Indiana at 200: A Celebration of the Hoosier State Drawing

Indiana at 200

In 1816 a state was created, now 200 years later the city of Aurora is celebrating it’s creation. In honor to this day, the Aurora Public Library Districts are holding a drawing for the book: Indiana at 200: A Celebration of the Hoosier State.

Indiana at 200: A Celebration of the Hoosier State is a patchwork quilt of images, prose and poetry commemorating our bicentennial. Incorporating a wide variety of Hoosier voices individual, yet bound together by a common Hoosier heritage this book reflects the thoughts of business and community leaders, artists, athletes, writers, farmers, religious leaders, children and poets. These voices, along with many of the more than 6,000 photos submitted by amateur and professional photographers throughout the state, present a picture of who we are as Hoosiers, as well as our dreams and aspirations.

The drawing boxes will be located at the Local History Library, the Dillsboro Library and the Aurora Library at the desks with the raffle tickets next to them. The drawing will take place September 17, 2016.

Depot Dispatch


Local author Richard W. Block will be visiting The Depot on Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30 PM to present his new book Life As I Lived It: Small Town Country Living.  Mr. Block will share stories from his book, enlighten us with how his ideas were conceived, and entertain questions from all our guests.  Take a moment to add this invitation to your calendar and join Roy, Kim, and Mr. Block at The Depot for an enjoyable and informative evening.  The book will be available for purchase after the program and Mr. Block has  kindly offered to autograph your personal copy of his book.  We can not wait to spend time with you at The Depot on the 19th at 6:30!

News from the Local History Library at The Depot about the Depot

Did you know that Aurora’s train depot is not the original structure? Why did the railroad spur line go down Third Street? What did the old “Aylor and Meyer Feed Mill” have to do with the train depot?  The answers to these questions are at the Genealogy and History room at the depot. For nearly twelve years the Aurora Public Library has offered the “Talk About Aurora”, series of talks and discussions that answer these questions and more.  On the fourth Tuesday @6pm of March, May, July and September we meet with your friends, neighbors and others interested in history. Many visit the talks just to listen, but many join in and share their knowledge of the current subject.  The first talk of the 2016 series is “The History of the Train Depot-1854 to Present”.  The first train to  Aurora was in 1854.  Its next stop was Cochran, theimg468

end of the line.  Another three years elapsed before the tracks were laid to the Mississippi River. Stop by and hear the rest of the story.