Aurora Public Library Blog

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Create It!

Create It! Flamingo
with Karen

It's Make It Monday! This week, Karen shares a fun and easy DIY flamingo - perfect decor to welcome summer! 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 24, 2021 at 1:48 PM
  
Read It!

Welcome to APL Reader’s Corner! This month we are reading "Canto Vol. 1: If I Only Had a Heart" by David Booher.

Let us know what you think about the book in the comments! 

Check it out instantly as an eBook from hoopla digital here.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 20, 2021 at 5:23 PM
  
HELLO

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

May’s letter of the month is K and the word of the month is KANGAROO! In this video, Miss Julie shares a fun rhyme and Miss Karen shares a book recommendation, all about kangaroos!

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 20, 2021 at 9:53 AM
  
This is your opportunity to learn something new! This week, Miss Tess shows how to make a marshmallow catapult! This STEM activity showcases kinetic energy. When you pull back on the spoon, kinetic energy is transferred from the spoon to the marshmallow, which launches it! How far can you get your marshmallow to fly?

Join us every Tuesday in May as we share new things to learn!

Kids ages 5 - 12, with parent's permission, can submit a photo or video of what they learned this month (a fun fact, a new song, a new language, a new dance - almost anything!) via social media or an email to APLReadingRocks@AuroraGov.org to be entered to win a prize! Last day to enter is Friday, May 28. Click here for more info.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 18, 2021 at 11:51 AM
  
May 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 3rd-6th 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 “Just South of Home” by Karen Strong. Cousins Sarah and Janie, along with two friends, unearth a tragic event in their small Southern town’s history. With their new knowledge, it is up to them to heal their community. 
Please note: This novel contains religious themes as well as spooky moments involving ghosts (or haints). 
Genre: PARANORMAL MYSTERY

Chapters 20 (Family Meeting) – 28 (A Guilty Liar)

1. What is your favorite 4th of July tradition?
2. Janie and Sarah are learning what makes a real friend. Their old friends weren’t actually good ones. Have you had a similar experience?
3. People in town do not want to hear what Mrs. Whitney has to say. Why do you think they are uncomfortable?
4. Do you think Mrs. Green is so strict and (seemingly) unloving because of her family’s sad history?
5. If you were Sarah, would you forgive Jovita?
 
Next week read chapters 29 (Witching Hour) – 37 (Home)  
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Register here to receive WebEx link.

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 Prospector.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 17, 2021 at 3:09 PM
  
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