HALLOKWEEN! DRAG STORYTIME
Saturday, October 31 from 2:00 - 2:30pm
We invite kiddos and grown-ups to dress in their very best costumes
and join Miss Eva Lasting as we sing songs, read books and celebrate
Halloween! with our HALLOKWEEN!
Register at: bit.ly/3kg4wIx
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOLARS' HUB @ HOME
Wednesdays from 12:00 - 12:45pm
NOVEMBER 4 | Claim the vote, claim the country: On the question of 2020 US elections and the commons
Presented by Adam Churchard, PHD Candidate, Politics, LA&PS; Dr. Anna Agathangelou, Professor, Department of Politics, Faculty of LA&PS.
Lectures followed by Q&A. All Welcome!
Zoom registration through York University: bit.ly/34nwOKq
You do not have to be a student or alumni of York U to attend.
Join moderator Roger Strong for a free, informal online discussion group where you can exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.
Wednesdays from 7:00 - 9:00pm
November 4 & December 2
For Zoom details, email: email@example.com
VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP SERIES
Job Search Tips for New Canadians
Tuesday, November 3 | 10:30 - 11:30am
Stress Management Using Mindfulness
Friday, November 6 | 10:00 - 11:30am
Work-Life Balance and Job Maintenance
Wednesday, November 18 | 1:00 - 2:00pm
Register at https://bit.ly/31NitXb
In partnership with RNC Employment Services.
Feel the benefits of gentle core body stretches, movements and postures that will engage both sides of the body. Led by Jackie Thornton.
Thursdays, November 5 & 19 from 3:30 - 4:00pm
For Zoom details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
In these uncertain and stressful times, learn the benefits of meditation and basic meditation techniques that you will be able to practice on your own or with others.
One hour virtual sessions once a month.
New members welcome.
Saturdays, Nov 14 & Dec 5 from 11:00 am - 12:00pm
For Zoom details, visit: bit.ly/2RL6q7t
OBOA WRITING CONTEST (Adults 18+)
This year’s OBOA Writing Contest invites you to consider the meaning of “Resilience” focusing on your sense of the human spirit.
For details, visit us online
Send your entry to: email@example.com
Contest Deadline: Friday October 30, 2020
For information about OBOA, visit www.onebookoneaurora.com
ENTERPRISING CAREERS (Women 18+)
Follow your career path through online group sessions and individualcoaching facilitated by Women’s Centre of York Region.
Workshops: Fridays Oct 30 - Dec 11 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Register at wcyr.ca/online-registration/
or call 905-853-9270
APL VIRTUAL BOOK CLUBS
If you enjoy discussing books, join us every month online!
Afternoon Book Club: Nov 18 & Dec 16 | 2:00 - 3:30pm
Evening Book Club: Nov 25 | 7:00 - 8:30pm
Feminist Book Club: Nov 4 & Dec 2 | 7:00 - 8:30pm
You can checkout an eBook through CloudLibrary, or an audiobook through Hoopla and print copies are also available through Curbside.
Register at aurorapl.ca
NEWCOMER WOMEN'S MEETUP
Enjoy a bi-weekly virtual meeting, 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.
Tuesdays, Nov 10, 24 & Dec 8 | 10:00 - 11:30am
Register at bit.ly/3g8C8Fp or Contact: Claudia Olguin firstname.lastname@example.org
OBOA PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST (Adults 18+)
This year’s OBOA Photography Contest invites you to explore the theme “Community”. https://www.facebook.com/aurorapubliclibrary
Send your entry to email@example.comContest Deadline: Friday October 30, 2020
Reconnecting with your Profession in Canada
Have you recently immigrated to Canada and want to connect with your profession? During this workshop you will learn about:
- Steps to take to be eligible to work in Canada
- Local resources and services available for skilled immigrants
- Mentoring programs
- Credential assessment & Accreditation services
Wednesday, Nov 18 from 1:30 - 2:30pm
Facilitator: Vanessa McBride, Employment Mentoring Coach
In partnership with Seneca TRIEC Mentoring Partnership
Register at: bit.ly/3hlISAx
TAKING ACTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Discuss on how you can make change happen by acting withothers. Facilitated by the Aurora/Newmarket Amnesty International Group
Wednesday, November 4 from 7:00 -7:45pm
Register at: bit.ly/3l42nRl
The CULINARY TRAVELLER: a virtual tour
Join us monthly for an online cook-along showcasing foods and recipes from around the world. If you would like to volunteer to share one recipe from your country of origin to be featured in a live cooking demonstration, please contact Claudia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Some ingredients will be provided by York Region Food Network.
Fridays from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Nov 6: bit.ly/3dDzSX4 | Dec 4: bit.ly/3jbTZwW
In Partnership with York Region Food Network.
ENGLISH CONVERSATION MEETUP
Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation.
Each meetup will feature a different theme. All levels of spoken English are welcome.
2nd Wednesday of each month
Nov 11 & Dec 9 from 10:30 - 11:30am
Register at: bit.ly/33eBXEg
OBOA GRAND FINALE
Join us for the grand finale of the 2020 OneBookOneAurora project.
Meet Catherine Hernandez, author of Scarborough, and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the back story of this fabulous book. Q&A
Saturday, November 14 at 2:00pmRegister at: bit.ly/3fqnKcJ
APPS TO EARN CASH BACK (Women 18+)
Learn how to maximize your rewards and cashbacks for items you’re already buying! Apps covered include Rakuten (formally Ebates), Checkout 51, Drop, Flashfood and more.
Tuesday, November 17 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Register at: bit.ly/35GWbHV
or by email at email@example.com
In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.
Funded by The Regional Municipality of York.
ENTREPRENEURS IN RESIDENCE
Dare to be bold at a fast-paced evening featuring four entrepreneurswho will share their stories in a short TED X-style talk.
Thursday, November 19 from 7:00 - 8:30pm
Register at: bit.ly/3blyR37
PFLAG COFFEE NIGHT AURORA
Pflag Coffee Night Aurora is a safe space where members of the LGBTQ2 community, their friends, family or allies can come together. This is a place to seek support if you have questions or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, or a place you can make new friends or connect with old ones.
Second Monday of every month from 7:00 - 8:30pm
We are taking our Coffee Nights online - So BYO coffee for now :)
Registration through Pflag coming soon.
SCAMS-PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST FRAUD!
Join us for a virtual presentation and learn about the most common scams including aggressive phone calls, what to look for in emails and text messages.
Thursday, November 26 from 10:00 - 11:30am
Q & A will follow.
Register at: bit.ly/3o7K4fd
In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.
ESL CONVERSATION GROUP
Practice everyday conversation, learn new vocabulary, improve pronunciation and speaking skills!
This continuing adult English conversation program is facilitatedby a York Catholic District School Board instructor.
Tuesdays & Thursday from 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Register in two steps:
1) Register online m at: ce.ycdsb.ca/esl/
2) A free language assessment test is required: email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 1-855-330-8655
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, but we are accepting a waiting list.
For information, email email@example.com
Join us every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm for online trivia.
Test your skills, be social and maybe learn something new!
Playing is easy- simply go to APL's Facebook page at 8:00pm and type your answer in "Comments".
Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.
Thursdays | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 15
Register at: bit.ly/3iUd0EG
TAKE & MAKE KITS
Bring our Creative Studio home with our new Take & Make kits!
Fun new kits will be available every week for you to reserve through
In-Library pick-up. Take home and follow our easy online tutorial to create something awesome!
Activities will launch on a first-come-first-served basis.
Each account is limited to one kit per activity.
Reserve at: aurora.biblocommons.com