Due to popular demand, Aurora Public Library is
implementing automatic renewals for most library items, which
saves patrons time and allows them to keep items for a longer
period of time.
The new program started Jan. 1, and in its first
two weeks it has generated over 16,500 auto renewals.
Items eligible for automatic renewal will be
renewed up to four times when the 3-day courtesy reminder is sent
(three days prior to the item’s due date). The new due date will
be extended from the original due date. An item will not be
renewed if: there is a hold on the item, the item is
non-renewable, such as a museum pass; the item is downloadable,
such as an Overdrive or Hoopla e-book or e-audiobook; the item
has reached its maximum allowable renewals (currently four
renewals); the item is checked out through Prospector or
Interlibrary Loan; the patron account charges have exceeded $10;
or there is a block on the patron’s account.
How do you know when something you’ve borrowed has
been automatically renewed? Whether or not an item has been
renewed will be reflected in your 3-day courtesy notice email.
Items that have been automatically renewed will display a new due
date. Therefore, it is important to carefully review your due
dates to avoid any overdue fees.
On average, in a year Aurora Public Library
receives about 1.1 million library visits, gets about 100,000
participants in its programs and has about 1.1 million items
checked out at its six branches and online. To learn more about
Aurora Public Library, visit AuroraLibrary.org.
"Eye Dream" at Aurora Public Library
"Eye Dream" is a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. by artist Arielle Asher. The mural is over 7
feet in length and was created with small images of Dr.
King. Available to view at Tallyn's Reach and Martin
Luther King Jr. libraries.
Small Business Advocate of the Year Award: Chuck Hahn
Each December, the city of Aurora honors local
businesses that go above and beyond. In 2019, five businesses and
one individual joined the 68 others that have been honored since
the city’s Business Recognition Awards event began in 2005.
During the award ceremony, the city announced a
new award this year—created by the Aurora-South Metro Small
Business Development Center—that is designed to recognize an
individual who has had a positive impact on Aurora’s small
business community. The inaugural award was presented to Chuck
Hahn, who recently retired after serving the city and the
Aurora-South Metro SBDC for over 16 years.
Council Member Town Meetings Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Please note, the Jan. 23
Ward I Town Meeting has been canceled; the next meeting is
Thursday, Feb. 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St. Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30
to 8 p.m. Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30
to 8 p.m. Aurora Municipal Center, Aspen Room, 15151 E.
Alameda Parkway Ward IV (Juan Marcano) - Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to
8 p.m. Stampede, 2430 S. Havana St. Ward V (Alison Coombs) - Saturday, Feb. 1, 12:30 to
2:30 p.m. Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St. Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, March 11, 6
to 8 p.m. Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse, 23155 E. Heritage
City Council Special Study Session Monday, Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m. Aurora Urban Renewal Authority public session begins
at 5:15 p.m. Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway,
Aurora Room AuroraGov.org/Council •
Streamed live at AuroraTV.org
Chat with History Museum Director Monday, Jan. 27, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This is the first of our new quarterly meetings with
Aurora Museum Director Scott Williams. He's excited to have the
opportunity to meet with residents on a regular basis in order to
share updates and hear their comments. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway AuroraMuseum.org
"Othello" Through Feb. 1 A thrilling new production of a classic tale
demonstrating the destructive nature of jealously and a pure love
corrupted by hate. The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave. Tickets: ThePeoplesBuilding.com
"The Squirrels" Through Feb. 9 "The Squirrels" is a fiery look at race and
class in America. Winter is on its way and the squirrels are
growing restless. Mistrust is growing between the rich Gray
Squirrels and the outcast Fox Squirrels. When a wily outsider
gets in the mix, he ignites an epic animal kingdom soap opera
teeming with rebel armies, dark conspiracies and divided family
loyalties. Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. Tickets: AuroraFox.org
Harry Potter Book Night Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. We are pleased to inform you that you have been
accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Shop in
Diagon Alley, be sorted and compete for the House Cup. Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road AuroraLibrary.org
Summer Camps Registration Begins Monday, Feb. 3 Save the date. Registration for the popular
recreation summer camps is just around the corner. Research all
the camps before registration begins on the city website. AuroraGov.org/DayCamps
Day of Jubilee Feb. 7, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The People's Building joins Jubilee Roasting Co. for
an expanded Day of Jubilee, featuring free beverages at the
coffeehouse from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will continue at
Aurora's newest performance venue from 5 to 9 p.m. with visual
art, libations and live music by Marcus Church and Sliver. The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave. Visit the Facebook page
for more details.