Events

2SLGBTQ+ Conversation (Seniors)

Aurora Public Library, the AIDS Committee of York Region, My House Rainbow Meeting Spaces and Community & Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS) are inviting members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community to attend focus group meetings and share their thoughts on how we can best meet their needs.

 

2SLGBTQ+ Seniors – Saturday, March 23 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Magna Room

2SLGBTQ+ Youth – Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | M.A. Room

 

Reserve your spot now:

March 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Saturday Family Storytime - Winter 2019

Our free Family Storytimes are full of stories, songs, rhymes and lots of fun for children 6 years and under with a parent or caregiver.

Date: Saturdays January 12 and 26, February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23

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

Best for ages 6 years and younger.

 

 

March 23rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Day of the Dragon

Celebrate our favourite fictional dragons from the worlds of Harry Potter, Wings of Fire, Ever After High and more! We’ll play dragon themed games, have a dragon roar contest and make some cool dragon crafts to take home!

Date and Time: Saturday March 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Ages: 7-12 years

Fee: Free, drop-in

Optimist Room

March 23rd, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Baby-Led Weaning Presentation & Book Signing

Author Teresa Pitman, a leading parenting authority and mother of four, has put together all you need to know about the baby-led method in an informative, visually appealing package. Baby-Led Weaning features at-a-glance nutrition and food tips as well as specific chapters on special diets and allergies. Parents around the world are turning to the baby-led method, and Baby-Led Weaning is a uniquely authoritative and lively volume on this growing phenomenon.

Sponsored by La Leche League Canada

March 24th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

March 25th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

This youth leadership program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills. Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

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

Date:  February 4 – April 1 (no class on Feb 18 for Family Day)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

March 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

March 26th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

March 26th, 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

March 26th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

March 26th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Appointment bookings begin February 1

March 26th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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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 January 9-March 6 and March 20-April 3 (no March Break meeting)

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

Registration is closed.

March 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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2SLGBTQ+ Conversation (Youth)

Aurora Public Library, the AIDS Committee of York Region, My House Rainbow Meeting Spaces and Community & Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS) are inviting members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community to attend focus group meetings and share their thoughts on how we can best meet their needs.

 

2SLGBTQ+ Seniors – Saturday, March 23 | 10:00 – 11:30 am | Magna Room

2SLGBTQ+ Youth – Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm | M.A. Room

 

Reserve your spot now:

March 27th, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment Wednesday March 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Appointment bookings begin February 1

March 27th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

Do you have a business idea or are you an existing business trying to redefine your plan?

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series offers free learning sessions to help you fill in the gaps.

 

March 28th, 9:30am to 12:00pm
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Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

March 28th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

March 28th, 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

March 28th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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To Be Continued...

The best way to experience a good book is to hear it read out loud – like an audio book just for you! Drop in every Thursday afternoon to hear us read our way through some books! Join other book lovers and settle in to listen to a chapter or two each week while you cuddle with a teddy or colour! Next time we’ll pick up where we left off – the fun will always be continued!  Keep an ear out for funny voices and sound effects, and when we finish each book we’ll have some cool crafts and activities to celebrate.

March 28th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment: Thursday March 28 6:30-8:30 p.m. Appointment bookings begin February 1

March 28th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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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

March 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. Drop-In:  Saturday March 30, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

March 30th, 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

April 1st, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

April 2nd, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

April 2nd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

April 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

April 2nd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

April 2nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment Tuesday April 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 2nd, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers - Phase I

New to Canada? Want to explore the idea of starting a business?

Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers is a free program that helps explore the idea of starting a business in Canada.

 

PHASE I 

  • Find out if Self-Employment in Canada is right for you
  • Legal forms of business ownership and how to register a business
  • Licensing and regulations to start a business
  • Financing Options & Business Taxation

 

April 3rd, 9:30am to 3:00pm
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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 January 9-March 6 and March 20-April 3 (no March Break meeting)

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

Ages: 8-10 years.

