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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Read Across America

Read Across America (Week 2)
by Stacy

Read Across America is a year-long celebration of all things reading! Starting in August and ending in July, Read Across America is about making time to read with kids and showing how reading is important and fun!

If we are going to create more readers, more writers, people who feel included and recognized, and people who understand that the world is far richer than just their experiences alone, kids need books that are as diverse and complex as the society we live in.

Join us each week as we share more Books Across America! Enjoy the comforts of reading in your own state, or travel the map to explore something new! 

Check out this week's book recommendations, featuring stories set in the District of Columbia,  Georiga, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky & Louisiana! 
See a book you want to read? Click on the title to be taken to our catalog or Prospector to place a hold or borrow instantly!

Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 10, 2021 at 3:59 PM
Readers' Realm

Reader's Realm: Sports
with Lisa

Play on, sports! Keep commenting or join in now. 

A new discussion topic will be posted each week from now through March 24. Then on to a new genre/category.   

Feel free to post as much as you like.  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: 

What has been the best sport’s action moment of your book so far?  Describe it as best you can. Please include the title and author of the book you’re reading in your post.

My book, "Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook" by Iva-Marie Palmer, has been using a lot of sports analogies for everything.  Gabby sees the world through her sport, baseball, so it seems natural she’d describe everything that way.  The best sport's bit so far is kind of funny and sad.  Gabby wants to be a part of her new school's baseball team, but they’ve already started their season.  She goes to a practice waiting for a moment to run on the field and show her stuff.  When she does this, to catch a fly ball, she plows right into another player, giving her a bloody nose.  It’s funny because I can see someone doing something like this to get herself noticed, but it’s sad that this is what she thinks she has to do instead of talking to the coach or asking to play.  
What’s happening in your book? 
Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 10, 2021 at 7:45 AM
Meet Eric Berlin

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 "The Puzzling World of Winston Breen" by Eric Berlin. This is a fun mystery, full of puzzles that you can solve along with Winston, and the prize is treasure! Below is a suggested reading schedule. Every Monday, visit this blog to help guide your reading!

Monday, March 8 - Sunday, March 14: Chapters 1-5
Monday, March 15 - Sunday, March 21: Chapters 6-10
Monday, March 22 - Sunday, March 28: Chapters 11-15

We will be having a special virtual event on March 29 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Register here to receive the WebEx link.

This event is in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Library and their Young Reader's Book Club. 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. Copies are also available through JCPL and Prospector.
Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 08, 2021 at 4:14 PM
Women's History Month

“Where there is a woman, there is magic.” – Ntozake Shange, playwright & poet

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 and Women’s History Month throughout March, we’ve compiled booklists for adults, teens and kids celebrating women, past and present.

Check out the lists below, featuring fiction and non-fiction celebrating stories about women and women’s voices, and visit your local Aurora Public Library for more titles!

Check out more booklists here.

Check out these collections from hoopla digital too – available instantly for free with no holds or wait with your library card! 

Women’s History Month for Kids & Teens | Own Voices | Women’s History Month (Music) | 
Women’s Stories & Experiences (Movies) |Women’s History Month (Movies)

"Every woman's success should be an inspiration to another. We're strongest when we cheer each other on." – Serena Williams, athlete

Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 08, 2021 at 2:50 PM
Made in a Mug

Made in a Mug: Peanut Butter Swirl Brownie
with Nicole

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

March’s recipe is Peanut Butter Swirl Brownie from Heather's Dish! Thank you to Heather for letting us share this recipe! Check out the full recipe here.

Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 05, 2021 at 8:46 AM
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