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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November 2020 - Posts
A Yarn About the World - Crossing Borders
with Tyler

Our resident globetrotter Tyler shares his travel experiences. This time, take a trip to our neighbors to the north and to the south as Tyler shares adventures from San Diego, Tijuana, Calgary, Banff and Edmonton!

Share your thoughts and questions in the comments below!

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 10, 2020 at 12:15 PM
Read It!

Family Book Club

Out of My Shell

"Out of My Shell" by Jenny Goebel is our Family Book Club pick for November!

Chapters 1 - 5 Discussion Questions
- Olivia feels sad about her parent's divorce but doesn't want to bring the rest of her family down. Have you ever felt something that you wanted to hide?
- Have you ever been on a vacation to the beach? What is your favorite activity to do at the beach?
- What is your favorite sea animal? 
- I love aquariums! Do you? Kayaking, not so much. Have you been kayaking?
- Talking with Aiden's grandpa did not work. What do you think Olivia will do next to help the sea turtle?

Copies of "Out of My Shell" are available at Tallyn's Reach Library and Jefferson County Public Libraries and unlimited eAudiobooks are available via hoopla digital - free with your library card!

Join Aurora Public Library and Jefferson County Public Library for a live Q&A with author Jenny Goebel on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. via Zoom! Register here.

Virtual Visit with Author

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 09, 2020 at 3:11 PM
Create It!

Create It! Kitchen Sign
by Karen

In this DIY video, Karen share a fun tutorial to make decor for your kitchen! Make it your own by using photos of your favorite recipes and customizing the word!

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 09, 2020 at 1:11 PM
Made in a Mug

Made in a Mug: Best-Ever Vanilla Cake
by Stacy

Need a sweet treat? A savory mouthful? Join us for "APL Made in a Mug" for your next bite-sized recipe!

November's recipe is Gemma’s Best-Ever Vanilla Mug Cake! Thank you to Gemma from Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking for letting us share this sweet treat! Check out the full recipe here.

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 06, 2020 at 10:47 AM

HELLO stands for Hand-on Early Literacy for Little Ones. In this program children will sing songs, work on fine and gross motor skills, learn about letters, numbers and science and develop early literacy skills. Ages 0-6.

This week's video is all about the letter D, as in for dog!

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 05, 2020 at 12:07 PM
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