Events

Super Spring Makeshop!

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!

Date: Wednesday May 24

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

Ages: 4 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in!

May 24th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes - intermediate class

Learn how to play the Ukulele! Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering. Expand on the skills you already have in our intermediate class. Instructor: James Brown.

Wednesdays, April 12 - May 31; 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.

Ages 9 - 14

$80 (for 8 weeks)

 

May 24th, 7:30pm to 8:15pm
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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.
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

May 25th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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What's coding?

Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps, and websites. Come and join this workshop that will introduce you to the concept of computer programming. If you are curious about how computer software is developed or if you want to discover free online resources that can help you learn how to code, this is the right workshop for you. You will be provided with the right tools and support that will help you create a personal coding project. 

 

May 25th, 6:30pm 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.  

May 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.

May 25th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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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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.
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

May 30th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes - beginner class

Learn how to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  Start from scratch in our beginner class; no experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor: James Brown.

Wednesdays, April 12 - May 31; 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Ages 9 - 14

$80 (for 8 weeks) 

May 31st, 6:30pm to 7:15pm
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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 (Sept-June, excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room, second floor.   Wednesday May 31: Forty Rooms

APL Book Club Picks 2016-17

 

May 31st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Ukulele Heroes - intermediate class

Learn how to play the Ukulele! Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering. Expand on the skills you already have in our intermediate class. Instructor: James Brown.

Wednesdays, April 12 - May 31; 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.

Ages 9 - 14

$80 (for 8 weeks)

 

May 31st, 7:30pm to 8:15pm
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OBOA: Photography Contest: ALIVE!

Photography submission deadline: Sept. 29, 2017

Investigate and capture the beauty and struggles of what it means to be truly ALIVE!

Portraits, street scenes, documentary and conceptual – straight from the camera or digital illustrations are welcome.

Inspire us with your creativity!

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

June 1st, 9:00am to September 29th, 6:15pm
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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

June 1st, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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OBOA: WRITING CONTEST

Relationships within families can be shaped by misunderstandings
and dysfunction, as well as love and pride.

 

Send us your story to enter the OBOA 2017 writing contest for a chance to WIN!

 

Prizes: Winner $100 Giftcard or Runner Up $25 Giftcard

Submissions deadline: Sept. 29, 2017 to: writingcontest@aurorapl.ca

 

Winners to be announced at APL’s Ontario Public Library Week Open House on
Mon. Oct. 16, subsequently via email or phone.

 

June 1st, 12:00pm to September 29th, 11:00pm
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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.
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

June 1st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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What's coding?

Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps, and websites. Come and join this workshop that will introduce you to the concept of computer programming. If you are curious about how computer software is developed or if you want to discover free online resources that can help you learn how to code, this is the right workshop for you. You will be provided with the right tools and support that will help you create a personal coding project. 

 

June 1st, 6:30pm 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.

June 1st, 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.

June 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Home Alone Program

Designed by the Canadian Safety Council, this program helps prepare 9 -11 year olds for being home alone during short periods of time.  Participants will learn basic first aid and safety procedures, as well as to recognize hazards, and when and how to use 911.

 Offered in partnership with St. John's Ambulance.

Friday June 2 (P.A. Day), 1 - 4 p.m.

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

June 2nd, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Saturday Family Storytime - Spring 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 April 1, April 22, May 6, June 3, June 17

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

June 3rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Teddy Bear Tea for Grandma/Grandpa and Me

Bring your favourite teddy and Grandma or Grandpa along for tea time and fun at the Library to celebrate Ontario Seniors’ Month!

We’ll start with a craft, provide lots of fun books for you to read together or check out, and of course, we’ll give you a delicious tea! Please tell us about any serious allergies when you register.

Date and time: Saturday June 3, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Location: Magna Room (next to the café in the lobby)

Ages: Children 3-10 years with a grandparent or other older adult.

Aurora Chamber Street Festival

Join Aurora Public Library at this year's Annual Chamber Street Festival.  In its 22nd year, the party only gets better!
Visit our tent right in front of the Library for great bargain-priced donated books, fun prizes and great community spirit.

June 4th, 11:00am to 5:00pm
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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!

June 6th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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.
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

June 6th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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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 June 7: Can Investment Risk be managed? Yes!

June 7th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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.
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

June 8th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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What's coding?

Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps, and websites. Come and join this workshop that will introduce you to the concept of computer programming. If you are curious about how computer software is developed or if you want to discover free online resources that can help you learn how to code, this is the right workshop for you. You will be provided with the right tools and support that will help you create a personal coding project. 

 

June 8th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Walking Tour of Historic Yonge Street

Presented by Aurora Historical Society and Aurora Public Library 

June 10, 2017 (English Tour) 

June 17, 2017 (English/Mandarin Tour) 

 

Starts at Hillary House NHS

15372 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1N8

Space is limited. If for some reason you are unable to attend, please let us know so that someone else can take your spot.

June 10th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
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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.
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

June 13th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Painters Club

Aurora Painters Club Join other painters in a fun, relaxed space! Bring your own watercolour projects, supplies and ideas; share tips and inspiration.  All abilities welcome, but space is limited. Pre-Register at the Adult Information Desk.

June 13th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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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.
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

June 15th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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What's coding?

Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps, and websites. Come and join this workshop that will introduce you to the concept of computer programming. If you are curious about how computer software is developed or if you want to discover free online resources that can help you learn how to code, this is the right workshop for you. You will be provided with the right tools and support that will help you create a personal coding project. 

 

June 15th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Saturday Family Storytime - Spring 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 April 1, April 22, May 6, June 3, June 17

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

June 17th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Newcomer Walking Tour of Historic Yonge Street

Presented by Aurora Historical Society and Aurora Public Library 

June 10, 2017 (English Tour) 

June 17, 2017 (English/Mandarin Tour) 

 

Starts at Hillary House NHS

15372 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1N8

Space is limited. If for some reason you are unable to attend, please let us know so that someone else can take your spot.

June 17th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
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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!

June 20th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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.
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

June 20th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

June 22nd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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What's coding?

Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps, and websites. Come and join this workshop that will introduce you to the concept of computer programming. If you are curious about how computer software is developed or if you want to discover free online resources that can help you learn how to code, this is the right workshop for you. You will be provided with the right tools and support that will help you create a personal coding project. 

 

June 22nd, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Kite Building

Learn simple kite-making as you build and decorate a simple kite to fly in the spring breeze!

Date: Saturday June 24

Time 3:00-4:00

Ages: 8-11 years

Free with advance registration

June 24th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Electric Car - Info Session

Learn more about electric cars – how they save money and the environment! Come hear a presentation from Plug ‘n Drive, a non-profit organization committed to helping the adoption of electric cars followed by a Q&A.

An electric car model will be onsite for viewing.

June 26th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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.
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

June 27th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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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.
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275
2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655, or Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

June 29th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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What's coding?

Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps, and websites. Come and join this workshop that will introduce you to the concept of computer programming. If you are curious about how computer software is developed or if you want to discover free online resources that can help you learn how to code, this is the right workshop for you. You will be provided with the right tools and support that will help you create a personal coding project. 

 

June 29th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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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 29th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
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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!

July 4th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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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Library Building Days

Join us for some creative building fun at the Library’s Building Days! We have lots of LEGO® and Duplo® for you to build with, and awesome books to give you ideas!

Please do not bring your own LEGO® pieces with you. Parents/guardians must remain in the library.

Dates: Friday July 7, Tuesday August 29

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in!

July 7th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate Canada 150 with 150 Line of Code

This 5-day coding camp enables students to learn how to code using Python libraries to create Canada maps. At the end of the workshop, students will have an understanding of main programming concepts and they will complete a project created with 150 lines of code.  

Daily attendance is required to build upon knowledge gained from previous sessions.   

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14 : 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Age requirements: 14 - 18 

Please bring your own laptop and lunch.   

July 10th, 10:00am to 3:00pm
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Books for Babies - Summer 2017

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Tuesdays July 11, 18 and 25, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

July 11th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Celebrate Canada 150 with 150 Line of Code

This 5-day coding camp enables students to learn how to code using Python libraries to create Canada maps. At the end of the workshop, students will have an understanding of main programming concepts and they will complete a project created with 150 lines of code.  

Daily attendance is required to build upon knowledge gained from previous sessions.   

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14 : 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Age requirements: 14 - 18 

Please bring your own laptop and lunch.   

July 11th, 10:00am to 3:00pm
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 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, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Dates: Tuesdays, July 11-August 15, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 11-August 15

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in. 

July 11th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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How-Tuesdays

D-I-Y the day away at our drop-in makeshops - each week we'll have a different creative, crafty focus. 

Every other Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22

Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

July 11:  Painted Rocks

July 25:  Stress Balls

August 8:  Paper Art

August 22:  Spiffy School Supplies

July 11th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Celebrate Canada 150 with 150 Line of Code

This 5-day coding camp enables students to learn how to code using Python libraries to create Canada maps. At the end of the workshop, students will have an understanding of main programming concepts and they will complete a project created with 150 lines of code.  

Daily attendance is required to build upon knowledge gained from previous sessions.   

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14 : 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Age requirements: 14 - 18 

Please bring your own laptop and lunch.   

July 12th, 10:00am to 3:00pm
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What Wednesdays

Drop in every Wednesday to see what we’re exploring this week! Art, science, technology, and more, all lots of fun! Activities will be hands-on: sometimes you’ll make something to take home, sometimes you won’t! Some things may be messy, so don’t come in your best clothes!

Dates: Wednesdays July 12-August 23

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

July 12th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Are We There Yet?!

Join us to create and play some of the best travel games / activities we know!  Then take them home and play them the next time you are travelling around in a car, boat, plane, train or perhaps in a hot air balloon, submarine or spaceship!

Date:  Wednesday July 12

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages:  For families with kids ages 4 and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

July 12th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Time for Toddlers - Summer 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 14-23 months at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

July 13th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Celebrate Canada 150 with 150 Line of Code

This 5-day coding camp enables students to learn how to code using Python libraries to create Canada maps. At the end of the workshop, students will have an understanding of main programming concepts and they will complete a project created with 150 lines of code.  

Daily attendance is required to build upon knowledge gained from previous sessions.   

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14 : 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Age requirements: 14 - 18 

Please bring your own laptop and lunch.   

July 13th, 10:00am to 3:00pm
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Paws for Stories - Summer 2017

Paws 4 Stories is a literacy program for beginning and struggling readers:  an exciting opportunity to read aloud to a dog and make a friend!

Dogs and their owners are trained and generously provided by St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Participants must give 24 hours’ notice if they cannot attend.

Dates: Thursdays July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10.

Times: 10:30-11:00, 11:00-11:30

July 13th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Preschool Storytime - Summer 2017

Registration: Children who live in Aurora may be registered in person or by phone for any of the above programs, starting Saturday June 24, during Library hours. You will need a valid library card for your child to register during this time, and there must be an Aurora street address attached to the card record. Please have the card ready when you call or come to the desk. Non-residents and residents without a card for their child may register by phone or in person starting Thursday June 29. Everyone is limited to registration in one session at a time.

July 13th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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littleBits Lab

Join us every other week 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.

Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24

Free!  For ages 11 - 15.  Please register in advance.

July 13th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Celebrate Canada 150 with 150 Line of Code

This 5-day coding camp enables students to learn how to code using Python libraries to create Canada maps. At the end of the workshop, students will have an understanding of main programming concepts and they will complete a project created with 150 lines of code.  

Daily attendance is required to build upon knowledge gained from previous sessions.   

Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14 : 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Age requirements: 14 - 18 

Please bring your own laptop and lunch.   

July 14th, 10:00am to 3:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Summer Edition

Learn 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.  Instructor: James Brown.

*Please bring your own Ukulele!

Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

July 17 - 21

$60  For ages 9 - 14.  Please register in advance.

July 17th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Books for Babies - Summer 2017

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Tuesdays July 11, 18 and 25, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

July 18th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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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!

July 18th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 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, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Dates: Tuesdays, July 11-August 15, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 11-August 15

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in. 

July 18th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Ukulele Heroes - Summer Edition

Learn 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.  Instructor: James Brown.

*Please bring your own Ukulele!

Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

July 17 - 21

$60  For ages 9 - 14.  Please register in advance.

July 18th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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What Wednesdays

Drop in every Wednesday to see what we’re exploring this week! Art, science, technology, and more, all lots of fun! Activities will be hands-on: sometimes you’ll make something to take home, sometimes you won’t! Some things may be messy, so don’t come in your best clothes!

Dates: Wednesdays July 12-August 23

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

July 19th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Ukulele Heroes - Summer Edition

Learn 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.  Instructor: James Brown.

*Please bring your own Ukulele!

Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

July 17 - 21

$60  For ages 9 - 14.  Please register in advance.

July 19th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Summer 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 14-23 months at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

July 20th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Paws for Stories - Summer 2017

Paws 4 Stories is a literacy program for beginning and struggling readers:  an exciting opportunity to read aloud to a dog and make a friend!

Dogs and their owners are trained and generously provided by St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Participants must give 24 hours’ notice if they cannot attend.

Dates: Thursdays July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10.

Times: 10:30-11:00, 11:00-11:30

July 20th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Preschool Storytime - Summer 2017

Registration: Children who live in Aurora may be registered in person or by phone for any of the above programs, starting Saturday June 24, during Library hours. You will need a valid library card for your child to register during this time, and there must be an Aurora street address attached to the card record. Please have the card ready when you call or come to the desk. Non-residents and residents without a card for their child may register by phone or in person starting Thursday June 29. Everyone is limited to registration in one session at a time.

July 20th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Ukulele Heroes - Summer Edition

Learn 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.  Instructor: James Brown.

*Please bring your own Ukulele!

Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

July 17 - 21

$60  For ages 9 - 14.  Please register in advance.

July 20th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Event Type: 

Ukulele Heroes - Summer Edition

Learn 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.  Instructor: James Brown.

*Please bring your own Ukulele!

Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

July 17 - 21

$60  For ages 9 - 14.  Please register in advance.

July 21st, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Celebrate Canada 150 with 150 Lines of Code

This 5-day coding camp enables students to learn how to code using Python libraries to create Canada maps. At the end of the workshop, students will have an understanding of main programming concepts and they will complete a project created with 150 lines of code.  

Daily attendance is required to build upon knowledge gained from previous sessions.   

Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28 : 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Age requirements: 14 - 18 

Please bring your own laptop and lunch.   

July 24th, 10:30am to 3:30pm
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Books for Babies - Summer 2017

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Tuesdays July 11, 18 and 25, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

July 25th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Celebrate Canada 150 with 150 Lines of Code

This 5-day coding camp enables students to learn how to code using Python libraries to create Canada maps. At the end of the workshop, students will have an understanding of main programming concepts and they will complete a project created with 150 lines of code.  

Daily attendance is required to build upon knowledge gained from previous sessions.   

Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28 : 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Age requirements: 14 - 18 

Please bring your own laptop and lunch.   

July 25th, 10:30am to 3:30pm
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 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, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Dates: Tuesdays, July 11-August 15, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 11-August 15

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in. 

July 25th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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How-Tuesdays

D-I-Y the day away at our drop-in makeshops - each week we'll have a different creative, crafty focus. 

Every other Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22

Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

July 11:  Painted Rocks

July 25:  Stress Balls

August 8:  Paper Art

August 22:  Spiffy School Supplies

July 25th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Celebrate Canada 150 with 150 Lines of Code

This 5-day coding camp enables students to learn how to code using Python libraries to create Canada maps. At the end of the workshop, students will have an understanding of main programming concepts and they will complete a project created with 150 lines of code.  

Daily attendance is required to build upon knowledge gained from previous sessions.   

Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28 : 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Age requirements: 14 - 18 

Please bring your own laptop and lunch.   

July 26th, 10:30am to 3:30pm
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What Wednesdays

Drop in every Wednesday to see what we’re exploring this week! Art, science, technology, and more, all lots of fun! Activities will be hands-on: sometimes you’ll make something to take home, sometimes you won’t! Some things may be messy, so don’t come in your best clothes!

Dates: Wednesdays July 12-August 23

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

July 26th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Make a Marble Run!

Here’s your chance to create a super circuit for your marble to twist and turn its way from top to bottom! Build tracks and ramps out of recycled materials and get ready to roll!

Date: Wednesday July 26

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

July 26th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Summer 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 14-23 months at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

July 27th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Celebrate Canada 150 with 150 Lines of Code

This 5-day coding camp enables students to learn how to code using Python libraries to create Canada maps. At the end of the workshop, students will have an understanding of main programming concepts and they will complete a project created with 150 lines of code.  

Daily attendance is required to build upon knowledge gained from previous sessions.   

Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28 : 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Age requirements: 14 - 18 

Please bring your own laptop and lunch.   

July 27th, 10:30am to 3:30pm
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Paws for Stories - Summer 2017

Paws 4 Stories is a literacy program for beginning and struggling readers:  an exciting opportunity to read aloud to a dog and make a friend!

Dogs and their owners are trained and generously provided by St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Participants must give 24 hours’ notice if they cannot attend.

Dates: Thursdays July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10.

Times: 10:30-11:00, 11:00-11:30

July 27th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Preschool Storytime - Summer 2017

Registration: Children who live in Aurora may be registered in person or by phone for any of the above programs, starting Saturday June 24, during Library hours. You will need a valid library card for your child to register during this time, and there must be an Aurora street address attached to the card record. Please have the card ready when you call or come to the desk. Non-residents and residents without a card for their child may register by phone or in person starting Thursday June 29. Everyone is limited to registration in one session at a time.

July 27th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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littleBits Lab

Join us every other week 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.

Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24

Free!  For ages 11 - 15.  Please register in advance.

July 27th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Event Type: 

Celebrate Canada 150 with 150 Lines of Code

This 5-day coding camp enables students to learn how to code using Python libraries to create Canada maps. At the end of the workshop, students will have an understanding of main programming concepts and they will complete a project created with 150 lines of code.  

Daily attendance is required to build upon knowledge gained from previous sessions.   

Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28 : 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Age requirements: 14 - 18 

Please bring your own laptop and lunch.   

July 28th, 10:30am to 3:30pm
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 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, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Dates: Tuesdays, July 11-August 15, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 11-August 15

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in. 

August 1st, 10:30am to 11:00am
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What Wednesdays

Drop in every Wednesday to see what we’re exploring this week! Art, science, technology, and more, all lots of fun! Activities will be hands-on: sometimes you’ll make something to take home, sometimes you won’t! Some things may be messy, so don’t come in your best clothes!

Dates: Wednesdays July 12-August 23

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

August 2nd, 10:30am to 11:30am
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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!

Wednesday August 2, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Free!  For ages 11 - 15.  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

August 2nd, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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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

August 3rd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Paws for Stories - Summer 2017

Paws 4 Stories is a literacy program for beginning and struggling readers:  an exciting opportunity to read aloud to a dog and make a friend!

Dogs and their owners are trained and generously provided by St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Participants must give 24 hours’ notice if they cannot attend.

Dates: Thursdays July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10.

Times: 10:30-11:00, 11:00-11:30

August 3rd, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Wonderworks - Summer 2017

3 and 4 year olds are invited to come join us to discover amazing things! Every week we’ll play with science, technology, engineering or math (or all four!) in a free-form, hands-on way that encourages discovery and learning. We’ll be exploring things in a fun and possibly messy way, so please come dressed in clothes that can get dirty!

Dates: Thursdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 3-4 years with a grownup

Fee: Free, drop in.

August 3rd, 10:30am to 11:30am

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.

August 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 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, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Dates: Tuesdays, July 11-August 15, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 11-August 15

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in. 

August 8th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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How-Tuesdays

D-I-Y the day away at our drop-in makeshops - each week we'll have a different creative, crafty focus. 

Every other Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22

Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

July 11:  Painted Rocks

July 25:  Stress Balls

August 8:  Paper Art

August 22:  Spiffy School Supplies

August 8th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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What Wednesdays

Drop in every Wednesday to see what we’re exploring this week! Art, science, technology, and more, all lots of fun! Activities will be hands-on: sometimes you’ll make something to take home, sometimes you won’t! Some things may be messy, so don’t come in your best clothes!

Dates: Wednesdays July 12-August 23

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

August 9th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Minecraft Mayhem Party

Are you a lover of all things Minecraft? Come celebrate your favourite game at our Minecraft Mayhem Party! Meet fellow fans and discuss tips and tricks for block building or creeper crushing. Then dive into one of our Minecraft themed party games or take-home crafts.

Date: Wednesday August 9

Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Ages: 8-12 years

Fee: Free, drop in.

August 9th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Paws for Stories - Summer 2017

Paws 4 Stories is a literacy program for beginning and struggling readers:  an exciting opportunity to read aloud to a dog and make a friend!

Dogs and their owners are trained and generously provided by St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Participants must give 24 hours’ notice if they cannot attend.

Dates: Thursdays July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10.

Times: 10:30-11:00, 11:00-11:30

August 10th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Wonderworks - Summer 2017

3 and 4 year olds are invited to come join us to discover amazing things! Every week we’ll play with science, technology, engineering or math (or all four!) in a free-form, hands-on way that encourages discovery and learning. We’ll be exploring things in a fun and possibly messy way, so please come dressed in clothes that can get dirty!

Dates: Thursdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 3-4 years with a grownup

Fee: Free, drop in.

August 10th, 10:30am to 11:30am

littleBits Lab

Join us every other week 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.

Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24

Free!  For ages 11 - 15.  Please register in advance.

August 10th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Summer Makeshop

Drop in and create something amazing from our supplies! We’ll have arts and craft things, recyclables, and whatever other neat things we can find! You bring the ideas, we’ll provide the supplies!

Date: Monday August 14

Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Ages: 4 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in! 

August 14th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 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, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Dates: Tuesdays, July 11-August 15, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 11-August 15

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in. 

August 15th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Do You Speak Math?

The transition to high school math can be challenging!  Get a head start with teacher and mathematician Danielle Rasu-Park as you prepare for the high school experience.

Tuesday August 15 - Friday August 18, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Free!  For students entering Grade 9.  Please register in advance.

August 15th, 3:30pm to 4:45pm
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What Wednesdays

Drop in every Wednesday to see what we’re exploring this week! Art, science, technology, and more, all lots of fun! Activities will be hands-on: sometimes you’ll make something to take home, sometimes you won’t! Some things may be messy, so don’t come in your best clothes!

Dates: Wednesdays July 12-August 23

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

August 16th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Do You Speak Math?

The transition to high school math can be challenging!  Get a head start with teacher and mathematician Danielle Rasu-Park as you prepare for the high school experience.

Tuesday August 15 - Friday August 18, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Free!  For students entering Grade 9.  Please register in advance.

August 16th, 3:30pm to 4:45pm
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Wonderworks - Summer 2017

3 and 4 year olds are invited to come join us to discover amazing things! Every week we’ll play with science, technology, engineering or math (or all four!) in a free-form, hands-on way that encourages discovery and learning. We’ll be exploring things in a fun and possibly messy way, so please come dressed in clothes that can get dirty!

Dates: Thursdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 3-4 years with a grownup

Fee: Free, drop in.

August 17th, 10:30am to 11:30am

Do You Speak Math?

The transition to high school math can be challenging!  Get a head start with teacher and mathematician Danielle Rasu-Park as you prepare for the high school experience.

Tuesday August 15 - Friday August 18, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Free!  For students entering Grade 9.  Please register in advance.

August 17th, 3:30pm to 4:45pm
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Do You Speak Math?

The transition to high school math can be challenging!  Get a head start with teacher and mathematician Danielle Rasu-Park as you prepare for the high school experience.

Tuesday August 15 - Friday August 18, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Free!  For students entering Grade 9.  Please register in advance.

August 18th, 3:30pm to 4:45pm
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How-Tuesdays

D-I-Y the day away at our drop-in makeshops - each week we'll have a different creative, crafty focus. 

Every other Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22

Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

July 11:  Painted Rocks

July 25:  Stress Balls

August 8:  Paper Art

August 22:  Spiffy School Supplies

August 22nd, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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What Wednesdays

Drop in every Wednesday to see what we’re exploring this week! Art, science, technology, and more, all lots of fun! Activities will be hands-on: sometimes you’ll make something to take home, sometimes you won’t! Some things may be messy, so don’t come in your best clothes!

Dates: Wednesdays July 12-August 23

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

August 23rd, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Wonderworks - Summer 2017

3 and 4 year olds are invited to come join us to discover amazing things! Every week we’ll play with science, technology, engineering or math (or all four!) in a free-form, hands-on way that encourages discovery and learning. We’ll be exploring things in a fun and possibly messy way, so please come dressed in clothes that can get dirty!

Dates: Thursdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 3-4 years with a grownup

Fee: Free, drop in.

August 24th, 10:30am to 11:30am

littleBits Lab

Join us every other week 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.

Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24

Free!  For ages 11 - 15.  Please register in advance.

August 24th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Library Building Days

Join us for some creative building fun at the Library’s Building Days! We have lots of LEGO® and Duplo® for you to build with, and awesome books to give you ideas!

Please do not bring your own LEGO® pieces with you. Parents/guardians must remain in the library.

Dates: Friday July 7, Tuesday August 29

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in!

August 29th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Wonderworks - Summer 2017

3 and 4 year olds are invited to come join us to discover amazing things! Every week we’ll play with science, technology, engineering or math (or all four!) in a free-form, hands-on way that encourages discovery and learning. We’ll be exploring things in a fun and possibly messy way, so please come dressed in clothes that can get dirty!

Dates: Thursdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 3-4 years with a grownup

Fee: Free, drop in.

August 31st, 10:30am to 11:30am

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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OBOA: LGBTQ+ in Conversation

Join interviewer Brock Weir, managing editor of The Auroran, for an evening of intimate conversation with Chelsea Derry, Jacob Gal, Lisa Feldstein and Jenn Tyrrell about the challenges and celebrations experienced by LGBTQ+ communities today, including issues of culture, diversity and inclusion.Networking and refreshments.

Free Tickets Available Starting: August 1, 2017

September 20th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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 (Sept-June, excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room, second floor.   Wednesday September 27: Natural Order

September 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA: OBITUARY FICTION: a writing workshop

Join author and zine artist, Marnie Maguire, for an exploration in character development.Using an imagined obituary as a literary device and writing prompt, bring a character back to life by revealing the truth (and lies) behind an artfully crafted death notice. Of interest to writers of fiction, poetry or memoir.


Registration opens Aug. 1

 

September 30th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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OBOA: Aging as Living in Time: a discussion

The picture of old age as being a time of inevitable decline is fraught with all sorts of assumptions that are deeply ingrained in our culture. In the book Natural Order, the central character Joyce Sparks exemplifies many of the conventional qualities of old age – regret, sadness, loss, denial. In the end, however, Joyce illustrates how even in old age, it is possible to learn, grow and become a better and more whole human being.
October 3rd, 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

October 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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OBOA Grand Finale: Meet Brian Francis

Join us for the grand finale of the 2017 OneBookOneAurora project.
Meet Brian Francis, author of the 2017 selection Natural Order and get insight into the real life experiences that shaped the novel.
 
Free Tickets Available Starting: August 1, 2017
October 21st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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