As we continue to celebrate small towns and rural life with the Crossroads exhibit at the Dillsboro Public Library, we invite you to join us for a musical program presented by Kevin Stonerock.
Kevin is an Indiana singer, songwriter, and storyteller. A prolific writer and student of history, Stonerock has developed six one-man dramatic characterizations which have been performed more than 3,500 times. He also wrote, directed and appeared in The Point In Time, an outdoor music/drama which ran for seven summers in Carrollton, Kentucky and Plum Creek Anthology, which is presented annually in Vevay, Indiana. He appeared at the Aurora Public Library in June of 2019 and entertained the audience with stories and songs of riverboat travels.
Stonerock’s easy-going performance style has been described as “having a conversation on the front porch with an old friend”. With original, roots-oriented “Americana” songs, Stonerock’s music bridges the gap between folk, country and rock and roll.
Kevin will be performing at the Dillsboro Public Library on October 9th at 6:30 pm.
We’re Building a Better World through Drama with Kentucky Shakespeare! The company will be coming to the Aurora Public Library on Wednesday, July 12 in lieu of Construction Zone time.
Kentucky Shakespeare is a professional and non-profit organization that has brought Shakespeare’s works to life through interactive adaptations in the tri-state area for decades. The company uses audience participation in their productions, which means that you could be chosen for a part!
Kentucky Shakespeare will be performing an adaptation of A Midsummer’s Night Dream at the Aurora Public Library. This event is free for the public and no registration is required.
If you would like to brush up on the play to prepare, you can check out a copy from the Library today!
We’re Building a Better World through Music with Tom Sieling! Tom will be at the Dillsboro Public Library on Tuesday, June 27 during Construction Zone at 2 p.m.
Tom Sieling, widely acclaimed singer and songwriter from Newfield, New York, will perform a free family/children’s program called “Take a Tromp Through the Swamp!” This show consists of the most fun, humorous, and participatory kids’ songs Tom knows, along with cool facts about area animals and pictures of them and the homes they build.
Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and a drum machine, and all songs include parts for the whole family, which means that the audience gets to participate, too!
All ages are invited and registration is not required for this event.
Join the Aurora Public Library District on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at the Local History Library @ the Depot for a free outdoor Community Concert. Bring your own lawn chair or a blanket for a night of great music by pianist Matthew Ball.
Matthew Ball is a pianist and songwriter specializing in music from the ’20’s, ’30’s, and ’40’s. He plays a variety of genres, including jazz, swing, ragtime, blues, and boogie-woogie. He’s sure to get your toes tapping and your spirits soaring!
The concert is free for everyone and for all ages, and no registration is required. Bring the whole family! Let’s Build a Better World through Community!
Join the Aurora Public Library District as we Build a Better World through Community during the third full week of June! This week, instead of Storyhour and Construction Zone, the Aurora and Dillsboro branches will be hosting Community Celebrations!
The Community Celebration will take place at the Dillsboro Public Library on Tuesday, June 20 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Community Celebration will take place at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesday, June 21 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rain or shine, we will have games, hot dogs, chips, and a fire truck to check out at both branches! Registration is not required for this family-friendly event.
Bring the whole family and stay for the whole time, or feel free to come and go as you please.
The Aurora Public Library District is ready to welcome everyone to a fantastic summer program! You may pick up information about the June and July programs beginning on May 25th at any of our branches. The 2017 theme is “Build a Better World”, and our programs and book suggestions will revolve around how we, as a community, can do this. Some of the programs you can look forward to are:
- Pop-Up with Books programs in community parks
- Programs for children of all ages at the Dillsboro Public Library on Tuesday afternoons and at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesday afternoons
- Teen programs at the Aurora Public Library on Thursday evenings
- Patron Perk Days, where you get a prize for wearing the bracelet you will be given at the beginning of the summer
- A Community Concert by Matthew Ball at the Local History Library @ the Depot
- A performance by the Kentucky Shakespeare Company
- Children’s musician Tom Sieling
- Block Parties presented by the Purdue Extension Service
- A Community Celebration at both Dillsboro and Aurora
- Bi-Okoto Music and Movement Workshop for teens
- The Wump Mucket Puppet Show
In addition to these programs which are open to everyone, we will also be offering four programs which will require advance registration. We anticipate these programs filling up quickly, so don’t delay in calling to reserve your spot!
June 15th at the Dillsboro Public Library: Create a fused glass pendant. This will be presented by The Framery and is open to adults only.
June 15th and June 29th at the Aurora Public Library: Create a Mixed-Media Art Journal, presented by Librarians Kim and Ashton. This program is open to both teens and adults and is a two day project, so please plan on attending both days.
July 13 at the Local History Library @ the Depot: Roy will be presenting an Introduction to Ancestry.com. Open to adults only.
July 21 at the Aurora Public Library: Marge Beinkemper will be presenting a Paint Party for adults only. Marge will lead you through the creation of a beautiful riverscape.
Each day that you visit the library from May 25 until the end of the Summer Reading Program, you will get a ticket to enter a drawing for one of our terrific prizes. Make sure to stop by often to increase your odds of winning a prize! Prizes will be on display at both the Aurora and the Dillsboro Branches throughout the program.
Keep checking the web page and the Library Facebook page for more information and pick up a copy of our newsletter at any branch. We hope that you will build your summer around our programs as we work together to “Build a Better World”.