There’s a new movie release of The Grinch this month, but I can’t help it if I still love the original version, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This 1966 animated TV film was the first adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ book of the same name, and starred Boris Karloff as both the narrator and the wonderfully wicked voice of the Grinch.
The Grinch has certainly become an icon of Christmas since the book was released in 1957, despite the character’s hatred of the season. We know that the Grinch, annoyed by the noisy Christmas festivities that take place in Whoville, decides to devise a wicked scheme to steal the Who’s presents, trees, and food for their Christmas feast. When the Grinch hears the residents of Whoville singing a joyous song, rather than lamenting over the loss of their Christmas goodies, he realizes that “maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
Who can resist watching the original version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas just one more time, enjoying Grinch treats, playing games and making a Grinch ornament to take home? Tweens and Teens (ages 11-18) are invited to spend an evening at the Aurora Branch Library, on Thursday, December 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, for A Not-So-Merry GRINCHmas, to celebrate all things Grinch-y.
Register now by calling 812-926-0646 to save your spot in Aurora Branch Library’s own Whoville.
Seize world power, deal yourself a great hand of cards, or laugh when your opponent says the forbidden word. What could this mean? Teen Game Night! Board games rock at the Aurora Public Library! Join us on Thursday, June 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a night of fun and, of course, games! No registration is required so bring all of your friends!
Libraries Rock! with Hip Hop and Graffiti Bookmark Teen Program!
Teens are welcome to come and learn about how the Hip Hop music industry and graffiti art are historically linked. Join us for an hour of fun at the Dillsboro Public Library on June 19th at 4:00 PM and at the Aurora Public Library on June 21st at 6:00 PM to learn about and listen to Hip Hop music and try your craft at making personalized graffiti tag bookmarks.
Are you a teenager who loves to create? This is the perfect program for you! Join us at the Aurora Public Library on Thursday, July 12 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a Teen Paint Party! Come out and paint a ceramic tile with alcohol inks to take, presented by Chris Campbell. Registration is required, however, and is limited to sixteen teenagers, so make sure to stop by or call the Library to register! No special talent is required! We hope to see you there!
Get up and get moving with Rockin’ with Zumba! On Thursday, June 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., teens can come show off their moves at the Aurora Public Library. Wear your workout clothes and bring all your friends because no registration is required!