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Cool Things To Do EOLA Drop-in Reading Pals

Saturdays, Dec. 1, 2 to 4 p.m.; Jan. 19, 2WEST to 4 p.m.; Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to noon Children’s Program Room EOLAyour young reader to the library to enjoy Bring MAIN a book with a reading mentor from our Teen Advisory Board. For beginning readers up to WEST ALL 4. No registration needed. grade MAIN EXP Football for Dummies (for all ages)

Monday, Jan. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. ALL Multipurpose Room Are you lost on Super Bowl Sunday? Want to learn about EXP football so you understand what friends and family are EOLA about? Come to this talking tutorial for adults and teens. Teen Advisory Board Members will teach you about football and how it WEST works. Registration is required. MAIN Paper Cranes for Chinese New Year ALL EXP

Feb. 1 to 10 Teen Area Come help us make 1,000 paper cranes for the Chinese New Year (Feb. 10)! Paper, instructions, and a basket for completed cranes will be available in the Teen Area. All cranes will be strung and hung in the teen area.

Save the Date A Call for Authors! Aurora Public Library will host the fourth annual “Catch a Bunch of Authors” fair on Sept. 7, 2013. The 2012 event featured more than 35 authors. If your book has been published within the past two years and you would like to be considered for next year’s fair, please email authorfair@ aurora.lib.il.us. and provide your name, contact information, book title, publication date and ISBN. Submissions will be accepted until April 26.

Join in a storybook holiday celebration at the West Branch Sunday, Dec. 2, 1 to 4 p.m. The 37th Annual Holiday Celebrations in Many Lands Open House has everyone is invited to the old-fashioned holiday party. View more than 25 trees and exhibits of many lands and enjoy live music by the Sueños Latin-Jazz Quartet, refreshments, family crafts,

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Enjoy the Holiday Cel ebrations in Many Lands Exhibit includi ng multicultural displays and more tha n 25 trees decorated in the trad itions of countries around the world. 34th St.

raffles and games, bilingual storytimes on the Bookmobile, and of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Come play in a new way at the library Play is important...for everyone! Come and play with your child (ages 2 to 5) in a fun and interactive way while encouraging learning in art, math and science. DuPage Children’s Museum will bring portable exhibits that will encourage learning through play. Parents and caregivers will leave with new ideas to make play a natural part of learning opportunities at home. Children and caregivers must register together. Go to aurorapubliclibrary.org and click on Events to register. This activity is being made possible through a collaboration among SPARK EOLA (Strong, Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten), Aurora Early Childhood Collaboration, DuPage Children’s Museum and the Aurora Public Library EOLA Foundation. Check it out beginning in February atWEST a library location near you: EOLA Feb. 28

9 to 9:45 a.m. 10 to 10:45 a.m. WEST 11 to 11:45 a.m. MAIN

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Children’s Programs What’s NEW for Kids? The Aurora Public Library provides a variety of programs for children of all ages. Please look for the Kids’ News &

Notes (in English and Spanish) at your library for the latest and the greatest at all Aurora Public Library locations! If registration is required, EOLA please go to aurorapubliclibrary.org and click on “EVENTS” to sign up, or call the host location to register by phone. Drop-in Reading Pals

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Saturdays, Dec. 1, 2 to 4 p.m.; Jan. 19, 2WEST to 4 p.m.; Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to noon Children’s Program Room

Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m. All movies rated “G” MAIN Dec. 8, “The Polar Express,” 100 minutes Jan. ALL19, “101 Dalmatians,” 103 minutes

Bring MAIN your young reader to the library to enjoy a book with a reading mentor from our Teen Advisory Board. TAB members EOLA ALL will be on location to help your child choose a book, read it, and talk about it. For readers who are just beginning up to EXP WEST grade 4. No registration needed.

Feb. 16, “Cinderella,” 74 minutes Juice EOLAboxes and popcorn will be provided. No registration required. WEST

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9:30 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Multipurpose Room EXP

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m. ALL Thursdays, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Multipurpose Room

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Holiday Bingo

14 W. Downer Place, Aurora

Saturday, Dec. 15, ALL to 11:15 a.m. 10:30 Multipurpose Room

MAIN Chess Club

Children’s librarians will read stories, sing songs, do fingerplays and dance! All ages welcome; no registration needed. Free cookies!

AllEXP children welcome. Fun and Prizes! EOLA Registration required. WEST

Panera Storytime (Orchard Road) Mondays, 9:30 to 10 a.m.: Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25; March, 11, 25; April 8, 22; May 13

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Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe

Saturdays, Dec. 15, Jan. 26, Feb. 23 MAIN

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For ages 2 to 4. Free milk and cookies. Registration required. Call 630-264-3600.

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Crafts aplenty! No registration required. EXP MAIN

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Drop-in Crafts (All ages)

Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe

Multipurpose Room

EXP Bored? Looking for something to do after the holidays? Have fun with make and take EOLA crafts. No registration required. WEST

Traveling Storytime at Panera (Route 59) Mondays, 10 to 10:30 a.m.: Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13

Thursday, Dec. 27, 1 to 4 p.m. ALL Dec. 28, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday,

ALL Special on Dec. 11: “The Nutcracker” Read-Aroundthe-Tree featuring dancers EXP from DanceWest Ballet Company of Naperville, Park District Room 104. No registration needed.

3015 E. New York Street at Eola Road

Storytime at The River’s Edge Café

Come enjoy stories and music. No WEST registration required. ALL MAIN EXP

EOLAus as we sing, dance, laugh and play Join instruments in this early childhood music and movement program. Registration WEST required.

