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Van EekHout

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 “COG” by Greg Van Eekhout. Cog (short for Cognitive Development) looks like a normal kid but is actually a robot. When he gets damaged and is returned to the lab for repairs, he discovers his creator has disappeared. With the help of four robot friends, Cog sets out on a mission to find her. Genre: SCIENCE FICTION.

Chapters 1 - 11
1. What is your favorite biofuel (food)?
2. What do you think Cog’s shopping experience taught him?
3. Do you think uniMIND is creating good or bad technology?
4. Take a guess –what is the X-module?
5. The scientists at uniMIND have created Cog, given him intelligence and self-awareness, but do not give him much respect. He does not want his brain removed but Nathan will not listen. Is this fair even though he is a robot?
6. Have you ever done a food competition? If so, how did you feel afterward?
7. Do you think Gina is at the Tower? 
 
Next week read chapters 12-22!
 
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, June 14 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Please register here.
 
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Tallyn's Reach Library. Please call 303.627.3050 if you'd like to put one on hold to be picked up at a different branch. Unlimited copies of the eAudiobook and eBook are also available through Hoopla Digital.
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 31, 2021 at 2:02 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 retellings of GREEK MYTHOLOGY vs. NORSE MYTHOLOGY and the winner by just one vote was…GREEK MYTHOLOGY!

Check out three of Nicole's recommendations for retellings of Greek mythology! 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!

- “Beasts of Olympus” Series by Lucy Coats
- “Abandon” Series by Meg Cabot
- “Circe” by Madeline Miller - https://bit.ly/3bWssPi
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 28, 2021 at 9:37 AM
  
HELLO

Welcome to HELLO, Hands-On Literacy for Little Ones! Join us each week as we learn about the letter of the month, each week focusing on a different activity or skill! This video is the final HELLO for now; stay tuned for more early literacy programs from Aurora Public Library!

May’s letter of the month is K and the word of the month is KANGAROO! In this video, Miss Julie shares a fun kangaroo craft and Miss Karen shares science and literacy tips to practice at home! Visit your Aurora Public Library to pick up a free Grab and Go craft kit, while supplies last.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 27, 2021 at 10:31 AM
  
This is your opportunity to learn something new! This week, Miss Tess shares the alphabet in American Sign Language and shows how to sign your name!

Kids ages 5 - 12, with parent's permission, can submit a photo or video of what they learned this month (a fun fact, a new song, a new language, a new dance - almost anything!) via social media or an email to APLReadingRocks@AuroraGov.org to be entered to win a prize! Last day to enter is Friday, May 28. Click here for more info.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 26, 2021 at 10:05 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, Lisa shares two ways to make your own road for a toy car - one on the floor and one that is more puzzle-like. These activities encourage imagination and make believe play, which support cognitive development and abstract thinking. 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 25, 2021 at 9:57 AM
  
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