Events

Time for Toddlers - Session 1, Spring 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. You may only register for one session at a time.

Registration: Register online (click the program name above), in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

April 19th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Session 1, Spring 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. 

Registration: Register online (click the program name above), in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

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

April 19th, 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

April 19th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Entrepreneurs in Residence

DREAMING IN TECHNICOLOUR

Join us for a fast-paced evening featuring four entrepreneurs who will share their stories in a short TED X-style talk.

April 19th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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

April 20th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - April 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

April 21st, 10:30am to 11:00am
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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! You’ll have a chance to meet new friends and work together with them to make amazing LEGO® creations!

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

Dates: Saturdays April 21, May 5.

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

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

April 21st, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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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

April 24th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Register in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280). 

April 25th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles & Tunes for Families - Spring 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Register in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

April 25th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Board Game Blowout

Keep boredom at bay!  Spend your evening 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, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  April 25, 2018

Ages:  11 - 15

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

April 25th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Spring 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. You may only register for one session at a time.

Registration: Register online (click the program name above), in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

April 26th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Session 2, Spring 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. 

Registration: Register online (click the program name above), in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

April 26th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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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

April 26th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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#ThrowbackThursday

Come throw it alllll the way back with us to before Y2K at our retro teen party, featuring snacks, crafts, toys (like LEGO and Playdoh), and board games from decades past. There will also be a photo booth with props from the 2000s, 90s, and 80s to create the perfect #TBT pic.

Day & Time:  Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  April 26

Ages:  12 – 17

Fee:  Free! 

April 26th, 6:30pm 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.

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

April 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Camera Club

Attention experienced shutterbugs and novice photographers!  Aurora Public Library hosts a Camera Club, the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online

April 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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

April 27th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Butterfly Talk with Grazyna Tonkiel

The butterfly and the mystery of metamorphosis has long captivated the imagination of artists and writers, becoming universal symbols of beauty, freedom and transformation.

Grazyna Tonkiel is an artist and international expert on the lives and habits of the butterfly.

April 28th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Spring into 3D Printing!

Spring into 3D Printing!

Join us for a two-session program where you’ll learn about 3D printing and design, and then you’ll design your own spring ornament! Then come back for the second session, and decorate your printed item!

Date: Mondays April 30 and May 14

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-12 years

Sorry, this program is full, please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to be added to the Waiting List.

April 30th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Spring 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. You may only register for one session at a time.

Registration: Register online (click the program name above), in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

May 1st, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 1st, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Spring 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 should be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Dates: Tuesdays April 3, 10, 17, and May 1, 8, 15, 10:30-11:15 a.m. (no class April 24)

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

May 1st, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

May 1st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Knit!

Kids Knit!

A kids knitting circle for young knitters (or wannabe knitters) of all abilities! Instruction and materials are provided, as well as guidance in choosing your project! Let us know when you register if you’re a beginner or an expert.

Dates: Tuesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22

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

Ages: 7-12 years

Fee: $5.00 (for needles and yarn—you will get to keep them)

May 1st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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

May 1st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Tech & Culture

Tech & Culture; a club for the tech enthusiast and thinker.  Are you passionate about technology? Join us to explore new technologies (with hands-on demonstrations) as well as to discuss the cultural, moral and existential impact of these technological changes on our day to day life. First Tuesday of the month.

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Register in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280). 

May 2nd, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles & Tunes for Families - Spring 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Register in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

May 2nd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Documentary Film Festival: Before the Flood

Before the Flood captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. With visuals and incredible statistics, this film is a very engrossing advocacy documentary that shouldn’t be missed.  Directed by: Fisher Stevens 2016, 96 min

May 2nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June.   Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution.  Wednesday May 2 Investment Plans/Investment Environment: What is our collective experience?

May 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Spring 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. You may only register for one session at a time.

Registration: Register online (click the program name above), in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

May 3rd, 9:30am to 10:00am
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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.

May 3rd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Preschool Storytime - Session 2, Spring 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. 

Registration: Register online (click the program name above), in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

May 3rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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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

May 3rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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littleBits Lab

Join us every month to explore these popular electronic building blocks and see how innovative and creative you can be.  Each session we will focus on a different project or design challenge.

Day & Time:  the first Thursday of each month, 7-8 p.m.

Dates:  April 5, May 3, June 7

Ages: 11 – 15

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

May 3rd, 7:00pm 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

May 4th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Job Search Techniques and Assertive Communication - an Employment Workshop for Teens

Attention job-hunting teens!  Join us for an Employment Information Session with RNC Employment Services.  Get insider tips on how to spruce up your resume, start your job search and prepare for interviews.

Day & Time:  Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Date:  May 4, 2018

Ages:  15 – 18

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

May 4th, 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Youth Coffee House

Live Music Featuring: The Arts Music Store Students

To register for the Open Mic, contact Reccia at: 905-727-9494 x 230

May 5th, 2:00pm to 3:45pm
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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! You’ll have a chance to meet new friends and work together with them to make amazing LEGO® creations!

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

Dates: Saturdays April 21, May 5.

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

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

May 5th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Spring 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. You may only register for one session at a time.

Registration: Register online (click the program name above), in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

May 8th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Spring 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 should be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Dates: Tuesdays April 3, 10, 17, and May 1, 8, 15, 10:30-11:15 a.m. (no class April 24)

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

May 8th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

May 8th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Knit!

Kids Knit!

A kids knitting circle for young knitters (or wannabe knitters) of all abilities! Instruction and materials are provided, as well as guidance in choosing your project! Let us know when you register if you’re a beginner or an expert.

Dates: Tuesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22

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

Ages: 7-12 years

Fee: $5.00 (for needles and yarn—you will get to keep them)

May 8th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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

May 8th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Register in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280). 

May 9th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles & Tunes for Families - Spring 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Register in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

May 9th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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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.

 

May 9th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: Wednesdays January 10, February 14, March 21, April 11, May 9

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

May 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Spring 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. You may only register for one session at a time.

Registration: Register online (click the program name above), in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

May 10th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Session 2, Spring 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. 

Registration: Register online (click the program name above), in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

May 10th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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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

May 10th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

May 10th, 7:00pm 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

May 11th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - May 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

May 12th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Spring 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. You may only register for one session at a time.

Registration: Register online (click the program name above), in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

May 15th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 15th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Spring 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 should be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Dates: Tuesdays April 3, 10, 17, and May 1, 8, 15, 10:30-11:15 a.m. (no class April 24)

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

May 15th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

May 15th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Knit!

Kids Knit!

A kids knitting circle for young knitters (or wannabe knitters) of all abilities! Instruction and materials are provided, as well as guidance in choosing your project! Let us know when you register if you’re a beginner or an expert.

Dates: Tuesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22

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

Ages: 7-12 years

Fee: $5.00 (for needles and yarn—you will get to keep them)

May 15th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

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

May 15th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Register in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280). 

May 16th, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles & Tunes for Families - Spring 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Register in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

May 16th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

ESL Conversation Group


ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. 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

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

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

May 17th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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

May 18th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Code Your Own Adventure with Dot and Dash!

Basketball, dancing, scavenger hunt, or you can choose your own code that will set Robots Dot and Dash on an action-filled, adventure. Bring your interest in coding and we will provide the bots!

Date: Saturday May 19

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

Ages: 7-9 years

Free with advance registration.

May 19th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

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

May 22nd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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

May 22nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Register in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280). 

May 23rd, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles & Tunes for Families - Spring 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: Register in person, or by phone (905-727-9494 ext 280).  

May 23rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Author Event: Kerri Sakamoto

Author Event: Kerri Sakamoto   Aurora Public Library is thrilled to welcome the author of the Commonwealth Prize-winning and Governor General's Literary Award-nominated The Electrical Field. Her new book Floating City, is described as ‘Citizen Kane reimagined, a novel about ambition and the relentless desire to belong’.  Wednesday May 23, 7:00 p.m. Free.

May 23rd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. 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

May 24th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Paint Night

Calling all creative teens! Even if you are a terrible artist (which I’m sure you’re not), painting is still a super fun way to open up your creative energy and let your inner artist out. Come join us on this Thursday evening for a night of painting, socializing with fellow creators, and, of course, snacking.

Day & Time:  Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  May 24

Ages:  12 – 17

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

May 24th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 

Choosing the Right Retirement Home

“No house is worth hanging onto if it does not support you anymore”.  Gain a better understanding of the different types of Retirement Homes available and learn about the number of resources available.  Thursday May 24, 7:00 p.m. Pre-register

May 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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

May 25th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime - May 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

May 26th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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!

May 29th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. 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

May 29th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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

May 29th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. 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

May 31st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
 

May 31st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Camera Club

Attention experienced shutterbugs and novice photographers!  Aurora Public Library hosts a Camera Club, the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online.

May 31st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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 1st, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Drag Queen Storytime!

A magical story time experience hosted by Eva Lasting! Children are invited to come get involved in stories that they will love! These stories will help children learn that it's great to be who you are! Parts of the event will be interactive (but participation is optional). Children will get to be part of the story, wear some silly costumes and even strut their stuff bringing out their inner performer! Feel free to come dressed in your best glamorous outfit!

Date: Saturday June 2

Time: 10:30-11:30 (including some dress up time)

June 2nd, 10:30am to 11:30am
Event Type: 

Teddy Bear Tea for Grandma, Grandpa, and Me

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

We’ll have crafts and activities, provide lots of fun books for you to read together or check out, and of course, we’ll give you a delicious tea! Please note, the event is nut free and we will have gluten and dairy free options.

Date and time: Saturday June 2, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

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

June 2nd, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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. 
 
June 3rd, 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 3rd, 1:15am to 11:45pm

Home Alone Program

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

Day & Time: Monday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Date:  June 4, 2018

Ages: 9 – 11

Fee:  $39

June 4th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. 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 5th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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

Film Screening: My Prairie Home

Join us for the screening of My Prairie Home, in celebration of Pride Month.

With thanks to the National Film Board of Canada.

About the Film:

In Chelsea McMullan’s documentary-musical, My Prairie Home, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, Spoon sweetly croons us through their queer and musical coming of age.

June 5th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June.   Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution.  Wednesday June 6 Investment Plans/Investment Environment: What is our collective experience?

June 6th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.

June 7th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. 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 7th, 1:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

littleBits Lab

Join us every month to explore these popular electronic building blocks and see how innovative and creative you can be.  Each session we will focus on a different project or design challenge.

Day & Time:  the first Thursday of each month, 7-8 p.m.

Dates:  April 5, May 3, June 7

Ages: 11 – 15

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

June 7th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 

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 8th, 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

 

June 9th, 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. 
 
June 10th, 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 10th, 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 12th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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 12th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.

 

June 13th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. 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 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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 15th, 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. 
 
June 17th, 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 17th, 1:15am to 11:45pm

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. 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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
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. 
 
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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
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 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

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
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. 
 
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

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

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
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 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

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: 

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

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: 

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

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

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

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: 

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

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
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 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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
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 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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.

FACILITATOR:

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

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
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 6th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

December 4th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: