Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Paws to Read" Children's Summer Reading Program 2014

June 2-July 18, 2014
The summer reading program has reached its conclusion for this year!  Make sure to turn in your total books/hours/pages read by Friday, July 25, to be entered in the top reader contest and (for Mesabi East Elementary School students) to have your name on the list of children who will be invited to the PTO summer readers party in the fall (if you qualify).

Please also pick up any earned treasure chest prizes and (for elementary school students) earned St. Louis County Fair coupons by August 8.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Upcoming Events at the Aurora Public Library


The Secret Life of Puppets

Tues., Aug. 5, 3:30 pm

at the Aurora Public Library

 Presented by Z Puppets

 
The Secret Life of Puppets allows children to learn the tricks to turning sticks, cloth, string and even their own hands into lively characters.  As a thorough hands-on exploration with our workshop puppets, each participant will experiment with the formula:  Imagination + Technique = Magic!

This program is designed for 1st graders and up. Participants will watch a brief demonstration of puppet characters and styles and then participate in hands on puppet exploration!  Join us for a puppet workshop to expand your imagination with Z Puppet techniques to create puppet magic!

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 Timeless Beauty of Harp and Flute"

Wed., Aug. 13, 1:30 pm

at Essentia Health-Northern Pines Nursing Home

Janell Lemire and Betty Braunstein play two of the world's most beloved instruments, the flute and the harp. The ancestors of these two instruments are amongst the oldest in the world. Janell and Betty will play both modern instruments as well as many older versions of the instruments to bring music to life at the library. Combine that with images from the past and music written specifically for the harp and flute these talented musicians explore the question of why human beings have been music-makers since the beginning of time.

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 Aurora Public Library is partnering with the Essentia Health-Northern Pines Nursing Home; this concert is free and open to the public!







Thursday, January 02, 2014

Aurora MN Teens Talk Books: Margaret Peterson Haddix's "Missing" series

This page is set up for teens from Aurora, Minnesota to discuss books.  Conversation over the summer of 2014 will focus on Margaret Peterson Haddix's "Missing" series, though recommendations of and thoughts on other titles are welcome.  Please respect others; keep your comments courteous and your language clean.  You may also join the discussion on Facebook; the page is named "Aurora MN Teens Talk Books."

I found a trailer for the the first book, Found, here: http://www.haddixbooks.com/found_preview.html  If you're interested, request a copy through Interlibrary Loan and join in the discussion!  Why do you think she chose to start the book where she did?







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Friday, January 20, 2012

Now available at the Aurora Public Library....

  • 50 museum passes, good at participating regional museums through August 31.  There are two new participants this quarter:  the Moose Lake Depot and Fires of 1918 Museum and the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center (Grand Marais).
Event tickets and museum passes are funded with money from the Legacy Fund: a part of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment approved by the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Check It Out! Selected new titles at the Aurora Public Library


Check out what's new on the shelves at the Aurora Public Library!

NONFICTION

Turn Here Sweet Corn--Atina Diffley
Threads of Hope: Caring For Babies Across Three Continents---Martha Aas
A Wolf Called Romeo--Nick Jans
Smitten With Squash--Amanda Kay Paa
Grandparents Minnesota Style--Mike Link & Kate Crowley
Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison--W. Jackson Rushing III & Kristin Makholm
Simple Appeal: Patchwork and Applique Projects for Everyday Living--Kim Diehl
Black Aperture: Poems--Matt Rasmussen
Orion--Donal Heffernan
The Fall of Arthur--J.R.R. Tolkien
Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam--James M. McPherson
America's War--edited by Edward L. Ayers
Iron Range Ghost Towns--Iron Range Historical Society


MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

The Target--David Baldacci
Nine Lives to Die--Rita Mae Brown
The Dead Will Tell--Linda Castillo
I've Got You Under My Skin--Mary Higgins Clark
Power Play--Catherine Coulter
Top Secret Twenty-One--Janet Evanovich
The Silkworm--Robert Galbraith
Elizabeth Is Missing--Emma Healey
Ready to Die--Lisa Jackson
Red Sparrow--Jason Matthews
Invisible--James Patterson & David Ellis

FICTION

Katie Opens Her Heart--Jerry S. Eicher
Katie's Journey to Love--Jerry S. Eicher
Katie's Forever Promise--Jerry S. Eicher
Written In My Own Heart's Blood--Diana Gabaldon
Forget Me not--Fern Michaels
The Vacationers--Emma Straub

SCIENCE FICTION

Rescue Mode--Ben Bova and Les Johnson
Fahrenheit 451--Ray Bradbury
Fire With Fire--Charles E. Gannon

WESTERNS

Dark Horses--Ralph Cotton
Brave Sonora--Steven Law
The Last Kind Words Saloon--Larry McMurtry

BOOKS ON CD

Christine Falls--Benjamin Black
The Silver Pigs--Lindsey Davis
Blossom Street Brides--Debbie Macomber
Damascus Countdown--Joel C. Rosenberg

MUSIC CD'S

The Big Broadcast
Googolplex & Other Numbers--Jack Pearson
Seven Stories Tall--Jack Pearson (music & stories)
From the Heart of Scandinavia--Jack Pearson

TEEN TITLES

The Lucy Variations--Sara Zarr

CHAPTER BOOKS

Back to School, Weird Kids Rule!--Dan Gutman
Nicole the Beach Fairy--Daisy Meadows
Hard Times on the Prairie--Melissa Peterson
Stick Dog Chases a Pizza--Tom Watson
Secrets of the Manor: Beth's Story, 1914--Adele Whitby

PICTURE BOOKS

The Geese March in Step--Jean-Francois Dumont
Playful Puppy--Charlotte Hicks
Drop It, Rocket!--Tad Hills
Lindbergh: The Tale of A Flying Mouse-Torben Kuhlmann
Hickory Dickory Dog--Alison Murray

JUVENILE NONFICTION

Things That Bite--Tom Anderson
Wild & Wacky Pet Jokes & Riddles--Michael J. Pellowski

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Centennial Celebration Photos


 Aurora Public Library

Centennial Celebration 

Open House

Friday, January 10, 3:00-600





  AUTHOR VISIT AND PRESENTATION BY 

AWARD-WINNING MINNESOTA MYSTERY WRITER

WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER

JUNE 19, 2014