APLD Program Guide October - November 2023

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Eola Road Branch 555S.EolaRoad Aurora,IL60504 West Branch 233S.ConstitutionDrive Aurora,IL60506 Santori Library & Bookmobile 101S.RiverStreet Aurora,IL60506 October & November 2023 octubre & noviembre 2023 aurorapubliclibrary.org

Hours | Horario

Monday-Thursday:9a.m.-9p.m.

Lunes - Jueves

Friday-Saturday:9a.m.-5p.m.

Viernes - Sábado

Sunday:1-5p.m.

Domingo

11/22: Close at 5 p.m. Cerrado a las 5 p.m. 11/23: Thanksgiving Day día de Gracias

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2 - Featured Events & Library Info

Eventos destacados e información de la biblioteca

3 - Storytimes

Hora de Cuentos

3 - Programas en español

6 - Programs for children

Programas para niños/niñas

11 - Programs for teens

Programas para adolescentes

14 - Programs for Adults

Programas para adultos

Story Contest

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Segundo Concurso Anual de Cuentos de Autores Jóvenes

1 - 30 de noviembre

Se invita a los aspirantes escritores jóvenes (2º a 5º grado) a enviar un cuento para ser juzgado por su creatividad, estilo y voz. Cada historia debe incluir el tema: Un misterio resuelto Para obtener más información, visite aurorapubliclibrary org/Featured

Diwali Celebration:

The Festival of Lights

Saturday, November 4 | 1 – 4 p.m. Eola Road Branch

Join us for an afternoon filled with stories, crafts, treats, and live henna body art! We will also be featuring performances by a local, traditional Indian dance school and music by Aurora students

Individuals who require accommodations in order to participate in the library's programs are requested to contact the specific location at least 10 days in advance. Please note: The Aurora Public Library District staff and volunteers sometimes take photos and videos of customers at library locations and during programs or events. The photos and/or videos are used for promotion and publicity of APLD and its services in printed and online library publications.

Se solicita a las personas que requieran adaptaciones para participar en los programas de la biblioteca que se comuniquen con la sucursal específica con al menos 10 días de anticipación. Tenga en cuenta: el personal y los voluntarios del Distrito de Bibliotecas Públicas de Aurora a veces toman fotos y videos de los clientes en las bibliotecas y durante los programas o eventos. Las fotos y/o videos se utilizan para la promoción y publicidad de APLD y sus servicios en publicaciones bibliotecarias impresas y en línea.

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STORYTIMES

HORA DE CUENTOS

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Songs & Stories (All Ages) 10 a m

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Cuentos y cantos bilingües | Bilingual Stories and Songs (All Ages | Todas las edades) 6:30 p m

October 14 – November 17

14 de octubre - 17 de noviembre

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Bedtime Stories (All Ages) 7 p m

Tuesday martes Tots & Tunes (Ages 2 - 3) 10 a m

Wednesday miércoles

Busy Babies (Ages 0 - 24 months) 10 a.m.

Sleepyhead Storytime (All Ages) 6:30 p.m.

Thursday jueves Family Circle Time (All Ages) 10 a.m.

Friday viernes

Storytime & Craft (All Ages) 10 a m

PROGRAMAS EN ESPAÑOL

PROGRAMAS PARA NIÑOS/NIÑAS

Cuentos y cantos bilingües

Little Learners (Ages 3 - 5) 10 a m

Cuentitos, rimas y más (Todas las edades) 10 a m

Family Storytime (All Ages) 10 a m

Bilingual Storytime | Cuento bilingüe (All Ages | Todas las edades) 10 a m

Music & Movement (All Ages) 10 a.m.

Busy Babies (Ages 0 - 24 months) 10 a m

lunes, 2 de octubre - 13 de noviembre | 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - 139

Disfrutemos leer y cantar en dos idiomas.

Cuentitos, rimas y más

lunes, 2 de octubre - 13 de noviembre | 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Sucursal West - Sala de Reuniones

Disfrutaremos de cuentos, rimas y musica infantil en español.

Cuentos bilingües

miércoles, 4 de octubre - 15 de noviembre | 10 - 10:20 a.m.

Sucursal West - Sala de Reuniones

¡En este programa disfrutaras de cuentos infantiles bilingues, rimas y musica!

Concurso de deletreo en español para niños* domingo, 15 de octubre | 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - 125

¡Participa y muestra tu orgullo Hispano deletreando en español! Premios para los primeros 3 lugares Para niños de 6 a 11 años de edad.

Tarde de Manualidad & Cine: Coco jueves, 26 de octubre | 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - 125/126

Ven a la biblioteca por la tarde para ver la película de Pixar Coco.

Cautívate por la lectura Cautívate por la lectura

1 - 31 de octubre

Recoje un registro en cualquier sucursal de APLD. Sigue el rastro y colorea cada una de las 5 imágenes de otoño por cada 15 minutos que leas (o que te lean) ¡Regresa tu registro completo para recibir un premio!

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Voces de la comunidad: en conversacion*

viernes, 6 de octubre | 5 - 6 p.m.

Nide Jardin, 140 S. River St., Unit 106

Los miembros de la comunidad hispana compartirán información sobre su herencia y experiencias vividas

Primer viernes: celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana viernes, 6 de octubre | 6 - 8 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - Atrio

¡Estamos celebrando con música en vivo, la exhibición Voces de la Comunidad, concurso de disfraces y más!

Grupo de conversación en inglés*

sábado, 7 de octubre - 25 de noviembre | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - 332 & Virtual por Zoom

Únase nase a otros aprendices de inglés de todos los niveles en Zoom

Inmigración 101: Visas, ciudadanía y beneficios martes, 10 de octubre | 6 - 8 p.m.

Sucursal Eola Road - Sala de Reuniones Grande & Virtual por Zoom

Una representante de USCIS presentará sobre los tipos de beneficios de inmigración

Computación básica*

miércoles, 11 de octubre y 8 de noviembre | 6 - 7 p m

Biblioteca Santori - 218

Aquí aprenderá las habilidades básicas para usar el ratón y el teclado También aprenderá lo básico del programa

Microsoft Word

Clínica de vacunas contra la influenza

jueves, 12 de octubre | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sucursal Eola Road - Sala de Reuniones jueves, 19 de octubre | 4 - 7 p.m.

