Aurora Public Library Blog

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HELLO

Join us each week as we learn about the letter of the month, each week focusing on a different activity or skill! 

May's letter of the month is K and the word of the month is KANGAROO! 

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 06, 2021 at 9:15 AM
  
This is your opportunity to learn something new! This week, staff shows how to draw a portrait in the Japanese cartoon style of manga. If you draw your own portrait, share a photo of it in the comments!

Join us every Tuesday in May as we share new things to learn!

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 04, 2021 at 2:03 PM
  
May 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 3rd-6th 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 “Just South of Home” by Karen Strong. Cousins Sarah and Janie, along with two friends, unearth a tragic event in their small Southern town’s history. With their new knowledge, it is up to them to heal their community. 
Please note: This novel contains religious themes as well as spooky moments involving ghosts (or haints). 
Genre: PARANORMAL MYSTERY

Chapters 1 (Red Velvet Miracle) – 10 (Cursed)
1. Sarah wants a quiet summer but knows her cousin Janie is trouble. Do you have any family members like that? (You don’t have to answer this in detail!)
2. If you were stuck with a difficult guest for two weeks that you thought you didn’t have anything in common with, what would you do to get through it? Would you try to connect with the person and entertain them or let them be?
3. Why do you think Sarah does not stand up for herself when Janie is offensive? 
4. Do you think the boy they saw at the church was a haint?
5. Do you think the mysterious boy came to write “Take It Back” on the window or do you think someone is playing a trick on them?
 
Next week read chapters 11 (Seed of Doubt) – 19 (The Deaconess)
 
We will be having a special virtual event on Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m. to meet the author! Register here to receive WebEx link.

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 Prospector.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On May 03, 2021 at 2:58 PM
  
National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month may be coming to an end, but you can celebrate the beauty of poetry all year long! Check out some of these recommended titles and find more at your library! (Click on each title to be taken to our catalog)

Check out more poetry recommendations instantly on hoopla digital here.

            





































        
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 30, 2021 at 3:19 PM
  
Create It Pets

Welcome to Create It: Pets! Each month, in partnership with the Aurora Animal Shelter, we will be sharing a fun, easy DIY to make for furry friends! 

Create some stress relief for your favorite feline with an easy cardboard scratcher. In partnership with the Aurora Animal Shelter.
Scratchers donated to the Aurora Animal Shelter can be 9-12 inches long. Reverse dimensions are also acceptable (12 inches [strip length] x 1.5 in [strip width] x 5 inches [entire board length]).

For more information on donating to Aurora Animal Shelter, visit AuroraAnimalShelter.org.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 29, 2021 at 9:34 AM
  
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