Events

Technology Training Series: Introduction to Email and Social Media

Connect with friends, family, or businesses through electronic mail and social media. Learn how to set up your own e-mail account; send and receive emails; and sign up for a Facebook account. Basic keyboarding and mouse/touchpad skills required. Bring your own technology. Limited amount of Chromebooks available upon request. Pre-register.  Limited space.

 

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September 19th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Science of Structures

Put your engineering skills to the test! Using a variety of materials we’ll design and build some amazing structures. Try your hand at building the strongest bridge, the tallest tower, or anything else your science skills can come up with!

Date and Time: Wednesday September 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in!

Room: Magna

September 19th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 1, Fall 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.                                                   

September 20th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

September 20th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

September 20th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Coding with Raspberry Pi

Come learn about the cutest computer of them all: Raspberry Pi! We’ll learn the basics of how and what Raspberry Pi is, and then we’ll design a game using Scratch or Python on our Pi’s!

Dates: Thursdays September 20 and 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 10-13 years

Fee: Free with advance registration (registration opens August 21 at 9:30 a.m.).

Room: Optimist

 

 

 

 

September 20th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

September 21st, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Film Buff Fridays: North by Northwest

Drop-In Movie!  North by Northwest:  The Alfred Hitchcock classic with Cary Grant as Roger Thornhill, an adman mistaken for a Federal intelligence agent caught up in an exciting series of events as only Hitchcock could deliver. 1959, 136 minutes.

North by Northwest Trailer:

September 21st, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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Saturday Family Storytime - Fall 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 September 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 8, December 15

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

September 22nd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Nutrition for Infants (6-13 months)

Discover some healthy and simple ways to make your own baby food. Learn what nutrients are important for your baby and tools and tips for preparing them. 

September 22nd, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Slime Party!

Slime Party! In celebration of Science Literacy Week (September 17th - 23rd,  2018)

Make your own slime, add cool things like glitter, decorate your slime container, and take it home for some slimey fun!

Date: Saturday September 22

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m. (or until supplies run out)

Ages: 7 years and up

Free, drop in! Attendees will be admitted in shifts. Tickets will be issued starting at 2pm for the shifts.

Room: Optimist

September 22nd, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the land in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their 
immediate families are ineligible to win. 
* Photos must be high-res for print

Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

WINNING ENTRY RECEIVES A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A MOVIE DATE NIGHT.

September 23rd, 1:15am to 11:45pm

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!

Dates: Saturdays October 6, November 3 and December 15 and P.A. Day Monday September 24!

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

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

Room: Optimist

September 24th, 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 September 24, October 1, 15, 22, October 29, and November 5, 12, 19 

September 24th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 1, Fall 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: September 18, 25, October 2 and 9

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

Location: Optimist Room

September 25th, 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!

September 25th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

September 25th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

September 25th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

September 25th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Tuesday Philosophy Club.  Are you interested in philosophy?  Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday of every month, beginning September 2018. 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. Tuesday: September 25

September 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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 September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

September 26th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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.

Wednesdays September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

September 26th, 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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

September 26th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 1, Fall 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.                                                   

September 27th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

September 27th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

September 27th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Coding with Raspberry Pi

Come learn about the cutest computer of them all: Raspberry Pi! We’ll learn the basics of how and what Raspberry Pi is, and then we’ll design a game using Scratch or Python on our Pi’s!

Dates: Thursdays September 20 and 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 10-13 years

Fee: Free with advance registration (registration opens August 21 at 9:30 a.m.).

Room: Optimist

 

 

 

 

September 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

September 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

September 28th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Culture Days

Join us for an energetic day of culture at APL! Participate in one or all of these cultural experiences!

September 29th, 1:30pm to 4:15pm
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York Chamber Ensemble Quartet

Enjoy a performance by a quartet composed of musicians from the York Chamber Ensemble.

“Bringing the excitement of live Classical Music to York Region."

Drop in!

 

 

September 29th, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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OBOA: Writing Workshop

In this writing workshop, unearth a ghost of your former self, an ancestor, family member, lover, stranger, or an imagined character. Using writing prompts and meditation techniques unravel the plot that leads to the ghost’s departure.

Workshop Facilitator: Marnie Maguire

Marnie’s writing is part magic realism/part poetic grunge. She has combined her experience as a writer with her doctoral research on social change, memory & the creative process to provide truly meaningful workshops for a broad spectrum of aspiring authors.

For Ages 16+

September 29th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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OBOA: Folk Dancing with Riki Adivi

Folk dancing is about family and friends of all ages dancing together. Join folk dance teacher, Riki Adivi, for a vibrant Culture Days workshop and learn some easy dances and a little about other cultures. In celebration of OneBookOneAurora, Riki will be including folk dancing from Israeli and Arabic cultures. Family friendly! Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to have fun!

September 29th, 3:30pm to 4:15pm
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Municipal Election: All Candidates Meeting

Meet the candidates. Become informed. All registered candidates for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee in the Town of Aurora have been invited to participate.

Meeting to be held at Town Hall, Council Chambers, 100 John West Way.
Please advise in advance of accessibility needs.

September 30th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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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 September 24, October 1, 15, 22, October 29, and November 5, 12, 19 

October 1st, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 1, Fall 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: September 18, 25, October 2 and 9

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

Location: Optimist Room

October 2nd, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

October 2nd, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

October 2nd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

October 2nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Tech and Culture

Tech & Culture; a club for the tech enthusiast and thinker.  Are you passionate about technology? Join us to explore new technologies (with hands-on demonstrations) as well as to discuss the cultural, moral and existential impact of these technological changes on our day to day life. First Tuesday of the month, October-May

October 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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 September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

October 3rd, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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.

Wednesdays September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

October 3rd, 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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

October 3rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Preteen Book Club

Do you love reading? Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk about our favourite books, do cool activities, and read and discuss some awesome new titles together.

Dates: Wednesdays October 3, November 7, December 5, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5, 6 and 7

Fee: Free with advance registration (library card required)

Room: Optimist

October 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal 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. Wednesday October 3: Investment Plans/Investment Environment:  Sharing our Collective Experience
October 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 1, Fall 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.                                                   

October 4th, 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.

October 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

October 4th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

October 4th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Estate Planning 101

Back by popular demand!  Learn how to create a plan to distribute your assets. Discover the what and why of estate planning and understand the various tools such as Power of Attorney, Wills, Joint Accounts, Gifting, Trust and Life Insurance etc. Pre-register.

October 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

October 5th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - Fall 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 September 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 8, December 15

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

October 6th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Library Building Days

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!

Dates: Saturdays October 6, November 3 and December 15 and P.A. Day Monday September 24!

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

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

October 6th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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Books for Babies - Session 1, Fall 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: September 18, 25, October 2 and 9

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

Location: Optimist Room

October 9th, 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!

October 9th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

October 9th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

October 9th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

October 9th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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 September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

October 10th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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.

Wednesdays September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

October 10th, 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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

October 10th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

October 10th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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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 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 October 10, November 14, December 12

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

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

October 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 1, Fall 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.                                                   

October 11th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

October 11th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

October 11th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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YA Book Club

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

Day & Time:  the second Thursday of each month, 7 – 8 p.m.

Dates:  October 11, November 8, December 13

Ages:  For students in Grades 8 - 12

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

October 11th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Theatre of Life

An extraordinary soup kitchen in Milan - the Refettorio Ambrosiano - run by internationally renowned chef Massimo Bottura and 40 of the world's best chefs, seek to transform food that was scheduled to go to the dumpster into delicious and nutritious meals to be served to hungry people in Italy. All food served was made from the food waste of Expo Milano 2015. The film also tells the compelling story of several of the refugees and homeless the Refettorio served. 2016, 93 minutes.  Trailer Theatre of Life

October 11th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

October 12th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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OBOA: Write for Rights

Meet your local Amnesty International members (Newmarket/Aurora Chapter) for a drop-in letter-writing session and discover how the act of sending a simple postcard can free a political prisoner.
 
FAMILY FRIENDLY! Kids are invited to participate in a community art project.
October 13th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
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Picky Eaters (All Ages)

Struggling with a picky eater? Never have ideas for what to serve for dinner?

Learn techniques for encouraging your picky eater to try more foods and discover some quick and fun meal and snack ideas. 

Facilitated by Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietitian Sobey's Extra.

October 13th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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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 September 24, October 1, 15, 22, October 29, and November 5, 12, 19 

October 15th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Fall 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: October 16, 23, 30 and November 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

Location: Optimist Room

October 16th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

October 16th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

October 16th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

October 16th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Nutrition Series: Probiotic and Fermented Foods

Fermented foods have been part of our diets for thousands of years, but we are just recently starting to uncover the health benefits of these foods. Join us as we explore the history of fermented foods, the research about fermented and probiotic foods, and most importantly, the vast array of fermented and probiotic foods on the market today. Small samples and recipes provided.  Pre-register. Second of 3 Nutrition seminars with Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietitian, Sobey's Extra

October 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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 September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

October 17th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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.

Wednesdays September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

October 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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

October 17th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Technology Training Series: Microsoft Word and Excel Basics

Learn how to create documents and spreadsheets with Microsoft Word and Excel. Basic commands, formulas, and use of templates will be covered to create resumes, cover letters, budget sheets, or invoices. Basic keyboarding and mouse/touchpad skills required. Bring your own tech pre-loaded with word-processing and spreadsheet software. Pre-register.  Limited Space.

 

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October 17th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Documentary Film Festival: LA 92

Examining the tumultuous period following the verdict in the Rodney King trial in 1992. The acquittal of four police officers for beating a black motorist saw several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles. With archival footage. 2017, 114 minutes  Trailer LA 92

October 17th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Fall 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.                                                   

October 18th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

October 18th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

October 18th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Author Skype Visit with Arin Greenwood

Arin Greenwood, author of the YA science fiction novel Your Robot Dog Will Die will be joining us via Skype to talk about her book, writing career, and to answer your questions. This exciting event will take place in the library’s living room on the main floor.

Day & Time:  Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Dates:  October 18, 2018

Ages: All ages welcome

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

October 18th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Victory Lap Retirement: Lifestyle Design

Join Mike Drak, author of Victory Lap Retirement, as he leads an engaging follow up seminar on how to design a retirement that works for you. He’ll review in detail the nine key retirement principles that serve as the foundation in the design of your own unique retirement lifestyle & profile some of the exciting things people are doing today in retirement. Pre-register

October 18th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

October 19th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - Fall 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 September 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 8, December 15

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

October 20th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Community Mural

Making art is so much fun – especially when we do it together! Come collaborate with other kids to make a big beautiful piece of art that will decorate the library. Drop in to add your bit to our giant community mural.

Date and Time: Saturday October 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages: 5 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in

Room: Lebovic

October 20th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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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: Monday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Date:  October 22, 2018

Ages: 9 – 11

Fee:  $39

October 22nd, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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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 September 24, October 1, 15, 22, October 29, and November 5, 12, 19 

October 22nd, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Fall 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: October 16, 23, 30 and November 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

Location: Optimist Room

October 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!

October 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

October 23rd, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

October 23rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

October 23rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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 September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

October 24th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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.

Wednesdays September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

October 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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

October 24th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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The Milky Way - a Youth Astronomy Presentation

Join Ian Wheelband of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for this engaging presentation, followed by a telescope viewing of the night sky (weather permitting). 

Day & Time:  Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  October 24

Ages:  11 - 16

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

October 24th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Documentary Film Festival: Being Canadian

This documentary chronicles the real-life quest of Robert Cohen, a proud Canadian, who left his hometown of Calgary and moved to the U.S. to start a career as a TV comedy writer. He started noticing how people outside Canada knew very little about his beloved homeland. After decades of ignorance, insults, and indifference, he decides to do something about it. Rob sets off on an epic personal quest, driving across Canada from East to West, to confirm the country he's been fighting for is still what he remembers.

