Learn about the constellations in the night sky!
The StarLab Dome will be at the Aurora Public Library on Friday, June 7, 2019
Registration is required for this free event. We have the following times available.
10:30am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm
The StarLab Dome offers a unique opportunity for children to view the star constellations as if they are viewing the nighttime sky. We will have a presenter to explain what stars you can look for at home while looking up at the stars. Children will also learn some history about the constellations.
The Star Lab is open to children ages 5-12 accompanied by an adult. You can register your child by calling the Aurora Public Library at 812-926-0646. Please be on time, because people cannot be admitted to the StarLab after the program begins.
Happy Stargazing! 🙂
You may be counting on it, but do you really understand Medicare? What are your benefits? What are Part A vs. Part B vs. Part C? How much does it cost? The Aurora Public Library District has an opportunity for you to learn more about this important government program!
Chantel Lang will be conducting informational programs for the community at two different times and locations in April. These presentations are not “sales pitches”, but are a chance for you or your family members to learn more about your options, so you can have a better plan for your retirement years. Spread the word to anyone who might be interested, but advance registration is required.
The dates and times for these programs are:
Dillsboro Public Library – Saturday April 27th from 11 am – noon
Aurora Public Library – Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30-7:30 pm
You can register to attend one of these programs by calling the library at 812-926-0646.
The Aurora Public Library is a proud partner of The Baby Basket ‘Store’. This is a non-profit organization serving families in need of additional resources. The Baby Basket “Store” offers new and gently used clothing for newborn and toddlers up to 36 months and even offers equipment and other supplies needed.
This organization works by eligible participants earning points by using support services. If a participating family attends one of the Aurora Public Library District’s programs, the family will then receive points for attending. Participants may redeem point for diapers, clothes, or other necessities by shopping at the Baby Basket ‘Store’. Low income families and parents-to-be with children from birth to 36 months may qualify for the program.
The Baby Basket ‘Store’ can be found at 304 Fourth St. Aurora Indiana 47001. Their hours of operation will be from 1-6pm on the second Friday of the month with the exception of inclement weather.
If you would like to help support The Baby Basket, you can help by:
- Serve as a volunteer in the organization.
- Make a financial donation to help purchase items and supplies.
- Sponsor an event (Baby shower, yard sale, raffle) to benefit the Baby Basket.
- Donate gently used or new baby or toddler clothing (any sizes from newborn to 4T), high chairs, strollers, swings, pack ‘n plays, etc.
- Sign your Kroger Card up for Community Rewards to support the Baby Basket (This doesn’t impact your gas credits.)
If you have any questions, please call 812-926-3000.
Join us for a morning of fun at the Aurora Public Library! Children and adult male caregivers can come to the library on Saturday, May 4th from 10:30 a.m. until noon to enjoy donuts, juice, milk, and coffee. In addition to the donuts, there’ll be time to read books together, play games, and make a simple craft.
What’s even sweeter than a donut? Just hanging out together! Make plans to join us for some great family time.
There is no registration required for this free event, and this event is open for children up to age 12.
We hope to see you there! 🙂
Did you know that Cincinnati is called “The Birthplace of Astronomy?” Cincinnati’s Observatory is home to the oldest working telescope still in public use today. On Thursday April 11, 2019 the Cincinnati Observatory will be bringing telescopes to the library to view the night sky. The community is invited to stop by the Aurora Public Library between 8:30 -9:30 pm.
This is a free event and is open to everyone. There is no registration required to attend. Viewers may come and go as they wish. This will be an outside event. If there is rain or if the sky is cloudy there will be an indoor program provided by the Cincinnati Observatory. We hope to see you there!
Happy Stargazing 🙂
The Aurora Public Library District has social media too! We post about everything from new books to library collection moves! We’ll remind you of programs we have going on and keep you updated on the happenings in the book world! Just follow us!
As February 14 is fast approaching, many of you may be wondering how you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day, a holiday enjoyed by few and suffered through by many. If you are a Tween (someone we’re saying is between the ages of 8 – 12), then you should plan on joining us at the Aurora Public Library on Thursday, February 14 for a Val-UN-tine’s Day celebration. We will be showing our love for books and fun—nothing gushy here (except the slime)! From 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., there will be book talks & poetry breaks, games, cookie decorating, and slime fun, all rolled into one fun evening. It’ll be the most fun you’ve had this winter (unless you’ve been kissed by your dog!).
Register by stopping by the library or by call (812) 926-0646.
Folk musician Spook Handy will be returning to the Library District for a performance at the Aurora Public Library on September 13, 2018. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is free for everyone in the community. The performance will focus on the use of music to build and nurture community and will highlight the songs of Pete Seeger.
Spook Handy performed alongside Pete Seeger at festivals and concerts more than 50 times from 2003 – 2013 learning firsthand many of Pete’s songs and the stories behind them. Even more, he learned who Pete Seeger was and what he stood for. Spook is now traveling throughout the U.S., Canada and soon Europe with his “Remembering Pete Seeger” World Tour, keeping alive Pete’s tradition by sharing a few songs by Woody Guthrie (Pete’s most notable mentor), plenty of songs by Pete Seeger and a healthy handful of new songs Spook wrote under Pete’s tutelage.
Spook’s 2016 album, “Pete Woody & Me – Keep the Flame Alive,” held the No. 3 position on the International Folk Radio Charts for two months with his original songs reaching as high as No. 2. Recorded with his backup band “The Seed Planters,” the CD is more than just a tribute to Pete. It is a work that, as John Weingart of WPRB Radio says, “certainly rests on the shoulders of the past but is unmistakably steeped in the present.”
Spook hopes the concert will demonstrate that the tradition of singing songs with social value is alive and well TODAY!! “While the concert will have a nostalgic quality to it, it will also present a look at the world we live in today and the world we can create for tomorrow.”
Bring your friends and family to enjoy this celebration of how music can change the world!
STORY TIME IS BEGINNING
Story times will be starting in September. The first story time at the Dillsboro Library will be Tuesday, September 4 at 10:30. The first story times at the Aurora Library will be Wednesday, September 5 at 10:30 and 1:00.
NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You will be asked to complete a short form at your first story time. Story times will continue every Tuesday (at Dillsboro) and Wednesday (at Aurora) through December 19.
During the month of September we will cover the topics of water, the five senses, seeds, and the season of fall. We look forward to seeing you at the library for story time.
Libraries Rock! with Teen Musical Trivia Night and Inspirational Lyric Painting
Are you a teen? Can you recite all the lyrics to your favorite musicals?
Then come out to the Dillsboro Public Library on July 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM or
the Aurora Public Library on July 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and test that musical knowledge!
A first place prize will be awarded!
Musicals not your thing? Then stick around for snacks and fun inspirational lyric painting on canvas!