Dinosaurs have broke loose in Southeast Indiana and they’ve been spotted at YOUR local library! Take a look at our fun dino-themed events coming this October!
Jurassic Park Movie Showing – October 11th, 1:00 pm @ Dillsboro Public Library
Are you ready for an adventure where the setting takes place in a theme park and characters in the movie come to life after a power failure? If you are, then the Dillsboro Public Library is the place to be on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. We will be featuring the movie Jurassic Park for all to enjoy as part of our Dinosaur Encounter theme week continues. We do ask that adults accompany any child under the age of 10. This movie is rated PG-13. Popcorn and a drink will be provided, so get ready to buckle up for a dinosaur wild ride. While not required, registration is requested.
Dino Escape Room – October 14th, 4:00 pm @ Aurora Public Library
Visit the dinosaur escape room at Aurora Public Library! Discover the hints and gain a reward. Enjoy some refreshments and food. Additionally, we’ll provide a craft that will show your prehistoric style. The event takes place at the Aurora Public Library on October 14th and begins at 4:00 pm. This event is exclusively open to tweens (8-12 years old). While not required, registration is requested.
Dinosaur Encounter – October 15th, 1:00 pm @ Gabbard Park in Aurora
Imagine going back 245 million years ago to a time known as “The Age of Dinosaurs” and encountering an Argentinosaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs who roamed freely on our Earth. Fast forward to the present and imagine YOU having a Dinosaur Encounter on October 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. located at Gabbard Park in Aurora, Indiana! The Aurora Public Library District is excited to host this program for all ages. Beaux the T-Rex and babies will be here as well as Seraphina the Triceratops and babies. Station play will also be set up after the program for all to enjoy. In case of rain, the program will be held at the Aurora Elementary School main gymnasium. We look forward to a gigantic show!
If you are roaring with any questions, please contact the library at 812-926-0646.
Teens are invited to join us for the first of two movie nights this summer. We’ll be watching The Hate U Give, based on the novel by the same name by Angie Thomas, on Thursday, June 20 upstairs at the Aurora Public Library starting at 5:30 p.m.
“Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.”
The movie is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, including some violent content, drug material, and language.
Before you watch the movie, check out the book and join the discussion with Stuck Between the Pages, the young adult book discussion group. We’re reading the book for the June discussion, which will take place on Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Public Library.
There is a lot of hype surrounding the new Disney movie Mary Poppins Returns, which is to be released December 19, 2018, and the Aurora Public Library District is here to help you jump on the bandwagon! Keep a lookout for an Author Biographies blog featuring P.L. Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins and all of her adventures. In the meantime, check out Saving Mr. Banks to hold you over.
The first book in the Mary Poppins universe, Mary Poppins, was released in 1934, with subsequent adventures periodically released all the way up to 1988. We have several of these titles available both digitally and physically to check out.
Mary Poppins Returns is actually intended to be a sequel to the popular 1964 film Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. And while the film is similar to the books created by Travers, it has become its own entity entirely. In other words, you don’t have to read the books in order to watch and understand the film, which is definitely still one of my favorites. The sequel promises to deliver all of the magical realism elements present in the original, as well as new musical numbers. I have high hopes that this new movie will be able to bridge the gap between generations; maybe it will even become as iconic as the childhood staple that is the original!
Starring Emily Blunt as the titular Mary Poppins, and including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep, Mary Poppins Returns has been anticipated since its announcement in September 2015. Dan Van Dyke is also going to make an appearance in the new film, so we can only hope that the Queen of Genovia herself (Julie Andrews) will follow suit!
Watch the trailer here.
Can you tell I’m more than a little excited? It’s bound to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!