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¡Obtenga su vacuna contra la influenza sin costo en la biblioteca! Edades 18+

Jardín de lectura*

Estamos proporcionando un servicio sin cita previa para ayudar con preguntas legales 15 minutos por persona

jueves, 12 de octubre y 9 de noviembre | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Nide Jardin - 140 S River St., Unit 106

Jardín de lectura presenta libros de ficción con enfoque de autores hispanoparlantes

Reuniones el segundo jueves del mes.

octubre: La Hacienda por Isabel Cañas

noviembre: Más allá por Julia Alvarez

Concurso de deletreo en español para adolescentes y adultos*

domingo, 15 de octubre | 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - 125

¡Participa y muestra tu orgullo Hispano deletreando en español! Premios para los primeros 3 lugares

Crea una calabaza decorativa con un libro* lunes, 16 de octubre | 6 - 7 p.m.

Sucursal West - Sala de Reuniones

Acompáñanos a construir una calabaza decorativa hecha con páginas de un libro. Una artesanía fácil y divertida para decorar tu hogar este Octubre

Historias paranormales de mi pueblo: cuentos del más allá martes, 17 de octubre | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - 224

¿Tienes ese tío que jura que escuchó a la Llorona, esa tía que vio a un duende cuando era niña o tal vez simplemente no te cansas de sus historias? Compartamos historias paranormales en español

Corona de cempasúchil para el Día de Los Muertos* martes, 24 de octubre | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - 224

Hagamos una hermosa corona de flor cempasúchil para nuestro altar o entrada para el Día de los Muertos.

October & November | octubre y noviembre 2023 PRO 4 PROG

PROGRAMAS EN ESPAÑOL

PROGRAMAS PARA ADULTOS

Computación intermedia*

miércoles, 25 de octubre y 15 de noviembre | 6 - 7 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - 218

Aprenderá cómo encontrar sitios de Internet e información con buscadores como Google, y practicaremos con otros programas de computación para mejorar tus habilidades

Churros & calaveras*

sábado, 28 de octubre | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - 125/126

Se acerca el Día de Muertos, celebremos decorando nuestras propias calaveritas de azúcar.

Exhibición y concurso de ofrendas*

lunes, 30 de octubre - sabado, 4 de noviembre | todo el dia

Biblioteca Santori - Atrio

Las ofrendas creadas por nuestra comunidad se exhiben en nuestro Atrio!

Primer viernes: Celebrando Día de los Muertos viernes, 3 de noviembre | 6 - 8 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - Atrio

Disfrute de danza, arte, Pan de Muerto, la competencia de ofrendas y un desfile de moda con globos

Mayores de edad, jovenes de espiritu: Karaoke martes, 7 de noviembre | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

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¡Invitamos a personas mayores de 64 a nuestra primera reunión mensual: Un espacio para socializar, divertirse con actividades y juegos, informarse sobre recursos comunitarios y más!

Consultas legales de inmigración*

martes, 14 de noviembre | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Sucursal Eola Road - 128 & Sala de Reuniones Pequeña

¿Tiene preguntas legales sobre la ciudadanía o inmigración?

Regístrese para una cita gratis de media hora

Inglés para principiantes* lunes y miércoles, 2 de octubre - 27 de noviembre

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Biblioteca Santori - 332 martes y jueves, 3 de octubre - 30 de noviembre

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Biblioteca Santori - 224

¿Estás empezando a aprender inglés ? Regístrate para una clase gratis de 12 semanas para principiantes Aprende inglés con World Relief en clases semanales interactivas diseñadas especialmente para principiantes. Practicarás la lectura y escritura, mejorarás tu conversación y mucho más. Ofrecemos dos niveles para principiantes

Las clases se reunirán dos veces por semana durante 12 semanas. El nivel 1 se reúne los martes y jueves. El nivel 2 se reúne los lunes y miércoles

Como empezar tu propio negocio* miércoles, 15 de noviembre | 6 - 7 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - 332

¿Eres un nuevo emprendedor o buscas iniciar un negocio? Únase a Minerva Calatayud del Centro de Desarrollo Empresarial de Mujeres (WBDC) y aprende todo lo que necesitarás saber para empezar!

Centro de mesa de otoño* martes, 21 de noviembre | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Biblioteca Santori - 125

Diseñemos un impresionante centro de mesa para el Día de Acción de Gracias que será el complemento perfecto para tu mesa Utilizaremos elementos como hojas secas, calabazas, florero, ramas y flores

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PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN PROGRAMAS PARA NIÑOS/NIÑAS

MORE STORYTIMES! ¡MÁS HORAS DE CUENTOS!

Bilingual Storytime - Hindi

Thursdays, October 5 & November 9 | 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Join us to enjoy stories told in English and Hindi! Children of all ages and their caregiver(s)

Fire Department Storytime**

Sunday, October 8 | 2 - 3 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

It's Fire Safety Week! Join us for a special storytime with the Aurora Fire Department and a real fire truck! Children of all ages and their caregiver(s).

Indigenous Peoples' Day Storytime & Craft**

Monday, October 9 | 2 - 3 p m

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Monday, October 9 | 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

Honor Indigenous Peoples™ Day with a storytime of stories, songs, and facts celebrating Indigenous cultures. We will also create a kids' version of an Indigenous craft Children of all ages and their caregiver(s)

Constellations Storytime & Craft

Wednesday, October 18 | 4 - 4:45 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - 129

Learn about stars and constellations featured in our night sky & create a craft Ages 4 - 6

Bilingual Greek Storytime*

Friday, October 20 | 11 - 11:30 a.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Enjoy a bilingual storytime in both English and Greek Rhymes, music, and more will be featured Opa!

Alien Invasion Storytime & Craft

Wednesday, October 25 | 4 - 4:45 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Do you believe in aliens and UFOs? We'll read stories and make a craft using potatoes and paint to create your alien Ages 4 - 6

YOUNG CHILDREN AGES 0 - 5 NIÑOS PEQUEÑOS DE 0 A 5 AÑOS

Ready for Kindergarten Playgroup

Tuesdays, October 3 - November 14 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Get kindergarten ready with this interactive playtime, brought to you in collaboration with SPARK Aurora Ages 2 - 5

Meet Mirabel Madrigal**

Saturday, October 7 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Saturday, October 14 | 1 - 2 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Come meet Mirabel Madrigal from the movie Encanto! Mirabel will lead us in a storytime and dance party Children of all ages and their caregiver(s)

Pretend & Play*

Wednesdays, October 11 & November 29 | 10 - 10:45 a.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

Books, crafts, and activities included.

October: explore, play, and work in a pretend pumpkin patch!

November: explore, play, and work in a pretend space station! Registration will open two weeks before the event Ages 2 - 5

Math Matters

Wednesday, October 11 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

This program provides simple math techniques for children October's topic is tallying Ages 3 - 6

Little Builders**

Saturday, October 14 & November 11 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Thursday, November 2 | 2 - 3 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Build cool creations using LEGOs & DUPLOs. Ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver

Paper Plate Monster Craft**

Monday, October 16 | 12 - 12:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Celebrate spooky season with a paper plate monster craft! Ages 3 - 5 with a caregiver.

Fall into Reading

October 1 - 31

Pick up a log at any APLD location. Follow the trail and color each of the 5 fall images for every 15 minutes that you read (or are read to). Bring your completed log back for a prize!

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PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN PROGRAMAS PARA NIÑOS/NIÑAS

YOUNG CHILDREN AGES 0 - 5 NIÑOS PEQUEÑOS DE 0 A 5 AÑOS

Noon Lions Club Free Vision Screening

Saturday, October 21 & November 18 | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Aurora Noon Lions Club provides free vision screening for children Primarily aimed at 6 months to 6 years old although useful up to age 16

Messy Mornings - Baby Sensory Play**

Saturday, October 21 & November 18 | 10 - 10:45 a m

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Let your baby explore using their developing senses with our messy sensory stations Ages 0 - 24 months

Halloween Storytime & Costume Parade!

Tuesday, October 24 | 10 - 10:30 a.m.

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Tuesday, October 31 | 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Eola Road Branch -

Large Meeting Room

Ready for a “not-too-scary" Halloween storytime? Storytime will be followed by a costume parade through the library.

Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes

ELEMENTARY AGES 6 - 11 NIÑOS EN PRIMARIA EDADES 6 - 11

OneInMath*

Sundays, October 1 - November 12

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Eola Road BranchLarge Meeting Room 3 - 4 p.m. | Santori Library - 125/126

Empower your children by fostering their love of math! Join OneInMath, a free in-person math tutoring program for students in grades K - 3, run by volunteers

Merry Tutors

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Tuesdays, October 3, 17 & November 7, 28

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Thursdays, October 5 & 19 - November 2 & 16

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3: 45 - 5:30 p.m.

Thursdays, October 12 & 26 - November 9 & 30

West Branch - Living Room

Looking for free homework help for your student? Drop in for tutoring sessions with volunteers from The Merry Tutor! Grades K - 12.

Just for Fun! Play-Doh**

Wednesday, November 1 | 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Let's have fun together in this play-based program where we will explore and create with Play-Doh. All materials will be provided. Ages 3 - 5.

Toddler Art**

Tuesday, November 7 | 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Toddlers, bring your caregivers and explore paint! A variety of mediums will be provided to create your own unique artwork. Ages 18 months - 3 years.

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All November | All Locations

Go for a dino-themed scavenger hunt, create a dinosaur craft, or color a dinosaur coloring page at any of our locations!

Dinosaur Paper Roll Craft**

Thursday, November 9 | 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Design and create your own dinosaur with a toilet paper roll! Ages 3 - 8 with a caregiver

T-Rex Tea Party

Monday, November 20 | 6 - 6:30 p.m.

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Stomp on down to the library for the fiercest tea party ever! We'll have dinosaur stories, songs and surprises Wear your fanciest or most ferocious attire Ages 3 - 9

Paper Pterodactyl Puppet**

Wednesday, November 15 | 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Make your own pterodactyl puppet to help celebrate Dinovember! Ages 7 - 12

We Dig Dinosaurs!*

Saturday, November 18 | 2 - 3 p.m.

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Join us for a fun, interactive presentation and dino-riffic activities including a fossil dig, dino-bowling, bone craft, and more

Period Party

Wednesday, October 4 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Learn about menstruation in a safe environment with Certified Nurse-Midwife Rebekah Ellinger, explore informative stations, and make a craft! Ages 8 - 18, all genders welcome

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PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN PROGRAMAS PARA NIÑOS/NIÑAS

ELEMENTARY AGES 6 - 11 NIÑOS EN PRIMARIA EDADES 6 - 11

Fun for All: Board Games

Thursday, October 5 | 5 - 7 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Join us for our board game club! Come play the games we already have available or bring your favorite board game and teach others how to play! All ages

The Art Box

Saturdays, October 7 & November 11 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

Create some interesting art projects and show off your creativity. Caregiver(s) welcome.

Meet Mirabel Madrigal**

Saturday, October 7 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Saturday, October 14 | 1 - 2 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Come meet Mirabel Madrigal from the movie Encanto! Mirabel will lead us in a storytime and dance party Children of all ages and their caregiver(s).

Wonder Clubs*

Monday, October 9 | 10 - 11 a.m. & 1 - 2 p.m.

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In partnership with DuPage Children's Museum and SciTech, Wonder Clubs empower children to explore their curiosity and foster a sense of wonder Ages 5 - 11

Design Your Own Board Game

Monday, October 9 | 11 - 11:45 a.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

Using a template, design your own board game to take home

2nd Annual Young Authors Short Story Contest

Segundo Concurso Anual de Cuentos de Autores Jóvenes

November 1 - 30 1 - 30 de noviembre

Aspiring young writers (grades 2-5) are invited to submit a short story to be judged on creativity, style, and voice. Each story must include the theme; A Mystery Solved. For more information visit aurorapubliclibrary org/Featured

Se invita a los aspirantes escritores jóvenes (2º a 5º gra a enviar un cuento para ser juzgado por su creatividad, es y voz Cada historia debe incl tema; Un misterio resuelto.Pa obtener más información, visit aurorapubliclibrary org/Featur

Homeschool Huddle*

Tuesdays, October 10 & November 7 | 2 - 3 p.m.

Santori Library - 125/126 & Hurrell Storytime Room

Oct 10: Felt a Pumpkin - Learn the art of wool felting with a real artist! Create your own beautiful wool felted pumpkin to take home. All materials provided.

Nov 7: Take & Bake - Learn the history of bread and make mini loaves of pumpkin bread to take home for baking.

Grade levels 1 - 5.

Trading Card Club

Tuesday, October 10 & November 14 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

It's time to duel! No matter what sort of cards you collect, you're welcome to come to this club to trade and play with others! Ages 6+.

Crochet for Kids*

Thursdays, October 11 & November 29 | 4 - 5 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Learn and practice the basic techniques of crocheting Materials will be provided.

Coding Club**

Wednesday, October 11 & November 8 | 4 - 5 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Want to learn about coding? Join us for fun activities that teach beginner coding skills! Grades 3 - 5

Worry Dolls**

Thursday, October 12 | 3 - 4 p m

West Branch - Meeting Room

Learn all about worry dolls and then make your very own doll to take home

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ELEMENTARY AGES 6 - 11 NIÑOS EN PRIMARIA EDADES 6 - 11

PROGRAMAS PARA NIÑOS/NIÑAS

Chess Club

Thursdays, October 12 & November 9 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Mondays, October 16 & November 20 | 6:30 - 8:30 p m

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Drop in, learn, play, and have fun developing strategies! Chess Club welcomes newbies, novices and chess masters of all ages! Walk-ins are welcome

Santori Sprouts

Saturday, October 14 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Help our garden grow! Learn basic gardening skills through hands-on activities.

