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Create & DIY for adults
DIY Sugar Scrubs
with Julie

Each Wednesday this summer we'll be sharing a new craft for adults!

This week DIY your own sugar scrub! Follow along for a basic sugar scrub how-to as well as mocha and peppermint-scented!

Basic Sugar Scrub Supplies:
- Sugar
- Olive oil
- Honey

Optional Ingredients:
- Coffee
- Cocoa powder
- Crushed Min
- Essential oils

Follow along with the video below!

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 04, 2020 at 4:00 PM
  
Aurora Colorado
June 1st 2019

On June 1st, 2020 at about 8:15 P.M. Aurora Police and Fire responded to the area of E. Kentucky Ave. & S. Havana St. on a report of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle.   Initial investigation reveals that a late model sedan, driven by an adult female, was exiting a business parking lot westbound, and went into the path of a motorcycle which being ridden by an adult male northbound on S. Havana St.

The vehicles collided, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected from the motorcycle, causing serious, possibly life threatening injuries.  He was transported to a local hospital.  The driver of the car remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.  Drugs and / or alcohol do not appear to be a factor at this time.  

The investigation is ongoing by the APD Traffic Unit, and the identities of the parties involved are not being released at this time.

Further updates will be released at the appropriate time.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Aurora Police Department Traffic
303-739-6202
Posted by melliot@auroragov.org  On Jun 02, 2020 at 8:22 AM
  
by Julie & Ben

Making Magic: Crafts for Kids

It's Making Magic Monday!

Join us each Monday during the Summer of Imagination for a new kids's craft! Today we're making scented playdough! There are two recipes you can follow. Show us your playdough creation in the comments!

Supplies (Recipe 1):
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup salt
- 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup warm water 
- Essential oil
- Food coloring
- 2 bowls
- Mixing spoon

Supplies (Recipe 2):
- 3/4 cup corn starch
- 1/2 cup scented conditioner
- Food coloring
- 2 bowls
- Mixing spoon



Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 02, 2020 at 8:21 AM
  
On June 1, 2020, at around 12:20 P.M., the Aurora Police Department Public Safety Communications Center received reports of a shooting near East 16th Avenue and North Akron Street.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition but has succumbed to his injuries.

This is still an active investigation and investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit are working to determine what led to the shooting and death of the victim. His identity will be released by the Adams County Coroner's Office once he has been positively identified and his next of kin have been notified.

We currently do not have anyone in custody. We are asking anyone with information about this case to call Agent Sutherland at 303.739.6406 or they can remain anonymous by contacting Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Jun 01, 2020 at 4:23 PM
  
Read It!

Family Book Club
with Tess
Our next book is "The Turnaway Girls" by Hayley Chewins.
To pick up a copy, please call Tallyn’s Reach Library at 303.627.3050. Limit one per family, while supplies last. 

The Turnaway Girls

Reading Schedule:
June 1-7: Chapters 1-10
June 8-14: Chapters 11-21
June 15-21: Chapters 22-31
June 22-29: Chapters 32-41 + Activity
Join us next week here on our blog as we begin our discussion with chapters 1-10!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 01, 2020 at 3:10 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 Facebook.com/AuroraLibrary 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 June 5, 2020 on our Facebook page and will feature "The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet" by Becky Chambers (available instantly on hoopladigital.com).

Other upcoming titles, all available instantly from hoopla digital, include:
- June 12, "The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest" by Melanie Dickerson
- June 19, "Fire Logic" by Laurie J. Marks
- June 26, "Get a Life, Chloe Brown" (Part 1 of The Brown Sisters Series) by Talia Hibbert
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 29, 2020 at 2:36 PM
  
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 svanholb@auroragov.org  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 svanholb@auroragov.org  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 svanholb@auroragov.org  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 svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 25, 2020 at 9:57 AM 2 Comments
  
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