Events

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

April 23rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

Do you have a business idea or are you an existing business trying to redefine your plan?

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series offers free learning sessions to help you fill in the gaps.

 

April 25th, 9:30am to 12:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

April 25th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

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

April 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Camera Club

Aurora Public Library Camera Club, meets the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online. New members welcome.

April 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Film Buff Fridays: The Poseidon Adventure

Drop in for some classic older films on Friday afternoons.

The Poseidon Adventure (1972): Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down. 117 minutes.

Rating: PG

April 26th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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Welcoming Butterflies to our Garden

Welcoming Butterflies to our Gardens

The butterfly has long captivated the imagination of artists and writers, becoming universal symbols of beauty, freedom and transformation.

Grazyna Tonkiel is an artist and international expert on the lives and habits of the butterfly. Join her for tips on how to bring this delicate creature into your own gardens.

This presentation is the perfect prelude to a beautiful summer season.

April 27th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

April 29th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

April 30th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

April 30th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Tuesday Philosophy Club.  Are you interested in philosophy?  Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday* of every month, beginning September 2018. In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  New members always welcome. *Tuesday April 30, last Tuesday, this month only

April 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Car-Buying Seminar

In partnership with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, learn about consumer rights and protections (including information dealers must provide), the danger posted by curbsiders (illegal, unlicensed dealers), general car-buying tips and the car-buying process.  Free.  Pre-register

April 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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In Conversation: Author & Activist Judy Rebick with Brock Weir

Judy Rebick has spent her life leading the charge for social justice through print, broadcast and in the streets. Formerly the president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Judy has hosted two national TV shows on CBC and continues as a frequent commentator on the airwaves.

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Trivia Night!

Grab some friends or drop-in and make new ones.

It's all happening at  APL's trivia nights!  

Prizes for the winning team.

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June. 
Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution.  Wednesday, May 1: Investment Plans / Investment Environment: Sharing our collective experience
May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Apr. 8 at 10 am. 

May 2nd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

May 2nd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Friday Crafternoons

Join us first Friday of the month for an afternoon of crafting!

 

April 5: Learn how to turn books into folded book art. 
May 3: Unique wall hanging using paper towel rolls.
June 7: Turn wood, nails and embroidery floss into a work of art.

 

Cost: Free
Location: Creative Studio
Drop in

May 3rd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

May 6th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

May 7th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Tech & Culture

Tech & Culture; a club for the tech enthusiast and thinker.  Are you passionate about technology? Join us to explore new technologies (with hands-on demonstrations) as well as to discuss the cultural, moral and existential impact of these technological changes on our day to day life. First Tuesday of the month, October-May.  May 7

May 7th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

May 8th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

May 9th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Estate Planning II

For anyone who attended Estate Planning 1, or for those looking for more in-depth information: Reduce taxes on your retirement income, projecting the tax liability on your estate, minimize taxes upon death, probate planning, dealing with other properties Pre-register.

May 9th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Film Buff Fridays: The Meddler

Drop in for some classic older films on Friday afternoons.

The Meddler (2015): An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away. 103 minutes.

Rating: PG

May 10th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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How To: Library eAudiovisual Services

Learn how to use the library’s various online resources to listen to e-audiobooks or music for free! Focus will be placed on Hoopla and Freegal. Optional: Bring your own devices.

Date/Time: Saturday May 11, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: TBD

Pre-register to ensure your spot, drop-ins welcome!

May 11th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

May 13th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 14th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

May 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club.  Tuesday, May 14th - Shrill by Lindy West; 17+ .  Pick up a copy at the Adult Information Desk.

With inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm, Lindy boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect, and how to weather hatred, loneliness, harassment, and loss--and walk away laughing.
May 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Spring Documentary Films: Anthropocene

Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet. Second of a 4-part documentary series from the Criterion Collection.  Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky 1:27, 2018; PG

Anthropocene trailer

May 15th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

May 21st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

May 23rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Film Buff Fridays: Date Night

Drop in for some classic older films on Friday afternoons.

Date Night (2010): In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous. 88 minutes.

Rating: PG

May 24th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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Applying for Canadian Citizenship

Learn about the new changes 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.

 

Registration is required.

May 25th, 10:00am to 12:30pm
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Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

May 27th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

May 28th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Tuesday Philosophy Club.  Are you interested in philosophy?  Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday of every month, beginning September 2018. In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  New members always welcome.

May 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
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Trivia Night!

Grab some friends or drop-in and make new ones.

It's all happening at  APL's trivia nights!  

Prizes for the winning team.

May 29th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Spring Documentary Films: Free Solo

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 ft high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. Fourth of a 4-part documentary series from the Criterion Collection. Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi; 2018, 1:40, PG-13

Free Solo trailer

May 29th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

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

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

Registration Required. 

May 30th, 9:30am to 12:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

May 30th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

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

* Date adjusted this month *

May 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Camera Club

Aurora Public Library Camera Club, meets the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online. New members welcome.

May 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages:16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

June 3rd, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

June 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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LGBTQ Movie Nights: BPM

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s
First of a 4-part series of films for PRIDE month and in support of the LGBTQ members in the community. Directed by Robert Campillo, 2017, 2:23
June 5th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June. 
June 5th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, May 6 at 10 am. 

June 6th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

June 6th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Film Buff Fridays: Captain Fantastic

Drop in for some classic older films on Friday afternoons.

Captain Fantastic (2016): In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. 118 minutes.

Rating: PG

June 7th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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Friday Crafternoons

Join us first Friday of the month for an afternoon of crafting!

 

April 5: Learn how to turn books into folded book art. 
May 3: Unique wall hanging using paper towel rolls.
June 7: Turn wood, nails and embroidery floss into a work of art.

 

Cost: Free
Location: Creative Studio
Drop in

June 7th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

How To: Library eBook Services

Learn how to use the library’s various online resources to read e-Books for free! Focus will be placed on Overdrive, cloudLibrary, and RBdigital products. Optional: Bring your own devices.

Date/Time: Saturday June 8, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: TBD

Pre-register to ensure your spot, drop-ins welcome!

June 8th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

June 10th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

June 11th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Resume & Cover Letter Strategies

Learn how to write and format your resume and cover letter, target postings and maximize interest in your cover letter by showcasing your skills, experience, accomplishments and other qualifications.

 

In partnership with RNC Employment Services and the Women's Centre of York Region. 

June 12th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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LGBTQ Movie Nights: Carol

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York. Second of a 4-part series of films for PRIDE month and in support of the LGBTQ members in the community. Directed Todd Haynes, 2015, 1:58

Carol trailer

June 12th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

June 12th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
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Reconnecting with your Profession in Canada

Have you recently immigrated to Canada and want to connect with your profession?

During this workshop you will learn about:

  • Steps to take to be eligible to work in Canada
  • Local resources and services available for skilled immigrants
  • Mentoring programs
  • Bridging programs
  • Credential assessment & Accreditation services
  • Occupational specific language training

Registration required.

Facilitator: Vanessa McBride, Employment Mentoring Coach.

June 13th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

June 13th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
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Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

June 17th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

June 18th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
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The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

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

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

Registration Required. 

June 19th, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
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LGBTQ Movie Nights: 3 Generations

After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray's mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent. Third of a 4-part series of films for PRIDE month and in support of the LGBTQ members in the community.Directed by Gaby Dellal, 2015, 1:32

3 Generations Trailer

June 19th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club. Wednesday, June 19th - The Power by Naomi Alderman. 17+; pick up a copy at the Adult Information Desk.

This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world.
June 19th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

June 20th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Film Buff Fridays: Wonder Woman

Drop in for some classic older films on Friday afternoons.

Wonder Woman (2017): When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. 141 minutes.

Rating: PG

June 21st, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

June 24th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

June 25th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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LinkedIn & Social Media for Beginners

Learn how to use LinkedIn as a networking tool, set up an account, find information, jobs, employers, companies and make your profile highly searchable by others. Plus, learn about the basic purpose of the following social media tools: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

In partnership with RNC Employment Services and the Women's Centre of York Region.

 

June 26th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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LGBTQ Movie Nights: Milk

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.  Fourth of a 4-part series of films for PRIDE month and in support of the LGBTQ members in the community. Directed by Gus Van Sant, 2008, 2:08

Milk trailer

June 26th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Trivia Night!

Grab some friends or drop-in and make new ones.

It's all happening at  APL's trivia nights!  

Prizes for the winning team.

June 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

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

June 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Jun. 10 at 10 am. 

July 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

July 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Newcomer Walking Tours

Presented by the Aurora Historical Society & Aurora Public Library

 

UPCOMING TOURS:

Sat. July 13 (Yonge St. Tour)

Sat. August 10 (Wellington St. Tour)

 

All tours start at:

Aurora Public Library

15145 Yonge Street,

Aurora, ON L4G 1M1

 

Space is limited.

 

For more information contact:

Claudia Olguin

colguin@aurorapl.ca

905-727-9494 x 239

 

Leigha Cooney

leigha.cooney@aurorahs.com

July 13th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

July 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

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

July 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Jul. 8 at 10 am. 

August 1st, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Newcomer Walking Tours

Presented by the Aurora Historical Society & Aurora Public Library

 

UPCOMING TOURS:

Sat. July 13 (Yonge St. Tour)

Sat. August 10 (Wellington St. Tour)

 

All tours start at:

Aurora Public Library

15145 Yonge Street,

Aurora, ON L4G 1M1

 

Space is limited.

 

For more information contact:

Claudia Olguin

colguin@aurorapl.ca

905-727-9494 x 239

 

Leigha Cooney

leigha.cooney@aurorahs.com

August 10th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

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

August 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

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

September 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

September 10th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

September 24th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

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

September 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Character Development: writing workshop

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

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

September 28th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

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

October 3rd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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FILM SCREENING: DIFRET

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

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

October 3rd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

October 8th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Sweetness in the Belly: a philosophical conversation

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

October 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

October 22nd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

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

October 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA: Meet Camilla Gibb

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

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

Tickets available Aug. 1.

November 2nd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

November 5th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

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

November 7th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

November 19th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

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

November 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

December 3rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

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

December 19th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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