Events

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.

 

March 28th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Travel Club

Share favourite destinations, hidden gems and travel tips with other travel lovers.

Theme for April meeting - What are Hostels?

Email jcheung@aurorapl.ca for the link to the Travel Club living document and examples of past presentations.

If you’ve been on a trip recently and would like to share with others, please contact Jason at 905-727-9494 x236 or send an e-mail to jcheung@aurorapl.ca.

April 6th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 7th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 7th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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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 7th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 7th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By Appointment, April 7; Appointment Bookings begin February 1

April 7th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Sip & Stitch

Calling all textile crafters! Use our tools for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17

 

April 8th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 8th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Paint Afternoon

An afternoon of guided painting- take your artwork home and display it for all to see!

Supplies provided for registrants. Please note that if you have registered for this program but are more than 15 minutes late for the program, you will forfeit your spot.

13+

April 8th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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Mad Scientists' Club Winter Stream 2

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays February 26-April 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (no class March 18 due to Winter Break)

Ages 6-9 years (5 year olds may come with an older sibling)

Location: The first class will take place in the Multi-Use Room, and the following ones in the Optimist Room.

Sorry, this program is full, you may join the waiting list below if you choose.

Free!

April 8th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By Appointment: April 8; Appointment bookings begin February 1

April 8th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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English Conversation Meetup

All levels of spoken English are welcome at this social gathering. Join us monthly to meet new people and practice English in everyday conversation. Enjoy refreshments and a different topic every session.
2nd Wednesday of each month | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

April 8th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Paint Night

An evening of guided painting- take your artwork home and display it for all to see!

Supplies provided for registrants. Please note that if you have registered for this program but are more than 15 minutes late for the program, you will forfeit your spot.

13+

April 8th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

April 9th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 9th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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ESL Conversation Group

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

April 9th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By Appointment: April 9; Appointment Bookings begin February 1

April 9th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us on the second Thursday of each month for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

The 2nd Thursday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:  October 10, November 14, December 12

2020 Dates:  January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Free.  For students in Grades 8 - 12  Please register in advance.

April 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Queer Reads

A community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys picks from a variety of genres. Come enjoy refreshments, meet new people and discuss LGBTQ2S books with local author Nikki Donadio.

2nd Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room  

April 9th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 11th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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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. 

 2nd Monday of each month.

April 13th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
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Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 14th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

April 14th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 14th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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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 14th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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Intro to Serger-y

Learn to operate our serger/overlocker machine for finished edges, rolled hems, and more.

Date: Tuesday April 14
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: Multi-Use
Age: 13+

Registration Required.

 

Other Session Dates:

Sunday April 26
Sunday May 10
Tuesday May 26
Tuesday June 9
Tuesday June 23

April 14th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 14th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 15th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Mad Scientists' Club Stream 1

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Wednesdays April 15-June 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

April 15th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Mad Scientists' Club Winter Stream 2

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays February 26-April 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (no class March 18 due to Winter Break)

Ages 6-9 years (5 year olds may come with an older sibling)

Location: The first class will take place in the Multi-Use Room, and the following ones in the Optimist Room.

Sorry, this program is full, you may join the waiting list below if you choose.

Free!

April 15th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Grade 3-4 Book Club

Come hang out, make new friends, talk about some awesome books and do some fun activities.

Ages 8-9 (grade 3 and 4)

Wednesdays January 15, February 19, March 25, April 15, May 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

                                                

April 15th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Is Vaping Safe?

Is Vaping Safe, or Is It Just Bait and Switch from Big Tobacco?  Back popular demand, Forensic Toxicologist, James Wigmore, presents a brief history of tobacco and nicotine from the evolution of smoking from pipes, cigars and chewing tobacco to the highly designed and addictive cigarettes. He will examine how vaping has been promoted as a safe alternative to smoking, but also has health risks. Pre-register.

 

April 15th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

April 16th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 16th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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ESL Conversation Group

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

April 16th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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Mad Scientists' Club Stream 2

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Thursdays April 16-June 4, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

April 16th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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S'amuser en français

Hang out and have fun with fellow francophones - every month will be a different fun activity: toujours en français!

(third Thursday of the month)  Thursday April 16, May 21, June 18; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free!  For French speakers, ages 9-14.  Drop in.

April 16th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Entrepreneurs in Residence

ENTREPRENEURS IN RESIDENCE

DARE TO BE BOLD

Join us for a fast-paced evening featuring four
entrepreneurs who will share their stories in a short
TED X-style talk.  A chance to mingle, ask questions and meet new visionaries who share your drive to succeed.
Thursday April 16 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm | Living Room

April 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 17th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

This season's topics include Force, Optical Illusions, Weather and more!

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays April 18-June 6 (8 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

 

April 17th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Film Buff Fridays: Being John Malkovich

Drop in for some great movies on Friday afternoons!

 

Friday, April 3rd - The Apartment 

Friday, April 17th - Being John Malkovich (watch the trailer here!)

Friday, May 8th - Double Indemnity

Friday, May 22nd - The Professional

Friday, June 12th - Big Fish

Friday, June 26th - Yesterday

April 17th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 18th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Practicing Meditation

In this class you will learn the benefits of meditation and be introduced to basic meditation techniques that you will be able to practice on your own or with others. Fourth* Saturday of the month. New members welcome.  Pre-register. *April meeting: April 18

April 18th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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DIY Eco-Friendly Produce Bags

Sew your own reuseable produce bags and save the environment one bag at a time!
Sewing machines and serger will be used.

Date: Monday April 20, 2020
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Multi-Use Room
Age: 13+ (10+ with an adult)

Registration Required. Drop-ins welcome provided there are enough supplies.

April 20th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 21st, 10:00am to 10:30am
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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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 21st, 11:00am to 11:45am
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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 21st, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 21st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. It is a gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject, See staff for copies of the books.

Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. 17+

Tuesday, April 20th - Movie (title to be voted on at the March meetup!)

Tuesday, May 19th - Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger by Lilly Dancyger

Tuesday, June 16th - Vox by Christina Dalcher

April 21st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Magic of the Night Sky

An indepth look at the night sky with David Chapman. Everything from beautiful northern lights and shooting stars, to the intense activity of thunderstorms -- see not only incredible displays of lightning but also the developing structure and movement of the clouds above. Have you ever looked up at the moon and seen a ring around it and wondered what caused this to happen?  Enjoy time lapses of shooting stars -- watch dust and smoke from their impact as they move across the sky, well after the meteor has burned up in our atmosphere.

April 21st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Sip & Stitch

Calling all textile crafters! Use our tools for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17

 

April 22nd, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 

STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 1

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Wednesdays April 15-June 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

April 22nd, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Mad Scientists' Club Winter Stream 2

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays February 26-April 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (no class March 18 due to Winter Break)

Ages 6-9 years (5 year olds may come with an older sibling)

Location: The first class will take place in the Multi-Use Room, and the following ones in the Optimist Room.

Sorry, this program is full, you may join the waiting list below if you choose.

Free!

April 22nd, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Bring Wild Foods to Your Table

Rising food prices, and produce that is lacking its full nutritional values is a concern. Bringing edible wild food into your kitchen not only can help reduce the grocery bill, but increase your nutrient intake – naturally!

Join wild food educator and herbalist Karen Stephenson for a presentation that will have you going wild over the vast amount of free food that grows right under your feet.

April 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

April 23rd, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 23rd, 11:00am to 11:30am
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

April 23rd, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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Mad Scientists' Club Stream 2

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Thursdays April 16-June 4, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

April 23rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Janet Somerville on Martha Gellhorn

Author Janet Somerville presents 'Yours, for Probably Always: Martha Gellhorn's Letters of Love and War, 1930-1949', about the life of novelist, journalist, and intrepid war correspondent Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998), told through a captivating selection of her letters to friends, family, husbands, and lovers.  "... An engrossing collection that burnishes Gellhorn's reputation as an astute observer, insightful writer, and uniquely brave woman." Kirkus. Pre-register

April 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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

Reccia Mandelcorn

April 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Be CrEATive: Pop-Tart Pop Art

Create your own Pop Art quadriptychs with Pop-Tarts and edible paint.

Thursday April 23, 7-8 p.m.

Creative Studio

Free.  For ages 9-14.  Please register in advance. (Registration will be open as of March 24 2020.)

April 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Event Type: 

BABY CAFÉ

Meet other expectant and new parents in this group for families welcoming babies. Guest speakers guide discussions on pregnancy, postpartum and parenting in a relaxed setting. Babes in arms welcome.

The 4th Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

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

Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

This season's topics include Force, Optical Illusions, Weather and more!

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays April 18-June 6 (8 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

 

April 24th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

APL Acts of Kindness

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

April 24th, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Meet the Seasons Newcomer Nature Tour

Join educators from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority in this fun, interactive introduction to the four seasons in Aurora. This event is geared toward newcomer families of all ages. Please come dressed for seasonal weather. We will spend part of our time indoors and part of our time outside.

10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

April 25th, 10:00am to 11:30am

Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 25th, 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.

 

April 25th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Intro to Serger-y

Learn to operate our serger/overlocker machine for finished edges, rolled hems, and more.

Date: Sunday April 26
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: Multi-Use
Age: 13+

Registration Required.

 

Other Session Dates:

Tuesday April 14
Sunday May 10
Tuesday May 26
Tuesday June 9
Tuesday June 23

April 26th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Partagez le francais

Join Partagez Le Francais for spontaneous conversation in French. This meet-up provides a space for Francophones as well as beginners with conversational ability to chat in French. The topics of conversation are spontaneously generated by the group members to create the same atmosphere you may encounter at a French café.18+

Registration: Partagez

April 26th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Calling all textile crafters! Use our tools for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17

 

April 27th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 28th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

April 28th, 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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 28th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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

April 28th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

April 28th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Tuesday Philosophy Club

Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday* of every month, beginning September.  In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  April 28:  An overview of Post Modernism and social construction.  New members always welcome

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

STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 1

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Wednesdays April 15-June 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

April 29th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

April 30th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

April 30th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 2

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Thursdays April 16-June 4, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

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

Teen Movie Night - Juno

Join us on the last Thursday of each month for free popcorn and and fun teen movie. 

Thursdays April 30, May 28, June 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13+.  Drop in.

This Month:  Juno

May:  The Hate U Give

June:  Ferris Bueller's Day Off

April 30th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Camera Club

Aurora Public Library Camera Club, meets 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. New members welcome.

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

York University Scholars' Hub

Freedom in our Democracy: should we take it for granted?

Are we at risk of losing the right to free speech through public neglect and the growing power of government and corporate interests?

Join Professor Robert Latham for an engaging conversation on free speech in our democracy.

All Welcome l Refreshments l Q&A

Register at https://alumniandfriends.yorku.ca/connect/events/scholars-hub/

 

April 30th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 

High Five: Principles of Healthy Child Development

This one-day training will help anyone working with children aged 6 to 12 to ensure each child’s social, emotional, and cognitive needs are met.  Topics also include bullying, conflict resolution, physical literacy, children’s mental health and moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Friday May 1, 9:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Multi-Use Room

$75  For ages 13+.  Please register in advance. (Registration begins March 24 2020)

*Please note: this is a full-day program; participants should bring snacks and a lunch.

May 1st, 9:30am to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 1st, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

This season's topics include Force, Optical Illusions, Weather and more!

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays April 18-June 6 (8 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

 

May 1st, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

S'amuser en français

Hang out and have fun with fellow francophones - every month will be a different fun activity: toujours en français!

(third Thursday of the month)  Thursday April 16, May 21, June 18; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free!  For French speakers, ages 9-14.  Drop in.

May 1st, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 2nd, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Travel Club

Share favourite destinations, hidden gems and travel tips with other travel lovers.

Theme for May meeting - TBA

Email jcheung@aurorapl.ca for the link to the Travel Club living document and examples of past presentations.

If you’ve been on a trip recently and would like to share with others, please contact Jason at 905-727-9494 x236 or send an e-mail to jcheung@aurorapl.ca.

May 4th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 5th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 5th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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 5th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Tech-Talk: Education, Traditional vs Online Teaching Tools

Are your kids on YouTube too much? Instagram? Facebook? In today’s world, technology is everywhere. Education is changing. Teachers now must compete with online teaching tools.

In this Tech Talk workshop, we’ll discuss the problems of using traditional teaching techniques and how experiential technology, such as virtual reality, is changing the educational landscape.  We’ll also discuss whether this paradigm shift is something that enhances or detracts from the learning process.  Facilitated by Ronen Grunberg.  Pre-register

May 5th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Calling all textile crafters! Use our tools for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17

 

May 6th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 

STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 1

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Wednesdays April 15-June 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

May 6th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preteen Book Club

Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk, read and do bookish activities.

Wednesdays January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1 and May 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Grades 5, 6 and 7

May 6th, 7:00pm 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 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

May 7th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we create and enjoy delicious, easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Each month a different community volunteer will lead us in cooking a menu from their country of origin.

Please note that due to the popularity of this program, we cannot accept drop-in participants. 

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

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 7th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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 7th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 2

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Thursdays April 16-June 4, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

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

Films en famille - MUNE: gardien de la lune

Venez nous joindre le premier jeudi de chaque mois pour un film en famille (with subtitles for less-than fluent folks). 

the first Thursday of every month - Thursdays April 2, May 7, June 4; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

mai:  MUNE: gardien de la lune

juin:  Fourmi

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

Death Café

The Death Café movement, started in the UK, believes that “death belongs to everybody”.

Gather with people of all ages and demographics, eat cake and talk about death in an open context with no agenda. Please note that Death Café is not a grief support or counselling session.

For more details, contact:

Rhobi Jacobs

rjacobs@aurorapl.ca | 905-727-9494 ext 239

May 7th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 

Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 8th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

This season's topics include Force, Optical Illusions, Weather and more!

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays April 18-June 6 (8 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

 

May 8th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Film Buff Fridays: Double Indemnity

Drop in for some great movies on Friday afternoons!

 

Friday, April 3rd - The Apartment 

Friday, April 17th - Being John Malkovich 

Friday, May 8th - Double Indemnity (watch the trailer here!)

Friday, May 22nd - The Professional

Friday, June 12th - Big Fish

Friday, June 26th - Yesterday

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

Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Intro to Serger-y

Learn to operate our serger/overlocker machine for finished edges, rolled hems, and more.

Date: Sunday May 10
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: Multi-Use
Age: 13+

Registration Required.

 

Other Session Dates:

Tuesday April 14
Sunday April 26
Tuesday May 26
Tuesday June 9
Tuesday June 23

May 10th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Partagez le francais

Join Partagez le francais for spontaneous conversation in French. This meet-up provides a space for Francophones as well as beginners with conversational ability to chat in French. The topics of conversation are spontaneously generated by the group members to create the same atmosphere you may encounter at a French café.18+

Registration: Partagez

May 10th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Calling all textile crafters! Use our tools for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17

 

May 11th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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. 

 2nd Monday of each month.

May 11th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

May 12th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 12th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 12th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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 12th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 1

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Wednesdays April 15-June 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

May 13th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

English Conversation Meetup

All levels of spoken English are welcome at this social gathering. Join us monthly to meet new people and practice English in everyday conversation. Enjoy refreshments and a different topic every session.
2nd Wednesday of each month | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

May 13th, 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 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

May 14th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 14th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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 14th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 2

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Thursdays April 16-June 4, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

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

Queer Reads

A community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys picks from a variety of genres. Come enjoy refreshments, meet new people and discuss LGBTQ2S books with local author Nikki Donadio.

2nd Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room  

May 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us on the second Thursday of each month for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

The 2nd Thursday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:  October 10, November 14, December 12

2020 Dates:  January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Free.  For students in Grades 8 - 12  Please register in advance.

May 14th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 15th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

This season's topics include Force, Optical Illusions, Weather and more!

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays April 18-June 6 (8 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

 

May 15th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

DIY Wristlet Key Fobs

Never lose your keys again with these hand-crafted wristlet key fobs!
Sewing machines and serger will be used. 

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Multi-Use Room
Age: 13+ (10+ if adult is present)

Registration Required. Drop-ins welcome provided there are enough supplies.

May 16th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

K-Pop Fever

Can't get K-pop out of your head? Don't even try - Just dance!

May 16th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 19th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 19th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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 19th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 19th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. It is a gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject, See staff for copies of the books.

Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. 17+

Tuesday, April 20th - Movie (title to be voted on at the March meetup!)

Tuesday, May 19th - Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger by Lilly Dancyger

Tuesday, June 16th - Vox by Christina Dalcher

May 19th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Calling all textile crafters! Use our tools for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17

 

May 20th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 

STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 1

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Wednesdays April 15-June 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

May 20th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Grade 3-4 Book Club

Come hang out, make new friends, talk about some awesome books and do some fun activities.

Ages 8-9 (grade 3 and 4)

Wednesdays January 15, February 19, March 25, April 15, May 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

                                                

May 20th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Spring Documentary Film Fest: Suited

 

Spring Documentary Film Festival:

Wednesday, April 22nd - Toxic Beauty *Canadian National Film Day*

Wednesday, April 29th - Love, Gilda 

Wednesday, May 13th - Won't You Be My Neighbor? 

May 20th, 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 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

May 21st, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 21st, 11:00am to 11:30am
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 21st, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 2

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Thursdays April 16-June 4, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

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

Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 22nd, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

This season's topics include Force, Optical Illusions, Weather and more!

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays April 18-June 6 (8 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

 

May 22nd, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Film Buff Fridays: Léon: The Professional

Drop in for some great movies on Friday afternoons!

 

Friday, April 3rd - The Apartment 

Friday, April 17th - Being John Malkovich 

Friday, May 8th - Double Indemnity

Friday, May 22nd - Léon: The Professional (watch the trailer here!)

Friday, June 12th - Big Fish

Friday, June 26th - Yesterday

May 22nd, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Acts of Kindness

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

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

DIY Book Safes

Have old books at home that are not being read anymore?  Turn them into book safes.  We will provide books if you don't have any.

Saturday May 23; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13+  Please register in advance.

May 23rd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Practicing Meditation

In this class you will learn the benefits of meditation and be introduced to basic meditation techniques that you will be able to practice on your own or with others. Fourth Saturday of the month. New members welcome.  Pre-register

May 23rd, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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.

 

May 23rd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Going Zero Waste

In this information session, Information & Programming Specialists Samantha Marchello will give you tips & tricks on how to start your Zero Waste journey. 

Drop-In, 19+

 

 
May 25th, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 

Sip & Stitch

Calling all textile crafters! Use our tools for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17

 

May 25th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

May 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 26th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 26th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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 26th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Intro to Serger-y

Learn to operate our serger/overlocker machine for finished edges, rolled hems, and more.

Date: Tuesday May 26
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: Multi-Use
Age: 13+

Registration Required.

 

Other Session Dates:

Tuesday April 14
Sunday April 26
Sunday May 10
Tuesday June 9
Tuesday June 23

May 26th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 26th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Tuesday Philosophy Club

Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday of every month, beginning September.  In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  May 25: Philosophical ideas in French literature of the 20th Century. New members always welcome.
 
May 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 1

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Wednesdays April 15-June 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

May 27th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

May 28th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

May 28th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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 28th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 2

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Thursdays April 16-June 4, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

May 28th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night - The Hate U Give

Join us on the last Thursday of each month for free popcorn and and fun teen movie. 

Thursdays May 28, June 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13+.  Drop in.

This Month:  The Hate U Give

June:  Ferris Bueller's Day Off

May 28th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

BABY CAFÉ

Meet other expectant and new parents in this group for families welcoming babies. Guest speakers guide discussions on pregnancy, postpartum and parenting in a relaxed setting. Babes in arms welcome.

The 4th Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

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

APL Camera Club

Aurora Public Library Camera Club, meets 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. New members welcome.

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

Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

This season's topics include Force, Optical Illusions, Weather and more!

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays April 18-June 6 (8 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

 

May 29th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

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 to recognize hazards, and when and how to use 911.  Offered in partnership with St. John Ambulance.

Monday June 1 (PA DAY); 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

$39  For ages 9-11

Please register in advance. (Registration opens on March 24 2020.)

 

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

S'amuser en français

Hang out and have fun with fellow francophones - every month will be a different fun activity: toujours en français!

(third Thursday of the month)  Thursday April 16, May 21, June 18; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free!  For French speakers, ages 9-14.  Drop in.

June 1st, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handmade Journals

Going away this summer?  Plan to have awesome adventures?  Create your own blank journal out of recycled materials to capture your awesome summer!

Monday June 1; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13+  Please register in advance.

June 1st, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 2nd, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 2nd, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 2nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Calling all textile crafters! Use our tools for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17

 

June 3rd, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 

STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 3rd, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 1

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Wednesdays April 15-June 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

June 3rd, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Trivia Night

A lively evening on fun and trivia at the library! Homemade trivia with great prizes and bragging rights for the winner!

17+. Drop-ins welcome, space permitting.

June 3rd, 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 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

June 4th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we create and enjoy delicious, easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Each month a different community volunteer will lead us in cooking a menu from their country of origin.

Please note that due to the popularity of this program, we cannot accept drop-in participants. 

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

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 4th, 11:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists' Club Stream 2

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Our topics this session include force, optical illusions, weather, and much more!

Thursdays April 16-June 4, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years 

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

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

Films en famille - Fourmi

Venez nous joindre le premier jeudi de chaque mois pour un film en famille (with subtitles for less-than fluent folks). 

the first Thursday of every month - Thursdays April 2, May 7, June 4; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

juin:  Fourmi

June 4th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

They Left Us Everything: an evening with Plum Johnson

By turns humorous and touching, They Left Us Everything is an unforgettable memoir about family love, loss and legacies. A disciplined British father, an exuberant Southern mother, five kids, fifty years' worth of stuff, and the 23-room house that held them all. Plum Johnson's memoir is a funny, heartfelt story about what parents leave behind.

Awards:

RBC Taylor Prize for They Left Us Everything

Longlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour 

Winner OLA Evergreen Award 

June 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 5th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

This season's topics include Force, Optical Illusions, Weather and more!

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays April 18-June 6 (8 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens April 7 at 9:30 a.m.

 

June 5th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Aurora Chamber Street Festival Book Sale

Visit our booth during the Aurora Chamber Street Festival for great reads and even greater prices!

All books will be under $1!

Date: Sunday June 7, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Yonge Street Entrance, Magna Room
All ages.
 

June 7th, 11:00am to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Travel Club

Share favourite destinations, hidden gems and travel tips with other travel lovers.

Theme for June meeting - TBA

Email jcheung@aurorapl.ca for the link to the Travel Club living document and examples of past presentations.

If you’ve been on a trip recently and would like to share with others, please contact Jason at 905-727-9494 x236 or send an e-mail to jcheung@aurorapl.ca.

June 8th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Calling all textile crafters! Use our tools for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17

 

June 8th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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. 

 2nd Monday of each month.

June 8th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

June 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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 9th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Intro to Serger-y

Learn to operate our serger/overlocker machine for finished edges, rolled hems, and more.

Date: Tuesday June 9
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: Multi-Use
Age: 13+

Registration Required.

 

Other Session Dates:

Tuesday April 14
Sunday April 26
Sunday May 10
Tuesday May 26
Tuesday June 23

June 9th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 9th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

English Conversation Meetup

All levels of spoken English are welcome at this social gathering. Join us monthly to meet new people and practice English in everyday conversation. Enjoy refreshments and a different topic every session.
2nd Wednesday of each month | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

June 10th, 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 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

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

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Queer Reads

A community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys picks from a variety of genres. Come enjoy refreshments, meet new people and discuss LGBTQ2S books with local author Nikki Donadio.

2nd Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room  

June 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us on the second Thursday of each month for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

The 2nd Thursday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:  October 10, November 14, December 12

2020 Dates:  January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Free.  For students in Grades 8 - 12  Please register in advance.

June 11th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Film Buff Fridays: Big Fish

Drop in for some great movies on Friday afternoons!

 

Friday, April 3rd - The Apartment 

Friday, April 17th - Being John Malkovich 

Friday, May 8th - Double Indemnity

Friday, May 22nd - Léon: The Professional 

Friday, June 12th - Big Fish (watch the trailer here!)

Friday, June 26th - Yesterday

June 12th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Exam Cram - Therapy Dogs!

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

Dates:

Saturday June 13; 3-4 p.m.

Tuesday June 15; 7-8 p.m.

Just drop in - no registration necessary!

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

Exam Cram - Therapy Dogs!

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

Dates:

Saturday June 13; 3-4 p.m.

Tuesday June 15; 7-8 p.m.

Just drop in - no registration necessary!

June 15th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 16th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 16th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 16th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. It is a gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject. See staff for copies of the books.

Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. 17+

Tuesday, April 20th - Movie (title to be voted on at the March meetup!)

Tuesday, May 19th - Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger by Lilly Dancyger

Tuesday, June 16th - Vox by Christina Dalcher

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

Sip & Stitch

Calling all textile crafters! Use our tools for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17

 

June 17th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 

STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 17th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

LGBTQ Film: A Fantastic Woman

In celebration of Pride month!

A Fantastic Woman (watch the trailer here!)

Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

French film; English subtitles.

1 h 44 min. Rated R. 

June 17th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

June 18th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 18th, 11:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 

Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 20th, 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.

 

June 20th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

DIY Travel Wallet

Sew your own mini travel wallet to hold your passport and cards while you’re travelling this summer!
Sewing machines and serger will be used. 
Please note this program will require basic machine sewing skills.

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Multi-Use Room
Age: 13+

Registration Required. Drop-ins welcome provided there are enough supplies.

June 20th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Calling all textile crafters! Use our tools for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): April 27, May 11, 25, June 8, 22
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June 3, 17

 

June 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 23rd, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

June 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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 23rd, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 23rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Tuesday Philosophy Club

Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday of every month, beginning September.  In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  June: Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. New members always welcome
 

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

STEAM Storytime

Science! Technology! Engineering! Arts! Math! STEAM concepts are everywhere! Join us for an interactive and engaging STEAM storytime!

Ages 0-4 years with an adult.

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 24th, 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 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

June 25th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 25th, 11:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Join us on the last Thursday of each month for free popcorn and and fun teen movie. 

Thursdays May 28, June 25, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Free!  For ages 13+.  Drop in.

This Month:  Ferris Bueller's Day Off

June 25th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

BABY CAFÉ

Meet other expectant and new parents in this group for families welcoming babies. Guest speakers guide discussions on pregnancy, postpartum and parenting in a relaxed setting. Babes in arms welcome.

The 4th Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

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

Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Film Buff Friday: Yesterday

Drop in for some great movies on Friday afternoons!

 

Friday, April 3rd - The Apartment 

Friday, April 17th - Being John Malkovich 

Friday, May 8th - Double Indemnity

Friday, May 22nd - Léon: The Professional 

Friday, June 12th - Big Fish

Friday, June 26th - Yesterday (watch the trailer here!)

June 26th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Acts of Kindness

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

June 26th, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 27th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 30th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 30th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

June 30th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we create and enjoy delicious, easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Each month a different community volunteer will lead us in cooking a menu from their country of origin.

Please note that due to the popularity of this program, we cannot accept drop-in participants. 

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

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

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

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 2nd, 11:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 

Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

July 7th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 7th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 7th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 7th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

English Conversation Meetup

All levels of spoken English are welcome at this social gathering. Join us monthly to meet new people and practice English in everyday conversation. Enjoy refreshments and a different topic every session.
2nd Wednesday of each month | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

July 8th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

July 9th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 9th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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Queer Reads

A community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys picks from a variety of genres. Come enjoy refreshments, meet new people and discuss LGBTQ2S books with local author Nikki Donadio.

2nd Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room  

July 9th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

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

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 11th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Pflag coffee night

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. 

 2nd Monday of each month.

July 13th, 7:15pm to 9:15pm
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Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 14th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 14th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 14th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

July 16th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 16th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 17th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Every Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for ages 6 and under, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 18th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

July 21st, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 21st, 10:00am to 10:30am
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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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 21st, 11:00am to 11:45am
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Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 21st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

 

July 23rd, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 23rd, 11:00am to 11:30am
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Friday Family Story Time

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.

Every Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger

Free, drop in

No programs from March 14-April 5 inclusive, as the Library is closed.

July 24th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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