Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Upcoming Events

  HENNA ART

Friday, January 2, 10:30 am

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present the Art and History of Henna Body Art with Kristy Johnson. This free program will include the history and culture of henna through the ages as well as how to mix and apply pure, natural henna. 

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

Being Mortal--Atul Gawande
Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms--Gerard Russell
Rise of Isis--Jay Sekulow
Navy Seals: Their Untold Story--Dick Couch & William Doyle
Rosewater--Maziar Bahari
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child--American Academy of Pediatrics
Shooter's Bible
The Three-Minute Outdoorsman--Robert M. ZinkRooster--Brett Cogburn
Lives in Ruins--Marilyn Johnson
Playful Hoodies--Mary Rasch
Knock 'Em Dead Resumes--Martin Yate
Smart Guide to Classical Music--Robert Sherman and Philip Seldon
Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces--Miles J. Unger
12 Days of Christmas with Six Sisters' Stuff
Knockout Knits--Laura Nelkin
Facing Michael Jordan--edited by Sean Deveney with Kent McDill
Unruly Places--Alastair Bonnett
Don't Give Up, Don't Give In--Louis Zamperini & David Rensin
Alone in Antarctica--Felicity Aston
My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks--Brenda J. Child

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/HORROR

The Cinderella Murder--Mary Higgins Clark
The Job--Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
A Holiday Yarn--Sally Goldenbaum
Gray Mountain--John Grisham
Revival--Stephen King
Hope to Die--James Patterson
Celebrity in Death--J.D. Robb
Betrayed--Lisa Scottoline
Theft and Thanksgiving--Emily Thomas

FICTION

Patchwork Holiday--Wanda Brunstetter et al
Home for Christmas--Colleen Coble et al
Lonestar Christmas--Pamela Griffin et al
The Road Back to Sweetgrass--Linda LeGarde Grover
The Secret of Pembrooke Park--Julie Klassen
Suspended Sentences--Patrick Modiano (2014 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature)
The Burgess Boys--Elizabeth Strout

WESTERNS

Rough Justice--Lyle Brandt
Vigilante Dawn--Marcus Galloway
Trial at Fort Keogh--Charles G. West

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

Station Eleven--Emily St. John Mandel
Dreamer's Pool--Juliet Marillier

ROMANCE PAPERBACKS

A Winter Wonderland--Fern Michaels et al

TEEN TITLES

Michael Vey: Hunt for Jade Dragon--Richard Paul Evans
If I Stay--Gayle Forman

CHAPTER BOOKS

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: Museum Mayhem--Carolyn Keene
Nancy Clancy: Secret Admirer--Jane O'Connor
The Map to Everywhere--Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis

JUVENILE NONFICTION

A Smart Girl's Guide: Babysitting--American Girl
Year in Sports--Scholastic
Skateboarding Skills--Ryan Stutt
Children's Book of Magic--DK

DONATED MOVIES

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
The Beatles: Liverpool
Yoga Journal: Complete Beginner's Guide
Cooking with Kids: Exploring Chinese Food, Culture, and Language
The Signs & Rhymes of Burma Shave

DONATED MUSIC CD'S

Away in a Manger: Carols For Orchestra and Chorus
Hymns of Devotion
Coalminer's Daughter (Soundtrack)
These Days--Bon Jovi
In the Mood for Christmas: 25 Christmas Favorites on Organ and Chimes
Winter Spirits--Jeffrey Michael
Christmas With Willie Nelson
Christmas With Jim Reeves
Duets--Barbara Streisand
17 Greatest Hits--Temptations
Orchestral Works--Vaughan Williams

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
















 





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.
 

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:

1. Click on the blue link below that says "(number) comments."
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