Events

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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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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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!

January 19th, 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:

January 20th, 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 20th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Voices with Visions - Youth Leadership Panel

Are you passionate about social justice, current events, and creating change in society?  Join our biweekly meetings where we'll share our ideas and opinions about making a difference.

For grades 9-12

Thursdays, January 20, February 3 & 17, March 3, 17 &31

7-8 pm (Zoom link will be sent out prior to meetings)

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca 

January 20th, 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 21st, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

January 23rd, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

January 23rd, 9:00am 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 23rd, 11:00am
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Snowy Days Reading Club

Children ages 0-13 can track their reading, write reviews and complete activities to earn special online badges! Plus, the top three readers will win a special prize!

Visit Beanstack at https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365 to login or setup new account on Beanstack and join us!

January 23rd, 2:00pm
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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
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Game Night: Jackbox 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 l 7pm

Facebook Live

Jackbox.tv

January 25th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Rogue Crafter

Crafters of all levels are welcome and are only asked to keep an open mind and a creative spirit!

 

Here's how it will work:

- Your kits will be ready to pick up at the start of every month

- You will be emailed instructions and helpful links to guide your crafting adventure

January 25th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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 January 25: Philosophy for Contemporary Youth.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

January 25th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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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
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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.

 

Jan 26: Two Drops of Brown in a Cloud of White / By Saumiya Balasubramaniam

 

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

 

January 26th, 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!

January 26th, 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:

January 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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
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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 27th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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
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Teen Advisory Group

Local teens wanted to contribute fresh ideas for our YA programs and collections.  Tell us what you think while earning volunteer hours.  To register, email ya@aurorapl.ca

Meetings are every other Thursday, 7-8 pm

January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16

January 27th, 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 28th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Lunchtime Tours: Queen's Park Rocks!

Back by popular demand! Join us for a "rocking" good time as we explore the monuments and minerals of Queen's Park. Part of Lunchtime Tours @ the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Pre-register. MS Teams link will be emailed.

January 28th, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

January 30th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

January 30th, 9:00am 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 30th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Snowy Days Reading Club

Children ages 0-13 can track their reading, write reviews and complete activities to earn special online badges! Plus, the top three readers will win a special prize!

Visit Beanstack at https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365 to login or setup new account on Beanstack and join us!

January 30th, 2:00pm
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Drop n’ Swap

January 31, February 28, March 28 l 7pm

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.) Look for the Dodo Code posted on Facebook before the event.

  • Nintendo Switch
January 31st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Game Night: Jackbox 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 l 7pm

Facebook Live

Jackbox.tv

February 1st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Spice Club

Join us as well delve into the flavourful world of spices! Each month, we'll explore a spice by learning about its history and uses, and use the spice to try out some new recipes on your own.

Here's how it will work:

- Pick up your pre-portioned spice and a collection of recipes from the library before the event date

- Try making one or more of the recipes

February 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Dancin' Feet: Harlem and basketball in the 1920 - 30s

The New York Renaissance basketball team, an all-Black professional team, emerged within the social and cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Playing basketball during the epicenter of Black entertainment, this talk highlights a history of Black basketball players who used their bodies to orient themselves toward freedom and secure a cultural legacy.

February 2nd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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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.

February 2nd, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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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!

February 2nd, 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:

February 3rd, 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.

February 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Voices with Visions - Youth Leadership Panel

Are you passionate about social justice, current events, and creating change in society?  Join our biweekly meetings where we'll share our ideas and opinions about making a difference.

For grades 9-12

Thursdays, January 20, February 3 & 17, March 3, 17 &31

7-8 pm (Zoom link will be sent out prior to meetings)

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca 

February 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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
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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.

February 4th, 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

February 4th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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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
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

February 6th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

February 6th, 9:00am 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

 

February 6th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Snowy Days Reading Club

Children ages 0-13 can track their reading, write reviews and complete activities to earn special online badges! Plus, the top three readers will win a special prize!

Visit Beanstack at https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365 to login or setup new account on Beanstack and join us!

February 6th, 2:00pm
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Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

Join Sergeant Dolly Mangat from the Ontario Provincial Police as she shares the challenges and rewards she experienced as the first woman in her South Asian family to pursue a policing career.

 

Whether you are new to our community or are a long-time resident, Just 4 You is your space to build friendships, learn something new and have some fun. Guest speakers and hands-on activities will be listed in advance.

 

February 8th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Game Night: Jackbox 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 l 7pm

Facebook Live

Jackbox.tv

February 8th, 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.

Winter Dates:

February 8th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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.

February 9th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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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!

February 9th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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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!

February 10th, 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:

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
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Event Type: 

Teen Advisory Group

Local teens wanted to contribute fresh ideas for our YA programs and collections.  Tell us what you think while earning volunteer hours.  To register, email ya@aurorapl.ca

Meetings are every other Thursday, 7-8 pm

January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16

February 10th, 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

February 11th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

February 13th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

February 13th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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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
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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
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Snowy Days Reading Club

Children ages 0-13 can track their reading, write reviews and complete activities to earn special online badges! Plus, the top three readers will win a special prize!

Visit Beanstack at https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365 to login or setup new account on Beanstack and join us!

February 13th, 2:00pm
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Pflag Coffee Night Support Meeting

Join a safe space where members of the LGBTQ2 community, their friends, family or allies can come together. This is a place to seek support if you have questions or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, or a place where you can make new friends or connect with old ones.

February 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Afterschool Game Time – Among Us

January 11, February 15, March 15 l 4pm

Call an emergency meeting! The social deduction game Among Us is joining our Game Night rotation! Find out if your friends are crewmates or deadly imposters! In order to join in the fun, participants will need their own copy of the game! Among Us is available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series S, PC, and iOS. If you would like to participate, please email smarchello@aurorapl.ca

  • Zoom
February 15th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Game Night: Jackbox 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 l 7pm

Facebook Live

Jackbox.tv

February 15th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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
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Employees’ Reactions Towards COVID-19 Information Exposure

Presentation and discussion on the mpacts of employees’ exposure to COVID-19 information on their workplace behaviors, including work withdrawal and helping behaviour towards coworkers.

With Dr. Ruodan Shao, Schulich School of Business

The Scholars’ Hub @ Home features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds.

Register at bit.ly/3GodH4H

 
February 16th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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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.

February 16th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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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
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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 list and other information for Community Science. Pre-register. Zoom information will be emailed.

February 16th, 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!

February 16th, 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:

February 17th, 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.

February 17th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Voices with Visions - Youth Leadership Panel

Are you passionate about social justice, current events, and creating change in society?  Join our biweekly meetings where we'll share our ideas and opinions about making a difference.

For grades 9-12

Thursdays, January 20, February 3 & 17, March 3, 17 &31

7-8 pm (Zoom link will be sent out prior to meetings)

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca 

February 17th, 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

February 18th, 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.

February 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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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
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

February 20th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

February 20th, 9:00am 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

 

February 20th, 11:00am
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Snowy Days Reading Club

Children ages 0-13 can track their reading, write reviews and complete activities to earn special online badges! Plus, the top three readers will win a special prize!

Visit Beanstack at https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365 to login or setup new account on Beanstack and join us!

February 20th, 2:00pm
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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.

February 21st, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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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
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Game Night: Jackbox 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 l 7pm

Facebook Live

Jackbox.tv

February 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Rogue Crafter

Crafters of all levels are welcome and are only asked to keep an open mind and a creative spirit!

 

Here's how it will work:

- Your kits will be ready to pick up at the start of every month

- You will be emailed instructions and helpful links to guide your crafting adventure

February 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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 February 22: George Grant, Canadian Philosopher.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

February 22nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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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
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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.

February 23rd, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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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
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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.

 

Feb 23: Malaika’s Costume / By Nadia L. Hohn

 

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

 

February 23rd, 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!

February 23rd, 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:

February 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.

February 24th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Teen Advisory Group

Local teens wanted to contribute fresh ideas for our YA programs and collections.  Tell us what you think while earning volunteer hours.  To register, email ya@aurorapl.ca

Meetings are every other Thursday, 7-8 pm

January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16

February 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

February 25th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Lunchtime Tours: Hidden Treasures of the Legislative Building

In partnership with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.  In celebration of Ontario Heritage Week, join us for the February session of "Lunchtime Tours".  Discover some hidden features of the Legislative Building, highlighting elements hidden in plain sight!  Preregister. This virtual presentation is hosted through Microsoft Teams; the link will be emailed to registrants.

February 25th, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

February 27th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

February 27th, 9:00am 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

 

February 27th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Snowy Days Reading Club

Children ages 0-13 can track their reading, write reviews and complete activities to earn special online badges! Plus, the top three readers will win a special prize!

Visit Beanstack at https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365 to login or setup new account on Beanstack and join us!

February 27th, 2:00pm
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Drop n’ Swap

January 31, February 28, March 28 l 7pm

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.) Look for the Dodo Code posted on Facebook before the event.

  • Nintendo Switch
February 28th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Game Night: Jackbox 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 l 7pm

Facebook Live

Jackbox.tv

March 1st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Spice Club

Join us as well delve into the flavourful world of spices! Each month, we'll explore a spice by learning about its history and uses, and use the spice to try out some new recipes on your own.

Here's how it will work:

- Pick up your pre-portioned spice and a collection of recipes from the library before the event date

- Try making one or more of the recipes

March 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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.

March 2nd, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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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!

March 2nd, 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:

March 3rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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
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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 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Voices with Visions - Youth Leadership Panel

Are you passionate about social justice, current events, and creating change in society?  Join our biweekly meetings where we'll share our ideas and opinions about making a difference.

For grades 9-12

Thursdays, January 20, February 3 & 17, March 3, 17 &31

7-8 pm (Zoom link will be sent out prior to meetings)

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca 

March 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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
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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.

March 4th, 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

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

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

March 6th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

March 6th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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: 

Snowy Days Reading Club

Children ages 0-13 can track their reading, write reviews and complete activities to earn special online badges! Plus, the top three readers will win a special prize!

Visit Beanstack at https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365 to login or setup new account on Beanstack and join us!

March 6th, 2:00pm
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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
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Women of Impact in Canada | Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

Women of Impact in Canada

Learn about legendary and unknown women of impact in Canada both past and present with Lisa Ward, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

 

Whether you are new to our community or are a long-time resident, Just 4 You is your space to build friendships, learn something new and have some fun. Guest speakers and hands-on activities will be listed in advance.

 

March 8th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Game Night: Jackbox 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 l 7pm

Facebook Live

Jackbox.tv

March 8th, 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.

Winter Dates:

March 8th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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.

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

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!

March 9th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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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!

March 10th, 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:

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: 

Teen Advisory Group

Local teens wanted to contribute fresh ideas for our YA programs and collections.  Tell us what you think while earning volunteer hours.  To register, email ya@aurorapl.ca

Meetings are every other Thursday, 7-8 pm

January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16

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: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

March 13th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

March 13th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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 13th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Snowy Days Reading Club

Children ages 0-13 can track their reading, write reviews and complete activities to earn special online badges! Plus, the top three readers will win a special prize!

Visit Beanstack at https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365 to login or setup new account on Beanstack and join us!

March 13th, 2:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Pflag Coffee Night Support Meeting

Join a safe space where members of the LGBTQ2 community, their friends, family or allies can come together. This is a place to seek support if you have questions or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, or a place where you can make new friends or connect with old ones.

March 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Afterschool Game Time – Among Us

January 31, February 28, March 28 l 7pm

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.) Look for the Dodo Code posted on Facebook before the event.

  • Nintendo Switch
March 15th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Jackbox 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 l 7pm

Facebook Live

Jackbox.tv

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

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!

March 16th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
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March Break Play and Discover

Homeschoolers, unschoolers, and preschoolers and after-schoolers are invited to join us for a fun afternoon of science, play, nature exploration and discovery! 

Thursday March 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome, activities most suitable for ages 4-10 years.

Drop in

At Town Park, near the playground (corner of Larmont and Metcalfe streets).

March 17th, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

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: 

Voices with Visions - Youth Leadership Panel

Are you passionate about social justice, current events, and creating change in society?  Join our biweekly meetings where we'll share our ideas and opinions about making a difference.

For grades 9-12

Thursdays, January 20, February 3 & 17, March 3, 17 &31

7-8 pm (Zoom link will be sent out prior to meetings)

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca 

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: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

March 20th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

March 20th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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 20th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Snowy Days Reading Club

Children ages 0-13 can track their reading, write reviews and complete activities to earn special online badges! Plus, the top three readers will win a special prize!

Visit Beanstack at https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365 to login or setup new account on Beanstack and join us!

March 20th, 2:00pm
Audience: 
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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Jackbox 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 l 7pm

Facebook Live

Jackbox.tv

March 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 March 22: Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Message.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

March 22nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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.

 

Mar 23: Drum Dream Girl / By Margarita Engle.

 

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

 

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

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!

March 23rd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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 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.

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

Teen Advisory Group

Local teens wanted to contribute fresh ideas for our YA programs and collections.  Tell us what you think while earning volunteer hours.  To register, email ya@aurorapl.ca

Meetings are every other Thursday, 7-8 pm

January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16

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

Maker Day: Mason Bee Houses

Thursday March 10 | Register for your kit
Thursday March 24 | 7:00pm | Zoom Tutorial


Make a mason bee nesting kit to attract bees to your garden! 

Register by emailing kstark@aurorapl.ca your last name and valid library card number.

One kit per card, ages 14+ 

Pick up your kit along with the rest of your holds starting March 10. Take your kit home and join us Thursday March 24 at 7pm for a live tutorial on Zoom. 

March 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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 25th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Lunchtime Tours: The Women in Parliament

Lunchtime Tour Series in partnership with the Ontario Legislative Assembly. Join us for this lunchtime tour as we celebrate the accomplishments of women at Queen's Park, exploring the "Remarkable Assembly" exhibit and the important female figures in Ontario's parliamentary history.  Pre-register. MS Teams link will be emailed.

March 25th, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

March 27th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

March 27th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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 27th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Snowy Days Reading Club

Children ages 0-13 can track their reading, write reviews and complete activities to earn special online badges! Plus, the top three readers will win a special prize!

Visit Beanstack at https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365 to login or setup new account on Beanstack and join us!

March 27th, 2:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Drop n’ Swap

January 31, February 28, March 28 l 7pm

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.) Look for the Dodo Code posted on Facebook before the event.

  • Nintendo Switch
March 28th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Jackbox 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 l 7pm

Facebook Live

Jackbox.tv

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

The Rogue Crafter

Crafters of all levels are welcome and are only asked to keep an open mind and a creative spirit!

 

Here's how it will work:

- Your kits will be ready to pick up at the start of every month

- You will be emailed instructions and helpful links to guide your crafting adventure

March 29th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 

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!

March 30th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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 31st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Voices with Visions - Youth Leadership Panel

Are you passionate about social justice, current events, and creating change in society?  Join our biweekly meetings where we'll share our ideas and opinions about making a difference.

For grades 9-12

Thursdays, January 20, February 3 & 17, March 3, 17 &31

7-8 pm (Zoom link will be sent out prior to meetings)

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca 

March 31st, 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.

March 31st, 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.

 

April 1st, 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

April 1st, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

April 3rd, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

April 3rd, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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

 

April 3rd, 11:00am
Event Type: 

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!

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

Teen Advisory Group

Local teens wanted to contribute fresh ideas for our YA programs and collections.  Tell us what you think while earning volunteer hours.  To register, email ya@aurorapl.ca

Meetings are every other Thursday, 7-8 pm

January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16

April 7th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

April 10th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

April 10th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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

 

April 10th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

Let’s Talk Self-Care | Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

Let’s Talk Self-Care

Learn about “Self-Care 101” with Shannon Seeraj, Public Education & Outreach Coordinator at Women's Support Network of York Region. During this workshop, we will explore: What is self-care? How do we start to practice self-care? Why do we need self-care? Participants will have the opportunity to create a personalized self-care plan.

 

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

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!

April 13th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Voices with Visions - Youth Leadership Panel

Are you passionate about social justice, current events, and creating change in society?  Join our biweekly meetings where we'll share our ideas and opinions about making a difference.

For grades 9-12

Thursdays, January 20, February 3 & 17, March 3, 17 &31

7-8 pm (Zoom link will be sent out prior to meetings)

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca 

April 14th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

April 17th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

April 17th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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

 

April 17th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

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!

April 20th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Advisory Group

Local teens wanted to contribute fresh ideas for our YA programs and collections.  Tell us what you think while earning volunteer hours.  To register, email ya@aurorapl.ca

Meetings are every other Thursday, 7-8 pm

January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16

April 21st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Shop Like the Planet's Watching

April 22 is Earth Day!  Join us for an interactive, virtual workshop on how to "green" your shopping habits and become an eco-friendly shopper. Learn how you can do your part to help address Climate Change, Waste Reduction, Energy Conservation and Sustainability. In partnership with the York Region Environmental Alliance.  Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

April 22nd, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

April 24th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

April 24th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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

 

April 24th, 11:00am
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.

 

Apr 27: Shi-Shi-Etko / By Nicola Campbell

 

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

 

April 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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!

April 27th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Voices with Visions - Youth Leadership Panel

Are you passionate about social justice, current events, and creating change in society?  Join our biweekly meetings where we'll share our ideas and opinions about making a difference.

For grades 9-12

Thursdays, January 20, February 3 & 17, March 3, 17 &31

7-8 pm (Zoom link will be sent out prior to meetings)

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca 

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

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

May 1st, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

May 1st, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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

 

May 1st, 11:00am
Event Type: 

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!

May 4th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Advisory Group

Local teens wanted to contribute fresh ideas for our YA programs and collections.  Tell us what you think while earning volunteer hours.  To register, email ya@aurorapl.ca

Meetings are every other Thursday, 7-8 pm

January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16

May 5th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

May 8th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

May 8th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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

 

May 8th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

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!

May 11th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Voices with Visions - Youth Leadership Panel

Are you passionate about social justice, current events, and creating change in society?  Join our biweekly meetings where we'll share our ideas and opinions about making a difference.

For grades 9-12

Thursdays, January 20, February 3 & 17, March 3, 17 &31

7-8 pm (Zoom link will be sent out prior to meetings)

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca 

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

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

May 15th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

May 15th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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

 

May 15th, 11:00am
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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!

May 18th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Teen Advisory Group

Local teens wanted to contribute fresh ideas for our YA programs and collections.  Tell us what you think while earning volunteer hours.  To register, email ya@aurorapl.ca

Meetings are every other Thursday, 7-8 pm

January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16

May 19th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

May 22nd, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

May 22nd, 9:00am 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

 

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.

 

May 25: Freedom Soup / By Tami Charles

 

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

 

May 25th, 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!

May 25th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Voices with Visions - Youth Leadership Panel

Are you passionate about social justice, current events, and creating change in society?  Join our biweekly meetings where we'll share our ideas and opinions about making a difference.

For grades 9-12

Thursdays, January 20, February 3 & 17, March 3, 17 &31

7-8 pm (Zoom link will be sent out prior to meetings)

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca 

May 26th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

May 29th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

May 29th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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

 

May 29th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

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!

June 1st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Advisory Group

Local teens wanted to contribute fresh ideas for our YA programs and collections.  Tell us what you think while earning volunteer hours.  To register, email ya@aurorapl.ca

Meetings are every other Thursday, 7-8 pm

January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, June 2 & 16

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

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

June 5th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

June 5th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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

 

June 5th, 11:00am
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