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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
  
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
  
Create It!

It's another #MakeItMonday! As summer wraps up, give your pool noodles a second life - as colorful flowers! Karen shows us this fun, easy DIY that keeps the summer spirit going into the fall!

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Aug 28, 2020 at 1:07 PM
  
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