Events

English Conversation Circle

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

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

December 11th, 6:30pm 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 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

December 12th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Preschool Storytime

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019 for Staff Development Day, so no program that day)

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

December 12th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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ESL Conversation Group

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

December 12th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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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. 

The 2nd Thursday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:  October 10, November 14, December 12

2020 Dates:  January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Free.  For students in Grades 8 - 12  Please register in advance.

December 12th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Queer Reads

A community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys picks from a variety of genres. Come enjoy refreshments, meet new people and discuss LGBTQ2S books with local author Nikki Donadio.

2nd Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room  

December 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Crafts for a Cause

Turn craftiness into kindness. Each month we will be making a craft and donating it to a local charity. High school students can earn 1 volunteer hour. December: fleece blankets. 

December 16th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

December 17th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

December 17th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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ESL Conversation Group

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

December 17th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

December 17th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Girls Who Code @ APL

Aurora Public Library will be leading a Girls Who Code club!

Girls Who Code clubs are meant for girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models, and use Computer Science to change the world. When you join a Club, you will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring role models. You then work in teams to design and build a Girls Who Code Project that solves real world problems you care about through code!

December 17th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. It is a gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject, See staff for copies of the books.
 
 
Tuesday, December 17th: Movie Night!
 
Collette (2018)
December 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday* of every month, beginning September.  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. *December meeting: December 17

December 17th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

December 18th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Time for Toddlers

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

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

December 19th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Preschool Storytime

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

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 11:00-11:45 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019 for Staff Development Day, so no program that day)

Best for ages 2.5-4 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in!

December 19th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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ESL Conversation Group

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

December 19th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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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 - 14

September 19:  Pixelated Perler Beads

October 17:  Wondrous Wall Hangings

November 21:  Watercolour Tile Art

December 19:  Ugly Christmas Sweaters*

 

* Please bring your own sweater to decorate

 

 

December 19th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Baby Cafe

Meet up with other expectant and new parents in this group for families welcoming babies. Guest speakers teach about topics on pregnancy and parenting in a relaxed setting geared toward enhancing your first year with baby. Babes in arms welcome.

4th Thursday of each month Starting September 26th | 7:00 pm | Multi-use Room

Register at http://bit.ly/2JfsKmt or drop in.

December 19th, 7:00pm 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

December 19th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Holiday Movie Marathon!

Holiday movies in the library all day! Family friendly!

 

Home Alone @ 11:00 am (watch the trailer)

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

December 21st, 11:00am to 5:00pm
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Sip & Stitch

Join us for some lively chit-chat and meet up to work on textile craft projects. Bring your own projects to work on, or start something with our basic scrap supplies! All levels welcome.

Staff will be available to help with basic questions. B.Y.O.Mug for tea and coffee.

Monday night meetings: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9, 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday morning meetings: Sept 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4, 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

December 23rd, 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 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

January 2nd, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

January 2nd, 11:00am to 11:30am
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Library Building Day

Join us for some creative building fun at the Library’s Building Days! We have lots of LEGO® and Duplo® for you to build with, and awesome books to give you ideas!

Saturdays January 4, February 15, March 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

2-10 years, with an adult

Free, drop in!

January 4th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Video Game Meetup

Drop into the Creative Studio for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

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

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

Ages 10+

Creative Studio

January 4th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Partagez Le Francais

Join Partagez Le Francais for spontaneous conversation in French. This meet-up provides a space for Francophones as well as beginners with conversational ability to chat in French. The topics of conversation are spontaneously generated by the group members to create the same atmosphere you may encounter at a French café.18+

Registration: http://: https://www.meetup.com/Partagez-le-francais/events/

January 5th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Paws for Stories - Winter 2020

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for 1 half-hour session of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays January 6-27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly and enter the program alone)

January 6th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

January 6th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

January 7th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

January 7th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

January 7th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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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

January 7th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

January 7th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Girls Who Code

Get together with fellow girls who are interested in using Computer Science and learn how to code from fun and simple online coding tutorials! There are 10 sessions taking place on tuesdays in the library.

