Events

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

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

August 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Walking Tour

Presented by the Aurora Historical Society & Aurora Public Library

 

UPCOMING TOURS:

Sat. June 9 (Wellington St. Tour)

Sat. July 21 (Yonge St. Tour)

Sat. August 25 (Wellington St. Tour)

 

All tours start at:

Hillary House

15372 Yonge Street,

Aurora, ON L4G 1N8

 

Space is limited.

 

For more information contact:

Claudia Olguin

colguin@aurorapl.ca

905-727-9494 x 239

 

Leigha Cooney

August 25th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630
September 4th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Money Talk$

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

Wednesday September 5: Investment Plans/Investment Environment:  Sharing our Collective Experience

 

 

 

September 5th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

September 6th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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ESL Conversation Group

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

September 6th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

September 11th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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ESL Conversation Group

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

September 11th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Nutrition Series: Explore Vegan Cuisine!

Whether you are transitioning to a total vegan diet, or just want to include more healthy plant proteins in your diet, this workshop is for you! We will briefly look at the health benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets, and the important nutrients to consider when transitioning.  We will also explore some unique plant protein products, such as tempeh, seitan, nut and pea milks, and more! Small samples and recipes provided. Pre-register. First of 3 Nutrition Seminars, with Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietitian, Sobey's Extra

September 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

September 12th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

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

September 13th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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OBOA - Things Arab Men Say

In this antidote to mainstream-media depictions of Arab men, we get to meet Jay, Ghassan and their friends, who gather at Jamal’s Eden Barber Shop in Edmonton to discuss politics, religion and family over a cut and a shave. Often funny, sometimes sad, this engaging NFB film documents the challenges these men face integrating into Canadian life while preserving their identity and culture.

 

Screening followed by Q&A with Raja Khouri.

 

September 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA: Photography Workshop

Landscape photographers oftentimes use their environment as a basis for creating images that don’t simply document the environment but also reflect the photographer’s personal vision.   

In this workshop we will look at things such as light, composition, depth of field, image processing and other photographic basics that will allow you to move beyond a simple literal representation ofthe environment and instead create fine art photographs that represent your vision of the world. 

Facilitated by Ronen Grunberg, APL Camera Club.

September 15th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

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

September 18th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Technology Training Series: Introduction to Email and Social Media

Connect with friends, family, or businesses through electronic mail and social media. Learn how to set up your own e-mail account; send and receive emails; and sign up for a Facebook account. Basic keyboarding and mouse/touchpad skills required. Bring your own technology. Limited amount of Chromebooks available upon request. Pre-register.  Limited space.

 

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September 19th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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ESL Conversation Group

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

September 20th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Estate Planning 101

Back by popular demand!  Learn how to create a plan to distribute your assets. Discover the what and why of estate planning and understand the various tools such as Power of Attorney, Wills, Joint Accounts, Gifting, Trust and Life Insurance etc. Pre-register.

September 20th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

September 25th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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ESL Conversation Group

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

September 25th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Tuesday Philosophy Club.  Are you interested in philosophy?  Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday of every month, beginning September 2018. 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.  New members always welcome. Tuesday: September 25

September 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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ESL Conversation Group

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

September 27th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

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

September 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA: Writing Workshop

In this writing workshop, unearth a ghost of your former self, an ancestor, family member, lover, stranger, or an imagined character. Using writing prompts and meditation techniques unravel the plot that leads to the ghost’s departure.

Workshop Facilitator: Marnie Maguire

Marnie’s writing is part magic realism/part poetic grunge. She has combined her experience as a writer with her doctoral research on social change, memory & the creative process to provide truly meaningful workshops for a broad spectrum of aspiring authors.

For Ages 16+

September 29th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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Municipal Election: All Candidates Meeting

Meet the candidates. Become informed. All registered candidates for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee in the Town of Aurora will be invited to participate.

Meeting to be held at Town Hall, Council Chambers, 100 John West Way.
Please advise in advance of accessibility needs.

September 30th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

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

October 2nd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June.   Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution. Wednesday October 3: Investment Plans/Investment Environment:  Sharing our Collective Experience
October 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

October 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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ESL Conversation Group

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

October 4th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

October 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

October 10th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Theatre of Life

An extraordinary soup kitchen in Milan - the Refettorio Ambrosiano - run by internationally renowned chef Massimo Bottura and 40 of the world's best chefs, seek to transform food that was scheduled to go to the dumpster into delicious and nutritious meals to be served to hungry people in Italy. All food served was made from the food waste of Expo Milano 2015. The film also tells the compelling story of several of the refugees and homeless the Refettorio served. 2016, 93 minutes.  Trailer Theatre of Life

October 11th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Picky Eaters (All Ages)

Struggling with a picky eater? Never have ideas for what to serve for dinner?

Join us as we learn techniques for encouraging your picky eater to try more foods, and some quick and fun meal and snack ideas. With Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietitian Sobey's Extra.

October 13th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Nutrition Series: Probiotic and Fermented Foods

Fermented foods have been part of our diets for thousands of years, but we are just recently starting to uncover the health benefits of these foods. Join us as we explore the history of fermented foods, the research about fermented and probiotic foods, and most importantly, the vast array of fermented and probiotic foods on the market today. Small samples and recipes provided.  Pre-register. Second of 3 Nutrition seminars with Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietitian, Sobey's Extra

October 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Documentary Film Festival: LA 92

Examining the tumultuous period following the verdict in the Rodney King trial in 1992. The acquittal of four police officers for beating a black motorist saw several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles. With archival footage. 2017, 114 minutes  Trailer LA 92

October 17th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Technology Training Series: Microsoft Word and Excel Basics

Learn how to create documents and spreadsheets with Microsoft Word and Excel. Basic commands, formulas, and use of templates will be covered to create resumes, cover letters, budget sheets, or invoices. Basic keyboarding and mouse/touchpad skills required. Bring your own tech pre-loaded with word-processing and spreadsheet software. Pre-register.  Limited Space.

 

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October 17th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Author Skype Visit with Arin Greenwood

Arin Greenwood, author of the YA science fiction novel Your Robot Dog Will Die will be joining us via Skype to talk about her book, writing career, and to answer your questions. This exciting event will take place in the library’s living room on the main floor.

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

Dates:  October 18, 2018

Ages: All ages welcome

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

October 18th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Victory Lap Retirement: Lifestyle Design

Join Mike Drak, author of Victory Lap Retirement, as he leads an engaging follow up seminar on how to design a retirement that works for you. He’ll review in detail the nine key retirement principles that serve as the foundation in the design of your own unique retirement lifestyle & profile some of the exciting things people are doing today in retirement. Pre-register

October 18th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

October 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Documentary Film Festival: Being Canadian

This documentary chronicles the real-life quest of Robert Cohen, a proud Canadian, who left his hometown of Calgary and moved to the U.S. to start a career as a TV comedy writer. He started noticing how people outside Canada knew very little about his beloved homeland. After decades of ignorance, insults, and indifference, he decides to do something about it. Rob sets off on an epic personal quest, driving across Canada from East to West, to confirm the country he's been fighting for is still what he remembers.

October 24th, 7:00pm 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.

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

October 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA: Ideas: a philosophical conversation

Is it possible to build a community based on the socialist ideal of equality and communal living? 

Join us for a discussion led by Ronen Grunberg on the philosophical ideas of Marx, Plato and Sartre and how they relate to Strangers with the Same Dream. We will pay particular attention to the questions that they each raise about whether human nature is innate and determined, or instead shaped by nurture, culture, and geography.

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October 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Applying for Canadian Citizenship

Learn about the new changes to the Citizenship Act, the rights and responsibilities of Canadian Citizenship, eligibility requirements, application process, document preparation, free settlement services available in the community, and resources from the Library that can help you prepare for your test.

November 3rd, 10:30am to 12:00pm
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OBOA: Meet Alison Pick

Join us for the grand finale of the 2018 OneBookOneAurora project. Meet Alison Pick and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the story behind the story.
November 3rd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

November 6th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Create A Cuff Bracelet

Join Aurora Canvaswork Designer and Teacher, Lorene Salt for this 3-week Cuff Bracelet workshop.  All materials supplied.  Pre-register; space is limited. A basic knowledge of embroidery is an asset.

Dates: Wednesday November 7, 14, 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

November 7th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Nutrition Series: Reconnecting with Food through Mindful Eating

Our relationship with food in today's society can sometimes be rocky, as foods are labelled "good" and "bad", and guilt builds up. Join us to rediscover the joy of eating through simple, practical exercises that you can add to your daily routine. Small samples and worksheets provided.  Pre-register. Third of 3 Nutrition Seminars with Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietitian, Sobey's Extra.

November 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

November 14th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Entrepreneurs in Residence

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

 

November 15th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

November 20th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Technology Training Series: Organization and Storage Solutions

Is your desktop a mess? Running low on storage on your computer? Learn how to organize files and folders to quickly find your photos, documents, and music when you need them. Additional storage options will be discussed. Basic keyboarding and mouse/touchpad skills required. Bring your own technology. Pre-register. Limited space.

November 21st, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

November 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

December 4th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

December 12th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The Group is currently at capacity. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

This is an alternate meeting date.

December 20th, 7:00pm to December 21st, 8:30pm
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Teen Movie Days - Love, Simon

Up first for our winter break movie screenings is Love, Simon, a charming movie about Simon Spier, a high school boy who is just like you, except he has one huge secret - he's gay. When his secret and his email relationship with an anonymous closeted boy at his school is threatened, Simon must do some balancing with his friends and family, and finally come to terms with his identity. 

Love, Simon is based on the YA book Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Borrow it from the library today! 

December 28th, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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Teen Movie Days - Ready Player One

Our second winter break movie screening is Ready Player One, a sci-fi adventure movie based on the YA book of the same name by Ernest Cline. The year is 2045. When the creator of OASIS, a virtual reality world, dies, he releases a video challenging the players to his Easter Egg and win ownership of OASIS. Wade Watts, an oprhaned teenager, joins forces with a group of allies in order to beat the game before a big corporation can. 

 

Date:  Thursday, January 3, 1:00 – 3:30 P.M.

January 3rd, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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