Events

Halloween Outdoor Storytime

Join us for one last outdoor storytime in Town Park to celebrate Halloween! 

Everyone is welcome, please join us in costume if you like, we'll have mildly spooky fun and treats!

Best for ages 2-5, but everyone is welcome! Bring a towel or blanket (or even chairs), the ground is pretty damp at this time of year.

Thursday October 28, 10:30 (and goes till 11 or till everyone gets tired).

October 28th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Diapers & Dumbbells with Laura Sinclair | Baby Café

Diapers & Dumbbells with Laura Sinclair

Join us for a postnatal fitness class designed to give new moms the tools to effectively incorporate techniques to heal the core, strengthen the pelvic floor and get back into an exercise routine after baby is born.

*This class is appropriate for you if you have had a baby in the last 18 months and are at least 7 weeks postpartum.

 

New participants at the Baby Café will receive a copy of the board book, Sweetest Kulu.

October 28th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Workplace Stress & Anxieties

Looking for work can be difficult. Add in a global pandemic, and as that challenge increases, so can your stress.

  • Discover strategies and tools to help you overcome your own barriers.
  • Discuss common issues and possible solutions with an Employment Specialist and others with similar experiences.

 

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

October 28th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
October 28th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

October 28th, 7:00pm 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. 

October 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Break the Fake: How to tell what's true online

Fake news is a real problem, especially if you don’t know how to tell good information from bad. This online workshop will teach you how to spot misinformation and find out if something online is true or not.

Free.  For ages 13+

Please register in advance

October 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

October 28th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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 Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

There is no cost to participants. Eligibility: Women 18 + | York Region Resident.

 

October 29th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

October 29th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

October 30th, 9:00am
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every 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.

Every Tuesday

November 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Crossword Club

Join us to solve a crossword puzzle 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 to view on your screen, and then you can verbally suggest answers. 

November 3rd, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

November 3rd, 10:30am to 10:45am
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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. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

November 3rd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
November 4th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

November 4th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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 Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

There is no cost to participants. Eligibility: Women 18 + | York Region Resident.

 

November 5th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

November 5th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

November 6th, 9:00am
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Show and Tell for Grown Ups

Show and tell isn’t just for kids anymore! Have an interesting collection, photograph or family heirloom you want to share? Come tell us all about it! The Aurora Museum and Archives will also join to share an item from their collection. Depending on the number of participants, you may be limited to 5 minutes. 

This program is offered over Zoom - instructions will be emailed 2 days prior. 

November 8th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every 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.

Every Tuesday

November 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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; instructions will be emailed 2 days before the event.

Email kstark@aurorapl.ca to receive your copy of the book.

Fall Dates:

November 9th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Healthy Nutrition in Canada

Healthy Nutrition in Canada

Learn about nutrition (food) labels, tips on healthy eating while on a budget, how to increase healthy eating for shift work and manage stress through diet and nutrition.  

 

Register at: bit.ly/3kdTaYs

 

Newcomers' Health and Well-Being Workshop Series

November 10th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

November 10th, 10:30am 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. 

November 10th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Puzzle Club

Not only is doing a jigsaw puzzle a fun way to pass the time and relax it also has some great health benefits like improving memory, building problem solving skills and preventing cognitive decline. Join us each month and puzzle your puzzler as we work on a virtual jigsaw puzzle together.  

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

November 10th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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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. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

November 10th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
November 11th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

November 11th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

November 11th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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 Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

There is no cost to participants. Eligibility: Women 18 + | York Region Resident.

 

November 12th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

November 12th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

November 13th, 9:00am
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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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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every 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.

Every Tuesday

November 16th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

November 17th, 10:30am to 10:45am
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Adult Colouring Club

Colouring isn’t just for kids – adults can enjoy the benefits of improved focus, reducing stress and relaxing. Together we’ll colour and chat. 

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

November 17th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Navigating The New Normal | MOBYSS – Youth Workshop Series (Age: 12-25)

MOBYSS in partnership with Aurora Public Library is offering a virtual, 3-part webinar series on Mental Health.

 

Navigating The New Normal & Fear Of Missing Out | Wed. Nov 17 | 3:30 - 4:30pm

 

Stress Management & Coping Strategies | Wed. Dec 15 | 3:30 - 4:30pm

 

To register email mobyss@cmha-yr.on.ca with your name, age and location.

 

In partnership with MOBYSS Youth Walk-In Clinic.

November 17th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Debt and Debt Solutions

With Canadian household debt at a record high, it is important for Canadians to take concrete actions to better manage their debt.

  • Learn tools that can help you manage and deal with debt. Explore debt relief options and get a better understanding of your rights when it comes to dealing with debt.

