Events

Time for Toddlers

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

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

June 27th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

June 27th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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 27th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us once a month for a fun teen movie and free popcorn!

Free!  For ages 13+

The last Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

April 25:  The Hate U Give

May 30: Ender's Game

June 27: Pretty in Pink

 

 

June 27th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Trivia Night!

Grab some friends or drop-in and make new ones.

It's all happening at  APL's trivia nights!  

Prizes for the winning team.

June 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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

June 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

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

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

June 30th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

June 30th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 2nd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 2nd, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paint Night

Join us for an evening where you can build your painting skills and let your creativity grow. We will follow along together with a guided painting video and have fun making some fantastic art.

Date & Time: Wednesday July 3, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Ages: 17+

Location: Magna Room

Fee: $5 (+ online fees; these fees will be waived if paying in person at the library)

July 3rd, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

July 4th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Jun. 10 at 10 am. 

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

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

July 4th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours* by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each week we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

*In order to receive volunteer hours, participants must attend at least 4 meetings.

For ages 13 - 18.

July 4th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us every Thursday evening all summer long for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free!  For ages 13+

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

Now Playing:

July 4th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Worm Composting!

The Aurora Public Library is getting a worm composter! Come join us for our composter launch with Cathy Nesbitt from Cathy’s Crawly Composters. Cathy will tell us all about worm composting and show us how to get set-up and maintain a vermicomposter at the library. She will show us worm eggs, castings and worm bins in various stages and answer all your wormy questions. Then you can help us prepare the bedding for our library worm bin. You can even hold some of our very own composting worms! 

Friday July 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free, drop-in.

July 5th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

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

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Fort Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Birdhouse Building, Aug 24: Costumes!

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

July 7th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

July 7th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

3D Printing for Kids

Come learn about 3D printing and CAD design, and design your own 3D thing and have it printed for you! 

Mondays July 8 and 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (must attend both days)

Ages 8 years and up

Fee: $5

Register below!

 

July 8th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

July 8th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

July 8th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 9th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Board Game Meetup

Spend your evening testing your luck and skill at a variety of card and board games, including King of Toykyo, Fluxx, Chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Risk, Sorry, and more!

Free!

Ages 9-14

Multi-Use Room


 

July 9th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Be CrEATive: Solar S'mores Oven

Play with your food to create something weird and delicious - this session we're making s'mores with solar ovens!

July: Solar S'Mores Oven
August: Candy Sushi

Free. 

For ages 9 - 15. 

Please register in advance.

July 10th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

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

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

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

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance: 

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

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours* by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each week we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

*In order to receive volunteer hours, participants must attend at least 4 meetings.

For ages 13 - 18.

July 11th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us every Thursday evening all summer long for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free!  For ages 13+

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

Now Playing:

July 11th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

July 12th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

July 13th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Walking Tours

Presented by the Aurora Historical Society & Aurora Public Library

 

UPCOMING TOURS:

Sat. July 13 (Yonge St. Tour)

Sat. August 10 (Wellington St. Tour)

 

All tours start at:

Aurora Public Library

15145 Yonge Street,

Aurora, ON L4G 1M1

 

Space is limited.

 

For more information contact:

Claudia Olguin

colguin@aurorapl.ca

905-727-9494 x 239

 

Leigha Cooney

leigha.cooney@aurorahs.com

July 13th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 

Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

July 13th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Fort Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Birdhouse Building, Aug 24: Costumes!

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

July 14th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

July 14th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

July 15th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Level Up! - Intro to Adulting

Take part in this week-long series of programs that will help you become the responsible adult of your parents’ dreams.  Each day will feature a different topic and expert presenter to help you master the basic skills you’ll need to get grown.

Dates and Times: Monday July 15 - Friday July 19, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Use Room
Ages: 15 - 20

Free!

Please register to ensure your spot. Spaces are limited.

July 15th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 16th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 16th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

How Tuesdays

Join us every other Tuesday for a different fun, creative project.

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

Dates:  July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27

Ages:  9-15

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

 

July 16: tie dye *Please bring your own t-shirts, pillowcases, etc.

July 30: stained glass lantern

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

Level Up! - Intro to Adulting

Take part in this week-long series of programs that will help you become the responsible adult of your parents’ dreams.  Each day will feature a different topic and expert presenter to help you master the basic skills you’ll need to get grown.

Dates and Times: Monday July 15 - Friday July 19, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Use Room
Ages: 15 - 20

Free!

Please register to ensure your spot. Spaces are limited.

July 16th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 

Feminist Book Club: RBG

A book club where we ditch the books for the summer. We’ll be watching movies and following up with a discussion of feminist culture. 17+

RBG trailer

July 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Level Up! - Intro to Adulting

Take part in this week-long series of programs that will help you become the responsible adult of your parents’ dreams.  Each day will feature a different topic and expert presenter to help you master the basic skills you’ll need to get grown.

Dates and Times: Monday July 15 - Friday July 19, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Use Room
Ages: 15 - 20

Free!

Please register to ensure your spot. Spaces are limited.

July 17th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 

Time for Toddlers

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

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

July 18th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

July 18th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance: 

July 18th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

Level Up! - Intro to Adulting

Take part in this week-long series of programs that will help you become the responsible adult of your parents’ dreams.  Each day will feature a different topic and expert presenter to help you master the basic skills you’ll need to get grown.

Dates and Times: Monday July 15 - Friday July 19, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Use Room
Ages: 15 - 20

Free!

Please register to ensure your spot. Spaces are limited.

July 18th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 

APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours* by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each week we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

*In order to receive volunteer hours, participants must attend at least 4 meetings.

For ages 13 - 18.

July 18th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us every Thursday evening all summer long for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free!  For ages 13+

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

Now Playing:

July 18th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

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

Level Up! - Intro to Adulting

Take part in this week-long series of programs that will help you become the responsible adult of your parents’ dreams.  Each day will feature a different topic and expert presenter to help you master the basic skills you’ll need to get grown.

Dates and Times: Monday July 15 - Friday July 19, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Use Room
Ages: 15 - 20

Free!

Please register to ensure your spot. Spaces are limited.

July 19th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

July 20th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Fort Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Birdhouse Building, Aug 24: Costumes!

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

July 21st, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

July 21st, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

3D Printing for Kids

Come learn about 3D printing and CAD design, and design your own 3D thing and have it printed for you! 

Mondays July 8 and 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (must attend both days)

Ages 8 years and up

Fee: $5

Register below!

 

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

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

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

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 23rd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 23rd, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

July 25th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

July 25th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance: 

July 25th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours* by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each week we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

*In order to receive volunteer hours, participants must attend at least 4 meetings.

For ages 13 - 18.

July 25th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us every Thursday evening all summer long for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free!  For ages 13+

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

Now Playing:

July 25th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

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

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

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

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

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

Summer Reading Superhero and Princess Party!

Celebrate the middle of Summer Reading with us at our Superhero and Princess Party! We’ll have fun activities, cool prizes and a mystery presenter (who definitely doesn’t have anything to do with magic). Please come in costume if you can!

Saturday July 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (presenter will be here 2:00-3:00)

Best for families with children ages 4 and up

Free, drop-in!

July 27th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

July 28th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

July 28th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

July 29th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

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

How Tuesdays

Join us every other Tuesday for a different fun, creative project.

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

Dates:  July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27

Ages:  9-15

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

 

July 16: tie dye *Please bring your own t-shirts, pillowcases, etc.

July 30: stained glass lantern

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

Trivia Night

A lively evening on fun and trivia at the library! We make use of online and homemade trivia with great prizes and bragging rights for the winner!

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

Time for Toddlers

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

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 1st, 9:30am to 10:00am
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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Jul. 8 at 10 am. 

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

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 1st, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance: 

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

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

August 1st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours* by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each week we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

*In order to receive volunteer hours, participants must attend at least 4 meetings.

For ages 13 - 18.

August 1st, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us every Thursday evening all summer long for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free!  For ages 13+

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

Now Playing:

August 1st, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

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

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

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

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Fort Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Birdhouse Building, Aug 24: Costumes!

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

August 4th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

August 4th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 6th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

August 6th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Be CrEATive: Candy Sushi

Play with your food to create something weird and delicious - this session we're making s'mores with solar ovens!

July: Solar S'Mores Oven
August: Candy Sushi

Free. 

For ages 9 - 15. 

Please register in advance.

August 7th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 8th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 8th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance: 

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

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

August 8th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours* by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each week we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

*In order to receive volunteer hours, participants must attend at least 4 meetings.

For ages 13 - 18.

August 8th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us every Thursday evening all summer long for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free!  For ages 13+

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

Now Playing:

August 8th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

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

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

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

Newcomer Walking Tours

Presented by the Aurora Historical Society & Aurora Public Library

 

UPCOMING TOURS:

Sat. July 13 (Yonge St. Tour)

Sat. August 10 (Wellington St. Tour)

 

All tours start at:

Aurora Public Library

15145 Yonge Street,

Aurora, ON L4G 1M1

 

Space is limited.

 

For more information contact:

Claudia Olguin

colguin@aurorapl.ca

905-727-9494 x 239

 

Leigha Cooney

leigha.cooney@aurorahs.com

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

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Fort Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Birdhouse Building, Aug 24: Costumes!

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

August 11th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

August 11th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Inspired Art - Teen Paint Night

Make waves with this cool beach painting.  Snacks and all materials will be supplied; suitable for beginners.

Date: Monday August 12

Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. 

Ages: 12 – 17

Fee: $5

Registration Required.

August 12th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

August 12th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

August 12th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 13th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

August 13th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

How Tuesdays

Join us every other Tuesday for a different fun, creative project.

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

Dates:  July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27

Ages:  9-15

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

 

July 16: tie dye *Please bring your own t-shirts, pillowcases, etc.

July 30: stained glass lantern

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

Time for Toddlers

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

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 15th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance: 

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

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

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

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

August 15th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours* by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each week we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

*In order to receive volunteer hours, participants must attend at least 4 meetings.

For ages 13 - 18.

August 15th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us every Thursday evening all summer long for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free!  For ages 13+

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

Now Playing:

August 15th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

August 16th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

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

Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

 

August 17th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Fort Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Birdhouse Building, Aug 24: Costumes!

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

August 18th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

August 18th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

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

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 20th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

August 20th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 22nd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 22nd, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Summer Reading Nature Party!

Summer is almost done! Come celebrate the (almost) end of Summer Reading! We’ll have fun nature-themed activities, cool prizes and a mystery presenter who may possibly bring some really cool animals!

Thursday August 22, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (presenter will be here 2:00-3:30 p.m.)

Best for families with children ages 4 years and up

Free, drop-in.

August 22nd, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours* by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each week we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

*In order to receive volunteer hours, participants must attend at least 4 meetings.

For ages 13 - 18.

August 22nd, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us every Thursday evening all summer long for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free!  For ages 13+

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

Now Playing:

August 22nd, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

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

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

August 23rd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

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

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Fort Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Birdhouse Building, Aug 24: Costumes!

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

August 25th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

August 25th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 27th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

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

How Tuesdays

Join us every other Tuesday for a different fun, creative project.

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

Dates:  July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27

Ages:  9-15

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

 

July 16: tie dye *Please bring your own t-shirts, pillowcases, etc.

July 30: stained glass lantern

August 27th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Wonderworks - Summer 2019

Wonderworks is a STEAM kindergarten/preschool discovery program. We explore different things about the world around us in a hands-on and self-directed way. Topics include water, magnets, wrecking balls and more. Kids ages 4-5 may attend on their own, younger children with a caregiver.

Tuesday August 27, Wednesday August 28, Thursday August 29 and Friday August 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2 years and up

Free, drop in

August 27th, 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Wonderworks - Summer 2019

Wonderworks is a STEAM kindergarten/preschool discovery program. We explore different things about the world around us in a hands-on and self-directed way. Topics include water, magnets, wrecking balls and more. Kids ages 4-5 may attend on their own, younger children with a caregiver.

Tuesday August 27, Wednesday August 28, Thursday August 29 and Friday August 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2 years and up

Free, drop in

August 28th, 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Trivia Night

A lively evening on fun and trivia at the library! We make use of online and homemade trivia with great prizes and bragging rights for the winner!

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

Time for Toddlers

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

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 29th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 29th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Wonderworks - Summer 2019

Wonderworks is a STEAM kindergarten/preschool discovery program. We explore different things about the world around us in a hands-on and self-directed way. Topics include water, magnets, wrecking balls and more. Kids ages 4-5 may attend on their own, younger children with a caregiver.

Tuesday August 27, Wednesday August 28, Thursday August 29 and Friday August 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2 years and up

Free, drop in

August 29th, 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Teen Movie Night

Join us every Thursday evening all summer long for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free!  For ages 13+

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

Now Playing:

August 29th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Wonderworks - Summer 2019

Wonderworks is a STEAM kindergarten/preschool discovery program. We explore different things about the world around us in a hands-on and self-directed way. Topics include water, magnets, wrecking balls and more. Kids ages 4-5 may attend on their own, younger children with a caregiver.

Tuesday August 27, Wednesday August 28, Thursday August 29 and Friday August 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2 years and up

Free, drop in

August 30th, 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

August 31st, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 1st, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

September 1st, 12:15am to 11:45pm
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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 10 am. 

September 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

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

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 8th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

September 8th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

September 9th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 10th, 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 11th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Queer Reads Book Club

Queer Reads is a community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys books on a variety of subject matter and interests.  

 

Facilitated by author Nikki Donadio. Nikki is a writer of fiction and poetry. A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, she holds an MA in Creative and Critical Writing and a BA in English Literature.

 

2nd Thursday of each month starting Sept. 12 l 7:00 pm | Multi-Use Room  

Registration starts Aug. 1.

 

Sept.12 l Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead.

 

September 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Bank on Yourself: Why Every Woman Should Plan Financially to Be Single, Even If She's Not

For every woman who has to manage her finances completely on her own, whether by choice or by circumstance. Author Leslie McCormick will discuss how to build confidence when it comes to your money develop a supportive network,create a vision and plan for your future, protect yourself, generate and manage multiple sources of incomes.

September 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

WRITE FOR RIGHTS

Meet your local Aurora/Newmarket Amnesty group for a drop-in postcard-writing session and discover how the act of sending a simple message can help a political prisoner.

 

Family Storytime: 10:30 - 11:00 am
Art Activities: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Information Table: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

September 14th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

September 14th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

September 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 15th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

September 15th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

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

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 22nd, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

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

September 22nd, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series will help fill in the gaps. Series topics include:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Financial Models for Business Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Social Media
  • Storytelling to Engage Customers
  • Protection of Information/Cybersecurity

Registration Required. 

September 26th, 9:30am to 12:00pm
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. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

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

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

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

Character Development: writing workshop

If you were a country, what country would you be?

Image Ocean. Spirit Desert. Secret County. Gloomy Trees.
Using maps as our medium and motif, discover a treasure trunk of character traits, historical idiosyncrasies and circumstances as you travel through the interior world of a person.

September 28th, 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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Sept. 9 at 10 am. 

October 3rd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Film Screening: Difret

DIFRET has many shades of meaning in Ethiopia's native language, Amharic. It can mean "to dare" and "to have courage" but it can also mean "to be violated."

Like its title, the film represents many things. It's a work of fiction based on a true story of courage and change; it's one of the only films from Ethiopia shot on 35mm film; and it received international recognition in the form of executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt. But above all, DIFRET tells the story about a traditional practice through the experience of one frightened girl caught in a whirlwind beyond her control.

October 3rd, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 8th, 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 9th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

October 12th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

October 14th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 

Sweetness in the Belly: a philosophical conversation

Join us for a discussion led by Ronen Grunberg on Sweetness in the Belly.
Lilly, the main character in the book is the perpetual outsider, illustrating the alienation and longing of those who never feel at home anywhere. In Ethiopia, she is the white-skinned “faranj”; in England, the disconnected exile.

October 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 22nd, 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

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

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series will help fill in the gaps. Series topics include:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Financial Models for Business Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Social Media
  • Storytelling to Engage Customers
  • Protection of Information/Cybersecurity

Registration Required. 

October 31st, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA: Meet Camilla Gibb

Join us for the grand finale of the 2019 OneBookOneAurora project.

Meet Camilla Gibb, author of Sweetness in the Belly, and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the back story of this fabulous book.

Tickets available Aug. 1.

November 2nd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 5th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Oct. 7 at 10 am. 

November 7th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

November 9th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

November 11th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
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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 13th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Entrepreneurs in Residence

Join us for a fast-paced evening featuring three entrepreneurs who will share their stories in a short TED X-style talk. It’s a chance to mingle, ask questions and meet new visionaries who share your drive to succeed.

 

November 14th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 19th, 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 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 3rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

December 9th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
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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.

December 11th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

December 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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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. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

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