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!
Create a merry masterpiece and suggest ideas for teen programs at our Teen Advisory Meeting! The Teen Advisory Board meets once a month to plan programs, help with displays, and share ideas. Join us on Thursday, December 1st at 6 pm at the Aurora Library to decorate gingerbread houses to display around the library for the holiday season while enjoying some festive snacks. Need community service hours? This counts!
Open to anyone 13-19 years old! Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register!
The Aurora Public Library District has purchased a Nintendo Switch and a Playstation to start a new gaming club for teens! The club will be headed by Carrie and Tony Stegemiller. Carrie teaches English at Lawrenceburg High School and coaches their esports team!
Our club will be meeting once a month and will play a variety of games! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Our next two meetings are Thursday, November 17th from 6:30-7:30 pm and Thursday, December 15th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Anyone 13-19 is welcome! We hope to see you there!
October is Teentober, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a teen program every Thursday this month! Anyone ages 13-19 is welcome at these programs. Registration is recommended. Please call 812-926-0646 to register.
Crash & Burn Journaling
Get it all out on paper this Teentober at the Aurora Library! Decorate your own journal and create ransom poetry. Supplies and snacks will be provided!
Thursday, October 13th @ 6pm
Join fellow game lovers for a night of card games! Try out Exploding Kittens, Kids Against Maturity, Muffin Time, and Spaceteam! Games and snacks will be provided!
Thursday, October 20th @ 6pm
Halloween Trivia & Costume Contest
Show off your knowledge all of things Halloween at our trivia night! Wear your best costume because we’ll be giving out prizes for the scariest, funniest, and most original costumes!
Thursday, October 27th @ 6 pm
This October is Teentober! Every Thursday in October we’ll be hosting a different teen program at the Aurora Library! Help us plan our programs for Teentober while enjoying FREE Subway sandwiches by joining our Teen Advisory Board! This meeting will also count towards volunteer hours!
Thursday, September 22nd @ 6 pm
Aurora Public Library
Anyone 13-19 is welcome! Registration is recommended. Please call 812-926-0646 to register!
Calling all Teens! The Library needs your help in deciding programs and activities that the library should plan for high school and middle school students. Though we love programs that connect to books, we are looking for all ideas! Crafts? Gaming? Stranger Things Escape room? Movie night? We have a lot of ideas but we want to select the best for your age group!
Join us Tuesday, July 19 at 6 PM. We will provide the pizza and pop, you bring the ideas!
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.