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 (currently available at the library, soon to be available 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

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments--Ali Almossawi
The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control--Walter Mishcel
Stolen From the Garden--William Swanson
Thirteen Days in September--Lawrence Wright
Thirteen Hours--Mtichell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team
Science: Not Just For Scientists!: Easy Explorations for Young Children--Leonisa Ardizzone
Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbist--Stan Gibilisco
The Whole Heart Solution--Joel K. Kahn
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
Making Your Own Wine at Home--Lori Stahl
Raising a Talker: Easy Activities for Birth to Age 3!--Renate Zangl
Mary Mulari Presents All Occasion Fabric Wraps
Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual--Family Handyman
Wood Heat--Andrew Jones
Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts
Night Train Red Dust: Poems of the Iron Range--Sheila Packa
Henry Boucha, Ojibwa: Native American Olympian--Henry Boucha
Row For Freedom--Julia Immonen with Craig Borlase
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States--Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Killing Patton--Bill O'Reilly & Martin Dugard

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/HORROR

The Lost Key--Catherine Coulter & J. T. Ellison
The Undead Pool--Kim Harrison
The Old Deep and Dark--Ellen Hart
The Perfect Witness--Iris Johansen
Burn--James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Calculated in Death--J.D. Robb
Deadline--John Sandford
Only the Dead--Vidar Sundstol
Paris Match--Stuart Woods

FICTION

The Healing Quilt--Wanda Brunstetter
For All Time--Jude Deveraux
Best to Laugh--Laura Landvik
Mr. Miracle--Debbie Macomber
Somerset--Leila Meacham
Jennie--J. Bruce Minter
Suomalaiset:  The Kindred--Mark Munger
Leaving Time--Jodi Picoult
Lila--Marilynne Robinson

WESTERNS

Golden Riders--Ralph Cotton
The High Divide--Lin Enger
Badlanders--David Robbins

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

The House of Four Winds--Mercedes Lackey

DOCUMENTARY DVD

ABCs of Emergent Literacy--Nell K. Duke et al

ENTERTAINMENT DVD'S

The Adjustment Bureau
The Boxcar Children
The Fault in Our Stars
Flight
God's Not Dead
Mom's Night Out
Pompeii
Prisoners
Promised Land
Safe
Still Mine
The Three Investigators in: The Secret of Skeleton Island

MUSIC CD'S

Tango Pohjam Tahden--Sara Pajunen
In Transit--Allotar

TEEN TITLES

Redeemed--P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
The Iron Trial--Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Clariel--Garth Nix

CHAPTER BOOKS

Bad Magic--Pseudonymous Bosch
Risked--Margaret Peterson Haddix
Fire Red & Leaf Green--Hidenore Kusaka
Rain Reign--Ann M. Martin
The Blood of Olympus--Rick Riordan
New Year's Eve Thieves--Ron Roy
Tales From a Not-So Happily Ever After--Rachel Renee Russell

PICTURE BOOKS

Bear Sees Colors--Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman
Rhoda's Rock Hunt--Molly Beth Griffin
Simon and the Bear--Eric Kimmel
Brush Your Teeth Please--Leslie McGuire
Enzo Races in the Rain--Garth Stein
Once Upon a Mastodon--Bonnie Worth

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Upcoming Events at the Aurora Public Library





AURORA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

FALL BOOK & BAKE SALE

  Thursday, October 16:  1:00-7:30 pm

Friday, October 17:  10:00 am—5:00 pm

Monday, October 20:  10:00 am—7:30 pm

 

 Hundreds of books (children, teen, adult), magazines, audiobooks, movies, and music, all priced by donation, as well as a delicious assortment of baked goods.

 **SPECIAL SALE:  Buy a Friends of the Library book bag for $15 and fill it with sale items for free!

 

Aprons Through

the Ages

with Mary Mulari

 Wed., Nov. 5, 2:00 pm

 Enjoy a trunk show of aprons from the past and present with Mary Mulari, northern Minnesota author, teacher, and designer.  See how aprons have changed through the decades and how current interest in these practical clothing coverups contributes to their popularity.  Attendees are encouraged to bring or wear their own special aprons and share their stories.


ON & OFF THE ICE WITH HENRY BOUCHA 

Friday, November 14, 10:30 am 

Henry Boucha is a former NHL Player, U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member, and an Ojibwa Native American. Learn about those challenges, how his Ojibwa roots guided him through that experience and continues to influence his life today.

 

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
Maro Hansen
Pat McGauley
Mark Munger 
Sheryl Peterson
Consie Powell
Margi Preus

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



 

 

 

 

 

 





 


 


 





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.