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

The children's summer reading program has reached its conclusion. This summer, 75 of the 93 children who signed up completed the program, reporting a total of 58,475 pages read!  149 children, 44 teens, and 88 adults attended the 12 programs offered through the library this summer, and 45 children and 39 teens enjoyed the various weekly activities available at the library throughout the program.


13 of the 19 teens who signed up completed at least 2 challenges, and altogether, the teens readers have completed 142 challenges. They have read for hours, listened to audio books, and attended library events. They have volunteered in their community, volunteered at the library, written letters to family members, read numerous books, written poetry, read books that became movies, and more.
Congratulations, summer readers



Drawing winners from the children's program were:

Classic legos:  Cole
Travel Spirograph set: Mae
Stuffed elephant:  Henrik
American Girl knitters:  Delia
Lego Chain Reaction kit:  Alexander
Lego Duplex Rocket:  Jude 

The “Reading by Design” teen summer reading program has reached its conclusion, and teen drawing winners will also be announced soon! This summer, teen readers have completed 142 challenges. They have read for hours, listened to audio books, attended library events. They have volunteered in their community, volunteered at the library, written letters to family members, read numerous books, written poetry, read books that became movies, and more. Congratulations, summer readers! 

Teen drawing winners were:

Punch cards:  Bailey
Library events:  Carl 

The following poems were submitted by teen summer readers:

“Love” by Bailey
Sweet as a mother doe,
pretty as a red bow,
bright as the low
sunset, you are.

“Why” by Bailey
Why run when you can walk?
Why shout when you can talk?
Why fight when you can lock
your hate away?

“Nature” by Carl
The trees
The bees
The leaves
I like them all
but no wasps,
Please

“Life” by Bailey
The hunter becomes the hunted
and the betrayer becomes the betrayed.
Well the giver becomes the given
and the lover becomes the loved.

“Liar Liar” by Bailey
Lies run by you
like flies flying by.
Lies fly by you
like dyes color hair.

Unnamed by Bailey
As delicate as a spring flower
as beautiful as the twilight hour
our families are.

Unnamed by Carl
The sky is a light shade of pink blues.
The trees are green and full of life.
Small flowers, yellow and white,
spread across the ground.
The moon clearly visible and shining bright.
Nature is truly beautiful.

Friend by Bailey
You are like fire,
you can put up a fight,
you have bright ideas for disaster,
but you are my light in the dark,
and my warmth in the cold.

Unnamed by Bailey
A bird flies on top of the tree
by our house. It’s small and
blue. The bird makes a
beautiful sound when it sings.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Have you seen the Arrowhead Library System's "Up North" coloring book?

The Arrowhead Library System's "Up North" coloring book is now available online!  You are welcome to download the book and print out pages to color.

https://www.alslib.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Legacy-2017-Up-North-Coloring-Book.pdf

Printed copies are also available at the library for a $3 donation.

Friday, January 13, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS



LEAVES OF GRASS -- ILLUMINATED

presented by Patrick Scully

Friday, Sept. 8, 1:00 pm



Join us for an adult-themed look at the life of Walt Whitman in Leaves of Grass Uncut. Patrick Scully assumes the role of Whitman, talking through his life story, railing against the puritan morals of the day and reading excerpts from Whitman’s works while providing a look into the controversial life of a great American poet.

Whitman, as portrayed by Scully, is a confident man who explains how he would code his language to escape the wrath of a rabidly homophobic society. Despite these efforts, Whitman’s works were banned and critics were quick to denounce him with their harshest words, which is hard to imagine today given the significant influence and great beauty of his writing.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

 MUSIC OF THE ANDES

presented by Leo & Kathy Lara

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1:00 pm

Traditional songs and rhythms of various Latin American countries using a wide assortment of authentic instruments.








            






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

World War II Shipbuilding in Duluth and Superior--Gerald Sandvick

NONFICTION

Great Quotes From Great Women
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness--Amy Newmark
The Triumph of William McKinley--Karl Rove
Hunger--Roxane Gay
American Eclipse--David Baron
Know-It-All Chemistry--edited by Nivaldo Tro
The Boy Who Loved Too Much--Jennifer Latson
Saving Simon--Jon Katz
The Vatican: All the Paintings
Fearless Writing--William Kenower
Better Than New--Nicole Curtis
Understanding Trump--Newt Gingrich

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Crime Scene--Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman
Barely Legal--Stuart Woods & Parnell Hall

FICTION

Counted With the Stars--Connilyn Cossette
Beautiful Tempest--Johanna Lindsey
Any Dream Will Do--Debbie Macomber
The Light-keeper's Daughters--Jean E. Pendziwol
Barkskins--Annie Proulx
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn--Betty Smith

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

Death's End--Cixin Liu

DONATED MOVIES

West Side Waltz

DONATED MUSIC CD'S

60's Dance Party: Sock Hop
Music Cats Love While You are Gone
Titanic: Music From the Motion Picture
I Dreamed a Dream--Susan Boyle
Hymns of Grateful Praise--Kerry Christensen
Gershwin Plays Gershwin
The Best of the War Years--Woody Guthrie
Integrity's Worship Platinum
An Evening With the Land of Lakes Choirboys
It's Your Call--Reba McEntyre
Mozart Complete Wind Concerti
Cowboy Code--Red Steagall

TEEN TITLES

Loved--P.C. & Kristin Cast

CHAPTER BOOKS

School Ship Tobermory--Alexander McCall Smith

PICTURE BOOKS

Percy: Dog of Destiny--Alison McGhee
Lucy's Hero--Karen Shragg

CHILDREN'S NONFICTION

Courage and Defiance--Deborah Hopkinson