Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Come into the Aurora Public Library and the Dillsboro Public Library and guess how many snowballs are in the jar at the circulation desk for the chance to win a prize! One guess per day per patron please, but you may guess each day in the month of January!
Oh, the weather outside is frightful… but our crafts are so delightful! The Aurora Public Library District is hosting our adult crafting program for January with The Framery to help us create a lovely winter scene.
Crafty Creations, our monthly adult crafting program at the Aurora Public Library District is happy to announce a partnership with the Framery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to bring to our crafty patrons a winter-themed painting-with-a-twist class! All items will be provided and each class is limited to only eight attendees. There will be two chances for our adult patrons to attend this class, one at the Dillsboro branch on Thursday, January 12, at 4:00 pm and another at the Aurora branch on Thursday, January 26, at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
Registration is required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register. We look forward to seeing you there! Stay cozy and warm!
Most of us have either read or seen the film adaptations of the Hunger Games. The series took over every high school, middle school, and even some elementary schools by storm. Many libraries had to buy multiple copies and many families bought their children their own copies of the trilogy.
Me? I never actually bought the books or the movies, but I’ve seen all of them and read all of them. While I wasn’t as obsessed with Katniss and Peeta as I was with Bella and Edward (Twilight), I was still entertained by their story and the idea of the Hunger Games itself.
Coriolanus Snow, the villain from the Hunger Games, is getting his own book! I hated Snow because of the movies and the books; however, maybe this is the author’s way of making us understand his brilliantly evil mind. Aren’t you curious?
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined – every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute… and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.
It’s going to be interesting to see what made Snow into the tyrant and killer we all have come to know and hate. I’m curious as to how the games were played during the first decade or two of their creation. Hopefully, one day, we get a prequel of this prequel about Dean Casca Highbottom, the man who created the Hunger Games, or even the world before the Hunger Games and why they were created in the first place? With all these ideas that Suzanne Collins has at her disposal, I’m eager to see all that she creates in the world of her making!
Are you going to be reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes too?