Events

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

June 19th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

Join this fun drop-in knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends and old! We welcome all ability levels from beginning to expert. Instruction and help are available as needed, so bring your needles and yarn and come join us!

Tuesdays April 3-April 17, May 1-June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (no class April 24)

Lebovic Room

Ages 7 years and up 

You can email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca if you need help finding or choosing yarn and needles

June 19th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Exam Cram - Therapy Dogs!

Therapy Dogs – Take a break from studying and de-stress with St. John Ambulance therapy dogs.  We guarantee you will be smiling!

Tuesday June 19; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Also taking place this exam season: 

Additional Study Space – Overflow study space will be available to accommodate students during this busy time.

June 19th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

June 21st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project.

Day & Time:  the third Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  April 19, May 17, June 21

Ages:  9 - 15

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

April: DIY Glass Magnets

May: No-Sew Pillows

June: Tape-resist Painting

June 21st, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Spring 2018

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

Date: Fridays April 5-June 22

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room

June 22nd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
June 24th, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

June 24th, 1:15am to 11:45pm

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

June 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

June 26th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

Join this fun drop-in knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends and old! We welcome all ability levels from beginning to expert. Instruction and help are available as needed, so bring your needles and yarn and come join us!

Tuesdays April 3-April 17, May 1-June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (no class April 24)

Lebovic Room

Ages 7 years and up 

You can email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca if you need help finding or choosing yarn and needles

June 26th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

June 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Saturday Family Storytime - June 2018

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

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays April 7, April 21, May 12, May 26, June 30

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

 

June 30th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
July 1st, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

July 1st, 1:15am to 11:45pm

Preschool Gym - July 3

Bring your little one in for some fun and exercise! We have fun active games and activities for your little one to explore! Drop in and have some fun!

Date: Tuesday July 3

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

Ages: 2-5 years

Fee: Free, no registration required.

 

July 3rd, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Kids Love Knitting!

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn, and come join the knitters!

Dates: Tuesdays July 3-August 21, 4-5 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in (supplies not provided)

Location: Optimist Room

For suggestions about needle and yarn sources and choices, email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca.

July 3rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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The Culinary Traveller

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

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

July 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Library Building Days

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

Parents/guardians must remain in the library.

Dates: Thursday July 5, Wednesday August 22

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

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in!

July 5th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Friday Family Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Date: Fridays July 6 – August 24

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

July 6th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
July 8th, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

July 8th, 1:15am to 11:45pm

Books for Babies - Summer 2018

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

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: July 10, 17, 24

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

Registration:  Registration for Preschool programs begins Tuesday June 26.

 

July 10th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 10-August 21

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

July 10th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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How Tuesdays

Join us for two Tuesdays a month for a different fun, creative DIY project.

Day & Time:  Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Dates:  July 10, 24, August 7, 28

Ages:  10 - 16

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

July 10: Paper flowers

July 24: Yarn wrapped lettering

August 7: Painted feathers

July 10th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn, and come join the knitters!

Dates: Tuesdays July 3-August 21, 4-5 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in (supplies not provided)

Location: Optimist Room

For suggestions about needle and yarn sources and choices, email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca.

July 10th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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What Wednesdays

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

Dates: Wednesdays July 11-August 15

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

 

July 11th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Time for Toddlers - Summer 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting! Toddlers must be 14-23 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Thursdays, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Dates: July 12, 19, 26

Ages: 14 – 23 months

Fee: FREE with registration   

July 12th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Dates: July 12, 19, 26

July 12th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Paws for Stories

Paws for Stories – Summer 2018

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

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

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

Dates: Thursdays July 12, 19, 26, and August 2 and 9

Times: 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30

July 12th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Astronaut Training

Think you have what it takes to be a Canadian Astronaut? Test your space skills with some Astronaut training for strength, attention and dexterity! We’ll also create some space-themed crafts, and listen to a space story read to us by an Astronaut on the International Space Station! It’s going to be out of this world!