More information on the Girls Who Code program here: https://ca.girlswhocode.com/

Dates: Every Tuesday from Jan. 7 - Mar. 10
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Ages: 10 - 15

January 7th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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English Conversation Meetup

All levels of spoken English are welcome at this social gathering. Join us monthly to meet new people and practice English in everyday conversation. Enjoy refreshments and a different topic every session.
2nd Wednesday of each month | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

January 8th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Preteen Book Club

Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk, read and do bookish activities.

Wednesdays January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1 and May 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Grades 5, 6 and 7

January 8th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June. 

Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution.  Wednesday, January 8: Investment Planning and the Investment Environment

January 8th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

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

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

January 9th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

January 9th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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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

January 9th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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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. 

The 2nd Thursday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:  October 10, November 14, December 12

2020 Dates:  January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Free.  For students in Grades 8 - 12  Please register in advance.

January 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Queer Reads

A community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys picks from a variety of genres. Come enjoy refreshments, meet new people and discuss LGBTQ2S books with local author Nikki Donadio.

2nd Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room  

January 9th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Film Buff Fridays: Airplane!

Drop in for some great movies on Friday afternoons!

 

Friday, January 10th - Airplane! (watch the trailer here!)

Friday, January 24th - The Sister's Brothers

Friday, February 7th - Enough Said

Friday, February 21st - Michael Clayton

Friday, March 6th - Edward Scissorhands

January 10th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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Meet the Seasons Newcomer Nature Tour

Join educators from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority in this fun and interactive introduction to the four seasons in Aurora. This free event is geared toward newcomer families of all ages.

Please come dressed for seasonal weather. We will spend part of our time indoors and part of our time outside, regardless of the conditions.

January 11th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Travel Club

Share favourite destinations, hidden gems and travel tips with other travel lovers. If you’ve been on a trip recently and would like to share with others, please contact Kathryn at 905-727-9494 x292 or kstark@aurorapl.ca. Drop ins welcome! 

January 13th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Paws for Stories - Winter 2020

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for 1 half-hour session of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays January 6-27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly and enter the program alone)

January 13th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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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. 

 2nd Monday of each month.

January 13th, 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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

January 14th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

January 14th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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

January 14th, 12:30pm to 3:30pm
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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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

January 14th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Girls Who Code

Get together with fellow girls who are interested in using Computer Science and learn how to code from fun and simple online coding tutorials! There are 10 sessions taking place on tuesdays in the library.

More information on the Girls Who Code program here: https://ca.girlswhocode.com/

Dates: Every Tuesday from Jan. 7 - Mar. 10
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Ages: 10 - 15

January 14th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

January 15th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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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 January 15-February 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years (5 year olds may come with an older sibling)

Registration opens December 6.

Free!

January 15th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Grade 3-4 Book Club

Come hang out, make new friends, talk about some awesome books and do some fun activities.

Ages 8-9 (grade 3 and 4)

Wednesdays January 15, February 19, March 25, April 15, May 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Free! Registration opens December 6, 2019.

                                                

January 15th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

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

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

January 16th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

January 16th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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

January 16th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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Let's Do This! Monthly Makeshops - 2020 Vision Boards

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

Free.  For ages 9 - 14.  Drop in.

January 16:  2020 Vision Boards

February 20:  Clay Day - Jewellery & Keychains

March 19*: Set in Stone Photo Holders

* March 19th Makeshop will take place1:30 - 3:00 p.m. for March Break

January 16th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Partagez le francais

Join Partagez Le Francais for spontaneous conversation in French. This meet-up provides a space for Francophones as well as beginners with conversational ability to chat in French. The topics of conversation are spontaneously generated by the group members to create the same atmosphere you may encounter at a French café. 18+

Registration: http://: https://www.meetup.com/Partagez-le-francais/events/

January 19th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Paws for Stories - Winter 2020

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for 1 half-hour session of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays January 6-27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly and enter the program alone)

January 20th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
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Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

January 20th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

January 21st, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

January 21st, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

January 21st, 11:00am to 11:45am
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

January 21st, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

January 21st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Girls Who Code

Get together with fellow girls who are interested in using Computer Science and learn how to code from fun and simple online coding tutorials! There are 10 sessions taking place on tuesdays in the library.

