to a librarian or give us a call at 812-926-0646. To register, you must be age 18 or older.
We Witch You a Happy Halloween! Join us to learn the art of needle felting and create spooky decorations for miniature witch hats, perfect for the spooky season!
Space is limited, so throw your name in the cauldron by stopping by the library or giving us a call at 812-926-0646 and a friendly library witch will draw participants 2 weeks before the program and notify everyone by phone.
This program is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED. The program is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.
We’ll start felting at the Dillsboro Public Library on October 25th at 4:30 pm and at the Old Train Depot in Aurora on October 24th at 4 pm and 6 pm.
We can’t wait to see what spooky hats you create!
Do computers have you stumped? Not to fear, the library is here! Come learn the basics of computer use with Olivia at the Local History Library at the Depot on October 25th @ 4:30 pm.
This is a judgment-free program where all levels of computer skills are welcome. We will be switching our format over to one-on-one assistance with your computer needs.
Register for your 30 minute one-on-one session with Olivia today by calling 812-926-0646. We look forward to seeing you there!
Want some excitement in your book club? Check out Not Your Mother’s Book Club from the Aurora Public Library District, where you’ll get to read today’s hottest books from Booktok and beyond and discuss them with readers just like you! Olivia, our resident “edgy” book lover, will be there to lead the discussion and take recommendations from attendees. Remember, this is your book club, and your reading opinions matter!
This month, we will be reading “The Boy Who Drew Monsters” by Keith Donohue.
Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, ten-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire. His mother, Holly, begins to hear strange sounds in the night coming from the ocean, and she seeks answers from the local Catholic priest and his Japanese housekeeper, who fill her head with stories of shipwrecks and ghosts. His father, Tim, wanders the beach, frantically searching for a strange apparition running wild in the dunes. And the boy’s only friend, Nick, becomes helplessly entangled in the eerie power of the drawings. While those around Jack Peter are haunted by what they think they see, only he knows the truth behind the frightful occurrences as the outside world encroaches upon them all.
Registration is recommended, but not required for this FREE program, open to anyone ages 18 or older. We will be meeting at Hankering Southern Kitchen in Downtown Aurora on October 26th at 6 pm.
As a reminder, this will be the last meeting of NYMBC in 2023. The club will resume in January 2024.
We can’t wait to see you there!
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 28 @ 1:00 pm and the Dillsboro Public Library on September 29 @ 10:00 am. There will also be an evening meeting at the Local History Library on October 3 @ 6:30 pm. We will be discussing This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel.
This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.
When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.
Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.
This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.
Pick up a book today to join our club and get reading!
September 16th is National Tattoo Story Day!
In the week leading up to it, please stop by any of our circulation desks, write up a quick story about why you got your tattoo, and use our mobile printing service to provide a photo for display. Then everyone, tattooed or not, will gather in our Local History Library @ The Depot to share stories of the tattoos they have or the tattoos they dream of getting.
The meeting time is 1 pm on Saturday, September 16th at the old Aurora Train Depot. We can’t wait to see your ink and hear your stories!
Give yourself the freedom to gnome! Join us in diamond painting a gnome keychain to put on your keys for a little bit of luck and a whole lot of sparkle as you explore the world. Each location has 12 gnomes waiting to be decorated, so we do require registration for this event. If the spaces fill up, our gnomes will pull random names for participation and call everyone 2 weeks before the program.
There’s gnome place like the Dillsboro Public Library on Wednesday September 13th at 4 pm or the Local History Library @ The Depot on Thursday, September 14th at 6 pm. We can’t wait to see your crafty creation!
Want some excitement in your book club? Check out “Not Your Mother’s Book Club” from the Aurora Public Library District, where you’ll get to read today’s hottest books from Booktok and beyond and discuss them with readers just like you! Olivia, our resident “edgy” book lover, will be there to lead the discussion and take recommendations from attendees. Remember, this is your book club, and your reading opinions matter!
This month, we will be reading “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides.
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations: a search for the truth that threatens to consume him…
We will be meeting at Hankering Southern Kitchen at 6 pm on August 31st. You can pick up your book TODAY at the Aurora Public Library. We’ll see you there!