Events

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Jan 15 or 22

Program Dates: Fridays, Jan 29 – Mar 26 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register at: wcyr.ca/online-registration/

 

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

March 5th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

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

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

 

March 10th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Building Resilience Skills

Resiliency is an essential quality for each of us to have in order to maintain good physical and emotional health. This talk will focus on three building blocks of resiliency: emotional intelligence, optimism, and coping skills. The session will also touch on the impact of stress on women, in keeping with the theme of International Women’s Day (March 8).

Presentation and Q&A: Dr. Louise Hartley, Director, York University Psychology Clinic. 

Register at bit.ly/3pEuffW

March 10th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Feminist Book Club

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

This club will be offered through Zoom; meeting link will be sent 2 days before the event. 

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

March 10th, 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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

March 10th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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They Left Us Everything: an evening with Plum Johnson

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

Awards:

RBC Taylor Prize for They Left Us Everything

Longlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour 

Winner OLA Evergreen Award

March 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Jan 15 or 22

Program Dates: Fridays, Jan 29 – Mar 26 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register at: wcyr.ca/online-registration/

 

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

March 12th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Maker Day – Sew & Snooze

February 26 - Kit available

March 12 - 4:00pm Youtube Tutorial available through APL's channel!

To celebrate World Sleep Day, pick up a special Maker Day kit to make your own eye mask at home. 

Follow along with our online tutorial and make something that will help you get the sleep you deserve!

Register for a Maker Day kit by emailing LTang@aurorapl.ca with your library card number and a hold will be placed for you.

Limited kits available; first come first serve! 

March 12th, 4:00pm to 4:30pm
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

March 16th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Digital Storytelling Workshop

Tue March 16 & 23

2:00 – 4:00pm

 

CAYR’s Digital Storytelling workshops provide individuals living in York Region who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, use substances and/or are impacted by HIV/AIDS, the opportunity to tell their story by creating a short video of image, voice, text and music layered together.

 

The first day will focus on script and voicing your story in a story circle.

The second day will focus on transforming your story into a digital story video. 

 

March 16th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Ergonomics 101: Working From Home

The shift from working in the office to working at home means many of us are using make-shift workstations without the right furniture, tools and space to support our long-term health. In this webinar you’ll learn tips on how to create a workstation and work routine that supports physical wellness, plus stretches for increased productivity and injury prevention. Take control of your health – you’ll love what you’ll learn! In partnership with Honsberger Physio. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

March 16th, 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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

March 17th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Baby Café

Expecting and new parents are invited to attend interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshops. Each month will feature a different guest speaker and topic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.

March 18th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Jan 15 or 22

Program Dates: Fridays, Jan 29 – Mar 26 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register at: wcyr.ca/online-registration/

 

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

March 19th, 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.

March 20th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

March 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Digital Storytelling Workshop

Tue March 16 & 23

2:00 – 4:00pm

 

CAYR’s Digital Storytelling workshops provide individuals living in York Region who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, use substances and/or are impacted by HIV/AIDS, the opportunity to tell their story by creating a short video of image, voice, text and music layered together.

 

The first day will focus on script and voicing your story in a story circle.

The second day will focus on transforming your story into a digital story video. 

 

March 23rd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month.  In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  New members always welcome. Pre-register.   Tuesday March 23:  'I Think, Therefore I Am'.  Zoom details will be emailed to registrants.

March 23rd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

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

 

March 24: Shin-chi’s Canoe / By Nicola I. Campbell

 

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

 

March 24th, 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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

March 24th, 8:00pm to March 25th, 9:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their craft with feedback from other writers.

The group is currently at capacity. For information on how to join, please contact Reccia at rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

March 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Jan 15 or 22

Program Dates: Fridays, Jan 29 – Mar 26 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register at: wcyr.ca/online-registration/

 

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

March 26th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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APL Book Club: How to Pronounce Knife

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 March 31, 2021: How to Pronounce Knife, by Souvankham Thammavongsa. Zoom details will be emailed. Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy

March 31st, 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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

March 31st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

April 6th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Crosswords and Coffee

Join us to solve a crossword as a group.

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

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

April 7th, 10:00am to 10:45am
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Newcomers' Health and Well-Being Workshop Series

Join us for these free virtual workshops for newcomers to Canada related to your health and well-being.

