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October 2020 - Posts
Lions, tigers and bears - oh my! That's the old saying, right? People feel more comfortable with creatures of familiarity. that's what people like to say happened to Mr. Morgan...but there's no description. There's no way to describe the damned thing. 

Leave the comfort of your book covers this Halloween as we share haunted tales right here on your computer screen. Every Thursday at 8 p.m., tune into Facebook for new spine-tingling tales!

Do you have a spooky story of your own? We're taking scary, terrifying or spine-tingling submissions! Staff will choose their top five favorite stories to read on Facebook the day before Halloween, and allow Facebook to vote via reaction! The winner will receive a prize from Aurora Public Library. Submissions must be 1,000 words or less, rated PG-13 and under, and must be emailed to by Sunday, Oct. 25.
Posted by  On Oct 15, 2020 at 9:26 AM
Make & Learn

Make & Learn: Coloring the Alphabet
with Sara

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 Sara shares a fun craft to practice writing and encourage print motivation, print awareness and letter knowledge.

Posted by  On Oct 15, 2020 at 9:12 AM
A Yarn About the World - Barcelona
with Tyler

Our resident globetrotter Tyler shares his travel experiences. This time, take a trip to England! Learn about London and its history while taking in the beautiful sights of the northwest England countryside!

Share your thoughts and questions in the comments below!

Posted by  On Oct 13, 2020 at 1:50 PM
One Book Colorado

One Book Colorado has one mission – to get a book in the hands of every 4-year-old in Colorado! Aurora Public Library is proud to join libraries across the state in reaching this goal this October.

Families and caregivers are invited to visit their local Aurora Public Library Tuesday, Oct. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 25 to pick up a free book for the 4-year-old in their life (kids who are, were or will be 4 in 2020).

This year’s title, “The Little Red Fort” by Brenda Maier, celebrates creativity, ingenuity and confidence as Ruby builds her own fort, with or without her brothers’ help. “The Little Red Fort” is a modern spin on the children’s classic “The Little Red Hen”. 

While supplies last, receive a fort building activity kit with your free copy of “The Little Red Fort” to draw a blueprint and build a fort, just like Ruby! Share a photo of your fort with APL on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for a chance to be shared. 

Now in its ninth year, One Book Colorado was started in 2012 by Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia’s office and is made possible through public and private partners. The program stems from the idea that providing young children with access to books promotes early literacy and helps families serve as the first and most important teachers in their children’s lives. Since its founding, One Book Colorado and its public library partners, including Aurora Public Library, have given out approximately 75,000 books each year to children across Colorado. Find out more about One Book Colorado here.
Posted by  On Oct 13, 2020 at 10:49 AM
Read It!

Family Book Club

Song for a Whale

"Song For a Whale" by Lynne Kelly is our Family Book Club pick for October!
Aurora Public Library and Jefferson County Public Library will be hosting a LIVE Book Talk with the author via Zoom on Monday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.! Register here and get your hands on a copy (available in hardback and as an audiobook).
Call the Tallyn's Reach Library at 303.627.3050 to put a copy on hold today! 
(Jefferson County Public Library patrons,  find copies of "Song for a Whale" in print, as a book on CD and as an eAudiobook and eBook via Axis360.)
Chapters 13 - 25 Questions:
- How do you think Blue 55 feels?
- What did you think of Iris working with the band to create a song for Blue 55? I was really impressed that she added even more to it using the app!
- Do you think Iris wants to help the whale because she relates with him or because she wants to fix him?
- How did you feel when Iris's parents and Andi said she couldn't go to Alaska?
- Would you be brave enough to fly somewhere alone? I'm so glad Iris's grandmother agreed to go along!

Leave your thoughts on the book so far in the comments.
Posted by  On Oct 12, 2020 at 1:03 PM
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