Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Upcoming Events


June 1 - July 17, 2015

Children from toddlers up to 6th grade can sign up to read (or have books read to them) to earn rewards and win prizes.

Summer Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 9 / 3:30 pm / At the Aurora Public Library:
     Hans Mayer: Music for All

Did you ever eat bugs? Dig for worms? Jump in puddles? Fight with your siblings? Well, Hans Mayer did - and he hasn't forgotten the feeling! His ear-tickling, infectious music captures the tales of real-life childhood and brings it all back to life with an irresistible sense of humor. Hans' mellow voice and accomplished playing (guitar, mandolin, bass, and Native American flute) adds to the musical feast.

Friday, June 12 / 10:30 am / At the Aurora Public Library:  
     Preschool Story Time

Enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes with a music-making theme.

Thursday, June 18 / between 2:00-3:30 pm / at the Aurora Public Library:
     Craft Afternoon for School-aged children

Drop in to make an assortment of crafts!

Tuesday, June 23 / 2:00 pm / at the Aurora Public Library:
     "Read to the Rhythm" story club for elementary-aged children

Enjoy books and activities with a music & rhythm theme.

Friday, June 26  / between 10:30 and noon / at the Aurora Public Library:
     Craft morning for preschoolers

Drop in to make an assortment of crafts!  Children must be accompanied, and assisted by, a caregiver.
Thursday, July 2 / 3:30 pm / at the Aurora Public Library
     "Anansi the Spider" / presented by Climb Theater

Anansi the Spider is a master of trickery.  Using a rock that has magical powers, Anansi tricks all the animals in the forest out of their suppers.  But when Anansi tries to trick the clever Spotted Deer, the tables are turned, and Anansi is left with no supper.  A short play followed by activities geared towards children ages 3-8.

Thursday, July 9 / 2:00 pm / at the Aurora Public Library
     "Kids for Kids" concert / presented by the Northern Lights International Music Festival

Enjoy a selection of classical music played by young students of the Northern Lights International Music Festival!

Friday, July 10 / 10:30 pm / at the Aurora Public Library
     "Read to the Rhythm" preschool story time

Enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes with rhythm.

Tuesday, July 14 / 2:00 pm / at the Aurora Public Library
     "Read to the Rhythm" school-age story club
Enjoy books and activities with a music & rhythm theme.

Thursday, July 16 / 3:30 pm / at the Aurora Community/Senior Center
     "Pint-Sized Polkas"

Get ready for polka fun with Pint Size Polkas!  Opportunities will abound for children and the audience to interact and get involved with music and rhythm-related guessing games. Catchy sing-along polka songs and a quick round of "Name that Tune" further complement the program theme, and of course, no one goes home without doing the "Chicken Dance" and a special polka version of "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes." Plenty of singing, dancing, and education make this show fun for the whole family!

Friday, July 17:  Last day of the summer reading program:

This is the final day to turn in reading slips!  Don't miss out on your chance to win prizes and earn rewards.

Thursday, July 23 / 3:30 pm / at the Aurora Community/Senior Center
     Stories for the young and young at heart / 
     presented by Zaraawar Mistry

Enter a world of magic and imagination with dramatic retelling of classic myths, historical stories, and animal fables from India.  The story-telling will be accompanied by lively music played on the guitar and bouzouki (Greek lute).



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! 


The Road to Character--David Brooks
Stay--Dave Burchett
My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me--Jennifer Teege & Nikola Sellmair
Missoula--Jon Krakauer
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen--Mary Norris
The Nurses--Alexandra Robbins
Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception--Jani Jensen & Elizabeth Stewart
Infamy--Richard Reeves


The Patriot Heart--Steve Berry
Taken--Dee Henderson
Your Next Breath--Iris Johansen
14th Deadly Sin--James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Gathering Prey--John Sandford
The Ravens--Vidar Sundstol


A God in Ruins--Kate Atkinson
The Royal We--Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
A Brief History of Seven Killings--Marlon James
Perfect Match--Fern Michaels
God Help the Child--Toni Morrison
Orhan's Inheritance--Aline Ohanesian
The Seven Sisters--Lucinda Riley


Straight to the Noose--Ralph Compton
Preacher's Slaughter--William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone
The Legend of Caleb York--Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins


Memory Man--David Baldacci
The Nightingale--Kristin Hannah
The Girl on the Train--Paula Hawkins
Hatchet--Gary Paulsen


The Heir--Kiera Cass
Saint Anything--Sarah Dessen


The Worst Class Trip Ever--Dave Barry
The Forget-Me-Not Summer--Leila Howland
Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split--Anica Mrose Rissi


Sophie's Animal Parade--Amy Dixon
William & the Missing Masterpiece--Helen Hancocks
Inside This Book--Barney Saltzberg
Sheep Go to Sleep--Nancy Shaw

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Centennial Celebration Photos

 Aurora Public Library

Centennial Celebration 

Open House

Friday, January 10, 3:00-600




JUNE 19, 2014


with Mary Mulari

Library News

What's new and news at the Aurora Public Library?


Are you interested in being part of a book club that meets at the library?  A group is in the process of re-forming!  If you are interested, email/call/stop by the library with your name, contact info, and when would be a good meeting time for you.  Someone from the group will get in touch with you.


The Arrowhead Library System now subscribes to Brainfuse's HelpNow and JobNow services.

HelpNow connects students (elementary through adult) online with live tutors to provide homework help and skills-building tutoring sessions.  It also offers  a writing lab where students can submit a paper and receive a one-business-day analysis giving suggestions for improvement, practice standardized tests with results that provide not only the correct answer but also an analysis of how that answer was derived, a Spanish-learning language lab, flashcards (which can be used, created, and played with through various games), and more.  Tutors will not provide answers to homework, but will help students learn what they need to know to effectively complete the homework.

JobNow provides job seekers with resources for career assessment, resume-writing, interviewing, and job-searching, and additionally connects job-seekers online with live job coaches to assist with each step of a job search.  It also provides a resume lab where job-seekers can submit their resume and receive, within one business day, an analysis and suggestions for any needed improvements.

Tutors and job coaches are available daily from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 

For remote use outside of a public library, go to and click on HelpNow or JobNow.  You will need to enter your library card number.


The Arrowhead Library System now subscribes to 87 downloadable magazine titles through Zinio! If you have a library card from an Arrowhead Library System library, you can access these titles online. Go to and click on "Create a New Account" to get started. Let us know if you need help.


Is it sometimes hard to find time to pick out books for your active preschoolers?  The library has put together 6 "Quick Pick" bags.  Each bag contains 10 picture books chosen around a particular theme.  The themes of the bags are "Board Books for Babies," "All Early Readers," "Animals," "Dinosaurs," "The Pink Bag" (princesses and fairies and Fancy Nancy and more), and "Trucks and Boys and More" (books with boys as the main characters, or about trucks or bugs and more). 


The Aurora Public Library now has four circulating “Story Time in a Bag” kits.  Each bag has several books, along with puppets or other story telling aids, a music CD, a brochure about early literacy, and a tip sheet on how the contents of the bags can be used by parents and caregivers to read, write, sing, play, and talk with young children.  The bags may be checked out for 3 weeks, and are intended to be used by parents and caregivers to enjoy story times with their children.  Thanks are due to the Aurora Friends of the Library, who funded and/or made the bags and their contents.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

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Teens Talk Books: A Teen Forum

This page is set up for teens from Aurora, Minnesota to discuss books.  Please respect others; keep your comments courteous and your language clean.  
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If you would like to post a comment:

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