Virtual

APL Book Club: Circe

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 May 26: Circe by Madeline Miller. Zoom details will be emailed. Email bpreyde@aurorapl.ca to reserve a copy

May 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Editor-In-Residence: Traditional, Self-Publishing or Hybrid

There are now a lot of different ways to get a book published.  Each one has advantages and disadvantages.  For example, traditional publishing can take years but doesn't cost you anything, while self-publishing may involve costs but can get your book to the market really quickly.  

May 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Editor in Residence: Editing and Proofreading 101

There is a lot more to editing than just checking grammar and spelling. It can include everything from checking that you have historical facts correct to making your humour funnier. There's a standard sequence of editing steps, and understanding the steps will make revising your own writing go more smoothly. 

Optional component: Participants will have the opportunity to have a brief review of a piece of their writing.

 

April 8th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Building Resilience Skills

Resiliency is an essential quality for each of us to have in order to maintain good physical and emotional health. This talk will focus on three building blocks of resiliency: emotional intelligence, optimism, and coping skills. The session will also touch on the impact of stress on women, in keeping with the theme of International Women’s Day (March 8).

Presentation and Q&A: Dr. Louise Hartley, Director, York University Psychology Clinic. 

Register at bit.ly/3pEuffW

March 10th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Maker Day – Sew & Snooze

February 26 - Kit available

March 12 - 4:00pm Youtube Tutorial available through APL's channel!

To celebrate World Sleep Day, pick up a special Maker Day kit to make your own eye mask at home. 

Follow along with our online tutorial and make something that will help you get the sleep you deserve!

Register for a Maker Day kit by emailing LTang@aurorapl.ca with your library card number and a hold will be placed for you.

Limited kits available; first come first serve! 

March 12th, 4:00pm to 4:30pm
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Ergonomics 101: Working From Home

The shift from working in the office to working at home means many of us are using make-shift workstations without the right furniture, tools and space to support our long-term health. In this webinar you’ll learn tips on how to create a workstation and work routine that supports physical wellness, plus stretches for increased productivity and injury prevention. Take control of your health – you’ll love what you’ll learn! In partnership with Honsberger Physio. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

March 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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