More information on the Girls Who Code program here: https://ca.girlswhocode.com/

Dates: Every Tuesday from Jan. 7 - Mar. 10
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Ages: 10 - 15

January 21st, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Event Type: 

Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. It is a gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject, See staff for copies of the books.

Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. 17+

January 21st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Baby Swag

January's project: wooden teething rings. This program is great for new or soon to be parents. Each month we will make something cute for baby. Stop by and get creative. Babies welcome! Registration opens December 22. 

January 22nd, 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

Join us each month to discuss and debate a great book. January's Pick: The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkle. 

January 22nd, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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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 January 15-February 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years (5 year olds may come with an older sibling)

Registration opens December 6.

Free!

January 22nd, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Trivia Night

A lively evening on fun and trivia at the library! Homemade trivia with great prizes and bragging rights for the winner!

17+. Drop-ins welcome, space permitting.

January 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

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

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

January 23rd, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

January 23rd, 11:00am to 11:30am
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

January 23rd, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark!

Come join us to learn about stars and constellations. Also, don’t miss out on making your own light-up constellation jar!

Ages 7 and up with an adult

Thursday January 23, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Registration opens December 6, 2019.

January 23rd, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Baby Café

Meet other expectant and new parents in this group for families welcoming babies. Guest speakers guide discussions on pregnancy, postpartum and parenting in a relaxed setting. Babes in arms welcome.

The 4th Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in! 

January 23rd, 7:00pm 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

January 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Film Buff Fridays: The Sister's Brothers

Drop in for some great movies on Friday afternoons!

 

Friday, January 10th - Airplane! 

Friday, January 24th - The Sister's Brothers (watch the trailer here!)

Friday, February 7th - Enough Said

Friday, February 21st - Michael Clayton

Friday, March 6th - Edward Scissorhands

January 24th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each month we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

January 24th, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
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Introduction to Meditation

Meditation helps us develop clarity and wisdom, gaining a greater understanding of life. Through meditation we can experience inner peace and lasting happiness by reawakening our natural spiritual consciousness.  In this class you will learn the benefits of meditation and be introduced to basic meditation techniques that you will be able to practice on your own or with others.

January 25th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Youth Coffee House

Live music featuring teens from The Arts Music Store.

For Youth Open Mic: Contact Reccia at 905-727-9494 x230

In collaboration with The Arts Music Store

January 25th, 2:00pm to 3:45pm
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Paws for Stories - Winter 2020

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for 1 half-hour session of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Mondays January 6-27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly and enter the program alone)

January 27th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
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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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

January 28th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

January 28th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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

January 28th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

January 28th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Girls Who Code

Get together with fellow girls who are interested in using Computer Science and learn how to code from fun and simple online coding tutorials! There are 10 sessions taking place on tuesdays in the library.

More information on the Girls Who Code program here: https://ca.girlswhocode.com/

Dates: Every Tuesday from Jan. 7 - Mar. 10
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Ages: 10 - 15

January 28th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday* of every month, beginning September.  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

January 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

January 29th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 

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 January 15-February 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years (5 year olds may come with an older sibling)

Registration opens December 6.

Free!

January 29th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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January Makeshop

Warm up the winter with a fun creative crafts program. We provide the supplies, you make whatever you wish!

Ages 3 and up with an adult

Wednesday January 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Free, drop in.

 

 

                                                

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

Time for Toddlers

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

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

January 30th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

January 30th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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

January 30th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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Teen Movie Night

Join us on the last Thursday* of each month for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free. For ages 13+.  Drop in.

January 30:  The Sun is Also a Star

February 27:  The Maze Runner

March 26:  Napoleon Dynamite

 

 


 

January 30th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Death Café

The Death Café movement, started in the UK, believes that “death belongs to everybody”. Join poet Mollie Coles Tonn to gather with people of all ages and demographics, eat cake and talk about death in an open context with no agenda. Please note that Death Café is not a grief support or counselling session.

