Events

Scams-protect yourself against fraud

In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency, join us for a virtual presentation and learn about the most common scams including aggressive phone calls, what to look for in emails and text messages.  Q & A will follow.  Pre-register for zoom information.

November 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

November 26th, 11:00am to 11:30am

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

Boost your self-confidence as you identify your interests and skills. Discover employment options that fit your personality. Get motivated to follow your career path. Plus, access networking events with special guest speakers.

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

 

November 27th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

November 28th, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

APL Typing Club

Learn touch typing and the art of keyboarding in this series that takes you across the letters on your keyboard. We'll start with the home row and add new letters and techniques.

November 30th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Expanding the Narrative on Anti-Chinese Stigma During COVID-19

Due to the geographic origins of the first major outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, there have been reports of Asians around the world experiencing discrimination, xenophobia, or racism. While the emerging story of the instances of COVID-19 stigma and discrimination are only one aspect of this story, other aspects include a deeper understanding of the community itself along with an awareness of the capacity the Chinese diaspora community brings forward to help us all overcome COVID-19. Presentation and Q&A.

December 2nd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Feminist Book Club

An online gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject. 

This club will be offered through Zoom. 

email Hannah at hdugas@aurorapl.ca to receive your copy of the book.

December 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 2nd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

December 3rd, 11:00am to 11:30am

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

Boost your self-confidence as you identify your interests and skills. Discover employment options that fit your personality. Get motivated to follow your career path. Plus, access networking events with special guest speakers.

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

 

December 4th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Microwave recipes: Does it work?

Ever wonder if those "easy" recipes REALLY work? Let's find out...

 

September 29: Chocolate cookie in a cup
October 21: French toast in a cup
November 6: Cinnamon roll mug cake
November 20: Mac and cheese in a mug
December 4: Microwave pizza in a mug
December 18: Microwave mug breakfast burrito

 

Join us on Facebook and Youtube on these days to see how well it turns out... or to see the disaster...

December 4th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Practicing Meditation

In these uncertain and stressful times, learn the benefits of meditation and basic meditation techniques that you will be able to practice on your own or with others.  One hour virtual sessions once a month. New members welcome. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

December 5th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

December 5th, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

APL Typing Club

Learn touch typing and the art of keyboarding in this series that takes you across the letters on your keyboard. We'll start with the home row and add new letters and techniques.

December 7th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly virtual meeting, 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.

Zoom invitation will be emailed to attendees one day before the day of the program. 

December 8th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Meetup

Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation. Each meetup will feature a different theme. All levels of spoken English are welcome. 

Zoom details to follow.

December 9th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Memory and decision-making in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented global disruption, costing jobs and lives. This presentation will focus on applying principles of memory and decision-making fromcognitive psychology to understand how the pandemic is affecting decisions about adhering to protective measures until a vaccine or treatment is available. Q&A to follow.

With Dr. Shayna Rosebaum, Department of  Psychology, Faculty of Health

December 9th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 9th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

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

Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

December 12th, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

DIY: Wedding Decor

Don't fret, we've got you covered! Learn how to make some neat and beautiful décor for your wedding. 

 

September 19: Pendant wedding banner
October 17: Mason jar centerpiece
November 14: Guestbook
December 12: Table number holder

 

Follow us on Youtube and Facebook to find out how to make your own! 

December 12th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a 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.  New members always welcome. Pre-register.

December 15th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Afternoon Book Club

Missing all of APL's wonderful book clubs? Us too! 

Join us on Facebook where we will pick a new title every month and discuss it.

 

December 16th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 16th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

December 17th, 11:00am to 11:30am

Microwave recipes: Does it work?

Ever wonder if those "easy" recipes REALLY work? Let's find out...

 

September 29: Chocolate cookie in a cup
October 21: French toast in a cup
November 6: Cinnamon roll mug cake
November 20: Mac and cheese in a mug
December 4: Microwave pizza in a mug
December 18: Microwave mug breakfast burrito

 

Join us on Facebook and Youtube on these days to see how well it turns out... or to see the disaster...

December 18th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

December 19th, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

Animal Crossings Drop & Swap

Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Need some new DIY recipes or custom items? Want to make some new friends and ditch old items you don’t need?

Come to APL’s Island and participate in a virtual drop n’ swap and island tour!

Last Tuesdays of each month, September 29, October 27, November 24, December 22 (special date), 7:00-8:00 pm

All ages!

December 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 23rd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 30th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly virtual meeting, 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.

Zoom invitation will be emailed to attendees one day before the day of the program. 

January 12th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Meetup

Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation. Each meetup will feature a different theme. All levels of spoken English are welcome. 

 

January 13th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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What is Democracy?

If we want to live in a democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.

Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.

2018 l 107 min.

January 21st, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

January 21st, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly virtual meeting, 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.

Zoom invitation will be emailed to attendees one day before the day of the program. 

January 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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APL Book Club: The Marrow Thieves

If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for this Virtual Book Club.  Wednesday January 27, 2021: The Marrow Thieves, by Cherie Dimaline. Zoom details will be emailed.

January 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Retirement Heaven or Hell: with Mike Drak

Author Mike Drak returns to discuss his new book and outlines the step by step process to create a successful retirement and why people struggle with this issue.  Learn the 9 Principles for Designing your ideal Post-Career Lifestyle.  Pre-register. Zoom details will be emailed.

February 2nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly virtual meeting, 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.

Zoom invitation will be emailed to attendees one day before the day of the program. 

February 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Meetup

Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation. Each meetup will feature a different theme. All levels of spoken English are welcome. 

 

February 10th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Understanding Taxes with CRA

Doing your taxes; what's in it for you? Join representatives from Canada Revenue Agency and learn about benefit and credit payments you could receive from CRA if you do your taxes each year. Q&A to follow.  Pre-register for Zoom details.

February 10th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

February 18th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly virtual meeting, 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.

Zoom invitation will be emailed to attendees one day before the day of the program. 

February 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly virtual meeting, 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.

Zoom invitation will be emailed to attendees one day before the day of the program. 

March 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Meetup

Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation. Each meetup will feature a different theme. All levels of spoken English are welcome. 

 

March 10th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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They Left Us Everything: an evening with Plum Johnson

By turns humorous and touching, They Left Us Everything is an unforgettable memoir about family love, loss and legacies. A disciplined British father, an exuberant Southern mother, five kids, fifty years' worth of stuff, and the 23-room house that held them all. Plum Johnson's memoir is a funny, heartfelt story about what parents leave behind.

Awards:

RBC Taylor Prize for They Left Us Everything

Longlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour 

Winner OLA Evergreen Award 

March 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

March 18th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly virtual meeting, 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.

Zoom invitation will be emailed to attendees one day before the day of the program. 

March 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Meetup

Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation. Each meetup will feature a different theme. All levels of spoken English are welcome. 

 

April 14th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

April 15th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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English Conversation Meetup

Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation. Each meetup will feature a different theme. All levels of spoken English are welcome. 

 

May 12th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

May 20th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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English Conversation Meetup

Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation. Each meetup will feature a different theme. All levels of spoken English are welcome. 

 

June 9th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

June 17th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

July 15th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

August 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Animal Crossings Drop & Swap

Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Need some new DIY recipes or custom items? Want to make some new friends and ditch old items you don’t need?

Come to APL’s Island and participate in a virtual drop n’ swap and island tour!

Last Tuesdays of each month, September 29, October 27, November 24, December 22 (special date), 7:00-8:00 pm

All ages!

October 26th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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