Crafty Creations – A LOVEly Wreath!

Oh, love is in the air… and hanging on your front door, thanks to the Aurora Public Library District!

Crafty Creations, the adult crafting program series at the Aurora Public Library District, is excited to present a workshop on a Heart Wreath to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day! This adult program will be offered at both the Dillsboro and Aurora branches! Aurora’s workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00 pm and Dillsboro’s will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 4:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

We would love to see you there! Registration is required. Please call the library at 812-926-0646 or visit the library to reserve your spot today!

February Storytimes

Hearts, love, red, and penguins usher in our February Children’s Storytime.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day stories will have your child’s creativity flowing with hearts and the colors red. R-E-D red, we can all spell red, but can we find books where the covers and spines are red or have the word “red” in the title of the book?

What better way to wind up our February Storytime than with those cute little fellows in tuxedo-looking feathers! That’s right: penguins! Look for further details on our upcoming Penguin Pals show on February 25th at the Aurora Public Library. We don’t mean the stuffed ones either! Real live penguins will be stopping by the library, so come to our penguin storytime to get ready to meet these feathered friends!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

CLOSED for MLK, Jr. Day

The Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries will be closed Monday, January 16th, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Patrons may turn in materials in our book drops in front of the libraries. If patrons would like to renew items, please call the library on or before Saturday, January 14th at 812-926-0646. Patrons may also renew items using their library card number and pin to access their account on our website.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday! If you would like to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, please take a look at some of our titles about his life below.

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Clayborne Carson: 9780446676502: Amazon.com: Books Martin Luther King, Jr. | SpringerLink Why We Can't Wait eBook by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - EPUB | Rakuten Kobo United States King In The Wilderness (2018) - IMDb I Have a Dream (Book & CD): King Jr., Dr. Martin Luther, Nelson, Kadir: 9780375858871: Amazon.com: Books

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!

Between the Lines Returns!

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.

Christmas with Mickey and Friends

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!

Special Holiday Storytime!

Sugar cookies, frosting, sprinkles, PJs, robes, and slippers, oh my! Children will not want to miss our special storytimes on Saturday, December 17th at 1:00 p.m. located at our Dillsboro Library Branch, and Tuesday, December 20th at 6:00 p.m. at our Aurora Library Branch. “Cookies for Santa” is our agenda for both of these dates. Stories and activities will feature children decorating two cookies; one for themselves to enjoy and then one to keep and put out for Santa on his special night. Don’t worry, we have a special box to keep that special cookie for you know who!

We cannot wait to see you there! Please wear your coziest, warmest, snuggliest pajamas and get ready to read and eat!

Holiday Closings

Happy Holidays!

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.

FREE Holiday Picture Books!

Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa has dropped off some free books for you and your family this year with the help of the Aurora Public Library District! Visit Moores Hill during their Winter Walk on December 3rd to pick up your free holiday-themed picture book. Books will be available at the Moores Hill Senior Center from 5:30-8:00 pm. Stop by, say hi, and get something to read by the fireside this holiday season.

We hope to see you there! Make sure to bundle up!

The Aurora Public Library District is a proud sponsor of this event.

Show Off Your Cookie Skills!

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!