Thursday, June 30, 2016

Holiday closures


The Aurora Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5, in honor of Labor Day.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Upcoming Events


"NORTH COUNTRY CHARACTERS"

presented by The Sutter Brothers

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1:30 pm

at Carefree Living, Aurora

The public is welcome and invited to attend!

 The Sutter Brothers evoke the landscape, critters, and quirky characters of northern Minnesota through songs and stories, poetry and music. Their music ranges from songs of immigrant longing to their hilarious hit, “When the Smelt Buckets are Loaded, I’m Coming Home to You.”

"WINTERING" / Peter Geye

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1:30 pm

at the Aurora Public Library

Follow a father and son’s epic journey into the forbidding wilds of the Boundary Waters.  This presentation will include slides of the sources that inspired and informed the writing of Peter Geye’s Wintering including images of the maps that play a central role in the story, and in the exploration of this territory.


These programs, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, were funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 


 

 

 

 


 


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Read for the Win! Summer Reading Programs




The 2016 Summer Reading programs for children and teens have reached their conclusion.  This year, 90 children and 18 teens signed up to participate. The 59 children who turned in reading logs reported reading (or having read to them, in the case of children too young to read) 36,575 pages during the 7 weeks of the program.  MANY of these pages were read to children by local day care providers.  CONGRATULATIONS, CHILDREN AND ALL WHO READ TO THEM!  4 teens turned in reading logs and reported completing 43 reading challenges.  Way to go, teen readers!

The reading programs are over, but the summer is not.  Even if there are no more prizes until next summer, keep on reading!

The PTO has donated $5 gift certificates to the Fall book fair to all children who completed at least one strip on their reading record.  Many children also earned vouchers for the St. Louis County Fair. If you have not yet picked up your certificate or vouchers, please come do so!




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Check It Out! Newly added titles at the Aurora Public Library

 A number of titles have recently been added to our collection--check them out!

MINNESOTA TITLES

Wintering--Peter Geye (Book on CD)
Minnesota Splash: High School Swimming Then and Now--Bob Erickson
The Wedding Heard 'Round the World--Michael McConnell with Jack Baker
Yoik--Jim Johnson (poetry)
Once Were Mountains--Victoria Richards (fiction)
The Lost Girls--Heather Young (mystery)
Knit Your Own Murder--Monica Ferris (mystery)
The Sixth Idea--P.J. Tracy (mystery)
Wilder's Ghost--Diane Bradley (chapter book)


NONFICTION

The Nordic Theory of Everything--Anu Partanen
The Joy of Love--Pope Francis
American Heiress--Jeffrey Toobin
The Gene--Siddhartha Mukherjee
Dinner Made Simple--Real Simple
The Story of Egypt--Joann Fletcher
Our Family Dreams--Daniel Blake Smith

FICTION

The House at the Edge of Night--Catherine Banner
The Girls--Emma Cline
Debbie Macomber--Sweet Tomorrows

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Someone Always Knows--Marcia Muller
Bullseye--James Patterson
Smooth Operator--Stuart Woods

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

Sorcerer to the Crown--Zen Cho

WESTERNS

Day of Rage--William W. & J.A. Johnstone
Death Rides Alone--William W. & J.A. Johnstone

BOOKS ON CD

Boar Island--Nevada Barr
Better Homes and Corpses--Kathleen Bridge
Me Before You--Jojo Moyes
The Games--James Patterson & Mark Sullivan
The Second Half--Lauraine Snelling

MUSIC CD'S

I Still Do--Eric Clapton
Kidz Bop 32
Sing Me Home--Yo Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble
Johannseburg--Mumford & Sons With Baaba Maal
Love Riot--The Newsboys
Now That's What I Call Country v. 9
The Getaway--Red Hot Chili Peppers
Thank You--Meghan Trainor
Star Wars: The Force Awakens--John Williams

DVD'S

Northern Lights International Music Festival: Carmen
Northern Lights International Music Festival: The Merry Widow

TEEN TITLES

Hollow City--Ransom Riggs

CHAPTER BOOKS

Night of the Ninth Dragon--Mary Pope Osborne
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child--a new play by Jack Thorne

PICTURE BOOKS

Jane Foster's Black and White
Alan's Big Scary Teeth--Jarvis
More-igami--Dori Kleber
Fingers for Lunch--Brandt Lewis
The Bear and the Piano--David Litchfield

CHILDREN'S NONFICTION

Being Brave for Bailey--Corey Gut
Goodnight Owl--Greg Pizzoli