Chapter Chat Reads “Drama”

So you love reading, but have no one to gush about books with… Look no further! The Aurora Public Library has the answer for you: The Chapter Chat Book Club at the Aurora Public Library, meeting every month to talk books with kids just like you.

In January, Chapter Chatters are reading Drama by Raina Telgemeier! This story follows Callie, a theatre fan who wants to put on the best production her middle school has ever seen, but drama on and off-stage creates chaos aplenty.

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon over Mississippi, she can’t really sing. Instead she’s the set designer for the drama department’s stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget.

But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen.

And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!

We are meeting in February at the Dillsboro Public Library on February 11th at 10:30 am and at Aurora Public Library on February 15th at 4:00 pm. Snacks, drinks, and fun, themed activities will be provided.

Registration is recommended for everyone ages 9 and up! You can pick up your book at either location. We look forward to seeing you there!

Fly Guy Celebration!

Bzzzzz… Bzzz… Bzzzzz…

What’s that sound? It must be FLY GUY!

Are you ready for Buzz, Fly Guy, and Tedd Arnold? Tedd Arnold is the famous children’s author of the book series Fly Guy. Our Aurora Public Library District will feature a special storytime on Tuesday, January 17th at 5:30 p.m.! Fly Guy stories, crafts, and activities as well as snacks will be “buzzing” around for the kids to enjoy.

The Dillsboro Branch will also be holding a special storytime on Thursday, January 19th at 4:30 p.m. featuring Fly Guy books. We look forward to having all kids help us celebrate Tedd Arnold and his famous Fly Guy books!

        

LEGO® Club Kickoff!

Whether you’re a future architect or you just like to get creative, our new LEGO Club is the place to be!

Building with Legos is an effective way to stimulate the brain while also having fun! Each month we will have a different theme for kids to build. Feel free to work together with friends or on your own.

We will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on January 10th at 5:00 pm. Snacks, drinks, and LEGOs will be provided. The only thing you have to bring is your creativity! We can’t wait to see what you build.

    

January Storytimes

Welcome, 2023!
Our storytime for children in January will start off with fun activities using the numbers in 2023. What do the words hibernation, arctic, and nocturnal all have in common? Why, animals of course! We cannot forget about snow, ice, and the color white to fit into our January storytimes also. There is going to be SNOW much fun! We hope you don’t miss out on this! There may be a surprise author study also on 2 special dates!
We hope to see all the kiddos at our storytime! Happy New Year!
January storytime has all kinds of cold-themed activities. We will start off the first week of January by celebrating our new year and incorporating the numbers 2, 0, 2, and 3 into our storytime. Books with numbers in their titles will be featured this week as well as New Year books… maybe books that just came out! Kids will enjoy making party poppers as well as participating in challenges involving building with 2 or 3 items. Imaginations will soar in this first-week challenge.
Happy New Year to everyone and we look forward to seeing you at our storytimes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Dillsboro Public Library and Wednesdays and Fridays at the Aurora Public Library at 10:30 am!

January’s Chapter Chat

So you love reading, but have no one to gush about books with… Look no further! The Aurora Public Library has the answer for you: The Chapter Chat Book Club at the Aurora Public Library, meeting every month to talk books with kids just like you.

In January, Chapter Chatters are reading The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, now a hit Netflix Motion Picture! Of course, the book is always better than the movie, but see for yourself by checking out your book today at the Aurora Public Library!

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.

But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?

We are meeting in January at the Dillsboro Public Library on January 14th at 10:30 am and at Aurora Public Library on January 18th at 4:00 pm. Snacks, drinks, and fun, themed activities will be provided.

Registration is recommended for everyone ages 9 and up. You can pick up your book at either location. We look forward to seeing you there!

November Storytimes!

Leaves, pumpkins, turkeys, scarecrows, pies, harvest, squirrels, orange, red, yellow, and brown are all things happening in our November Storytime. What did The Leaf Thief really steal? And If You Give a Moose a Muffin what does he do with it? Or why are there Too Many Pumpkins? But the true question is what did The Scarecrow do to help the crow? Activities galore surrounding this thankful month of Fall. We look forward to seeing you and your family there to learn all of the answers to the questions above. Maybe we will learn How to Catch a Turkey!

Aurora Public Library storytimes are Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 am.

Dillsboro Public Library storytimes are Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am.

We hope the entire family can join us to kick off the Holiday season on November 26th at 12:00 p.m. at APL to watch the movie “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” See you there!

Chapter Chat: Bring Your Own Book

Bring your own book, or B.Y.O.B., is the theme for the November Chapter Chat! Bring a favorite book from home or one you enjoyed reading at the library. We’ll participate in a few icebreaker games, have some snacks, and discuss our favorite books.

Chapter Chat is our tween book club, open to all young readers who are in fourth grade or older. Selections for the club will mostly be picked from our Juvenile Fiction selections at the Dillsboro and Aurora Public Libraries, but for this special meeting in November, you are welcome to bring your own favorite book!

We will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on November 9th at 4:00 pm and the Dillsboro Public Library November 12th at 10:30 am. We look forward to seeing you there! Just bring yourself and your favorite book, or bring some of your friends!

October Chapter Chat: Mysteries

For our next Chapter Chat, we want you bring your favorite mystery. No matter what crimes are awaiting an answer, find a tale that will capture and hold your attention. Some can involve amateur detectives, some can involve secrets, and yet others could be historical puzzles. An icebreaker will start us off and then we go into a craft and a few other surprises followed by the book discussion. Expect tasty snacks and drinks to get your brains in gear!

Dates for our meetings are as follows:

Dillsboro: Saturday, October 8th @ 10:30 am

Aurora: Wednesday, October 12th @ 4:00 pm

As the great Sherlock Holmes said:

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

September Storytimes!

Get ready for teddy bears (Winnie-the-Pooh and Corduroy are excited), dots (green, red, purple, blue, any color you choose), pirates (don’t worry, we won’t make you walk the plank) and apples (we are so glad Johnny planted all those trees) to start off our September Fall Storytime Programming. Rhymes, songs, dances, activities and crafts will have your little ones waiting for the next adventure here at the library.

Bloomers from our local daycare/preschools will have their special time on Mondays. Sprouts will be getting ready to grow in our program on Tuesdays (DPL) and Wednesdays (APL). Seedlings will start to sprout and then bloom into wonderful listeners and avid goers to the library on Thursdays (DPL) and Fridays (APL).

All times for our programming start at 10:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing all of you here. Just a reminder that our session plans are geared towards each groups age; Bloomers (preschool/kindergarten visits only), Sprouts (3-6) and those Seedlings (ages 0-2 years old). See you soon!

Oh yeah, teddy bears, pirates and apples are welcome to join you!