Wednesday, May 22, 2019

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS IN REVIEW

This summer's reading programs concluded on July 19.

84 children signed up (44 at the library, and 40 through day care partnerships).

47 children reported reading, or having read to them, 194,425 pages OR 116,655 minutes, or 7,777 books.

15 teens signed up and 4 of them reported completing 78 reading challenges.


Way to go, summer readers and all who read to them!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

New titles on the shelves

There are some new books and movies on the shelves; come check them out!

MINNESOTA

A Song of Joy--Lauraine Snelling (Christian fiction)
The Lager Queen of Minnesota--J. Ryan Stradal (print and book on CD)
Wild Baby--Cori Doerrfeld (picture book)
Isle of You--David LaRochelle (picture book)


NONFICTION

Alzheimer's Through the Stages--Molly Moller
Living Full--Danielle Sherman-Lazar
Bitten--Kris Newby
Pat Sloan's Celebrate the Seasons
Culture-Smart India
Stories from the Wreckage--John Odin Jensen


MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Tear Me Apart--J.T. Ellison
Peach Clobbered--Anna Gerard
The Forbidden Door--Dean Koontz
The Night Window--Dean Koontz
Lady in the Lake--Laura Lippman
The Inn--James patterson
Palm Beach, Finland--Antti Tuomainen

FICTION

Winter in Paradise--Elin Hilderbrand
Home for Erring and Outcast Girls--Julie Kibler
The Kennedy Debutante--Kerri Maher
The Quintland Sisters--Shelley Wood

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

Dark Age--Pierce Brown
Spinning Silver--Naomi Novik

BOOKS ON CD

Window on the Bay--Debbie Macomber

NEW & DONATED DVD'S

The A-Team
Being Julia
The Covenant
The Good German
Love Actually
Me Before You
Poms
Stranger Things
Ted
World Trade Center
World's Toughest Fixes

CHAPTER BOOKS

Refugee--Alan Gratz

PICTURE BOOKS

Fall
Friends Ask First
Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor Too--Jennifer Grant
Hide and Seek--Katie May Green
Caillou Goes to Day Care--Christine L'Heureux & Gisele Legare
How to Tell Time--Sean McArdle
Vroom!--Barbara McClintock
Puppy Truck--Brian Pinkney
The Story of Mr. Snow--Marlyn Swanson
Even Monsters Go to School--Lisa Wheeler

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Upcoming events



BRAVE GIRLS & WISE WOMEN

Storytelling by Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux

Thursday, 8/15, 6:00 pm 

at the Aurora Public Library

 Join Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux for a storytelling adventure!  Hear how Tatterhood battles a band of trolls, Manka solves impossible riddles, and Vasalisa dares to knock at the witch’s door. Daring heroines reclaim fairytales as fierce, funny, and feminine. Geared toward children age 6+ and their families.
This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and by the Aurora Friends of the Library and the Aurora Public Library.

   Are you interested in participating

  in a new BOOK CLUB?

A new book club will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library!  This group will be structured a bit differently than many groups.  Rather than reading and discussing the same book, each person who comes is asked to talk about (and, if possible, bring) a book that you are currently reading or have recently read.  What is the book about?  Why did you like or dislike the book?  Where and when is it set?  What did you find interesting?  New members are always welcome! The next meeting will be:

August 22 , 5:00 pm 

 

AUTUMN LANDSCAPE PAINTING

With the 3-2-1 Art Studio

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1:00-2:30 pm

at the Aurora Public Library


Come try your hand (no experience or skills necessary!) at drawing and painting with teaching artist, Amy Lucas-Peroceski. Each participant will draw their landscape on a 11 x 14 canvas with the instructor and then paint their landscape with water-miscible oil paints in their choice of colors.



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

I'M NOT SUPPOSED

TO BE HERE:

My Implausible Journey to

Becoming a Writer

presented by Allen Eskens

Fri., Sept. 27, 10:00 am

at the Aurora Public Library


Allen Eskens is the bestselling author of The Life We Bury (in development for a feature film), The Shadows We Hide and other mysteries.  He has won the Minnnesota Book Award a well as other awards, and has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, Thriller Award, and Anthony Award. His books have been translated into 26 languages.  He will share his own story, as well as the stories he writes.

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