Events

Board Game Blowout

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

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

Date:  April 25, 2018

Ages:  11 - 15

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

April 25th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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#ThrowbackThursday

Come throw it alllll the way back with us to before Y2K at our retro teen party, featuring snacks, crafts, toys (like LEGO and Playdoh), and board games from decades past. There will also be a photo booth with props from the 2000s, 90s, and 80s to create the perfect #TBT pic.

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

Date:  April 26

Ages:  12 – 17

Fee:  Free! 

April 26th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

Join this fun drop-in knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends and old! We welcome all ability levels from beginning to expert. Instruction and help are available as needed, so bring your needles and yarn and come join us!

Tuesdays April 3-April 17, May 1-June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (no class April 24)

Lebovic Room

Ages 7 years and up 

You can email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca if you need help finding or choosing yarn and needles

May 1st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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littleBits Lab

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

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

Dates:  April 5, May 3, June 7

Ages: 11 – 15

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

May 3rd, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Job Search Techniques and Assertive Communication - an Employment Workshop for Teens

Attention job-hunting teens!  Join us for an Employment Information Session with RNC Employment Services.  Get insider tips on how to spruce up your resume, start your job search and prepare for interviews.

Day & Time:  Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Date:  May 4, 2018

Ages:  15 – 18

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

May 4th, 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

Join this fun drop-in knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends and old! We welcome all ability levels from beginning to expert. Instruction and help are available as needed, so bring your needles and yarn and come join us!

Tuesdays April 3-April 17, May 1-June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (no class April 24)

Lebovic Room

Ages 7 years and up 

You can email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca if you need help finding or choosing yarn and needles

May 8th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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YA Book Club

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

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

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

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

May 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

Join this fun drop-in knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends and old! We welcome all ability levels from beginning to expert. Instruction and help are available as needed, so bring your needles and yarn and come join us!

Tuesdays April 3-April 17, May 1-June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (no class April 24)

Lebovic Room

Ages 7 years and up 

You can email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca if you need help finding or choosing yarn and needles

May 15th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

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

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

Date:  April 19, May 17, June 21

Ages:  9 - 15

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

 

April: DIY Glass Magnets

May: No-Sew Pillows

June: Tape-resist Painting

May 17th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

Join this fun drop-in knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends and old! We welcome all ability levels from beginning to expert. Instruction and help are available as needed, so bring your needles and yarn and come join us!

Tuesdays April 3-April 17, May 1-June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (no class April 24)

Lebovic Room

Ages 7 years and up 

You can email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca if you need help finding or choosing yarn and needles

May 22nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Paint Night

Calling all creative teens! Even if you are a terrible artist (which I’m sure you’re not), painting is still a super fun way to open up your creative energy and let your inner artist out. Come join us on this Thursday evening for a night of painting, socializing with fellow creators, and, of course, snacking.

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

Date:  May 24

Ages:  12 – 17

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

May 24th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

Join this fun drop-in knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends and old! We welcome all ability levels from beginning to expert. Instruction and help are available as needed, so bring your needles and yarn and come join us!

Tuesdays April 3-April 17, May 1-June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (no class April 24)

Lebovic Room

Ages 7 years and up 

You can email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca if you need help finding or choosing yarn and needles

May 29th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Home Alone Program

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

Day & Time: Monday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Date:  June 4, 2018

Ages: 9 – 11

Fee:  $39

June 4th, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

Join this fun drop-in knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends and old! We welcome all ability levels from beginning to expert. Instruction and help are available as needed, so bring your needles and yarn and come join us!

Tuesdays April 3-April 17, May 1-June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (no class April 24)

Lebovic Room

Ages 7 years and up 

You can email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca if you need help finding or choosing yarn and needles

June 5th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Film Screening: My Prairie Home

Join us for the screening of My Prairie Home, in celebration of Pride Month.

With thanks to the National Film Board of Canada.

About the Film:

In Chelsea McMullan’s documentary-musical, My Prairie Home, indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian Prairies, Spoon sweetly croons us through their queer and musical coming of age.

June 5th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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littleBits Lab

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

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

Dates:  April 5, May 3, June 7

Ages: 11 – 15

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

June 7th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

Join this fun drop-in knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends and old! We welcome all ability levels from beginning to expert. Instruction and help are available as needed, so bring your needles and yarn and come join us!

Tuesdays April 3-April 17, May 1-June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (no class April 24)

Lebovic Room

Ages 7 years and up 

You can email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca if you need help finding or choosing yarn and needles

June 12th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

Join this fun drop-in knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends and old! We welcome all ability levels from beginning to expert. Instruction and help are available as needed, so bring your needles and yarn and come join us!

Tuesdays April 3-April 17, May 1-June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (no class April 24)

Lebovic Room

Ages 7 years and up 

You can email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca if you need help finding or choosing yarn and needles

June 19th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

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

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

Date:  April 19, May 17, June 21

Ages:  9 - 15

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

 

April: DIY Glass Magnets

May: No-Sew Pillows

June: Tape-resist Painting

June 21st, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Kids Love Knitting!

Join this fun drop-in knitting group where you can practice your skills with new friends and old! We welcome all ability levels from beginning to expert. Instruction and help are available as needed, so bring your needles and yarn and come join us!

Tuesdays April 3-April 17, May 1-June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. (no class April 24)

Lebovic Room

Ages 7 years and up 

You can email Polly at pross@aurorapl.ca if you need help finding or choosing yarn and needles

June 26th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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OBOA - Things Arab Men Say

In this antidote to mainstream-media depictions of Arab men, we get to meet Jay, Ghassan and their friends, who gather at Jamal’s Eden Barber Shop in Edmonton to discuss politics, religion and family over a cut and a shave. Often funny, sometimes sad, this engaging NFB film documents the challenges these men face integrating into Canadian life while preserving their identity and culture.

 

Screening followed by Q&A with Raja Khouri.

 

September 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA: Writing Workshop

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

Workshop Facilitator: Marnie Maguire

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

For Ages 16+

September 29th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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