Events

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

August 18th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

August 18th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
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Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

August 19th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 20th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

August 20th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 20th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Feminist Book Club: Made in Dagenham

We're ditching the books for summer and watching some movies. For August, our film is Made in Dagenham (2010); a dramamtization of the 1968 strike at the Ford car plant in Dagenham where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Rated R. 

 

Trailer for the film can be found here:

August 21st, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 22nd, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 22nd, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Summer Reading Nature Party!

Summer is almost done! Come celebrate the (almost) end of Summer Reading! We’ll have fun nature-themed activities, cool prizes and a bunch of cool animals to meet! 

Thursday August 22, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (presenter will be here 2:00-3:30 p.m.)

Best for families with children ages 4 years and up

Free, drop-in.

August 22nd, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours* by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each week we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

*In order to receive volunteer hours, participants must attend at least 4 meetings.

For ages 13 - 18.

August 22nd, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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Teen Movie Night

Join us every Thursday evening all summer long for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free!  For ages 13+

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Now Playing:

August 22nd, 6:30pm 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. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

August 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

August 23rd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

August 24th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Fort Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17 (Doors Open to Discovery): Birdhouse Building, Aug 24: Costumes!

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

Cinema Saturday: Shazam!

Shazam! 

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.

August 24th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

August 25th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
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OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

August 25th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
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Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 27th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

August 27th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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How Tuesdays

Join us every other Tuesday for a different fun, creative project.

Day & Time:  Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Dates:  July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27

Ages:  9-15

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

 

July 16: tie dye *Please bring your own t-shirts, pillowcases, etc.

July 30: stained glass lantern

August 27th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Wonderworks - Summer 2019

Wonderworks is a STEAM kindergarten/preschool discovery program. We explore different things about the world around us in a hands-on and self-directed way. Topics include water, magnets, wrecking balls and more. Kids ages 4-5 may attend on their own, younger children with a caregiver.

Tuesday August 27, Wednesday August 28, Thursday August 29 and Friday August 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2 years and up

Free, drop in

August 27th, 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
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Wonderworks - Summer 2019

Wonderworks is a STEAM kindergarten/preschool discovery program. We explore different things about the world around us in a hands-on and self-directed way. Topics include water, magnets, wrecking balls and more. Kids ages 4-5 may attend on their own, younger children with a caregiver.

Tuesday August 27, Wednesday August 28, Thursday August 29 and Friday August 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2 years and up

Free, drop in

August 28th, 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Trivia Night

A lively evening on fun and trivia at the library! We make use of online and homemade trivia with great prizes and bragging rights for the winner!

August 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Book Club

If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Lebovic Room.  Wednesday August 28: Fifteen Dogs

Copies available at the Main floor Service Desk August 1

August 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 29th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 29th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Wonderworks - Summer 2019

Wonderworks is a STEAM kindergarten/preschool discovery program. We explore different things about the world around us in a hands-on and self-directed way. Topics include water, magnets, wrecking balls and more. Kids ages 4-5 may attend on their own, younger children with a caregiver.

Tuesday August 27, Wednesday August 28, Thursday August 29 and Friday August 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2 years and up

Free, drop in

August 29th, 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Teen Movie Night

Join us every Thursday evening all summer long for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free!  For ages 13+

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Now Playing:

August 29th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
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Wonderworks - Summer 2019

Wonderworks is a STEAM kindergarten/preschool discovery program. We explore different things about the world around us in a hands-on and self-directed way. Topics include water, magnets, wrecking balls and more. Kids ages 4-5 may attend on their own, younger children with a caregiver.

Tuesday August 27, Wednesday August 28, Thursday August 29 and Friday August 30, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2 years and up

Free, drop in

August 30th, 2:15pm to 3:00pm

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

August 31st, 10:30am to 11:00am
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OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 1st, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
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OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

September 1st, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
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Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

September 3rd, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

September 3rd, 11:00am to 11:45am
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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 3rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

September 3rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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 4: Investment Planning and the Investment Environment.