Date: Thursday July 12

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

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

July 12th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Date: Fridays July 6 – August 24

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

July 13th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays July 14, July 28, August 11.

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

July 14th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Family Fun Day!

Join us for fun games, crafts and activities with the whole family! If you’re in camp and at work all week, this is your chance to hang out together and do cool things!

Date: Saturday July 14

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

All ages! Bring your friends and family!

Fee: Free, Drop in! 

July 14th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
July 15th, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

July 15th, 1:15am to 11:45pm

3D Printing for Kids

Over the course of three classes, you’ll learn the basics of 3D printing, practise some simple CAD design, choose or design something to print, and then come in and decorate your 3D object!

Dates: Mondays July 16 and 30, and August 20 (must attend all 3 classes).

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

Ages: 8-12 years.

Fee: $5.00

Please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

July 16th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Books for Babies - Summer 2018

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

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: July 10, 17, 24

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

Registration:  Registration for Preschool programs begins Tuesday June 26.

 

July 17th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 10-August 21

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

July 17th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Superhero Party!

What are your super powers?  What is your superhero name?  How do you travel around town?

Use your super brain to create your own super identity! Super fun activities and crafts!

Date: Tuesday July 17

Time: 2:00-3:00

Ages: 5 years and up

Free, drop-in!

July 17th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn, and come join the knitters!

Dates: Tuesdays July 3-August 21, 4-5 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in (supplies not provided)

Location: Optimist Room

For suggestions about needle and yarn sources and choices, email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca.

July 17th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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What Wednesdays

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

Dates: Wednesdays July 11-August 15

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

 

July 18th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Cyber Crimes Escape Room

Hackers, riddle masters, and puzzle solvers needed to help stop an evil programmer from spreading a dangerous computer virus!

Date: Wednesday July 18

Time: 2:00-3:00

Ages:  8 – 10 years old

Free with advance registration

July 18th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Summer 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting! Toddlers must be 14-23 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Thursdays, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Dates: July 12, 19, 26

Ages: 14 – 23 months

Fee: FREE with registration   

July 19th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Dates: July 12, 19, 26

July 19th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories

Paws for Stories – Summer 2018

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

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

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

Dates: Thursdays July 12, 19, 26, and August 2 and 9

Times: 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30

July 19th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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littleBits Lab

Join us to explore these popular electronic building blocks and see how innovative and creative you can be.  Sessions may focus on a certain project, or allow for creative building.

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Dates:  July 19, August 2, 23

Ages: 11 – 15

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

July 19th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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YA Book Club - Summer Meeting

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles. 
This month we are reading We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson. If you are interested in joining us, you can register and pick up a copy of the book at the information desk on the second floor of the library.

Day & Time:  Thursday, 7 - 8 p.m.

Date: July 19

Ages:  For students in Grades 8 - 12

July 19th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Date: Fridays July 6 – August 24

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

July 20th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Newcomer Walking Tour

Presented by the Aurora Historical Society & Aurora Public Library

 

UPCOMING TOURS:

Sat. June 9 (Wellington St. Tour)

Sat. July 21 (Yonge St. Tour)

Sat. August 25 (Wellington St. Tour)

 

All tours start at:

Hillary House

15372 Yonge Street,

Aurora, ON L4G 1N8

 

Space is limited.

 

For more information contact:

Claudia Olguin

colguin@aurorapl.ca

905-727-9494 x 239

 

Leigha Cooney

July 21st, 10:30am to 12:30pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
July 22nd, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

July 22nd, 1:15am to 11:45pm

Books for Babies - Summer 2018

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

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: July 10, 17, 24

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

Registration:  Registration for Preschool programs begins Tuesday June 26.

 

July 24th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 10-August 21

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

July 24th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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How Tuesdays

Join us for two Tuesdays a month for a different fun, creative DIY project.

