“Hold on Tight, Spider Monkey!”

twilight movie showing at the depot

“Hold on tight, spider monkey!” We’re traveling to Forks, Washington this Winter Break for a showing of the romantic fantasy film Twilight! Based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer, Twilight follows teenager Bella Swan as she moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, where she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire.

FREE snacks and drinks will be provided! This movie is rated PG-13, so anyone 13 or older is welcome! We’ll be doing a door prize giveaway of some Twilight merch! Come visit us at the Old Aurora Train Depot on December 28th at 5:30 pm.

Holiday Closings

The library will be closed for the holidays

The Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, December 25th for Christmas Day and Monday, January 1st for New Year’s Day.

If you would like to return items on this day, please place items in the return boxes out in front of each library. We will check them in according to the last day we were open.

If you would like to renew items, please visit the Aurora or Dillsboro Library and speak to a librarian or call us at 812-926-0646 during our business hours before the holiday on Saturday. You can always renew online using your online account at eapld.org. Just use the number on the back of your library card and the PIN you have set up on your account.

As a reminder, the Aurora Public Library District has recently gone fine-free and will not charge fines for overdue materials.

We hope you have a happy and restful holiday season and we can’t wait to see you in the New Year!

APLD Holiday Events

Celebrate the Holidays with the library

Happy Holidays from your hometown library, the Aurora Public Library District! Looking for something fun to add to your holiday calendar? There will be a little of the library sprinkled in these special occasions across Southern Dearborn County, thanks to the Aurora Public Library District Foundation! Check it out!

On Saturday, December 2nd, visit the Moores Hill Winter Walk in downtown Moores Hill, where a special guest may be in attendance! Who could it be? Do I hear jingle bells and the hooves of reindeer? I bet he may have a fun treat for good girls and boys (and teenagers too!), courtesy of APLD! For more information, follow the Moores Hill Indiana Winter Walk Facebook page.

Visit us on Saturday, December 2nd at Dillsboro’s yearly holiday festival, the Dillsboro Hometown Christmas, on the Dillsboro lawn to enter in a raffle prize, including a Reindeer Ridge visit, courtesy of APLD! For more information, follow the Dillsboro Main Street Facebook page.

Looking for some more holiday fun? Visit the LIVE reindeer and other cool animals from Silly Safaris from 1-4 pm on December 3rd and 17th at the Lions Club in Downtown Aurora, brought to you courtesy of APLD! For more information, follow the Aurora Main Street Facebook page.

We can’t wait to see you there!

It’s Getting UGLY!

ugly sweater party at the aurora library

It’s about to get UGLY at the library! Break out your sweaters because we’re hosting an Ugly Sweater Holiday Party at the Aurora Public Library on December 15th at 4 pm. Whoever has the ugliest sweater will win an Amazon gift card!

No sweater? No problem! Anyone 13-19 is welcome with or without a sweater.

Free snacks and drinks will be provided! We hope to see you there!

Get Your GAME On!

Gaming and Grub Meets in December

Join our monthly teen video game group, Gaming & Grub! We meet for one hour on the third Thursday of every month at 4 pm to play games on our Nintendo Switch! Battle it out in Super Smash Bros, race towards the finish line in Mario Kart, and help us decide what other games we should try out! FREE snacks and drinks will be provided.

This program is open to all teens ages 13-19. We will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library in the teen section on December 21st at 4 pm. We hope to see you there!

Lego Club Meets in December

Lego Club Meets in December

Join us in Lego Club at the Dillsboro Public Library December 5th at 3:30 pm and at the Aurora Public Library December 20th at 4:30 pm!

We encourage kids explore their creativity and create whatever they chose but if they need a little help, we have challenge cards available.

Feel free to collaborate in a group or by yourself. Afterwards we will put the designs up on the shelves in front of the children’s room to show off your creations.

This program is open to children ages 7-12. No registration is required.

Legos are provided along with snacks and drinks.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Chapter Chat Reads Willowdeen

Chapter Chat Meets in December

Chapter Chat is back with a little twist!

Pick up this month’s book with interactive elements that go along with the story at the Aurora or Dillsboro library today! As you read, there are items in the book bag that have page numbers on them and when you reach that page, you will open that item and interact with the story!

December’s book is Willodean by Kathrine Applegate.Willodeen Cover

Willodeen, an eleven-year-old girl, loves all animals, but her favorites are the weird creatures known as “screechers,” who are among the least endearing in the world. Although the residents of Perchance regard the creatures as pests or even monsters, Willodeen thinks they play an important part in the intricate natural system. But lately, nature has become very agitated, not a single Hummingbear has made it back to Perchance this year, and nobody knows why. Willodeen is resolved to speak out for the animals she loves and maybe even solve the mystery of the disappearing hummingbears when a homemade birthday gift brings unexpected magic to her and her new buddy, Connor.

Bags can be picked up at Aurora at the lower level desk and at Dillsboro.

Snacks and Drinks will be provided.

This program is open to children ages 7-12. Please register in advance by calling us at 812-926-0646 or visiting the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Libraries to speak to a librarian

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

watch white christmas at the depot

As Clark Griswold once said, “We’re gonna have the hap- hap- happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye!” Well, close enough. Watch everyone’s favorite Christmas movie, White Christmas, this holiday season at the Depot! We will be starting our showing at the Old Aurora Train Depot on December 14th at 5:30 pm. Dress in your favorite ugly sweater or comfiest Christmas jammies for the occasion if you’d like. Light holiday treats will be provided. This program is open to all ages and all members of the family, from great-grandparents to newborns!
We can’t wait to see you there!

Discover Dickens with Us

the secrets and surprises of a christmas carol talk at the depot

Join Between the Lines Book Club leader Ron Nicholson as he shares “The Secrets & Surprises in A Christmas Carol,” discussing the story’s origins and background, how it impacted how we celebrate Christmas today, and share some “insider” information. For example, did you know Tiny Tim’s name was originally planned to be Little Dick, that Dickens’ first idea for the book was to include “Ignorance” and “Want” as symbols against the so-called Poor Laws, or that Scrooge’s name came from a misreading of a tombstone in Scotland? Meet us at the Local History Library in the Old Aurora Train Depot on Second Street for a lively talk at 6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Merry Macramé Trees!

Macrame craft at the depot

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!