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Read It!

APL Reader's Corner
with Elizabeth & Julie

Welcome to APL Reader’s Corner! This month we are reading "A Study in Charlotte" by Brittany Cavallaro. Let us know what you think about the book in the comments!

Check it out instantly as an eBook and digital audiobook, as well as the rest of the series, from hoopla digital here.

Posted by  On Mar 19, 2021 at 10:17 AM
Readers' Realm

Reader's Realm: Sports
with Lisa

Play on, sports! Keep commenting or join in now. 

A new discussion topic will be posted each week from now through March 24. Then on to a new genre/category.   

Feel free to post as much as you like.  (Click on the title of the post to get to the comment page. Be sure to read others’ comments and respond to them.)

Let’s get to it!
One important thing about most sports is teamwork.  How does teamwork figure into your story?  If yours is an individual sport, is there some kind of group the athlete/character belongs to?  What do you think about belonging to a team? Please include the title and author of the book you’re reading in your post. 

In "Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook" by Iva-Marie Palmer, Gabby gives up baseball, her sport, after her new team decides she is a jinx.  She joins the field hockey team, which has a terrible record, and accidentally joins a non-sport team, a talent showcase.  Being on a team is very important to Gabby, but not only being on a team, but being the best on the team, the Golden Child.  She’s not that at any of the teams she’s on, but she can’t see that just being a useful part is as good as being the best.  She seems like she’s going to fail, big time. 

What’s happening in your book? 
Posted by  On Mar 17, 2021 at 10:06 AM
Make & Learn

Welcome to Make & Learn! In this program, our librarians will be sharing easy-to-make games and activities that support cognitive development and practicing early literacy skills. In this video, Miss Sara shares some fun activities using pom poms!

Posted by  On Mar 16, 2021 at 12:03 PM
The city of Aurora has announced the following cancellations and closures for the mid-March, 2021, snowstorm. Please note this list is only for city operations and does not include schools, businesses or other facilities. Aurora City Council Study Session - the March 15 meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled for March 22  Aurora Animal Shelter - closed Monday, March 15 Aurora Dance Arts - all classes canceled Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14 Aurora Fox Arts Center - performances of "The Pavilion" canceled Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14 Aurora History Museum - normally closed on Mondays Aurora Municipal Court - closed Monday, March 15 (Aurora Detention Center will remain open); reopening at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 16 Aurora Police Department Headquarters - closed until 6 a.m. March 16; staff working remotely and available for information calls and phone crime reporting Bicentennial Art Center - all classes canceled Monday, March 15 COVID-19 Community Testing Center - the site (Aurora Center for Active Adults parking lot in Del Mar Park) will be closed through Monday, March 15 Libraries - All libraries will be closed Monday, March 15 Nature Centers (Morrison, Plains Conservation Center, Senac Creek) - closed through noon Wednesday, March 17 Recreation Centers (Beck, Central, Moorhead and Utah Indoor Pool) - closed through Monday, March 15 Reservoirs (Aurora and Quincy) - will close when a snow and/or wind prevent safe access and parking; typically, snow accumulation over 6 inches and winds at 20 mph or more will trigger the reservoir closures; call ahead before visiting For other facilities not listed above, patrons are encouraged to contact the individual facility regarding specifics programs and activities to confirm schedules and availability.
Posted by  On Mar 15, 2021 at 2:18 PM
Meet Eric Berlin

Welcome to Family Book Club! This is an exciting club for families who love to read and is appropriate for ages 8-15. The books chosen are always within the third to sixth grade level but both younger and older kids have enjoyed them! If your child is younger, I encourage the family to read the book aloud together or listen to the audiobook (if available)!

This month we are reading "The Puzzling World of Winston Breen" by Eric Berlin. This is a fun mystery, full of puzzles that you can solve along with Winston, and the prize is treasure! Below is a suggested reading schedule. Every Monday, visit this blog to help guide your reading!

Chapters 1-5
- Do you like solving puzzles? Do you prefer letter or number puzzles or riddles?  
- Have you been able to solve any of the puzzles so far? (Remember the answers are at the back of book!) 
- Do you have any guesses as to what the birthday box puzzle means? 
- Why did Mrs. Lewis get so upset when she saw the puzzle pieces? 
- Do you think David North and Mickey Glowacka are trustworthy? 
- It is nice that Winston and Katie’s dad is on board with the treasure hunt plan. Do you think they will be safe? 

Next week read chapters 6-10! 

We will be having a special virtual event on March 29 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Register here to receive the WebEx link.

This event is in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Library and their Young Reader's Book Club. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Please call 303.627.3050 if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch. Copies are also available through JCPL and Prospector.
Posted by  On Mar 15, 2021 at 12:48 PM
Create It!

Bunny Bottom Decor
with Karen

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail!

Celebrate the arrival of spring by making cute DIY bunny décor with these tutorials from Karen!

Posted by  On Mar 15, 2021 at 12:43 PM

(March 12) On Friday, March 12, 2021, at about 10:12 a.m., Aurora police officers responded to a traffic crash on southbound Interstate 225 just north of East Colfax Avenue.

The initial traffic investigation suggested a 44-year-old woman traveling southbound on Interstate 225 in a maroon Cadillac SUV experienced a medical episode and crashed.  Newly developed information has revealed a steel projectile, from an unknown origin, entered the Cadillac through the driver side window striking the driver, who was the sole occupant of the SUV. This caused the Cadillac to collide with another vehicle causing minor damage to that vehicle. The Cadillac continued on and collided with a concrete divider barrier.

The woman was transported to an area hospital where tragically she succumbed to her injuries. It is not yet clear if the woman died as a result of the crash into the concrete divider barrier, the injury sustained from the steel projectile or a combination of the two.  Alcohol, drugs nor speed were contributing factors of the crash.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Adams County Coroner's Office after a positive identification has been made, and his next-of-kin has been notified.

We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash, has dash cam footage, or if you have any information about this incident, please contact the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department

Posted by  On Mar 12, 2021 at 1:43 PM
by Stacy

Ready for an at-home spa day? Treat yourself with this quick and easy DIY bath salts recipe! 

Posted by  On Mar 12, 2021 at 10:39 AM

Join us each week as we learn about the different letter of the month, each week focusing on a different activity or skill!

March's letter of the month is I and the word of the month is ICE CREAM! 

Posted by  On Mar 11, 2021 at 8:25 AM
Read Across America

Read Across America (Week 2)
by Stacy

Read Across America is a year-long celebration of all things reading! Starting in August and ending in July, Read Across America is about making time to read with kids and showing how reading is important and fun!

If we are going to create more readers, more writers, people who feel included and recognized, and people who understand that the world is far richer than just their experiences alone, kids need books that are as diverse and complex as the society we live in.

Join us each week as we share more Books Across America! Enjoy the comforts of reading in your own state, or travel the map to explore something new! 

Check out this week's book recommendations, featuring stories set in the District of Columbia,  Georiga, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky & Louisiana! 
See a book you want to read? Click on the title to be taken to our catalog or Prospector to place a hold or borrow instantly!

Posted by  On Mar 10, 2021 at 3:59 PM
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