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.
Everyone loves a good Christmas movie. Cozying up with family and friends and watching a heartwarming holiday story is one of the best traditions of the season. So why not spend your holiday movie time with us?
Join us at the Dillsboro Public Library for a showing of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas starting at 11:30 am on December 22nd! We’ll have plenty of snacks (including popcorn of course!) and drinks to enjoy while watching the show with your family. Feel free to bring a blanket and pillows to make yourself comfortable!
We hope to see you there with Mickey ears on!
This holiday season, the Aurora Public Library District will be closed for Christmas Saturday, December 24th, and Monday, December 26th. The library buildings will also be closed for New Year’s on Saturday, December 31st, and Monday, January 2nd.
We understand this may interfere with your checkout period for items. Please keep in mind that all items placed in the return drop boxes will be checked in according to the date the buildings were last open. If you would like to renew materials, you may visit or call during business hours at 812-926-0646. You can also renew your items while we are closed by visiting our website at eapld.org, selecting “My Account” at the top of the page, logging in using the ID number on the back of your card and the pin you set up, and selecting the items you would like to renew. As a reminder, DVDs are unable to be renewed.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
It is the most wonderful time of the year. The snow is falling, the trees are twinkling, and the cookies are baking. The Aurora Public Library District is hosting a cookie contest! The contests will take place on Saturday, December 10 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Aurora Branch and on Wednesday, December 14, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. There will be three categories: Best Decorated, Best Tasting, and Best Overall. The best decorated and the best tasting will only have a first prize winner but the best overall will have a first and second place winner!
Dillsboro Town Manager Susan Greco will be judging the cookies entered for Dillsboro. Aurora Mayor Mark Drury will be the judge for the cookies entered for Aurora. The cookies can be dropped off up to an hour before the program officially begins. When you bring the cookies and enter them into the contest you must include the following: name, number, and if the cookie has nuts. Three cookies must be brought for each category, in case of a cookie mishap or if Santa gets hungry!
We can’t wait to taste your masterpieces!
“What to my wondering eyes did appear but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer with a little old driver so lively and quick, I knew in a moment he must be Saint Nick.”
Have you ever seen Santa’s reindeer up close? Well, now is your chance! Santa’s reindeer are making their way to Aurora, Indiana this year for a test run of the sleigh and will be meeting kids just like you at the Aurora Lions Club on December 4th and 18th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Take pictures, pet and feed the reindeer, and maybe get a glimpse of Santa yourself! So be on your best behavior, because you don’t want to be put on the naughty list right before Christmas!
This event is proudly sponsored by the Aurora Public Library District. Check out these books today to get ready to meet the reindeer!
Create a merry masterpiece and suggest ideas for teen programs at our Teen Advisory Meeting! The Teen Advisory Board meets once a month to plan programs, help with displays, and share ideas. Join us on Thursday, December 1st at 6 pm at the Aurora Library to decorate gingerbread houses to display around the library for the holiday season while enjoying some festive snacks. Need community service hours? This counts!
Open to anyone 13-19 years old! Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register!
Beginning on Monday, November 29th, we will have a brand new Take-It, Make-It craft available at the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries! Take-It, Make-It activities are crafts that can be done at home with materials you can pick up at the library! Stop by the Aurora or Dillsboro Library anytime in December to pick up the supplies to make a sparkly holiday ornament to decorate your home this season!
Get ready to stock up on all of your reading essentials and gifts this November! The Book Sale at the Dillsboro Public Library will feature the $1 Per Bag Sale all month long! Fill up as many bags as you want with items and only pay $1 for each bag! You can’t beat that!
Browse the Book Sale for adult fiction, nonfiction, teen fiction, children’s fiction, picture books, large print, magazines, paperbacks, and so much more! You’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list.
Everyone loves a good Christmas animation movie! Whether you’re 2 and can’t fully understand what’s going on or whether you’re 65 with your grandchildren! A good Christmas animation is good for the soul! Below is a list of some of my top favorite Christmas Animation movies available here at the library!
Shrek the Halls
Shrek and his group of rascals put their own spin on Christmas traditions! Just a little laughter to start off my Christmas season. Shrek is perfect for every season, but he’s even more amazing for the Christmas season!
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
A mailman tells the origin story of Santa Claus. Everyone has to watch this the second Christmas season comes! It’s a classic and is definitely one of my most beloved.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, the king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas and tries to bring it to his town! This movie is perfect for Halloween and Christmas, my two favorite Holidays!!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Grinch who lives on the outskirts of Whoville, thinks to teach the Whos a lesson by stealing Christmas! I only like the one with Jim Carrey in it just because of his portrayal of the Grinch! He did such a wonderful job!!
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
The misfit Reindeer Rudolph journeys to find himself with a group of misfit friends. This classic tale has always been one of my favorites because who doesn’t love the tale of Rudolph!?
Disney’s A Christmas Carol
The classic animated tale of a scrooge on a tale of redemption. I only like Disney’s version, not any other kind, mainly because of how Disney took the story and made it wild and wonderful!