February Teen Advisory Board Session

What do YOU want to see at your library? Make your voice heard by attending our monthly Teen Advisory Board meeting this February.

This month, our attendees will brainstorm ideas for programming based off of the asset maps from last month, change the display over to whatever theme you decided on at the previous meeting and decide a display theme for the following month.

Snacks and drinks will be provided as always! Get the details on all our upcoming teen programs coming up while snacking on free food with us.

We will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on February 2nd at 6:00 pm. Registration is recommended, but not required. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Mean Girls Take Over the Library

Grool! Spend your Valentine’s Day with the Aurora Public Library for a showing of the 2004 cult classic Mean Girls!

Is butter a carb? No need for all-carb diets here. We’ll provide the drinks and snacks to enjoy during the movie. Oh, you’re wondering if it’s free, aren’t you? It’s like I have ESPN or something. Of course it is!

So get in loser, we’re going to watch Mean Girls at the library. It is so fetch. We’ll see you there. And yes, you can sit with us, just don’t forget to wear pink.

Teen Book Club – Fangirl

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 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. This coming-of-age story introduces Cath, the quintessential, modern-day fanatic, and her journey through college, growing up, and worst of all, real-life boys who aren’t Simon Snow.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life–and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Our next book will be selected by YOU, the reader! Our meeting will be at the Aurora Public Library on February 28th at 4 pm. Everyone ages 13 to 19 is welcome to attend. Registration is recommended but not required.

Books will be available for pickup at the library soon! We hope to see you there.

January’s Teen Advisory Session

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!

Teen Book Club – Maus

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.

Gaming at the Library!

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

Aurora Library

Anyone 13-19 is welcome! Registration is recommended, but not required. Please call 812-926-0646 to register!

Decorate a Gingerbread House with the Teen Advisory Board!

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!

October is Teentober!

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

Aurora Library

Game Night

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

Aurora Library

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

Aurora Library

Witchy October Craft!

Teens and adults are welcome to join us for a spooky craft party hosted by Jessica!

We will be recycling used books to create decorative spellbooks that would be a great addition to any creepy haunt. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for all souls who register. Only 12 openings at each building.