Events

Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

November 27th, 9:00am
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The KORE club

Let’s talk K-pop, K-dramas, anything K-culture! Meet-up to indulge in your love of Korean culture with others who share the same passion. ​

 

 

November 27th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

November 28th, 11:00am
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Animal Crossing: Drop n' 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 Aurora Island and participate in a virtual drop n’ swap! (Note: participants will need their own subscription to Nintendo Switch Online to participate.) 

November 29th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

November 30th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Crossword Club

Join us to solve a crossword puzzle as a group. Enjoy doing crosswords but get stumped by a few clues? Let's harness the power of community and solve one together! The host will share a puzzle to view on your screen, and then you can verbally suggest answers. 

December 1st, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

December 1st, 10:30am to 10:45am
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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. 

December 1st, 10:30am to 11:30am
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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 1st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
December 2nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

December 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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.

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

December 3rd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 3rd, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

December 4th, 9:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

December 5th, 11:00am
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

December 7th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

December 8th, 10:30am to 10:45am
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Video Gaming for Good: Play in the Pandemic

This talk considers the role that video games play in our lives, focusing on the benefits and opportunities presented by gaming during the pandemic. Research has found that games present a myriad of positive experiences and impacts. Alison Harvey, Assistant Professor, Communications, discusses the social, creative, and intellectual possibilities as well as positive outcomes in terms of health and wellbeing. In partnership with York University. All welcome.

Register at bit.ly/2Siuu4Y

December 8th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Puzzle Club

Not only is doing a jigsaw puzzle a fun way to pass the time and relax it also has some great health benefits like improving memory, building problem solving skills and preventing cognitive decline. Join us each month and puzzle your puzzler as we work on a virtual jigsaw puzzle together.  

This program will be offered over Zoom - instructions will be emailed 2 days before the event. 

December 8th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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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 8th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
December 9th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

December 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

December 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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.

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

December 10th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 10th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

December 11th, 9:00am
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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 11th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

December 12th, 11:00am
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Show and Tell for Grown Ups

Show and tell isn’t just for kids anymore! Have an interesting collection, photograph or family heirloom you want to share? Come tell us all about it! The Aurora Museum and Archives will also join to share an item from their collection. Depending on the number of participants, you may be limited to 5 minutes. 

This program is offered over Zoom - instructions will be emailed 2 days prior. 

December 13th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month.  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.  In partnership with The Aurora Philosophy Institute (API). New members always welcome. Pre-register.   Tuesday December 14: Debate: Idealism versus Realism.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

December 14th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

December 14th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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; instructions will be emailed 2 days before the event.

Email kstark@aurorapl.ca to receive your copy of the book.

Fall Dates:

December 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

December 15th, 10:30am to 10:45am
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Adult Colouring Club

Colouring isn’t just for kids – adults can enjoy the benefits of improved focus, reducing stress and relaxing. Together we’ll colour and chat. 

This event will held held over Zoom - instructions will be emailed 2 days before the event. 

December 15th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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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 15th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Engage and Play with Your Baby | Baby Café

Join Polly, Aurora Public Library’s Children’s Librarian to learn ways to engage your baby while spending some quiet time together, with finger plays, songs, and some tips on how and what to read with your baby.

 

New participants at the Baby Café will receive a copy of the board book, Sweetest Kulu.

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.

December 16th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
December 16th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

December 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Maker Day: Beeswax Wraps

December 2 - Register for your kit (24 available)
December 16 - Live Zoom tutorial at 7pm.

Beeswax wraps are a reusable and environmentally friendly way to store your food. Learn how to make your own!

Register by emailing lgreig@aurorapl.ca with your last name and valid library card number.
One kit per card, ages 14+. Kits are limited.
Pick up your kit along with the rest of your holds starting December 2. Take your kit home and join us on Thursday, December 16 at 7pm for a live tutorial on Zoom.

December 16th, 7:00pm to 7:30pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

December 16th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 17th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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Fall Reading Club!

If you loved the TD Summer Reading Club, you'll want to participate in Fall Reading Club as well!

Children ages 0-13 are welcome to join anytime via Beanstack, https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365.

Read 15 hours between September 1 and December 1, 2021, to recieve a certificate. We'll have fun prize draws every month we're you can win neat prizes!

 

December 18th, 9:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

December 19th, 11:00am
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APL Online Book Club

Join the APL Online Book Club for fun and entertaining conversations about books each month.

Did something in the book make you fall in a rabbit hole of information? Tell us!

This book club is meant for all readers, so we’ll aim for informal and fun conversations.

December 21st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

December 21st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

December 22nd, 10:30am to 10:45am
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Join us monthly for a virtual Newcomer Book Discussion Group where you will have the opportunity to practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! *A limited number of books will be made available to participants.

 

Dec. 22: Maggie’s Chopsticks / By Alan Woo.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

December 22nd, 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 22nd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Space
  • Machines
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Mythical Creatures
  • Infrastructure
  • Climate
  • History
December 23rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

December 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 24th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

December 26th, 11:00am
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Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

December 28th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Indoor Storytime

Join us for Indoor Storytime!

We have stories, rhymes, songs, and lots of safe fun!

Wednesdays 10:30-10:50

Doors open at 10:15, entry and exit is via the ramp on the Church St side of the library (so strollers can get in).

Parking is on the streets around the library.

December 29th, 10:30am to 10:45am
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Pre-Teen Book Club

Online discussions about books with fun monthly games and activities posted on Google Classroom that you can join and complete at your own pace!

Books will be available at the beginning of each month. Library card required.

Please email ltang@aurorapl.ca to register or to get more information!

December 29th, 3:00pm
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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 29th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

December 30th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

A reading challenge for teens. Expand your reading, get book suggestions and work your way to reading 100 Books Before Graduation.

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 31st, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

January 2nd, 11:00am
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Selling and Trading on Online Marketplaces

Learn how to create an account, browse for items, and post your own items for sale or trade on Kijiji and Facebook Marketplace.

We'll teach you how to take great photos of your items, write a compelling description, and market your used item listings to turn your trash to cash!

January 6th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

January 6th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

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

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

January 9th, 11:00am
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What You Need to Know About Your Permanent Residence (PR) Card

Learn about your PR card, including what information is on your card, when will you need to present it, how to renew it, how to keep a written record of your personal travel history and how to access the IRCC website.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

January 10th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

January 13th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

January 13th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

January 14th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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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.

January 15th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

January 16th, 11:00am
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Searching Electronic Databases at the Library

Learn about the electronic resources available at Aurora Public Library, and learn techniques to find the best information without relying on the first page of search results.

We'll review databases by Gale and EBSCO available at APL. Participants will learn searching techniques like Boolean keywords, truncation, and subject search to go beyond initial search results. Case studies will be used to show examples and compare search results between search techniques.

January 17th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Ontario Nature: Nature Reserves in Southern Ontario

Ontario Nature been protecting significant nature areas across Southern Ontario since 1961. With 26 nature reserves totalling 3,119 hectares (7,692 acres), the properties protect some of the province’s best remaining examples of imperiled and vulnerable habitats. This virtual presentation will highlight some of the flora and fauna found on these reserves. Pre-register.  Zoom info will be emailed.

January 19th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Virtual Go Girls!

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group mentoring program designed to connect and empower female-identified youth between 10-15 years old.

 

Facilitated by trained Mentors, participants are provided with the opportunity to engage in fun and interactive discussions and activities. The program promotes physical activity, balanced eating, self-confidence, and stress management. It is delivered once a week for 8 consecutive weeks using a secure online platform.

 

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of York.

January 19th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

January 20th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

January 20th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

January 21st, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

January 23rd, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Hiring Trends in Canada

Discover the hiring trends that are shaping the job market now and into the future. Learn how to target your job search and tailor your resume to showcase your skills and make the most of these new opportunities.

 

Register at sforce.co/3iJYL7L

January 25th, 11:00am to 12:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month.  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.  In partnership with The Aurora Philosophy Institute (API). New members always welcome. Pre-register.   Tuesday January 25: Philosophy for Contemporary Youth.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

January 25th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Go Girls!

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group mentoring program designed to connect and empower female-identified youth between 10-15 years old.

 

Facilitated by trained Mentors, participants are provided with the opportunity to engage in fun and interactive discussions and activities. The program promotes physical activity, balanced eating, self-confidence, and stress management. It is delivered once a week for 8 consecutive weeks using a secure online platform.

 

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of York.

January 26th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Book Club: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

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 26, 2022: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson.  Pre-register. Zoom details will be emailed.

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

Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! A limited number of books will be made available to participants.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org; Call/Text 416-258-9015.

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

Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

January 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Piano Stories with Penny

Back by popular demand, Canadian pianist Dr. Penny Johnson treats audiences to an hour of humorous and poignant stories from the great pianists of the past. This online program draws upon unique material from a variety of historic piano texts, memoirs, interviews and articles. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

January 27th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

January 27th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Changing the Way Housing Can Work

Alex Bozikovic unpacks the housing affordability crisis and offers innovative ideas for creating housing for all ages and demographic groups, posing tough questions about the issues that will make or break our communities. 

House Divided was shortlisted for the Speaker’s Book Award of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Alex has also written for journals including AzureArchitect, Architectural RecordDwell, Frame, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and Spacing. 

January 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 

Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

January 28th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

January 30th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Virtual Go Girls!

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group mentoring program designed to connect and empower female-identified youth between 10-15 years old.

 

Facilitated by trained Mentors, participants are provided with the opportunity to engage in fun and interactive discussions and activities. The program promotes physical activity, balanced eating, self-confidence, and stress management. It is delivered once a week for 8 consecutive weeks using a secure online platform.

 

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of York.

February 2nd, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

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

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

February 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

An Evening with George Elliott Clarke: Where Beauty Survived

George Elliott Clarke is an internationally-renowned poet, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, librettist and scholar. His books have won many honours, including the Governor General Literary Award, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship Prize. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2008 and served as Canada’s 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate.

February 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller: a virtual tour

Be inspired by the diversity of global cuisine at an online cook-along showcasing foods and recipes from around the world.

 

Some ingredients will be provided by York Region Food Network.

 

In partnership with York Region Food Network.

February 4th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

February 4th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

John Ware Reclaimed (All-Day Screening)

John Ware Reclaimed follows filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on her quest to re-examine the mythology surrounding John Ware, the Black cowboy who settled in Alberta, Canada, before the turn of the 20th century. Foggo’s research uncovers who this iconic figure might have been, and what his legacy means in terms of anti-Black racism, both past and present.

 

Register to receive the link at bit.ly/3iM5Bck.

 

 

February 6th, 1:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

February 6th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Virtual Go Girls!

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group mentoring program designed to connect and empower female-identified youth between 10-15 years old.

 

Facilitated by trained Mentors, participants are provided with the opportunity to engage in fun and interactive discussions and activities. The program promotes physical activity, balanced eating, self-confidence, and stress management. It is delivered once a week for 8 consecutive weeks using a secure online platform.

 

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of York.

February 9th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Selling and Trading on Online Marketplaces

Learn how to create an account, browse for items, and post your own items for sale or trade on Kijiji and Facebook Marketplace.

We'll teach you how to take great photos of your items, write a compelling description, and market your used item listings to turn your trash to cash!

February 10th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

February 10th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

February 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

February 11th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

February 13th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Be a Better Beta

Why do you need a Beta Reader? Beta readers can be one of the best tools in your writing arsenal. Used well, they improve your writing in ways you couldn't imagine before.

Beta readers help you see your story from another set of eyeballs. Learn how to give and get better feedback on your writing.

 

About the Facilitator:

 

Rachel Rosen has worked in the publishing industry as a graphic designer, editor, workshop designer, ghostwriter and manuscript evaluator. Her upcoming book Cascade will be released in Spring 2022.

February 13th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Death Café

Death Cafés are part of a global movement “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of our (finite) lives.”

 

Join Vilma Oliveros to gather with people of all ages, demographics and belief systems and talk about death in a safe and relaxed setting.

 

* Please note that Death Café is not a bereavement/grief support group or counselling session.

 

In partnership with Hope House Community Hospice.

February 15th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Go Girls!

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group mentoring program designed to connect and empower female-identified youth between 10-15 years old.

 

Facilitated by trained Mentors, participants are provided with the opportunity to engage in fun and interactive discussions and activities. The program promotes physical activity, balanced eating, self-confidence, and stress management. It is delivered once a week for 8 consecutive weeks using a secure online platform.

 

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of York.

February 16th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Becoming a Canadian Citizen

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

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

February 16th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Hope, the Story of the Trumpeter Swans' Recovery

Donna Lewis is the SwanKeeper at Adena Springs North in Aurora. She has been caring for and learning about swans since 2005.  Discover Trumpeter swans, their life history and the story of their survival from severely endangered to off the endangered species list. Learn too about our town's important contributions to their ongoing survival, as well as what we all can do to help keep them off the endangered lis,t and other information for Community Science. Pre-register. Zoom information will be emailed.

February 16th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

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

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

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

Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

February 18th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.

February 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Aurora Winter Blues Festival Pop-Up

Get into the grove for the upcoming festival with live pop-ups featuring musicians from the Aurora Winter Blues Festival.

Three 20-minute sets

Pending public health protocols.

February 19th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Ninth Floor (All-Day Screening)

Director Mina Shum makes her foray into feature documentary by reopening the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations – the infamous Sir George Williams Riot. Over four decades after a group of Caribbean students accused their professor of racism, triggering an explosive student uprising, Shum locates the protagonists and listens as they set the record straight, trying to make peace with the past.

February 20th, 1:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

February 20th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Searching Electronic Databases at the Library

Learn about the electronic resources available at Aurora Public Library, and learn techniques to find the best information without relying on the first page of search results.

We'll review databases by Gale and EBSCO available at APL. Participants will learn searching techniques like Boolean keywords, truncation, and subject search to go beyond initial search results. Case studies will be used to show examples and compare search results between search techniques.

February 21st, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Networking for Your Career

In Canada, it’s not always what you know, but who you know that helps you move forward in your job search. In this interactive workshop, discover how to build your online and offline local professional network, effectively leverage your contacts, and boost your networking confidence.

 

In partnership with ACCES Employment.

 

Register at sforce.co/3ADfPCw

February 22nd, 11:00am to 12:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month.  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.  In partnership with The Aurora Philosophy Institute (API). New members always welcome. Pre-register.   Tuesday February 22: George Grant, Canadian Philosopher.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

February 22nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Planting Your Family Tree

In partnership with the Ontario Genealogical Society, join us to explore how to start your family history. This presentation provide tips on some of the types of records available and how to access them, along with helpful hints and pitfalls to avoid as you conduct your research. Some of the websites we will be discussing are Library and Archives Canada, Archives of Ontario, Family Search and Ancestry. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

February 23rd, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Go Girls!

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group mentoring program designed to connect and empower female-identified youth between 10-15 years old.

 

Facilitated by trained Mentors, participants are provided with the opportunity to engage in fun and interactive discussions and activities. The program promotes physical activity, balanced eating, self-confidence, and stress management. It is delivered once a week for 8 consecutive weeks using a secure online platform.

 

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of York.

February 23rd, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Book Club: The Quiet American

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 February 23: The Quiet American by Graham Greene. Pre-register. Zoom details will be emailed.  For a copy of the book, please email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca

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

Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! A limited number of books will be made available to participants.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org; Call/Text 416-258-9015.

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

Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

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

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

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

Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

February 25th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

February 27th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Virtual Go Girls!

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group mentoring program designed to connect and empower female-identified youth between 10-15 years old.

 

Facilitated by trained Mentors, participants are provided with the opportunity to engage in fun and interactive discussions and activities. The program promotes physical activity, balanced eating, self-confidence, and stress management. It is delivered once a week for 8 consecutive weeks using a secure online platform.

 

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of York.

March 2nd, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

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

Get to Know Your OHIP Card

Learn about your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card, including who is eligible for OHIP, what OHIP covers within the province and across Canada, what is the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan and what community resources are available to you.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

March 3rd, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

March 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

 

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes will spark conversation around diversity and inclusion from lived experiences of Black women who share perspectives and suggestions on becoming an ally and doing self-work around anti-Black racism.  Audience Q&A.

 

Discussion includes:

March 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller: a virtual tour

Be inspired by the diversity of global cuisine at an online cook-along showcasing foods and recipes from around the world.

 

Some ingredients will be provided by York Region Food Network.

 

In partnership with York Region Food Network.

March 4th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

March 4th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Aurora Winter Blues Festival Pop-Up

Get into the grove for the upcoming festival with live pop-ups featuring musicians from the Aurora Winter Blues Festival.

Three 20-minute sets

March 5th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

March 6th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

ONE(NINE) All Day Screening

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nine women filmmakers isolating in different parts of the world, joined to make a film.

ONE(NINE) is a timeless multiversal experience of what it means to find connection in a time of isolation.

View trailer at vimeo.com/465417200

To receive the link to the film, register at bit.ly/30Y5yEL

To join the discussion on Women in Film, register at bit.ly/3CPGb55

March 8th, 1:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Go Girls!

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group mentoring program designed to connect and empower female-identified youth between 10-15 years old.

 

Facilitated by trained Mentors, participants are provided with the opportunity to engage in fun and interactive discussions and activities. The program promotes physical activity, balanced eating, self-confidence, and stress management. It is delivered once a week for 8 consecutive weeks using a secure online platform.

 

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of York.

March 9th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Selling and Trading on Online Marketplaces

Learn how to create an account, browse for items, and post your own items for sale or trade on Kijiji and Facebook Marketplace.

We'll teach you how to take great photos of your items, write a compelling description, and market your used item listings to turn your trash to cash!

March 10th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

March 10th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

March 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

March 11th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

March 13th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

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

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

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

Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

March 18th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.

March 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

March 20th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Searching Electronic Databases at the Library

Learn about the electronic resources available at Aurora Public Library, and learn techniques to find the best information without relying on the first page of search results.

We'll review databases by Gale and EBSCO available at APL. Participants will learn searching techniques like Boolean keywords, truncation, and subject search to go beyond initial search results. Case studies will be used to show examples and compare search results between search techniques.

March 21st, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month.  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.  In partnership with The Aurora Philosophy Institute (API). New members always welcome. Pre-register.   Tuesday March 22: Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Message.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

March 22nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! A limited number of books will be made available to participants.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org; Call/Text 416-258-9015.

March 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

March 24th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

March 24th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

March 25th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

March 27th, 11:00am
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Afterschool Draw and Learn

Learn cool facts and draw about what we learned in this weekly afterschool art and literacy program.

Use whatever art supplies you have available!

We'll learn and draw about:

March 31st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday on our Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

March 31st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Culinary Traveller: a virtual tour

Be inspired by the diversity of global cuisine at an online cook-along showcasing foods and recipes from around the world.

 

Some ingredients will be provided by York Region Food Network.

 

In partnership with York Region Food Network.

 

April 1st, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

 

Friday Jan 14 or 21 (orientation)

Fridays | Jan 28 – Apr 1 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

April 1st, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

April 3rd, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

April 10th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

April 17th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

April 24th, 11:00am
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! A limited number of books will be made available to participants.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org; Call/Text 416-258-9015.

April 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

May 1st, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

May 8th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

May 15th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

May 22nd, 11:00am
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! A limited number of books will be made available to participants.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org; Call/Text 416-258-9015.

May 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

May 29th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

June 5th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

June 12th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

June 19th, 11:00am
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! A limited number of books will be made available to participants.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org; Call/Text 416-258-9015.

June 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

June 26th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

July 3rd, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

July 10th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

July 17th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

July 24th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

July 31st, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

August 7th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

August 14th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

August 21st, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

August 28th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

September 4th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

September 11th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

September 18th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

September 25th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

October 2nd, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

October 9th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

October 16th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

October 23rd, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

October 30th, 11:00am
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple. We want you to create a reading habit with your preschool aged child. Doing so will support their growth and build key early literacy skills that will help them be ready when they start school. It's never too late to start! 1 book per day for 3 years equals 1,095 books! You can do it!

Sign up via Beanstack: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365

 

November 6th, 11:00am
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Pre-Teen Book Club

Online discussions about books with fun monthly games and activities posted on Google Classroom that you can join and complete at your own pace!

Books will be available at the beginning of each month. Library card required.

Please email ltang@aurorapl.ca to register or to get more information!

November 30th, 3:00pm
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Pre-Teen Book Club

Online discussions about books with fun monthly games and activities posted on Google Classroom that you can join and complete at your own pace!

Books will be available at the beginning of each month. Library card required.

Please email ltang@aurorapl.ca to register or to get more information!

November 29th, 3:00pm
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