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Pop Culture Den: Coffee Talk
with Stacy & Elizabeth

In today's episode of Pop Culture Den, Aurora Public Library librarians Stacy and Elizabeth discuss the game Coffee Talk. They think it's a "comfort food game," but what are comfort food games? What needs do they address, and, most importantly -- is this one fun? Tune in to find out!

Referenced article: "Slouching toward relevant video games" by Brie Code

Want to check out "Coffee Talk" for yourself? Check it out on Nintendo and Steam!
Aurora Public Library's Pop Culture Den series focuses on all things pop culture. Literacy and stories go beyond books: they're in games, movies, and more! Once a month, we'll analyze our favorite works of media and talk tropes, genres, and the bits and pieces that make stories so successful. Be sure to tune in!
Posted by  On May 29, 2020 at 2:30 PM
Summer of Imagination: May 27 - Aug. 1

Summer of Imagination - Aurora Public Library's re-imagined Summer Reading Program - starts today! We have a program for all ages so everyone can join in the fun! Go on a magical adventure while you read, learn and explore this summer!
Click here to register and download your reading log to start your quest to summer fun! 

Enjoy a special performance by the magnificent Ann Lincoln as she performs "Tales of a Juggling Bard" to celebrate the start of Summer of Imagination!

Follow us here on our blog and on Facebook for fun virtual programs all summer!
Check out our events calendar for a complete list of programs happening virtually this summer!
Posted by  On May 27, 2020 at 11:17 AM
Draw It!

Grab a pencil and paper - it's time to Draw It! 📝 Our staff member Kristin shows how to draw the king of the dinosaurs - a Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Show us your T-rex in the comments below and tell us what you'd like to draw next!
Posted by  On May 26, 2020 at 2:45 PM
Read It!

Family Book Club
with Tess

Happy Memorial Day!! I really enjoyed Pax - I hope you did too!

Pax by Sara Pennypacker 

Chapters 23-34
1. How did Peter finally get to Pax? 
2. How has Peter helped Vola to change?
3. How did Pax help Bristle and Runt?
4. Did you expect that ending? Were you disappointed or happy?

Here is a fun activity to do at home!

Our next book is "The Turnaway Girls" by Hayley Chewins.
Please call Tallyn's Reach Library at 303.627.3050 to pick up your copy!

The Turnaway Girls
Posted by  On May 25, 2020 at 9:57 AM 2 Comments
On May 25th at about 1:00 AM, Aurora Police and Fire-Rescue responded to a man in the roadway in the area of S. Parker Rd. near the 9-mile RTD station.  Officers found an adult African American male in the middle of the road, specifically in the exit lane from southbound I-225 to southbound Parker Rd.   Aurora Fire-Rescue personnel attempted life saving measures, but his injuries were to serious and he died at the scene. 

One motorist who believed they stuck the man stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.  It is believed another vehicle hit the male and left the scene.  The victim was crossing in an unlit section of road and not within a crosswalk. 

This in an on-going investigation by the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations unit.  The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time, the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will make notifications at a later date.  

If you witnessed this accident or have information about the accident, please call Officer Richard Mervin at 303-739-6076. 

Posted by  On May 25, 2020 at 8:54 AM

On May 24th at 1:53 PM, Aurora Police and Fire-Rescue responded to a crash in the area of E. Quincy Ave. and S. Harvest ST.  Officers found a silver Nissan Titan with an unconscious adult female and a black Ford F-150 with two adults who were able to get out of the vehicle with only minor injuries. 

The female driving the Nissan Titan was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries, it was at the hospital where she died of her injuries.  It appears that the driver and sole occupant of the Nissan Titan was traveling west on Quincy Ave. and crossed the center line colliding head on with the Ford Truck traveling eastbound.  

This in an on-going investigation by the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations unit.  The identity of the driver is not being released at this time, the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will make notifications at a later date.   At this time, it does not appear that alcohol or speed will be contributing factors in this accident.  

If you witnessed this accident or have information about the accident, please call Detective Doug Daufeldt at 303-739-6303.  



Posted by  On May 24, 2020 at 6:26 PM
**Video may contain spoilers**
Join APL staff each week for a discussion of some of their current reads! Each week they will discuss a book from a different genre. Join the discussion live on at each Friday at 1 p.m. (MST) and leave your thoughts in the comments below! 

The next discussion will be at 1 p.m. on May 29, 2020 on our Facebook page and will feature "A Princess in Theory: Reluctant Royals" by Alyssa Cole (available instantly on

Other upcoming titles, all available instantly from hoopla digital, include:
- June 5, "The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet" by Becky Chambers
- June 12, "The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest" by Melanie Dickerson
- June 19, "Fire Logic" by Laurie J. Marks
Posted by  On May 22, 2020 at 4:37 PM
Create It!

How to Make a Fairy Garden
by Megan E.

<yt-formatted-string class="content style-scope ytd-video-secondary-info-renderer" force-default-style="" split-lines="">Looking to add some magic to your backyard this summer? Make your own fairy garden! You can use any plants, flowers and other trinkets you'd like - make it uniquely yours!</yt-formatted-string>

Posted by  On May 22, 2020 at 4:26 PM

On May 21st, 2020, at 6:29 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to reports of a fight that led to a shooting at Utah Park located at 1800 South Peoria Street.  All involved parties fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival.

A short time later officers learned an adult male was dropped off, by an unknown party, at an area hospital with a gunshot wound, and was in critical condition.  Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries.  The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once he has been positively identified, and his next of kin have been notified.

A second male arrived at an area hospital with a gunshot wound and is expected to survive.
  This male arrived via ambulance from a location in Arapahoe County.

At this time,
we do not have anyone in custody, and are actively working to determine who the suspect(s) are.  At this early stage in the investigation we believe this was an isolated incident, and there is not an immediate danger to the public.

This incident is now being investigated as a Homicide by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit.
  We are asking anyone with information about this case to call Agent 
Huber at 303.739.6090 or they can remain anonymous by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer

Posted by  On May 21, 2020 at 11:50 PM
Create It!

How to Paint a Watercolor (Without Using Watercolors)
by Stacy

Library Assistant Stacy provides a tutorial on how to paint with your homemade watercolors! Follow along - or create your own painting - and show us your art in the comments!

- Thick paper
- Homemade watercolors (click here for the tutorial on how to make your own!)
- Clean water
- Paint brush, sponges or Q-tips
- Sharpies & fine-tip Sharpie or pen
- Table salt

Posted by  On May 21, 2020 at 8:49 AM
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