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April 2021 - Posts
Family Book Club

This month we are reading "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" by Kelly Jones. City girl Sophie has no idea what to do when her family moves to a farm they have inherited. Soon things get stranger when she realizes the chickens have superpowers! When a local farmer finds out what the chickens can do and tries to steal them, it’s up to Sophie to keep them safe! Genre: FANTASY.

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Chapters 28 (June 26, 2014 to Agnes) -36 (July 10, 2014)
1. How did you like the book? 
2. What were your favorite parts? 
3. Is there anything you did not like or would change about it?

We will be having a special virtual event TODAY at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.


May Preview:
"Just South of Home" by Karen Strong
Twelve-year-old Sarah, her Chicago cousin Janie, brainy brother Ellis, and his best friend, Jasper, investigate a tragic event in their small Southern town's history. Genre: SUPERNATURAL MYSTERY
 
May Family Book Club

Suggested reading schedule:
Monday, April 25 – Sunday, May 2: Chapters 1 (Red Velvet Miracle) – 10 (Cursed)
Monday, May 3 – Sunday, May 9: Chapters 11 (Seed of Doubt) – 19 (The Deaconess)
Monday, May 10 – Sunday, May 16: Chapters 20 (Family Meeting) – 28 (A Guilty Liar)
Monday, May 17 – Sunday, May 23: Chapters 29 (Witching Hour) – 37 (Home)

We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Registration coming soon.

Check out "Just South of Home" for free with your library card here. Additional copies also available through Prospector.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 26, 2021 at 2:39 PM
  
Create It!

Create It! Spring Wreath
with Karen

Welcome spring with a festive wreath for your door! Karen shares this fun and easy DIY (a perfect project for when you're binge-watching your favorite show)! 
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 26, 2021 at 2:04 PM
  
Read It!


Votes have been counted and it's time for this month's Three on a Theme recommendations!

This month's options were MYTHOLOGICAL TRICKSTERS vs. PROBLEM-SOLVING PROTAGONISTS and the winner by just one vote was…MYTHOLOGICAL TRICKSTERS! 

Check out three of Elizabeth’s recommendations for retellings of our favorite mythological tricksters! Links for each title below.
TELL US in the comments – what’s your favorite mythology retelling? And let us know if you plan to check out any of these titles!



All three recommendations available instantly via hoopla digital!
“Loki: Agent of Asgard Vol. 1” by Al Ewing |“The Wicked + The Divine Vols. 1: The Faust Act” by Kieron Gillen | “Aru Shah and the End of Time” by Roshani Chokshi
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 22, 2021 at 4:47 PM
  
Family Book Club

Welcome to Family Book Club! This is an exciting club for families who love to read and is appropriate for ages 8-15. The books chosen are always within the third to sixth grade level but both younger and older kids have enjoyed them! If your child is younger, I encourage the family to read the book aloud together or listen to the audiobook (if available)!

This month we are reading "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer" by Kelly Jones. City girl Sophie has no idea what to do when her family moves to a farm they have inherited. Soon things get stranger when she realizes the chickens have superpowers! When a local farmer finds out what the chickens can do and tries to steal them, it’s up to Sophie to keep them safe! Genre: FANTASY.

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Chapters 19 (June 18, 2014 later) – 27 (June 26, 2014 to Mr. Brown)
 1. Do you think Sophie could have caught the black streak chicken another way even though she didn’t have tomatoes?
2. Did you know there were so many different kinds of chickens? (Yes, the different breeds are real but the superpowers are not).
3. When Sophie calls Gregory, she uses a very old phone. Below is what it looked like. Have you ever seen a phone like this?'

4. My brother used to draw comics all the time, just like Chris. Sophie likes to draw what is going on in her life as well. How about you?
Next week read chapters 28 (June 26, 2014 to Agnes) -36 (July 10, 2014)! 
   
We will be having a special virtual event on April 26 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Register here to receive the WebEx link.
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Call 303.627.3050 to place a hold.
Copies are also available through Prospector.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 19, 2021 at 3:15 PM
  
Read It!
APL Reader's Corner
with Tess & Elizabeth

Welcome to APL Reader’s Corner! This month we are reading "Into the Drowning Deep" by Mira Grant. Let us know what you think about the book in the comments! 

Check it out instantly as a digital audiobook from hoopla digital here.

INTO THE DROWNING DEEP
New York Times bestselling author Mira Grant, author of the renowned Newsflesh series, returns with a novel that takes us to a new world of ancient mysteries and mythological dangers come to life. The ocean is home to many myths, But some are deadly...Seven years ago the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a tragedy. Now a new crew has been assembled. But this time they're not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life's work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost. Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves. But the secrets of the deep come with a price.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 15, 2021 at 12:31 PM
  
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