October 24th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Fall 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.                                                   

October 25th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

October 25th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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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

October 25th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Halloween Makeshop!

Come in and make some scary Halloween crafts! As always, we’ll have supplies and ideas if you need them, but the coolest things are usually the ones you design yourself!

Date and time: Thursday October 25, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 3 years and up!

Fee: Free, drop-in!

Room: Optimist

October 25th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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:  Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  October 25, November 15, December 20*

Ages:  10 - 16

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

 

October 25: Tissue paper “stained glass”

November 15: Glass painting

October 25th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

October 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

October 26th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Coffee House

Live Music Featuring: The Arts Music Store Students

To register for the Teen Open Mic, contact Reccia at: 905-727-9494 x 230

October 27th, 2:00pm to 3:45pm
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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 September 24, October 1, 15, 22, October 29, and November 5, 12, 19 

October 29th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Fall 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: October 16, 23, 30 and November 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

Location: Optimist Room

October 30th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

October 30th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

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

October 30th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

October 30th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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OBOA: Ideas: a philosophical conversation

Is it possible to build a community based on the socialist ideal of equality and communal living? 

Join us for a discussion led by Ronen Grunberg on the philosophical ideas of Marx, Plato and Sartre and how they relate to Strangers with the Same Dream. We will pay particular attention to the questions that they each raise about whether human nature is innate and determined, or instead shaped by nurture, culture, and geography.

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October 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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 September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

October 31st, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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.

Wednesdays September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

October 31st, 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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

October 31st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Fall 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.                                                   

November 1st, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

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

Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

November 2nd, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime - Fall 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 September 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 8, December 15

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

November 3rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Applying for Canadian Citizenship

Learn about the new changes to the Citizenship Act, the rights and responsibilities of Canadian Citizenship, eligibility requirements, application process, document preparation, free settlement services available in the community, and resources from the Library that can help you prepare for your test.

November 3rd, 10:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA: Meet Alison Pick

Join us for the grand finale of the 2018 OneBookOneAurora project. Meet Alison Pick and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the story behind the story.
November 3rd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Library Building Days

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!

Dates: Saturdays October 6, November 3 and December 15 and P.A. Day Monday September 24!

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

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

November 3rd, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 

Start Sewing!

Start Sewing!

Learn to sew on a button and do simple stitches in our sewing program! Complete a simple bag or stuffed toy to take home!

Dates: Mondays November 5, 12, and 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 years and up

Fee: Free with advance registration

Room: Optimist

November 5th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 

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 September 24, October 1, 15, 22, October 29, and November 5, 12, 19 

November 5th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies - Session 2, Fall 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: October 16, 23, 30 and November 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration

Location: Optimist Room

November 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!

November 6th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

November 6th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

November 6th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Tech and Culture

Tech & Culture; a club for the tech enthusiast and thinker.  Are you passionate about technology? Join us to explore new technologies (with hands-on demonstrations) as well as to discuss the cultural, moral and existential impact of these technological changes on our day to day life. First Tuesday of the month, October-May

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

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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 September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

November 7th, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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.

Wednesdays September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

November 7th, 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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

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

Create A Cuff Bracelet

Join Aurora Canvaswork Designer and Teacher, Lorene Salt for this 3-week Cuff Bracelet workshop.  All materials supplied.  Pre-register; space is limited. A basic knowledge of embroidery is an asset.

Dates: Wednesday November 7, 14, 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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

Preteen Book Club

Do you love reading? Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk about our favourite books, do cool activities, and read and discuss some awesome new titles together.

Dates: Wednesdays October 3, November 7, December 5, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5, 6 and 7

Fee: Free with advance registration (library card required)

Room: Optimist

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

Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Fall 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.                                                   

November 8th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

November 8th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

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

Day & Time:  the second Thursday of each month, 7 – 8 p.m.

Dates:  October 11, November 8, December 13

Ages:  For students in Grades 8 - 12

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

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

Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

November 9th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Start Sewing!

Start Sewing!

Learn to sew on a button and do simple stitches in our sewing program! Complete a simple bag or stuffed toy to take home!

Dates: Mondays November 5, 12, and 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 years and up

Fee: Free with advance registration

Room: Optimist

November 12th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 

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 September 24, October 1, 15, 22, October 29, and November 5, 12, 19 

November 12th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

November 13th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

November 13th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Nutrition Series: Reconnecting with Food through Mindful Eating

Our relationship with food in today's society can sometimes be rocky, as foods are labelled "good" and "bad", and guilt builds up. Join us to rediscover the joy of eating through simple, practical exercises that you can add to your daily routine. Small samples and worksheets provided.  Pre-register. Third of 3 Nutrition Seminars with Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietitian, Sobey's Extra.

November 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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 September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

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

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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.

Wednesdays September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

November 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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

November 14th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

November 14th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Board Game Blowout

We will be putting out our great collection of board games for you to try out. You can come in a group, or make some new friends over a friendly (or not so friendly) game of Catan. Our collection includes: King of Tokyo, Fluxx, Chess, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Love Letters, Small World, Dominion, and more!

Day & Time:  Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date:  November 14

Ages:  11 - 17

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

November 14th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s 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 October 10, November 14, December 12

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

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

November 14th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

November 15th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

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

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  October 25, November 15, December 20*

Ages:  10 - 16

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

 

October 25: Tissue paper “stained glass”

November 15: Glass painting

November 15th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Join us for a fast-paced evening featuring four entrepreneurs who will share their stories in a short TED X-style talk. It’s a chance to mingle, ask questions and meet new visionaries who share your drive to succeed.

 

November 15th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

November 16th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime - Fall 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 September 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 8, December 15

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

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

Dot and Dash Robots: Rolling for Code

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 November 17

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

Ages: 7-9 years

Fee: Free with advance registration!

Room: Optimist

November 17th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Start Sewing!

Start Sewing!

Learn to sew on a button and do simple stitches in our sewing program! Complete a simple bag or stuffed toy to take home!

Dates: Mondays November 5, 12, and 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 years and up

Fee: Free with advance registration

Room: Optimist

November 19th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 

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 September 24, October 1, 15, 22, October 29, and November 5, 12, 19 

November 19th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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!

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

Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

November 20th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

November 20th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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 September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

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

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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.

Wednesdays September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

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

Technology Training Series: Organization and Storage Solutions

Is your desktop a mess? Running low on storage on your computer? Learn how to organize files and folders to quickly find your photos, documents, and music when you need them. Additional storage options will be discussed. Basic keyboarding and mouse/touchpad skills required. Bring your own technology. Pre-register. Limited space.

November 21st, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

November 21st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

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

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

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

Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

November 23rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

November 27th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

November 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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 September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

November 28th, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Fall 2018

These preschool music programs are 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.

Wednesdays September 26-November 28 (10 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

Fee: $65.00 per registered child

November 28th, 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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

November 28th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

November 29th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paint Night - Bob Ross Style

Calling all creative teens! Even if you are a terrible artist (which I’m sure you’re not), painting is still a super fun way to open up your creative energy and let your inner artist out. Come join us on this Thursday evening for a night of painting, socializing with fellow creators, and, of course, snacking. Oh, and Bob Ross. We’ll be following along with his sunny disposition and awesome painting skills. Get ready to paint some happy little trees.

Day & Time:  Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  November 29

November 29th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

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

Marble Mazes

Construct a maze for marbles using the Library’s collection of Lego® pieces!  Then tilt your Lego® maze base and let the marbles run through it! Other marble games included!

Date and time: Saturday December 1, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Ages: 5 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in!

Room: Lebovic

December 1st, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

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!

