Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Applicants sought for Assistant Librarian position

With regret, I announce that the our Assistant Librarian, Kathy Schultz  has announced her resignation.  She intends to work as much as she can until the position is filled. 

The Aurora Public Library is now seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to fill this 30 hours/week position.  The position include some evenings, no weekends.  Strong communication and computer skills are required.  Preference will be given to college graduates with library experience. 

Click on the Job Description: Assistant Librarian page to the right for details on this position.

Wages are $15.31/hour.  Benefits include accrued sick leave, accrued vacation after one full year worked, and some paid holiday hours.

Apply by July 16, 2018 with a letter of interest, resume, and professional references.  Applications may be dropped off at, or sent to, the Aurora Public Library, 14 W 2nd Ave N, Aurora, MN 55705.

Monday, June 18, 2018

New books and movies

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


The Exo Project--Andrew DeYoung
Lost & Found--Kate St. Vincent Vogl
Ten the Hard Way--Sanny Hermanson
Family Trees--Dean Hovey
Gunflint Burning--Cary J. Griffith
Now Here: Poems--Crystal Spring Gibbons
Duluth's Historic Parks--Nancy S. Nelson & Tony Dierckins


Handbook of Denominations in the United States--Roger E. Olson
Our Towns--James & Deborah Fallows
Facism--Madeleine Albright
Breasts: The Owner's Manual--Dr. Kristi Funk
Midwife in Amish Country--Kim Woodard Osterholzer
Composting for a New Generation--Michelle Balz
My Patients and Other Animals--Suzy Fincham-Gray
Bald Eagles in the Wild--Jeffrey Rich
Ultimate Grilling Cookbook--Good Housekeeping
Best-Selling Albums of All Time--Metro Books
West Like Lightning--Jim DeFelice
Gulf: The Making of an American Sea--Jack E. Davis


The Fallen--David Baldacci
I've Got My Eyes on You--Mary Higgins Clark
The President is Missing--Bill Clinton & James Patterson
Crime & Punctuation--Kaitlyn Dunnett
Broken Ice--Matt Goldman
The Outsider--Stephen King


Anna and the King of Siam--Margaret Landon
Send Down the Rain--Charles Martin
Alternate Side--Anna Quildlin
The Cast--Danielle Steel


Ride the Savage Land--William W. & J.A. Johnstone


Year One--Nora Roberts


Black Panther
The Commuter
The Cure
Daddy's Home 2
The Greatest Showman
I Can Only Imagine
Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle
Just Getting Started
Molly's Game
Only the Brave
Pitch Perfect Trilogy
The Post
The Snowman
Walking With the Dinosaurs


What Waits in the Water--Kieran Scott
Disappeared--Francisco X. Stork


The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams--Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux
Recipe for Adventure: Hong Kong!--Giada DeLaurentiis
The Secret of the Soldier's Gold--Franklin Dixon
Dolphin Summer--Catherine Hapka
Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah--A.J. Loh
The Mystery of Meerkat Hill--Alexander McCall Smith
The Burning Maze--Rick Riordan
Calvino--Whitney Sanderson
Thea Stilton and the Tropical Treasure--Thea Stilton
The Khiup and the Final Key--Gertrude Chandler Warner


Carson Crosses Canada--Linda Bailey
All the Way to Havana--Margarita Engle
The Boy and the Whale--Mordicai Gerstein
Seven Pablos--Jorge Lujan
I Feel--Cheri Meiners
What's Cooking, Moo Moo?--Tim Miller
Honey--David Ezra Stein
Monster and Mouse Go Camping--Deborah Underwood
Baby Dinosaur (touch and feel)


Orphan Trains--Elizabeth Raum
Ellis Island--Michael Burgan
Bertha Takes a Drive--Jan Adkins
Dolphins: Voices in the Ocean--Susan Casey
Dig In!--Kari Cornell
The Berlin Wall: An Interactive History Adventure--Matt Doeden
A Leap for Legadema--Beverly & Dereck Joubert
Exploring Constellations--Sara Latta
Apollo 11 Moon Landing--Thomas K. Adamson
H is for Hong Kong--Tricia Morrissey
Face to Face with Dolphins--Flip & Linda Nicklin
Adventures to School--Baptiste & Miranda Paul
St. Patrick's Day--Rebecca Pettiford
At the Same Moment Around the World--Clotilde Perrin
Mudley Explore Singapore--Arp Raph Broadhead
Try This!--Karen Romano Young
The Holocaust--Philip Steele

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Upcoming events


presented by Tim Krugman

Wednesday, June 20,

1:00 pm

at Carefree Living, Aurora 

Hear the music of the Civil War and learn how the music of the war reflected the changing mood of the country, and how music was used for recruitment and inspiration, for relaxation and reflection, and to order the soldiers' days.

Tim Krugman uses period instruments to share the music and history of the Civil War.

Reading Takes You Everywhere: Children's and Teens Summer Reading Programs

Reading Takes You Everywhere

Summer Reading Programs for children and teens

June 4—July 20

Explore your world  through reading, programs, and activities -- and earn prizes and drawing entries while you read and enjoy as well!

Sign-up begins June 4; children and teens can sign up at any point during the program.


The Music of the Civil War:  June 20, 1:00 pm
At Carefree Living, Aurora
Broudini Comedy Magic Show:  June 27, 3:30 pm
At the Aurora Community/Senior Center
Sean Emery Juggling Show:  July 6, 3:30 pm
At the Aurora Community/Senior Center
Northern Lights Music Festival Kids for Kids concert: 
July 11, 1:30 pm at the Aurora Public Library
Climb Theater presents: "The Country Mouse":
July 17, 6:00 pm, at the Aurora Public Library


We’re Going on an Adventure Story Time:  June 29, 10:30 am
At the Aurora Public Library
Reading Takes You Everywhere Story Time:  July 19, 10:30 am
At Carefree Living, Aurora


“Outer Space Adventures”:  June 21, 10:30 am
At Carefree Living, Aurora
“There’s No Place Like Home” Story Club:  July 12, 2:00 pm
At the Aurora Public Library, with Habitat for Humanity 

(for pre-schoolers and school-age children)

Make-and-Take craft afternoon:  July 3, 
any time between 1:00 and 4:00, at the Aurora Public Library

(for children and families)

Week of June 18:  Big Puppets
Week of June 25: Board Games
July 2, 4, and 5:  "Little Artist"
Week of July 9:  "Jump Into Coding"
Week of July 16:  "Super Magnets"


Week of June 18:  Board Games
Week of July 10:  Build a Poem

Friday, January 05, 2018

Event tickets currently available at the Aurora Public Library

Now available at the Aurora Public Library, through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund:

10 free tickets to the Northern Lights Music Festival's "Festive 4th" concert (Wed., July 4, 4:00 pm at Mesabi East High School)

12 free tickets to the Northern Lights Music Festival's Chamber Music concert (either Fridya, July 6, 7:00 pm at the Chisholm High School Auditorium, Chisholm OR to the Sunday, July 8, 4:00 pm concert at Mesabi East High School, Aurora.
These tickets, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, are funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.