Events

ESL Conversation Group

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

December 12th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Painters Club

Aurora Painters Club Join other artists once a month in a fun, relaxed space! Bring your own watercolour/sketch projects, supplies and ideas; share tips and inspiration.  All abilities welcome, but space is limited. Pre-Register at the Adult Information Desk.
 

December 12th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: October 11, November 8, December 13

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

Please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

December 13th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

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

December 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Friday Family Storytime - Fall 2017

Friday Family Storytime

Drop in any Friday for a family storytime! Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Fridays September 15-October 27 and November 10-December 15 (no class November 3)

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for 6 years and younger 

December 15th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - December 2017

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Saturdays September 9 and 16, October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18, December 9 and 16

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Best for children 6 years and under.

FREE, no registration required.

December 16th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Library Building Days

Join us for some creative building fun at the Library’s Building Days! We have lots of LEGO® and Duplo® for you to build with, and awesome books to give you ideas! You’ll have a chance to meet new friends and work together with them to make amazing LEGO® creations!

Please do not bring your own LEGO® pieces with you. Parents/guardians must remain in the library.

Saturdays September 9, October 21, November 18, December 16, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ages 2 years and up

Free, drop in!

December 16th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

ESL Conversation Group

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

December 19th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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ESL Conversation Group

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

December 21st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

January 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

January 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: Wednesdays January 10, February 14, March 21, April 11, May 9

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

January 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Saturday Family Storytime - Winter 2018

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays January 13 and 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

January 13th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Library Building Days

Join us for some creative building fun at the Library’s Building Days! We have lots of LEGO® and Duplo® for you to build with, and awesome books to give you ideas! You’ll have a chance to meet new friends and work together with them to make amazing LEGO® creations!

Please do not bring your own LEGO® pieces with you. Parents/guardians must remain in the library.

Dates: Saturdays January 13 and February 10 and Thursday March 15

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ages: 2 years and up

January 13th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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Paws 4 Stories

Paws 4 Stories is an awesome program for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs!  It’s an exciting opportunity to read aloud to a dog and make a friend!

Dogs and their owners are trained and generously provided by St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Many children find that reading aloud to a trained dog is much less stressful than reading to a person, which helps encourage them and allow them to enjoy reading!

Date: Mondays January 15, 22, 29 and February 5

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

January 15th, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life. This program will take place in the Lebovic room on the 1st floor.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  January 15 – March 19 (no meeting on February 19 or March 12)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

January 15th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 1, Winter 2018

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration (registration starts January 3, 2018)

Location: Optimist Room

January 16th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 16 - March 6

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

January 16th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

January 17th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles & Tunes for Families - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $40.00 per registered child (registration opens January 3, 2018)

January 17th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

January 17th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Beginner

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

January 17th, 7:00pm to 7:45pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Intermediate

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. (Beginner) OR 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. (Intermediate)

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

January 17th, 7:45pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 1, Winter 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!

 Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

January 18th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Session 1, Winter 2018

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Dates: January 18, 25, February 1, 8

January 18th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project.

Day & Time:  the third Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  January 18, February 15, March 15*

Ages:  9 - 15

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

January:  New Year’s Dream Board

February:  Beading Bonanza

March*:  Ides of March Mosaics

January 18th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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The Faith Project: Film with Q&A

ABOUT THE FILM

In short documentary stories, seven young Canadians share the rituals that define their spiritual lives.

Each segment is presented in an epic visual style, inviting the viewer to contemplate the inner, personal landscapes of faith in a pluralistic society. The Faith Project invites conversation about what it means to be a young person of faith in Canada today.

 

SPECIAL GUEST

Writer/Associate Producer

SHIRAZ JANJUA

 

January 18th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Home Alone Program

Designed by the Canadian Safety Council, this program helps prepare 9 – 11 year olds for being home alone during short periods of time.  Participants will learn basic first aid and safety procedures, as well as to recognize hazards, and when and how to use 911.  Offered in partnership with St. John Ambulance.

Day & Time: Friday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Date:  January 19 (P.A. Day)

Ages: 9 – 11

Fee:  $39

January 19th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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Exam Cram - Therapy Dogs!

Therapy Dogs – Take a break from studying and de-stress with St. John Ambulance therapy dogs.  We guarantee you will be smiling!

Saturday January 20; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 23; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

For high school and university/college students only.

January 20th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Paws 4 Stories

Paws 4 Stories is an awesome program for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs!  It’s an exciting opportunity to read aloud to a dog and make a friend!

Dogs and their owners are trained and generously provided by St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Many children find that reading aloud to a trained dog is much less stressful than reading to a person, which helps encourage them and allow them to enjoy reading!

Date: Mondays January 15, 22, 29 and February 5

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

January 22nd, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life. This program will take place in the Lebovic room on the 1st floor.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  January 15 – March 19 (no meeting on February 19 or March 12)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

January 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 1, Winter 2018

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration (registration starts January 3, 2018)

Location: Optimist Room

January 23rd, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

January 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 16 - March 6

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

January 23rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Exam Cram - Therapy Dogs!

Therapy Dogs – Take a break from studying and de-stress with St. John Ambulance therapy dogs.  We guarantee you will be smiling!

Saturday January 20; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 23; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

For high school and university/college students only.

January 23rd, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

January 24th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles & Tunes for Families - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $40.00 per registered child (registration opens January 3, 2018)

January 24th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

January 24th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Beginner

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

January 24th, 7:00pm to 7:45pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Intermediate

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. (Beginner) OR 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. (Intermediate)

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

January 24th, 7:45pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 1, Winter 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!

 Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

January 25th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Session 1, Winter 2018

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Dates: January 18, 25, February 1, 8

January 25th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Saturday Family Storytime - Winter 2018

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays January 13 and 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

January 27th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Dot and Dash Robots: Rolling for Code

Write your own code to program Dot and Dash, or roll a dice of code and use that instead!

Then turn on your bot and watch it become a gamer, a dancer, a singer or prankster!

Date: Saturday January 27

Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Ages: 7-9 years

Fee: Free with advance registration!

January 27th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Paws 4 Stories

Paws 4 Stories is an awesome program for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs!  It’s an exciting opportunity to read aloud to a dog and make a friend!

Dogs and their owners are trained and generously provided by St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Many children find that reading aloud to a trained dog is much less stressful than reading to a person, which helps encourage them and allow them to enjoy reading!

Date: Mondays January 15, 22, 29 and February 5

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

January 29th, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life. This program will take place in the Lebovic room on the 1st floor.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  January 15 – March 19 (no meeting on February 19 or March 12)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

January 29th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 1, Winter 2018

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration (registration starts January 3, 2018)

Location: Optimist Room

January 30th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 16 - March 6

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

January 30th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

January 31st, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles & Tunes for Families - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $40.00 per registered child (registration opens January 3, 2018)

January 31st, 10:30am to 11:00am
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

January 31st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Beginner

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

January 31st, 7:00pm to 7:45pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Intermediate

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. (Beginner) OR 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. (Intermediate)

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

January 31st, 7:45pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 1, Winter 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!

 Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

February 1st, 9:30am to 10:00am
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

February 1st, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Preschool Storytime - Session 1, Winter 2018

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Dates: January 18, 25, February 1, 8

February 1st, 10:30am to 11:15am
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littleBits Lab

Join us every month to explore these popular electronic building blocks and see how innovative and creative you can be.  Each session we will focus on a different project or design challenge.

Day & Time:  the first Thursday of each month, 7-8 p.m.

Dates:  February 1, March 1

Ages: 11 – 15

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

February 1st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime - Winter 2018

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays January 13 and 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

February 3rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Paws 4 Stories

Paws 4 Stories is an awesome program for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs!  It’s an exciting opportunity to read aloud to a dog and make a friend!

Dogs and their owners are trained and generously provided by St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.

Many children find that reading aloud to a trained dog is much less stressful than reading to a person, which helps encourage them and allow them to enjoy reading!

Date: Mondays January 15, 22, 29 and February 5

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

February 5th, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life. This program will take place in the Lebovic room on the 1st floor.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  January 15 – March 19 (no meeting on February 19 or March 12)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

February 5th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 1, Winter 2018

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration (registration starts January 3, 2018)

Location: Optimist Room

February 6th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

February 6th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 16 - March 6

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

February 6th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Kids Knit - Winter 2018

A kids knitting circle for young knitters (or wannabe knitters) of all abilities! Instruction and materials are provided, as well as guidance in choosing your project! Let us know when you register if you’re a beginner or an expert.

Dates: Tuesdays February 6, 13, 20 and 27

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7-11 years

Fee: $5.00 (for needles and yarn—you will get to keep them)

Register in advance!

February 6th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Board Game Blowout

Keep boredom at bay!  Spend your evening testing your luck and skill at a variety of card and board games including: King of Tokyo, Fluxx, Chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Love Letters, Small World, Dominion, and more!

Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  February 6

Ages:  11 - 15

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

February 6th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

February 7th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles & Tunes for Families - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $40.00 per registered child (registration opens January 3, 2018)

February 7th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

February 7th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Beginner

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

February 7th, 7:00pm to 7:45pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Intermediate

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. (Beginner) OR 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. (Intermediate)

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

February 7th, 7:45pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 1, Winter 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!

 Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

February 8th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Session 1, Winter 2018

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Dates: January 18, 25, February 1, 8

February 8th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

February 8th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Library Building Days

Join us for some creative building fun at the Library’s Building Days! We have lots of LEGO® and Duplo® for you to build with, and awesome books to give you ideas! You’ll have a chance to meet new friends and work together with them to make amazing LEGO® creations!

Please do not bring your own LEGO® pieces with you. Parents/guardians must remain in the library.

Dates: Saturdays January 13 and February 10 and Thursday March 15

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ages: 2 years and up

February 10th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 

Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life. This program will take place in the Lebovic room on the 1st floor.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  January 15 – March 19 (no meeting on February 19 or March 12)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

February 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Winter 2018

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: February 13, 20, 27 and March 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration (registration opens January 3, 2018)

Location: Optimist Room

February 13th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 16 - March 6

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

February 13th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Kids Knit - Winter 2018

A kids knitting circle for young knitters (or wannabe knitters) of all abilities! Instruction and materials are provided, as well as guidance in choosing your project! Let us know when you register if you’re a beginner or an expert.

Dates: Tuesdays February 6, 13, 20 and 27

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7-11 years

Fee: $5.00 (for needles and yarn—you will get to keep them)

Register in advance!

February 13th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Valentines Makeshop

Come make Valentines’ Day cards and gifts, or whatever you like at our Makeshop! We have cool supplies, you bring the inspiration and craft away to your heart’s content!

Date: Tuesday February 13

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 4 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

February 13th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

February 14th, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles & Tunes for Families - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $40.00 per registered child (registration opens January 3, 2018)

February 14th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

February 14th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: Wednesdays January 10, February 14, March 21, April 11, May 9

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

February 14th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Beginner

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

February 14th, 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Audience: 
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Ukulele Heroes - Intermediate

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. (Beginner) OR 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. (Intermediate)

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

February 14th, 7:45pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Winter 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!

 Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

February 15th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime - Session 2, Winter 2018

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Dates: February 15, 22, March 1, 8

February 15th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project.

Day & Time:  the third Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  January 18, February 15, March 15*

Ages:  9 - 15

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

January:  New Year’s Dream Board

February:  Beading Bonanza

March*:  Ides of March Mosaics

February 15th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Winter 2018

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: February 13, 20, 27 and March 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration (registration opens January 3, 2018)

Location: Optimist Room

February 20th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

February 20th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 16 - March 6

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

February 20th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Kids Knit - Winter 2018

A kids knitting circle for young knitters (or wannabe knitters) of all abilities! Instruction and materials are provided, as well as guidance in choosing your project! Let us know when you register if you’re a beginner or an expert.

Dates: Tuesdays February 6, 13, 20 and 27

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7-11 years

Fee: $5.00 (for needles and yarn—you will get to keep them)

Register in advance!

February 20th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

February 21st, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles & Tunes for Families - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $40.00 per registered child (registration opens January 3, 2018)

February 21st, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

February 21st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Beginner

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

February 21st, 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Audience: 
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Ukulele Heroes - Intermediate

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. (Beginner) OR 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. (Intermediate)

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

February 21st, 7:45pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Winter 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!

 Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

February 22nd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime - Session 2, Winter 2018

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Dates: February 15, 22, March 1, 8

February 22nd, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime - Winter 2018

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays January 13 and 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

February 24th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Puppet Theatre at the Library

Create and decorate your own unique puppet. We’ll have a variety of materials and puppet ‘bodies’ for you to make your own! Then we’ll work together to write a script for our own puppet show, and our puppets will make their theatre debut.

Date: Saturday February 24

Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Ages: 6-10

Fee: Free, drop-in

February 24th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life. This program will take place in the Lebovic room on the 1st floor.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  January 15 – March 19 (no meeting on February 19 or March 12)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

February 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Winter 2018

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: February 13, 20, 27 and March 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration (registration opens January 3, 2018)

Location: Optimist Room

February 27th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 16 - March 6

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

February 27th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Kids Knit - Winter 2018

A kids knitting circle for young knitters (or wannabe knitters) of all abilities! Instruction and materials are provided, as well as guidance in choosing your project! Let us know when you register if you’re a beginner or an expert.

Dates: Tuesdays February 6, 13, 20 and 27

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7-11 years

Fee: $5.00 (for needles and yarn—you will get to keep them)

Register in advance!

February 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

February 28th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
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Ukulele Heroes - Beginner

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

February 28th, 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Ukulele Heroes - Intermediate

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. (Beginner) OR 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. (Intermediate)

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

February 28th, 7:45pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Winter 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!

 Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

March 1st, 9:30am to 10:00am
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

March 1st, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
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Preschool Storytime - Session 2, Winter 2018

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Dates: February 15, 22, March 1, 8

March 1st, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

littleBits Lab

Join us every month to explore these popular electronic building blocks and see how innovative and creative you can be.  Each session we will focus on a different project or design challenge.

Day & Time:  the first Thursday of each month, 7-8 p.m.

Dates:  February 1, March 1

Ages: 11 – 15

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

March 1st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime - Winter 2018

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays January 13 and 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

 

March 3rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life. This program will take place in the Lebovic room on the 1st floor.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  January 15 – March 19 (no meeting on February 19 or March 12)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

March 5th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Winter 2018

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: February 13, 20, 27 and March 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration (registration opens January 3, 2018)

Location: Optimist Room

March 6th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

March 6th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 16 - March 6

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

March 6th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

March 7th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Beginner

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

March 7th, 7:00pm to 7:45pm
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Ukulele Heroes - Intermediate

Learn to play the Ukulele!  Play songs the first day by learning basic chords, strumming and fingering.  No experience is necessary and there is no need to read music.  Instructor:  James Brown.

Day & Time:  Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. (Beginner) OR 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. (Intermediate)

Date: January 17 – March 7

Ages:  9-14

Fee:  $80 (participants must bring their own ukuleles)

March 7th, 7:45pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Winter 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!

 Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

March 8th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Session 2, Winter 2018

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Dates: February 15, 22, March 1, 8

March 8th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

March 8th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Saturday Family Storytime - Winter 2018

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays January 13 and 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

 

March 10th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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March Break: Mad Science: Spin, Pop and BOOM!

This thrilling performance will explore a combination of chemistry and physics. Audiences will be amazed by our colour change demonstration. Children will be awed as the Mad Scientist creates an extra hand to help with our experiments. Children will witness a number of exothermic reactions that will produce a Genie Out of a Bottle and a Giant Foam Snake. The fundamental forces of planet Earth will be summoned as the Mad Scientist turns a glass of water upside-down without spilling a drop. We will also challenge the odds with a bungee jumping glass bottle.

March 12th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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March Break: The Abra-KID-Abra Magic Show with Peter Mennie

Join Magician Peter Mennie for the Funniest Magic Show Around! Is it comic magic or magical comedy? We’re not sure, but we know you’ll love it. Tricks, jokes and lots of exciting fun and March Break magic!

Date and Time: Tuesday March 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Ages: 5-11 years (ticketed parents may attend)

Fee: Free tickets available starting February 10th

March 13th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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March Break: Cardboard Challenge!

What can you build with cardboard? Drop in and find out! Will you build a city, a car, a machine or something else entirely? We’ll have the cardboard, scissors, sticky stuff and decorations, but what you make is up to you!

Date: Wednesday, March 14

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ages: 6 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

March 14th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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March Break: The Sleeping Beauty Puppet Show and Craft

Narrated and dramatized with the aid of puppets, dolls, scenery and props, this music-filled puppet show follows the plot of the ballet The Sleeping Beauty, pairing the familiar tale with Tchaikovsky's ballet score.

Date and Time: Thursday, March 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: Children 0-5 years with an adult (both must have tickets).

Fee: Free tickets available starting February 10th

March 15th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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March Break: Library Building Day

Join us for some creative building fun at the Library’s Building Days! We have lots of LEGO® and Duplo® for you to build with, and awesome books to give you ideas! You’ll have a chance to meet new friends and work together with them to make amazing LEGO® creations!

Please do not bring your own LEGO® pieces with you. Parents/guardians must remain in the library.

Date: Thursday March 15

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

March 15th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project.

Day & Time:  the third Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  January 18, February 15, March 15*

Ages:  9 - 15

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

January:  New Year’s Dream Board

February:  Beading Bonanza

March*:  Ides of March Mosaics

March 15th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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March Break: Reptilia!

Lizards, snakes and tortoises, oh my! What will you meet at this show? All sorts of amazing reptiles! Learn about them, pose with them, and maybe even pet them!

Date: Friday March 16

Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Ages: 7-12 years

Fee: Free tickets available starting February 10th

March 16th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life. This program will take place in the Lebovic room on the 1st floor.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  January 15 – March 19 (no meeting on February 19 or March 12)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

March 19th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

March 20th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

March 21st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: Wednesdays January 10, February 14, March 21, April 11, May 9

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

March 21st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

March 28th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

April 3rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

April 4th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

April 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: Wednesdays January 10, February 14, March 21, April 11, May 9

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

April 11th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

April 12th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

April 17th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 1st, 10:00am to 11:30am
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

May 3rd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: Wednesdays January 10, February 14, March 21, April 11, May 9

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

May 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

May 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 15th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 29th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

June 7th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

June 12th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

June 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

July 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

August 2nd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

September 6th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
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The Culinary Traveller

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

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

October 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: October 11, November 8, December 13

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

Please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to register.

October 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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