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February 2021 - Posts
Bookworms Nature Book Club

Aurora Public Library is happy to announce Bookworms Nature Book Club - a new book club, made possible through a partnership with the city of Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space Naturalist Team and the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership

Just like the pages of a book, our natural world is full of wonder! Join us each month as we share stories, explore natural phenomena and discuss our monthly book selection. This book club meets virtually once a month, with occasional, safe in-person gatherings - so we can discuss while enjoying the beauty of nature firsthand!

Soul of an Octopus

This month, Bookworms will be meeting on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. to discuss "The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery. Click here for a reading guide

Why read about octopus? While they don’t live in Sand Creek, they do open our understanding of the intelligence and capabilities of animals. It is a great read!

Bookworms is free to attend, but registration is required to receive the link to log on. Register here.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Feb 16, 2021 at 10:05 AM
  
Dewey Match?

Looking for Romance? We can help you make a match!
From beautiful tragedy to a second-chance romance; from catching real feelings from a fake relationship to enemies turned lovers – there’s a Romance story for everyone! Check out some suggested reads and even more below!












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Need help finding a book you'll love? Try our Online Reader's Advisory!


Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Feb 10, 2021 at 1:50 PM
  
Readers' Realm

Reader's Realm: Fantasy
with Lisa

The fantasy continues! Keep commenting or join in now. 
A new discussion topic will be posted each week from now through February 24. Then on to a new genre/category.   



Feel free to post as much as you like.  Be sure to read others’ comments and respond to them.  Let’s get to it!

Fantasy often takes place in another land or another time.  This can let the author really get descriptive, which makes for some good reading.  What is described really well in your book?  If you don't have an example, maybe write a descriptive example of your own about something in your story. 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 story, "The Goblin’s Puzzle" by Andrew S. Chilton, the goblin actually turns out to be a pretty good guy!  I was surprised.  The goblin can grant three wishes or vows, but the boy doesn’t quite know how to ask.  The goblin helps him.  An ogre is introduced to the story, and he is described SO well:  “He looked something like a man, but lumpy and misshapen, as if a child had made him out of clay...HIs mouth had a collection of teeth that looked as if they had been casually tossed in there” (70). I wonder if the ogre, who seems so brutal and mean, will turn out being helpful like the goblin?  I guess I’ll find out. 

What’s happening in your book? 
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Feb 10, 2021 at 11:28 AM
  
Harry Potter Book Week

Looking for a new read? Librarian Nicole shares book recommendations for Hogwarts alumni based on their houses!
 


Check out the titles below (or click here) for Hogwarts alumni (adults) and current Hogwarts students (children & teens)! Each book cover links to our catalog for easy checkout with your library card.






























Let us know in the comments your Hogwarts house and favorite book! 

Join us for a week full of DIYs, trivia, discussions, contest & more celebrating the Wizarding World with #HarryPotterBookWeek! Follow us on social media and visit our website for more details.








Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Feb 03, 2021 at 9:57 AM
  
Readers' Realm

Reader's Realm: Fantasy
with Lisa


Welcome to the Readers’ Realm.  This month’s genre:  FANTASY! Plan to read your book in about a month.  A new discussion topic will be posted each Wednesday from now through February 24. Then on to a new genre/category!   



Feel free to post as much as you like.  You’ll have to click on the title of the post to get to the comment page. Be sure to read others’ comments and respond to them.   Let’s get to it: 

We know fantasy most times has magical or mystical creatures.  From your book’s cover and title, what kind of creatures do you think will be in the story?  If no creatures, what kind of magical elements do you think you’ll find?  
Please include the title and author of the book you’re reading in your post. 

I’m reading "The Goblin’s Puzzle: Being the Adventures of a Boy with No Name and Two Girls Called Alice" by Andrew S. Chilton. Obviously, a goblin will be in the story as it’s in the title.  A dragon is also pictured on the cover.  There’s also a castle and a small village, so it seems as if it’s going to take place in a fairy tale type land.  Maybe the kids have to solve the Goblin’s Puzzle to save someone/something?  I’ll have to find out! 

What’s happening in your book? 
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Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Feb 03, 2021 at 8:23 AM
  
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