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! 🙂
Get ready to blast off into A Universe of Stories this summer! The Aurora Public Library District has so much stuff planned for you and your family, from a first person’s living history of life on the Ohio River,weekly Storytimes, StarLab Dome, a tour of the solar system, Daytime Sky Viewing, a Harry Potter Essential Oils class, teen movie nights, cupcake decorating, tween book discussions, and more! Be sure to check the blog, social media, and the newsletter for all of the information about programs.
Stop in anytime on or after May 23 to sign up. Everyone gets a book bag for free, and children eighteen and under will also get a book in their bags to keep. In your bag, you’ll find your summer Tic-Tac-Toe sheet. As you complete three-in-row, you’ll get a prize and also a chance to put your name in for a prize drawing of your choice. On top of that, every time you come into the library, you’ll also get to put your name in for prizes. There will also be door prizes featured at programs this summer, so be sure to come to as many of those as you can!
We can’t wait to see what this summer has in store for everyone! Remember, a some of our programs require advanced registration, so be sure to get your spot early before they’re all gone.
Have you ever looked at a picture of the Moon and wondered why it has so many craters on it?
If you observe the Moon, you will notice that it has more craters than the Earth, which has relatively few. Have you ever wondered why?
If the answers above are yes, please join us for a special “Fun Friday for Families” program on:
Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10:30 am at the Aurora Public Library.
We will be welcoming Dr. Wesley Ryle, Professor of Astronomy at Thomas More University.
Dr. Ryle will show us how craters are formed via violent impacts.
The program will also include hands-on creations of our own craters.
This is a free event and is open to all ages. No registration is required.
Hope to see you there! 🙂
What an awesome summer! Celebrate by attending the Libraries Rock! Open Houses at the Dillsboro Public Library on Friday, July 20 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesday, July 25 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Walk around the buildings and view pictures from the Summer Reading Program, crafts, and enjoy some refreshments. The prize drawing will take place at 2 p.m. in both buildings as well as at the Local History Library @ the Depot on Wednesday, July 25 at 2 p.m. We can’t wait to see you there!
Join us at the Aurora City Park on Wednesday, July 18 at 1 p.m. for an interactive, visually entertaining jump rope show! The Rock ‘N’ Rope Warrior, David Fisher, will perform jump rope tricks with music, with audience participation and glow-in-the-dark jump ropes! No registration is required for this program, so come one and come all, and bring your families! This program will take place in lieu of the 1 p.m. Story Hour at the Aurora Public Library.
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!
Cool off at the Dillsboro Public Library on Monday, July 16 at 2 p.m. and meet a live African penguin, sponsored by the Newport Aquarium! Do you want a penguin to waddle around you? Do you wonder why African penguins are endangered? Would you like to learn more about them? Enjoy a live penguin encounter and stay for a penguin craft and a cool treat! No registration is required for this program!
Jump into Stories at the Aurora Recreational Community Center on Thursday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. Listen to some rocking stories about jumping and moving, and then get up and move with jump ropes! No registration is required
The Dillsboro Public Library will be rocking with Craig Brenner on Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. Craig is a pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher from Bloomington, Indiana. He specializes in jazz, blues, and boogie woogie. Come listen to some rocking piano music and just try to keep your feet from tapping! No registration is required for this program.
Join us at the Dillsboro and Aurora branches during the first week of July to collaborate on a StickTogether poster grid. It’s kind of like a giant paint-by-number! Whenever you stop in, take a moment to apply colored stickers to a large coded grid to make the mosaic image come to life! I wonder what images there will be?
We’ll see you there!