LEGO® Club**

Saturdays, October 14 & November 11 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 2 | 4 - 5 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Thursdays, October 7 & November 18 | 1 - 2 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Saturday, November 4 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

Come in to build cool LEGO creations. LEGOs will be provided by the library

Self Defense for Youth*

Saturday, October 14 | 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 125/126

Are your children aware of the basics of self safety? Topics include stranger danger, situational awareness, consent, grooming, basic striking and more! Ages 7 - 11

Wednesday Addams Art**

Tuesday, October 17 | 6 - 6:45 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

If you love Wednesday as much as we do, create some fun art using a variety of materials! Grades 3 - 5

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Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Create your own bat popsicle stick craft! Ages 7 - 12.

Afternoon Craft & Movie: Coco

Thursday, October 26 | 5 - 7:30 p.m.

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Watch Pixar's Coco, make your own painting, and enjoy snacks! Costumes are encouraged.

Downtown Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 28 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Santori Library - Lake St. Entrance

The Santori Library is a stop on the Aurora Downtown Trick or Treat map Come by, grab some candy or a small toy, and show off your costume!

Pumpkin-palooza!*

Thursday, November 2 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Halloween may be over, but we can still have fun with pumpkins! We'll conduct a volcano experiment before cleaning those pumpkins up to paint.

Iron Snackers

Tuesday, October 17 7 - 7:30 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room Master the art of snackin'! We will make a fun, cool snack each month.

Reading with Rover

Wednesdays, October 18 & November 15 | 4 - 5 p.m. West Branch - Meeting Room

Saturdays, October 21 & November 18 | 2 - 3 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Have fun reading to our dog friends! Dogs and handlers are from the Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club Children of all ages and their caregiver(s).

Monarchs On the Move*

Thursday, October 19 | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

With the help of the University of IL Extension, learn about the Monarch Butterfly, the challenges that it faces to survive, and the unique life cycle of butterflies Ages 8 - 12

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PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN PROGRAMAS PARA NIÑOS/NIÑAS

ELEMENTARY AGES 6 - 11 NIÑOS EN PRIMARIA EDADES 6 - 11

STEM Building 101

Friday, October 20 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

What type of builder are you? Use our building kits to test your engineering skills.

Light-Up Cards**

Saturday, October 21 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

Learn circuit basics and put together a postcard that lights up, using simple electronics supplies Then decorate the card and keep it or give it away!

Early Readers Book Club

Monday, October 23 | 4 - 4:45 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

A book club just for grades K-2! Read about your favorite characters! Engage in exciting activities! This program does not teach children how to read.

Bored? Play Board Games!

Sundays, October 22 & November 19 | 3 - 4 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Try one of our many board games, or bring your own and teach others how to play! All ages and drop-ins are welcome

Pokemon Trainers' Club

Tuesday, October 24 & November 28 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Bring your own Pokemon cards, battle at our Pokemon Go gym, or bring your Nintendo DS to play with other trainers! Ages 7+

Award-Winning Homeschool Book Club*

Friday, October 27 | 2 - 3 p.m.

Thursday, November 30 | 2 - 3 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

Discover the enduring classics, discuss with other readers, and engage in fun comprehension activities. Pick up your own copy of the book at the Santori Children's Desk Grades 4 - 5

3D Printing: Design a Box*

Monday, November 6 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 218

Learn the basics of kid-friendly 3D design program Tinkercad and create and decorate a small box with a lid for storing your smallest stuff Designs will be printed after class Grades 3 - 5

Mini-Golf in the Library

Friday, November 10 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Santori Library - Kiwanis Children's Center

Looking for a fun group activity? Stop for a round of mini-golf. Children of all ages and their caregiver(s).

STEM Building 102

Friday, November 17 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

Put your engineering skills to work. Use toothpicks, clay, straws, etc to create the tallest, longest or strongest structure

CELEBRATING DIWALI CELEBRANDO DIWALI

The Art of Henna

Wednesday, November 1 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

Learn about and experience the art of henna! Henna artist Vanaja will apply a henna design on your hand Ages 6 - 11 with a caregiver, and drop-ins are welcome.

Diwali Celebration: The Festival of Lights

Saturday, November 4 | 1 - 4 p.m.

Eola Road Branch

Join us for an afternoon filled with stories, crafts, treats, and live henna body art! We will also be featuring performances by a local, traditional Ind dance school and music by Aurora students

Diwali Display Competition*

Saturday, November 4 | 1 - 4 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Lobby

Flower petals, diyas (clay oil lamps), and more!

Celebrate Diwali by creating a Diwali display to share with our community and compete for prizes

Bring your own décor, have fun, and get creative!

Rangoli Competition*

Monday, November 6 | 5 - 8 p.m

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Celebrate Diwali with a friendly rangoli competition! Beautiful patterns are decorated with colored powders, rice, flowers, beans, & more. Register to compete, or drop in and vote for your favorites!

Rangoli Competition: Viewing & Voting

Thursday, November 9 - Sunday, November 12

Santori Library - Atrium

Drop in and vote for your favorites! These beautiful patterns are decorated with colored powders, rice, flowers, beans, & more Competition takes place on Wednesday, November 8. To take part of the competition, please visit aurorapubliclibrary org/events

Diwali Dance Talent Show*

Thursday, November 9 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Children and teen dancers are invited to celebrate Diwali by showing off their dancing skills, and all are invited to cheer them on! Individual and group dances are welcome

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PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN PROGRAMAS PARA NIÑOS/NIÑAS

ELEMENTARY AGES 6 - 11 NIÑOS EN PRIMARIA EDADES 6 - 11

Bright Directions

Tuesday, November 21 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

This program is a great opportunity for children to learn about mindfulness techniques through stories and crafts

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Mondays, October 2 & November 6 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Santori Library - 224

West Branch - Meeting Room

Virtual via Zoom

GRADES 6-12

Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens that helps with special projects and planning programs We meet in person at every location and on Zoom P S There will be pizza!

Merry Tutors

Tuesdays, October 3, 17 & November 7, 28 | 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Thursdays, October 5 & 19 - November 2 & 16 | 3:30 - 5 p m

Santori Library - 224

Thursdays, October 12 & 26 - November 9 & 30 | 3: 45 - 5:30 p.m.

West Branch - Living Room

Looking for free homework help for your student? Drop in for tutoring sessions with volunteers from The Merry Tutor!

Grades K - 12

Teen Hangout

Tuesdays, October 3 - November 28 | 4 - 5 p.m.

West Branch - Living Room

Come hang out in our Teen Area and play games, craft, and more Snacks will be provided, and walk-ins are welcome Grades 6 - 12

DIY Sundials*

Tuesday, October 3 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

Ever find yourself wondering what time it is? The sun can tell you that! In honor of the upcoming solar eclipse, we will be making sundials that really work!

Craft Your Own Adventure

Wednesday, November 22 | 1 - 2 p.m.

Santori Library - Hurrell Storytime Room

Stop by and choose your own craft adventure! Get creative with glue, paper, chenille stems, magnets, and more!

Friday Afternoon Movie

Friday, November 24 | 2 - 3:45 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Drop in for a family movie Bring your own packaged snack or covered drink Movie: Elemental (Rated PG)

Rockets to the Rescue*

Thursday, November 30 | 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Learn how to build a paper rocket and launch it with a stomper through this fun, interactive workshop with the University of Illinois Extension! Ages 8 - 12

ADOLESCENTES

Period Party

Wednesday, October 4 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

GRADOS 6-12

Learn about menstruation in a safe environment with Certified Nurse-Midwife Rebekah Ellinger, explore informative stations, and make a craft! Ages 8 - 18, all genders welcome.

Fun for All: Board Games

Thursday, October 5 | 5 - 7 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Come play the games we already have available or bring your favorite board game and teach others how to play! All ages and drop-ins are welcome

Service Saturday For Teens: Gravestone Transcription

Saturday, October 7 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

Saturday, October 14 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Saturday, October 28 I 1 - 3 p.m.

West Branch - Living Room

Help people locate their ancestors by transcribing pictures of graves. Laptops, snacks, and volunteer credit will be provided.

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Test Your Metal: Metal Stamped Keychains

Monday, October 23 | 4 - 6 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Grab a mallet and get ready to stamp some metal! All materials will be provided, and no prior experience is needed Safety will be enforced when using the mallet.

The College Application Process

Tuesday, October 24 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Through this presentation, juniors and seniors will learn the ins & outs of the college application process with ISAC staff Caregivers & students may attend together

Intro to Python*

Drop-In VR

Monday, October 9 & November 13 | 6 - 7 p m

Santori Library - 224

Wednesdays, October 25 & November 29 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Monday, November 27 | 5 - 6:30 p m

West Branch - Meeting Room

Come play a variety of virtual reality (VR) games and apps, including Fruit Ninja, Somewhere, Beat Saber, Gorilla Tag, and more! Snacks will be provided, and no experience is needed

Star Map Projector

Wednesday, October 11 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Let your favorite constellations shine with a unique, DIY star map projector! All materials will be provided while supplies last

Chess Club

Thursdays, October 12 & November 9 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Mondays, October 16 & November 20 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Drop in, learn, play, and have fun developing strategies!

Chess Club welcomes newbies, novices and chess masters of all ages! Walk-ins are welcome

APLD at Alive Aurora

Friday, October 13 | 4 - 5 p.m.

Friday, November 10 | 4 - 6 p.m.

Alive Center Aurora - 78 S LaSalle St

In October, we'll be making spooky jars with custom stickers and cut-outs, and in November, we’ll make custom temporary tattoos! This program will take place during the Alive Center's free afterschool drop-in hours

APLD Plays Twitch

Mondays, October 16 & November 20 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Virtual via Twitch

Tune in and watch us play video games on our Twitch channel! In October, we'll be playing Escape the Backrooms (ages 12+), and in November, we’ll play Overcooked (E for Everyone)

Bored? Play Board Games!

Sundays, October 22 & November 19 | 3 - 4 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Try one of our many board games, or bring your own and teach others how to play! All ages and drop-ins are welcome.

Button Making

Saturday, October 28 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

Learn how to code with 4-H Teen Science Ambassadors! This hands-on coding class is designed for middle schoolers, and computers and lunch will be provided Grades 6 - 8

Thursday, November 2 | 5 - 6 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Turn your printed or hand-drawn designs into wearable buttons! These 1.25" or 3" buttons can then be pinned onto your t-shirt, backpack, jacket, and more All materials provided

Service Saturday for Teens

Saturday, November 4 | 1 - 3 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Saturday, November 11 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Saturday, November 25 | 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

Spread joy this holiday season by making unique cards for residents of local nursing homes! These cards will be delivered to seniors by the Bookmobile Volunteer credit available

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS PROGRAMAS DE HALLOWEEN

Haunted House Escape Room*

Saturdays, October 7 - October 28

2 - 2:45 p.m., 3 - 3:45 p.m. & 4 - 4:45 p.m.

Santori Library - 222

Our escape room is full of ghosts, ghouls, puzzles, and more Can you and your friends uncover its secrets before time runs out?! This escape room was designed and run by our Teen Advisory Board, and no experience is needed

Zombie Dolls

Tuesday, October 17 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

Use a Sharpie! Scissors! Turn dolls into zombies and/or horrifying works of art for some hauntingly fun decorating. All materials will be provided while supplies last Grades 6 - 12

Mini Pumpkin Painting

Wednesday, October 18 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Let's paint some mini pumpkins to celebrate and decorate for fall! All materials will be provided while supplies last, and drop-ins are welcome

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PROGRAMS FOR TEENS ADOLESCENTES

A Wealth of Opportunities: Local Scholarships

Tuesday, November 7 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

Did you know that there are local scholarships available to students specifically from the Fox Valley? Join us to learn more about local scholarships for colleges and trade schools and how to apply!

The Science of Jurassic Park*

Monday, November 13 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Dinosaur enthusiast Donald Baumgartner will explore the science behind the popular film series! What was true? What was wrong? Would it really happen that way? Recommended for ages 10+

Paper Lanterns

Tuesday, November 14 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

Light up your life with unique paper lanterns! Pre-cut designs will be available, or you can make your own No experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided

Folded Paper Bracelets

Wednesday, November 15 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Learn how to make folded paper bracelets in any size or color! (These are great gifts for friends or family ) No special skills are necessary, and all materials will be provided

Teen Anime Club

Thursday, November 16 | 5 - 7 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Come hang out, talk about your favorites, watch anime, read manga, craft, and draw your favorite characters Cosplay and walk-ins are welcome!

Teen Movie Night - The Pursuit of Happyness

Tuesday, November 21 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

In recognition of Homeless Awareness Week, we will be watching The Pursuit of Happyness (PG-13) starring Will Smith Snacks and popcorn will be provided.

Everybody 1-2 Switch!

Monday, November 13 | 4 - 6 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Come play Everybody 1-2 Switch!, a new party game from Nintendo with co-operative and competitive mini games All technology will be provided, and we are just playing for fun.

Create a Custom Sticker with Cricut*

Monday, November 27 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Learn how to use our Cricut machine to design your own custom sticker! Bring your own creativity, and we'll provide the tools and materials

CELEBRATING DIWALI CELEBRANDO DIWALI

Diwali Celebration: The Festival of Lights

Saturday, November 4 | 1 - 4 p.m.

