Thursday, January 23, 2020

City of Aurora News

New auto renewals at Aurora Public Library

Jan. 23, 2020

New auto renewals at Aurora Public Library

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

Experience "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.

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Small Business Advocate
of the Year Award:
Chuck Hahn
2019 Aurora's Business Awards Ceremony

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.

Each of the award winners are being profiled in This Is Aurora.

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.

The Aurora Business Recognition Awards are hosted by the city's Business Advisory Board and organized by the Development Services Division, with support from the Aurora-South Metro Business Development Center.


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 (Fran├žoise Bergan) - Wednesday, March 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway

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 • Streamed live at

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

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.

"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.

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

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.

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.

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