Day & Time:  Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Dates:  July 10, 24, August 7, 28

Ages:  10 - 16

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

July 10: Paper flowers

July 24: Yarn wrapped lettering

August 7: Painted feathers

July 24th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn, and come join the knitters!

Dates: Tuesdays July 3-August 21, 4-5 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in (supplies not provided)

Location: Optimist Room

For suggestions about needle and yarn sources and choices, email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca.

July 24th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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What Wednesdays

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

Dates: Wednesdays July 11-August 15

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

 

July 25th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Board Game Blowout

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

Day & Time:  Wednesday, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Date:  July 25, August 8

Ages:  11 - 17

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

July 25th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Summer 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting! Toddlers must be 14-23 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Thursdays, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Dates: July 12, 19, 26

Ages: 14 – 23 months

Fee: FREE with registration   

July 26th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Dates: July 12, 19, 26

July 26th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories

Paws for Stories – Summer 2018

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

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

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

Dates: Thursdays July 12, 19, 26, and August 2 and 9

Times: 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30

July 26th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Slime Party!

We’ll have several different recipes so you can make your own slime, lots of cool things to add to it, and a decorating table for your slime container!

Date: Thursday July 26

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out)

Ages: 7 years and up

Free, drop in!

July 26th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

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.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

July 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Friday Family Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Date: Fridays July 6 – August 24

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

July 27th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays July 14, July 28, August 11.

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

July 28th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
July 29th, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

July 29th, 1:15am to 11:45pm

3D Printing for Kids

Over the course of three classes, you’ll learn the basics of 3D printing, practise some simple CAD design, choose or design something to print, and then come in and decorate your 3D object!

Dates: Mondays July 16 and 30, and August 20 (must attend all 3 classes).

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

Ages: 8-12 years.

Fee: $5.00

Please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

July 30th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 10-August 21

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

July 31st, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Summer Makeshop

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

Date: Tuesday July 31

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

Ages: 4 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in!

July 31st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Kids Love Knitting!

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn, and come join the knitters!

Dates: Tuesdays July 3-August 21, 4-5 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in (supplies not provided)

Location: Optimist Room

For suggestions about needle and yarn sources and choices, email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca.

July 31st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

What Wednesdays

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

Dates: Wednesdays July 11-August 15

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

 

August 1st, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 

Claymation

For three days this summer, we will be designing and filming our own Claymation/stop motion animation movies! This will cover the creation of the movie from the storyboard to the editing process to create a cool stop motion masterpiece.

***Bring your own tablet – we will provide limited quantities on a first come, first serve basis. If you will require the use of one of our devices, please indicate this upon registration.***

Day & Time:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

August 1st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

The Culinary Traveller

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

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

August 2nd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Wonderworks - August 2018

2-4 year olds and their grownups are invited to come join us to discover amazing things! Every week we’ll play with science, technology, engineering or math (or all four!) in a free-form, hands-on way that encourages discovery and learning. We will be using materials that need 1:1 supervision, so caregivers must participate fully.

Dates: Thursdays August 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2-4 years with a grownup

Fee: Free, drop in.

August 2nd, 10:30am to 11:15am

Paws for Stories

Paws for Stories – Summer 2018

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

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

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

Dates: Thursdays July 12, 19, 26, and August 2 and 9

Times: 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30

August 2nd, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

littleBits Lab

Join us to explore these popular electronic building blocks and see how innovative and creative you can be.  Sessions may focus on a certain project, or allow for creative building.

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Dates:  July 19, August 2, 23

Ages: 11 – 15

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

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

Claymation

For three days this summer, we will be designing and filming our own Claymation/stop motion animation movies! This will cover the creation of the movie from the storyboard to the editing process to create a cool stop motion masterpiece.

***Bring your own tablet – we will provide limited quantities on a first come, first serve basis. If you will require the use of one of our devices, please indicate this upon registration.***

Day & Time:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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

Friday Family Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Date: Fridays July 6 – August 24

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

August 3rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Claymation

For three days this summer, we will be designing and filming our own Claymation/stop motion animation movies! This will cover the creation of the movie from the storyboard to the editing process to create a cool stop motion masterpiece.

***Bring your own tablet – we will provide limited quantities on a first come, first serve basis. If you will require the use of one of our devices, please indicate this upon registration.***

Day & Time:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

August 3rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
August 5th, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

August 5th, 1:15am to 11:45pm

Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 10-August 21

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

August 7th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

How Tuesdays

Join us for two Tuesdays a month for a different fun, creative DIY project.

Day & Time:  Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Dates:  July 10, 24, August 7, 28

Ages:  10 - 16

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

July 10: Paper flowers

July 24: Yarn wrapped lettering

August 7: Painted feathers

August 7th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Kids Love Knitting!

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn, and come join the knitters!

Dates: Tuesdays July 3-August 21, 4-5 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in (supplies not provided)

Location: Optimist Room

For suggestions about needle and yarn sources and choices, email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca.

August 7th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

What Wednesdays

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

Dates: Wednesdays July 11-August 15

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

 

August 8th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 

Board Game Blowout

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

Day & Time:  Wednesday, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Date:  July 25, August 8

Ages:  11 - 17

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

August 8th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Wonderworks - August 2018

2-4 year olds and their grownups are invited to come join us to discover amazing things! Every week we’ll play with science, technology, engineering or math (or all four!) in a free-form, hands-on way that encourages discovery and learning. We will be using materials that need 1:1 supervision, so caregivers must participate fully.

Dates: Thursdays August 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2-4 years with a grownup

Fee: Free, drop in.

August 9th, 10:30am to 11:15am

Paws for Stories

Paws for Stories – Summer 2018

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

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

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

Dates: Thursdays July 12, 19, 26, and August 2 and 9

Times: 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30

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

Dinos at the Library!

Oh no, dinosaurs have invaded the library! Come on in and join them! Make a dinosaur mask, knock down a prehistoric forest with your Dino tail, and much more! Please drop in anytime during the program and do as many or as few activities as you want.

Date: Thursday August 9

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

Ages: 4 years and up

Free, drop-in

August 9th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Friday Family Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Date: Fridays July 6 – August 24

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

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

Saturday Family Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays July 14, July 28, August 11.

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

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

OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
August 12th, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

August 12th, 1:15am to 11:45pm

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.

Day & Time:  Monday, Wednesday – Friday, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Dates:  August 13, 15, 16, 17     (note: there will be no session on Tuesday, August 14)

August 13th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 10-August 21

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

August 14th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Friendship Bracelets 101

Learn to craft your very own friendship bracelets! We’ll start with two basic designs for beginners, and have books written by the experts to dive into more advanced skills.

Date: Tuesday August 14

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

Ages: 7-12 years

Free, drop-in!

August 14th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Kids Love Knitting!

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn, and come join the knitters!

Dates: Tuesdays July 3-August 21, 4-5 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in (supplies not provided)

Location: Optimist Room

For suggestions about needle and yarn sources and choices, email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca.

August 14th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

What Wednesdays

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

Dates: Wednesdays July 11-August 15

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

Ages: 6-10 years

Fee: Free, drop in!

 

August 15th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 

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.

Day & Time:  Monday, Wednesday – Friday, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Dates:  August 13, 15, 16, 17     (note: there will be no session on Tuesday, August 14)

August 15th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Wonderworks - August 2018

2-4 year olds and their grownups are invited to come join us to discover amazing things! Every week we’ll play with science, technology, engineering or math (or all four!) in a free-form, hands-on way that encourages discovery and learning. We will be using materials that need 1:1 supervision, so caregivers must participate fully.

Dates: Thursdays August 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2-4 years with a grownup

Fee: Free, drop in.

August 16th, 10:30am to 11:15am

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.

Day & Time:  Monday, Wednesday – Friday, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Dates:  August 13, 15, 16, 17     (note: there will be no session on Tuesday, August 14)

August 16th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Friday Family Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Date: Fridays July 6 – August 24

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

August 17th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

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.

Day & Time:  Monday, Wednesday – Friday, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Dates:  August 13, 15, 16, 17     (note: there will be no session on Tuesday, August 14)

August 17th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
August 19th, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

August 19th, 1:15am to 11:45pm

3D Printing for Kids

Over the course of three classes, you’ll learn the basics of 3D printing, practise some simple CAD design, choose or design something to print, and then come in and decorate your 3D object!

Dates: Mondays July 16 and 30, and August 20 (must attend all 3 classes).

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

Ages: 8-12 years.

Fee: $5.00

Please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

August 20th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Tales for Twos and Threes - Summer 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays July 10-August 21

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

August 21st, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

FORE! Mini Golf at the Library!

It’s mini golf time -  in the library!  Drop by and try your hand at APL-style mini golf with 3D printed clubs and balls!

Date: Tuesday August 21

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

Ages:  6 years and up

Fee: Free, no registration required!

August 21st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Kids Love Knitting!

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn, and come join the knitters!

Dates: Tuesdays July 3-August 21, 4-5 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in (supplies not provided)

Location: Optimist Room

For suggestions about needle and yarn sources and choices, email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca.

August 21st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Art of Origami

Join us in the Library Living Room to learn about and practice making Origami. This program will be led by Nao Watt and friends.

Day & Time:  Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Dates:  August 22

Ages: For all ages!

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

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

Library Building Days

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

Parents/guardians must remain in the library.

Dates: Thursday July 5, Wednesday August 22

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

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in!

August 22nd, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Wonderworks - August 2018

2-4 year olds and their grownups are invited to come join us to discover amazing things! Every week we’ll play with science, technology, engineering or math (or all four!) in a free-form, hands-on way that encourages discovery and learning. We will be using materials that need 1:1 supervision, so caregivers must participate fully.

Dates: Thursdays August 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2-4 years with a grownup

Fee: Free, drop in.

August 23rd, 10:30am to 11:15am

littleBits Lab

Join us to explore these popular electronic building blocks and see how innovative and creative you can be.  Sessions may focus on a certain project, or allow for creative building.

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Dates:  July 19, August 2, 23

Ages: 11 – 15

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

August 23rd, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

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.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

August 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Friday Family Storytime - Summer 2018

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

Date: Fridays July 6 – August 24

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

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

Newcomer Walking Tour

Presented by the Aurora Historical Society & Aurora Public Library

 

UPCOMING TOURS:

Sat. June 9 (Wellington St. Tour)

Sat. July 21 (Yonge St. Tour)

Sat. August 25 (Wellington St. Tour)

 

All tours start at:

Hillary House

15372 Yonge Street,

Aurora, ON L4G 1N8

 

Space is limited.

 

For more information contact:

Claudia Olguin

colguin@aurorapl.ca

905-727-9494 x 239

 

Leigha Cooney

August 25th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
August 26th, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

August 26th, 1:15am to 11:45pm

How Tuesdays

Join us for two Tuesdays a month for a different fun, creative DIY project.

Day & Time:  Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Dates:  July 10, 24, August 7, 28

Ages:  10 - 16

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

July 10: Paper flowers

July 24: Yarn wrapped lettering

August 7: Painted feathers

August 28th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
September 2nd, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

September 2nd, 1:15am to 11:45pm

The Culinary Traveller

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

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

September 6th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
September 9th, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

September 9th, 1:15am to 11:45pm

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

September 11th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

September 12th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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OBOA - Things Arab Men Say

In this antidote to mainstream-media depictions of Arab men, we get to meet Jay, Ghassan and their friends, who gather at Jamal’s Eden Barber Shop in Edmonton to discuss politics, religion and family over a cut and a shave. Often funny, sometimes sad, this engaging NFB film documents the challenges these men face integrating into Canadian life while preserving their identity and culture.

 

Screening followed by Q&A with Raja Khouri.

 

September 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Pop Up Performance: Shakespeare Abridged

How on earth can three actors perform all of the Bard's work - 37 plays - in just 97 minutes? How about in just half an hour?

Come see a condensed sneak peak of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] right in the living room of the library! There will be fun, laughs, and probably many quick costume changes as they recreate Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, and many more of Shakespeare's most famous plays.

In partnership with: 

September 15th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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OBOA Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest. 
 
September 16th, 1:00am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

September 16th, 1:15am to 11:45pm

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

September 23rd, 1:15am to 11:45pm

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

September 25th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

September 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Culture Days

Join us for an energetic day of culture at APL! Join us for one or all of these cultural experiences!

September 29th, 1:30pm to 4:15pm
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OBOA: Writing Workshop

In this writing workshop, unearth a ghost of your former self, an ancestor, family member, lover, stranger, or an imagined character. Using writing prompts and meditation techniques unravel the plot that leads to the ghost’s departure.

Workshop Facilitator: Marnie Maguire

Marnie’s writing is part magic realism/part poetic grunge. She has combined her experience as a writer with her doctoral research on social change, memory & the creative process to provide truly meaningful workshops for a broad spectrum of aspiring authors.

For Ages 16+

September 29th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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OBOA: Photography Workshop

Landscape photographers oftentimes use their environment as a basis for creating images that don’t simply document the environment but also reflect the photographer’s personal vision.   

In this workshop we will look at things such as light, composition, depth of field, image processing and other photographic basics that will allow you to move beyond a simple literal representation ofthe environment and instead create fine art photographs that represent your vision of the world. 

Facilitated by Ronen Grunberg, APL Camera Club.

September 29th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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OBOA: Folk Dancing with Riki Adivi

Folk dancing is about family and friends of all ages dancing together. Join folk dance teacher, Riki Adivi, for a vibrant Culture Days workshop and learn some easy dances and a little about other cultures. In celebration of OneBookOneAurora, Riki will be including folk dancing from Israeli and Arabic cultures. Family friendly! Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to have fun!

September 29th, 3:30pm to 4:15pm
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Municipal Election: All Candidates Meeting

Meet the candidates. Become informed. All registered candidates for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee in the Town of Aurora will be invited to participate.

Meeting to be held at Town Hall, Council Chambers, 100 John West Way.
Please advise in advance of accessibility needs.

September 30th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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The Culinary Traveller

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

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

October 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

October 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

October 10th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

October 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
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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.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

October 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA: Ideas: a philosophical conversation

Is it possible to build a community based on the socialist ideal of equality and communal living? 

Join us for a discussion led by Ronen Grunberg on the philosophical ideas of Marx, Plato and Sartre and how they relate to Strangers with the Same Dream. We will pay particular attention to the questions that they each raise about whether human nature is innate and determined, or instead shaped by nurture, culture, and geography.

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October 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA: Meet Alison Pick

Join us for the grand finale of the 2018 OneBookOneAurora project. Meet Alison Pick and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the story behind the story.
November 3rd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

November 6th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Create A Cuff Bracelet

Join Aurora Canvaswork Designer and Teacher, Lorene Salt for this 3-week Cuff Bracelet workshop.  All materials supplied.  Pre-register; space is limited. A basic knowledge of embroidery is an asset.

Dates: Wednesday November 7, 14, 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

November 7th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

November 14th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

November 20th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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.

The group is currently at capacity. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

November 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

December 4th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

December 12th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
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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.

The Group is currently at capacity. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

This is an alternate meeting date.

December 20th, 7:00pm to December 21st, 8:30pm
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