Events

LinkedIn & Social Media for Beginners

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

 

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

 

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

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

Milk trailer

June 26th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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APL Book Club

If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (Sept-June, excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Lebovic Room.  Wednesday June 26: Celia's Song

 

June 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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ESL Conversation Group

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

June 27th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

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

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

June 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Trivia Night!

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

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

Prizes for the winning team.

June 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

June 30th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

June 30th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
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Paint Night

Join us for an evening where you can build your painting skills and let your creativity grow. We will follow along together with a guided painting video and have fun making some fantastic art.

Date & Time: Wednesday July 3, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Ages: 17+

Location: Magna Room

Fee: $5 (+ online fees; these fees will be waived if paying in person at the library)

July 3rd, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

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

July 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

July 7th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

July 7th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

Presented by the Aurora Historical Society & Aurora Public Library

 

UPCOMING TOURS:

Sat. July 13 (Yonge St. Tour)

Sat. August 10 (Wellington St. Tour)

 

All tours start at:

Aurora Public Library

15145 Yonge Street,

Aurora, ON L4G 1M1

 

Space is limited.

 

For more information contact:

Claudia Olguin

colguin@aurorapl.ca

905-727-9494 x 239

 

Leigha Cooney

leigha.cooney@aurorahs.com

July 13th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

July 14th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

July 14th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
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Level Up! - Intro to Adulting

Take part in this week-long series of programs that will help you become the responsible adult of your parents’ dreams.  Each day will feature a different topic and expert presenter to help you master the basic skills you’ll need to get grown.

Dates and Times: Monday July 15 - Friday July 19, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Use Room
Ages: 15 - 20

Free!

Please register to ensure your spot. Spaces are limited.

July 15th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Level Up! - Intro to Adulting

Take part in this week-long series of programs that will help you become the responsible adult of your parents’ dreams.  Each day will feature a different topic and expert presenter to help you master the basic skills you’ll need to get grown.

Dates and Times: Monday July 15 - Friday July 19, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Use Room
Ages: 15 - 20

Free!

Please register to ensure your spot. Spaces are limited.

July 16th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Feminist Book Club: RBG

A book club where we ditch the books for the summer. We’ll be watching movies and following up with a discussion of feminist culture. 17+

RBG trailer

July 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Level Up! - Intro to Adulting

Take part in this week-long series of programs that will help you become the responsible adult of your parents’ dreams.  Each day will feature a different topic and expert presenter to help you master the basic skills you’ll need to get grown.

Dates and Times: Monday July 15 - Friday July 19, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Use Room
Ages: 15 - 20

Free!

Please register to ensure your spot. Spaces are limited.

July 17th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 

Level Up! - Intro to Adulting

Take part in this week-long series of programs that will help you become the responsible adult of your parents’ dreams.  Each day will feature a different topic and expert presenter to help you master the basic skills you’ll need to get grown.

Dates and Times: Monday July 15 - Friday July 19, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Use Room
Ages: 15 - 20

Free!

Please register to ensure your spot. Spaces are limited.

July 18th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 

Level Up! - Intro to Adulting

Take part in this week-long series of programs that will help you become the responsible adult of your parents’ dreams.  Each day will feature a different topic and expert presenter to help you master the basic skills you’ll need to get grown.

Dates and Times: Monday July 15 - Friday July 19, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Multi-Use Room
Ages: 15 - 20

Free!

Please register to ensure your spot. Spaces are limited.

July 19th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

July 21st, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

July 21st, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

July 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

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

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

July 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

July 28th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

July 28th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Trivia Night

A lively evening on fun and trivia at the library! We make use of online and homemade trivia with great prizes and bragging rights for the winner!

July 31st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

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

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

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

August 1st, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

August 4th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

August 4th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Walking Tours

Presented by the Aurora Historical Society & Aurora Public Library

 

UPCOMING TOURS:

Sat. July 13 (Yonge St. Tour)

Sat. August 10 (Wellington St. Tour)

 

All tours start at:

Aurora Public Library

15145 Yonge Street,

Aurora, ON L4G 1M1

 

Space is limited.

 

For more information contact:

Claudia Olguin

colguin@aurorapl.ca

905-727-9494 x 239

 

Leigha Cooney

leigha.cooney@aurorahs.com

August 10th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

August 11th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

August 11th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

August 18th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

August 18th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

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

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

August 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

August 25th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

August 25th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Trivia Night

A lively evening on fun and trivia at the library! We make use of online and homemade trivia with great prizes and bragging rights for the winner!

August 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 1st, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

September 1st, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

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

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

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

September 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 8th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

September 8th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

English Conversation Circle

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

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

September 11th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Bank on Yourself: Why Every Woman Should Plan Financially to Be Single, Even If She's Not

For every woman who has to manage her finances completely on her own, whether by choice or by circumstance. Author Leslie McCormick will discuss how to build confidence when it comes to your money develop a supportive network,create a vision and plan for your future, protect yourself, generate and manage multiple sources of incomes.

September 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Queer Reads Book Club

Queer Reads is a community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys books on a variety of subject matter and interests.  

 

Facilitated by author Nikki Donadio. Nikki is a writer of fiction and poetry. A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, she holds an MA in Creative and Critical Writing and a BA in English Literature.

 

2nd Thursday of each month starting Sept. 12 l 7:00 pm | Multi-Use Room  

Registration starts Aug. 1.

 

Sept.12 l Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead.

 

September 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 15th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

September 15th, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

After her hippie British parents are murdered, Lilly is raised at a Sufi shrine in Morocco. As a young woman she goes on pilgrimage to Harar, Ethiopia, where she teaches Qur’an to children. But even swathed in a traditional headscarf, Lilly can’t escape being marked as a foreigner. Forced to flee Ethiopia for England, she must once again confront the riddle of who she is and where she belongs.

This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Home” focussing
on your sense of place, migration, home or lack of home.

September 22nd, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

In Sweetness in the Belly, Lilly is sent to live with a poor family where she earns her keep teaching local children the Qur’an. Throughout the novel, children are featured in the book. This year’s OBOA photography contest features photographs of children.

Capture children in the act of discovery.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com

September 22nd, 12:15am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

September 24th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

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

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

Registration Required. 

September 26th, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

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

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

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

Character Development: writing workshop

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

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

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

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

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

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

October 3rd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Film Screening: Difret

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

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

October 3rd, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

October 8th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Circle

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

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

October 9th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Sweetness in the Belly: a philosophical conversation

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

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

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

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

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

October 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

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

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

Registration Required. 

October 31st, 9:30am to 12:00pm
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OBOA: Meet Camilla Gibb

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

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

Tickets available Aug. 1.

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

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

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

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

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

November 7th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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English Conversation Circle

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

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

November 13th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Entrepreneurs in Residence

Join us for a fast-paced evening featuring three entrepreneurs who will share their stories in a short TED X-style talk. It’s a chance to mingle, ask questions and meet new visionaries who share your drive to succeed.

 

November 14th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

December 3rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Circle

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

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

December 11th, 6:30pm 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.

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

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