Meet up with book lovers just like you for a discussion of Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy on Tuesday, July 25th @ 4 pm. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. Stop by the Aurora or Dillsboro Library to pick up your copy today!
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.
Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.
Everyone ages 13-19 is welcome to attend! We can’t wait to see you there!
One murder… 6 suspects. Find out who’s responsible for murdering Mr. Boddy of Tudor Mansion in his own home. Was it Plum with the wrench in the library? Or Green with the candlestick in the study? We’re staying after hours to solve this mystery at the Dillsboro Public Library on June 16th at 6 pm!
Anyone 18+ is welcome to attend. Registration is required. Please call 812-954-4151 to register. FREE pizza and drinks will be provided. We can’t wait to sleuth with you!
Are you feeling a little WILD this Spring Break? Get caught up in a game this Spring Break at the APL Spring Break INTERACTIVE movie showing.
Jumanji (2005) is the name of the game and attendees will be part of the action! Your jungle tour guides have prepared a completely immersive experience full of thrills, laughter, and tons of adventure. Be sure to wear your jungle gear and your tennis shoes as you never know what will happen. This is a completely FREE program for children of all ages! Parents are welcome to join in the fun as well!
Start your adventure with us at the Aurora Public Library on March 24th @ 1 pm. We can’t wait to see you all there!
Want to get ready for your jungle exploration? Check out these Jumanji titles below! Believe it or not, Jumanji was originally a book by acclaimed author Chris Van Allsburg!
So you love reading, but have no one to gush about books with… Look no further! The Aurora Public Library has the answer for you: The Chapter Chat Book Club at the Aurora Public Library, meeting every month to talk books with kids just like you.
In January, Chapter Chatters are reading The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, now a hit Netflix Motion Picture! Of course, the book is always better than the movie, but see for yourself by checking out your book today at the Aurora Public Library!
With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.
The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.
But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?
We are meeting in January at the Dillsboro Public Library on January 14th at 10:30 am and at Aurora Public Library on January 18th at 4:00 pm. Snacks, drinks, and fun, themed activities will be provided.
Registration is recommended for everyone ages 9 and up. You can pick up your book at either location. We look forward to seeing you there!
On Saturday, November 26th, at noon, make the most of the start of the Christmas season by enjoying A Muppet Christmas Carol, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary as a Christmas tradition. At this free movie on the APL upper floor, attendees can bring their own pillow and blanket, enjoy free popcorn and pop, and take in the classic tale told by Kermit, Piggy, Fozzy, and the rest of the gang. Parents are welcome but not required for ages 8 and up. Please register so we know how many to expect. You may register by coming into the library and telling a librarian, or calling 812-926-0646. We hope to see you there!
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.
The Aurora Public Library District is thrilled to announce the introduction of the streaming service, Kanopy, to our patrons. Kanopy is a unique streaming service for libraries, universities, and other information institutions that provides users with access to thousands of classic films, documentaries, television shows, and children’s material. Now YOU have free access to this resource using your library card.
Want to stream today? Let’s get started!
- Make sure you have a pin set up on your library account. If you do not have a pin on your account, please call the library at 812-926-0646 or visit us to get one set up.
- Visit https://www.kanopy.com/en/eapld and click “Log In” in the top right corner of the screen. Then click on “Don’t have an account yet?”
- Select that you have a public library card, then search for “Aurora Public Library District”.
- Now you should be able to enter your library card and pin to log in. The site will prompt you to create an account tied to email.
- You’re ready to stream!
After you’ve logged in, you can browse all selections available to you at the moment. The collections rotate over time, so make sure to watch what you want as soon as you can! See something you like but aren’t ready to watch just yet? You can add the movie or show to your watchlist by selecting the title and clicking “Add to my Watchlist”.
Kanopy also has a wonderful selection of television shows, films, learning tools, and story read-alongs in their Kids section, which you can find in the top right of the home screen after logging in. From here, you can make lists and set parental controls to keep your children safe.
So, let’s get streaming! Questions or concerns? All library assistants at the Aurora Public Library District have been trained on Kanopy and are ready to help. Just come in and ask or give us a call at 812-926-0646.
The Aurora Public Library District is pleased to announce that Blu-Ray discs are now available for check-out at the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries. These discs can be found near the New DVDs displays at each branch. Our collection will be slowly and steadily growing in the coming months. The same check-out limits and fines for regular DVDs apply to Blu-Rays. Blu-Rays may be checked out for one week and cannot be renewed. You can only check out two Blu-Rays at a time, but this does not limit the number of regular DVDs you may check out, meaning you can have two Blu-Rays and two DVDs out at the same time on one card. If you have any further questions about our new Blu-Ray collection, please give us a call at 812-926-0646 or visit the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Library. Come check out our selection today!
We thought we were in the Twilight clear since the release of the last movie was released six years ago, didn’t we? However, this year is the tenth anniversary of the release of the movie Twilight, which came about three years after the first book in the series was published. And while I will never recommend reading Twilight for literary purposes, the series still makes me a bit nostalgic. Ten years ago, I was a freshman in high school; I was the perfect age and in the perfect place for all of the hype that suddenly surrounded the books and movies, and, boy, did I fangirl hard.
The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer is nothing short of problematic in all kinds of areas, but when you’re fourteen, it seems like the greatest love story ever told. I wasn’t thinking about how accurate the representation of certain cultures were in the novel, or that Bella Swan might have been suffering from Stockholm Syndrome a little bit; I was too busy trying to decide if I was Team Edward or Team Jacob, like 75% of my high school (For the record, I was Team Edward). For me, the series is definitely something to cringe about now, but it will always have a special place on the bottom of my bookshelf because I still can’t bring myself to get rid of them.
I’ve heard the Twilight series compared to the Harry Potter series in that the books got kids (and adults) reading. My philosophy has always been that it doesn’t matter what you’re reading as long as you’re reading something, because if you’re reading, you’re learning. My little sister recently discovered Twilight and is currently devouring the series as fast as she can. While I want to recommend other books to her, with more powerful female characters, diverse characters, and accurate representation of various cultures, I’m stopping myself because I’m just glad she’s reading. And I’m glad that she’s enjoying what she’s reading, too. Who am I to dictate what people should be reading? Who am I to judge them based on their reading preferences?
I will gladly congratulate the Twilight movie franchise on its tenth anniversary, as well as the book series for getting people to read. It can even be argued that Twilight helped popularize the paranormal subgenre in teen, young adult, and adult fiction, which is still one of the most checked out subgenres from our shelves to this day.
So enjoy reading or rereading Twilight and watching the movies in honor of the anniversary! And don’t let anyone tell you anything different!