January 30 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in

January 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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High Five

This one-day training will help anyone working with children aged 6 to 12 to ensure each child’s social, emotional, and cognitive needs are met.  Topics also include bullying, conflict resolution, physical literacy, children’s mental health and moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Friday January 31, 9:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Multi-Use Room

$75  For ages 13+.  Please register in advance.

*Please note: this is a full-day program; participants should bring snacks and a lunch.

January 31st, 9:30am to 5:00pm
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Video Game Meetup

Drop into the Creative Studio for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

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

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

Ages 10+

Creative Studio

February 1st, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Rita Cox Live!

Trinidad-born author and storyteller Rita Cox has performed for adults and children on stage, radio and television across North America, in Europe, Brazil and the Caribbean.

Hear the magic as this award-winning storyteller weaves her spell at an all-ages family friendly event.

Join us in the APL Living Room for refreshments l Joy & Laughter

In Celebration of Black History Month

February 1st, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Partagez le francais

Join Partagez Le Francais for spontaneous conversation in French. This meet-up provides a space for Francophones as well as beginners with conversational ability to chat in French. The topics of conversation are spontaneously generated by the group members to create the same atmosphere you may encounter at a French café. 18+

Registration: http://https://www.meetup.com/Partagez-le-francais/events/

February 2nd, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

February 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

February 4th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

February 4th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

February 4th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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

February 4th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

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

Girls Who Code

Get together with fellow girls who are interested in using Computer Science and learn how to code from fun and simple online coding tutorials! There are 10 sessions taking place on tuesdays in the library.

More information on the Girls Who Code program here: https://ca.girlswhocode.com/

Dates: Every Tuesday from Jan. 7 - Mar. 10
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Ages: 10 - 15

February 4th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

A fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills.  Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Tuesdays February 4* - March 10, 7:00 - 8:30.

Optimist Room. 

Free.  Ages 15 - 18.

* To register after the course has already started, please contact us at 905.727.9494 x280

February 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
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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 January 15-February 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years (5 year olds may come with an older sibling)

Registration opens December 6.

Free!

February 5th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Paint Night

An evening of guided painting- take your artwork home and display it for all to see!

Supplies provided for registrants. Please note that if you have registered for this program but are more than 15 minutes late for the program, you will forfeit your spot.

13+

February 5th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Preteen Book Club

Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk, read and do bookish activities.

Wednesdays January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1 and May 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Grades 5, 6 and 7

February 5th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June. 

Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution.  Wednesday,February 5 : Investment Planning and the Investment Environment

February 5th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

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

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

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

The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we create and enjoy delicious, easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Each month a different community volunteer will lead us in cooking a menu from their country of origin.

Please note that due to the popularity of this program, we cannot accept drop-in participants. 

February 6th, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Audience: 
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Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

February 6th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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

February 6th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
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STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Thursdays February 6-March 12 (6 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens December 6.

 

February 6th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Film Buff Fridays: Enough Said

Drop in for some great movies on Friday afternoons!

 

Friday, January 10th - Airplane! 

Friday, January 24th - The Sister's Brothers

Friday, February 7th - Enough Said (watch the trailer here!)

Friday, February 21st - Michael Clayton

Friday, March 6th - Edward Scissorhands

February 7th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
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Travel Club

Share favourite destinations, hidden gems and travel tips with other travel lovers. If you’ve been on a trip recently and would like to share with others, please contact Kathryn at 905-727-9494 x292 or kstark@aurorapl.ca. Drop ins welcome! 

February 10th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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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. 

 2nd Monday of each month.

February 10th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

February 11th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

February 11th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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

February 11th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

February 11th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Girls Who Code

Get together with fellow girls who are interested in using Computer Science and learn how to code from fun and simple online coding tutorials! There are 10 sessions taking place on tuesdays in the library.

More information on the Girls Who Code program here: https://ca.girlswhocode.com/

Dates: Every Tuesday from Jan. 7 - Mar. 10
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Ages: 10 - 15

February 11th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Women and Heart Health

February is Heart Month! To educate and empower women to make smart choices about their health, Naturopathic Doctor Olivia Greenspan will discuss why a women-specific approach is necessary to consider their unique needs and risk factors.