In partnership with Family & Credit Counselling Services of York Region.

 

 

November 17th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

November 17th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Zumba Kids with Ximena Villate | Baby Café

Zumba Kids with Ximena Villate

Join us for a family friendly Zumba class that combines music and dance to promote cognitive, social, fine/gross motor skills, and emotional development.

 

New participants at the Baby Café will receive a copy of the board book, Sweetest Kulu.

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.

November 18th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
November 18th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Entrepreneurs in Residence

Join us virtually for a fast-paced evening featuring four entrepreneurs who tell their stories in short TED X-style talks.

Mingle, ask questions and meet visionaries who share your drive to succeed.

 

Featuring: 

Phiona Durrant  |  CEO & Founder Coconut Village Nails & Spa (Sneak peak at https://youtu.be/DCCuLTrFFg0)

November 18th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

November 18th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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 Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

There is no cost to participants. Eligibility: Women 18 + | York Region Resident.

 

November 19th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

November 19th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

November 20th, 9:00am
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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.

November 20th, 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 November 23: The Epicurian Concept of Pleasure.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

November 23rd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every 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.

Every Tuesday

November 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

November 24th, 10:30am to 10:45am
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Mindfulness Practice and Mental Health

Mindfulness Practice and Mental Health

Participants will be introduced to the basics of mindfulness and will learn how to use their breath, mind and body as tools to help them be more present and relaxed, even during times of stress.

 

Register at: bit.ly/3sYMRIT

 

Newcomers' Health and Well-Being Workshop Series

November 24th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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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.

 

Nov. 24: Thank You Omu! / By Oge Mora.

 

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

 

November 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Book Club: The Paris Architect

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 November 24: The Paris Architect, by Charles Belfoure. Pre-register. Zoom details will be emailed.  For a copy of the book, please email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca

November 24th, 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. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

November 24th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Goal Setting

Goal setting is a process which assists you to stay organized and motivated while working towards your ideal future.

  • Learn tips and strategies to help you organize your job search.
  • Discover how to create goals specifically for employment.

 

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

 

For more information, contact Corey Harvey, Employment Specialist / Job Developer, at cHarvey-Jazbec@cmha-yr.on.ca.

November 25th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
November 25th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

November 25th, 7:00pm 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. 

November 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

November 25th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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 Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

There is no cost to participants. Eligibility: Women 18 + | York Region Resident.

 

November 26th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

November 26th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

November 27th, 9:00am
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The KORE club

Let’s talk K-pop, K-dramas, anything K-culture! Meet-up to indulge in your love of Korean culture with others who share the same passion. ​

 

 

November 27th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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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.) 

November 29th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every 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.

Every Tuesday

November 30th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Crossword Club

Join us to solve a crossword puzzle 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 to view on your screen, and then you can verbally suggest answers. 

December 1st, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

December 1st, 10:30am 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. 

December 1st, 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. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 1st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
December 2nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

December 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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 Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

There is no cost to participants. Eligibility: Women 18 + | York Region Resident.

 

December 3rd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Event Type: 

100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 3rd, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

December 4th, 9:00am
Event Type: 

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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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every 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.

Every Tuesday

December 7th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

December 8th, 10:30am to 10:45am
Event Type: 

Video Gaming for Good: Play in the Pandemic

This talk considers the role that video games play in our lives, focusing on the benefits and opportunities presented by gaming during the pandemic. Research has found that games present a myriad of positive experiences and impacts. Alison Harvey, Assistant Professor, Communications, discusses the social, creative, and intellectual possibilities as well as positive outcomes in terms of health and wellbeing. In partnership with York University. All welcome.

Register at bit.ly/2Siuu4Y

December 8th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Puzzle Club

Not only is doing a jigsaw puzzle a fun way to pass the time and relax it also has some great health benefits like improving memory, building problem solving skills and preventing cognitive decline. Join us each month and puzzle your puzzler as we work on a virtual jigsaw puzzle together.  

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

December 8th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
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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. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 8th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
December 9th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

December 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

December 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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 Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

There is no cost to participants. Eligibility: Women 18 + | York Region Resident.

 

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

100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 10th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

December 11th, 9:00am
Event Type: 

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.

December 11th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Show and Tell for Grown Ups

Show and tell isn’t just for kids anymore! Have an interesting collection, photograph or family heirloom you want to share? Come tell us all about it! The Aurora Museum and Archives will also join to share an item from their collection. Depending on the number of participants, you may be limited to 5 minutes. 

This program is offered over Zoom - instructions will be emailed 2 days prior. 

December 13th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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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 December 14: Debate: Idealism versus Realism.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

December 14th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Event Type: 

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every 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.

Every Tuesday

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

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; instructions will be emailed 2 days before the event.

Email kstark@aurorapl.ca to receive your copy of the book.

Fall Dates:

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

Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

December 15th, 10:30am to 10:45am
Event Type: 

Adult Colouring Club

Colouring isn’t just for kids – adults can enjoy the benefits of improved focus, reducing stress and relaxing. Together we’ll colour and chat. 

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

December 15th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

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. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 15th, 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.

 

New participants at the Baby Café will receive a copy of the board book, Sweetest Kulu.

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.

December 16th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 

Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
December 16th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

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

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

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

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

100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 17th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

December 18th, 9:00am
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every 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.

Every Tuesday

December 21st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

December 22nd, 10:30am to 10:45am
Event Type: 

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.

 

Dec. 22: Maggie’s Chopsticks / By Alan Woo.

 

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

 

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

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. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 22nd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
December 23rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

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

100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 24th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every 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.

Every Tuesday

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

Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

December 29th, 10:30am to 10:45am
Event Type: 

Pre-Teen Book Club

Online discussions about books with fun monthly games and activities posted on Google Classroom that you can join and complete at your own pace!

Books will be available at the beginning of each month. Library card required.

Please email ltang@aurorapl.ca to register or to get more information!

December 29th, 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 29th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

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

100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 31st, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

Ontario Nature: Nature Reserves in Southern Ontario

Ontario Nature been protecting significant nature areas across Southern Ontario since 1961. With 26 nature reserves totalling 3,119 hectares (7,692 acres), the properties protect some of the province’s best remaining examples of imperiled and vulnerable habitats. This virtual presentation will highlight some of the flora and fauna found on these reserves. Pre-register.  Zoom info will be emailed.

January 19th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Book Club: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

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 January 26, 2022: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson.  Pre-register. Zoom details will be emailed.

January 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Piano Stories with Penny

Back by popular demand, Canadian pianist Dr. Penny Johnson treats audiences to an hour of humorous and poignant stories from the great pianists of the past. This online program draws upon unique material from a variety of historic piano texts, memoirs, interviews and articles. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

January 27th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Africadian Blues Vers(e)atility

Join poet George Elliott Clarke and musician Glenn Marais for an evening of conversation and performance.

 

 

A collaboration between Aurora Public Library and the Aurora Cultural Centre.

This event will be live streamed; limited in-person attendance pending COVID protocols.

February 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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John Ware Reclaimed (All-Day Screening)

John Ware Reclaimed follows filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on her quest to re-examine the mythology surrounding John Ware, the Black cowboy who settled in Alberta, Canada, before the turn of the 20th century. Foggo’s research uncovers who this iconic figure might have been, and what his legacy means in terms of anti-Black racism, both past and present.

 

Register to receive the link at bit.ly/3iM5Bck.

 

 

February 6th, 1:00am to 11:45pm
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Hope, the Story of the Trumpeter Swans' Recovery

Donna Lewis is the SwanKeeper at Adena Springs North in Aurora. She has been caring for and learning about swans since 2005.  Discover Trumpeter swans, their life history and the story of their survival from severely endangered to off the endangered species list. Learn too about our town's important contributions to their ongoing survival, as well as what we all can do to help keep them off the endangered lis,t and other information for Community Science. Pre-register. Zoom information will be emailed.

February 16th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Aurora Winter Blues Festival Pop-Up

Get into the grove for the upcoming festival with live pop-ups featuring musicians from the Aurora Winter Blues Festival.

Three 20-minute sets

Pending public health protocols.

February 19th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Ninth Floor (All-Day Screening)

Director Mina Shum makes her foray into feature documentary by reopening the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations – the infamous Sir George Williams Riot. Over four decades after a group of Caribbean students accused their professor of racism, triggering an explosive student uprising, Shum locates the protagonists and listens as they set the record straight, trying to make peace with the past.

February 20th, 1:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Aurora Winter Blues Festival Pop-Up

Get into the grove for the upcoming festival with live pop-ups featuring musicians from the Aurora Winter Blues Festival.

Three 20-minute sets

March 5th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Pre-Teen Book Club

Online discussions about books with fun monthly games and activities posted on Google Classroom that you can join and complete at your own pace!

Books will be available at the beginning of each month. Library card required.

Please email ltang@aurorapl.ca to register or to get more information!

November 30th, 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Pre-Teen Book Club

Online discussions about books with fun monthly games and activities posted on Google Classroom that you can join and complete at your own pace!

Books will be available at the beginning of each month. Library card required.

Please email ltang@aurorapl.ca to register or to get more information!

November 29th, 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: