Friday, August 29, 2014

Holiday hours

The Aurora Public Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 1, for Labor Day.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Now available at the Aurora Public Library....

  • 5 tickets to a concert by classical pianist Peter Arnstein/Sat., Sept. 20, 7:00 pm at the William Kelly High School, Silver Bay

Dr. Arnstein is well known in the Twin Cities area as a pianist and composer. A winner of international competitions in both composition and piano, he has toured the Midwest as pianist and composer-in-residence for the Sylmar Chamber Ensemble, was a frequent pianist with the Macalester Trio, and is currently an active composer and arranger.

He has performed numerous times at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, as both piano soloist and harpsichord soloist, as accompanist for violinist Michael Antonello, and as part of the piano trio, Trio di Vita,which premiered his Trio Jazzico Nostalgico and Scottish Fantasy.

Please join the Arrowhead Library System and the Northern Lake County Arts Board in Silver Bay to hear Dr. Arnstein perform his original compositions as well as a variety of English and French music on the William Kelly High School Steinway piano.
Event tickets and museum passes are funded with money from the Legacy Fund: a part of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment approved by the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Paws to Read" Children's Summer Reading Program 2014

June 2-July 18, 2014
The summer reading program has reached its conclusion for this year.  Altogether, children reported reading (or having read to them, in the case of pre-readers) 532 picture books, and children and teens read a total of an additional 14,426 pages of chapter books.


Top readers this summer by age group were:

Pre/K:  Summer C., Tommy M., Natalie V.
1st-2nd grade:  Maija H., Jacey R.,Sophia R.
3rd-6th grade:  Drew B., Hunter J.,Clarissa J., Gunther S.
Teen:  Matthew E., Katrina F., Kyler F.,Monique A., Ethan A.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Upcoming Events at the Aurora Public Library

THE LAATIKO PROJECT: The Immigration Experience

Friday, September 19, 1:00 pm

at the Aurora Public Library

 Laatikko/Box is a project about immigration. Our ancestors left a security in culture and language - a place where they knew themselves. People leave spaces all the time: relational spaces, home spaces, habitual spaces. Why do we leave? How long does change take? Is home a physical place? Laatikko/Box provides a space to contemplate these questions from both immigrant and personal perspectives, considering universal human experiences of unknowing, change, discomfort, difference.   Using violin and voice, Sara weaves Finnish folk song with both archival audio recordings and conversations with her own Finnish-American family members. During the presentation, participants can view pictures, letters, and other material from Finnish-Americans.  

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


 FUN!!damentals of Photography!  

Saturday, Oct. 4, 10:30 am

at the Hoyt Lakes Public Library

in partnership with the Aurora Public Library & Gilbert Public Library

Brian Rauvola will present a three hour hands on beginning photography session about using your digital camera and editing your photos. Bring your camera (compact or dSLR), camera manual, a tripod (if you have one) and other accessories to learn how to use your camera’s features to improve the pictures you take.   Make sure your batteries are charged and you have plenty of memory because the group is going to explore the library inside and outside (weather permitting) to practice taking photos while also learning to use light effectively and other artistic elements, such as composition, leading lines, rule of 3rds, etc. to improve your images. 

 Pre-registration is required.  Call or email the Hoyt Lakes Public Library (225-2412 or ssowers to register. 

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.