Libraries Rock! Digging for Dinosaurs

Have you dreamed of going on a paleontological dig someday? Are dinosaurs your favorite animal? You’re in luck because on Friday, June 29, you’ll get the chance to dig for dinosaurs at the Aurora Public Library at 11 a.m. and at the Dillsboro Public Library at 2 p.m.! Digging for Dinosaurs is sponsored by the Cincinnati Museum Center. Come uncover fossils, hear about the area’s Ordovician fossils, learn how fossils are formed, and unearth how to differentiate fossils from regular rocks. There will also be touchable fossils from dinosaurs, including Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, raptors, and more! No registration is required for this program.

Libraries Rock! Teen Game Night

Seize world power, deal yourself a great hand of cards, or laugh when your opponent says the forbidden word. What could this mean? Teen Game Night! Board games rock at the Aurora Public Library! Join us on Thursday, June 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a night of fun and, of course, games! No registration is required so bring all of your friends!

Libraries Rock! with Judy Cook

Step through time to the Civil War, as told through the eyes of Gilbert Claflin, a Wisconsin farmer who was drafted when he was forty. On Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m., performer Judy Cook will read the actual letters of her great-great-grandfather in costume at the Aurora Public Library. She will play tunes and sing songs from the Civil War to make the audience really feel like they are stepping into the past. No registration is required for this program!

Libraries Rock! with Hip Hop and Graffiti Bookmark Teen Program!

Libraries Rock! with Hip Hop and Graffiti Bookmark Teen Program!

Teens are welcome to come and learn about how the Hip Hop music industry and graffiti art are historically linked. Join us for an hour of fun at the Dillsboro Public Library on June 19th at 4:00 PM and at the Aurora Public Library on June 21st at 6:00 PM to learn about and listen to Hip Hop music and try your craft at making personalized graffiti tag bookmarks.

Libraries Rock! Teen Paint Party

Are you a teenager who loves to create? This is the perfect program for you! Join us at the Aurora Public Library on Thursday, July 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a Teen Paint Party! Come out and paint a ceramic tile with alcohol inks to take, presented by Chris Campbell. Registration is required, however, and is limited to sixteen teenagers, so make sure to stop by or call the Library to register! No special talent is required! We hope to see you there!

Libraries Rock! Egg-gineering

Can you create a safe landing place for a raw egg? How about a parachute that keeps an egg safe? Come learn about engineering and design thinking in order to save your egg! Join us at the Dillsboro Public Library on Friday, June 15 at 2 p.m. for Family Friday! No registration is required, so bring the whole family! After the program, make sure you head downstairs to the Book Sale for the $1/Bag Sale to find some treasures. We can’t wait to see you!

Libraries Rock! with Jim Gill

Join us at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m. in lieu of the morning Story Hour for Family Play with Jim Gill! Performer Jim Gill is an award-winning musician and author, and each concert is an opportunity for family play! Join Jim as he strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances, and sneezes along to the silly and inspiring music. The concert will feature songs from his newest CD release, Vote For Jim Gill. This program creates a family room experience wherever the concert is held, so children of all ages — including parents and grandparents — are invited to attend. No registration is required! Come and join in the fun together!

Hoosier Hills Literacy League Silent Auction

The Hoosier Hills Literacy League is our local nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy. The Hoosier Hills Literacy League will hold a silent auction fundraiser at the Aurora Public Library from June 7 through June 13. The funds garnered from the auction will be used to support all efforts of the Hoosier Hills Literacy League, including the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The auction will end at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. For more information about the Hoosier Hills Literacy League, check out their website.

Libraries Rock! Family Fridays

Are you ready for the Summer Reading Program?

This year’s theme is Libraries Rock! Libraries especially rock when the whole family gets involved.

That’s why there will be Family Fridays throughout the Summer Reading Program beginning on June 8! No registration is required for any of these family-friendly events, and there’s no age limit, either.

Come out and listen to stories, make crafts, and get involved with hands-on projects, like building an obstacle course for a hexbug, digging for dinosaur fossils, or designing a safe landing spot for a raw egg.

Be sure to pick up a calendar and a newsletter from one of the branches so you’ll know which branch to go to for Family Friday programs. We can’t wait to see you at these programs!