December 4th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

December 4th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

December 4th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

December 5th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Preteen Book Club

Do you love reading? Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk about our favourite books, do cool activities, and read and discuss some awesome new titles together.

Dates: Wednesdays October 3, November 7, December 5, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5, 6 and 7

Fee: Free with advance registration (library card required)

Room: Optimist

December 5th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

December 6th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

December 7th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - Fall 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 September 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 8, December 15

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

December 8th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Art Night

Join us to explore different kinds of art! You can copy famous artists or start your own artistic movement! Sculpt, paint, draw, cartoon, or try them all! Please bring/wear an old t-shirt or a smock so you don’t spoil your clothes!

Date: Monday December 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 5 years and up

Fee: Free, drop-in!

December 10th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Fall 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! This story time is designed for ages 2 and 3, but anyone is welcome to give it a try!

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays September 11-December 11

Ages: 2 and 3 years 

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

December 11th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

December 11th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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®! 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 September 26-December 12

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

December 12th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

December 12th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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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 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 October 10, November 14, December 12

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

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

December 12th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Drop-in Preschool Story Time! - Fall 2018

Join our amazing new model of Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will listen to stories, do crafts and activities, sing terrific songs, maybe even watch a movie, and have a wonderful time!

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

Dates: September 13-December 13

Ages: 3 – 5 years             

Fee: Free, drop in!

Location: Optimist Room

 

December 13th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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YA Book Club

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

Day & Time:  the second Thursday of each month, 7 – 8 p.m.

Dates:  October 11, November 8, December 13

Ages:  For students in Grades 8 - 12

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

December 13th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Friday Family Story Time - Fall 2018

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

Date: Fridays September 7-December 14

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

Ages: Best for 6 years and younger

Fee: Free, drop in

Location: Optimist Room 

December 14th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - Fall 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 September 22, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 8, December 15

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

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

December 15th, 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!

Dates: Saturdays October 6, November 3 and December 15 and P.A. Day Monday September 24!

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

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

Room: Optimist

December 15th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting

A drop-in knitting club for youth 7 years and up. We welcome all ability levels from beginner to expert--instruction and help are available as needed. Bring your needles and yarn (practise supplies are provided, but bring your own if you want to take it home), and come join the knitters!

Date and Time: Tuesdays September 11-December 18, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7 years and up with an interest in learning to knit!

Fee: Free, drop-in.

Room: Lebovic

December 18th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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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:  Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  October 25, November 15, December 20*

Ages:  10 - 16

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

 

October 25: Tissue paper “stained glass”

November 15: Glass painting

December 20th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The Group is currently at capacity. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

This is an alternate meeting date.

December 20th, 7:00pm to December 21st, 8:30pm
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Teen Movie Days - Love, Simon

Up first for our winter break movie screenings is Love, Simon, a charming movie about Simon Spier, a high school boy who has one huge secret - he's gay. When his secret and his email relationship with an anonymous closeted boy at his school is threatened, Simon must do some balancing with his friends and family, and finally come to terms with his identity. 

Love, Simon is based on the YA book Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Borrow it from the library today! 

 

December 28th, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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Teen Movie Days - Ready Player One

Our second winter break movie screening is Ready Player One, a sci-fi adventure movie based on the YA book of the same name by Ernest Cline. The year is 2045. When the creator of OASIS, a virtual reality world, dies, he releases a video challenging the players to his Easter Egg and win ownership of OASIS. Wade Watts, an oprhaned teenager, joins forces with a group of allies in order to beat the game before a big corporation can. 

 

Date:  Thursday, January 3, 1:00 – 3:30 P.M.

January 3rd, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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Coffee House

Live Music Featuring: The Arts Music Store Students

To register for the Teen Open Mic, contact Reccia at: 905-727-9494 x 230

January 26th, 2:00pm to 3:45pm
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Coffee House

Live Music Featuring: The Arts Music Store Students

To register for the Teen Open Mic, contact Reccia at: 905-727-9494 x 230

May 4th, 2:00pm to 3:45pm
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