Aurora Public Library Blog

Welcome to Aurora Public Library’s blog. A place where our library staff share their thoughts, insider knowledge and overall love of all things book and community.

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Read It!

Family Book Club
with Tess
Our next book is "The Turnaway Girls" by Hayley Chewins.
To pick up a copy, please call Tallyn’s Reach Library at 303.627.3050. Limit one per family, while supplies last. 

The Turnaway Girls

Reading Schedule:
June 1-7: Chapters 1-10
June 8-14: Chapters 11-21
June 15-21: Chapters 22-31
June 22-29: Chapters 32-41 + Activity
Join us next week here on our blog as we begin our discussion with chapters 1-10!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 01, 2020 at 3:10 PM
  
by Julie & Ben

It's Making Magic Monday!

Join us each Monday during the Summer of Imagination for a new kids's craft! Today we're making scented playdough! There are two recipes you can follow. Show us your playdough creation in the comments!

Supplies (Recipe 1):
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup salt
- 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup warm water 
- Essential oil
- Food coloring
- 2 bowls
- Mixing spoon

Supplies (Recipe 2):
- 3/4 cup corn starch
- 1/2 cup scented conditioner
- Food coloring
- 2 bowls
- Mixing spoon



Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 01, 2020 at 11:05 AM
  
**Video may contain spoilers**
Join APL staff each week for a discussion of some of their current reads! Each week they will discuss a book from a different genre. Join the discussion live on at Facebook.com/AuroraLibrary each Friday at 1 p.m. (MST) and leave your thoughts in the comments below! 



The next discussion will be at 1 p.m. on June 5, 2020 on our Facebook page and will feature "The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet" by Becky Chambers (available instantly on hoopladigital.com).

Other upcoming titles, all available instantly from hoopla digital, include:
- June 12, "The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest" by Melanie Dickerson
- June 19, "Fire Logic" by Laurie J. Marks
- June 26, "Get a Life, Chloe Brown" (Part 1 of The Brown Sisters Series) by Talia Hibbert
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 29, 2020 at 2:36 PM
  
Pop Culture Den: Coffee Talk
with Stacy & Elizabeth

In today's episode of Pop Culture Den, Aurora Public Library librarians Stacy and Elizabeth discuss the game Coffee Talk. They think it's a "comfort food game," but what are comfort food games? What needs do they address, and, most importantly -- is this one fun? Tune in to find out!



Referenced article: "Slouching toward relevant video games" by Brie Code

Want to check out "Coffee Talk" for yourself? Check it out on Nintendo and Steam!
 
Aurora Public Library's Pop Culture Den series focuses on all things pop culture. Literacy and stories go beyond books: they're in games, movies, and more! Once a month, we'll analyze our favorite works of media and talk tropes, genres, and the bits and pieces that make stories so successful. Be sure to tune in!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 29, 2020 at 2:30 PM
  
Summer of Imagination: May 27 - Aug. 1

Summer of Imagination - Aurora Public Library's re-imagined Summer Reading Program - starts today! We have a program for all ages so everyone can join in the fun! Go on a magical adventure while you read, learn and explore this summer!
Click here to register and download your reading log to start your quest to summer fun! 

Enjoy a special performance by the magnificent Ann Lincoln as she performs "Tales of a Juggling Bard" to celebrate the start of Summer of Imagination!



Follow us here on our blog and on Facebook for fun virtual programs all summer!
Check out our events calendar for a complete list of programs happening virtually this summer!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 27, 2020 at 11:17 AM
  
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