Author Event: Kerri Sakamoto Aurora Public Library is thrilled to welcome the author of the Commonwealth Prize-winning and Governor General's Literary Award-nominated The Electrical Field. Her new book Floating City, is described as ‘Citizen Kane reimagined, a novel about ambition and the relentless desire to belong’. Wednesday May 23, 7:00 p.m. Free.
Storm Chasing in Ontario, with David Chapman. Experience the entire life cycle of thunderstorms. See how they form and develop into powerful lightning and wind storms. Watch an Ontario supercell tornado from start to finish as it cuts a path through the countryside near Arthur, as well as two other tornadoes to hit our province. A very powerful presentation explaining the effects storms have in Ontario. Pre-register, Adult Information Desk or online, aurorapl.ca
The butterfly and the mystery of metamorphosis has long captivated the imagination of artists and writers, becoming universal symbols of beauty, freedom and transformation.
Grazyna Tonkiel is an artist and international expert on the lives and habits of the butterfly.
March is nutrition month, and this year’s theme is “Unlock the Power of Food”. In this workshop, food is our superhero and we’re going to discover its super powers! We’ll talk about trendy superfoods, whether the hype around them is real or not, and other nutrition heavy hitters like fiber, antioxidants, protein, and more. Small samples and recipes will be provided. With Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietician, Sobeys Extra
February is the month of love! Come learn how to show your heart some love with healthy eating. We’ll talk about the latest nutrition trends for heart health and some practical, easy ways to make heart healthy eating a habit for life. We will sample a better-for-you Valentine’s Day treat and you’ll walk away with lots of recipes and resources. With Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietician, Sobey's Extra
Language Development with Stephanie Zawalicz & Jill McDermid, Registered Speech-Language Pathologists. Free information to learn
- the difference between speech and language
- typical language developmental milestones from ages 0-6
-how oral language skills relate to literacy and academic success
-the importance of story-telling
- promoting language development at home through various stages of development
Speech Development with Stephanie Zawalicz, Speech-Language Pathologist. What is the difference between speech and language, how is speech produced, what is considered typical development for the English speech sounds, how can you help your child develop his/her speech sounds appropriately at home, and when is it time to seek professional help.
Community Maps, an Online Tour, with Duncan Rowe, Regional Municipality of York.
Maps offer a fun and intriguing way to understand a community. Google Maps are quite helpful but did you know there is a wealth of interactive maps, showing the past and present, which describe our community in ways that Google Maps does not?
Enjoy a tour of many interactive maps describing our community, and learn about helpful resources to do this yourself when the need or curiosity calls.
Discover communication strategies that will help you advocate for your needs, express your ideas and manage conflict in the workplace and in your personal life.
Tuesday June 6
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Free! Please register in advance.
For ages 15 - 29
Best-selling Author, journalist and military historian will share his trip to Vimy France commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Combined with his book, Victory At Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9 – 12, 1917 Mr. Barris reconstructs the blow-by-blow moments of that historic four-day operation that some say changed the momentum of the war. Wednesday May 10, 7:00 p.m. Pre-register online.