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11 to 11:30 a.m. For ages 3 to 6. Quiznos will provide free cookies and milk or orange juice. Registration requested. Call 630-264-3421.

Holiday Stories: (All ages)

Thursday, Dec. 13, 4 to 4:30 p.m. EOLA MAIN Room Meeting

Mondays, Dec. 3, Jan. 14, Feb. 11

Café storytimes: Holiday Storytime at Quiznos on Eola

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LEGO Club (All ages)

Saturdays, Jan. 5 and Feb. 2, 2 to 4 p.m. MAIN Room Meeting

740 N. Route 59 (near Meijer) For ages 3 to 6. Join the Bookmobile’s Mz. Ginger for storytime fun. Free milk and cookies. Registration required; call 630-723-2705.

Drop in for LEGO building time. We have the LEGOs; please leave yours at home. ALL No registration required.

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A Reading Wonderland

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Winter Reading Program for all ages EXP7 through March 2 Jan. Have fun and earn prizes for reading and other library activities this winter at the Aurora Public Library. Visit any library location EOLA and ask for a reading log to keep track of your reading activities. WEST

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Wednesdays, 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. MAIN or 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.

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March ALL 7

Learn ALL the basics of knitting. Materials will be provided. Registration required. Limit of 6 children.

Meeting Room EXP stories, music, puppets and a craft. Enjoy EOLA No registration required. WEST

 apsit Storytime (0 to 24 L months with caregiver)

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March 6

Stories, music and puppets. No WEST registration. Siblings welcome. EXP

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Reading is Top Dog

Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ALL21, Feb. 18 Jan.

Thursdays, 10 to 10:30 a.m. MAIN

Multipurpose Room

Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

EXP Practice reading your favorite story to our dog friends! Therapy dog and handler pairs are members of the Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club. Ages 6 to 10. Registration required.

March ALL 7 Meeting Room EXP Registration is required.

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Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 to 4 p.m. MAIN

Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

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Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

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LEGO Club (All ages)

Saturdays, Jan. 5 and Feb. 2 2MAIN to 4 p.m. Meeting Room Drop ALL in for LEGO building time. We EOLA have the LEGOs; please leave yours at home. No registration required. EXP WEST MAIN

LEGO Club

Saturday, Jan. 19, ALL16 Feb. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Multipurpose Room EXP LEGOs are provided to build LEGO creations. Ages 5 to 11. Registration required.

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WEST MAIN Chess Club (for all ages)

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It’s a Wrap!

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Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6 to 8 p.m. ALL Thursdays, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 22, 1 to 4 p.m. MAIN Room Meeting

Monday, Jan. 21, 1 to 4 p.m. MAIN Room Meeting

Multipurpose Room

Want a place to secretly wrap your holiday ALL gifts? Bring your gifts, paper, etc. to the West Branch, where you can wrap your gifts knowing parents and siblings EXP won’t EOLA be walking in on you. Registration is recommended.

Food and fun for tweens ALL grades 5 through 8. Play your favorites or learn some EXP new electronic, board or card EOLAgames. Registration is recommended.

EXP Do you enjoy chess but need a place to play? Join us at the Main Library for our Chess Club. Our EOLA December event will include a movie. No WEST registration. MAIN

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Apocalypse Now

Learn ALL how to create video book trailers, reviews or movie shorts. Bring a thumb drive to save your projects. Registration EOLA EXP is recommended.

They say it’s the end of the world, and EXP the Main Library’s Teen Advisory Board members are here to tell you about it. EOLA Registration is required. WEST

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An Unexpected Party

EOLA Celebrate the upcoming movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” due ALL to be released Dec. 14. Registration is WEST recommended.

This ALLis a meeting for Teen Advisory Board members only. Please see Young Adult WEST Librarian Pat Schwartz for information. EXP

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End of the World Survival Party

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Mondays, Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 7WEST to 8:45 p.m. Multipurpose Room MAIN

Watch new and old anime, eat snacks and get in a monthly raffle for anime trinkets.

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Multipurpose Room

Will you survive to the end of the game? EXP find out in this tie-in event to the Come Teen Advisory Board’s “Apocalypse Now” program. Registration is required.

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Monday, Jan. 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 10, 6 to 8 p.m. ALL Multipurpose Room

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m. to noon MAIN (no meeting in December or February) EOLA Meeting Room

Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to noon MAIN Room Meeting

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Videographers Club

Wednesdays, Dec. 26, Jan. 23, Feb. 27 6MAIN to 8 p.m. Meeting Room

Thursday, Dec. 6, 6 to 8 p.m. ALL Multipurpose Room

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Fridays, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 3WEST to 4 p.m. Multipurpose Room MAIN

TAB members meet to brainstorm new programming ideas, give feedback on old ones, ALL and get community service hours! See Teen Librarian Angie Baugher for EOLA information.

Are EXPyou lost on Super Bowl Sunday? Want to learn about football so you understand what your friends and family are talking about? Come to this tutorial for adults and teens alike. Teen Advisory Board Members will teach you about EOLA football and how it works. Registration is WEST required. MAIN

Filling Out the FAFSA

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6 to 8 p.m. ALL help applying for Financial Aid? Need Get help filling out the form line by line from EXP someone who knows how. Get your FAFSA in early to have a better chance at getting more money for college. Registration is required.

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Join ALLthe West Branch Anime, Manga EOLA and More Club to hang out and talk about your favorites, watch anime, read EXP manga, do crafts and draw your favorite WEST characters. Registration is recommended. MAIN

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. ALL Multipurpose Room Do you Anomia? Do you Apples to EOLA EXP Apples? Or do you just want to come and play games with your friends on the PS2 and the Wii? Come play at the library and WEST see how much fun you can have. MAIN

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Feb. 1 to 10 ALL

Teen Area Come EXP help us make 1,000 paper cranes for the Chinese New Year (Feb. 10)! Paper, instructions, and a basket for completed EOLA will be available cranes in the Teen Area. All cranes will be strung WEST and hung in the teen area. MAIN Anime/Manga Club

Monday, Feb. 4, 6 to 8 p.m. ALL Multipurpose Room Join the Main Library’s Anime/Manga EOLA EXPto hang Club out and talk about your favorites, watch anime, read manga, do crafts and draw WEST your favorite characters. Cosplay is always welcome.

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Gaming Night

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Saturdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 23 MAIN 10 a.m. to noon Meeting Room

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WEST College 101

Dec. 12, 6 to 7 p.m. MAIN Room Meeting High EOLAschool juniors and seniors, what will you do after ALL you graduate? Come explore your options. WEST Filling out the FAFSA EXP

Jan. 30, 6 to 8 p.m. MAINhelp applying for financial aid? Get help filling Need out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) ALLform line by line from someone who knows how. Get your FAFSA in early to have a better chance at getting more money for college. Parents EOLA EXP and teens are welcome! Registration is required. WEST Practice Exam: SAT

Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. MAIN Room Meeting The SAT Practice Test simulates actual test conditions. Bring a calculator and pencils. Wear ALL comfortable clothing. Cellphones must be turned EOLA off. Space is limited. Registration is required. EXP

WEST Breaking Down College Applications

Feb. 13, 6 to 7 p.m. MAIN Room Meeting High school juniors and seniors can learn steps EOLA and ALLtips for writing college application essays and search for scholarships.

EOLA College Applications Marathon

Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, WEST Dec. 16, 1 to 4 p.m. Multipurpose Room Get assistance filling out online MAIN college applications from an ISACorps representative. (ISACorps is funded ALL by the College Access Challenge Grant Program through the U.S. Department ofEXP Education.) Drop-ins welcome. EOLA Filling out the FAFSA

Thursday, Jan. 10, 6 to 8 p.m. Large WEST Meeting Room Go through the FAFSA line by line, filling in your information with the assistance MAIN of an ISACorps representative. EOLA ALL Practice ACT

Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EXP Meeting Room Large WEST Free. Bring a calculator. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration MAIN starts four weeks before the test date. Include an email address.

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high school freshmen and sophomores)

WEST Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Large Meeting Room MAIN attendees will gain a better Student understanding of their interests, post-secondary education and future ALL careers. Presented by ISACorps representative Christina Gioiosa. EXP EOLA Practice PSAT

Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Large WEST Meeting Room Free. The PSAT is a preliminary SAT, National Merit Scholarship qualifying MAIN test that allows you to enter the competition for scholarships from the ALL National Merit Scholarship Committee. Registration starts four weeks before the test date. Include an email EXP address.

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Make Your Own Tiny Book Necklace

Monday, Feb. 11, 6 to 8 p.m. ALL Multipurpose Room

1555 Butterfield Road - Unit 101 Aurora, IL 60502

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, come EXP a gift unlike any other your special make someone will get this year. We will be making tiny book necklaces that you can actually write in. Come make one for yourself or for someone EOLA you love. Registration is required.

Breakfast specials include free coffee, M-F.

Monday, Feb. 18, 1 to 4 p.m. MAIN It’s not just beads, masks, and partying. Come celebrate EOLA Gras (a week late) and Mardi ALL help solve the mystery of who killed King Rex. Registration is WEST EXP recommended.

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Please WEST call the library location to register or go to aurorapubliclibrary.org and click on “EVENTS” to sign up online. Walk-in Genealogy Assistance

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Mondays with Maxine 10ALL a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Dec. 3, 17, 31; Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25 EXP Thursdays with Tim

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Dec. 6, Feb. 7 Second Floor Genealogy/Local History Department Need help with your family tree? Volunteers Maxine Liesinger (Mondays) or Tim Pinnick (Thursdays) will be available to help you find the branches of your family’s history. No registration required.

Dec. 6, 20; Jan. 3, 10, 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28 6:30 WESTto 8:30 p.m., Multipurpose Room Volunteers Maxine Liesinger and Tim MAIN Pinnick will help patrons research family history. No registration required. EOLA ALL

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Music Program

Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 to 8 p.m. Large WEST Meeting Room

Monday, Dec. 17, 6 to 6:30 p.m. Lobby WEST

Have a plan in place before you face the lure of holiday eating. Selma Gladney MAIN of The Emperor’s Medicine will tell how acupuncture can be an ally in your weight ALLplan. loss

Come listen and enjoy MAIN a mixture of holiday and classic ALL from UnaVoce, a choral group from songs Waubonsie Valley High School. Call 630-264-3420 for more information. EXP

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EOLA Knit Wits

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Last Tuesday of each month. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 18 (in lieu of Dec. 25), Jan. 29, Feb. 26 WEST

2 to 3 p.m. MAIN Meeting Large Room

Walk-in Genealogy Assistance

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Acupuncture and Weight Loss

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We have heard ALL the story of the Magi bringing EXP gifts to Jesus at his birth. Have you ever wondered why these were the gifts brought to a child? Have you ever pondered what myrrh smells like, or thought about it as a “medicinal” gift? Come listen to this ancient tale told from a new perspective by Clinical Aromatherapist Dawn Duffy.

MAIN or crocheters, beginner through Knitters experienced, are invited to work on a project, find a pattern and get help with EOLA ALL questions. EXP Woolly Bully Knitting Group WEST

Third Thursday of the Month MAIN20, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. Meeting Room ALL Beginners to experienced knitters and crocheters work on projects and share knowledge. Participants may work on their EXP own projects or find new projects.

ALL Music Santa Sunday, Dec. 2,1Crafts to 4p.m. EXP and the Bookmobile!

West Branch invites you to join us for Dec. 2, 1Holiday to 4 p.m. an old-fashioned Celebration. at the West Branch , 233 S. Constitution View the trees and exhibits of Drive Enjoy the Holiday Celebrations in Many many lands and enjoy live music Lands ExhibitLatin-Jazz including multicultural by the Sueños Quartet, displays and more crafts, than 25 trees refreshments, family raffles decorated in the traditions of countries EOLA and games, bilingual storytimes on around the world. the Bookmobile, and of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! 34th St.

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Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ALL8, Feb. 5 Jan. Eleanor Plain Conference Room

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EOLA WEST Drop-In E-Reader Help

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Monday, Dec. 31, 1 to 3 p.m. MAIN Saturdays, Jan. 19 and Feb. 16 10 a.m. to noon

Saturday, Jan. 26, 1 to 2 p.m. WEST

Large Meeting Room

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Drop in to learn how to check out free library EXP e-books and e-audiobooks. You may bring your device, with any cords, for demonstration purposes. Library laptops are available, but you are encouraged to bring your own. An Aurora Public Library card is required for checking out e-books EOLA and e-audiobooks. No registration required! WEST One-on-One E-Reader Help

Lyric Opera Lecture: “La Boheme”

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2 to 3 p.m. MAIN Room Meeting EOLA Presented by the Lyric Opera Lecture Corps ALL the tragic tale of young lovers Rodolfo Hear and Mimi, living in the poor Latin Quarter WEST ofEXP Paris. Musical excerpts will be included. MAIN Grocery Savings Workshop

Saturday, Jan. 12, 10ALL a.m. to noon Multipurpose Room EXP Tiongca Ramos Maria returns with tips on realistic couponing, savvy shopping, meal planning and more. EOLA

Healthy Body/Healthy Home

Want to reduce your “stash” of leftover craft supplies? Donate leftover supplies from your craft projects: fabric, buttons, stamps, scrapbooking items, craft instruction books, etc., and pick up free materials. Before the Swap, drop off your donations at the West Branch on the dates above. Everyone is welcome at the Swap Day on Feb. 2, whether you donated craft items or not, but we are requesting a donation of one nonperishable food item per person as your “entry fee.” Donated food items will be delivered to the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry. For information, contact Rebecca Clark at 630-264-3600.

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Local author and crafter Dena Tyson will MAIN showcase her Kuckabug Doll Collection. This collection of hand-made dolls celebrate the heritage of African-American women ALL and girls. Bring your daughter along and share an afternoon dedicated to your EOLA EXP creative spirit. WEST Save Money on your Utility Bills!

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Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 to 8 p.m. MAIN Room Meeting

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Multipurpose Room Are EXPyou ready to retire or considering your retirement options? Join Jim Flanagan of Bentron Financial as he provides an opportunity to learn more about: how EOLA benefits are calculated, full retirement age, how to receive benefits while working, and WEST provisional income and tax implications.

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Saturday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m. to noon  MAIN fee: One nonperishable food item Entry

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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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Craft Supply Swap

Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 to 2 p.m.

Clinical Aromatherapist Dawn Duffy will help attendees learn how to use MAIN therapeutic grade essential oils to cleanse EOLAhomes while boosting their immune their ALL systems. She will also speak about natural solutions for pain, allergies, sleeplessness, WEST hot flashes and more. EXP

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Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 to 2 p.m. Large WEST Meeting Room

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Bernadette Hanson, RN, will discuss MAIN the options available for breast cancer reconstruction. She will give insight into procedures and support systems. A ALL question and answer session will follow. Hanson is the author of “Breast Cancer’s EXP Silver EOLA Lining; What You Need To Know About Your Reconstructive Options.”

Craft Donation Drop-Off Dates: Fridays, Jan. 18ALL & 25, 2 to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 1, 1 to 3 p.m. Meeting Room EXP

Can’t make it to a Drop-In E-Reader MAINsession? Get individual, one-on-one Help e-reader help at the West Branch with Adult Services Librarian Rebecca Clark. EOLA ALL Call 630-264-3614. EXP WEST

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Presented by Ivonne Hernandez of The ALLCitizens Utility Board Join us for this free workshop from The Citizens Utility Board as we examine ways EXP to reduce gas, electric, and phone bills. Electric aggregation from the City of Aurora will be explained. Please bring copies of your utility bills. Registration requested. EOLA

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Dec. 12 – Book and Bag Bingo Tis the Season to shout Bingo! Books, MAIN holiday goodie bags, and fun for all. ALL 9 – A Jan.  PL Winter Games for Seniors EXP hibernate in the house, come Don’t out and play Wii with us!

Feb. 13 – T  he Price is Right: Then and Now In this version of the popular game show “The Price is Right,” participants will have to guess the price an item sells for now and what it sold for in years past. EOLA

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This program is for people becoming eligible for Medicare, already on Medicare, or serving as caregivers. It will cover eligibility, enrollment and available benefits of Medicare Parts A and B and the standardized Medicare Supplemental Plans available in Illinois. EOLA

APL’s Dancing Like the Stars

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 to 3 p.m. Large WEST Meeting Room Wow your friends and family this holiday season MAIN by learning some popular dance steps. Pro-Am dancer Jaana Lillemagi of “My Dance Hub” will introduce EOLA ALL participants to basic ballroom and Latin dance. Bring a partner if you can, but singles EXP are welcome. Registration is WEST required. MAIN Give the Gift of Life!

Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ALLHeartland Blood Centers mobile coach The will be stationed at the Main Library to EOLA accept It only takes a few EXP donations. minutes to give a gift that may save a life. Walk-ins are welcome, or schedule an WEST appointment by calling 630-723-2769. MAIN More Adult Programs on the next page…

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11 de diciembre, 8 de enero, 12 de febrero

Learn how to effectively utilize the social media website LinkedIn to network and find a job. Join the guys from “What’s That Noise,” R. David Rahn, the Director of Information Technology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Larry New, Senior Network Engineer at TCS EOLA Education System, as they address how to build an effective profile, connect with others, and utilize group discussion and job WEST boards. MAIN Drop-In Job and Resume Help

EXP Esta clase les va a enseñar como utilizar el internet para buscar empleos. Los temas incluyen el uso de sitios de busqueda general (como Google, Yahoo), y otros sitios especializados en ciertos sectores de empleo (administración, marketing, computación, por ejemplo). También se aprenderá como encontrar información sobre una compania, sugerencias para poner su curiculum o hacer aplicaciones en el internet, y el uso de sitios ‘sociales’ (por ej. LinkedIn) para aumentar su EOLA red de contactos en su busqueda de trabajo. WEST Online Job Search Assistance

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Wednesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. ALL5, 19; Jan. 2, 16, 30; Feb. 6, 20 Dec. Need assistance exploring job opportunities orEXP enhancing your resume? Grab your laptop (or use one of the library’s) and join a new group launching in December through a partnership with the Kane County Illinois workNet Center. A workNet representative and library staff will be available to answer your job search questions. 

Mondays from 7 to 8:45 p.m. MAIN Jan. 7 and Feb. 4 Meeting Room ALL Looking online for job opportunities and need time and help to sort it out? Come in EXP for quality time working on your resume/ cover letter and/or job hunting online with WinWay Resume Software. Bring a USB drive (thumb/flash drive) to save your work.

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Monday, Jan. 14, 6 to 8 p.m. ALL Rasmussen College Career Adviser Myra Morales will provide tips and recommend ways EXP to improve your resume. After the presentation, time permitting, Ms. Morales will review your resume. EOLA

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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m. WEST Large Meeting Room

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Large Meeting Room MAIN See what resources the library has to offer that can assist you in your job search. ALL databases that will help with Review resumes, cover letters, interview skills and company research. EXP

REAL ESTATE, INC. Lomitas, by far your best choice! Buy or sell your home with Lomitas and use our moving truck for free!

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realizan en la biblioteca principal. English Conversation Group Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 1, 8, 15; Jan. 5, 12, 19; Feb. 2, 9, 16 Improve your English in a casual and friendly setting through conversation. Join other English learners of all levels in conversations on everyday topics led by a tutor. It’s a great way to practice English, gain skills and confidence and even socialize. No registration required.

Ayuda Financiera para los estudios universitarios

Película para toda la familia: “Brave”

martes, 11 de diciembre, 6:30 a 8 p.m. Padres y estudiantes de preparatoria o adultos…Les invitamos a esta presentación que será ofrecida en español por Ercilia Miranda-Jonas de Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Charlaremos sobre el proceso de ayuda financiera para los estudios superiores. Se hablará en detalle sobre cómo funciona el proceso, lo que se debe tomar en cuenta en cuanto a préstamos estudiantiles, y sobre la solicitud FAFSA (Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes). Por favor, regístrese.

Únanse a nosotros para ver esta divertida película. Emitiremos la versión en español con subtítulos en inglés.¡Habrá palomitas gratuitas! Apto para todas las edades. Por favor regístrese.

ESL Reading Group

Conversación en inglés

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon

sábados, 10:30 a.m. a 12 p.m.

Dec. 22, Jan. 26, Feb. 23 Read easy but interesting stories in English and then discuss them in the group with a tutor. The library will provide the reading materials. No registration required.

1, 8, 15 de diciembre; 5, 12, 19 de enero; 2, 9, 16 de febrero Mejore su inglés en un ambiente informal. Únase a otros aprendices de inglés para participar en conversaciones de temas cotidianos dirigidas por un tutor. ¡Es una buena manera de practicar el inglés, ganar habilidad y confianza e incluso socializar! No se requiere inscripción.

Taller de los impuestos: el formulario ITIN miércoles, 5 de diciembre 6 a 7:30 p.m. Los que no son elegibles para un numero de seguro social pueden obtener un Número de Identificación Personal del Contribuyente (ITIN por sus siglas en inglés) para presentar declaraciones de impuestos, sin importar su estado migratorio. Si desea más información sobre esto o ayuda en rellenar el formulario, venga a este taller.  No se requiere inscripción.

Grupo de lectura ESL sábados, 10:30 a.m. a 12 p.m. 22 de diciembre, 26 de enero, 23 de febrero Lea cuentos fáciles pero interesantes en inglés para después conversar sobre ellos en el grupo con un tutor. La biblioteca proveerá los materiales de lectura. No se requiere inscripción.

Family Film: “Brave”

sábado, 19 de enero, 2 a 4 p.m.

Save Money on Your Phone Bill! Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Who doesn’t like saving a little money? Bring your home phone bill and let experts from The Citizens Utility Board find ways to save. Tips on cellphone plans will also be given. Please register.

¡Ahorre dinero en su factura de teléfono! miércoles, 20 de febrero, 6 a 7:30 p.m. ¿A quién no le gusta ahorrar dinero? Traiga su factura de teléfono de casa y expertos del Citizens Utility Board la revisarán en busca de maneras de ahorrar. También le dará consejos de economizar en servicios de teléfonos móviles. Será un taller gratuito y bilingüe. Por favor, inscríbase.

El manejo del estrés miércoles, 27 de febrero, 7 a 8:30 p.m. ¿Sufre del estrés y la tensión? Venga a esta presentación y charlaremos sobre cómo aliviar el estrés, maneras de relajarse y más. ¡Habrá una rifa para un masaje profesional! Será gratis y dado en español por Provena Mercy Medical Center. Por favor, regístrese.

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2 to 4 p.m. This PG movie will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Free popcorn! All ages. Please register.

Library Tours Would you like someone who speaks Spanish to show you around the library? Call 630-264-4262 to schedule a guided tour.

Visitas Guiadas de la Biblioteca ¿Le gustaría que alguien que hable español le muestre qué hay en la biblioteca y cómo se usa? EOLA Llame al 630-264-4262 para concertar una visita guiada. WEST EOLA

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Join fellow book lovers for great conversation centered around a series of wonderful titles. From old classics to modern favorites, there’s always something interesting to talk about!

BYOB Bring Your Own Book: Book Discussion/Book Sharing for Adults Select Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Not your conventional book discussion! Mingle and chat with other book lovers at two Aurora hotspots for a monthly discussion of what you have read recently and loved. Come away with a list of new (to you) books to explore that have been hand-picked by your friends and neighbors. Call Magan at 630-264-4101 or Jeffrey at 630-264-3420 with questions. Registration is appreciated but walk-ins are welcome. Dec. 19, Ballydoyle (28 W. New York St.) Jan. 16, The Foundry (85 Executive Drive) Feb. 13, Ballydoyle (28 W. New York St.)

Eola Road Branch

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Writer’s Night

Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.

Second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Led by: Elke Lange-Lalos, 630-264-3437

Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12

Multipurpose Room

Dec. 5, “Before I Go To Sleep,” by S.J. Watson Jan. 9, “Night Strangers,” by Chris Bohjalian

Feb. 6, “Gone with the Wind,” by Margaret Mitchell

Griot African American Authors Book Discussion Led by: Lynne Wall Large Meeting Room

Jan. 15, “The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream,” by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt and Lisa Frazier Page

Wednesdays, Noon to 1 p.m.

Led by: Jill Steinmetz, 630-264-4101 Eleanor Plain Conference Room

Attendees are invited to bring a lunch. Dessert will be provided. Pick up your copy of the book to be read ahead of time. Registration is appreciated but walk-ins are welcome.

Classic Film Discussion Group 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays Large Meeting Room

Sunday, Jan. 6: “Come Back Little Sheba,” 1952, directed by Daniel Mann, 99 minutes

Dec. 18, “Should Have Known Better,” by Grace Octavia

Book Break Book Discussion

Conference Room

An informal writer’s networking group for beginner and accomplished writers to share work and swap ideas and techniques.

Third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m.

Main Library

Led by: Kate Beauvoir, 630-264-3400

Sunday, Feb. 3: “Forbidden Planet,” 1956, Directed by Fred M. Wilcox, 98 minutes

Come for the movie, stay for the discussion!

Feb. 19, “The Loom,” by Shella Gillus

Dec. 5, “Rush Home Road” by Lori Lansens Jan. 2, “Death Comes for the Archbishop” by Willa Cather Feb. 6, “A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley

West Branch

Book Discussion Group

Classic Film Discussion Group Second Thursday of the Month

6:30 to 8:45 p.m.* (see Jan. 10 listing for earlier start time) Meeting Room

Thursday, Feb. 28: “The Marriage Bureau for Rich People” by Farahad Zama

Pop and popcorn will be provided.

Dec. 13, “Holiday,”1938, directed by George Cukor, 95 minutes

NonFiction Book Discussion Group

*Jan.10, “All About Eve,”1950, directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, 138 minutes

Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m. Led by Ron Pauli, 630-264-3610

(Film will begin at 6 p.m.)

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Feb. 14, “Touch of Evil,” 1958, directed by Orson Welles, 95 minutes

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Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Led by Rebecca Clark, 630-264-3600 Meeting Room No meeting in December Thursday, Jan. 31: “To Be Sung Underwater” by Tom McNeal

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Tuesday, Feb. 19: “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” by Mary Roach

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Music ďƒŤ Crafts ďƒŤ Santa and the Bookmobile!

Dec. 2, 1 to 4 p.m.

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Enjoy the Holiday Celebrations in Many Lands Exhibit including multicultural displays and more than 25 trees decorated in the traditions of countries around the world. 34th St.

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Where’s Waldo? (For Kids)

Dec. 1 through 29 It’s the 25th Anniversary of the publication of our friend in the red and white stripes. But instead of hiding in the pages ofEOLA a book, he is hiding in the Express Center. Put your searching skills to work. The first person to find him each WEST day wins a prize from our treasure chest. There will be MAIN a sign at the customer service desk that will let you know if ALL was found that day. Waldo EXP

Winter Reading

Sign up for the Winter Reading Program, A Reading Wonderland, and earn fun prizes. The program runs January 7 through March 2 and is open to kids, teens and adults!

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Jan. 2 through 31 Stop by the Express Center to pick up an “Artist of the Week” sheet. Every EOLA Monday we will pick a new artist. If you are the lucky artist chosen, your artwork will be framed and displayed in the Express Center WEST for a week. After that your drawing will be placed in the MAIN “Artist of the Week” album for all to see. Look for a new “Artist ALL of the Week” sheet each Monday. EXP

I Love My Library!

Feb. 1 through 28 (All Ages) Write the reason you love the Express Center on a red heart cut-out and we will post it in the Express Center for all to read.

Meet Julieta Cardenas Julieta has worked for the Aurora Public Library since 2003. She started out as a page when she was a sophomore at West Aurora High School. She graduated from Aurora University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. During her nine years at the library,

she has worked at both the Main Library and the West Branch in several positions, including as a computer and reference assistant. She is fluent in English and Spanish and loves to read. Stop by the Express Center and say ¡Hola! to Julieta and she will share with you what she is reading now.

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Programs available at after school and Saturday stops only. Open to everyone! Traveling Storytime at Panera

Join Mz. Ginger at Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe, 740 N. Route 59 (near Meijer) from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on the following Mondays: Dec. 10, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11. Panera will provide free milk and cookies. Registration required. Call 630-723-2705.

Mobile Monthly Mania

December : Spice Up the Holiday Season! Candy canes for everyone who visits the Bookmobile during the month of December.

January: Sign up for the Winter Reading Program, A Reading Wonderland, and earn fun prizes. The program runs Jan.7 through March 2 and is open to everyone…kids, teens and adults! February: I Love My Library! Write the reason you love the Bookmobile on a red heart cut-out and we will post it on the Bookmobile for all to read.

The current Bookmobile schedule is available at www.aurorapubliclibrary.org, or call 630-723-2705 for the stop closest to you.

Sniffles Welcomed Here Walk-ins welcome or call for an appointment VNA Health Center 400 N. Highland Ave., Aurora (630) 892-4355

M-Th 8:00 am–8:00 pm F, Sat 8:00 am–4:00 pm NEW Sunday 12:00-4:00 pm

Medicare, Medicaid, PPOs accepted No Insurance needed; fees based on a sliding scale

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Check out an e-reader from the Library!

Need one-on-one personal reference assistance? Whether you need help researching an assignment, finding business information, navigating government sites, looking for a job, or if you need help with your new electronic gadget, we can help you. Professional librarians are available to show you how to use our research databases and to provide personal training on the latest technology.

No e-reader? No problem! Check out a Nook SimpleTouch or Nook Color with your library card. E-readers come preloaded with a variety of adult, teen and children’s titles.

The Book a Librarian service allows you to reserve a free 30-minute session with a reference librarian at the Main Library. Our librarians will be available on Mondays from 9 to11 a.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Main Library. Other times and locations, by appointment only. Contact Himanshu Trivedi, 630-264-4107, for additional information.

What’s New at the Library? Are you interested in what’s new and exciting at the library? While we are still all about books, we have so much more! If you would like a librarian to show your organization what today’s library has to offer, contact Becky at 630-264-4101.

Get Great Reading Suggestions!

Question: How do advertisers reach and saturate the entire Aurora marketplace? Answer: The Aurora Library Newsletter! Mailed Directly to over 130,000 Residents • Targeted Audience • No waste circulation (mailed direct)

Don’t have the time to spend searching the stacks for that perfect next read? Let the experts choose for you!

Cost Effective • Affordable ad rates • We will produce your (4-Color) Ad in at NO Charge!

Enjoy the convenience of the library’s NextReads service. Subscribe online to receive great reading lists delivered right to your inbox. Every newsletter comes with suggestions of recently released titles as well as recommendations of older books grouped by theme or author and include links to the library’s catalog. You can be at home in your slippers or taking a lunch break at the office while placing holds on the books you want! Signing up is simple; just visit the library’s homepage and look for the NextReads link: www.aurorapubliclibrary.org

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Extended Shelf Life Delivers Multiple Impressions and is Timely • The Aurora Library Newsletter is published quarterly: it is saved till the next issue. • Online component that is accessible 24/7

REACH THEM ALL IN THE LIBRARY NEWSLETTER! For Further Information Regarding Advertising, Contact: Dave Anderson Phone: 630-232-9677 Ext:119 Email: danderson@strath.com


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Early Childhood Literacy and Children’s Services Job Resource Materials for Patrons Main and New Main Library Programs and Services Eola Road Branch Programs and Services West Branch Programs and Services Teen and Adult Services Other_______________________________________________

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Dancing Through the Decades: October 26, 2012

The Aurora Public Library and Foundation expresses its deep gratitude to the many donors and volunteers who helped to make Imagine…the possibilities successful! “Strong, Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten (SPARK) and Early Childhood Literacy technology and materials at all library sites will be greatly enhanced,” shared Library Director Eva Luckinbill. “We are so grateful.”

Major Donors and Sponsors include: Beacon of Light (The Absolute Mondo): $3,500 to $4,999

Cordogan Clark & Associates, Inc.

City:_____________________State: _________ Zip:______________ E-mail:____________________________________________________ Please charge my VISA or MasterCard: #_________________________________________________________ Expiration Date:___________________________________________ Please call me about the Andrew Carnegie Legacy Society: Phone Number:____________________________________________ Signature:_________________________________________________ Send this form and your donation to: Aurora Public Library Foundation 1 East Benton St., Aurora, IL 60505 Visit aurorapubliclibrary.org and click on Foundation/Ways to Donate

Lighthouse (The Bomb): $2,000 to $3,499

Reuland Food Service Rosa Nevarez The Beacon-News, A Chicago Sun-Times Publication The Strathmore Company Limelight (The Most Swell): $1,000 to $1,999 Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. Applied Controls, Inc. Graphik Jam, Inc. Hollywood Casino - Aurora Sherman and Juliette Jenkins

KDI Design, Inc. Outsource Solutions Group, Inc. R. C.Wegman Construction Co. Sikich LLP The Library Corporation

Standing with Trish Rooney, Director of SPARK (Strong, Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten), left, are the evening’s honorees from the school districts served by the Aurora Public Library: Jason Altenbern, Community Relations Coordinator for Indian Prairie School District 204; Amie Thompson, District 129 Board of Education member; State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia, a graduate of East Aurora High School (District 131); and Carla Johnson, Ed.D., director of Teaching and Learning for District 308.

Putting the Spotlight On: Foundation Board Member Jo Fredell Higgins

TO MAKE YOUR DONATION ONLINE, PLEASE GO TO aurorapubliclibrary.org and click on Foundation/Ways to Donate Questions? Please contact Development Officer Laura Stoney at 630-264-4154 or llston@aurora.lib.il.us

The Aurora Public Library Foundation welcomes Jo Fredell Higgins to its Board of Directors! Jo has been involved with many outstanding organizations, including the GAR Commission and the Aurora Township Youth Commission. “She so generously shares her time and talents and we are so grateful and delighted to have her on our board,” said Foundation President Todd Drafall. One of Jo’s many talents includes her gift of writing. Jo is the author of many wonderful books including her sixth Arcadia title, “Legendary Locals: Aurora.” Arcadia is the leading publisher of local history in the USA. The signature launch of Jo’s new book will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Pierce Art and History Center at 20 E. Downer Place with refreshments and prizes! Don’t miss it! 15


Main Library 1 E. Benton St. Aurora, IL 60505 630-264-4100

Eola Road Branch 555 S. Eola Road Aurora, IL 60504 630-264-3400

West Branch 233 S. Constitution Dr. Aurora, IL 60506 630-264-3600

Hours Monday - Thursday – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m.

Library Board of Directors Jeffry Butler, president Jill Wold, vice president Norma Gobert, secretary Richard Hawks Walter Meinert Jeffrey Redding John Savage Anthony Stanford Norma Vazquez

Express Center 1100 Church Road Aurora, IL 60505 630-723-2705

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Hours Monday & Thursday – 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday – 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Friday and Sunday

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@ your new library An update on the future of your libraries

Plans for a new library at the corner of River and Benton streets in downtown Aurora are moving forward with the uplifting news that Aurora Public Library is eligible for a $10.8 million state construction grant.

“We are anticipating the official announcement from Secretary of State Jesse White’s office early next year,” said Eva Luckinbill, the library’s executive director. (White also holds the title of state librarian.) The library received word in July it was eligible for just over $10 million in reimbursable funds.

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November Wednesday 21...... All locations to close at 5 p.m. Thursday 22.............. Thanksgiving Day CLOSED Friday 23....................................................... OPEN December Monday 24.......................Christmas Eve CLOSED Tuesday 25.......................Christmas Day CLOSED Monday 31........... All locations to close at 5 p.m.

January Tuesday 1.......................New Year’s Day CLOSED

Public Library Construction Act Grants provide state matching funds to support new construction, remodeling, renovation or maintenance of public libraries in Illinois. If awarded, the entire $10.8 million state grant would be applied to the $28 million estimated cost of construction of the new library. The $30 million approved project budget includes other system improvements that are not covered by this grant.

Lowering the bond debt also will lower the amount taxpayers will contribute toward the new library and system improvements by about $6 per year to $20 and some change.

Plans are being made for a spring groundbreaking ceremony. Also new since the last library newsletter landed in mailboxes is the opening of the Express Center at 1100 Church Road. Although not a full-blown “branch,” the Express Center has books, e-readers, audiobooks, DVDs and magazines for adults and children in English and Spanish. The opening of this new center fulfills a commitment made by the library to expand library services throughout the city. In order to make the best possible use of existing library space, the Express Center is located in the building that houses the library’s Outreach Services Department. It already is bustling with patrons who are thrilled with the new location in their neighborhood.

Local craftsman creates Bookmobile lookalike for Express Center Jeff Weber makes guitars.

If he can make a guitar, the thought process went; he can make a bin to hold books. And, if he can make a bin to hold books, he can make one that is shaped like the Aurora Public Library’s Bookmobile. And so, the project began and was finished in about a month’s time. The fruits of Weber’s labor can be seen at the Aurora Public Library’s Express Center on the corner of Church Road and Edison Avenue. In these photos, Weber is seen with the bookmobile bin in his shop in North Aurora while the bin was still under construction; and then in the Express Center with a young patron.

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