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APL Camera Club

Attention experienced shutterbugs and novice photographers!  Aurora Public Library hosts a Camera Club, the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online.

May 31st, 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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Tech & Culture

Tech & Culture; a club for the tech enthusiast and thinker.  Are you passionate about technology? Join us to explore new technologies (with hands-on demonstrations) as well as to discuss the cultural, moral and existential impact of these technological changes on our day to day life. First Tuesday of the month.

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Camera Club

Attention experienced shutterbugs and novice photographers!  Aurora Public Library hosts a Camera Club, the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online

April 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Film Screening: My Prairie Home

Join us for the screening of My Prairie Home, in celebration of Pride Month.

With thanks to the National Film Board of Canada.

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In Chelsea McMullan’s documentary-musical, My Prairie Home, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, Spoon sweetly croons us through their queer and musical coming of age.

June 5th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Author Event: Kerri Sakamoto

Author Event: Kerri Sakamoto   Aurora Public Library is thrilled to welcome the author of the Commonwealth Prize-winning and Governor General's Literary Award-nominated The Electrical Field. Her new book Floating City, is described as ‘Citizen Kane reimagined, a novel about ambition and the relentless desire to belong’.  Wednesday May 23, 7:00 p.m. Free.

May 23rd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Job Search Techniques and Assertive Communication - an Employment Workshop for Teens

Attention job-hunting teens!  Join us for an Employment Information Session with RNC Employment Services.  Get insider tips on how to spruce up your resume, start your job search and prepare for interviews.

Day & Time:  Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Date:  May 4, 2018

Ages:  15 – 18

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

May 4th, 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Before the Flood

Before the Flood captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned and pragmatic views on what must be done today and in the future to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. With visuals and incredible statistics, this film is a very engrossing advocacy documentary that shouldn’t be missed.  Directed by: Fisher Stevens 2016, 96 min

May 2nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Waseskun

Filmed in cinéma vérité style, this feature-length doc follows a group of incarcerated men with troubled pasts as they undergo treatment based on Indigenous philosophy at the Waseskun Healing Center. The focus of the program is to provide help and healing for these men who have grown up in difficult communities and need a more comprehensive approach to rehabilitation; one that addresses the mind, body and soul.  Director Steve Patry spent a full year with these men, gaining their trust and confidence.

April 18th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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