Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Upcoming Events

  HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, December 11, 2:00-4:00 pm

Enjoy hot beverages and goodies compliments of the Aurora Public Library Centennial Committee and the Aurora Friends of the Library.  
Find a special holiday gift for that lover of books (or bibliophile to be); the following local/regional authors will be selling and signing their books at the library:

MaryLei Barclay
Polly Carlson-Voiles
Mary Casanova
Barb Dimich
Margo Hansen
Pat McGauley
Mark Munger 
Jennifer Osufsen
Sheila Packa
Sheryl Peterson
Consie Powell
Margi Preus

Check back for updates, as a few more authors are considering the invitation!

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. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Are you willing to serve in your library?




Volunteer sought for 2-year position on the Aurora Public Library Board. Board member must live within City limits, be able to attend regular monthly meetings (last Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm), participate in planning library direction and approving library policies, and advocate for the library.

If interested, please fill out a questionnaire (available at the library and on the City web site) and submit it to the library by November 21.





Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Check It Out! Newly added titles at the Aurora Public Library

 A number of donated titles have recently been added to our collection--check them out!  We welcome the donation of recently published titles in like new condition.  Any titles not added to the collection will be put in the book sale; either way, they are of benefit. 

NONFICTION

2015 Guide to Self-Publishing--Writer's Digest
Conversation Starters--Kim Chamberlain
Before Amen--Max Lucado
Lived Through This--Ann Ream
Fitness Fun Busy Book--Trish Kuffner
Hunting and Gathering Survival Manual--Outdoor Life
Gutbliss--Robynne Chutkan, MD
The Everything Guide to Codependency--Jennifer Sowle
Defending Your Castle--William Gurstelle
Inheritance--Sharon Moalem
10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse--JJ Smith
Making History--Wendy Freshman & Kristin Jansson
As You Wish--Cary Elwes
Midnight in Siberia--David Greene

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/HORROR

The Forsaken--Ace Atkins
The Burning Room--Michael Connelly
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe--Alexander McCall Smith
The Lost Island--Preston & Child

FICTION

A.D. 30--Ted Dekker
The Narrow Road to the Deep North--Richard Flanagan
When June Comes--Vernal Lind
Mesabi Pioneers--Russell Hill & Jeffrey Smith
Pegasus--Danielle Steel

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

The Book of Strange New Things--Michel Faber

MOVIES (NEW AND NEWLY DONATED)

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue
Angelina Ballerina Follows Her Dreams
Windtalkers

BOOKS ON CD

Gray Mountain--John Grisham
Mere Christianity--C.S. Lewis
Leaving Time--Jodi Picoult
The Blood of Olympus--Rick Riordan
Deadline--John Sandford

TEEN TITLES

Waistcoats & Weaponry--Gail Carriger

CHAPTER BOOKS

Warriors: The Blazing Star--Erin Hunter
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul--Jeff Kinney

PICTURE BOOKS

The Animals' Santa--Jan Brett
Gus Loses a Tooth--Frank Remkiewicz
A Letter for Leo--Sergio Ruzzier

JUVENILE NONFICTION

Ultimate Body Art Book--Thaneeya McArdle
Malala: Brave Girl From Pakistan / Iqbal: A Brave Boy From Pakistan--Jeanette Winter

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."
2. Type your comments into the box to the right of the screen labeled "Leave your comment." You are welcome to sign your name or to leave an anonymous comment.
3. The box below your comment will have some wavy colored letters. Type the letters you see into the box below them labelled "Word verification box."
4. If you do not have an account with Google or Blogger, or if you wish to leave an anonymous comment, click on the button next to the word "Anonymous" and click on the "Publish Your Comment" box. Your name will not be included unless you signed your comment. If you have an account with Google or Blogger and wish to use it, type in your user name and password, and then click on the "Publish Your Comment" box. Your Blogger or Google display name will then appear as a header to your comment.

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