Join us on the third Thursday of this month at 6 pm for an hour of gaming fun at Gaming & Grub, our teen gaming club! Battle it out in Super Smash Bros, race towards the finish line in Mario Kart, and help us decide what other games we should try out!
FREE snacks and drinks will be provided! We hope to see you there!
We will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on Thursday, October 19th at 6 pm.
Oh no… you lit the black candle! You know what that means! The Sanderson Sisters are coming to the Aurora Train Depot!
It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! Join us at the Local History Library at the Depot for a showing of Hocus Pocus, a family film that follows a villainous comedic trio of witches who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night.
FREE snacks and drinks will be provided. Anyone ages 13-19 are welcome to attend!
We’ll watch the Sanderson Sisters return on Thursday, October 12th at 6 pm at the Local History Library at the Depot. Wear your spookiest attire if you feel so obligated!
We’re lighting up the night at the library! Use our fluorescent paint under the blacklights to make your own glow painting while sipping on some soda and juice!
Space is limited and registration is required. Anyone 13-19 is welcome to register. Please call 812-954-4151 to register. This is a FREE program and all supplies will be provided.
We will be painting a the Dillsboro Public Library on Thursday, October 5th at 6 pm. We can’t wait to see what groovy creations you make!
Our teen video gaming group, Gaming & Grub is back! Join us on the third Thursday of every month at 6 pm for an hour of fun on our Nintendo Switch! Battle it out in Super Smash Bros, race towards the finish line in Mario Kart, and help us decide what other games we should try out! FREE snacks and drinks will be provided! This month, We hope to see you there!
Drop into our Tic Tac Taco program anytime between noon and 2 pm on Saturday, September 16th at the Dillsboro Library for a day of games, food, and fun! Bring your friends and play giant Connect 4, Jenga, and Tic Tac Toe, enjoy tacos from our FREE Walking Taco Bar, AND decorate our back patio with sidewalk chalk!
Anyone 13-19 is welcome! We can’t wait to fiesta with you!
Meet up with book lovers just like you for a discussion of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon on Tuesday, August 22nd @ 4 pm. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. Stop by the Aurora or Dillsboro Library to pick up your copy today!
My disease is as rare as it is famous. It’s a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house and have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next-door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean, and wearing all black—black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change—starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
Everyone ages 13-19 is welcome to attend! We can’t wait to see you there!
What do YOU want to see at your library? Make your voice heard by attending our monthly Teen Advisory Board meeting this January.
This month, we’ll be taking down our old display and putting up our new display of fairytale retellings. We’ll also be choosing our display for February to get ready to set it up. Jamie, our teen services leader, will be helping our attendees work on asset mapping, or creating a map of helpful resources in our communities.
Pizza and drinks will be provided as always! Get the details on all our upcoming teen programs in the new year while snacking on free food with us.
We will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on January 5th at 6:00 pm. Registration is recommended, but not required. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Happy New Year!
Do you end up saying “just one more chapter” every night? Or maybe you haven’t read a book in forever. Either way, our new Teen Book Club is perfect for all young adult readers!
This month, we will be reading Maus by Art Spiegelman. This harrowing tale of one of the worst atrocities in history is told through the eyes of a mouse, as he recounts his experiences of being persecuted by the Nazi cat regime.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in “drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust” (The New York Times).
Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek’s harrowing story of survival is woven into the author’s account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. This astonishing retelling of our century’s grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors. Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us.
Our next book is Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. After our first two meetings, book club members will select the next read. Our first meeting will be at the Aurora Public Library on January 24th at 4 pm. Everyone ages 13 to 19 is welcome to attend. Registration is recommended but not required.
We would like to include a trigger warning for suicide and abuse for this book.
Books will be available for pickup at the library soon! We hope to see you there.
Join us on December 15th at 6:30 pm for our teen gaming night, Gaming and Grub! Don’t miss the opportunity to play Mario Kart and Smash Bros on our brand new Nintendo Switch! Led by Lawrenceburg High School’s eSports coach, Carrie Stegemiller and her husband Tony Stegemiller, Gaming and Grub is a monthly meet up at the Aurora Library for teens to try out different games and consoles! Snacks and drinks will be provided!
Thursday, December 15th @ 6pm
Anyone 13-19 is welcome! Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register!