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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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January 2021 - Posts
Harry Potter Book Week

No need to use the Floo Network to get to Hogwarts this year...we're using Muggle Tech!
Lessons at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have gone virtual! Join us for a week full of DIYs, trivia, discussions, contest & more celebrating the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram for the fun! Click here for a full schedule more details.
Posted by  On Jan 22, 2021 at 11:10 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 Karen shares a fun and easy way to help your child understand and practice categories and sorting. 

Posted by  On Jan 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Readers' Realm

Readers' Realm: Adventure!
with Lisa

The adventure continues! Keep commenting or join in now. 

A new discussion topic will be posted each week from now through January 27. Then on to a new genre/category.   
Feel free to post as much as you like.  You’ll have to click on the title to get to the comment page. Be sure to read others’ comments and respond to them.  Let’s get to it!

What’s an adventure without a little life or death?  Have the characters in your book had to face any life or death situations?  Have they had to make any sacrifices to keep going on their adventure?  Please include the title and author of the book you’re reading in your post (some of us want to add to our reading list!) 

In my book, "The Tomb" by S.A. Bodeen, Kiva has a difficult decision to make.  Her friend, Seth, has been knocked out with some poison and can’t walk or talk.  Should she leave him with the evil caretaker of the spaceship and take the much needed spare part back to her ship or leave the part, which could cause everyone on her ship to die, and save Seth?  What a decision!  She has to do something to get away from the evil guy, but neither choice is good.  Maybe she can come up with a third choice? 

What’s happening in your book? 
Posted by  On Jan 20, 2021 at 9:32 AM
Read It!

Family Book Club: "The Green Ember" by S.D. Smith
Aurora Public Library and Jefferson County Public Library welcome S.D. Smith, author of "The Green Ember" for a virtual visit on Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. Register for the event here

The Green Ember

Get ready for this special event by reading "The Green Ember" throughout January! Free copies (that you can keep) are available at Aurora Public Libraries, while supplies last. Please call your branch to see if there are copies remaining. Unlimited copies of the eAudiobook are available free with your library card via HooplaDigital
For JCPL patrons, "The Green Ember" is available for checkout and online as an eAudiobook via HooplaDigital and Axis360.
Below is a suggested reading schedule. Every Monday, there will be a new blog post related to the chapters we read that week! 
- Monday, Jan. 4 - Sunday, Jan. 10: Prologue - Chapter 14 (Forest Flight)
- Monday, Jan. 11 - Sunday, Jan. 17: Chapter 15 (Picket's Check) - Chapter 30 (The Green Ember)
- Monday, Jan. 18 - Sunday, Jan. 24: Chapter 31 (Jupiter's Crossing) - Chapter 44 (The Beginning)

Chapters 15 (Picket's Check) - 30 (The Green Ember)
1. Do you think Picket and Heather will be safe at the Savory Den?
2. Who are some of the rabbits they meet there?
3. What was the point of the swinging birds on ropes hanging in the tree? What went wrong when Helmer was fighting them?
4. Why are some of the rabbits are not very friendly toward Heather and Picket?
5. Did you expect the news that Heather and Picket are told about their family?

Don't forget to register to virtually meet S.D. Smith on Jan. 25!
Posted by  On Jan 19, 2021 at 11:44 AM
Building Healthy & Delicious Meals
with Natural Grocers

We have partnered with Natural Grocers for a series of videos focusing on healthy living to start the new year! To start, let's get back to the basics! Discover the importance of getting off the blood sugar roller coaster using high-quality proteins, fats & carbohydrates to build healthy & delicious meals.

Posted by  On Jan 16, 2021 at 8:37 AM
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