Events

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.

June 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Lunchtime Tours: Indigenous Art at the Legislative Building

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day! Part of Lunchtime Tours @ the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Virtually explore Gathering Place - a collection of artworks allowing us to see Ontario in a special light, one that is focused on the relations between people and nature. Pre-register. MS Teams link will be emailed.

June 21st, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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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 June 22: Narrative in Adam Smith.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

June 22nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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June 20, 1981: the battle of Church Street and the founding of Pride Toronto

This year is the 40th anniversary of both the Toronto bathhouse raids and the founding of Pride Toronto.  Dr. Tom Hooper, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, reflects on the connections between the resistance to the bathhouse raids and the forgotten histories of Pride Toronto. Q&A to follow.

In partnership with York University. All welcome!

Register at bit.ly/2RF5K74
June 23rd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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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.

 

Jun. 23: Alma and How She Got Her Name / By Juana Martinez-Neal.

 

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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Workplace Stress & Anxieties

Looking for work can be difficult. Add in a global pandemic, and as that challenge increases, so can your stress.

  • Discover strategies and tools to help you overcome your own barriers
  • Discuss common issues and possible solutions with an Employment Specialist and others with similar experiences

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

June 24th, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Second Career Information Session

The Second Career Information Session helps you understand this government funding option in order to assist your return to work. You will learn about eligibility, application process, extra resources to assist your labour market and school research, and more.

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org or call 647-859-9092.

 

June 24th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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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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100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

June 25th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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Read Woke

This is a call to action. Educate yourself, arm yourself with knowledge, expand your vision of others and heighten your awareness of issues of racial and social injustice. #aplreadwoke

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

June 28th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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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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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

July 2nd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

July 2nd, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

July 4th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

Art in Unexpected Places

Street art enhances our experience of a place. Whether it’s urban graffiti, sculpture or yarn bombing, public art interrupts our daily routine, surprising and delighting passersby. This year’s OBOA photography contest invites your photos of art encountered in unexpected places.
 

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July 4th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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Crossword Club

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

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

July 7th, 10:00am to 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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

July 7th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

July 9th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

July 9th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

July 11th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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Show and Tell for Grown Ups

Show and tell isn't just for kids anymore! Join the Aurora Public Library and the Aurora Museum & Archives for a virtual show and tell for adults. Share with us about an interesting item from your collection, a photograph, a family heirloom, or a piece of art you've created. Enjoy hearing an an item from the Aurora Museum's collection too. 

Interested in attending but not looking to share about an item? Email kstark@aurorapl.ca for log in details.

July 12th, 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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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 info@aurorapl.ca to receive your copy of the book.

July 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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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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!

July 14th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Baby Café

Join us for a super fun baby yoga workshop with Jackie Thornton. Jackie will guide you through engaging, hands-on yoga movements designed to stimulate and enhance your baby’s physical development and well-being.

 

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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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

July 16th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

July 16th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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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.

July 17th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

July 18th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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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.

July 20th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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To protest or not: Dilemma for Olympic athletes

In its 125 years of the International Olympic Committee's history, one of the mantras has been Olympics and Politics do not mix.  Many countries and athletes have experienced the IOC wrath for expressing political views and/or advancing political ideas.

Hernán Humaña, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science presents on the question, should the Olympic athletes be allowed to protest or not? Q&A to follow.

Register through York U at bit.ly/3uFIIuq

 
 
July 21st, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Adult Colouring Club

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

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

July 21st, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

July 21st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Know Your Rights at Work

Learn about your rights at work based on the Employment Standard Act in Ontario, including work hours, minimum wage, sick leave, holiday pay, job termination, legal support and more.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region through Library Settlement Partnerships.

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org or call 647-859-9092.

July 22nd, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Virtual Spelling Bee for Adults

Test your spelling know how!

Join us for a fun, friendly spelling competition for adults. Learn new words and test your spelling abilities. Prizes* and bragging rights to be won!

July 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

July 23rd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Lunchtime Tours: Queen's Park Rocks!

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.

July 23rd, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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I've Got a Cool Job

Ever wanted to learn how people get into unique professions? In this video series, Sam Marchello interviews a variety of amazing individuals working in industries such as gaming, technology, and many more! Visit our Aurora Public Library Facebook page or our YouTube Channel to view this program. 

July 23, August 27, 7:00 pm

July 23rd, 7:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

July 23rd, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

July 25th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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APL Book Club: To the Bright Edge of the World

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 July 28:  To the Bright Edge of the World, by Eowyn Ivey  Zoom details will be emailed. Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy

July 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!

July 28th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Managing Mental Health at Work

Discover skills and resources to help you feel informed, engaged and empowered to manage your mental health at work.

 

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

For more information, contact Corey Harvey, Employment Specialist / Job Developer, at cHarvey-Jazbec@cmha-yr.on.ca.

July 29th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

July 30th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

July 30th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

August 1st, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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Crossword Club

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

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

August 4th, 10:00am to 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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

August 4th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

August 6th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

August 6th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

August 8th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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Show and Tell for Grown Ups

Show and tell isn't just for kids anymore! Join the Aurora Public Library and the Aurora Museum & Archives for a virtual show and tell for adults. Share with us about an interesting item from your collection, a photograph, a family heirloom, or a piece of art you've created. Enjoy hearing an an item from the Aurora Museum's collection too. 

Interested in attending but not looking to share about an item? Email kstark@aurorapl.ca for log in details

 

August 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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. We are currently online, but we can still share a virtual coffee or tea when we get together over Zoom. Guest speakers and hands-on activities will be listed in advance.

 

Register at bit.ly/2QgcxTY or email Claudia at colguin@aurorapl.ca

August 10th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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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 info@aurorapl.ca to receive your copy of the book.

August 10th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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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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!

August 11th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

August 13th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

August 13th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

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.

August 14th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

August 15th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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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Lunchtime Tours: A Day in the House

This webinar is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about parliament. Part of Lunchtime Tours @ Ontario Legislative Assembly.  The webinar will provide participants with an overview of a typical day in Ontario's Parliament: Parliament vs Government, Question Period Explained, What are the Orders of the Day? Pre-register.  Microsoft Teams link will be emailed.

August 18th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Adult Colouring Club

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

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

August 18th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

August 18th, 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.

August 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

August 20th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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I've Got a Cool Job

Ever wanted to learn how people get into unique professions? In this video series, Sam Marchello interviews a variety of amazing individuals working in industries such as gaming, technology, and many more! Visit our Aurora Public Library Facebook page or our YouTube Channel to view this program. 

July 23, August 20, 7:00

August 20th, 7:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

August 20th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

August 22nd, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

Art in Unexpected Places

Street art enhances our experience of a place. Whether it’s urban graffiti, sculpture or yarn bombing, public art interrupts our daily routine, surprising and delighting passersby. This year’s OBOA photography contest invites your photos of art encountered in unexpected places.
 

Submission Guidelines:

August 22nd, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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APL Book Club: The Night Circus

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 August 25: Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern  Zoom details will be emailed. Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy

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

August 25th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Goal Setting

Goal setting is a process which assists you to stay organized and motivated while working towards your ideal future.

  • Learn tips and strategies to help you organize your job search.
  • Discover how to create goals specifically for employment.

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

 

For more information, contact Corey Harvey, Employment Specialist / Job Developer, at cHarvey-Jazbec@cmha-yr.on.ca.

August 26th, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

August 27th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

August 27th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

August 29th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

Art in Unexpected Places

Street art enhances our experience of a place. Whether it’s urban graffiti, sculpture or yarn bombing, public art interrupts our daily routine, surprising and delighting passersby. This year’s OBOA photography contest invites your photos of art encountered in unexpected places.
 

Submission Guidelines:

August 29th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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Crossword Club

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

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

September 1st, 10:00am to 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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

September 1st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

September 3rd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

September 3rd, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

September 5th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

Art in Unexpected Places

Street art enhances our experience of a place. Whether it’s urban graffiti, sculpture or yarn bombing, public art interrupts our daily routine, surprising and delighting passersby. This year’s OBOA photography contest invites your photos of art encountered in unexpected places.
 

Submission Guidelines:

September 5th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

September 8th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

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

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

September 10th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

September 12th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

Art in Unexpected Places

Street art enhances our experience of a place. Whether it’s urban graffiti, sculpture or yarn bombing, public art interrupts our daily routine, surprising and delighting passersby. This year’s OBOA photography contest invites your photos of art encountered in unexpected places.
 

Submission Guidelines:

September 12th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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Show and Tell for Grown Ups

Show and tell isn't just for kids anymore! Join the Aurora Public Library and the Aurora Museum & Archives for a virtual show and tell for adults. Share with us about an interesting item from your collection, a photograph, a family heirloom, or a piece of art you've created. Enjoy hearing an an item from the Aurora Museum's collection too. 

Interested in attending but not looking to share about an item? Email kstark@aurorapl.ca for log in details. 

 

September 13th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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. We are currently online, but we can still share a virtual coffee or tea when we get together over Zoom. Guest speakers and hands-on activities will be listed in advance.

 

Register at bit.ly/2QgcxTY or email Claudia at colguin@aurorapl.ca

September 14th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Adult Colouring Club

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

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

September 15th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

September 15th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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. If you think the answer is #2, just type "2" into the chat!

September 15th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers for Women

Friday Jul 2 or 9 (orientation) | Fridays, Jul 16 – Sept 17 l 10:00am – 12:00pm

 

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. For women 18+ living in York Region.

 

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

 

Register at wcyr.ca/registration

September 17th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

September 17th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

September 19th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

Art in Unexpected Places

Street art enhances our experience of a place. Whether it’s urban graffiti, sculpture or yarn bombing, public art interrupts our daily routine, surprising and delighting passersby. This year’s OBOA photography contest invites your photos of art encountered in unexpected places.
 

Submission Guidelines:

September 19th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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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Video Gaming for Good: Play in the Pandemic

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

Register at bit.ly/2Siuu4Y

September 22nd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

September 22nd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Lunchtime Tours: Traditions of Parliament

From the Speaker's chair to the Mace, learn about traditions observed in Ontario's Parliament. Part of Lunchtime Tours@ The Ontario Legislative Assembly. Pre-register. Microsoft Teams link will be emailed.

September 24th, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
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Event Type: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

September 24th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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Graffiti Dreams: writing workshop

Break the rules of rational thinking. Create literary graffiti with child-like art, visualization and imagination games. Using the magic of metaphor, transform an animal as the most painful aspect of a character into a rescued beast - vibrant and alive.

Inspired by Drew Hayden Taylor’s Chasing Painted Horses, this workshop takes a deep dive into character development and loosely uses the mechanics of plot to propel the character forward in its own poem, story or memoir.

Facilitated by Marnie Maguire

September 25th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

Tap Into Your Imagination

Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor has a magical, fable-like quality.
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction or magic realism.

 
Submission Guidelines:

September 26th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

Art in Unexpected Places

Street art enhances our experience of a place. Whether it’s urban graffiti, sculpture or yarn bombing, public art interrupts our daily routine, surprising and delighting passersby.

This year’s OBOA photography contest invites your photos of art encountered in unexpected places.
 

Submission Guidelines:

September 26th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Pesticides and GMOs: A Review of the Science

York Region Environmental Alliance presents food for thought on the impact of pesticides and GMOs on human health and the environment.  Learn what we all can do to minimize harm.  Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

September 28th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

September 29th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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An Evening with Anna Yin

Conversation l Reading l Q&A

In English and Mandarin

Co-facilitated by journalist and poet, Yafang Shi

Award-winning poet, Anna Yin, was born in China and immigrated to Canada in 1999. She served as Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate and was Ontario’s representative to the League of Canadian Poets. Her poems/translations have appeared in the New York Times, China Daily and CBC Radio. Mirrors and Windows is her 6th book of poetry (her second book of poetry translations).

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

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

October 1st, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

October 8th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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. We are currently online, but we can still share a virtual coffee or tea when we get together over Zoom. Guest speakers and hands-on activities will be listed in advance.

 

Register at bit.ly/2QgcxTY or email Claudia at colguin@aurorapl.ca

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

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

October 15th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

October 22nd, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
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Meet Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario. Self-described as a contemporary story teller, his exploration of the storytelling tradition has explored many boundaries. Drew has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts.

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

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

October 29th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

November 5th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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. We are currently online, but we can still share a virtual coffee or tea when we get together over Zoom. Guest speakers and hands-on activities will be listed in advance.

 

Register at bit.ly/2QgcxTY or email Claudia at colguin@aurorapl.ca

November 9th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

November 12th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

November 19th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

November 26th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 3rd, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

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. We are currently online, but we can still share a virtual coffee or tea when we get together over Zoom. Guest speakers and hands-on activities will be listed in advance.

 

Register at bit.ly/2QgcxTY or email Claudia at colguin@aurorapl.ca

December 7th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 10th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 17th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 24th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

100 Books before Graduation

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

Recommended for ages 13+

Register here https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

 

 

 

December 31st, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: