Events

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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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

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

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
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Newcomer 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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Preschool Storytime - Summer 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.

Dates: Thursdays July 13, 20, 27 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

July 13th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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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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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The Art of Origami

Join us in the Library Living Room and experience Origami, while learning about the Japanese culture and language.

Program is led by students from Japan, in partnership with Contact Canada Education Services.

Friday July 14

1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Free!  For all ages.

No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

 

July 14th, 1:30pm to 4:00pm
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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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Newcomer 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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Preschool Storytime - Summer 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.

Dates: Thursdays July 13, 20, 27 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

July 20th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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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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
Audience: 
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
Audience: 
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 26th, 10:30am to 3:30pm
Audience: 
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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
Audience: 

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
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 27th, 10:30am to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime - Summer 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.

Dates: Thursdays July 13, 20, 27 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

July 27th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 

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
Audience: 
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Wonderworks - Summer 2017

Three and four 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
Audience: 
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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
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
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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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Wonderworks - Summer 2017

Three and four 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

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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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

Three and four 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

Three and four 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

Three and four 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

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 September 6: Be a Trader, an Investor and a Saver...systematically, Part 1
 

September 6th, 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

September 7th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

September 8th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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Newcomer 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!

September 12th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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APL Painters Club

Aurora Painters Club 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. Pre-Register at the Adult Information Desk.

September 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

September 15th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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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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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

September 22nd, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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Newcomer 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!

September 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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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A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

September 29th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

October 6th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Audience: 
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Newcomer 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!

October 10th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

October 13th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

October 20th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
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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
Audience: 
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Newcomer 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!

October 24th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

October 27th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

November 3rd, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer 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!

November 7th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

November 10th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

A Career Exploration Program for Women

In partnership with the Women's Centre of York Region. ​

  • Discover employment options that “fit” your personality
  • Build self-confidence as you identify your interests & skills

  • Research occupations & make a research Action Plan

  • Attend group sessions one morning a week for 10 weeks

November 17th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer 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!

November 21st, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer 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!

December 5th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Newcomer 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!

December 19th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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