Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Upcoming Events



  SPRING MINI BOOK SALE

April 16:  1:00-7:30 pm

April 17:  10:00 am-5:00 pm

April 20:  10:00 am-5:00 pm

Hundreds of adult fiction and nonfiction books and magazines; some juvenile nonfiction--all priced by donation.





CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: APRIL 12-18, 2015

....Get a library card....renew an expired card...clear a blocked account...
....Check something out from the library....Use a library computer or wifi...

....and enter a prize drawing! 



   STRAW BALE GARDENS: 

   Breaking New Ground

   Tues., 4/28, 6:00 pm

   in the Mesabi East Schools Board Room

 

Straw Bale Gardens – Breaking New Ground!  Grow a garden without WEEDING, without the “heavy lifting” and without getting down on your hands and knees.  If you thought the only place to grow healthy vegetable crops was in black dirt, you must attend this presentation.  Learn to grow a bountiful garden without using herbicides or insecticides.  Learn to plant a wide variety of vegetables, root crops, vine crops, and even beautiful flowers, directly into your “conditioned” straw bales.  Any backyard, concrete patio, rooftop or driveway, can become a productive garden space.  Learn this revolutionary and easy NEW gardening method to create a beautiful and productive garden, without lifting a shovel and without using soil.  

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  It is sponsored by a partnership of the Aurora Public Library and the Mesabi East Community Ed. Arts Committee.

                                                               


 

 


 

 

 



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! 

NONFICTION

American Ghost--Hannah Nordhaus
Agents of the Apocalypse--David Jeremiah
Ghost Boy--Martin Pistorius with Megan Lloyd Davies
Deep Down Dark--Hector Tobar
Small Talk--Nicola Lathey and Tracey Blake
H is for Hawk--Helen MacDonald
The Complete Dog Breed Book
Parrot Parenting--Carol Frischmann
The Crops Look Good--Sara DeLuca
The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book--Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up--Marie Kondo
Quilt As You Go Made Modern--Jera Brandvig
A Kim Jong-Il Production--Paul Fischer
The Sound of Music Story--Tom Santopietro
Pioneer Girl--Laura Ingalls Wilder
Dead Wake--Erik Larson

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Endangered--C.J. Box
Season of Fear--Brian Freeman
Cold Betrayal--J.A. Jance
NYPD Red 3--James Patterson
Obsession in Death--J.D. Robb
Motive--Jonathan Kellerman
Murder at the Brightwell--Ashley Weaver

FICTION

A Touch of Stardust--Kate Alcott
The Girls of Mischief Bay--Susan Mallery
Bring Up the Bodies--Hilary Mantel
The Children Act--Ian McEwan
Bring Up the Bodies--Hilary Mantel
Big Little Lies--Liane Moriarty
Prodigal Son--Danielle Steel
Prudence--David Treuer
A Spool of Blue Thread--Anne Tyler

LARGE PRINT--MINNESOTA AUTHORS

Double Fudge Brownie Murder--Joanne Fluke
The Secret of Pembrooke Park--Julie Klassen
Windigo Island--William Kent Krueger

WESTERNS

The Devil's Posse--Charles G. West

DONATED BOOKS ON CD

No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy Seal--Mark Owen

TEEN TITLES

Red Queen--Victoria Aveyard
I Was Here--Gayle Forman
The Last Time We Say Goodbye--Cynthia Hand

CHAPTER BOOKS

Danger in Paris--Sarah Masters Buckey
Jack Staples and the Ring of Time--Mark Batterson & Joel N. Clark
Grace--Mary Casanova
Grace Stirs It Up--Mary Casanova
Scooby-Doo! Team-up:  Sholly Fisch
Survivors: Storm of Dogs--Erin Hunter
Big Nate Lives It Up--Lincoln Peirce
Out at Home--Cal Ripken Jr. with Kevin Cowherd

PICTURE BOOKS

Giraffes Can't Dance--Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole--Mac Barnett
Click, Clack, Peep!--Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
Froggy's Birthday Wish--Jonathan London
If You Plant a Seed--Kadir Nelson
The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend--Dan Santat

JUVENILE NONFICTION

Our Moon--Ian Graham
Our Sun--Ian Graham
Planets Near Earth--Ian Graham
Planets Far From Earth--Ian Graham
Galaxies and Stars--Ian Graham
Asteroids and Comets--Ian Graham
Community Helpers: Dentists--Cari Meister

The Aurora Public Library has recently received two memorial donations designated toward science fiction/fantasy/speculative books.  The following titles have recently gone into circulation.  Some are recent titles; some are classic titles; some fill series gaps in our collection.  For those of you who like science fiction and fantasy titles: enjoy!

BOOKS

Elysium--Jennifer Marie Brissett
Young Miles--Lois McMaster Bujold
Miles Errant--Lois McMaster Bujold
Miles in Love--Lois McMaster Bujold
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back--Ian Doescher
The Wreck of the River of Stars--Michael Flynn
Father of Dragons--L.B. Graham
All My Holy Mountain--L.B. Graham
Memory of Water--Emmi Itaranta

MOVIES

Blade Runner
The Cat From Outer Space
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
From Time to Time
The Giver
Mars Needs Moms
The Maze Runner
Predestination
Somewhere in Time
Time After Time
Time Bandits
Time Changer
Unidentified
The Unidentified Flying Oddball

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









APRONS THROUGH THE AGES

with Mary Mulari






Library News

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

BOOK CLUB IN THE PROCESS OF RE-FORMING

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.


BRAINFUSE HELPNOW AND JOBNOW NOW AVAILABLE

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 http://www.arrowhead.lib.mn.us/services/magazines/home and click on HelpNow or JobNow.  You will need to enter your library card number.

87 DOWNLOADABLE MAGAZINES NOW AVAILABLE TO ARROWHEAD LIBRARY SYSTEM CARDHOLDERS

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 https://www.rbdigital.com/arrowheadmn/service/zinio/landing? and click on "Create a New Account" to get started. Let us know if you need help.

 LIBRARY NOW HAS 6 "QUICK PICK" BAGS FOR BUSY PARENTS OF PRESCHOOLERS

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). 



SEVEN "STORY TIME IN A BAG" KITS AVAILABLE TO CHECK OUT--



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.