Events

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.

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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