Best-selling Author, journalist and military historian will share his trip to Vimy France commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Combined with his book, Victory At Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9 – 12, 1917 Mr. Barris reconstructs the blow-by-blow moments of that historic four-day operation that some say changed the momentum of the war. Wednesday May 10, 7:00 p.m. Pre-register online.
Deadly Dames: Death by Alligator? Lethal Sewing Machine? Meet the Mystery writers that make up the ‘Deadly Dames’: Catherine Astolfo, Janet Bolin, Alison Bruce, Melodie Campbell and Joan O'Callaghan. They’ll share their books and talk about the art of mystery and suspense writing, women in writing and publishing, balancing writing with a day job. Pre-register online.
Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work - The Joy of Financial Independence...at Any Age! Meet best-selling authors Mike Drak and Jonathan Chevreau. The rules of retirement have changed and there's more at risk than ever. Learn how to create a low stress fulfilling lifestyle, a unique blend of work and play that will allow you to live life to the fullest. Pre-register online or at the Adult Information Desk.
To celebrate Ontario Heritage Week and Canada's 150th birthday Aurora historian Jackie Stuart will share her new book An Aurora ABC. Signs of Aurora Confederation can still be seen in Aurora today: the town bell, various buildings and a connection to 'Buffalo Bill' Cody! Copies of An Aurora ABC available for sale and signing. Pre-register, online, in person or by phone.
The third presentation in our Food & Nutrition Series. Book Talk: Si Mangia! Memories, Lessons and Recipes from Italian Immigrant Life, by Luciana Longo. Join Luciana as she shares her new memoir; enjoy a cooking demo, and try a trivia contest to win a tiramisu!
Meet Author Kim Echlin
Accompanied by award-winning jazz pianist, Paul Neufeld
Join us for the grand finale of the 2016 OneBookOneAurora project.Meet Kim Echlin, author of the 2016 selection Under the Visible Life and experience the ambience of the music that underscores this captivating novel.
Free tickets available online starting August 1.
Aurora Public Library presents award-winning author of novels Fauna, Effigy and Mercy, Alissa York. York will read from and discuss her new book, The Naturalist. Q & A and book signing to follow.
STANDING ROOM ONLY. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.
This is the OBOA grand finale! Meet Karen Connelly, the award-winning author of Burmese Lessons. Hear the story behind the story in an engaging presentation and Q&A.
More information on the OneBookOneAurora project