September 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

September 5th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 10 am. 

September 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

September 5th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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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 5th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Movie: The Matrix

A 3-part series of movies that will put your brain to work. 

Thursday, September 5th - The Matrix (watch the trailer)

Wednesday, September 18th - Inception

Wednesday, October 2nd - The Truman Show

 

 

September 5th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

September 7th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 8th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
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OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

September 8th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
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Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

September 9th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 10th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

September 10th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

September 10th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 10th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
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Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

September 10th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Vegan Eating Made Easy!

With plant protein on trend recently, there’s never been a more exciting time to eat more vegan meals. Join us in this class to learn about how to keep a healthy vegan diet! Learn how to properly cook plant proteins, unique products available and why they are so healthy for you. With Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietitian, Sobeys extra

September 10th, 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 11th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

September 12th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

September 12th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 12th, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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Bank on Yourself: Why Every Woman Should Plan Financially to Be Single, Even If She's Not

For every woman who has to manage her finances completely on her own, whether by choice or by circumstance. Author Leslie McCormick will discuss how to build confidence when it comes to your money develop a supportive network,create a vision and plan for your future, protect yourself, generate and manage multiple sources of incomes.

September 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us on the second Thursday of each month for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

The 2nd Thursday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:  September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12

2020 Dates:  January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Free.  For students in Grades 8 - 12  Please register in advance.

September 12th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Queer Reads

Queer Reads is a community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys books on a variety of subject matter and interests.  

 

Facilitated by author Nikki Donadio. Nikki is a writer of fiction and poetry. A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, she holds an MA in Creative and Critical Writing and a BA in English Literature.

 

2nd Thursday of each month starting Sept. 12 l 7:00 pm | Multi-Use Room  

Registration starts Aug. 1.

 

Sept.12 l Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead.

September 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Film Buff Friday: There's No Business Like Show Business

Movies at the Library!

A 5 part series of classic older films for the Fall!

Friday, September 13th - There's No Business Like Show Business (watch the trailer)

Friday, September 27th - Wizard of Oz

Friday, October 4th - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Friday, October 18th - Harold and Maude

Friday, Novemeber 1st - Raising Arizona

September 13th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Write for Rights

Meet your local Aurora/Newmarket Amnesty group for a drop-in postcard-writing session and discover how the act of sending a simple message can help a political prisoner.

 

Family Storytime: 10:30 - 11:00 am
Art Activities: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Information Table: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

September 14th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

September 14th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

September 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is a nature club that teaches children about the environment and how they can make a difference.

Saturday September 14, 2:00-3:00: Egg Carton Gardens
Saturday September 28, 2:00-3:00: YorkU Bee presentation
Saturday October 12, 2:00-3:00: Composting
Saturday October 26, 2:00-3:00: Upcycling

Ages 4 years and up

Free, drop-in!

September 14th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 15th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

September 15th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Fall 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays September 16-November 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free with advance registration! Please call us at 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

 

September 16th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

September 17th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

September 17th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 17th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

September 17th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Power of the Pen!

“The Power of the Pen” is a humorous, interactive and upbeat talk by Elaine Charal, a hand-writing analysis expert. What does your hand writing say about you and how can understanding that help you to communicate more effectively.  This presentation will help you figure it all out.

 

September 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. It is a gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject, See staff for copies of the books.
September 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Baby Swag

Create an adorable set of nursery closet dividers to keep baby's clothes organized. 

September 18th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

Join us once a month to discuss and debate a great book. Books available one month in advance at the main desk. September 18: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. 

See all the Wednesday Afternoon Book Club picks here

September 18th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Movie: Inception

A 3-part series of movies that will put your brain to work. 

Thursday, September 5th - The Matrix 

Wednesday, September 18th - Inception (watch the trailer)

Wednesday, October 2nd - The Truman Show

 

 

September 18th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

September 19th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

September 19th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 19th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

3D Printing for Kids

Come learn about 3D printing and CAD design, and design your own 3D thing and have it printed for you! 

Thursdays September 19, September 26 and October 3 (must attend all dates)

Ages 8 years and up

Fee: $5

Register online (click the program name above to access the link if you don't see it below), by phone or in person!

 

September 19th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Let's Do This! - Monthly Makeshops

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project!

Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

For ages 9 - 14

September 19:  Pixelated Perler Beads

October 17:  Wondrous Wall Hangings

November 21:  Watercolour Tile Art

December 19:  Ugly Christmas Sweaters*

 

* Please bring your own sweater to decorate

 

 

September 19th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays Septemeber 20 - November 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (8 weeks)

Location: Optimist Room

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Topics (subject to change based on material availibility):

Week 1: Robots! Learn to program Dot and Dash, Ozobot, and other neat robots!

September 20th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

September 21st, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 22nd, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

September 22nd, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Crafts for a Cause

Turn craftiness into kindness. Each month we will be making a craft and donating it to a local charitable organization. September: no sew cat toys. High school students can earn 1 volunteer hour for participating.

September 23rd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Fall 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays September 16-November 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free with advance registration! Please call us at 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

 

September 23rd, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The York University Scholars’ Hub

Guests and Hosts Discuss Responsibilities to Wampums, Treaties, and Relationships. 

With speaker Dr. Ruth Koleszar-Green, Professor and Indigenous Researcher. 

September 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 24th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

September 24th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

September 24th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 24th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

September 24th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Tuesday Philosophy Club: Jazz and the Cold War

Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday of every month, beginning September . 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.  September 24: Jazz and the Cold Ward, with special guest speaker David Basskin.  New members always welcome.

September 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

September 25th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Adult Spelling Bee

The very first Spelling Bee at APL! Put your spelling skills to the test, just in time for the back-to-school season. No autocorrect allowed! Prizes and bragging rights!

September 25th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series will help fill in the gaps. Series topics include:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Financial Models for Business Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Social Media
  • Storytelling to Engage Customers
  • Protection of Information/Cybersecurity

Registration Required. 

September 26th, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

September 26th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

September 26th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 26th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

3D Printing for Kids

Come learn about 3D printing and CAD design, and design your own 3D thing and have it printed for you! 

Thursdays September 19, September 26 and October 3 (must attend all dates)

Ages 8 years and up

Fee: $5

Register online (click the program name above to access the link if you don't see it below), by phone or in person!

 

September 26th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us on the last Thursday* of each month for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free. For ages 13+. 

September 26:  Clueless

October 24*:  Beetlejuice

November 28:  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

December - no movie in December - closed for the holidays

* Please note October's movie is the 2nd last Thursday in October


 

September 26th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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.

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

September 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Baby Café

Meet up with other expectant and new parents in this group for families welcoming babies. Guest speakers guide discussions on pregnancy, postpartum and parenting in a relaxed setting geared toward enhancing your first year with baby. Babes in arms welcome.

THURSDAYS | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 28, Dec 19

Multi-Use Room

Register for this free event at http://bit.ly/2JfsKmt or drop in.
 

September 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays Septemeber 20 - November 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (8 weeks)

Location: Optimist Room

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Topics (subject to change based on material availibility):

Week 1: Robots! Learn to program Dot and Dash, Ozobot, and other neat robots!

September 27th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Film Buff Friday: The Wizard of Oz

A 5 part series of classic older films for the Fall!

Friday, September 13th - There's No Business Like Show Business

Friday, September 27th - Wizard of Oz (watch the trailer)

Friday, October 4th - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Friday, October 18th - Harold and Maude

Friday, Novemeber 1st - Raising Arizona

September 27th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

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!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

September 28th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Character Development: writing workshop

If you were a country, what country would you be?

