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Family Book Club

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 "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" by Kelly Jones. City girl Sophie has no idea what to do when her family moves to a farm they have inherited. Soon things get stranger when she realizes the chickens have superpowers! When a local farmer finds out what the chickens can do and tries to steal them, it’s up to Sophie to keep them safe! Genre: FANTASY.

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Suggested Reading Schedule
- Monday, March 29 - Sunday, April 3: Chapters 1 (June 2, 2014) – 9 (June 12, 2014 to Mr. James Brown) 
- Monday, April 4 - Sunday, April 10: Chapter 10 (June 14, 2014) – 18 (June 18, 2014) 
- Monday, April 11 - Sunday, April 17: Chapters 19 (June 18, 2014 later) – 27 (June 26, 2014 to Mr. Brown)
- Monday, April 18 - Sunday, April 25: Chapters 28 (June 26, 2014 to Agnes) -36 (July 10, 2014)  

Chapters 1 (June 2, 2014) – 9 (June 12, 2014 to Mr. James Brown)
1. Do you enjoy writing letters? I do! I also like to write out letters that I may or may not send (like the one Sophie writes to her deceased grandmother). It helps to unravel my thoughts and feelings.
2. Pretend we didn’t have video chat technology… Do you have a family member that you wish you could talk to again?
3. If you had a farm with no animals, what is the first animal you would want to get? 
4. Do you think Henrietta came over from the neighbor’s farm? Or from the Redwood Farm Supply that Sophie requested a catalog from?
5. If you found a chicken coop and a chicken that seemed to have powers, would you tell your parents or keep it secret?
 
Next week read chapters 10 (June 14, 2014) – 18 (June 18, 2014)!
 
We will be having a special virtual event on April 26 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 (JCPL) and their Young Reader's Book Club. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's  cReach Library. Call 303.627.3050 to place a hold.
Copies are also available through JCPL and Prospector.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 05, 2021 at 2:57 PM
  
Made in a Mug

APL Made in a Mug: Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake
by Tess

Need a sweet treat? A savory mouthful? Join us for "APL Made in a Mug" for your next bite-sized recipe! April’s recipe is Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake, recipe by our own librarian Tess!

If you try this recipe, let us know what you think of it in the comments! 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 02, 2021 at 10:05 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 a fun way to repurpose Easter eggs (after all the jellybeans are eaten, of course!). Create a fun matching game that helps practice letter knowledge and fine motor skills.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 30, 2021 at 8:20 AM
  
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 11-15 
- I am not very good at solving mysteries as I am reading so I had no clue who could have been the burglar. Did you see that coming?? 
- How would you feel in Winston’s shoes? Would you try to trick Dilmer somehow? 
-  Winston grabs Dilmer’s cell phone and it is not like cell phones today. Here is a picture of what it looked like: 
The best old school cell phone reissues you can buy today - Ting.com
- What did you think of the book?  
 

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.


UPCOMING APRIL BOOK
"Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" by Kelly Jones 

Suggested reading schedule:  
- Monday, March 29 - Sunday, April 3: Chapters 1 (June 2, 2014) – 9 (June 12, 2014 to Mr. James Brown) 
- Monday, April 4 - Sunday, April 10: Chapter 10 (June 14, 2014) – 18 (June 18, 2014) 
- Monday, April 11 - Sunday, April 17: Chapters 19 (June 18, 2014 later) – 27 (June 26, 2014 to Mr. Brown)
- Monday, April 18 - Sunday, April 25: Chapters 28 (June 26, 2014 to Agnes) -36 (July 10, 2014) 

We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, April 26 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here to receive the WebEx link.

This event is in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) 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 - (303.627.3050). Copies are also available through JCPL and Prospector.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 29, 2021 at 3:27 PM
  
Create It!

String Easter Egg Decor
with Karen

Create your own fun egg-shaped decor with just a few easy supplies! 



Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 29, 2021 at 1:43 PM
  
Read It!

Votes have been counted and it's time for this month's Three on a Theme recommendations!
This month's options were HEROES WITH TITLES vs. HATE TO LOVE and the winner, in a landslide, was…HATE TO LOVE! 

Check out three of Tessy’s recommendations of love stories that didn’t quite start out with love! Links for each title below.



TELL US in the comments – what’s your favorite enemies to lovers book?
And let us know if you plan to check out any of these titles!

Ready to read? Check out this week's suggestions from our library!
“A Pho Love Story” by Loan Le
- “Red, White & Royal Blue” by Casey McQuiston
- “The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 26, 2021 at 9:33 AM
  
Learn It!

Strum Along: Adventure Time Theme on Ukulele
with Stacy
Follow along as Miss Stacy shows us how to play the Adventure Time theme song on ukulele!
Have your own ukulele? Pull it out and learn a new song! Thinking of learning ukulele? Be inspired with this fun and simple 3 chord song!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 25, 2021 at 4:18 PM
  
HELLO

Join us each week as we learn about the 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! This week, we'll learn a fun rhyme!

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 25, 2021 at 11:52 AM
  
HELLO

Join us each week as we learn about the 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! This week, we're sharing some fun and easy tips to practice HELLO at home, including language development & learning about science! Don't forget to visit your library and pick up a free Grab & Go ice cream craft kit! 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 25, 2021 at 11:44 AM
  
Read Across America

Read Across America (Week 3)
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 Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska & Nevada!
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 svanholb@auroragov.org  On Mar 24, 2021 at 3:43 PM
  
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