Events

Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

November 19th, 10:00am 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

November 19th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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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, September 17th:  Any Man by Amber Tamblyn
Tuesday, October 15th: Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls: Essays by Elizabeth Renzetti
Tuesday, November 19th: Red Word by Sarah Henstra
November 19th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Victory Lap Retirement Session 2

Back by popular demand, author Mike Drak presents Victory Lap Retirement, over 2 evenings this Fall.  Session 1, learn about the psychological aspects of retirement and how to design your own unique retirement lifestyle. Session 2,  learn how to cost out and finance the retirement lifestyle created in session one. Discussion about financial planning, knowing your numbers, and tax minimization strategies, and common retirement pitfalls.  November 19.  Pre-register

November 19th, 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.

 

November 20th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Reconnecting With Your Profession in Canada

 

Join us for this free seminar for those who have recently moved to Canada and want to reconnect with their career. 

Topics include: 

  • Work eligibility in Canada 
  • Local resources for skilled immigrants
  • Mentorships and bridging programs
  • Accreditation and credentials assessment services
  • Occupational-specific language training

Facilitated by Vanessa McBride, Employment Mentoring Coach at Seneca Employment Services 

November 20th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

Join us each month to discuss and debate a great book. November 20: To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.

November 20th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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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

November 21st, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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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.

 

November 25th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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

November 26th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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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. Tuesday November 26: Professor Brenda Visano presents, "Gender and Intersectionality".

November 26th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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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

November 28th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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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.
 

November 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Camera Club

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

November 28th, 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

November 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meetup

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

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

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

December 3rd, 10:00am 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

December 3rd, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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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 4th, 10:00am to 11:00am
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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, December 4: Investment Planning and the Investment Environment

December 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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 5th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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How To: Library eResources

Learn how to use the library’s various online resources to read e-Books on Overdrive, listen to audiobooks on RBdigital, watch movies on Hoopla and listen to music on freegal…all for free! Bring your own devices.

Drop-ins welcome!

December 7th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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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 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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 10th, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
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English Conversation Circle

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

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

December 11th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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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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Queer Reads

Queer Reads is a free monthly gathering for LGBTQ2SIA folks to socialize and connect with literature in a variety of genres. 

Facilitated by author Nikki Donadio. A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, she holds an MA in Creative and Critical Writing and a BA in English Literature. Nikki writes fiction and poetry. 

 

2nd Thursday of each month starting Sept. 12 l 7:00 pm | Multi-Use Room  

December 12th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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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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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, September 17th:  Any Man by Amber Tamblyn
Tuesday, October 15th: Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls: Essays by Elizabeth Renzetti
Tuesday, November 19th: Red Word by Sarah Henstra
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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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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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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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.

Register at: https://bit.ly/2mgBTlo 

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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