Events

TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

June 15th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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APL Online Book Club

Join the APL Online Book Club for fun and entertaining conversations about books each month.

Did something in the book make you fall in a rabbit hole of information? Tell us!

This book club is meant for all readers, so we’ll aim for informal and fun conversations.

June 15th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every other Tuesday on our Minecraft Realms server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

Find the link on our Discord channel under Gaming #minecraft here https://discord.gg/PcVK9pD.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft, any platform (PC, Switch, PS4, etc.) can join.

June 15th, 7:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

June 16th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Baby Café

Expecting and new parents are invited to attend interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshops. Each month will feature a different guest speaker and topic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.

 

Thurs. June 17 | 11:00am – 12:00pm

June 17th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® Adventures!

We have an amazing TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® to share with you in locations throughout Aurora all summer, and we also have special Adventures at each location throughout the summer, where you can join us for fun outdoor and socially distanced activities!  

Library staff will be visiting each location with fun activities and to celebrate summer reading as well! 

Adventures can be found on from 2-4pm as follows:

Thursday June 17 @Town Park (49 Wells St)

Thursday July 8 @ Ada Johnson Park  (60 Hartwell Way)

June 17th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Ask Garden Aurora!

Aurora Public Library is proud to partner with Garden Aurora to give you the 'dirt' on all of your gardening questions. From compost and carrots to weeds and wildflowers these experts have the answers.  Email your questions  by June 15th to bpreyde@aurorapl.ca and join us on June 17th at 7pm for Garden Aurora's horticultural help.  Zoom link will be emailed.

June 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

Boost your self-confidence as you identify your interests and skills. Discover employment options that fit your personality. Get motivated to follow your career path. Plus, access networking events with special guest speakers.

 

Orientation Session: Friday Apr 9 or 16

Program Dates: Fridays, Apr 23 – Jun 18 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

June 18th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Sunny Days Reading Club

Our Spring Reading Club for Children! Join us on Beanstack to track reading, activities and reviews and win prizes! Every hour you read gets you a ticket to enter a draw to win a free book or a cool bead for your TD Summer Reading Club Necklace! 

Ages 0-13, because being read aloud to counts too--just time any reading or listening to books you do, and enter it in Beanstack. Make it easy to time reading with the Beanstack app, available on the App Store or Google Play!

June 19th, 9:00am to 9:30am
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TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

June 19th, 10:30am
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Practicing Meditation

In these uncertain and stressful times, learn the benefits of meditation and basic meditation techniques that you will be able to practice on your own or with others.  One hour virtual sessions once a month. New members welcome. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

June 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Lunchtime Tours: Indigenous Art at the Legislative Building

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day! Part of Lunchtime Tours @ the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Virtually explore Gathering Place - a collection of artworks allowing us to see Ontario in a special light, one that is focused on the relations between people and nature. Pre-register. MS Teams link will be emailed.

June 21st, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

June 22nd, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month.  In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  In partnership with The Aurora Philosophy Institute (API). New members always welcome. Pre-register.   Tuesday June 22: Narrative in Adam Smith.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

June 22nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Game Night: Jackbox Party Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every other Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device. To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

June 22nd, 7:00pm
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June 20, 1981: the battle of Church Street and the founding of Pride Toronto

This year is the 40th anniversary of both the Toronto bathhouse raids and the founding of Pride Toronto.  Dr. Tom Hooper, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, reflects on the connections between the resistance to the bathhouse raids and the forgotten histories of Pride Toronto. Q&A to follow.

In partnership with York University. All welcome!

Register at bit.ly/2RF5K74
June 23rd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Join us monthly for a virtual Newcomer Book Discussion Group where you will have the opportunity to practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! *A limited number of books will be made available to participants.

 

Jun. 23: Alma and How She Got Her Name / By Juana Martinez-Neal.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

June 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

June 23rd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Workplace Stress & Anxieties

Looking for work can be difficult. Add in a global pandemic, and as that challenge increases, so can your stress.

  • Discover strategies and tools to help you overcome your own barriers
  • Discuss common issues and possible solutions with an Employment Specialist and others with similar experiences

In partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe.

June 24th, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Second Career Information Session

The Second Career Information Session helps you understand this government funding option in order to assist your return to work. You will learn about eligibility, application process, extra resources to assist your labour market and school research, and more.

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org or call 647-859-9092.

 

June 24th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

The group is currently at capacity. For information on how to join, please contact Reccia at rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

June 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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What Does Canada Mean to You?


Take the Canada Day Challenge!


Saturday, June 26 - Sunday, July 4


Hold up your poster board (can be writing or drawing) and send a photo to lfrechette@aurorapl.ca for a community FB post.


Participants will be entered in a draw for prizes.


Part of Aurora’s Canada Day Festivities.

June 26th, 12:00am to 11:30pm
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Sunny Days Reading Club

Our Spring Reading Club for Children! Join us on Beanstack to track reading, activities and reviews and win prizes! Every hour you read gets you a ticket to enter a draw to win a free book or a cool bead for your TD Summer Reading Club Necklace! 

Ages 0-13, because being read aloud to counts too--just time any reading or listening to books you do, and enter it in Beanstack. Make it easy to time reading with the Beanstack app, available on the App Store or Google Play!

June 26th, 9:00am to 9:30am
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TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

June 26th, 10:30am
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TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

June 29th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every other Tuesday on our Minecraft Realms server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

Find the link on our Discord channel under Gaming #minecraft here https://discord.gg/PcVK9pD.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft, any platform (PC, Switch, PS4, etc.) can join.

June 29th, 7:00pm
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Animal Crossing Drop n' Swap

Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Need some new DIY recipes or custom items? Want to make some new friends and ditch old items you don’t need? Come to Aurora Island and participate in a virtual drop n’ swap!

(Note: participants will need their own subscription to Nintendo Switch Online to participate.)

June 29th, 7:00pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

June 30th, 9:30am

Pre-Teen Book Club

Join us on Google Classrooms for our pre-teen book club. We will have online discussions, fun games and activities! 

Books will be available for pick-up at the beginning of each month. 

To register, email ltang@aurorapl.ca. 

June 30th, 1:30pm to 2:00pm
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APL Book Club: Sapiens, a brief history of humankind

If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for this Virtual Book Club.  Wednesday June 30: Sapiens, a brief history of humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari.  Zoom details will be emailed. Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy

June 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

June 30th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

July 2nd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

July 3rd, 10:30am
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What Does Canada Mean to You?


Take the Canada Day Challenge!


Saturday, June 26 - Sunday, July 4


Hold up your poster board (can be writing or drawing) and send a photo to lfrechette@aurorapl.ca for a community FB post.


Participants will be entered in a draw for prizes.


Part of Aurora’s Canada Day Festivities.

July 4th, 12:00am to 11:30pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

We will read and draw from books written by authors in the Superstar Storytellers Series, like Tracey West, Vicky Fang, and Jess Keating!

July 5th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

July 6th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

July 6th, 7:00pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

Crossword Club

Join us to solve a crossword puzzle as a group. Enjoy doing crosswords but get stumped by a few clues? Let's harness the power of community and solve one together! The host will share a puzzle to view on your screen, and then you can verbally suggest answers. 

This program will be offered over Zoom - instructions will be email 2 days before the event. 

July 7th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

July 7th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aurorapl

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

July 8th, 11:00am
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TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® Adventures!

We have an amazing TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® to share with you in locations throughout Aurora all summer, and we also have special Adventures at each location throughout the summer, where you can join us for fun outdoor and socially distanced activities!  

Library staff will be visiting each location with fun activities and to celebrate summer reading as well! 

Adventures can be found on from 2-4pm as follows:

Thursday June 17 @Town Park (49 Wells St)

Thursday July 8 @ Ada Johnson Park  (60 Hartwell Way)

July 8th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

July 8th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

July 8th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

July 9th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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APL Zine Makers

Showcase your talents to the rest of the community by submitting your creative projects for inclusion in the Aurora Public Library’s online Zine!

There are two ways of participating: contribute content, or be part of the editing crew!

 

Contribute Content

Email your submissions to jcheung@aurorapl.ca

Submission ideas include:

July 9th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 10th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

July 10th, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 12th, 9:30am

Show and Tell for Grown Ups

Show and tell isn't just for kids anymore! Join the Aurora Public Library and the Aurora Museum & Archives for a virtual show and tell for adults. Share with us about an interesting item from your collection, a photograph, a family heirloom, or a piece of art you've created. Enjoy hearing an an item from the Aurora Museum's collection too. 

Interested in attending but not looking to share about an item? Email kstark@aurorapl.ca for log in details.

July 12th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

This week, we will draw: Elephant and Piggie!

 

July 12th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 13th, 9:30am

Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

Whether you are new to our community or are a long-time resident, Just 4 You is your space to build friendships, learn something new and have some fun. We are currently online, but we can still share a virtual coffee or tea when we get together over Zoom. Guest speakers and hands-on activities will be listed in advance.

 

Register at bit.ly/2QgcxTY or email Claudia at colguin@aurorapl.ca

July 13th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

July 13th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Feminist Book Club

An online gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject. 

This club will be offered through Zoom; meeting link will be sent 2 days before the event. 

email info@aurorapl.ca to receive your copy of the book.

July 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

July 13th, 7:00pm
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Boys & Books

Second Tuesday of every month | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

April 13|Real Life / Brandon Taylor

May 11|The Picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde

June 8|The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power / Desmond Cole

July 13| Jonny Appleseed / Joshua Whitehead

 

 

A book discussion and social group for cis and trans, gay, bisexual and queer guys.

July 13th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 14th, 9:30am

English Conversation Meetup

Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation. Each meetup will feature a different theme. All levels of spoken English are welcome. 

July 14th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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CRA: Student Financial Literacy

Learn how to manage your finances.  Get information about financial basics, making better fiscal decisions, creating a budget, banking, and planning for the future.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

3 - 4:30 pm

Free!  For ages 13 - 18

Zoom (link will be shared prior to the event)

July 14th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

July 14th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 15th, 9:30am

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aurorapl

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

July 15th, 11:00am
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Baby Café

Expecting and new parents are invited to attend interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshops. Each month will feature a different guest speaker and topic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.

July 15th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

July 15th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

July 15th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 16th, 9:30am

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

July 16th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 17th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

July 17th, 10:30am
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Practicing Meditation

In these uncertain and stressful times, learn the benefits of meditation and basic meditation techniques that you will be able to practice on your own or with others.  One hour virtual sessions once a month. New members welcome. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

July 17th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 19th, 9:30am

Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

We will read and draw from books written by authors in the Superstar Storytellers Series, like Tracey West, Vicky Fang, and Jess Keating!

July 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 20th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

July 20th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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APL Online Book Club

Join the APL Online Book Club for fun and entertaining conversations about books each month.

Did something in the book make you fall in a rabbit hole of information? Tell us!

This book club is meant for all readers, so we’ll aim for informal and fun conversations.

July 20th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Show Your Character

For aspiring artists and storytellers.  In this interactive workshop, you will learn about the building blocks of character design and how they are used in popular stories.  Then, with some easy exercises, you will be able to bring your original characters to life!

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

3 - 4:30 pm

Free!  For ages 9 - 14.

Zoom (link will be shared prior to the event)

July 20th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

July 20th, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 21st, 9:30am

To protest or not: Dilemma for Olympic athletes

In its 125 years of the International Olympic Committee's history, one of the mantras has been Olympics and Politics do not mix.  Many countries and athletes have experienced the IOC wrath for expressing political views and/or advancing political ideas.

Hernán Humaña, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science presents on the question, should the Olympic athletes be allowed to protest or not? Q&A to follow.

Register through York U at bit.ly/3uFIIuq

 
 
July 21st, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Adult Colouring Club

Colouring isn’t just for kids – adults can enjoy the benefits of improved focus, reducing stress and relaxing. Together we’ll colour and chat. 

This event will held held over Zoom - instructions will be emailed 2 days before the event. 

July 21st, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

July 21st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 22nd, 9:30am

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aurorapl

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

July 22nd, 11:00am
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TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® Adventures!

We have an amazing TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® to share with you in locations throughout Aurora all summer, and we also have special Adventures at each location throughout the summer, where you can join us for fun outdoor and socially distanced activities!  

Library staff will be visiting each location with fun activities and to celebrate summer reading as well! 

Adventures can be found on from 2-4pm as follows:

Thursday June 17 @Town Park (49 Wells St)

Thursday July 8 @ Ada Johnson Park  (60 Hartwell Way)

July 22nd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

July 22nd, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Know Your Rights at Work

Learn about your rights at work based on the Employment Standard Act in Ontario, including work hours, minimum wage, sick leave, holiday pay, job termination, legal support and more.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region through Library Settlement Partnerships.

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org or call 647-859-9092.

July 22nd, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

July 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Virtual Spelling Bee for Adults

Test your spelling know how!

Join us for a fun, friendly spelling competition for adults. Learn new words and test your spelling abilities. Prizes* and bragging rights to be won!

July 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 23rd, 9:30am

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

July 23rd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Lunchtime Tours: Queen's Park Rocks!

Join us for a "rocking" good time as we explore the monuments and minerals of Queen's Park. Part of Lunchtime Tours @ the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Pre-register. MS Teams link will be emailed.

July 23rd, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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I've Got a Cool Job

Ever wanted to learn how people get into unique professions? In this video series, Sam Marchello interviews a variety of amazing individuals working in industries such as gaming, technology, and many more! Visit our Aurora Public Library Facebook page or our YouTube Channel to view this program. 

July 23, August 27, 7:00 pm

July 23rd, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 24th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

July 24th, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 26th, 9:30am

Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

This week, we will draw: Flubby!

 

July 26th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Animal Crossing: Drop n' Swap

Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Need some new DIY recipes or custom items? Want to make some new friends and ditch old items you don’t need? Come to Aurora Island and participate in a virtual drop n’ swap! (Note: participants will need their own subscription to Nintendo Switch Online to participate.)

July 26th, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 27th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

July 27th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Audience: 

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

July 27th, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 28th, 9:30am

APL Book Club: To the Bright Edge of the World

If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for this Virtual Book Club.  Wednesday July 28:  To the Bright Edge of the World, by Eowyn Ivey  Zoom details will be emailed. Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy

July 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

July 28th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 29th, 9:30am

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aurorapl

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

July 29th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

July 29th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

July 29th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 30th, 9:30am

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

July 30th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 31st, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

July 31st, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 2nd, 9:30am

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 3rd, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

August 3rd, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Audience: 

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

August 3rd, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 4th, 9:30am

Crossword Club

Join us to solve a crossword puzzle as a group. Enjoy doing crosswords but get stumped by a few clues? Let's harness the power of community and solve one together! The host will share a puzzle to view on your screen, and then you can verbally suggest answers. 

This program will be offered over Zoom - instructions will be email 2 days before the event. 

August 4th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

August 4th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 5th, 9:30am

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aurorapl

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

August 5th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® Adventures!

We have an amazing TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® to share with you in locations throughout Aurora all summer, and we also have special Adventures at each location throughout the summer, where you can join us for fun outdoor and socially distanced activities!  

Library staff will be visiting each location with fun activities and to celebrate summer reading as well! 

Adventures can be found on from 2-4pm as follows:

Thursday June 17 @Town Park (49 Wells St)

Thursday July 8 @ Ada Johnson Park  (60 Hartwell Way)

August 5th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 5th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

August 5th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 6th, 9:30am

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

August 6th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 7th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

August 7th, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 9th, 9:30am

Show and Tell for Grown Ups

Show and tell isn't just for kids anymore! Join the Aurora Public Library and the Aurora Museum & Archives for a virtual show and tell for adults. Share with us about an interesting item from your collection, a photograph, a family heirloom, or a piece of art you've created. Enjoy hearing an an item from the Aurora Museum's collection too. 

Interested in attending but not looking to share about an item? Email kstark@aurorapl.ca for log in details

 

August 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

 

This week, we will draw: Super Diaper Dog!

 

August 9th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 10th, 9:30am

Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

Whether you are new to our community or are a long-time resident, Just 4 You is your space to build friendships, learn something new and have some fun. We are currently online, but we can still share a virtual coffee or tea when we get together over Zoom. Guest speakers and hands-on activities will be listed in advance.

 

Register at bit.ly/2QgcxTY or email Claudia at colguin@aurorapl.ca

August 10th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

August 10th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Audience: 

Feminist Book Club

An online gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject. 

This club will be offered through Zoom; meeting link will be sent 2 days before the event. 

email info@aurorapl.ca to receive your copy of the book.

August 10th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

August 10th, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 11th, 9:30am

English Conversation Meetup

Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation. Each meetup will feature a different theme. All levels of spoken English are welcome. 

August 11th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

CRA: Slam the Scam

Let the Canada Revenue Agency teach you how to protect yourself against fraud and recognize a scame and avoid identity theft.  Learn what to do if you have been targeted by a scam and how to report it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

3 - 4:30 pm

Free!  For ages 13 - 18.

Zoom (link will be shared prior to the event)

August 11th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

August 11th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 12th, 9:30am

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aurorapl

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

August 12th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 12th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

August 12th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 13th, 9:30am

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

August 13th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Zine Makers

Showcase your talents to the rest of the community by submitting your creative projects for inclusion in the Aurora Public Library’s online Zine!

