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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July 2020 - Posts
Making Magic
Make your own elf homes from toilet paper tubes, small cardboard boxes, branches, pebbles and a little bit of magic. Have paint and your glue gun ready!

Place your completed elf hut outside - maybe an elf might just move in!
Share a photo of your hut in the comments beow.
Posted by  On Jul 06, 2020 at 1:16 PM
Read It!

**Video may contain spoilers**
Join APL staff each week for a discussion of some of their current reads! Each week they will discuss a book from a different genre. Join the discussion live on at each Friday at 1 p.m. (MST) and leave your thoughts in the comments below!

The next discussion will be at 1 p.m. on July 10, 2020 on our Facebook page and will feature "Desperadoes" by Ron Hansen (available instantly on

Other upcoming titles, all available instantly from hoopla digital, include:
- July 17, "Commute" by Erin Williams
- July 24, "The Goblin Emperor" by Katherine Addison
- July 31, "FantasticLand" by Mike Bockoven
Posted by  On Jul 05, 2020 at 9:32 AM
Read It!

Family Book Club
with Tess

It's a new month and time for our next Family Book Club read!

 The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards

"The Whangdoodle was once the wisest, the kindest and the most extraordinary creature in the world" but it, along with many other splendid and strange creatures, have disappeared, creating for themselves a secret land to live in peace away from people. Most humans have forgotten them but, with the help of Professor Savant, three children discover the way to Whangdoodleland. 

Join the Family Book Club (all online!) and read this exciting fantasy/adventure written by the great Julie Andrews! To put a copy of the book on hold to be picked up during Curbside Pickup hours, please call 303.627.3050. 

We will have discussion questions every Monday on our blog and, in the final week, a fun activity!
Posted by  On Jul 01, 2020 at 11:11 AM
Create & DIY for adults

Ever wanted your own dragon? Make a mystical, magical dragon egg with push-pins and a little creativity!

Thanks to Lucinda with Swish and Stitch for letting us share this craft with you! Visit her website for more crafts!

Music: BenSound 
Posted by  On Jul 01, 2020 at 10:12 AM
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