Image Ocean. Spirit Desert. Secret County. Gloomy Trees.
Using maps as our medium and motif, discover a treasure trunk of character traits, historical idiosyncrasies and circumstances as you travel through the interior world of a person.

September 28th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Drop In and Draw

"Drop In and Draw" with artists Eva Folks and Judy Sherman. Stay for a quick sketch or all afternoon long. Materials provided.

Culture Days l Living Room

September 28th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is a nature club that teaches children about the environment and how they can make a difference.

Saturday September 14, 2:00-3:00: Egg Carton Gardens
Saturday September 28, 2:00-3:00: YorkU Bee presentation
Saturday October 12, 2:00-3:00: Composting
Saturday October 26, 2:00-3:00: Upcycling

Ages 4 years and up

Free, drop-in!

September 28th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Paws for Stories - Fall 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays September 16-November 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free with advance registration! Please call us at 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

 

September 30th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

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

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

October 1st, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

October 1st, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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.
October 1st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

October 1st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us on the second Thursday of each month for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

The 2nd Thursday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:  September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12

2020 Dates:  January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Free.  For students in Grades 8 - 12  Please register in advance.

October 1st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Movie: The Truman Show

A 3-part series of movies that will put your brain to work. 

Thursday, September 5th - The Matrix 

Wednesday, September 18th - Inception 

Wednesday, October 2nd - The Truman Show (watch the trailer)

 

 

October 2nd, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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 2: Investment Planning and the Investment Environment

October 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

October 3rd, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Sept. 9 at 10 am. 

October 3rd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

October 3rd, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 3rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

3D Printing for Kids

Come learn about 3D printing and CAD design, and design your own 3D thing and have it printed for you! 

Thursdays September 19, September 26 and October 3 (must attend all dates)

Ages 8 years and up

Fee: $5

Register online (click the program name above to access the link if you don't see it below), by phone or in person!

 

October 3rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Difret: film and discussion

DIFRET has many shades of meaning in Ethiopia's native language, Amharic. It can mean "to dare" and "to have courage" but it can also mean "to be violated."

Like its title, the film represents many things. It's a work of fiction based on a true story of courage and change; it's one of the only films from Ethiopia shot on 35mm film; and it received international recognition in the form of executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt. But above all, DIFRET tells the story about a traditional practice through the experience of one frightened girl caught in a whirlwind beyond her control.

October 3rd, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays Septemeber 20 - November 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (8 weeks)

Location: Optimist Room

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Topics (subject to change based on material availibility):

Week 1: Robots! Learn to program Dot and Dash, Ozobot, and other neat robots!

October 4th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Film Buff Friday: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

A 5 part series of classic older films for the Fall!

Friday, September 13th - There's No Business Like Show Business

Friday, September 27th - Wizard of Oz

Friday, October 4th - Planes, Trains and Automobiles (watch the trailer)

Friday, October 18th - Harold and Maude

Friday, Novemeber 1st - Raising Arizona

October 4th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Fall 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays September 16-November 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free with advance registration! Please call us at 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

 

October 7th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 8th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

October 8th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

October 8th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 8th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

October 8th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

October 9th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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 9th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Below The Belt: Pelvic Health

Pelvic Health concerns are rarely talked about, yet are more common than one would realize. Many women and men suffer silently because they don’t realize there is effective evidenced based treatment for these conditions.  Its not all about Kegels! Join Sheela Zelmer, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist to learn how to help yourself and when to seek treatment. Pre-register

October 9th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Trivia Night

A lively evening on fun and trivia at the library! Homemade trivia with great prizes and bragging rights for the winner!

October 9th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

October 10th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

October 10th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Queer Reads

Queer Reads is a community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys books on a variety of subject matter and interests.  

 

Facilitated by author Nikki Donadio. Nikki is a writer of fiction and poetry. A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, she holds an MA in Creative and Critical Writing and a BA in English Literature.

 

2nd Thursday of each month starting Sept. 12 l 7:00 pm | Multi-Use Room  

Registration starts Aug. 1.

 

Sept.12 l Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead.

 

October 10th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays Septemeber 20 - November 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (8 weeks)

Location: Optimist Room

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Topics (subject to change based on material availibility):

Week 1: Robots! Learn to program Dot and Dash, Ozobot, and other neat robots!

October 11th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

October 12th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is a nature club that teaches children about the environment and how they can make a difference.

Saturday September 14, 2:00-3:00: Egg Carton Gardens
Saturday September 28, 2:00-3:00: YorkU Bee presentation
Saturday October 12, 2:00-3:00: Composting
Saturday October 26, 2:00-3:00: Upcycling

Ages 4 years and up

Free, drop-in!

October 12th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Paws for Stories - Fall 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays September 16-November 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free with advance registration! Please call us at 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

 

October 14th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

October 14th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

October 15th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

October 15th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 15th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

October 15th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. It is a gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject, See staff for copies of the books.
October 15th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

October 17th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

October 17th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 17th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Let's Do This! - Monthly Makeshops

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project!

Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

For ages 9 - 14

September 19:  Pixelated Perler Beads

October 17:  Wondrous Wall Hangings

November 21:  Watercolour Tile Art

December 19:  Ugly Christmas Sweaters*

 

* Please bring your own sweater to decorate

 

 

October 17th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sweetness in the Belly: a philosophical conversation

Join us for a discussion led by Ronen Grunberg on Sweetness in the Belly.
Lilly, the main character in the book is the perpetual outsider, illustrating the alienation and longing of those who never feel at home anywhere. In Ethiopia, she is the white-skinned “faranj”; in England, the disconnected exile.

October 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Free Financial Counseling

David Duong, CPA, CMA, CIM, CLU, B. Comm is a Financial Literacy partner of the Aurora Public Library and volunteers his expertise to assist people in York Region.  David will be providing free financial advice on a one-on-one basis to patrons at the Aurora Public Library.  Sign up for a free 30-minute one-on-one conversation with David.  He can help with questions about paying down debt, budgeting, a second opinion on your current financial situation, etc. Space limited. Pre-register, in person, or by phone.

October 17th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

How To: Library eResources

Learn how to use the library’s various online resources to read e-Books on Overdrive, listen to audiobooks on RBdigital, watch movies on Hoopla and listen to music on freegal…all for free! Bring your own devices.

Drop-Ins welcome!

October 18th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays Septemeber 20 - November 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (8 weeks)

Location: Optimist Room

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Topics (subject to change based on material availibility):

Week 1: Robots! Learn to program Dot and Dash, Ozobot, and other neat robots!

October 18th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Film Buff Friday: Harold and Maude

A 5 part series of classic older films for the Fall!

Friday, September 13th - There's No Business Like Show Business

Friday, September 27th - Wizard of Oz 

Friday, October 4th - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Friday, October 18th - Harold and Maude (watch the trailer)

Friday, Novemeber 1st - Raising Arizona

October 18th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Ontario Public Library Week Open House

Join local dignataries, community partners, APL Board and staff for an afternoon of cake and celebrations.

Winners of the OneBookOneAurora writing and photography contests will be announced at the afternoon's festivities.

Featuring a living room concert by the York Chamber Ensemble.

October 20th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Crafts for a Cause

Turn craftiness into kindness. Each month we will be making a craft and donating it to a local charitable organization. High school students can earn 1 volunteer hour. October: braided dog toys. 

October 21st, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Fall 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays September 16-November 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free with advance registration! Please call us at 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

 

October 21st, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 22nd, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

October 22nd, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

October 22nd, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 22nd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

October 22nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

October 23rd, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists Club - Fall 2019

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays October 23-November 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Free!

October 23rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

October 24th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

October 24th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 24th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us on the last Thursday* of each month for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free. For ages 13+. 

September 26:  Clueless

October 24*:  Beetlejuice

November 28:  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

December - no movie in December - closed for the holidays

* Please note October's movie is the 2nd last Thursday in October


 

October 24th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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.

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

October 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Baby Cafe

Meet up with other expectant and new parents in this group for families welcoming babies. Guest speakers teach about topics on pregnancy and parenting in a relaxed setting geared toward enhancing your first year with baby. Babes in arms welcome.

4th Thursday of each month Starting September 26th | 7:00 pm | Multi-use Room

Register at http://bit.ly/2JfsKmt or drop in.
 

October 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays Septemeber 20 - November 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (8 weeks)

Location: Optimist Room

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Topics (subject to change based on material availibility):

Week 1: Robots! Learn to program Dot and Dash, Ozobot, and other neat robots!

October 25th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is a nature club that teaches children about the environment and how they can make a difference.

Saturday September 14, 2:00-3:00: Egg Carton Gardens
Saturday September 28, 2:00-3:00: YorkU Bee presentation
Saturday October 12, 2:00-3:00: Composting
Saturday October 26, 2:00-3:00: Upcycling

Ages 4 years and up

Free, drop-in!

October 26th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Paws for Stories - Fall 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays September 16-November 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free with advance registration! Please call us at 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

 

October 28th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

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

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

October 29th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

October 29th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 29th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

October 29th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Scary Stories for Grown-Ups

Scary Stories for Grown-Ups features three fabulous storytellers with tales to chill you to the bones.

Featuring: David Heard, Tim Greenwood and Troy Harkin

If you have a story to share at the open mic, please contact rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

Halloween-themed refreshments l Costumes welcome


 

October 29th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists Club - Fall 2019

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays October 23-November 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Free!

October 30th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series will help fill in the gaps. Series topics include:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Financial Models for Business Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Social Media
  • Storytelling to Engage Customers
  • Protection of Information/Cybersecurity

Registration Required. 

October 31st, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

October 31st, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

October 31st, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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 31st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays Septemeber 20 - November 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (8 weeks)

Location: Optimist Room

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Topics (subject to change based on material availibility):

Week 1: Robots! Learn to program Dot and Dash, Ozobot, and other neat robots!

November 1st, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Film Buff Friday: Raising Arizona

A 5 part series of classic older films for the Fall!

Friday, September 13th - There's No Business Like Show Business

Friday, September 27th - Wizard of Oz 

Friday, October 4th - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Friday, October 18th - Harold and Maude

Friday, Novemeber 1st - Raising Arizona (watch the trailer)

November 1st, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us on the second Thursday of each month for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

The 2nd Thursday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:  September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12

2020 Dates:  January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Free.  For students in Grades 8 - 12  Please register in advance.

November 1st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA: Meet Camilla Gibb

Join us for the grand finale of the 2019 OneBookOneAurora project.

Meet Camilla Gibb, author of Sweetness in the Belly, and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the back story of this fabulous book.

 

November 2nd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Fall 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays September 16-November 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free with advance registration! Please call us at 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

 

November 4th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 5th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

November 5th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

November 5th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

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

November 5th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

November 5th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

November 6th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists Club - Fall 2019

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays October 23-November 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Free!

November 6th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Trivia Night

A lively evening on fun and trivia at the library! Homemade trivia with great prizes and bragging rights for the winner!

November 6th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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, November 6: Investment Planning and the Investment Environment

November 6th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

November 7th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Oct. 7 at 10 am. 

November 7th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

November 7th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Fridays Septemeber 20 - November 8, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (8 weeks)

Location: Optimist Room

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Topics (subject to change based on material availibility):

Week 1: Robots! Learn to program Dot and Dash, Ozobot, and other neat robots!

November 8th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

November 9th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

November 11th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

November 11th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

November 12th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

November 12th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

November 12th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Nutrition and Genetics

Nutrigenomics is the relationship between your genes, the foods you eat and your health. In this talk, we will learn how your genetics affects how your body deals with food and nutrients. Learn more about the research surrounding this topic and what controversies exist. With Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietitian, Sobeys Extra

November 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists Club - Fall 2019

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays October 23-November 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Free!

November 13th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

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 13th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Not your Granddad's Weed

Join us for a discussion with Forensic Toxicologist Jim Wigmore who will discuss the history and prohibition of cannabis and compare it with alcohol. He will also be talking about the various forms of cannabis and their potential risks as well as how cannabis has changed from the 1960s and 70s.

November 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

November 14th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

November 14th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Queer Reads

Queer Reads is a community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys books on a variety of subject matter and interests.  

 

Facilitated by author Nikki Donadio. Nikki is a writer of fiction and poetry. A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, she holds an MA in Creative and Critical Writing and a BA in English Literature.

 

2nd Thursday of each month starting Sept. 12 l 7:00 pm | Multi-Use Room  

Registration starts Aug. 1.

 

Sept.12 l Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead.

 

November 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Join us for a fast-paced evening featuring four entrepreneurs who will tell 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 14th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Holiday Craft

Join us for an afternoon of creative fun and making something to take home with you! We'll have the supplies to create a festive wreath using stryofoam, yarn, twine and other goodies. Make a wreath or use our supplies to creative something entirely different! 14+

$5.00

 

November 16th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Crafts for a Cause

Turn craftiness into kindness. Each month we will be making a craft and donating it to a local charitable organization. High school students can earn 1 volunteer hour. November: no sew fleece hats. 

November 18th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 19th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

November 19th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

November 19th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

November 19th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. It is a gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject, See staff for copies of the books.
November 19th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

November 20th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists Club - Fall 2019

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays October 23-November 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Free!

November 20th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

November 21st, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

November 21st, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Let's Do This! - Monthly Makeshops

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project!

Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

For ages 9 - 14

September 19:  Pixelated Perler Beads

October 17:  Wondrous Wall Hangings

November 21:  Watercolour Tile Art

December 19:  Ugly Christmas Sweaters*

 

* Please bring your own sweater to decorate

 

 

November 21st, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

November 25th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

November 26th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

November 26th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

November 26th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists Club - Fall 2019

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays October 23-November 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday August 13.

Free!

November 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

November 28th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

November 28th, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us on the last Thursday* of each month for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free. For ages 13+. 

September 26:  Clueless

October 24*:  Beetlejuice

November 28:  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

December - no movie in December - closed for the holidays

* Please note October's movie is the 2nd last Thursday in October


 

November 28th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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.

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

November 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Baby Cafe

Meet up with other expectant and new parents in this group for families welcoming babies. Guest speakers teach about topics on pregnancy and parenting in a relaxed setting geared toward enhancing your first year with baby. Babes in arms welcome.

4th Thursday of each month Starting September 26th | 7:00 pm | Multi-use Room

Register at http://bit.ly/2JfsKmt or drop in.
 

November 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you!  Join us on the second Thursday of each month for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

The 2nd Thursday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:  September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12

2020 Dates:  January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Free.  For students in Grades 8 - 12  Please register in advance.

December 1st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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 3rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

December 3rd, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

December 3rd, 11:00am to 11:45am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

December 3rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

December 4th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

December 5th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

December 5th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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Holiday Get-Together

Enjoy the festive season at APL with stories, music, puppetry and more. Hot chocolate, cookies & holiday fun.

December 7th, 9:30am to 11:15am
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How To: Library eResources

Learn how to use the library’s various online resources to read e-Books on Overdrive, listen to audiobooks on RBdigital, watch movies on Hoopla and listen to music on freegal…all for free! Bring your own devices.

Drop-ins welcome!

December 7th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

December 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

December 9th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
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Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

December 10th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities. We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

December 10th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

December 10th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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 11th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting.

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

December 12th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Preschool Storytime

Join our terrific Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to amazing stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone