Events

Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2017

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 17 - March 7

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

 

February 21st, 10:30am to 11:00am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

February 21st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life.

Tuesdays February 14 - April 11* (no class over March Break - Tuesday March 14); 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13 - 18

Please register in advance.

*Participants must attend ALL meetings

February 21st, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Winter 2017

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 25- March 1 (6 weeks)

This program is full, please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to be added to the waiting list.

February 22nd, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles & Tunes for Families - Winter 2017

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 25- March 1 (6 weeks)

This program is full, please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to be added to the waiting list.

February 22nd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.

Children ages 8-10 years are invited to sign up to join Aurora Public Libraries FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. teams!

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Each year, First Robotics issues a challenge to all teams to solve a problem, and our teams will work together to solve this year’s challenge over a number of weeks, ending with a showcase where they can present their solutions to members of the public!

February 22nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes

Learn how to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Start from scratch or brush up if you have experience.  Students provide their own instruments, however Ukuleles are available to purchase or loan if needed.

Wednesdays, January 11 - March 1; 7 – 8 p.m.

Ages 9 - 14

$80 (for 8 weeks) 

- to borrow a ukulele for the duration of the program: +$20

February 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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APL Book Club

Aurora Public Library Book Club. If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month, (September-June, excluding December), 7:00 -8:30 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrew Room, 2nd Floor. Wednesday February 22:  Rose, by Martin Cruz Smith
Pre-register at the Adult Information Desk.

APL Book Club Picks 2016-2017

February 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Winter 2017

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays! Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.      

This program is full. Please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to be added to the waiting list.

February 23rd, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Session 2, Winter 2017

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Click on the program name for more information. You can register by calling 905-727-9494 ext 280.

February 23rd, 10:30am to 11:15am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Lebovic Room. 

February 23rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Arduino and LittleBits

If you ever wondered what programming is about, or what a microcontroller is, this is the workshop for you!

Learn how to bring the power of programing to littleBits circuits using Arduino software. LittleBits are electronic building blocks that empower you to create electronic gadgets. In this 3 week workshop you will learn how to write code, load it to the Arduino bit and create complex sequences of actions.

February 23rd, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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RAOK Your World

Want to make the world a better place?  Volunteer with our Random Acts of Kindness group to spread peace, love, and happiness throughout our community.  Participants will receive Volunteer/Community Service Hours for their contribution.

Free!  For students in Grades 7 - 8

The fourth Thursday of each month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please register in advance.

February 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets the fourth Thursday evening of the month for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. Interested applicants are invited to contact rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca for details.

February 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Camera Club

Attention experienced shutterbugs and novice photographers!  Aurora Public Library hosts a Camera Club, the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online.

February 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Winter 2017

Drop in any Friday for a family storytime! Family Storytime is full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Date: Fridays January 13-March 31

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

  Fee:  Free, no registration required

 

February 24th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - January & February 2017

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays January 14, February 4, 25, March 11, 25

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

February 25th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Youth Coffee House

Drop in for live music featuring students from The Arts Music Store.

NEW: Open Mic segment for teens. To register contact 905-727-9494 x230

February 25th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

February 28th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2017

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 17 - March 7

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

 

February 28th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Lebovic Room. 

February 28th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life.

Tuesdays February 14 - April 11* (no class over March Break - Tuesday March 14); 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13 - 18

Please register in advance.

*Participants must attend ALL meetings

February 28th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Winter 2017

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 25- March 1 (6 weeks)

This program is full, please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to be added to the waiting list.

March 1st, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles & Tunes for Families - Winter 2017

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 25- March 1 (6 weeks)

This program is full, please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to be added to the waiting list.

March 1st, 10:30am to 11:00am
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.

Children ages 8-10 years are invited to sign up to join Aurora Public Libraries FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. teams!

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Each year, First Robotics issues a challenge to all teams to solve a problem, and our teams will work together to solve this year’s challenge over a number of weeks, ending with a showcase where they can present their solutions to members of the public!

March 1st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes

Learn how to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Start from scratch or brush up if you have experience.  Students provide their own instruments, however Ukuleles are available to purchase or loan if needed.

Wednesdays, January 11 - March 1; 7 – 8 p.m.

Ages 9 - 14

$80 (for 8 weeks) 

- to borrow a ukulele for the duration of the program: +$20

March 1st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks. FREE discussion/education group, to share unbiased knowledge in economics and financial planning. Presentation followed by group discussion.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June.   Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution. Wednesday March 1 Asset Choices for Reaching your Goals

March 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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littleBits Lab

Join us to explore these popular electronic building blocks and see how innovative and creative you can be.  Each session we will focus on a different project or design challenge.

The first Thursday of each month, 7-8 p.m.

Free!  For ages 11 - 15.

Please register in advance.

March 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Winter 2017

Drop in any Friday for a family storytime! Family Storytime is full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Date: Fridays January 13-March 31

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

  Fee:  Free, no registration required

 

March 3rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Build Your Own Book Club

What do you think a book club should be like? Reading all the time? Doing games and fun stuff about books? Writing? Making book trailers? Join us for this amazing club where you decide just what a book club is!

Dates: January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1  

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5-7

Fee: Free with advance registration (Aurora Public Library card required)

March 6th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2017

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 17 - March 7

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

 

March 7th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Monthly Makeshops

Drop in and make fabulous art, crafts and inventions using our supplies and your ideas! We’ll have lots of cool stuff to inspire you, but what you make is up to you!

Dates: Tuesdays January 3, February 7, March 7

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 5 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

March 7th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life.

Tuesdays February 14 - April 11* (no class over March Break - Tuesday March 14); 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13 - 18

Please register in advance.

*Participants must attend ALL meetings

March 7th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Is there an ultimate purpose to existence?  If questions such as these ever crossed your mind, join us on the first Tuesday of every month, October to May, as we tackle these and other philosophical questions using a variety of resources, including original texts, films, PowerPoint presentations, as well as other forms of multimedia.  We’ll explore and discuss the ideas of a different philosopher each month

March 7th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.

Children ages 8-10 years are invited to sign up to join Aurora Public Libraries FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. teams!

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Each year, First Robotics issues a challenge to all teams to solve a problem, and our teams will work together to solve this year’s challenge over a number of weeks, ending with a showcase where they can present their solutions to members of the public!

March 8th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 11.

Please register in advance.

2015 Dates:  October 8, November 12, December 10

2016 Dates:  January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12

March 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Winter 2017

Drop in any Friday for a family storytime! Family Storytime is full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Date: Fridays January 13-March 31

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

  Fee:  Free, no registration required

 

March 10th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - March 2017

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays, March 11, 25

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

March 11th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Mad Science: Up, Up and Away!

Watch while we make a hot air balloon out of a dry cleaning bag, create giant smoke rings, a Dinosaur Sneeze and demonstrate how pressure can be used to create special effects in the movies. Our grand finale will thrill everyone as an audience member experiences the wondrous and floating powers of a Mad Science Hovercraft!

Sold Out: no tickets currently available. Please check anytime you're in the library in person for returns.

March 13th, 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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Music with Russ

Join Russ Clayton for a family-fun concert!  Russ will sing and play instruments, making this an upbeat, high tempo musical adventure for families! Check out his CDs from the Library for a sneak peak!

Please click on the program name for more information.

March 14th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

March 14th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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March Break Cardboard Challenge

March Break Cardboard Challenge!

What can you build with cardboard? Drop in and find out! Will you build a city, a car, a machine or something else entirely? We’ll have the cardboard, scissors, sticky stuff and decorations, but what you make is up to you!

Date: Tuesday, March 14

Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages: 6 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

March 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Board Game Blowout

Keep boredom at bay!  Spend your afternoon testing your luck and skill at a variety of card and board games including: King of Tokyo, Fluxx, Chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Love Letters, Small World, Dominion, and more!

Tuesday March 14; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Free!  For ages 11 - 15

No registration necessary, just drop in.

March 14th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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APL Painters Club

New! Join other painters once a month in a fun, relaxed space.  Bring your own watercolour projects, supplies and ideas; share tips and inspiration. All abilities welcome, but space is limited

March 14th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Tax Efficient Investment Income for Business Owners

Are you paying $1000s in taxes on Capital Gains and Interest/Dividends and other types of income? Veteran CPA Canada speaker and business wealth specialist David Duong shares smarter ways to arrange your finances to minimize taxes and simplify your life with solutions that make dollars and sense.  Pre-register.

March 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Lofty's Marvellous Magic

Join Lofty the Magician in this magical and entertaining show!  A blend of magic, juggling, storytelling, and jokes with lots of opportunity to join in the fun, children will have a hollering good time!

Sold Out: no tickets currently available. Please check anytime you're in the library in person for returns.

March 15th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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LGBTQ+ Adult Focus Group

If you identify as LGBTQ+ we want to hear how APL can best meet your needs.

Enjoy a pizza slice and great conversation!

Register online or drop in! 

March 15th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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March Break: I SPY Puzzle Maker

Searching for small everyday objects in a picture puzzle may be a challenging, yet frequently fun!

We will supply you with every day, tiny objects, which you may arrange onto paper to create your own picture puzzle. We will photograph your full-page picture puzzle then you can take it home for  family and friends to solve.

Date: Thursday March 16

Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 5 years and up

Location: Optimist Room

Fee: Free, drop in!

March 16th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Let's Do This! : DIY Dog Tag Necklaces

Let's Do This! - Monthly Makeshops

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a different, fun, creative project!

This month: * DIY Dog Tag Necklaces

Free!  For ages 9 - 15.  No registration necessary, just drop in!

* March makeshop takes place during March Break, and is from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

March 16th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Reptilia!

Lizards, snakes and tortoises, oh my! What will you meet at this show? All sorts of amazing reptiles! Learn about them, pose with them, and maybe even pet them!

Sold Out: no tickets currently available. Please check anytime you're in the library in person for returns.

 

March 16th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Winter 2017

Drop in any Friday for a family storytime! Family Storytime is full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Date: Fridays January 13-March 31

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

  Fee:  Free, no registration required

 

March 17th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Mystic Drumz: The Road to JelloTown

Larry the frog must catch up with his evil Uncle MogoTogo and stop him before he reaches JelloTown and eats all the world’s Jello. We travel to Africa and find Log Drums, North America for Snare Drums, India for Lizard Skin Tambourines (Kanjira), Tibet for Giant Temple Bells and Chimes, Nunavut for Pow-Wow drumming and more.

Sold Out: no tickets currently available. Please check anytime you're in the library in person for returns.

March 17th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday March 21, 22, 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bookings begin February 1, 2017.

March 21st, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life.

Tuesdays February 14 - April 11* (no class over March Break - Tuesday March 14); 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13 - 18

Please register in advance.

*Participants must attend ALL meetings

March 21st, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.

Children ages 8-10 years are invited to sign up to join Aurora Public Libraries FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. teams!

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Each year, First Robotics issues a challenge to all teams to solve a problem, and our teams will work together to solve this year’s challenge over a number of weeks, ending with a showcase where they can present their solutions to members of the public!

March 22nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday March 21, 22, 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bookings begin February 1, 2017.

March 22nd, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday March 21, 22, 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bookings begin February 1, 2017.

March 23rd, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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RAOK Your World

Want to make the world a better place?  Volunteer with our Random Acts of Kindness group to spread peace, love, and happiness throughout our community.  Participants will receive Volunteer/Community Service Hours for their contribution.

Free!  For students in Grades 7 - 8

The fourth Thursday of each month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please register in advance.

March 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets the fourth Thursday evening of the month for the purpose if supporting and critiquing each other's work. Interested applicants are invited to contact rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca for details.

March 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Winter 2017

Drop in any Friday for a family storytime! Family Storytime is full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Date: Fridays January 13-March 31

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

  Fee:  Free, no registration required

 

March 24th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - March 2017

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays, March 11, 25

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

March 25th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

March 28th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life.

Tuesdays February 14 - April 11* (no class over March Break - Tuesday March 14); 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13 - 18

Please register in advance.

*Participants must attend ALL meetings

March 28th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Below the Belt: Pelvic Health and Wellness

Learn about some common dysfunctions of the pelvic floor, identifications and causes.  Find out what treatments are available and what you can do to help yourself.  Pre-register online, or at the Adult Information Desk.

March 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Handle With Care

‘Handle with Care’: In partnership with Family Services York Region, Handle with Care is a free 8-week program for parents and other caregivers: Thursdays March 30 - May 18.  Using activities, games and discussions to support social and emotional well-being of children from birth to 6 years as well as their caregivers. Registration is for all 8 sessions. Register at the Adult Information Desk.

March 30th, 10:00am to 11:45am
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APL Camera Club

Attention experienced shutterbugs and novice photographers!  Aurora Public Library hosts a Camera Club, the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online.

March 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Winter 2017

Drop in any Friday for a family storytime! Family Storytime is full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Date: Fridays January 13-March 31

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

  Fee:  Free, no registration required

 

March 31st, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Build Your Own Book Club

What do you think a book club should be like? Reading all the time? Doing games and fun stuff about books? Writing? Making book trailers? Join us for this amazing club where you decide just what a book club is!

Dates: January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1  

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5-7

Fee: Free with advance registration (Aurora Public Library card required)

April 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life.

Tuesdays February 14 - April 11* (no class over March Break - Tuesday March 14); 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13 - 18

Please register in advance.

*Participants must attend ALL meetings

April 4th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: A Dark Room

A Dark Room is a documentary told through the stories of professional hockey players, physicians, and fans of the game. A Dark Room offers an uncompromising, gritty, and science-based look at how hockey culture, and the stigma that it perpetuates, is contributing to a concussion and mental health epidemic. NFB, 52 min.

April 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Is there an ultimate purpose to existence?  If questions such as these ever crossed your mind, join us on the first Tuesday of every month, October to May, as we tackle these and other philosophical questions using a variety of resources, including original texts, films, PowerPoint presentations, as well as other forms of multimedia.  We’ll explore and discuss the ideas of a different philosopher each month

April 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks. FREE discussion/education group, to share unbiased knowledge in economics and financial planning. Presentation followed by group discussion.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June.   Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution. Wednesday April 5:  The Critical Elements of Investing: Price and Risk

April 5th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

 

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

 

April 6th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Entrepreneurs in Residence

Join us for a fast-paced evening featuring four entrepreneurs who will share their stories in a short TED X-style talk. It's a chance to mingle, ask questions and meet new visionaries who share your drive to succeed.

In partnership with StartUp York and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.

 

April 6th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

April 11th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life.

Tuesdays February 14 - April 11* (no class over March Break - Tuesday March 14); 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13 - 18

Please register in advance.

*Participants must attend ALL meetings

April 11th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Ninth Floor

Over four decades after the infamous Sir George Williams Riot, Ninth Floor reopens the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. Making an audacious foray into non-fiction, writer and director Mina Shum engages the original protagonists in a compassionate cinematic exercise of reckoning and redemption.

NFB, 81 min.

April 11th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 11.

Please register in advance.

2015 Dates:  October 8, November 12, December 10

2016 Dates:  January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12

April 13th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Hadwin's Judgement

A compelling hybrid of drama and documentary, this feature film covers the events that led up to the infamous destruction of an extraordinary 300-year-old tree held sacred by the indigenous Haida nation of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. Inspired by John Vaillant’s award-winning book The Golden Spruce, the film introduces us to the complex character of Grant Hadwin, a logging engineer and survivalist who lived and worked happily for many years in BCʼs ancient forests.

April 18th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Victory Lap Retirement

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.

April 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

April 25th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Triple P Parenting: Raising Confident, Competent Children

Children are more likely to be confident, succeed at school and get on well with others when they develop certain life skills. These life skills include being respectful and considerate, communicating well with others, thinking positively and having healthy self-esteem, being a good problem solver, and becoming independent and able to do things for themselves. (elementary school age)

April 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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RAOK Your World

Want to make the world a better place?  Volunteer with our Random Acts of Kindness group to spread peace, love, and happiness throughout our community.  Participants will receive Volunteer/Community Service Hours for their contribution.

Free!  For students in Grades 7 - 8

The fourth Thursday of each month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please register in advance.

April 27th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets the fourth Thursday evening of the month for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. Interested applicants are invited to contact rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca for details.

April 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Deadly Dames

 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.

 

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

May 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Ted Barris: At Vimy

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.

May 10th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 11.

Please register in advance.

2015 Dates:  October 8, November 12, December 10

2016 Dates:  January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12

May 11th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Triple P Parenting: Whining

Whining is common in young children and can be very frustrating for parents. Children who whine a lot need help to learn more appropriate ways of speaking. This tip sheet gives some suggestions to help you manage whining and teach your toddler how you would like them to talk to others. For parents of toddlers/pre-school age. Preregister at the Adult Information Desk.

May 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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RAOK Your World

Want to make the world a better place?  Volunteer with our Random Acts of Kindness group to spread peace, love, and happiness throughout our community.  Participants will receive Volunteer/Community Service Hours for their contribution.

Free!  For students in Grades 7 - 8

The fourth Thursday of each month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please register in advance.

May 25th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is aa small working collective that meets the fourth Thursday evening of the month for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. Interested applicants are invited to contact rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca for details.

May 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Teen Coffee House

Drop in for live music featuring students from The Arts Music Store.

NEW: Open Mic segment for teens. To register contact 905-727-9494 x230

May 27th, 2:00pm to 3:45pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

June 1st, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets the fourth Thursday evening of the month for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. Interested applicants are invited to contact rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca for details.

June 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

July 6th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

August 3rd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

September 7th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

A culminating event in November will celebrate a cookbook created for the community to enjoy.

WHERE:
YRFN COMMUNITY
KITCHEN
350 Industrial
Pkwy S, Aurora

October 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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