Eola Road Branch

Join us for an afternoon filled with stories, crafts, treats, and live henna body art! We will also be featuring performances by a local, traditional Indian dance school and music by Aurora students

Diwali Display Competition*

Saturday, November 4 | 1 - 4 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Lobby

Flower petals, diyas (clay oil lamps), and more! Celebrate Diwali by creating a Diwali display to share with our community and compete for prizes Bring your own décor, have fun, and get creative!

Rangoli Competition*

Monday, November 6 | 5 - 8 p.m

Eola Road Branch – Children's Program Room

Celebrate Diwali with a friendly rangoli competition! Beautiful patterns are decorated with colored powders, rice, flowers, beans, & more. Register to compete, or drop in and vote for your favorites!

Rangoli Competition: Viewing & Voting

Thursday, November 9 - Sunday, November 12

Santori Library – Atrium

Drop in and vote for your favorites! These beautiful patterns are decorated with colored powders, rice, flowers, beans, & more. Competition takes place on Wednesday, November 8. To take part of the competition, please visit aurorapubliclibrary org/events

Diwali Dance Talent Show*

Thursday, November 9 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Children and teen dancers are invited to celebrate Diwali by showing off their dancing skills, and all are invited to cheer them on! Individual and group dances are welcome

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens*

Tuesday, November 28 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

Calling all adventurers: Can you help an ancient wizard uncover a precious secret-the world's best apple pie! No experience is needed for this D&D one-shot. All materials and pizza will be provided

GRADES 6-12
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PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS ADULTOS

ELA Classes (Fall Session)*

Mondays & Wednesdays

October 2 - November 30 | 9 - 11:50 a.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large & Small Meeting Rooms

Improve your skills in speaking and reading English through the College of DuPage's free 16-week long English Language Acquisition (ELA) program

Medicare 101*

Monday, October 2 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room & Virtual via Zoom

Medicare is complicated and may be confusing How and when do you sign up for it? What does it cost? What does it cover? Come get the answers and uncomplicate Medicare!

Games for Grownups

Tuesdays, October 3 - November 28 | 1 - 3 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Seniors, join us to play board games, do adult coloring, and meet other seniors! Light refreshments will be provided. The first week of the month, staff will teach the group a new board game.

Spanish Conversation Group*

Tuesdays, October 3, 17, 31 & November 14, 28 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

This group is for anyone interested in learning & practicing basic conversational skills in Spanish. Join us & have a great time!

Financial Fitness Series: Investing Made Simple

Tuesday, October 3 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 224 & Virtual via Zoom

Learn how to simplify your investing decisions with financial educator Karen Chan! We'll explore stocks, bonds, mutual funds, index funds, target retirement funds, and more

Fun for All: Board Games

Thursday, October 5 | 5 - 7 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Come play the games we already have available or bring your favorite board game and teach others how to play! All ages and drop-ins are welcome

English at the Library

Thursday, October 5 - November 30 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Santori Library - 224

Improve your English conversation skills in a weekly, relaxed environment!

Computer Basics: Mouse & Keyboard Basics*

Thursday, October 5 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Thursday, October 12 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Santori Library - 218

Thursday, October 19 | 6 - 7 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Get started with the basics of computing the beginning of your digital literacy journey! If you don't know how to use a computer, we are ready to help get you started

English for Beginners*

Mondays & Wednesdays, October 2 - November 27

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Santori Library - 332

Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 3 - November 30

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Santori Library - 224

Are you starting to learn English? Sign up for a free 12-week class for beginners Learn English with World Relief in weekly interactive lessons, designed specifically for beginner learners. You will practice your reading and writing skills, improve your conversation skills, and much more! We are offering two beginner levels

Classes will meet two times a week for 12 weeks. Beginner level 1 meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays Beginner level 2 meets on Mondays and Wednesdays Classes start the week of September 5.

Intermediate Crochet: Advanced Patterns and Techniques*

Thursday, October 5 & 12 | 6 - 8 p m

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Create a scarf and hat- just in time for cold weather and the holidays! This class will focus on half double crochet- Experience with chain and single crochet is required. All materials provided

ELA Classes (Saturday Only-Fall Session)*

Saturdays, October 7 - November 25 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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ty Voices: sation* ctober 6 in ver St. ommunity will share o their heritage experiences anel , check out the y Voices exhibit tori Library! Month

Community Voices exhibit, costume contest, & more!

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PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS ADULTOS

Bingo for Adults*

Thursday, October 12 & November 9 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Join us for Bingo fun, with books, candy, and other small prizes!

Chess Club

Thursdays, October 12 & November 9 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. West Branch - Meeting Room

Mondays, October 16 & November 20 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Drop in, learn, play, and have fun developing strategies!

Chess Club welcomes newbies, novices and chess masters of all ages. Walk-ins are welcome.

Lawyers in the Library

Thursdays, October 12 & November 9 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 125/126

Writing Your Family Story

Saturday, October 7 | 10 - 11 a.m.

Santori Library - 125/126 & Virtual via Zoom

Learn how to craft your family's story from experienced local researcher and historian, Sherman Jenkins!

English Conversation Group*

Saturdays, October 7 - November 25 | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Santori Library - 332 & Virtual via Zoom

Join English learners of all levels in conversation on Zoom!

Immigration 101: Visas, Citizenship & Benefits

Tuesday, October 10 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room & Virtual via Zoom

Unsure about residency eligibility and requirements? Or which visa to apply for? A Department of Homeland Security Community Relations Specialist will explore these topics & more

Genealogy Walk-In Assistance

Wednesdays, October 11 & November 8 | 1 - 3 p.m.

West Branch - Living Room

Thursdays, October 12 & November 9 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Computer Lab

Need help with your family tree? Ask our expert volunteers, Maxine and Diane Liesinger, whose many combined years of experience can help you with your family history questions!

Financial Fitness Series: Developing Retirement Income Strategies for Today’s Markets

Wednesday, October 11 | 7 - 8:30 p m

Santori Library - 224

Explore various strategies for and challenges of navigating the financial aspects of your retirement years with Ed Gjertsen II, CFP, a past National President of the Financial Planning Association.

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Thursday, October 12 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Thursday, October 19 | 4 - 7 p.m.

Santori Library - 125/126

Get your no-cost flu shot at the library! Walk-ins are welcome, and no insurance is required Ages 18+

Have a legal question? Come for a free, 15 minute, walk-in consultation with lawyers from the Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center

Aurora Business United

Friday, October 13 & November 10 | 7:30

Santori Library - 125/126

Aurora Business United (1000+ members) is likely the largest networking group in the western suburbs Business owners, employees, entrepreneurs, non-profits, arts, others are welcome.

WIC Mobile Clinic (Women, Infants, Children)

Friday, October 13 & November 17 | 9 a m - 4 p m

Eola Road Branch - Parking Lot & Small Meeting Room

Have you ever wondered if you are eligible for the DuPage Health Department's WIC program? The mobile unit will be here to share more about services and eligibility!

Service Saturday for Adults: Birthday in a Box Kits

Saturday, October 14 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Everyone deserves to be celebrated. This month, volunteers will be creating Birthday in a Box Kits, each filled with birthday party supplies, to donate to local food pantries

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PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS ADULTOS

BOOK DISCUSSIONS DISCUSIONES DE

LIBROS

What We're Reading Wednesdays*

Wednesdays, October 4 & November 1 | 8 - 9

Virtual via Facebook Live & Zoom

Reading anything good lately? Join our Virtual Book Club via Zoom or Facebook Live! We'll take turns sharing the great books that we have been reading Register for your Zoom meeting link!

Eola Road Book Discussion

Wednesdays | 6:30 - 7:45 p m

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

October 11 - Violeta by Isabel Allende

November 8 - The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny

This group reads a variety of fiction and non-fiction and meets once a month for discussion.

Griot African-American Book Discussion*

Tuesdays | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room & Virtual via Zoom

October 17 - Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolfe

November 21 - The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton

This group features books by African-American authors, and meets in-person or virtually via Zoom on the third Tuesday of the month

West Branch Nonfiction Book Discussion*

Tuesdays | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room & Virtual via Zoom.

October 17 - Mala's Cat: A Memoir of Survival in World War II by Mala Kacenberg

November 21 - The Child is the Teacher: A Life of Maria Montessori by Christina De Stefano

We meet the third Tuesday of the month and read a variety of contemporary nonfiction.

Books n' Brew

Wednesdays | 7 - 9 p.m.

McCarty Mills Taproom, 140 S. River Street, Suite 108

October 18 - There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

November 15 - The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren Held at McCarty Mills Taproom, a relaxed setting, to socialize, discuss books from a variety of genres, and enjoy libations! Food/drink is available for purchase.

Breakfast Book Club

Wednesdays | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Eola Road Branch - Adult Quiet Reading Room

October 25 - The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

November 29 - Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This group reads a variety of fiction titles, mainly historical fiction, and meets once a month for a lively discussion

West Branch Fiction Book Discussion*

Thursdays | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room & Virtual via Zoom

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No November meeting

We read a variety of diverse contemporary and classic fiction and meet once a month for a thought-provoking conversation.

Gardening That

Matters:

Fall Clean-Up and Planting*

Sunday, October 15 | 2 - 3 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Are your gardens ready for winter?! Join us to learn how to prune trees and shrubs, remove dead plants and debris, and make easy month-by-month to-do lists to help your gardens thrive next spring.

Loose Ends Handcraft Group

Monday, October 16 & November 20 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, needleworkers, and other fans of handcrafts! Join the Loose Ends Handcraft Group for crafting time & conversation

Food, Family, and Folktales: A Conversation with Grace Lin*

Tuesday, October 17 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom

Enjoy a discussion with Newberry & Caldecott honoree and New York Times bestselling author Grace Lin about her journey

Financial Fitness Series: Terry Savage Talks Money

Wednesday, October 18 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 125/126

Investment Advisor Terry Savage will discuss the volatile economy, financial markets, and personal finance topics and answer your related questions

Smartphone Photography 101: Take Your Best Shot*

Thursday, October 19 | 6:30 - 7:30 p m

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Ro

Smartphones contain powerful cameras

Join us to develop your photography sk including photo composition, exposure a focus adjustments, and photo editing fo professional look.

Coffee & Canvas*

Saturday, October 21 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Enjoy a cup of coffee and a painting class with local artist Jen Hunger! We'll be creating fall-themed works of art, and all materials will be provided

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Estate Planning Explained

Wednesday, October 25 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Wondering where to start when planning your estate? Financial Planner Dr. James Flanagan, PhD will walk you through your different options and assessing which are right for you.

Echoes of the Silver Screen: Pioneers' Projectors Exhibit

All November Santori Library - Exhibit Staircase

Featuring a carefully curated selection of vintage projectors from the late 1800s, this exhibit invites you to experience the magic of moving images and the early projectors that brought it to life

Computer Basics: Microsoft Word Basics*

Thursdays, November 2 & 9 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Santori Library - 218

Thursdays, November 16 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Get started with the basics of computing! This month, we will explore Microsoft Word Basics for typing letters, resumes, & more.

Create a Custom Card For a Veteran*

Bored? Play Board Games!

Sundays, October 22 & November 19 | 3 - 4 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Try one of our many board games, or bring your own and teach others how to play! All ages and drop-ins are welcome.

A-Town Poetics*

Tuesday, October 24 & November 28 | 6:30 - 7:30 p m

West Branch - Meeting Room & Virtual via Zoom

A-Town Poetics is open to writers of all ages, including anyone who has never written poetry and thinks he/she/they can't Register with your email address to receive a Zoom invite or come in person.

HALLOWEEN & THE PARANORMAL HALLOWEEN Y LO PARANORMAL

Chills and Thrills with Stephen Graham Jones*

Wednesday, October 4 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom

New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones and IL librarian and Readers' Advisor Becky Spratford join us for a conversation about scary stories, horror, and matching books with readers This program is offered is partnership with Illinois Libraries Present

Laser Cut Halloween-Themed Earrings*

Tuesday, October 10 | 3 - 4 p.m.

Santori Library - Makerspace

Using the Epilog Laser and acrylic, create a pair of Halloweenthemed earrings on design software in the makerspace You bring the creativity, and we'll provide the materials and tools!

Paranormal Discussion Group

Wednesdays, October 11 & November 8 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 125/126

Interested in the paranormal? Join us to discuss the paranormal, ghosts, clairvoyance, telepathy, gemstones, and so much more!

Thursday, November 2 | 3 - 4 p.m.

Santori Library - Makerspace

In honor of Veteran's Day, makers will create a unique Veteran’s Day-themed card using a Cricut cutting machine. Send or share it with a veteran to honor and celebrate their service.

Breast Health Basics*

Thursday, November 2 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room & Virtual via Zoom Take control of your breast health & explore breast cancer prevention and detection options, & more with Women's Health Educator Michelle Schlieben from Northwestern Medicine.

Murder Mystery - Last Stop: Murder*

Friday, October 20 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.

West Branch - Living Room

It's an after-hours, murder mystery party! Set aboard the luxurious Oriental Express, participants must work together to sift through evidence and identify the killer in their midst.

Supernatural Cemetery Safari*

Monday, October 23 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room & Virtual via Zoom

All aboard for a family-friendly tour of Illinois cemeteries and gravesites with supernatural overtones!

Hear about the Alton Mummy, Diana of the Dunes, the Devil's Chair and other spooky stories.

Laser Carve a Mini Pumpkin*

Tuesday, October 24 | 3 - 4 p.m.

Santori Library - Makerspace

Create a custom design using Makerspace software and engrave the image on a mini pumpkin using the Epilog Laser. You bring the creativity, and we'll provide all materials and tools

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PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS ADULTOS

DAY OF THE DEAD DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Day of the Dead Marigold Wreath*

Tuesday, October 24 | 6 - 7:30 p m

Santori Library - 224

Let's make a beautiful marigold wreath for your entrance or Day of the Dead altar

Churros & Calaveras*

Saturday, October 28 | 11 - 12:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 125/126

Day of the Dead is approaching, let's celebrate by decorating our own sugar skulls

Ofrenda Competition & Exhibit

Monday, October 30 - Saturday, November 4 | All Day

Santori Library - Atrium

Ofrendas created by our community are on exhibit in our Atrium! Register to compete, or drop-in and vote for your favorite

First Friday: Celebrating Día de los Muertos

Friday, November 3 | 6 - 8 p.m.

Santori Library - Atrium

Enjoy dance, art, Pan de Muerto, the ofrenda competition, and a balloon fashion show!

NaNoWriMo: Come Write In

Thursdays, November 2, 16, & 30 | 4 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - 128

Thursday, November 9 | 4 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Adult Quiet Reading Room

Monday, November 20 | 4 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - 128

Are you working on a project for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Want to connect with other writers, or just need a change of scenery?Come write at the library!

Aurora Writers Group Poetry Workshop*

Monday, November 6 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - 128

Meet fellow writers and kick off the new Aurora Writers Group! Are you curious about poetry but don't know how to start writing your own? Fermina Ponce, Aurora Deputy Poet Laureate, will help us!

Farmhouse Holiday Card Craft*

Tuesday, November 7 | 7 - 8:30 p.m.

West Branch - Meeting Room

Card Maker Jennifer Boring will show you how to make a beautiful holiday card with a farmhouse theme All materials provided

Eating Disorders Awareness & Management

Wednesday, November 8 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Santori Library - 224 & Virtual via Zoom

Know someone struggling with an eating disorder? Interested in improving your relationship with food? Clinicians from Nutrition Braved of Naperville will help us better understand and manage eating disorders, especially around the holidays

A Taste of Love with Maya-Camille Broussard*

Wednesday, November 8 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom

Maya Camille Broussard, star of Netflix's Bake Squad and owner of Justice of the Pies, will share her love of pie, stories about those who inspired her, and tips and tricks live from her kitchen! This program is offered in partnership with Illinois Libraries Present.

Blooming Bulbs*

Thursday, November 9 | 6 - 7 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room

Flowering bulbs can add color to gardens from early spring to late fall, blooming in many colors, shapes, sizes, and heights Join us for tips on varieties, watering, colors, planting, and more!

CELEBRATING DIWALI CELEBRANDO DIWALI

Diwali Celebration: The Festival of Lights

Saturday, November 4 | 1 - 4 p.m.

Eola Road Branch

Join us for an afternoon filled with stories, crafts, treats, and live henna body art! We will also be featuring performances by a local, traditional Indian dance school and music by Aurora students

Diwali Display Competition*

Saturday, November 4 | 1 - 4 p m

Eola Road Branch - Lobby

Flower petals, diyas (clay oil lamps), and more!

Celebrate Diwali by creating a Diwali display to share with our community and compete for prizes Bring your own décor, have fun, and get creative! Register to compete, or drop-in and vote for your favorite

Rangoli Competition*

Monday, November 6 | 5 - 8 p.m

Eola Road Branch - Children's Program Room

Celebrate Diwali with a friendly rangoli competition! Beautiful patterns are decorated with colored powders, rice, flowers, beans, & more Register to compete, or drop in and vote for your favorites!

Rangoli Competition: Viewing & Voting

Thursday, November 9 - Sunday, November 12

Santori Library – Atrium

Drop in and vote for your favorites! These beautiful patterns are decorated with colored powders, rice, flowers, beans, & more Competition takes place on Wednesday, November 8. To take part of the competition, please visit aurorapubliclibrary org/events

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PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS ADULTOS

Service Saturday for Adults: Virtual Volunteering

Saturday, November 11 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Are you an adult interested in vounteering your time? This month, we'll learn how to volunteer virtually through a variety of online research projects on Zooniverse!

Stop the Bleed First Aid Training*

Sunday, November 12 | 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - 128

Learn how to respond quickly to an emergency situation, help stop or control bleeding, and provide basic first aid until medical help arrives with staff from LifeSafey365

The Science of Jurassic Park*

Monday, November 13 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Large Meeting Room

Dinosaur enthusiast Donald Baumgartner will explore the science behind the popular film series! What was true? What was wrong? Would it really happen that way? Recommended for ages 10+.

Breastfeeding and Newborn Care*

Monday, November 13 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - Small Meeting Room & Virtual via Zoom

Breastfeeding is one way new caregivers may feed newborns, and it has unique benefits and challenges We'll discuss nutrients, common concerns, bonding, returning to work, helpful tips, and more with Michelle Schlieben, Women’s Health Educator at Northwestern Medicine

Immigration Legal Consultations*

Tuesday, November 14 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Eola Road Branch - 128 & Small Meeting Room

Have legal questions about citizenship or immigration? Sign up for a free 30-minute consultation with a Board of Immigration Appeals accredited attorney representing World Relief.

Healthy Holiday Cooking*

Tuesday, November 14 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom

Learn how to prepare popular holiday recipes that are delicious and nutritious with Rachel Koroscik, a Community Education Specialist from Northwestern Medicine.

Mandala Art for Adults*

Wednesday, November 15 | 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Santori Library - 125/126

Interested in mandala art? Artist Kripa Ram will teach you more about this gorgeous and meaningful style of art while you create a unique mandala painting using acrylic paint on canvas

Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty: G A R Post No 20

Saturday, November 18 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Santori Library - 125/126

Uncover the G A R 's past with museum curator Eric Pry! Founded in 1875, the G A R Post No 20 was not just any veterans organization; it changed the course of Kane Countyand Illinois -forever

DIY Fall Harvest Candle*

Tuesday, November 21 | 3 - 4 p.m.

Santori Library - Makerspace

Celebrate the season and brighten up your table with a fallthemed DIY candle! Makers will assemble a unique, festive candle using popcorn and beans All materials will be provided

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