Registration is closed.

April 3rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment Wednesday April 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 3rd, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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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, April 3: Investment Plans / Investment Environment: Sharing our collective experience
April 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Preteen Book Club - Winter/Spring 2019

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 January 23, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5, 6 and 7

Fee: Free with advance registration (library card required)

Optimist Room

April 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

April 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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Mar. 11 at 10 am. 

April 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

April 4th, 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

April 4th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment Thursday April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 4th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

April 5th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. Drop-In:  Saturday March 30, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

April 6th, 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Pete the Cat Party

This is a special Saturday Storytime where we will celebrate all things Pete the Cat. Come party with us read, sing and do some awesome fun-filled Pete the Cat activities. Drop by and get ready to rock at our groovy Pete the Cat Party.   

Saturday April 6, 10:30-11:30

Ages 0-6 (best for children 3 and up with a caregiver)

Free, drop-in

April 6th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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ARAB VOICES

Experience poetry, music and arts from the Arab world at a unique cultural festival.

Performances by:
Rula Kahil (Lebanon) - poet
Sozan Sami Jamil (Iraq) – poet
Naeem Hilany (Syria) – poet & artist
Mwafaq Katt (Syria) – artist
Younis Attari (Palestine) – poet
Esmaeel Abou Fakher (Syria) – musician
Abdulrahman Matar (Syria) – writer and poet
In Arabic and English
In collaboration with the Syrian Mediterranean Cultural Forum 

Saturday April 6 l 2:00 pm l Living Room

April 6th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

April 8th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

April 8th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
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Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

April 9th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

April 9th, 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

April 9th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
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Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

April 9th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Tech & 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. April meeting, 2nd Tuesday

April 9th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-3 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

April 10th, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles and Tunes for Families - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Families with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-5 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

April 10th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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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.

April 10th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Parent and Child Book Club-Winter/Spring 2019

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 January 9, February 13, March 20, April 10

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

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

April 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

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

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

April 11th, 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

April 11th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Entrepreneurs in Residence

CRUSHING IT WITH CREATIVITY!

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.

Featured Speakers:

Rob Clark
Founder, RC Design
Idea, passion...now what?
@rcdesigntweets

April 11th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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YA Book Club

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

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Dates:  April 11, May 9, June 13

Ages:  For students in Grades 8 - 12

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

April 11th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

April 12th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Film Buff Fridays: Strangers on a Train

Drop in for some classic older films on Friday afternoons.

Strangers on a Train (1951): A psychotic socialite attempts to force an amateur tennis star to comply with his theory that two complete strangers can get away with reciprocal murders. 101 minutes.

Rating: PG

April 12th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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Repair Cafe

Bring your bicycle, small appliance, clothing or other item in need of repair.
In collaboration with NewMaket and York Region.

Sat Apr 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Register at york.ca/repaircafe

 

April 13th, 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

April 13th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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How To: Library eLearning Services

Learn how to use the library’s various online resources to improve your skills for free! Focus will be placed on Gale Courses, Lynda.com, and LearningExpress Library. Optional: Bring your own devices.

Date/Time: Saturday April 13, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: TBD

Pre-register to ensure your spot, drop-ins welcome!

April 13th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

April 15th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

April 16th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

April 16th, 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

April 16th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

April 16th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Feminist Book Club

New! Feminist Book Club. Tuesday, April 16th - Dietland by Sarai Walker 17+
Dietland is a bold, original, and funny debut novel that takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight loss obsession—from the inside out, and with fists flying.  Pick up a copy at the Adult Information Desk.
April 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Exploring the Birds of Ontario

Exploring the Birds of Ontario, with David Chapman. Learn about some of our feathered friends, from the small backyard visitors, to some of the largest birds like the Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron. Check out rare visitors to our area like the Painted Bunting and Northern Hawk Owl. Watch an owl family grow up and leave the nest. Learn how you can enhance your birding experience. See both still images and video of these fascinating and colourful characters and more. Pre-register.

April 16th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-3 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

April 17th, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Families with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-5 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

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

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

April 18th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

April 18th, 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

April 18th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Let's Do This! - Monthly Makeshops

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project!

Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

For ages 9 - 15

April 18:  Wicked Weaving

May 16: Button Art

June 20: Rockin' Flower Pots

 

April 18th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Movie Matinee

Titles TBA.  Stay tuned!
11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
April 20th, 11:00am to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Easter Monday High School Hackathon

 

Ages: 15 - 19

The Aurora Hackathon invites high school students to showcase their innovation and create a technology based solution to a real world problem through programming, software development, web design and App creation.

Over the course of 26 hours, teams are challenged to create a functional Android App and present their prototype to a panel of judges. (For specific App specifications contact: tneale@aurorapl.ca)

Gain insight from experts in the field ~ Boost your resumé ~ WOW local employers ~ Have lots of fun!

April 22nd, 8:00am to April 23rd, 1:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

April 23rd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

April 23rd, 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

April 23rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

April 23rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-3 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

April 24th, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Families with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-5 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

April 24th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Monster Making!

Come and make monsters that light up or move! We’ll use projects from the new book Marvelous Makeable Monsters by Sam Haynor, and everyone will get to go home with a new monster friend.

Wednesday April 24, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Ages 7-11 years

Registered, $5.00 materials fee

Registration opens March 19

April 24th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

April 25th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series will help fill in the gaps. Series topics include:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Financial Models for Business Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Social Media
  • Storytelling to Engage Customers
  • Protection of Information/Cybersecurity

Registration Required. 

April 25th, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

April 25th, 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

April 25th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
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

April 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Camera Club

Aurora Public Library Camera Club, meets the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online. New members welcome.

April 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

April 26th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

Film Buff Fridays: The Poseidon Adventure

Drop in for some classic older films on Friday afternoons.

The Poseidon Adventure (1972): Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down. 117 minutes.

Rating: PG

April 26th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Welcoming Butterflies to our Garden

Welcoming Butterflies to our Gardens

The butterfly has long captivated the imagination of artists and writers, becoming universal symbols of beauty, freedom and transformation.

Grazyna Tonkiel is an artist and international expert on the lives and habits of the butterfly. Join her for tips on how to bring this delicate creature into your own gardens.

This presentation is the perfect prelude to a beautiful summer season.

April 27th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

April 29th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

April 30th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

April 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

April 30th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

Car-Buying Seminar

In partnership with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, learn about consumer rights and protections (including information dealers must provide), the danger posted by curbsiders (illegal, unlicensed dealers), general car-buying tips and the car-buying process.  Free.  Pre-register

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

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 April 30, last Tuesday, this month only

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

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-3 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

May 1st, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Families with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-5 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

May 1st, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Preteen Book Club - Winter/Spring 2019

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 January 23, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 5, 6 and 7

Fee: Free with advance registration (library card required)

Optimist Room

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Trivia Night!

Grab some friends or drop-in and make new ones.

It's all happening at  APL's trivia nights!  

Prizes for the winning team.

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

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, May 1: Investment Plans / Investment Environment: Sharing our collective experience
May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

In Conversation: Author & Activist Judy Rebick with Brock Weir

Judy Rebick has spent her life leading the charge for social justice through print, broadcast and in the streets. Formerly the president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Judy has hosted two national TV shows on CBC and continues as a frequent commentator on the airwaves.

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

May 2nd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Apr. 8 at 10 am. 

May 2nd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

May 2nd, 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

May 2nd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

May 3rd, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

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
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

May 6th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

May 7th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

May 7th, 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

May 7th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-3 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

May 8th, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Families with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-5 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

May 8th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists Club

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays May 8-May 29, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years

Free, register in advance starting March 19

May 8th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

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.

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

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

May 9th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

May 9th, 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

May 9th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Estate Planning II

For anyone who attended Estate Planning 1, or for those looking for more in-depth information: Reduce taxes on your retirement income, projecting the tax liability on your estate, minimize taxes upon death, probate planning, dealing with other properties Pre-register.

May 9th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

YA Book Club

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

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Dates:  April 11, May 9, June 13

Ages:  For students in Grades 8 - 12

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

May 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

May 10th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

Film Buff Fridays: The Meddler

Drop in for some classic older films on Friday afternoons.

The Meddler (2015): An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away. 103 minutes.

Rating: PG

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

Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

May 11th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

How To: Library eAudiovisual Services

Learn how to use the library’s various online resources to listen to e-audiobooks or music for free! Focus will be placed on Hoopla and Freegal. Optional: Bring your own devices.

Date/Time: Saturday May 11, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: TBD

Pre-register to ensure your spot, drop-ins welcome!

May 11th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Celebrating Chinese Heritage

Experience a sampling of the richness of Chinese culture at an afternoon featuring music, song and dance.

FEATURING:
Spring Blossoms on a Moonlight River
(Soloist Ruiping Guo)

Happy Day
(Composed/Players Jenny Cao & Ruiping Guo)

The Song of Pear Blossoms
(Performed by Mellow Sisters)

A Dream in Red Mansions: Chinese Classical Dance
(Performed by Mellow Sisters & Yun Dance Group)

Fountain of Youth Qi
(Fountain of Youth Qi Group)

Introduction and Commentary by Ming Ming Xue

 

May 11th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

May 13th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

May 13th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

May 14th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

May 14th, 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

May 14th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club.  Tuesday, May 14th - Shrill by Lindy West; 17+ .  Pick up a copy at the Adult Information Desk.

With inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm, Lindy boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect, and how to weather hatred, loneliness, harassment, and loss--and walk away laughing.
May 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-3 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

May 15th, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Families with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-5 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

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

Mad Scientists Club

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays May 8-May 29, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years

Free, register in advance starting March 19

May 15th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Spring Documentary Films: Anthropocene

Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet. Second of a 4-part documentary series from the Criterion Collection.  Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky 1:27, 2018; PG

Anthropocene trailer

May 15th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

May 16th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

May 16th, 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

May 16th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

Let's Do This! - Monthly Makeshops

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project!

Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

For ages 9 - 15

April 18:  Wicked Weaving

May 16: Button Art

June 20: Rockin' Flower Pots

 

May 16th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

May 17th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

May 21st, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

May 21st, 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

May 21st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-3 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

May 22nd, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Families with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-5 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

May 22nd, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists Club

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays May 8-May 29, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years

Free, register in advance starting March 19

May 22nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

May 23rd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

May 23rd, 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

May 23rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Film Buff Fridays: Date Night

Drop in for some classic older films on Friday afternoons.

Date Night (2010): In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous. 88 minutes.

Rating: PG

May 24th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

May 24th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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.

 

Registration is required.

May 25th, 10:00am to 12:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

May 27th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

May 28th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 28th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

May 28th, 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

May 28th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

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.

May 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Babies and Toddlers with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-3 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

May 29th, 9:45am to 10:15am
Event Type: 

Tickles and Tunes for Families - Spring 2019

Tickles and Tunes for Families with Kathy Reid-Naiman is filled with music and creative movement. Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out. 

Ages 6 months-5 years

Wednesdays April 10-May 29, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Fee:$55.00

Registration opens March 19, and you may register online, by phone or in person after that date. 

May 29th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Mad Scientists Club

Join us to explore a different kind of science each week. We’ll do experiments and hands-on exploration, and have a lot of fun while we learn neat things about the world around us.

Wednesdays May 8-May 29, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years

Free, register in advance starting March 19

May 29th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 

Spring Documentary Films: Free Solo

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 ft high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. Fourth of a 4-part documentary series from the Criterion Collection. Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi; 2018, 1:40, PG-13

Free Solo trailer

May 29th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Trivia Night!

Grab some friends or drop-in and make new ones.

It's all happening at  APL's trivia nights!  

Prizes for the winning team.

May 29th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series will help fill in the gaps. Series topics include:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Financial Models for Business Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Social Media
  • Storytelling to Engage Customers
  • Protection of Information/Cybersecurity

Registration Required. 

May 30th, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

May 30th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

May 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

May 30th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
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

* Date adjusted this month *

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

APL Camera Club

Aurora Public Library Camera Club, meets the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online. New members welcome.

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

Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

May 31st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

Drag Queen Story Hour!

A magical story time experience hosted by Eva Lasting! The stories will help children learn that it's great to be who you are, and parts of the event will be interactive (but participation is optional). Children will get to be part of the story, wear some silly costumes and even strut their stuff bringing out their inner performer! Feel free to come dressed your best glamorous outfit!

Date: Saturday June 1

Time: 11:00-12:00 (including some dress up time)

Ages: 3 years and up

June 1st, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 

Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages:16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

June 3rd, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

June 4th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

June 4th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

June 4th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

LGBTQ Movie Nights: BPM

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s
First of a 4-part series of films for PRIDE month and in support of the LGBTQ members in the community. Directed by Robert Campillo, 2017, 2:23
June 5th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

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

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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, May 6 at 10 am. 

June 6th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

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

Film Buff Fridays: Captain Fantastic

Drop in for some classic older films on Friday afternoons.

Captain Fantastic (2016): In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. 118 minutes.

Rating: PG

June 7th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

June 7th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

June 8th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

How To: Library eBook Services

Learn how to use the library’s various online resources to read e-Books for free! Focus will be placed on Overdrive, cloudLibrary, and RBdigital products. Optional: Bring your own devices.

Date/Time: Saturday June 8, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: TBD

Pre-register to ensure your spot, drop-ins welcome!

June 8th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

June 10th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

June 10th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

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

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

June 11th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Resume & Cover Letter Strategies

Participants will learn how to write and format their resume and cover letter, target postings and maximize interests in their cover letter by showcasing their skills, experience, accomplishments and other qualifications.

 

In partnership with RNC Employment Services and the Women's Centre of York Region. 

June 12th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

LGBTQ Movie Nights: Carol

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York. Second of a 4-part series of films for PRIDE month and in support of the LGBTQ members in the community. Directed Todd Haynes, 2015, 1:58

Carol trailer

June 12th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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.

June 12th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

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

Reconnecting with your Profession in Canada

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

During this workshop you will learn about:

  • Steps to take to be eligible to work in Canada
  • Local resources and services available for skilled immigrants
  • Mentoring programs
  • Bridging programs
  • Credential assessment & Accreditation services
  • Occupational specific language training

Registration required.

Facilitator: Vanessa McBride, Employment Mentoring Coach.

June 13th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

June 13th, 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 on the second Thursday of each month for lively discussions of excellent titles. 

Day & Time:  Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Dates:  April 11, May 9, June 13

Ages:  For students in Grades 8 - 12

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

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

Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

June 14th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

Get Your Summer Read On 2019

The TD Summer Reading Club starts today! Come on in and sign up to start tracking your reading to win neat prizes! We’ll have a special prize draw for our first-day registrants, and neat things to do around the library!

Saturday June 15, 9:30-4:30 p.m.

Ages: 0-12 years

Please note this is not a structured program, just a special launch day for the Summer Reading Club--you can register for the club anytime over the summer, not just June 15!

June 15th, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Event Type: 

Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

June 17th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

June 18th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

June 18th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

June 18th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series

The Business Plan: A Hands-On Series will help fill in the gaps. Series topics include:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Financial Models for Business Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Social Media
  • Storytelling to Engage Customers
  • Protection of Information/Cybersecurity

Registration Required. 

June 19th, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

LGBTQ Movie Nights: 3 Generations

After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray's mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent. Third of a 4-part series of films for PRIDE month and in support of the LGBTQ members in the community.Directed by Gaby Dellal, 2015, 1:32

3 Generations Trailer

June 19th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club. Wednesday, June 19th - The Power by Naomi Alderman. 17+; pick up a copy at the Adult Information Desk.

This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world.
June 19th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

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

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

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

Let's Do This! - Monthly Makeshops

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project!

Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

For ages 9 - 15

April 18:  Wicked Weaving

May 16: Button Art

June 20: Rockin' Flower Pots

 

June 20th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Film Buff Fridays: Wonder Woman

Drop in for some classic older films on Friday afternoons.

Wonder Woman (2017): When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. 141 minutes.

Rating: PG

June 21st, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

June 21st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

Art Not Shame

***k perfect: Art Not Shame

Speak back to the pressure to be perfect through a 13-week collaborative art-making experience!

Led by professional artists, we will experiment with both guided and independent art-making through visual art, movement and spoken word in a supportive community. 

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Art Not Shame. 

 

Ages: 16-30

Dinner provided.

Spaces are limited.

Participants must attend all sessions. 

 

To sign up:

June 24th, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

June 25th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

June 25th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

June 25th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. (except Tuesday March 12)

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

June 25th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

LinkedIn & Social Media for Beginners

Social media offers great tools to help you in your job search. During this workshop, participants will learn the basic purpose of the following social media tools: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They will also learn how to use LinkedIn as a networking tool, set up an account, find information, jobs, employers, companies and make their profile highly searchable by others.

 

In partnership with RNC Employment Services and the Women's Centre of York Region.

 

June 26th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

LGBTQ Movie Nights: Milk

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.  Fourth of a 4-part series of films for PRIDE month and in support of the LGBTQ members in the community. Directed by Gus Van Sant, 2008, 2:08

Milk trailer

June 26th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

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

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

June 27th, 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

June 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Trivia Night!

Grab some friends or drop-in and make new ones.

It's all happening at  APL's trivia nights!  

Prizes for the winning team.

June 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sensory Storytime

Perfect for children with special needs, this is storytime with a difference. Small groups, lots of sensory activities, and a chance to just sit and do your own thing with fidget toys are all part of this storytime. Whether your child finds regular storytimes too busy or not busy enough, this is the storytime for you. 

Fridays April 5-June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 2-6 years with a caregiver

Free, drop-in

 

 

June 28th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 2nd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 2nd, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

July 4th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Jun. 10 at 10 am. 

July 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

July 4th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

July 8th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 9th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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!

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 9th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

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

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

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

Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

In Lebovic or Magna Room.

 

July 13th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 16th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 16th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

July 18th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

July 18th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 23rd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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!

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 23rd, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

July 25th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

July 25th, 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

July 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 30th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

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

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

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

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

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Monday, Jul. 8 at 10 am. 

August 1st, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

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

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

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

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

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

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

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

Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

August 12th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

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

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

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

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

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

Video Game Meetup

Drop in for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

Game on the PS4, experience VR with the Oculus Go, enjoy snacks and more!

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

 

August 17th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

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

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

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

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 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

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

Books for Babies

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.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

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

Tales for Twos and Threes

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!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

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

Time for Toddlers

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.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 29th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

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

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 country will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

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

Come to one or all sessions!

 

Registration opens on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 10 am. 

September 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

September 5th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Pflag Coffee Night Aurora

Aurora Public Library is excited and honoured to be partnering with Pflag.

The monthly Coffee Night will be an inclusive and welcoming space where members of our LGBTQ2 community can connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, and celebrate Pflag's vibrancy and growth. 

15145 Yonge Street - Magna Room

Starts at 7:15 PM

September 9th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Audience: