Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Upcoming events

WRITING MEMOIR, WRITING LIFE

Friday, June 8, 

10:30 am at the

Aurora Public Library

How can you write the best story of your life? Maybe you’ve started writing but now you are stuck, wondering what to include, what to leave out, and how to put it all together.  This class provides real world solutions to challenges memoir writers face. Discover tips on how to grab your readers’ attention from the start, how to write effective dialogue, and how to provide the most powerful ending to your story, all without making anything up. Find out how to cull your journals and mine your memories—even the hazy ones. And what must you also consider when telling the family secret? Through writing exercises and class discussion, you’ll learn the essentials of writing your life’s narrative so you can bring your concept to completion.

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

THE MUSIC OF THE CIVIL WAR

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.


FUN EVENTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY:

Animal Action ABC Story Stroll:  June 15,
any time between 10:30 am and noon,
At Pine Grove Park (start by the playground)
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

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES:

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

STORY-CLUBS FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN

“Reading Takes You Everywhere”:  June 12, 2:00 pm
At the Aurora Public Library
“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 

CRAFT AFTERNOON
(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

ANY-TIME ACTIVITIES AT THE LIBRARY
(for children and families)

Week of June 11:  "Build a Story"
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"


ANY-TIME TEEN ACTIVITIES AT THE LIBRARY

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