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HELLO stands for Hand-on Early Literacy for Little Ones. In this program children will sing songs, work on fine and gross motor skills, learn about letters, numbers and science and develop early literacy skills. Ages 0-6.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Sep 10, 2020 at 1:11 PM
  
A Yarn About the World - San Francisco
with Tyler

Our resident globetrotter Tyler shares his travel experiences. This time, take a trip to San Francisco! Learn about the city and its history while taking in beautiful views! 

Share your thoughts and questions in the comments below!


 Music: Ben Sound

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Sep 09, 2020 at 11:35 AM
  

UPDATE:  On September 4, 2020 Aurora Police Officers and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of East Hampden Avenue and South Tower Road on reports of a motorcycle crash.  Tragically, the driver of the motorcycle died on scene after colliding with a Camero.   

That evening, Traffic Unit Investigators began their investigation and were able to determine that the driver of the Camero, Lisa Sierra DOB 04/24/1969, was at fault.  On September 5, 2020 Lisa Sierra was arrested after receiving medical care at a local hospital and charged with Vehicular Homicide, Careless Driving Causing Death, and DUI.  

This case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, any additional media inquiries should be forwarded there.  Attached you will find the booking photograph for Lisa Sierra.  

L. Sierra booking photo
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Information previously released on September 5, 2020

(September 5, 2020) On Friday, September 4, 2020, at about 8:20 P.M., Aurora Police Officers and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of East Hampden Avenue and South Tower Road on reports of a motorcycle crash. 

Initial investigation found that a motorcycle, driven by an adult male, was traveling westbound on East Hampden Avenue.  A Chevrolet Camero, traveling eastbound on East Hampden Avenue, made a left turn onto northbound South Tower Road into the path of the motorcycle, causing a collision.  Tragically, the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased on scene.  The driver of the Camero remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.  Currently, it appears alcohol was a factor for the driver of the Camero.    

The identity of the deceased male will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after positive identification and notification of the family. 

Traffic Unit Investigators will continue to investigate and attempt to reconstruct the scene to determine speeds and other contributing factors of the crash. 

We are asking anyone who has dash camera footage or who was a witness to the crash to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867). 

Agent Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095

Posted by fgoodric@auroragov.org  On Sep 08, 2020 at 1:04 PM
  
Read It!

It's time for our September Family Book Club!

We are very excited to host award-winning children's author Ben Guterson at the end of the month to discuss his book "Winterhouse". Register for our Zoom meeting with Ben Guterson here!

Winterhouse

Below is the suggested reading schedule for September. Every Monday afternoon, discussion questions will be posted here on our blog.
"Winterhouse" - Part 1 (Chapters 1-15)
- What do you think of Elizabeth so far? Do you like her as the heroine of this story?
- Have you ever taken such a long trip somewhere? It takes her nearly two days to reach Winterhouse! Have you ever traveled alone?
- Before Elizabeth got to the hotel, did you think it would be boring (like she thought it would be) or fun? We can make guesses based on the teaser written on the inside jacket or on the back of the book as to what the story will be about.
- What mysterious things are already happening?
- Do you like word games like Elizabeth and Freddy do? Have you tried to make a word ladder?
- It seems that everyone is hiding something - even Norbridge, the owner of the hotel. Why do you think he wants Elizabeth to check in with him twice a day? What do you think about what Elizabeth overhears him saying to Leona in the library in the last chapter of Part 1? 

Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Sep 08, 2020 at 11:09 AM
  
On August 30, 2020 at around 8:30a.m. Aurora Police responded to a report of shooting at the Landon Park Apartments located at 6 South Sable Boulevard.

Upon arrival Officers located an adult male who was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound inside of an apartment. The preliminary investigation discovered that a neighbor of the deceased heard a gunshot at around 2:00a.m. This morning when the neighbor went and checked on the resident she found him slumped over and called police.

At this time this shooting is being investigated as a suspicious death by the Major Crimes Homicide Unit. Investigators are looking for anyone who might have witnessed, heard something or who has additional information about this case. Witnesses are asked to call Agent Heath Graw at 303.739.6213.  

The name of the deceased man will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once he has been positively identified and his next of kin have been notified.

Lieutenant Chris Amsler
Commanding Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by camsler@auroragov.org  On Aug 30, 2020 at 12:06 PM
  
Made in a Mug

Need a sweet treat? A savory mouthful? Join us for "APL Made in a Mug" for your next bite-sized recipe!

September's recipe is Mug Sponge Cake from Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking.



Tune in each Friday here on our blog and on Facebook for a different fun adult program at 1 p.m.! From book discussions and fan-voted readings to delicious recipes and how-to's, start the weekend off right with fun with your library!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Aug 28, 2020 at 2:30 PM
  
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 week's video, Miss Karen discusses crossing the midline and shares how to make a lacing board to practice this skill.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Aug 28, 2020 at 2:19 PM
  


Read It!

Family Book Club
with Tess 

Chapters 26-34 (Wish We Had a Camera - Afua)
We've finished "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia! Tell us what you thought of the book in the comments below! 

One Crazy Summer

Below are links to several activities related to our book!

Crossword Puzzle
Word Search 

Write your own poetry and share it in the comments below!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Aug 28, 2020 at 2:10 PM 1 Comment
  

(August 28, 2020) UPDATE:  On August 14, 2020 at 11:51 p.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to a double shooting at 11763 East Cornell Circle, tragically both victims lost their lives. 

Since then, the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit has been investigating the case and are announcing the arrest of Kyree Brown DOB 04/07/2002.  Brown was arrested yesterday afternoon, August 27, 2020, after a short pursuit that ended near East 29thAvenue and Central Park Boulevard in Denver. 

Brown was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder.  The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will the prosecuting and any additional media inquiries should be directed there.

Additionally, the Roland Family has provided the following statement:  

The extended family of Joseph and Jossline Roland are still in shock and disbelief about the loss of both Jossline and Joe to a senseless act of violence.  Joe and Jossline are survived by their five children who are being loved and cared for by the extended family.  

The extended family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Aurora Police Department for their transparency in communication and for the expeditious apprehension of the suspect.  While they are still mourning, and appreciative of their privacy, they would also like to thank Joe and Jossline’s respective employers, ABM Industries and the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya for their continued support.  To that end, both the family and the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya are establishing trusts for the support and education of the children,and hope to have them formally established and ready to receive any and all contributions in the coming weeks.

Joe and Jossline are irreplaceable and will be dearly missed.  Your continued support, respect for privacy, and prayers are most appreciated in this time of unimaginable loss and grief.
”   


K. Brown Booking Photograph

Agent Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095

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Information previously released on August 15, 2020

(August 15, 2020) On Friday August 14, 2020 at 11:51 p.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to a reported shooting at 11763 East Cornell Circle. 


Upon officer’s arrival they located one adult male, and one adult female suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  Both were transported to area hospitals where they succumbed to their injuries.  The relationship between the two victims is not yet known, nor is it known what led up to the shooting.

The identities of the victims will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after they have been positively identified, and their next of kin have been notified.

Investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are actively investigating. At this early stage in the investigation, it is unknown what led up to the incident and there is no suspect information.  

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call our Homicide Unit at 303.739.6077 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 Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
 

Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Aug 28, 2020 at 1:33 PM
  

(August 15, 2020) On Saturday morning at approximately 4:22 a.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to 24511 East Applewood Circle on a reported shooting.


Upon officer's arrival at the residence, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The male was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his wounds.

The identity of the male will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after he has been positively identified, and next of kin have been notified.

Investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are actively investigating this as a suspicious death. All involved parties are known, and there is not a danger to the community.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call our Homicide Unit at 303.739.6077 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 $2,000.00.


Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Aug 28, 2020 at 1:32 PM
  
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