February 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

A fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills.  Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Tuesdays February 4* - March 10, 7:00 - 8:30.

Optimist Room. 

Free.  Ages 15 - 18.

* To register after the course has already started, please contact us at 905.727.9494 x280

February 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

February 12th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 

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 January 15-February 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years (5 year olds may come with an older sibling)

Registration opens December 6.

Free!

February 12th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

English Conversation Meetup

All levels of spoken English are welcome at this social gathering. Join us monthly to meet new people and practice English in everyday conversation. Enjoy refreshments and a different topic every session.
2nd Wednesday of each month | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

February 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 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

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

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

February 13th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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

February 13th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Thursdays February 6-March 12 (6 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens December 6.

 

February 13th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

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. 

The 2nd Thursday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:  October 10, November 14, December 12

2020 Dates:  January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Free.  For students in Grades 8 - 12  Please register in advance.

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

Queer Reads

A community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys picks from a variety of genres. Come enjoy refreshments, meet new people and discuss LGBTQ2S books with local author Nikki Donadio.

2nd Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room  

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

Library Building Day

Join us for some creative building fun at the Library’s Building Days! We have lots of LEGO® and Duplo® for you to build with, and awesome books to give you ideas!

Saturdays January 4, February 15, March 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

2-10 years, with an adult

Free, drop in!

February 15th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 

Partagez le francais

Join Partagez Le Francais for spontaneous conversation in French. This meet-up provides a space for Francophones as well as beginners with conversational ability to chat in French. The topics of conversation are spontaneously generated by the group members to create the same atmosphere you may encounter at a French café. 18+

Registration: http://: https://www.meetup.com/Partagez-le-francais/events/

February 16th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

February 18th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

February 18th, 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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

February 18th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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

February 18th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

February 18th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Girls Who Code

Get together with fellow girls who are interested in using Computer Science and learn how to code from fun and simple online coding tutorials! There are 10 sessions taking place on tuesdays in the library.

More information on the Girls Who Code program here: https://ca.girlswhocode.com/

Dates: Every Tuesday from Jan. 7 - Mar. 10
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Ages: 10 - 15

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

Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. It is a gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject, See staff for copies of the books.

Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. 17+

February 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

A fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills.  Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Tuesdays February 4* - March 10, 7:00 - 8:30.

Optimist Room. 

Free.  Ages 15 - 18.

* To register after the course has already started, please contact us at 905.727.9494 x280

February 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Baby Swag

February's project: DIY family photo books. Be sure to bring in 10-20 family photos. This program is great for new or soon to be parents. Each month we will make something cute for baby. Stop by and get creative. Babies welcome!

February 19th, 10:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
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 January 15-February 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ages 6-9 years (5 year olds may come with an older sibling)

Registration opens December 6.

Free!

February 19th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Grade 3-4 Book Club

Come hang out, make new friends, talk about some awesome books and do some fun activities.

Ages 8-9 (grade 3 and 4)

Wednesdays January 15, February 19, March 25, April 15, May 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Free! Registration opens December 6, 2019.

                                                

February 19th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

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

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

February 20th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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

February 20th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Thursdays February 6-March 12 (6 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens December 6.

 

February 20th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Being Black in Canada

Join journalist Brock Weir for a panel discussion about the contemporary challenges and celebrations experienced by Black people today. Topics discussed will include race and economic mobility, systemic discrimination and the arts and culture scene. 

Panelists:

Jerisha Grant-Hall

Jerisha Grant-Hall is a community organizer, activist and the Chairperson of the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (NACCA).

February 20th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Film Buff Fridays: Michael Clayton

Drop in for some great movies on Friday afternoons!

 

Friday, January 10th - Airplane! 

Friday, January 24th - The Sister's Brothers 

Friday, February 7th - Enough Said

Friday, February 21st - Michael Clayton (watch the trailer here!)

