Friday, May 12, 2017

Read by Design: Children's and Teens' Summer Reading Programs




Reading By Design
Summer Reading Programs for children and teens
June 1—July 19

Children and teens:  sign up any time between June 1 and July 19 to earn prizes for books you read during the program dates.  Pre-readers may earn prizes for books read to them.  

Special events going on at the library this summer include:

June 1, 6:00 pm at the library:  
Preschool Story and Craft Time :  Doing and Making and Building and Baking

June 8, 6:00 pm at Pine Grove Park (fair weather) or the Aurora Community/Senior Center (poor weather)
On Time Circus Puppet Wagon and Clown Show

June 29, 6:00 pm at the library:
Preschool Story and Craft Time : 1-2-3, Come Count With Me 

July 3, any time between 1:00 and 4:00 at the library:
Make and Take Children's Crafts

July 5, 1:30 pm at the library:
Northern Lights Music Festival "Kids for Kids" concert 

July 13, 6:00 pm at the Aurora Community/Senior Center:
Mad Science of Minnesota


Children and parents may also visit the library at any point during the listed week to enjoy the following independent activities:

June 5-9:  Design and make a craft robot
June 12-16:  Create a chain reaction
June 19-23:  Jenga and Puzzles
June 26-30:  Block Tower challenge
July 5-7 only:  Sun Art
July 10-14:  Code & Go Robot Mouse
July 17-21:  Discover the microscopic world 

Teens may stop by the library during open hours during the listed weeks to pick up the following take-home activities:

June 5-16:  Cooking Chemistry I
June 19-30:  Friendship Bracelet
July 5-7 only:  This activity must be done at the library:  Design and make a pin button
July 10-21:  Cooking Chemistry 2

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

Tell Me Exactly What Happened--Caroline Burau
Ten Plants That Changed Minnesota--Mary Meyer & Susan Price
Marathon--Brian Freeman

NONFICTION

Sailing Into History--Frank Boles
Mind Over Meds--Andrew Weil
Savory Sweet--Beth Dooley & Mette Nielsen
One Minute Mentoring--Ken Blanchard & Claire Diaz-Ortiz
Starting and Building a Nonprofit--Peri H. Pakroo
The Complete Guide to Sheds--Black & Decker

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

The Burial Hour--Jeffrey Deaver
Into the Water--Paula Hawkins
Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies--Ace Atkins
16th Seduction--James Patterson
Golden Prey--John Sandford

FICTION

Against All Odds--Danielle Steel


MOVIES

Big Stone Gap
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hidden Figures
Lion
Mother's Day
Patriot's Day
Pixels
Rogue One
Silence
Sing
USS Indianapolis
Why Him

BOOKS ON CD

Golden Prey--John Sandford
Fast & Loose--Stuart Woods

TEEN TITLES

The Whole Thing Together--Ann Brashares

CHAPTER BOOKS

Brambleheart--Henry Cole
The Secret of Dreadwillow Curse--Brian Farrey
The Trials of Apollo--Rick Riordan

PICTURE BOOKS

Ribbit--Jorey Hurley
Dig Dig Digging--Margaret Mayo
Mission Paw--Steve Sullivan

CHILDREN'S NONFICTION

Ready, Set...Baby!--Elizabeth Rusch