Aurora Public Library Blog

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The creak of floorboards in a silent house...a moaning wind at midnight...the click of a lock bolting closed behind you...

Leave the comfort of your book covers this Halloween as we share haunted tales right here on your computer screen with Scary Stories in the Stacks! Join us every Thursday in October at 8 p.m. on our Facebook for new spine-tingling tales!

Do you have a spooky story of your own? We're taking scary, terrifying or spine-tingling submissions! Staff will choose their top five favorite stories to read on Facebook the day before Halloween, and allow Facebook to vote via reaction! The winner will receive an prize from Aurora Public Library. Submissions must be 1,000 words or less, rated PG-13 and under, and must be emailed to aplreadingrocks@auroragov.org by Sunday, Oct. 25.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Sep 24, 2020 at 3:27 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! 

In this video, librarian Tessy shares a tutorial for how to make a no-sew fleece blanket for cats (and bigger animals too)!



Make these fun projects for your own pets, or consider donating to the Aurora Animal Shelter! For more information on donating, please visit the Aurora Animal Shelter's website here.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Sep 24, 2020 at 1:47 PM
  
HELLO

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.

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Sep 24, 2020 at 1:46 PM
  
Read It!

It's time for our September Family Book Club! 

We are very excited to host award-winning children's author Ben Guterson at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28 to discuss his book "Winterhouse" via Zoom. Register for our Zoom meeting with Ben Guterson here!

Winterhouse

Need a copy of "Winterhouse"? Pick up a copy at Tallyn's Reach Library or call 303.627.3050. You can also listen to the audiobook for free from hoopla digital with your library card!

"Winterhouse" - Part 3 (Chapters 24-30)
1. Do you suspect that Norbridge is not telling Elizabeth the full truth about his sister, Gracella?
2. Elizabeth recognizes that she was bossy to Freddy. Norbridge suggests that she can work to change it. Have you ever recognized an unpleasant characteristic in yourself and worked to change it?
3. What do you think the Hiems's are hiding in their room?
4. Elizabeth goes into the cabin but Freddy does not. Would you be brave enough to go in there alone?
5. What happened at the cabin? What do you think the red light means?
6. Who do you think stole Elizabeth's magical library book?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Sep 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM 1 Comment
  
Create It!

Create It! Magical Unicorn Magnet
by Karen

It's Make It Monday! Today Karen shares how to make a enchanted unicorn magnet to add some magic to your refrigerator or locker!

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Sep 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM
  
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