The Aurora Public Library District will be CLOSED Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving. This includes the Aurora and Dillsboro Public Libraries, as well as the Local History Library, which remains closed for renovations. If you would like to renew a book, you may do so on our website by logging in with your patron ID number on the back of your library card and the pin that you have set up with us. You may also renew over the phone or in the library the day before or after the holidays. If you would like to return items, please use the library return drop boxes in front of our library buildings. They will be checked in on the day that we were last opened to the public.
For an early serving of turkey, tune in to hear Jamie and Olivia share their favorite Thanksgiving picture books. They’ll also be sharing some songs and you may even get a chance to dance! Gabbin’ & Gobblin’ is available now! You can find it here! Make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel so you don’t miss out on any of our other upcoming virtual programs.
Beginning on Monday, November 2, we will have a Thanksgiving Take It, Make It Activity available at both branches! Take It, Make It activities are projects that can be done at home with materials you can pick up at the library! You can also request curbside pick up. Just call 812-926-0646 (Aurora) or 812-954-4151 (Dillsboro) and let us know how many of the activities you need for your family!
Stop by the Aurora or Dillsboro Library November 2nd through the 25th to pick up the supplies to make this tremendous turkey! All the paper pieces and the googly eyes will be provided in your packet, but you will need glue to put it all together.
If you want your turkey to be featured on our social media, send a picture to Ms. Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include if we have permission to share your picture and name on our Facebook page. Pictures must be submitted by November 30, 2020.
There are more national days of celebration and remembrance in November than Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. It comes as no surprise to me whatsoever that November 18, my half birthday, is National Princess Day. Here are some other days you can celebrate throughout the month:
November 2 is National Sandwich Day
November 4 is National Candy Day
November 5 is National Doughnut Day, National Love Your Red Hair Day, & Daylight Saving Time Ends
November 6 is National Nachos Day
November 8 is National Cappuccino Day
November 11 is Veterans Day
November 12 is National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
November 13 is World Kindness Day
November 14 is National Pickle Day
November 15 is National America Recycles Day & National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
November 16 is Great American Smokeout & National Fast Food Day
November 17 is National Take a Hike Day
November 18 is National Adoption Day & Mickey Mouse’s 89th Birthday
November 21 is National Stuffing Day
November 22 is National Cranberry Relish Day
November 23 is Thanksgiving Day & National Day of Mourning
November 24 is National Native American Heritage Day, National Day of Listening, & Black Friday
November 25 is Small Business Saturday
November 27 is Cyber Monday
November 28 is National French Toast Day & National Day of Giving
And November 29 is the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in New York, which basically means that it’s time for Christmas. So it’s time to get out your tree and start decorating!
The winter holidays are fast-approaching, and with them come the business of family gatherings, shopping, and parties. And of course, where there’s more than one person gathered, there are mountains and mountains of food waiting to be devoured. The Library’s collection of cookbooks can help you find that perfect recipe.
For Thanksgiving gatherings, the Aurora Public Library District has several cookbooks dedicated to the holiday. These books are filled with traditional recipes that your family will love (and come to expect!), as well as new twists on old classics. The Library also has a few Thanksgiving craft books, too, that your family will enjoy when they’ve eaten too much dinner and can’t move. Nancy Hathaway’s Thanksgiving Crafts and Cookbook is an excellent place to start.
The Library has other holiday cookbooks to offer, too. Al Roker’s Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook, Paula Deen Celebrates, Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook, and the Jewish Holiday Cookbook are just a few titles we have to offer. And if you’re looking for the perfect side dishes to go with your traditional main course, Choosing Sides by Tara Mataraza Desmond is a wonderful resource. We also have great cookbooks dedicated entirely to desserts, like Anita Prichard’s Complete Candy Cookbook and Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade Desserts.
The Aurora Public Library District has cookbooks specifically for entertaining guests in your own home as well as what to bring to parties, such as Bite by Bite, Relax, Company’s Coming!, Entertaining with Southern Living, and The Church Supper Cookbook. Get the kids involved, too; we have plenty of cookbooks with kid-friendly recipes, like I Can Cook, Cool Sweets & Treats to Eat, and the Better Homes and Gardens Step-By-Step Kids’ Cookbook. They’ll love helping you in the kitchen and you can make some great memories along the way.
We also have several volumes of special dietary cookbooks on our shelves, like The Best Gluten-Free Family Cookbook, The Complete Step-By-Step Diabetic Cookbook, The American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, and The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook. And if there’s a specific cookbook you’re looking for that we don’t have, we can always try to get it through Inter-Library Loan.
This time of year can be stressful enough without having to worry about cooking, so let the Aurora Public Library District help you. Stop in today with your questions, or visit the Indiana Digital Download Center for more cookbooks.
Who doesn’t enjoy a fun Thanksgiving craft? On Friday, November 18th and on Saturday, November 19th, we will have a cute turkey craft ready for you to do at the Aurora Public Library or the Dillsboro Public Library. We invite you to sit and make the craft at the library, or if your time is limited, you can just grab it and go. Everything you need to complete the craft will be in the bag! Make it early as a decoration or save it until Thanksgiving so your kids or grand-kids have something to do while they wait on the turkey.
You can find more great craft projects in these books:
The Aurora Public Library District wishes you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. The libraries will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will reopen on Friday, November 25th.