There are two ways of participating: contribute content, or be part of the editing crew!

 

Contribute Content

Email your submissions to jcheung@aurorapl.ca

Submission ideas include:

August 13th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 14th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

August 14th, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Practicing Meditation

In these uncertain and stressful times, learn the benefits of meditation and basic meditation techniques that you will be able to practice on your own or with others.  One hour virtual sessions once a month. New members welcome. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

August 14th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 16th, 9:30am

Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

We will read and draw from books written by authors in the Superstar Storytellers Series, like Tracey West, Vicky Fang, and Jess Keating!

August 16th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 17th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

August 17th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Audience: 

APL Online Book Club

Join the APL Online Book Club for fun and entertaining conversations about books each month.

Did something in the book make you fall in a rabbit hole of information? Tell us!

This book club is meant for all readers, so we’ll aim for informal and fun conversations.

August 17th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

August 17th, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 18th, 9:30am

Lunchtime Tours: A Day in the House

This webinar is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about parliament. Part of Lunchtime Tours @ Ontario Legislative Assembly.  The webinar will provide participants with an overview of a typical day in Ontario's Parliament: Parliament vs Government, Question Period Explained, What are the Orders of the Day? Pre-register.  Microsoft Teams link will be emailed.

August 18th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Adult Colouring Club

Colouring isn’t just for kids – adults can enjoy the benefits of improved focus, reducing stress and relaxing. Together we’ll colour and chat. 

This event will held held over Zoom - instructions will be emailed 2 days before the event. 

August 18th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

August 18th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 19th, 9:30am

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aurorapl

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

August 19th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Baby Café

Expecting and new parents are invited to attend interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshops. Each month will feature a different guest speaker and topic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.

August 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 

TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® Adventures!

We have an amazing TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® to share with you in locations throughout Aurora all summer, and we also have special Adventures at each location throughout the summer, where you can join us for fun outdoor and socially distanced activities!  

Library staff will be visiting each location with fun activities and to celebrate summer reading as well! 

Adventures can be found on from 2-4pm as follows:

Thursday June 17 @Town Park (49 Wells St)

Thursday July 8 @ Ada Johnson Park  (60 Hartwell Way)

August 19th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 19th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

August 19th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Maker Day: Microgreens!

Ever wanted to learn how to grow your own microgreens? These simple plants are easy to grow and can add a nutritional punch to whatever you add them to. In this take home program, APL provides you with a kit that gives you everything you need to know about growing microgreens at home!

August 19th, 7:00pm
Audience: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 20th, 9:30am

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

August 20th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

I've Got a Cool Job

Ever wanted to learn how people get into unique professions? In this video series, Sam Marchello interviews a variety of amazing individuals working in industries such as gaming, technology, and many more! Visit our Aurora Public Library Facebook page or our YouTube Channel to view this program. 

July 23, August 20, 7:00

August 20th, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 21st, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

August 21st, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 23rd, 9:30am

Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

This week, we will draw: Fly Guy!

 

August 23rd, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 24th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

August 24th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Audience: 

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

August 24th, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 25th, 9:30am

APL Book Club: The Night Circus

If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for this Virtual Book Club.  Wednesday August 25: Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern  Zoom details will be emailed. Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy

August 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

August 25th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 26th, 9:30am

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aurorapl

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

August 26th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 26th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

August 26th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 27th, 9:30am

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

August 27th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Virtual Summer Camp

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 28th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

August 28th, 10:30am
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TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® Adventures!

We have an amazing TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® to share with you in locations throughout Aurora all summer, and we also have special Adventures at each location throughout the summer, where you can join us for fun outdoor and socially distanced activities!  

Library staff will be visiting each location with fun activities and to celebrate summer reading as well! 

Adventures can be found on from 2-4pm as follows:

Thursday June 17 @Town Park (49 Wells St)

Thursday July 8 @ Ada Johnson Park  (60 Hartwell Way)

August 28th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

This week, we will draw: Charlie!

 

August 30th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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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.

Monday August 30 - Thursday September 2, 2021

5:00 - 6:15 pm

Free!  For students entering Grade 9 only.

Google Classroom info will be shared prior to the start date.

August 30th, 5:00pm to 6:15pm
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Animal Crossing: Drop n' Swap

Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Need some new DIY recipes or custom items? Want to make some new friends and ditch old items you don’t need? Come to Aurora Island and participate in a virtual drop n’ swap! (Note: participants will need their own subscription to Nintendo Switch Online to participate.)

August 30th, 7:00pm
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TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk®

Take yourself or family and friends on a Storywalk® as part of TD Summer Reading Club.

Each stand will have a page from the book The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires. As you walk through the part you can also walk through the story!

We'll be rotating through different parks in Aurora as follows:

Town Park from June 15 – 28 

Ada Johnson Park from June 29 – July 12

Stewart Burnett Park from July 13 – 26

Aurora Community Arboretum from July 27 – August 9 

McMahon Park from August 10 – 23 

August 31st, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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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.

Monday August 30 - Thursday September 2, 2021

5:00 - 6:15 pm

Free!  For students entering Grade 9 only.

Google Classroom info will be shared prior to the start date.

August 31st, 5:00pm to 6:15pm
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

August 31st, 7:00pm
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Crossword Club

Join us to solve a crossword puzzle as a group. Enjoy doing crosswords but get stumped by a few clues? Let's harness the power of community and solve one together! The host will share a puzzle to view on your screen, and then you can verbally suggest answers. 

This program will be offered over Zoom - instructions will be email 2 days before the event. 

September 1st, 10:00am 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.

Monday August 30 - Thursday September 2, 2021

5:00 - 6:15 pm

Free!  For students entering Grade 9 only.

Google Classroom info will be shared prior to the start date.

September 1st, 5:00pm to 6:15pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

September 1st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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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.

Monday August 30 - Thursday September 2, 2021

5:00 - 6:15 pm

Free!  For students entering Grade 9 only.

Google Classroom info will be shared prior to the start date.

September 2nd, 5:00pm to 6:15pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

September 3rd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

September 4th, 10:30am
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

September 8th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

September 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

September 10th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

September 11th, 10:30am
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Show and Tell for Grown Ups

Show and tell isn't just for kids anymore! Join the Aurora Public Library and the Aurora Museum & Archives for a virtual show and tell for adults. Share with us about an interesting item from your collection, a photograph, a family heirloom, or a piece of art you've created. Enjoy hearing an an item from the Aurora Museum's collection too. 

Interested in attending but not looking to share about an item? Email kstark@aurorapl.ca for log in details. 

 

September 13th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

Whether you are new to our community or are a long-time resident, Just 4 You is your space to build friendships, learn something new and have some fun. We are currently online, but we can still share a virtual coffee or tea when we get together over Zoom. Guest speakers and hands-on activities will be listed in advance.

 

Register at bit.ly/2QgcxTY or email Claudia at colguin@aurorapl.ca

September 14th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Adult Colouring Club

Colouring isn’t just for kids – adults can enjoy the benefits of improved focus, reducing stress and relaxing. Together we’ll colour and chat. 

This event will held held over Zoom - instructions will be emailed 2 days before the event. 

September 15th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

September 15th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

September 15th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Birth Totems

Todd Jamieson of the Oneida Nation of the Thames is an artist and educator. Join him for an evening of learning and creativity as he shares the richness, beauty and symbolism of his culture. Todd will lead participants in creating their own woodlands-style drawing based on their personal Birth Totem.  

Presentation l Q&A l Drawing workshop

Supplies: Paper, coloured pencils (or preferred medium)

 

 

 

September 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

September 17th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

September 18th, 10:30am
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APL Online Book Club

Join the APL Online Book Club for fun and entertaining conversations about books each month.

Did something in the book make you fall in a rabbit hole of information? Tell us!

This book club is meant for all readers, so we’ll aim for informal and fun conversations.

September 21st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Video Gaming for Good: Play in the Pandemic

This talk considers the role that video games play in our lives, focusing on the benefits and opportunities presented by gaming during the pandemic. Research has found that games present a myriad of positive experiences and impacts. Alison Harvey, Assistant Professor, Communications, discusses the social, creative, and intellectual possibilities as well as positive outcomes in terms of health and wellbeing. In partnership with York University. All welcome.

Register at bit.ly/2Siuu4Y

September 22nd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

September 22nd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

September 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Lunchtime Tours: Traditions of Parliament

From the Speaker's chair to the Mace, learn about traditions observed in Ontario's Parliament. Part of Lunchtime Tours@ The Ontario Legislative Assembly. Pre-register. Microsoft Teams link will be emailed.

September 24th, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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