Friday, March 6th - Edward Scissorhands

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

AWBF Pop-Up Blues

Let’s Blues It Up!

Whet your appetite for the upcoming festival.

Live music featuring performers from the Aurora Winter Blues Festival

In collaboration with Music Aurora

February 22nd, 1:30pm 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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

February 25th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

February 25th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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

February 25th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

February 25th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Girls Who Code

Get together with fellow girls who are interested in using Computer Science and learn how to code from fun and simple online coding tutorials! There are 10 sessions taking place on tuesdays in the library.

More information on the Girls Who Code program here: https://ca.girlswhocode.com/

Dates: Every Tuesday from Jan. 7 - Mar. 10
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Ages: 10 - 15

February 25th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

A fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills.  Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Tuesdays February 4* - March 10, 7:00 - 8:30.

Optimist Room. 

Free.  Ages 15 - 18.

* To register after the course has already started, please contact us at 905.727.9494 x280

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

Tuesday Philosophy Club

Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday* of every month, beginning September.  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

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

Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

February 26th, 10:00am to 11:00am
Audience: 

Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

Join us each month to discuss and debate a great book. February's pick: The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton

February 26th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Bubble and Fizz

Join us on this magical day… make some bubbling potions and bottle them up for your future adventures!

Ages 7 and up

Wednesday February 26, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Free, drop in.

February 26th, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

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

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

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

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

February 27th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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

February 27th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Thursdays February 6-March 12 (6 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens December 6.

 

February 27th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Teen Movie Night

Join us on the last Thursday* of each month for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free. For ages 13+.  Drop in.

January 30:  The Sun is Also a Star

February 27:  The Maze Runner

March 26:  Napoleon Dynamite

 

 


 

February 27th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

BABY CAFÉ

Meet other expectant and new parents in this group for families welcoming babies. Guest speakers guide discussions on pregnancy, postpartum and parenting in a relaxed setting. Babes in arms welcome.

The 4th Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

February 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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

Reccia Mandelcorn
rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
905-727-9494 ext 230

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

APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each month we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

February 28th, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Partagez le francais

Join Partagez Le Francais for spontaneous conversation in French. This meet-up provides a space for Francophones as well as beginners with conversational ability to chat in French. The topics of conversation are spontaneously generated by the group members to create the same atmosphere you may encounter at a French café.18+

Registration: http://: https://www.meetup.com/Partagez-le-francais/events/

March 1st, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

March 2nd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

March 3rd, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

March 3rd, 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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

March 3rd, 11:00am to 11:45am
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

March 3rd, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

March 3rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 

Girls Who Code

Get together with fellow girls who are interested in using Computer Science and learn how to code from fun and simple online coding tutorials! There are 10 sessions taking place on tuesdays in the library.

More information on the Girls Who Code program here: https://ca.girlswhocode.com/

Dates: Every Tuesday from Jan. 7 - Mar. 10
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Ages: 10 - 15

March 3rd, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

A fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills.  Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Tuesdays February 4* - March 10, 7:00 - 8:30.

Optimist Room. 

Free.  Ages 15 - 18.

* To register after the course has already started, please contact us at 905.727.9494 x280

March 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Baby Swag

March's project: tie dye onesies. Bring in your own white or light coloured onesies and we'll provide the tie dye. This program is great for new or soon to be parents. Each month we will make something cute for baby. Stop by and get creative. Babies welcome!

March 4th, 10:30am to 12:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Preteen Book Club

Join our Preteen Book Club and make new friends with other book lovers! We’ll talk, read and do bookish activities.

Wednesdays January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1 and May 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Grades 5, 6 and 7

March 4th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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. 
March 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event Type: 

New Adventures in Piano Listening

Join classical pianist and educator Dr. Penny Johnson for a ninety-minute presentation designed to enlighten and entertain with creative approaches to listening to piano, drawing connections between piano music and literature. Pre-register

March 4th, 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 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

March 5th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we create and enjoy delicious, easy to prepare dishes from around the world. Each month a different community volunteer will lead us in cooking a menu from their country of origin.

Please note that due to the popularity of this program, we cannot accept drop-in participants. 

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

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

March 5th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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

March 5th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Thursdays February 6-March 12 (6 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens December 6.

 

March 5th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 

Film Buff Fridays: Edward Scissorhands

Drop in for some great movies on Friday afternoons!

 

Friday, January 10th - Airplane! 

Friday, January 24th - The Sister's Brothers 

Friday, February 7th - Enough Said

Friday, February 21st - Michael Clayton 

Friday, March 6th - Edward Scissorhands (watch the trailer here!)

March 6th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

AWBF Pop-Up Blues

Get your mojo going!

Whet your appetite for the upcoming festival.

Live music featuring performers from the Aurora Winter Blues Festival

In collaboration with Music Aurora

March 7th, 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

International Women's Day

A community-led event featuring local artists, artisans, musicians, activists, educators, and community organizations supporting women in Aurora and York Region.
March 8, 2020 | 1:30 – 4:30 pm | APL Living Room l Magna Room

Drop in. All welcome!

March 8th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Travel Club

Share favourite destinations, hidden gems and travel tips with other travel lovers. If you’ve been on a trip recently and would like to share with others, please contact Kathryn at 905-727-9494 x292 or kstark@aurorapl.ca. Drop ins welcome! 

March 9th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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. 

 2nd Monday of each month.

March 9th, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

March 10th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

March 10th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

March 10th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Girls Who Code

Get together with fellow girls who are interested in using Computer Science and learn how to code from fun and simple online coding tutorials! There are 10 sessions taking place on tuesdays in the library.

More information on the Girls Who Code program here: https://ca.girlswhocode.com/

Dates: Every Tuesday from Jan. 7 - Mar. 10
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Ages: 10 - 15

March 10th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

A fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills.  Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters.

Tuesdays February 4* - March 10, 7:00 - 8:30.

Optimist Room. 

Free.  Ages 15 - 18.

* To register after the course has already started, please contact us at 905.727.9494 x280

March 10th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

March 11th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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English Conversation Meetup

All levels of spoken English are welcome at this social gathering. Join us monthly to meet new people and practice English in everyday conversation. Enjoy refreshments and a different topic every session.
2nd Wednesday of each month | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

March 11th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Trivia Night

A lively evening on fun and trivia at the library! Homemade trivia with great prizes and bragging rights for the winner!

17+. Drop-ins welcome, space permitting.

March 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

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

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

March 12th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

March 12th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-10 years (it is recommended that children younger than 7 have a caregiver or older sibling to assist them with the activities)

Thursdays February 6-March 12 (6 weeks), 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Optimist Room

Free! Registration opens December 6.

 

March 12th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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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. 

The 2nd Thursday of each month; 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2019 Dates:  October 10, November 14, December 12

2020 Dates:  January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11

Free.  For students in Grades 8 - 12  Please register in advance.

March 12th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Queer Reads

A community-led LGBTQ2S group that enjoys picks from a variety of genres. Come enjoy refreshments, meet new people and discuss LGBTQ2S books with local author Nikki Donadio.

2nd Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room  

March 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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AWBF Music Workshops

Beginner Guitar Workshop

Guided Improvisation Workshop

In collaboration with The Arts Music Store and Music Aurora

Register with The Arts Music Store: 905-898-7164

 

March 14th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Be CrEATive: D-I-Y Pi(e)

Celebrate International Pi Day by decorating sweet pie cupcakes, and make & bake your own delicious mini pie.

Saturday March 14, 11 - 12 p.m.

Creative Studio

Free.  For ages 9-14.  Please register in advance.

March 14th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Live Audio Engineering

Explore how to run a show, from the set up to the final song. Topics such as the signal chain, gain staging, band dynamics, and equipment choice will be discussed. In addition, an opportunity to have hands on experience with some digital mixers will be provided. 

Facilitated by James Hoyes

Registration through Music Aurora @ musicaurora.ca

March 14th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Pi Day

Celebrate our favourite mathematical constant with pie, math based activities and a pi recitation contest.

Date: March 14, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Pi recitation contest will take place at 3:14 p.m!)
Location: Creative Studio

All ages welcome.

March 14th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Home Alone Program

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

Monday March16 (March Break); 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Lebovic Room

$39  For ages 9-11

Please register in advance. (Registration opens on December 6 2019.)

 

March 16th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

March 16th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

March 17th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

Meet new friends and learn more about our community. A new topic every meetup.

A bi-weekly group for newcomers to Canada and Aurora.

Alternating Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am | Lebovic Room

Register or drop in!

March 17th, 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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

March 17th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

March 17th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Feminist Book Club

Feminist Book Club takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. It is a gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject, See staff for copies of the books.

Walk-ins welcome, space permitting. 17+

March 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Inspired Art - Teen Paint Along

Branch out and brush up on your painting skills, while re-creating this enchanting evening scene.

Wednesday March 18, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.  (March Break)

Creative Studio

Free.  For ages 12-16.  Please register in advance.  (Registration opens on December 6 2019.)

 

March 18th, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

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

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

March 19th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

March 19th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

March 24th, 10:00am to 10:30am
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! 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Best for ages 2 and 3 years, but everyone is welcome!

Free, drop-in.

March 24th, 11:00am to 11:45am
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. 

Ages: 6 and up

Free, drop-in!

Creative Studio

March 24th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Drop by Aurora Public Library on the 4th Tuesday* of every month, beginning September.  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

March 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

March 25th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Grade 3-4 Book Club

Come hang out, make new friends, talk about some awesome books and do some fun activities.

Ages 8-9 (grade 3 and 4)

Wednesdays January 15, February 19, March 25, April 15, May 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Free! Registration opens December 6, 2019.

                                                

March 25th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Time for Toddlers

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

Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Thursday 10:00-10:30 a.m. (Library is closed Nov. 7, 2019, so no program that day)

Best for ages 14-23 months. Older and younger siblings are welcome!   

Free, drop-in.

 

March 26th, 10:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 

Song and Dance Time!

Join us for half an hour of singing and dancing! We’ll learn new songs and play with rhythm, and have a wonderful noisy time! 

Thursdays January 2-March 26, 11:00-11:30 p.m. 

Ages 0-5 with an adult

Free, drop in!

March 26th, 11:00am to 11:30am
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Teen Movie Night

Join us on the last Thursday* of each month for free popcorn and a fun teen movie.

Free. For ages 13+.  Drop in.

January 30:  The Sun is Also a Star

February 27:  The Maze Runner

March 26:  Napoleon Dynamite

 

 


 

March 26th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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BABY CAFÉ

Meet other expectant and new parents in this group for families welcoming babies. Guest speakers guide discussions on pregnancy, postpartum and parenting in a relaxed setting. Babes in arms welcome.

The 4th Thursday of each month | 7:00 – 8:30 pm | Multi-Use Room

Register or drop in!

March 26th, 7:00pm 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

Reccia Mandelcorn

March 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Acts of Kindness

Earn volunteer hours by giving back to your community and showing love for your library.  Each month we will meet and spread joy in Aurora by committing different APL Acts of Kindness.

March 27th, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
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Video Game Meetup

Drop into the Creative Studio for an afternoon of gaming fun! Come play, relax and chat about games with others!

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

Feel free to bring your own gaming devices!

Ages 10+

Creative Studio

March 28th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Library Building Day

Join us for some creative building fun at the Library’s Building Days! We have lots of LEGO® and Duplo® for you to build with, and awesome books to give you ideas!

Saturdays January 4, February 15, March 28, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

2-10 years, with an adult

Free, drop in!

March 28th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Sip & Stitch

Calling all knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and cross-stitchers. Use our embroidery, serger, and sewing machines for new projects, or sip on a drink and work on something old. Bring your own mug!

Mondays (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.): Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3, Mar 2, 16 & 30
Wednesdays (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.): Jan 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25

 

March 30th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 are to be accompanied by an adult. 

Every Tuesday, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Free, drop-in

Best for ages 0-13 months. Older siblings are welcome!

March 31st, 10:00am to 10:30am
Audience: