All aboard at the Old Aurora Train Depot for a special storytime of Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Kids will cozy up with hot cocoa and a story. Of course, your most comfy jammies are encouraged, but not required. Who knows, maybe that train whistle will be coming around the corner! We hope to see all of your kids there for this magical storytime at the Depot on December 16th at 1 pm!
“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.
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!
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!
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!
Is Indiana haunted? You bet a field full of corn it is!
Come listen to podcasters Mary Ellen Quigley and Rebecca Wilhelm discuss Indiana’s spookiest myths and legends and their new book, Haunted Dearborn County, Indiana. Light refreshments will be provided.
This FREE program requires no registration and is open to all ages.
Mary Ellen and Rebecca will be visiting the Old Aurora Train Depot on October 21st at 1 pm.
Want to know more? Visit the Local History Library at the Depot anytime during their business hours and ask about the best ghost stories in the area!
We can’t wait to see you there!
Oh no… you lit the black candle! You know what that means! The Sanderson Sisters are coming to the Aurora Train Depot!
It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! Join us at the Local History Library at the Depot for a showing of Hocus Pocus, a family film that follows a villainous comedic trio of witches who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night.
FREE snacks and drinks will be provided. Anyone ages 13-19 are welcome to attend!
We’ll watch the Sanderson Sisters return on Thursday, October 12th at 6 pm at the Local History Library at the Depot. Wear your spookiest attire if you feel so obligated!