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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Create It Pets

Time for presents! Gift a handmade toy to your favorite furry friend or a shelter animal. In partnership with the Aurora Animal Shelter.

Spread the joy this season with pets waiting for their forever homes at Aurora Animal Shelter through Presents for Shelter Pets! 🐈 🎁 ❄ 🐕 Visit for a list of needed items (including an Amazon Wish List) & info on how to donate

Posted by  On Dec 10, 2020 at 12:20 PM

HELLO stands for Hand-on Early Literacy for Little Ones. In this program children will sing songs, work on fine and gross motor skills, learn about letters, numbers and science and develop early literacy skills. Ages 0-6.

This week's video is all about the letter E, as in eagle!

Posted by  On Dec 10, 2020 at 11:44 AM
A Yarn About the World: Paris
with Tyler

Our resident globetrotter Tyler shares his travel experiences. This time, take a trip to the City of Lights - Paris! Learn about Paris and its history while taking in the beautiful sights!

Share your thoughts and questions in the comments below!

Posted by  On Dec 08, 2020 at 9:18 AM
Read It!

Family Book Club Year in Review: "Mimus" by Lilli Thal
by Tess

On Monday, Dec. 28 at 5p.m., Family Book Club will be meeting to discuss our favorite book(s) from this year! Each Monday of December I will be posting a short book recommendation for four of my favorite novels that I read in 2020.
"Mimus" by Lilli Thal


Originally written in German and translated to English by John Brownjohn, this a fantasy novel set in a fictional country with a medieval time period setting. King Philip and King Theodo have been at war for years yet peace looks within reach. King Philip agrees to a meeting with King Theodo to sign a peace treaty. King Philip's son, Prince Florin, follows a few days behind his father. Yet, they are betrayed. Upon reaching King Theodo's court, Prince Florin sees his father in chains and he himself is forced to become the jester's apprentice.

Mimus, the jester, must entertain King Theodo with witty jokes, songs, and acrobatics. Reluctantly he takes Prince Florin in and, just as reluctantly, Florin learns the jester's tricks. Throughout the story, Prince Florin, who is now reduced to a slave, must try to find a way to escape with his father and seek revenge on the evil King Theodo. He also forms an interesting relationship with Mimus, his jester master.

This is one of my favorite children's books of all time and I re-read it this year. I know I will read it again in the future! It is well-written, dark, humorous, and readers will eagerly read to find out what happens to Prince Florin, his father, and Mimus. 

Parts of the story are unpleasant as Prince Florin and King Philip are not treated well. It is also suspenseful in places. I recommend for ages 9+.

Order a copy of "Mimus" by Lilli Thal through Prospector with your Aurora Public Library card.
Posted by  On Dec 07, 2020 at 1:17 PM
Create It!

Create It! Christmas Cactus
by Karen

It's Make It Monday! Christmas trees are a common decoration - but how many people can say they have a Christmas cactus?! Karen shares a DIY this week to make a unique piece of holiday decor that brings the southwest to Aurora!

Posted by  On Dec 07, 2020 at 12:33 PM
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