“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!
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!
Mark your calendar to come to Aurora Public Library on October 19th at 6 pm to meet the stars of Tri-State Wrestling and take a photo or two! This is your opportunity to find out their favorite moves, toughest fights, and even their favorite book! Light refreshments provided.
This is a FREE event and all ages are welcome! Registration is recommended, but not required.
The wrestlers can’t wait to meet you! We’ll see you there!
Want to go to space someday? Or maybe you just want to learn about space here, safely on Earth? Come learn rocket science and other amazing things with APLD and the Kids Discovery Factory!
The program will then be offered to kids on Wednesday, October 11 from 1 pm–3 pm at the Aurora Public Library and Thursday, October 12 from 1 pm– 3 pm at the Dillsboro Public Library. Registration is recommended, but not required.
We can’t wait to explore space and blast off to the stars with you! See you there!
Chapter Chat is back… with a little twist!
Children can pick up each month’s book with interactive elements in a bag that go along with the story. As you read, there are items in that bag that have page numbers on them. When you reach that page, you will have a fun, interactive element paired with the story to play with!
September’s book is “Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero” by Saadia Faruqi.
Yusuf Azeem is thrilled to attend middle school, but he is upset to see a letter that reads, “You suck.” He is passionate about robots and hopes to compete in the Texas Robots Competition and make the middle school robotics team. However, as the 20th anniversary of September 11th approaches, life for Muslim families and their friends in this small Southern town is becoming increasingly stressful.
Bags can be picked up at Aurora at the lower level desk and a Dillsboro. Meeting times are as follows:
Aurora: September 20th @ 4:30 pm
Dillsboro: September 19th – After School Hours (3:30 pm)
Snacks and Drinks will be provided. Ages 7 to 12 only. Please register in advance by picking up a book today!
Join us at Lego Club this September and build your creativity!
We encourage kids to explore their creativity and create whatever they choose but if you need a little help, we have challenge cards available.
Feel free to collaborate in a group or by yourself. Afterward, we will put the designs up on the shelves in front of the children’s room to show off our creations.
We will be meeting at the Dillsboro Public Library on September 5th after school (3:30 pm) and at the Aurora Public Library on September 20th at 5 pm. No registration is required. Children ages 7-12 are welcome to attend.
Legos are provided along with snacks and drinks. We can’t wait to see what you create!
The Dollar-A-Bag Book Sale is officially set to be back at the Dillsboro Public Library in September!
The Book Sale will be open to teachers only from September 9th-15th during library hours (10 am-6 pm M-F, 10 am-3 pm Sat.). Please bring your teacher ID or educator library card with you to access the book sale. The following week, the Book Sale will be open to the general public from September 16th-23rd during library hours.
The Book Sale will be set up in the basement of the Dillsboro Public Library. Please bring your own bags to fill. Each bag will be $1.
Any questions? Please call 812-954-4151 or come to the library to speak to a librarian today.
Our teen video gaming group, Gaming & Grub is back! Join us on the third Thursday of every month at 6 pm for an hour of fun on our Nintendo Switch! Battle it out in Super Smash Bros, race towards the finish line in Mario Kart, and help us decide what other games we should try out! FREE snacks and drinks will be provided! This month, We hope to see you there!