Events

Friday Family Storytime - Fall 2017

Friday Family Storytime

Drop in any Friday for a family storytime! Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Fridays September 15-October 27 and November 10-December 15 (no class November 3)

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger 

November 24th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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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 Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

November 28th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Knit!

A kids knitting circle for young knitters (or wannabe knitters) of all abilities! Instruction and materials are provided, as well as guidance in choosing your project! Let us know when you register if you’re a beginner or an expert.

Dates: Tuesdays November 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7-11 years

Fee: $5.00 (for needles and yarn—you will get to keep them)

The program is full, please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to be added to the waiting list.

November 28th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Language Development

Language Development with Stephanie Zawalicz & Jill McDermid, Registered Speech-Language Pathologists. Free information to learn

- the difference between speech and language

- typical language developmental milestones from ages 0-6

-how oral language skills relate to literacy and academic success

-the importance of story-telling

- promoting language development at home through various stages of development

 

November 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2017

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers

Wednesdays October 4-December 6 (10 weeks)

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

6 months – 3 years

November 29th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2017

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesdays October 4-December 6 (10 weeks)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

6 months – 5 years

$60.00 per registered child (fee is pro-rated based on number of weeks left in the session)

November 29th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Meet Someone New

An astronaut afraid of the dark? Wild animals and humans who go jump in the same lake? These are amazing and true stories of real, extraordinary people and events which will inspire and delight you!

Date: Wednesday, November 29th

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: 7-9 years old

Fee: Free, drop in

November 29th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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APL Book Club

Aurora Public Library Book Club.  If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (Sept-June, excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room, second floor. Wednesday November 29: The Nightingale

Book Club Picks 2017-2018

 

November 29th, 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 Losia Makarians: 647-882-0036

November 30th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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November Makeshop

November may be grey, but our makeshop is brimming with colourful arts and craft supplies for you to explore!  We provide the materials, you provide the brilliant ideas!

Date: Thursday November 30

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 3 and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

November 30th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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. December make-up meeting, Thursday January 4, 2018

November 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Fall 2017

Friday Family Storytime

Drop in any Friday for a family storytime! Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Fridays September 15-October 27 and November 10-December 15 (no class November 3)

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger 

December 1st, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Holiday Open House

Festive Photo-Op

9:30 - 10:30 am

Pose in from of our green screen and we'll email you the finished product

Polly & Her Puppets

10:30 - 11:15 am

We'll sing songs, read seasonal books and have lots of fun!

Library Living Room

Hot chocolate and cookies!

 

December 2nd, 9:30am to 11:15am
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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 5th, 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

December 5th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2017

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers

Wednesdays October 4-December 6 (10 weeks)

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

6 months – 3 years

December 6th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2017

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesdays October 4-December 6 (10 weeks)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

6 months – 5 years

$60.00 per registered child (fee is pro-rated based on number of weeks left in the session)

December 6th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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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 December 6: Be a Trader…Part 4

December 6th, 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

December 7th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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littleBits Lab

Join us to explore these popular electronic building blocks and see how innovative and creative you can be.  Each session we will focus on a different project or design challenge.

The first Thursday of each month, 7-8 p.m.

Free!  For ages 11 - 15.

Please register in advance.

December 7th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Fall 2017

Friday Family Storytime

Drop in any Friday for a family storytime! Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Fridays September 15-October 27 and November 10-December 15 (no class November 3)

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger 

December 8th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - December 2017

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Saturdays September 9 and 16, October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18, December 9 and 16

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for children 6 years and under.

FREE, no registration required.

December 9th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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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

December 12th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Painters Club

Aurora Painters Club Join other artists once a month in a fun, relaxed space! Bring your own watercolour/sketch projects, supplies and ideas; share tips and inspiration.  All abilities welcome, but space is limited. Pre-Register at the Adult Information Desk.
 

December 12th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: October 11, November 8, December 13

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

Please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

December 13th, 7:00pm 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

December 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Fall 2017

Friday Family Storytime

Drop in any Friday for a family storytime! Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Fridays September 15-October 27 and November 10-December 15 (no class November 3)

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger 

December 15th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - December 2017

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Saturdays September 9 and 16, October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18, December 9 and 16

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for children 6 years and under.

FREE, no registration required.

December 16th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Library Building Days

Join us for some creative building fun at the Library’s Building Days! We have lots of LEGO® and Duplo® for you to build with, and awesome books to give you ideas! You’ll have a chance to meet new friends and work together with them to make amazing LEGO® creations!

Please do not bring your own LEGO® pieces with you. Parents/guardians must remain in the library.

Saturdays September 9, October 21, November 18, December 16, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ages 2 years and up

Free, drop in!

December 16th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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

December 19th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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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

December 21st, 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!

January 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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The Faith Project: Film with Q&A

ABOUT THE FILM

In short documentary stories, seven young Canadians share the rituals that define their spiritual lives.

Each segment is presented in an epic visual style, inviting the viewer to contemplate the inner, personal landscapes of faith in a pluralistic society. The Faith Project invites conversation about what it means to be a young person of faith in Canada today.

 

SPECIAL GUEST

Writer/Associate Producer

SHIRAZ JANJUA

 

January 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!

January 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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!

February 6th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

February 8th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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!

February 20th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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!

March 6th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

March 8th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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March Break: The Sleeping Beauty Puppet Show and Craft

Narrated and dramatized with the aid of puppets, dolls, scenery and props, this music-filled puppet show follows the plot of the ballet The Sleeping Beauty, pairing the familiar tale with Tchaikovsky's ballet score.

Date and Time: Thursday, March 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: Children 0-5 years with an adult (both must have tickets).

Fee: Free tickets available starting February 10th

March 15th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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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!

March 20th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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!

April 3rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

April 12th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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!

April 17th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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!

May 1st, 10:00am to 11:30am
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

May 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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!

May 15th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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!

May 29th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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!

June 12th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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!

June 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: October 11, November 8, December 13

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

Please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

October 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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