Events

Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

October 22nd, 11:00am to 11:30am

Chair Yoga

Feel the benefits of gentle core body stretches, movements and postures that will engage both sides of the body. Led by Jackie Thornton. For Zoom details, email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca

October 22nd, 3:30pm to 4:00pm
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Gut Health 101 with Christine Tsilas

 Join Christine Tsilas, Sobey's Dietitian.   In this virtual session you will learn all about gut-friendly foods, with a focus on prebiotics, probiotics, fibre, and fermented foods, and how to incorporate them into your diet! Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

October 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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York Chamber Ensemble: in concert

 

Celebrate Culture Days with us from September 25 to October 25, 2020.

 

Enjoy a virtual concert of classical music by York Chamber Ensemble in the comfort of your home.

October 23rd, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

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

 

October 23rd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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DIY: Sensory Bags

Keep your babies and toddlers busy, but clean, with DIY sensory bags! 
Join us and make some portable and fun toys... You can also get your children involved by asking them to help you.

 

September 17 - Wet ingredients
October 23 - Dry ingredients

 

Hit us up on our Youtube and Facebook to learn how to make your own!

October 23rd, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

October 24th, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

OBOA Photography Contest

OBOA: Photography Contest
 
In her novel Scarborough Catherine Hernandez offers a glimpse into a community that finds dignity in unexpected places. COVID-19 has made us look at community in new ways.
 
The theme of this year’s OBOA Photography Contest is Community.
 Submissions must respect the physical distancing we are currently practicing to keep our community safe.
 
Send your entry to: brock@auroran.com
Contest Deadline: Friday October 30, 2020
 

October 25th, 9:00am to 12:00pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

 OBOA: Writing Contest
 
In her novel Scarborough Catherine Hernandez writes about a marginalized community that although poor, is hard working, smart and resilient in the face of many challenges.
 
This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Resilience” focussing on your sense of the human spirit and community.
We'd especially love to receive submissions with a focus on "Resilience" as related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

October 25th, 9:00am to 12:00pm
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APL Typing Club

Learn touch typing and the art of keyboarding in this series that takes you across the letters on your keyboard. We'll start with the home row and add new letters and techniques.

October 26th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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You Write! Story Club

We are inviting you write us a story and we will read it aloud for all to hear on Facebook Live! Anyone age 13 or younger is invited to submit stories or poems with or without illustrations.

Your writing should be no more than 4 single-spaced pages at the longest--it needs to be able to be read aloud in half an hour or less. There is a prize for every piece of writing submitted!  

Email submissions to children@aurorapl.ca, in PDF, Google Docs, or as part of the body of the email.

October 26th, 4:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

October 27th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Animal Crossings Drop & Swap

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

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

Last Tuesdays of each month, September 29, October 27, November 24, December 29, 7:00-8:00 pm

All ages!

October 27th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Retirement Lessons From a Pandemic

The self-isolation during COVID-19 gave many people approaching retirement age a glimpse of what retirement might feel like - an abrupt end to work, loss of social connection and trying to make ends meet on a much lower income. In this virtual seminar Mike Drak will review what retirement lessons were learned from the pandemic and what we need to do now to prepare ourselves for

October 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Teen dating during the pandemic

Learn about the strategies young people are using to connect, fall in love and stay safe as they navigate this new world of dating during a pandemic. By learning more about how teens are managing risk and danger today, they will be set up for success during less stressful periods tomorrow.

 

Presentedby Dr. Sarah Flicker, Professor, Environmental Arts & Justice Coordinator, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change and York Research Chair in Community Based Participatory Research.

 

October 28th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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APL Book Club: Scarborough

If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

October 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

October 28th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

October 29th, 11:00am to 11:30am

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.

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

 

October 30th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

October 31st, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

OBOA Photography Contest

OBOA: Photography Contest
 
In her novel Scarborough Catherine Hernandez offers a glimpse into a community that finds dignity in unexpected places. COVID-19 has made us look at community in new ways.
 
The theme of this year’s OBOA Photography Contest is Community.
 Submissions must respect the physical distancing we are currently practicing to keep our community safe.
 
Send your entry to: brock@auroran.com
Contest Deadline: Friday October 30, 2020
 

November 1st, 9:00am to 12:00pm
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APL Typing Club

Learn touch typing and the art of keyboarding in this series that takes you across the letters on your keyboard. We'll start with the home row and add new letters and techniques.

November 2nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Virtual Job Search Workshop Series

Job Search Tips for New Canadians

Tuesday, November 3 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

 

Stress Management Using Mindfulness

Friday, November 6 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

 

Work-Life Balance and Job Maintenance

Wednesday, November 18 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Job Search During COVID Q & A

Friday, November 20 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

 

Register at http://www.rncemploymentservices.ca/free-webinars.html

November 3rd, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Claim the vote, claim the country: On the question of 2020 US elections and the commons

Amidst the global pandemic and nationwide protests over police brutality and recism, the US is holding its elections. This presentation will examine how the US political system functions, in particular systemic voter suppression against People of colour, the poor and women voters - and critical contestations by different populations to claim the vote.

 

The presenters will also reflect on the US presidential election, its implication for Canada and the world, and conceptions of democracy and the commons in the United Statesand beyond.

 

November 4th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Feminist Book Club

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

This club will be offered through Zoom. 

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

November 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal, online discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June. 

Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution.  Pre-register, email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca for zoom details.

November 4th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Taking Action on Human Rights

Amnesty International is a global movement of over 7 million people in more that 150 countries who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.

Join us for a panel discussion on how you can make change happen by acting with others who share a vision of a world where everyone lives in dignity. Q&A

Faciltated by the Aurora/Newmarket Amnsty Group.

Zoom registration at   https://bit.ly/2DGUyQ8

November 4th, 7:00pm to 7:45pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

November 4th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

November 5th, 11:00am to 11:30am

Chair Yoga

Feel the benefits of gentle core body stretches, movements and postures that will engage both sides of the body. Led by Jackie Thornton. For Zoom details, email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca

November 5th, 3:30pm to 4:00pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

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

 

November 6th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Microwave recipes: Does it work?

Ever wonder if those "easy" recipes REALLY work? Let's find out...

 

September 29: Chocolate cookie in a cup
October 21: French toast in a cup
November 6: Cinnamon roll mug cake
November 20: Mac and cheese in a mug
December 4: Microwave pizza in a mug
December 18: Microwave mug breakfast burrito

 

Join us on Facebook and Youtube on these days to see how well it turns out... or to see the disaster...

November 6th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

November 7th, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

APL Typing Club

Learn touch typing and the art of keyboarding in this series that takes you across the letters on your keyboard. We'll start with the home row and add new letters and techniques.

November 9th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

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

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

Zoom details to follow.

November 11th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

November 11th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

November 12th, 11:00am to 11:30am

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.

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

 

November 13th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Practicing Meditation

In these uncertain and stressful times, learn the benefits of meditation and basic meditation techniques that you will be able to practice on your own or with others. One hour virtual sessions once a month. New members welcome. Pre-register.

 

November 14th, 11:00am to 12:30pm
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Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

November 14th, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

DIY: Wedding Decor

Don't fret, we've got you covered! Learn how to make some neat and beautiful décor for your wedding. 

 

September 19: Pendant wedding banner
October 17: Mason jar centerpiece
November 14: Guestbook
December 12: Table number holder

 

Follow us on Youtube and Facebook to find out how to make your own! 

November 14th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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APL Typing Club

Learn touch typing and the art of keyboarding in this series that takes you across the letters on your keyboard. We'll start with the home row and add new letters and techniques.

November 16th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Virtual Job Search Workshop Series

Work-Life Balance and Job Maintenance

Wednesday, November 18 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Job Search During COVID Q & A

Friday, November 20 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

 

Register at http://www.rncemploymentservices.ca/free-webinars.html

Complete and submit the registration form and RNC will send you the ZOOM link. Please specify which of the workshops you are interested in.

 

Free.

November 18th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Reconnecting with your Profession in Canada

Have you recently immigrated to Canada and want to connect with your profession?

During this workshop you will learn about:

• Steps to take to be eligible to work in Canada

• Local resources and services available for skilled immigrants

• Mentoring programs

• Bridging programs

• Credential assessment & Accreditation services

Facilitator: Vanessa McBride, Employment Mentoring Coach.

In partnership with Seneca TRIEC Mentoring Partnership.

Zoom details to follow. 

November 18th, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

November 18th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

November 19th, 11:00am to 11:30am

Chair Yoga

Feel the benefits of gentle core body stretches, movements and postures that will engage both sides of the body. Led by Jackie Thornton. For Zoom details, email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca

November 19th, 3:30pm to 4:00pm
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Enterprising Careers: A Career Exploration Program for Women

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

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

 

November 20th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Microwave recipes: Does it work?

Ever wonder if those "easy" recipes REALLY work? Let's find out...

 

September 29: Chocolate cookie in a cup
October 21: French toast in a cup
November 6: Cinnamon roll mug cake
November 20: Mac and cheese in a mug
December 4: Microwave pizza in a mug
December 18: Microwave mug breakfast burrito

 

Join us on Facebook and Youtube on these days to see how well it turns out... or to see the disaster...

November 20th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

November 21st, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

APL Typing Club

Learn touch typing and the art of keyboarding in this series that takes you across the letters on your keyboard. We'll start with the home row and add new letters and techniques.

November 23rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

November 24th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month, beginning September.  In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  New members always welcome. Pre-register. Zoom detail will be emailed to registrants.

November 24th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Animal Crossings Drop & Swap

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

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

Last Tuesdays of each month, September 29, October 27, November 24, December 29, 7:00-8:00 pm

All ages!

November 24th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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APL Book Club

If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

November 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

November 25th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Scams-protect yourself against fraud

In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency, join us for a virtual presentation and learn about the most common scams including aggressive phone calls, what to look for in emails and text messages.  Q & A will follow.  Pre-register for zoom information.

November 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

November 26th, 11:00am to 11:30am

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.

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

 

November 27th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

November 28th, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

APL Typing Club

Learn touch typing and the art of keyboarding in this series that takes you across the letters on your keyboard. We'll start with the home row and add new letters and techniques.

November 30th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

You Write! Story Club

We are inviting you write us a story and we will read it aloud for all to hear on Facebook Live! Anyone age 13 or younger is invited to submit stories or poems with or without illustrations.

Your writing should be no more than 4 single-spaced pages at the longest--it needs to be able to be read aloud in half an hour or less. There is a prize for every piece of writing submitted!  

Email submissions to children@aurorapl.ca, in PDF, Google Docs, or as part of the body of the email.

November 30th, 4:00pm
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. 

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

December 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal, online discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June. 

Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution.  Pre-register, email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca for zoom details.

December 2nd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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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. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 2nd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Event Type: 

Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

December 3rd, 11:00am to 11:30am

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.

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

 

December 4th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Microwave recipes: Does it work?

Ever wonder if those "easy" recipes REALLY work? Let's find out...

 

September 29: Chocolate cookie in a cup
October 21: French toast in a cup
November 6: Cinnamon roll mug cake
November 20: Mac and cheese in a mug
December 4: Microwave pizza in a mug
December 18: Microwave mug breakfast burrito

 

Join us on Facebook and Youtube on these days to see how well it turns out... or to see the disaster...

December 4th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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.

December 5th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

December 5th, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

APL Typing Club

Learn touch typing and the art of keyboarding in this series that takes you across the letters on your keyboard. We'll start with the home row and add new letters and techniques.

December 7th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

December 8th, 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. 

Zoom details to follow.

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

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

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

December 9th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

December 10th, 11:00am to 11:30am

Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

December 12th, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

DIY: Wedding Decor

Don't fret, we've got you covered! Learn how to make some neat and beautiful décor for your wedding. 

 

September 19: Pendant wedding banner
October 17: Mason jar centerpiece
November 14: Guestbook
December 12: Table number holder

 

Follow us on Youtube and Facebook to find out how to make your own! 

December 12th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month, beginning September.  In these presentations, expect a friendly and engaging atmosphere.  No prior knowledge is required, only an active and open mind! Explore a new philosophy topic each month.  New members always welcome. Pre-register.

December 15th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

December 16th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Virtual Science Lab

We're posting a science experiment that can be done at home with easily available materials for children live or with photo instructions every Thursday we're closed! Find them starting at 11:00 am on Thursdays on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary/. See all of them on our playlist here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/aurorapubliclibrary/655061145332224/

December 17th, 11:00am to 11:30am

Microwave recipes: Does it work?

Ever wonder if those "easy" recipes REALLY work? Let's find out...

 

September 29: Chocolate cookie in a cup
October 21: French toast in a cup
November 6: Cinnamon roll mug cake
November 20: Mac and cheese in a mug
December 4: Microwave pizza in a mug
December 18: Microwave mug breakfast burrito

 

Join us on Facebook and Youtube on these days to see how well it turns out... or to see the disaster...

December 18th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Virtual Eco-Adventure

Eco-Adventure is heading online!

Sam is back to give you a variety of activities and information regarding our environment and what we can do to make a difference!

Join us on Facebook and in our Google Classroom for more activities and content.

Saturdays September 12-December 19, 2:00 p.m.

Ages 4-10 years

Email Children@aurorapl.ca to be added to the Google Classroom.

December 19th, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

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. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 23rd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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You Write! Story Club

We are inviting you write us a story and we will read it aloud for all to hear on Facebook Live! Anyone age 13 or younger is invited to submit stories or poems with or without illustrations.

Your writing should be no more than 4 single-spaced pages at the longest--it needs to be able to be read aloud in half an hour or less. There is a prize for every piece of writing submitted!  

Email submissions to children@aurorapl.ca, in PDF, Google Docs, or as part of the body of the email.

December 28th, 4:00pm
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Animal Crossings Drop & Swap

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

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

Last Tuesdays of each month, September 29, October 27, November 24, December 29, 7:00-8:00 pm

All ages!

December 29th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

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

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

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

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

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

Register online.

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

January 12th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Meetup

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

 

January 13th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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What is Democracy?

If we want to live in a democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.

Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.

2018 l 107 min.

January 21st, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

January 21st, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

January 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

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

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

 

February 10th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

February 18th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

February 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

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

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

 

March 10th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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They Left Us Everything: an evening with Plum Johnson

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

Awards:

RBC Taylor Prize for They Left Us Everything

Longlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour 

Winner OLA Evergreen Award 

March 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

March 18th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online.

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

March 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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English Conversation Meetup

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

 

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

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

April 15th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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English Conversation Meetup

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

 

May 12th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

May 20th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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English Conversation Meetup

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

 

June 9th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

June 17th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

July 15th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Baby Café

Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families. 

August 19th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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