Aurora Public Library Blog

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

June's recipe is Strawberry Vanilla Mug Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Glaze from Averie Cooks! Thank you to Averie for letting us share this yummy recipe! Visit her website for this and many more recipes!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 04, 2021 at 1:01 PM
  
Cat toys have never been so easy! Make these fun cat toys for your favorite feline or donate them to Aurora Animal Shelter for cats to play with as they await their forever homes! 
Grab & Go craft kits available at Hoffman Library (1298 Peoria St.) while supplies last (limit one per person). 

In partnership with the Aurora Animal Shelter. Visit AuroraAnimalShelter.org for more information and to donate. 

Thank you to Cat Toy Lady letting us share DIY Fuzzy Tail Ring Toy. Follow Cat Toy Lady for more feline fun!

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 03, 2021 at 10:54 AM
  

LEGO Club has gone virtual! Build a LEGO creation that matches our monthly theme, post a photo of your creation on social media or email it to APLReadingRocks@AuroraGov.org and be entered to win a LEGO kit free from your library!

June's theme is ANIMALS! Make a replica of your pet or favorite animal!  Send entries to APLReadingRocks@AuroraGov.org. Entries received by Friday, July 2 will be entered into the drawing.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Jun 01, 2021 at 2:03 PM
  
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
  
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