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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
  
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 jlanigan@auroragov.org  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 jlanigan@auroragov.org  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 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 May 29, 2020 on our Facebook page and will feature "A Princess in Theory: Reluctant Royals" by Alyssa Cole (available instantly on hoopladigital.com).

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 svanholb@auroragov.org  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 svanholb@auroragov.org  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
720.432.5095


Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  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!

Supplies: 
- 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 svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 21, 2020 at 8:49 AM
  

On May 18th, 2020, at around 9:57 P.M., the Aurora Police Department Public Safety Communications Center received reports of a shooting at 2221 South Havana Street, InTown Suites.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition last night but this morning he has unfortunately 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 
Arapahoe 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 Krieger at 303.739.6113 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 May 19, 2020 at 11:43 AM
  
Read It!

Pax Discussion Questions - Chapters 12-22

In this club we read middle grade fiction appropriate for ages 6-12, but anyone is welcome if you enjoy children's literature! I will be posting discussion questions weekly based on the book we are reading and I will also provide activities that relate. Please comment on the discussion questions so we can stay connected through reading!

May's book is "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker! Available instantly through hoopla digital as an eBook and an eAudiobook.

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Discussion Questions - Chapters 12 - 22
- Why did Vola move into her grandfather's house? Why has she stayed so long?
- What does Vola do for Peter, other than help his leg? How is Peter helping Vola?
- How is the war affecting each character? Pax, Bristle, Runt, Peter & Vola?
- Why does Peter believe Pax is still alive?
- How do you think the story will end? 

Share your answers to the questions below in the comments and tell us what you think of the book so far! 
This week, read the rest of the book for our final questions and activity next Monday, May 25!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 18, 2020 at 12:49 PM 1 Comment
  
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