Events

Newcomers' Health and Well-Being Workshop Series

Join us for these free virtual workshops for newcomers to Canada related to your health and well-being.

 

Stress Management under COVID-19 l Wed Apr 7 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Sleep Hygiene l Wed Apr 21 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

Healthy Nutrition in Canada l Wed May 5 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Mindfulness Practice and Mental Health l Wed May 19 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

 

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

 

Register at bit.ly/39nwLB6

May 5th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Crosswords and Coffee

Join us to solve a crossword as a group.

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

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

May 5th, 10:00am to 10:45am
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COVIDIO: Speculations on the future of live performance

In March 2020, live events across Canada and around the world stopped almost overnight. In the wake of COVID-19, the performing arts and their audiences moved online. It’s been a year, so what happened and what comes next?

This talk looks at the effect of the pandemic on the performing arts in Canada and internationally, how we adapted, and speculations on the future of performance in a post-pandemic world. Talk and Q&A.

May 5th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

May 5th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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From Garden to Plate

COVID-19 has brought greater awareness to the importance of food security, the benefits of gardening for mental health, as well a heightened enjoyment of eating fresh veggies just picked that day. Whether you’re a long time gardener or novice, our expert panel has some advice to prep you for success.

With:

  • Cathy Nesbitt, Cathy’s Crawly Composters
  • Jessica Tong, York Region Food Network
  • Paul Frechette, Backyard gardener and avid cook

Register at bit.ly/3aOaHAc

May 6th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Apr 9 or 16

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

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

May 7th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Mad Scientists Online

Join Polly in Google Classrooms for some fun STEM activities online! Each Friday at 2pm a new topic and 3-4 assignments are posted. You can complete them any time during the course of the program, or not, as you wish! Completion certificates are available for scientists who complete at least one experiment from each week. This season we're exploring ordinary things and the science behind and around them. Paper, things that melt, water, and much more!

April 9-May 28 

Best for ages 4-10, with adult assistance.

May 7th, 2:00pm
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Sunny Days Reading Club

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

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

May 8th, 9:00am to 9:30am
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The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Galaxies in Plain Sight

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

In partnership with The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, free introductory astronomy courses every other Tuesday at 3:30pm EDT. They'll give you the tools to learn astronomy on your own at home, along with some observing goals to try. All you need is your computer! A pair of binoculars will help, but are not necessary. Zoom registration through RASC: bit.ly/3daMp4s

May 11th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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Boys & Books

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

 

April 13|Real Life / Brandon Taylor

May 11|The Picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde

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

July 13| Jonny Appleseed / Joshua Whitehead

 

 

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

May 11th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Game Night: Jackbox Party Games

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

May 11th, 7:00pm
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Feminist Book Club

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

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

email Hannah at hdugas@aurorapl.ca to receive your copy of the book.

May 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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English Conversation Meetup

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

 

May 12th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

May 12th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Hiring Trends in Canada

Discover the hiring trends that are shaping the job market now and into the future. Learn how to target your job search and tailor your resume to showcase your skills and make the most of these new opportunities.

 

In partnership with ACCES Employment.

 

Register at sforce.co/3utKtv1

 

 

 

May 13th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Apr 9 or 16

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

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

May 14th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Mad Scientists Online

Join Polly in Google Classrooms for some fun STEM activities online! Each Friday at 2pm a new topic and 3-4 assignments are posted. You can complete them any time during the course of the program, or not, as you wish! Completion certificates are available for scientists who complete at least one experiment from each week. This season we're exploring ordinary things and the science behind and around them. Paper, things that melt, water, and much more!

April 9-May 28 

Best for ages 4-10, with adult assistance.

May 14th, 2:00pm
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Sunny Days Reading Club

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

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

May 15th, 9:00am to 9:30am
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Practicing Meditation

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

May 15th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

May 18th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

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

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

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

May 18th, 7:00pm
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Newcomers' Health and Well-Being Workshop Series

Join us for these free virtual workshops for newcomers to Canada related to your health and well-being.

 

Stress Management under COVID-19 l Wed Apr 7 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Sleep Hygiene l Wed Apr 21 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

Healthy Nutrition in Canada l Wed May 5 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Mindfulness Practice and Mental Health l Wed May 19 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

 

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

 

Register at bit.ly/39nwLB6

May 19th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

May 19th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Baby Café

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

 

Thurs. May 20 | 11:00am – 12:00pm

May 20th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Biodiversity: a tale of four bees

Join the executive research team from the Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation on World Bee Day as they discuss the most important pollinators on the planet.

Discover the diverse range of behaviours and ecologies of these experts’ favorite bees and what they are doing to better understand their evolution and health.

Presentation with Q&A

Register at bit.ly/3sMsQW6

 

 

May 20th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Apr 9 or 16

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

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

May 21st, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Mad Scientists Online

Join Polly in Google Classrooms for some fun STEM activities online! Each Friday at 2pm a new topic and 3-4 assignments are posted. You can complete them any time during the course of the program, or not, as you wish! Completion certificates are available for scientists who complete at least one experiment from each week. This season we're exploring ordinary things and the science behind and around them. Paper, things that melt, water, and much more!

April 9-May 28 

Best for ages 4-10, with adult assistance.

May 21st, 2:00pm
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Sunny Days Reading Club

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

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

May 22nd, 9:00am to 9:30am
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The Insider's Guide to the Galaxy: Safely Viewing the Sun

Join us online to learn basic astronomy that you can do on your own from your backyard!

In partnership with The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, free introductory astronomy courses every other Tuesday at 3:30pm EDT. They'll give you the tools to learn astronomy on your own at home, along with some observing goals to try. All you need is your computer! A pair of binoculars will help, but are not necessary. Zoom registration through RASC: bit.ly/3daMp4s

May 25th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month.  In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  In partnership with The Aurora Philosophy Institute (API). New members always welcome. Pre-register.   Tuesday May 25: Elizabeth Anscombe (Intention).  Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

May 25th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Game Night: Jackbox Party Games

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

May 25th, 7:00pm
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Animal Crossing Drop n' Swap

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

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

May 25th, 7:00pm
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APL Book Club: Circe

If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for this Virtual Book Club.  Wednesday May 26: Circe by Madeline Miller. Zoom details will be emailed. Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy

May 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

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

 

May 26: The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story / By Ava Khalil.

 

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

 

May 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

May 26th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

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

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

May 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Apr 9 or 16

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

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

May 28th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Hidden Treasures of the Legislative Building

In partnership with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, join us for the May session of "Lunchtime Tours".  Discover some hidden features of the Legislative Building, highlighting elements hidden in plain sight!  Preregister. This virtual presentation is hosted through Microsoft Teams; the link will be emailed to registrants.

May 28th, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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Mad Scientists Online

Join Polly in Google Classrooms for some fun STEM activities online! Each Friday at 2pm a new topic and 3-4 assignments are posted. You can complete them any time during the course of the program, or not, as you wish! Completion certificates are available for scientists who complete at least one experiment from each week. This season we're exploring ordinary things and the science behind and around them. Paper, things that melt, water, and much more!

April 9-May 28 

Best for ages 4-10, with adult assistance.

May 28th, 2:00pm
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Sunny Days Reading Club

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

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

May 29th, 9:00am to 9:30am
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Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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

 

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

June 1st, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Beautiful Native Plants: Less Work, Less Water

Native plants are beautiful, easy to grow options for any space. Get inspired and gain the resources to plan your own natural garden oasis!

 

Receive a free e-copy of the Greening Your Grounds Homeowner’s Guide with detailed instructions on how to implement these projects at home.

 

In partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

June 1st, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

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

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

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

June 1st, 7:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

June 2nd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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An Evening With Farzana Doctor

Farzana Doctor is a critically acclaimed writer, activist and psychotherapist. Of Indian ancestry, she was born in Zambia before immigrating to Canada in 1971. Farzana’s latest novel, Seven, is a brave, richly layered narrative about inheritance and resistance that tests the balance between kinship and the fight against customs that harm us.

“The feminist novel of the year.” Susan G. Cole, Now Magazine

June 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Maker Day: Cord & Knots

May 20 - Register for your kit (22 available)
June 3 - 7pm Zoom tutorial

For June’s Maker Day we will be making a macramé hanging planter. Create an elegant cord hanging planter, with nothing more than knots. Lots of knots!
Register by emailing lgreig@aurorapl.ca with your last name and valid library card number. One kit per card, ages 13+. Kits are limited. *Plant not included.

June 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller: a virtual tour

Be inspired by the diversity of global cuisine at an online cook-along showcasing foods and recipes from around the world.

Some ingredients will be provided by York Region Food Network.

In partnership with York Region Food Network.

 

June 4th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Apr 9 or 16

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

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

June 4th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Sunny Days Reading Club

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

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

June 5th, 9:00am to 9:30am
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Drag Queen Story Hour

Miss Eva Lasting brings a little glitz and a lot of heart to story hour! This family-friendly event raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance and builds empathy through a fun literary experience. Wear your favourite outfit and participate in the magic.  

 

June 5th, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
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Boys & Books

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

 

April 13|Real Life / Brandon Taylor

May 11|The Picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde

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

July 13| Jonny Appleseed / Joshua Whitehead

 

 

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

June 8th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Feminist Book Club

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

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

email Hannah at hdugas@aurorapl.ca to receive your copy of the book.

June 8th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Game Night: Jackbox Party Games

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

June 8th, 7:00pm
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Crosswords and Coffee

Join us to solve a crossword as a group.

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

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

June 9th, 10:00am to 10:45am
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English Conversation Meetup

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

 

June 9th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

June 9th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Networking for Your Career

In Canada, it’s not always what you know, but who you know that helps you move forward in your job search. In this interactive workshop, discover how to build your online and offline local professional network, effectively leverage your contacts, and boost your networking confidence.

 

In partnership with ACCES Employment.

 

Register at sforce.co/2R6Xnk8

 

 

June 10th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Apr 9 or 16

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

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

June 11th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Sunny Days Reading Club

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

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

June 12th, 9:00am to 9:30am
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TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be parties! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club is coming, with all those excellent things! Check back here as we add information and links, or email children@aurorapl.ca and we'll let you know once everything is up!

June 13th, 10:30am
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 15th, 7:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

June 16th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Baby Café

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

June 17th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Apr 9 or 16

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

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

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

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

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

June 19th, 9:00am to 9:30am
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Practicing Meditation

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

June 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

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

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

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

June 22nd, 7:00pm
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

June 23rd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Second Career Information Session

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

June 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Sunny Days Reading Club

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

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

June 26th, 9:00am to 9:30am
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 29th, 7:00pm
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APL Book Club: Sapiens, a brief history of humankind

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

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

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

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

June 30th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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

 

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

July 13th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Feminist Book Club

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

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

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

July 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Boys & Books

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

 

April 13|Real Life / Brandon Taylor

May 11|The Picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde

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

July 13| Jonny Appleseed / Joshua Whitehead

 

 

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

July 13th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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English Conversation Meetup

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

July 14th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Baby Café

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

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

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

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

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

July 20th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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

 

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

August 10th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Feminist Book Club

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

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

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

August 10th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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English Conversation Meetup

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

August 11th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

August 17th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Baby Café

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

August 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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

 

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

September 14th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Birth Totems

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

Presentation l Q&A l Drawing workshop

Supplies: Paper, coloured pencils (or preferred medium)

 

 

 

September 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

September 21st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Graffiti Dreams: writing workshop

Break the rules of rational thinking. Create literary graffiti with child-like art, visualization and imagination games. Using the magic of metaphor, transform an animal as the most painful aspect of a character into a rescued beast - vibrant and alive.

Inspired by Drew Hayden Taylor’s Chasing Painted Horses, this workshop takes a deep dive into character development and loosely uses the mechanics of plot to propel the character forward in its own poem, story or memoir.

Facilitated by Marnie Maguire

September 25th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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Pesticides and GMOs: A Review of the Science

York Region Environmental Alliance presents food for thought on the impact of pesticides and GMOs on human health and the environment.  Learn what we all can do to minimize harm.  Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

September 28th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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An Evening with Anna Yin

Conversation l Reading l Q&A

In English and Mandarin

Co-facilitated by journalist and poet, Yafang Shi

Award-winning poet, Anna Yin, was born in China and immigrated to Canada in 1999. She served as Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate and was Ontario’s representative to the League of Canadian Poets. Her poems/translations have appeared in the New York Times, China Daily and CBC Radio. Mirrors and Windows is her 6th book of poetry (her second book of poetry translations).

September 30th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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

 

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

October 12th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

October 19th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Meet Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario. Self-described as a contemporary story teller, his exploration of the storytelling tradition has explored many boundaries. Drew has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts.

October 23rd, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Animal Crossings Drop & Swap

Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Need some new DIY recipes or custom items? Want to make some new friends and ditch old items you don’t need?

Come to APL’s Island and participate in a virtual drop n’ swap and island tour!

Last Tuesdays of each month, September 29, October 27, November 24, December 22 (special date), 7:00-8:00 pm

All ages!

October 26th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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

 

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

November 9th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

November 16th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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

 

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

December 7th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

December 21st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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