 

Stress Management under COVID-19 l Wed Apr 7 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Sleep Hygiene l Wed Apr 21 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

Healthy Nutrition in Canada l Wed May 5 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Mindfulness Practice and Mental Health l Wed May 19 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe.

 

Register at bit.ly/39nwLB6

April 7th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

April 7th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Editor in Residence: Editing and Proofreading 101

There is a lot more to editing than just checking grammar and spelling. It can include everything from checking that you have historical facts correct to making your humour funnier. There's a standard sequence of editing steps, and understanding the steps will make revising your own writing go more smoothly. 

Optional component: Participants will have the opportunity to have a brief review of a piece of their writing.

 

April 8th, 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.

April 9th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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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; meeting link will be sent 2 days before the event. 

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

April 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Boys & Books

Second Tuesday of every month | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

April 13|Real Life / Brandon Taylor

May 11|The Picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde

June 8|The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power / Desmond Cole

July 13| Jonny Appleseed / Joshua Whitehead

 

 

A book discussion and social group for cis and trans, gay, bisexual and queer guys.

April 13th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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English Conversation Meetup

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

 

April 14th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

April 14th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Baby Café

Expecting and new parents are invited to attend interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshops. Each month will feature a different guest speaker and topic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.

April 15th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Parents and Caregivers Workshop Series

 

Plugged In – Tips and Strategies for Managing Screen Time | Mon Apr 19 | 10:30am -12:00pm

 

Does screen time in your home ever feel like scream time? Is it hard to get your children unplugged? If you answered yes, the Plugged In workshop is for you.

Topics include: Guidelines for healthy screen time use, understanding how screen time effects the brain, how your own technology use impacts children, and strategies for managing screen time.

 

April 19th, 10:30am to 12:00pm
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

April 20th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Newcomers' Health and Well-Being Workshop Series

Join us for these free virtual workshops for newcomers to Canada related to your health and well-being.

 

Stress Management under COVID-19 l Wed Apr 7 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Sleep Hygiene l Wed Apr 21 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

Healthy Nutrition in Canada l Wed May 5 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Mindfulness Practice and Mental Health l Wed May 19 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe.

 

Register at bit.ly/39nwLB6

April 21st, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

April 21st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Earth Day! Keeping Bird Safe, with FLAP

This year, more than ever, our homes have become our sanctuaries. Birds in and around our spaces delight us with song and colour. However, are these spaces safe for these winged beauties? Bird collisions with windows at residential homes are a major threat to birds' lives. Learn why this is such a huge problem, and how you, the homeowner, can be part of the solution.  Join FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program), for this virtual presentation.  Zoom details will be emailed.

April 22nd, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Building for Sustainability

Energy-efficient, neighbourhood friendly homes offer homeowners and residents many attractive benefits. By design, new ways of creating shelter can help to conserve the earth’s natural resources, reduce natural gas usage and electricity bills

Presentation with Q&A facilitated by Chris Ballard, CEO Passive House Canada

 

Chris Ballard has a history of supporting environmental and land use causes and has served as Ontario’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

April 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Virtual Spelling Bee for Adults

Join us for a fun, friendly speling competition for adults. Prizes and bragging rights to be won! 

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

 

April 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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.  New members always welcome. Pre-register.   Tuesday April 27:  Bernard Lonergan, Part 2.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

April 27th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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APL Book Club: Midnight in Chernobyl

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 April  28: Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham.  Zoom details will be emailed. Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy

April 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

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

 

Apr. 28: Salma the Syrian Chef / By Danny Ramadan.

 

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

 

April 28th, 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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

April 28th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

The group is currently at capacity. For information on how to join, please contact Reccia at rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

This meeting has been resceduled from its regularly scheduled meeting date of Thursday, April 22

April 29th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

May 4th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Crosswords and Coffee

Join us to solve a crossword as a group.

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

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

May 5th, 10:00am to 10:45am
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Newcomers' Health and Well-Being Workshop Series

Join us for these free virtual workshops for newcomers to Canada related to your health and well-being.

 

Stress Management under COVID-19 l Wed Apr 7 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Sleep Hygiene l Wed Apr 21 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

Healthy Nutrition in Canada l Wed May 5 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Mindfulness Practice and Mental Health l Wed May 19 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe.

 

Register at bit.ly/39nwLB6

May 5th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

May 5th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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From Garden to Plate

COVID-19 has brought greater awareness to the importance of food security, the benefits of gardening for mental health, as well a heightened enjoyment of eating fresh veggies just picked that day. Whether you’re a long time gardener or novice, our expert panel has some advice to prep you for success.

With:

  • Cathy Nesbitt, Cathy’s Crawly Composters
  • Jessica Tong, York Region Food Network
  • Paul Frechette, Backyard gardener and avid cook

Register at bit.ly/3aOaHAc

May 6th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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; meeting link will be sent 2 days before the event. 

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

May 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Boys & Books

Second Tuesday of every month | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

April 13|Real Life / Brandon Taylor

May 11|The Picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde

June 8|The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power / Desmond Cole

July 13| Jonny Appleseed / Joshua Whitehead

 

 

A book discussion and social group for cis and trans, gay, bisexual and queer guys.

May 11th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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English Conversation Meetup

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

 

May 12th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

May 12th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

May 18th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Newcomers' Health and Well-Being Workshop Series

Join us for these free virtual workshops for newcomers to Canada related to your health and well-being.

 

Stress Management under COVID-19 l Wed Apr 7 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Sleep Hygiene l Wed Apr 21 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

Healthy Nutrition in Canada l Wed May 5 l 10:00 – 11:30am

Mindfulness Practice and Mental Health l Wed May 19 l 1:30 – 3:00pm

 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe.

 

Register at bit.ly/39nwLB6

May 19th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

May 19th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Baby Café

Expecting and new parents are invited to attend interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshops. Each month will feature a different guest speaker and topic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.

May 20th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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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.  New members always welcome. Pre-register.   Tuesday May 25: Elizabeth Anscombe (Intention).  Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

May 25th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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APL Book Club: Circe

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 May 26: Circe by Madeline Miller. Zoom details will be emailed. Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy

May 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

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

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

 

May 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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

May 26th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

The group is currently at capacity. For information on how to join, please contact Reccia at rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

May 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

June 1st, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

June 2nd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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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.

June 4th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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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; meeting link will be sent 2 days before the event. 

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

June 8th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Boys & Books

Second Tuesday of every month | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

April 13|Real Life / Brandon Taylor

May 11|The Picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde

June 8|The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power / Desmond Cole

July 13| Jonny Appleseed / Joshua Whitehead

 

 

A book discussion and social group for cis and trans, gay, bisexual and queer guys.

June 8th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Crosswords and Coffee

Join us to solve a crossword as a group.

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

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

June 9th, 10:00am to 10:45am
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English Conversation Meetup

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

 

June 9th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

June 9th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

June 15th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

June 16th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Baby Café

Expecting and new parents are invited to attend interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshops. Each month will feature a different guest speaker and topic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.

June 17th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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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.  New members always welcome. Pre-register.   Tuesday June 22: Narrative in Adam Smith.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

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

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

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

 

June 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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

June 23rd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

The group is currently at capacity. For information on how to join, please contact Reccia at rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

June 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Book Club: Sapiens, a brief history of humankind

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 June 30: Sapiens, a brief history of humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari.  Zoom details will be emailed. Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy

June 30th, 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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

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

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

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

Register online.

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

July 13th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Boys & Books

Second Tuesday of every month | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

April 13|Real Life / Brandon Taylor

May 11|The Picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde

June 8|The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power / Desmond Cole

July 13| Jonny Appleseed / Joshua Whitehead

 

 

A book discussion and social group for cis and trans, gay, bisexual and queer guys.

July 13th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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English Conversation Meetup

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

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

Expecting and new parents are invited to attend interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshops. Each month will feature a different guest speaker and topic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.

July 15th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

July 20th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

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

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

August 11th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

August 17th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Baby Café

Expecting and new parents are invited to attend interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshops. Each month will feature a different guest speaker and topic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.

August 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

September 21st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

October 19th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Animal Crossings Drop & Swap

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

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

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

All ages!

October 26th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

November 16th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Online Book Club

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

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

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

December 21st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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