Author visit

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

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

Dr. Cheryl Thompson: author visit

Black History Month

Presenting: Dr. Cheryl Thompson

Author Reading l Q&A


Dr. Cheryl Thompson's books include "Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada's Black Beauty Culture" and "Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty.

In celebration of Black History Month

February 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

OBOA: Meet Catherine Hernandez

OBOA Presents
Join us for the grand finale of the 2020 OneBookOneAurora project.

Meet Catherine Hernandez, author of Scarborough, and enjoy a
fascinating glimpse into the back story of this fabulous book.
Reading and Q&A.

2:00 PM | Virtual event

Tickets at

November 14th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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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.


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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Author Event: Kerri Sakamoto

Author Event: Kerri Sakamoto   Aurora Public Library is thrilled to welcome the author of the Commonwealth Prize-winning and Governor General's Literary Award-nominated The Electrical Field. Her new book Floating City, is described as ‘Citizen Kane reimagined, a novel about ambition and the relentless desire to belong’.  Wednesday May 23, 7:00 p.m. Free.

May 23rd, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Ted Barris: At Vimy

Best-selling Author, journalist and military historian will share his trip to Vimy France commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Combined with his book, Victory At Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9 – 12, 1917 Mr. Barris reconstructs the blow-by-blow moments of that historic four-day operation that some say changed the momentum of the war.  Wednesday May 10, 7:00 p.m. Pre-register online.

May 10th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Deadly Dames

 Deadly Dames: Death by Alligator?  Lethal Sewing Machine? Meet the Mystery writers that make up the ‘Deadly Dames’: Catherine Astolfo, Janet Bolin, Alison Bruce, Melodie Campbell and Joan O'Callaghan.  They’ll share their books and talk about the art of mystery and suspense writing, women in writing and publishing, balancing writing with a day job. Pre-register online.


May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Victory Lap Retirement

Victory Lap Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work - The Joy of Financial Any Age! Meet best-selling authors Mike Drak and Jonathan Chevreau. The rules of retirement have changed and there's more at risk than ever.  Learn how to create a low stress fulfilling lifestyle, a unique blend of work and play that will allow you to live life to the fullest. Pre-register online or at the Adult Information Desk.

April 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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