Events

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 29th, 9:30am

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aplvirtualprograms

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

July 29th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

July 29th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

July 29th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 30th, 9:30am

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
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

 

 

 

July 30th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

July 31st, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

July 31st, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Don't let the kids have all the summer reading fun this summer! Join APL's Adult Summer Reading Challenge and track the books you read, write reviews and earn digital badges. Each badge gets you a raffle ticket you can apply to prizes from differant Aurora businesses. Register at https://aurorapl.beanstack.org/

Challenge runs July 1 - August 31 

July 31st, 11:00am to 11:30am
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 1st, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 2nd, 9:30am

Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

This week, we will draw: Elephant and Piggie!

 

August 2nd, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 3rd, 9:30am

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

August 3rd, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Superstar Summer Storytellers Series: Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon

The Superstar Storytellers Summer Series! Presented by the public libraries of Durham and York Regions. Join us this summer for four spectacular virtual children’s author visits.

August 3, 7:00-8:00: Meet Justin A. Reynolds and Pablo Leon!

Registration opens: July 20, 9:00 am.

August 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 4th, 9:30am

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
Audience: 

#AdvanceStyle: Confronting gendered ageism online

Learn how Advanced Style influencers (aged 50+) are using Instagram to fight gendered ageism rampant in North America’s fashion and beauty industries. This presentation is based on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded study recently published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research.

With Ela Veresiu (IBBA '09), Associate Professor, Marketing Specialization, Schulich School of Business

Presentation followed by Q&A.

August 4th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Adulting Academy

Gain experience and bragging rights as you master the skills to become the responsible adult of your parents' dreams.

An asynchronous, online course in life skills for ages 13 - 18.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 4th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 5th, 9:30am

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aplvirtualprograms

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

August 5th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

TD Summer Reading Club Outdoor Adventures!

Join us for special outdoor Adventures at each location throughout the summer, where you can join us for fun outdoor and socially distanced activities! 

Library staff will be visiting each location with fun activities and to celebrate summer reading as well! Activities are things like ball games and giant tic tac toe, so probably best for ages 3-10 (anyone can bring the family and come give it a try, however).

We'll be there for all but the most horrible weather, and will post on Facebook if we have to cancel or leave early due to weather!

August 5th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 5th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

August 5th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 6th, 9:30am

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
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

 

 

 

August 6th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 7th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

August 7th, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Don't let the kids have all the summer reading fun this summer! Join APL's Adult Summer Reading Challenge and track the books you read, write reviews and earn digital badges. Each badge gets you a raffle ticket you can apply to prizes from differant Aurora businesses. Register at https://aurorapl.beanstack.org/

Challenge runs July 1 - August 31 

August 7th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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 8th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 9th, 9:30am

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

 

This week, we will draw: Zip!

 

August 9th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 10th, 9:30am

Just 4 You (Monthly Women’s Meetup)

Women’s Self-Defense

The goal of this class is to teach participants to be aware and assertive, to recognize and avoid dangerous situations, and how to use physical techniques to counter an assault when required. This class also aims to empower individuals to feel confident in their capacity to make choices and take actions regarding their well-being, self-development, personal fulfillment and safety.

 

In partnership Women’s Support Network of York Region.

 

August 10th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

August 10th, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 11th, 9:30am

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Adulting Academy

Gain experience and bragging rights as you master the skills to become the responsible adult of your parents' dreams.

An asynchronous, online course in life skills for ages 13 - 18.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 11th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

CRA: Slam the Scam

Let the Canada Revenue Agency teach you how to protect yourself against fraud and recognize a scame and avoid identity theft.  Learn what to do if you have been targeted by a scam and how to report it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

3 - 4:30 pm

Free!  For ages 13 - 18.

Zoom (link will be shared prior to the event)

August 11th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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!

August 11th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 12th, 9:30am

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aplvirtualprograms

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

August 12th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 12th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

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

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 13th, 9:30am

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Zine Makers

Showcase your talents to the rest of the community by submitting your creative projects for inclusion in the Aurora Public Library’s online Zine!

There are two ways of participating: contribute content, or be part of the editing crew!

 

Contribute Content

Email your submissions to jcheung@aurorapl.ca

Submission ideas include:

August 13th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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

 

 

 

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

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 14th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

August 14th, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Don't let the kids have all the summer reading fun this summer! Join APL's Adult Summer Reading Challenge and track the books you read, write reviews and earn digital badges. Each badge gets you a raffle ticket you can apply to prizes from differant Aurora businesses. Register at https://aurorapl.beanstack.org/

Challenge runs July 1 - August 31 

August 14th, 11:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 16th, 9:30am

Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

We will read and draw from books written by authors in the Superstar Storytellers Series, like Tracey West, Vicky Fang, and Jess Keating!

August 16th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 17th, 9:30am

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

August 17th, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Superstar Summer Storytellers Series: Meet Jess Keating, Aron Nels Steinke and Katy Farina

The Superstar Storytellers Summer Series! Presented by the public libraries of Durham and York Regions. Join us this summer for four spectacular virtual children’s author visits.

August 17, 7:00-8:00: Meet Jess Keating, Aron Nels Steinke and Katy Farina

Registration opens: August 3, 9:00 am.

Meet Jess Keating, Aron Nels Steinke and Katy Farina

August 17th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 18th, 9:30am

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Adulting Academy

Gain experience and bragging rights as you master the skills to become the responsible adult of your parents' dreams.

An asynchronous, online course in life skills for ages 13 - 18.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 18th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 19th, 9:30am

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
Event Type: 

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aplvirtualprograms

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

August 19th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

TD Summer Reading Club Outdoor Adventures!

Join us for special outdoor Adventures at each location throughout the summer, where you can join us for fun outdoor and socially distanced activities! 

Library staff will be visiting each location with fun activities and to celebrate summer reading as well! Activities are things like ball games and giant tic tac toe, so probably best for ages 3-10 (anyone can bring the family and come give it a try, however).

We'll be there for all but the most horrible weather, and will post on Facebook if we have to cancel or leave early due to weather!

August 19th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 19th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

August 19th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 20th, 9:30am

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
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

 

 

 

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

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 21st, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

August 21st, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Don't let the kids have all the summer reading fun this summer! Join APL's Adult Summer Reading Challenge and track the books you read, write reviews and earn digital badges. Each badge gets you a raffle ticket you can apply to prizes from differant Aurora businesses. Register at https://aurorapl.beanstack.org/

Challenge runs July 1 - August 31 

August 21st, 11:00am to 11:30am
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 22nd, 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 22nd, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 23rd, 9:30am

Read and Draw Book Club

Get ready to read and draw! Join us every Monday all summer long to read part of a chapter book and then draw characters from the story. Great for ages 6-10.

Every Monday during the summer, on Zoom at 11AM.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

 

Just gather your art supplies! We will read as a group together.

 

This week, we will draw: Fly Guy!

 

August 23rd, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 24th, 9:30am

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

August 24th, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 25th, 9:30am

Adulting Academy

Gain experience and bragging rights as you master the skills to become the responsible adult of your parents' dreams.

An asynchronous, online course in life skills for ages 13 - 18.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 25th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

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
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 25th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 26th, 9:30am

STEM Explorers!

STEM Explorers explore the amazing world around us, and learn about how it works through simple hands-on experiments!

Best for ages 2-5, as these are very simple explorations of common real-world things!

Join us starting each Thursday July 8-August 26 at 11:00 am (but available to view any time!) at https://my.nicheacademy.com/aplvirtualprograms

Please note, this is a virtual version of the summer Wonderworks program we have offered in the past.

August 26th, 11:00am
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then this is the club for you.  Join us for lively discussions of excellent titles.

 

Thursdays, July 8 - August 26; 5-6 pm (on Zoom)

 

Free.  For students entering Grades 8-12.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

August 26th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers. There are currently two spots open.

For information on how to join, please contact Reccia at rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

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

Game Night: Minecraft Realms

Join us every Thursday during the summer Minecraft Realms Plus server to play along, or watch us play on Facebook Live.

To play you will need to have your own copy of Minecraft on PC, Switch, PS4 to join.

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

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 27th, 9:30am

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
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

 

 

 

August 27th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

Virtual Summer Camp 2021

Join us weekly for six days of virtual summer fun! 

Mondays are Read and Draw

Tuesdays are Tech Tuesdays

Wednesdays are Reading Wednesdays

Thursdays are Thingamajig Thursdays, where we build something each week!

Fridays are Sci (Science) Fridays

And Saturdays are Stupendous Summer Saturdays, with amazing crafts you'll want to keep!

Best for ages 4-10 years.

June 30-August 28, Monday-Saturday

Free!

August 28th, 9:30am

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

August 28th, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Don't let the kids have all the summer reading fun this summer! Join APL's Adult Summer Reading Challenge and track the books you read, write reviews and earn digital badges. Each badge gets you a raffle ticket you can apply to prizes from differant Aurora businesses. Register at https://aurorapl.beanstack.org/

Challenge runs July 1 - August 31 

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

TD Summer Reading Club Outdoor Adventures!

Join us for special outdoor Adventures at each location throughout the summer, where you can join us for fun outdoor and socially distanced activities! 

Library staff will be visiting each location with fun activities and to celebrate summer reading as well! Activities are things like ball games and giant tic tac toe, so probably best for ages 3-10 (anyone can bring the family and come give it a try, however).

We'll be there for all but the most horrible weather, and will post on Facebook if we have to cancel or leave early due to weather!

August 28th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® Adventures!

Join Children's staff at our TD Summer Reading Club Outdoor Adventures at Aurora parks throughout the summer, where you can join us for fun outdoor and socially distanced activities to celebrate summer reading!  

Adventures can be found on from 2-4pm as follows:

Thursday June 17 @Town Park (49 Wells St)

Thursday July 8 @ Ada Johnson Park  (60 Hartwell Way)

Thursday July 22  @ Stewart Burnett Park (1344 Wellington St E.)

Thursday August 5 @ Aurora Community Arboretum (Industrial Parkway)

August 28th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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 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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Do You Speak Math?

The transition to high school math can be challenging!  Get a head start with teacher and mathematician Danielle Rasu-Park as you prepare for the high school experience.

Monday August 30 - Thursday September 2, 2021

5:00 - 6:15 pm

Free!  For students entering Grade 9 only.

Google Classroom info will be shared prior to the start date.

August 30th, 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Animal Crossing: Drop n' 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 Aurora Island and participate in a virtual drop n’ swap! (Note: participants will need their own subscription to Nintendo Switch Online to participate.)

August 30th, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Do You Speak Math?

The transition to high school math can be challenging!  Get a head start with teacher and mathematician Danielle Rasu-Park as you prepare for the high school experience.

Monday August 30 - Thursday September 2, 2021

5:00 - 6:15 pm

Free!  For students entering Grade 9 only.

Google Classroom info will be shared prior to the start date.

August 31st, 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Game Night: Jack Box Games

Play Jackbox Party Games with us via Facebook Live every Tuesday. It’s easy to play from home, just watch our Live Stream via Facebook for all the game prompts and banter and enter your answers on a separate device.

To join the game go to Jackbox.tv on your device browser and enter the room code to play. Please note we recommend you have two devices for this, one to watch and one to play along.

Every Tuesday

August 31st, 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 

Adulting Academy

Gain experience and bragging rights as you master the skills to become the responsible adult of your parents' dreams.

An asynchronous, online course in life skills for ages 13 - 18.

To register, please email ya@aurorapl.ca

September 1st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 

Do You Speak Math?

The transition to high school math can be challenging!  Get a head start with teacher and mathematician Danielle Rasu-Park as you prepare for the high school experience.

Monday August 30 - Thursday September 2, 2021

5:00 - 6:15 pm

Free!  For students entering Grade 9 only.

Google Classroom info will be shared prior to the start date.

September 1st, 5:00pm to 6:15pm
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 1st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Do You Speak Math?

The transition to high school math can be challenging!  Get a head start with teacher and mathematician Danielle Rasu-Park as you prepare for the high school experience.

Monday August 30 - Thursday September 2, 2021

5:00 - 6:15 pm

Free!  For students entering Grade 9 only.

Google Classroom info will be shared prior to the start date.

September 2nd, 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller: a virtual tour

Be inspired by the diversity of global cuisine at an online cook-along showcasing foods and recipes from around the world.

Some ingredients will be provided by York Region Food Network.

 

In partnership with York Region Food Network.

 

* Registration opens on Mon. Aug 23 at 10:00 am and closes on Mon. Aug 30 at 10:00 am. 

 

September 3rd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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 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: 

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

September 4th, 10:30am
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 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: 

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. 

September 8th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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: 

Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

September 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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: 

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

September 11th, 10:30am
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
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 12th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
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: 

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: 

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.

September 16th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 

Riding a Bus in York Region

New to York Region?

Learn about York Region Public Transit system, including YRT and VIVA, Fares & Payment Options, Transit Assistance Program, MyRide Program, Travel Training and more.

 

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

 

September 16th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Birth Totems

Todd Jamieson of the Oneida Nation of the Thames is an artist and educator. Join him for an evening of learning and creativity as he shares the richness, beauty and symbolism of his culture. Todd will lead participants in creating their own woodlands-style drawing based on their personal Birth Totem.  

Presentation l Q&A l Drawing workshop

Supplies: Paper, coloured pencils (or preferred medium)

 

 

 

September 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 

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: 

TD Summer Reading Club!

Yes! It's back! There will be beads! There will be reading! TD Summer Reading Club launches today, with all those good things! Sign up or login here: https://aurorapl.beanstack.com/reader365, and pick the TD Summer Reading Club 2021 to join,and then start reading, reviewing, and completing activities!

You can get a necklace and brag tag when you register, and beads for every badge completed! All of those can be picked up at Aurora Public Library, Monday-Saturday, 11-6, using our curbside pickup. 

September 18th, 10:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.

September 18th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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: 

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: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Job Skills Workshop: Roadmap to Employment

Attend this virtual workshop to learn how you can establish a healthy work/life balance by learning about resources available to you and how to put them to use. The Roadmap to Employment workshop will show how the skills you have mastered and the skills you are learning relate to the job market, and how to use these attributes to source jobs and advance your career goals. In partnership with Job Skills.  Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

September 22nd, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Book Discussion Group

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

 

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

 

September 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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 22nd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.

September 23rd, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

September 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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
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 24th, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

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 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: 

Call Me Human (all-day film screening)

Joséphine Bacon is a writer, poet, storyteller, filmmaker and teacher of the Innu language. With charisma and sensitivity, she leads a fight against oblivion and the disappearance of a language, a culture and its traditions. Be transported into a universe of emotions at this all-day screening; then join us on Monday to broaden our knowledge and reflect on the themes of this powerful documentary at a post-screening discussion. 

September 26th, 1:00am to 11:30pm
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: 

Call Me Human (post-film discussion)

We hope you enjoyed Sunday's all-day screening of Call Me Human and invite you to broaden our knowledge and reflect on the themes of this powerful documentary at a post-screening discussion.

September 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Hiring Trends in Canada

Discover the hiring trends that are shaping the job market now and into the future. Learn how to target your job search and tailor your resume to showcase your skills and make the most of these new opportunities.

 

In partnership with ACCES Employment.

 

Register at sforce.co/3wD9cOg

September 28th, 11:00am to 12:30pm
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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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 September 28: Women-Centred Ethics.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

September 28th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Job Skills Workshop: Mature Workers

If you’re an over 40 job seeker join us for this informative, virtual workshop to learn some strategic job search techniques that will help you triumph over negative age-related stereotypes.  This workshop is designed to assist mature individuals assess and pursue career options based on their many years of accumulated skills and experience. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

September 29th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Book Club: Chasing Painted Horses

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 September 29: Chasing Painted Horses, by Drew Hayden Taylor.  Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy. Pre-register. Zoom details will be emailed.

September 29th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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 29th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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: 

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

October 1st, 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

 

 

 

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

Winterize Your Lawn and Garden

From lawn care and leaf clean-up, to preparing for next year's garden beds – learn what to do this fall to give your lawn and garden a head start next spring. You will leave this workshop with a plan for a healthy, beautiful yard.

 

In partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

 

Register at: bit.ly/3hGMsJ0

October 7th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

October 7th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

October 8th, 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

 

 

 

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: 

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. 

October 13th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

October 15th, 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

 

 

 

October 15th, 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.

October 16th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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.

October 19th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.

October 21st, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 

Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

October 21st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

October 22nd, 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

 

 

 

October 22nd, 11:00pm to 11:30pm
Audience: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Networking for Your Career

In Canada, it’s not always what you know, but who you know that helps you move forward in your job search. In this interactive workshop, discover how to build your online and offline local professional network, effectively leverage your contacts, and boost your networking confidence.

 

In partnership with ACCES Employment.

 

Register at sforce.co/3hF0nz7

 

 

October 26th, 11:00am to 12:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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: 

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 October 26: The New Thought Movement.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

October 26th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Book Discussion Group

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

 

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

 

October 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Book Club: In Five Years

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 October 27:  In Five Years, by Rebecca Serle Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

October 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.

 

October 28th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers. There are currently two spots open.

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

Break the Fake: How to tell what's true online

Fake news is a real problem, especially if you don’t know how to tell good information from bad. This online workshop will teach you how to spot misinformation and find out if something online is true or not.

Free.  For ages 13+

Please register in advance

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

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

October 29th, 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

 

 

 

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

Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

November 4th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

November 5th, 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

 

 

 

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: 

Healthy Nutrition in Canada

Healthy Nutrition in Canada

Learn about nutrition (food) labels, tips on healthy eating while on a budget, how to increase healthy eating for shift work and manage stress through diet and nutrition.  

 

Register at: bit.ly/3kdTaYs

 

Newcomers' Health and Well-Being Workshop Series

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

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. 

November 10th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

November 12th, 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

 

 

 

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: 

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.

November 18th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Join us virtually for a fast-paced evening featuring four entrepreneurs who tell their stories in short TED X-style talks.

Mingle, ask questions and meet visionaries who share your drive to succeed.

 

Featuring: 

Phiona Durrent  |  CEO & Founder Coconut Village Nails & Spa

Elvira Caria  |  Award-Winning Multi-Platform Broadcaster l Media Comm

Greg Smith  |  Director, Promotional Marketing

Sarah Cheng  |  Founder, Bluish

 

 

November 18th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

November 18th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

November 19th, 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

 

 

 

November 19th, 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.

November 20th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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 November 23: The Epicurian Concept of Pleasure.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

November 23rd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Mindfulness Practice and Mental Health

Mindfulness Practice and Mental Health

Participants will be introduced to the basics of mindfulness and will learn how to use their breath, mind and body as tools to help them be more present and relaxed, even during times of stress.

 

Register at: bit.ly/3sYMRIT

 

Newcomers' Health and Well-Being Workshop Series

November 24th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Book Discussion Group

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

 

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

 

November 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Book Club: Title TBA

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 November 24: Title, TBA. Pre-register. Zoom details will be emailed.

November 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.

November 25th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers. There are currently two spots open.

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

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

November 26th, 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

 

 

 

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

Teen Advisory Group - Zoom meeting

Join Aurora Public Library's Teen Advisory Group!  We're looking for local teens to contribute fresh ideas and opinions for our YA programs and collections.  

We will meet via Zoom on the following dates:  7-8 pm on Thursdays, September 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11, 25; December 9. 

To apply, please fill out this form.

December 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

December 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

 

 

 

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: 

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. 

December 8th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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

December 8th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
Audience: 

Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

 

Orientation Session: Friday Oct 1 or 8

Program Dates: Fridays, Oct 15 – Dec 10 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

 

December 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

 

 

 

December 10th, 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.

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

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 December 14: Debate: Idealism versus Realism.   Zoom details will be emailed to registrants

December 14th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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.

December 16th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers. There are currently two spots open.

December 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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 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: 

Newcomer Book Discussion Group

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

 

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

 

December 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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: