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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

May 22nd, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

May 22nd, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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Tuesday Philosophy Club

Join this virtual meeting one Tuesday a month.  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.  In partnership with The Aurora Philosophy Institute (API). New members always welcome. Pre-register.   Tuesday May 24: Some philosophers from the Indian subcontinent – An introduction. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

May 24th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! 

 

May 25: Freedom Soup / By Tami Charles

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org; Call/Text 416-258-9015.

May 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

May 25th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Successful Interview Practices

Learn how to answer challenging interview questions, address employer concerns, and make a positive and lasting impression.

 

Hosted by RCN Employment Services.

 

This Employment Ontario Employment Service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.  

May 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

  • Orientation Session: Friday April 1 or 8 
  • Program Dates: Fridays | Apr 22 – Jun 17 l 10:00am - 12:00pm

For women 18+ living in York Region.

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

May 27th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Spring Forward Into Reading Challenge

April showers, May flowers and new books to read! Download the Beanstack app and register to track the books you read, complete some activities, earn digital badges or write some reviews. With each badge you achieve you’ll get a raffle ticket you can apply to prizes from different Aurora businesses. Register at https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

Reading challenge runs April 1-June 30, join anytime. 

May 28th, 9:00am to 9:15am
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

May 29th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

May 29th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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Crossword Club

Calling all crossword puzzle lovers! 

Join us each month as we tackle a challenging crossword puzzle together virtually. The host will share their screen and read out the clues, and participants can suggest answers. It's fun and easy, and you may even learn something new! 

 

June 1st, 10:00am to 11:00am
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

June 1st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

  • Orientation Session: Friday April 1 or 8 
  • Program Dates: Fridays | Apr 22 – Jun 17 l 10:00am - 12:00pm

For women 18+ living in York Region.

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

June 3rd, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Spring Forward Into Reading Challenge

April showers, May flowers and new books to read! Download the Beanstack app and register to track the books you read, complete some activities, earn digital badges or write some reviews. With each badge you achieve you’ll get a raffle ticket you can apply to prizes from different Aurora businesses. Register at https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

Reading challenge runs April 1-June 30, join anytime. 

June 4th, 9:00am to 9:15am
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

June 5th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

June 5th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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In Full Voice (All-Day screening)

While the media tend to portray Muslim women as submissive and silenced, filmmaker Saïda Ouchaou-Ozarowski has chosen to distance herself from that caricature, with which she does not identify. She sat down with six Muslim Canadian women eager to talk about what shapes their identities. The resulting documentary, In Full Voice, offers an intimate perspective on the journey of these women, who have a common desire to share their visions of Islam.

June 6th, 1:15am to 12:45pm
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Seniors' benefits and credits, with CRA

June is Seniors Month!  Join us for a virtual information session about personal taxes and seniors' benefits and credits, with Canada Revenue Agency.  Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

June 7th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Spice Club

Join us as we delve into the flavourful world of spices!

Each month, we'll explore a spice by learning about its history and uses, and use the spice to try out some new recipes on your own.

Here's how it will work:

- Pick up your pre-portioned spice and a collection of recipes from the library before the event date

- Try making one or more of the recipes

June 7th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Puzzle Club

Enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles but don't have the space to do one at home? Give a virtual jigsaw puzzle a try with our Puzzle Club. Together we'll work on completing an entire jigsaw puzzle in an hour.

No experience necessary, can be played on a tablet or computer. 

This program will take place over Zoom - instructions will be emailed out 2 days prior. 

 

June 8th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

June 8th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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You Still Look the Same: an evening with Farzana Doctor

Farzana Doctor’s debut poetry collection is both an intimate deep dive and a humorous glance at the tumultuous decade of her forties. Through crisp and vivid language, Doctor explores mid-life breakups and dating, female genital cutting, imprints of racism and misogyny, and the oddness of sex and love and urges us to take a second look at the ways in which human relationships are never what we expect them to be.

June 9th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

  • Orientation Session: Friday April 1 or 8 
  • Program Dates: Fridays | Apr 22 – Jun 17 l 10:00am - 12:00pm

For women 18+ living in York Region.

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

June 10th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Below the Belt, Pelvic Health and Wellness Series

Join Physiotherapist Sheela Zelmer for this virtual 4-part series.  Learn about some common dysfunctions of the pelvic floor, identifications and causes.  Find out what treatments are available and what you can do to help yourself. Part 4, June 10: Better Bladder Control. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

June 10th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Spring Forward Into Reading Challenge

April showers, May flowers and new books to read! Download the Beanstack app and register to track the books you read, complete some activities, earn digital badges or write some reviews. With each badge you achieve you’ll get a raffle ticket you can apply to prizes from different Aurora businesses. Register at https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

Reading challenge runs April 1-June 30, join anytime. 

June 11th, 9:00am to 9:15am
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Practicing Meditation

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. Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

June 11th, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

June 12th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

June 12th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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Pflag Coffee Night Support Meeting

Join 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 where you can make new friends or connect with old ones.

June 13th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Scam Awareness and Prevention for Newcomers to Canada

Protect yourself by understanding the differences between a legitimate call from the CRA and a scam, how to report a scam and what to do if you if you were the victim of a scam or fraud.

 

This session will be interactive and attendees will be able to share their experiences and stories. We will also demonstrate how to browse the Canada.ca website to find information.

 

In partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.

June 14th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Feminist Book Club

An online gathering for people who want to explore the issue of feminism in relation to monthly book titles and as a broader subject.

This club will be offered through Zoom; instructions will be emailed 2 days before the event.

Email kstark@aurorapl.ca to receive your copy of the book.

Spring Dates:

June 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

June 15th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Enterprising Careers for Women

Build your self-confidence, create an action plan, work one-on-one with a career coach and receive support for one year. Plus, access networking events with guest speakers.

  • Orientation Session: Friday April 1 or 8 
  • Program Dates: Fridays | Apr 22 – Jun 17 l 10:00am - 12:00pm

For women 18+ living in York Region.

Register at: wcyr.ca/registration

In partnership with Women’s Centre of York Region.

June 17th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Spring Forward Into Reading Challenge

April showers, May flowers and new books to read! Download the Beanstack app and register to track the books you read, complete some activities, earn digital badges or write some reviews. With each badge you achieve you’ll get a raffle ticket you can apply to prizes from different Aurora businesses. Register at https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

Reading challenge runs April 1-June 30, join anytime. 

June 18th, 9:00am to 9:15am
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

June 19th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

June 19th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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Death Café

Death Cafés are part of a global movement “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of our (finite) lives.”

 

Join Vilma Oliveros to gather with people of all ages, demographics and belief systems and talk about death in a safe and relaxed setting.

 

* Please note Death Café is not a bereavement/grief support group or counselling session.

 

In partnership with Hope House Community Hospice.

June 21st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Multi-Sector Career Fair

Whether you are looking for industry insight, your first job, changing careers or professional development, the Multi-Sector Career Fair is your opportunity to network directly with employers from a wide variety of high demand sectors and connect with Career Centre staff. 

 

Participating employers to be announced.

 

In partnership with ACCES Employment.

 

Register at sforce.co/3HUa33q

June 22nd, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! 

 

Jun 22: Hold That Thought! / By Bree Galbraith

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

To register email LSP@ccsyr.org; Call/Text 416-258-9015.

June 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

June 22nd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Target your Cover Letters & Resumes

Learn the Do's and Don'ts of writing a cover letter and resume and how to target employer needs and submit applications. 

 

Hosted by RCN Employment Services.

 

This Employment Ontario Employment Service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.  

June 23rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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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. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

June 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Spring Forward Into Reading Challenge

April showers, May flowers and new books to read! Download the Beanstack app and register to track the books you read, complete some activities, earn digital badges or write some reviews. With each badge you achieve you’ll get a raffle ticket you can apply to prizes from different Aurora businesses. Register at https://aurorapl.beanstack.org

Reading challenge runs April 1-June 30, join anytime. 

June 25th, 9:00am to 9:15am
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

June 26th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

June 26th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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APL Book Club: The Vanishing Half

If you enjoy discussing books, join us the last Wednesday of the month (excluding Dec.) from 7:00-8:30 p.m. for this Virtual Book Club.  Wednesday June 29: The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett.  Pre-register.  Zoom details will be emailed.

June 29th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

June 29th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

July 3rd, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

July 3rd, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

July 6th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

July 10th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

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

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

July 13th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

July 17th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

July 17th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

July 20th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

July 24th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

July 24th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

July 27th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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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. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

July 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

July 31st, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

July 31st, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

August 3rd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

August 7th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
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OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

August 7th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
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Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

August 10th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
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Book Cover Design for Writers

Your book cover is your most powerful marketing tool for your writing.  

Discover how to judge a book by its cover! How do great covers get made? 

 

Learn which questions to ask, which design pitfalls to avoid, and how your
cover can bring your story to life. This workshop is aimed at both 
self-publishing authors and those working with a publisher.

 

Facilitated by author and book designer, Rachel Rosen. 

 

August 11th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

August 14th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

August 14th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

August 17th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

August 21st, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

August 21st, 9:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

August 24th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

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

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

August 28th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

August 28th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

August 31st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

September 4th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

September 4th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

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

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

September 11th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

September 11th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

September 14th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

September 18th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

September 18th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

September 21st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

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

OBOA Writing Contest

FAMILY

Writing Contest

Swimming Back to Trout River is a moving story of a Chinese family navigating change in turbulent times.  Families provide an endless source of material; secrets buried, trauma, hope, betrayal and love.  Send us your story of family (real or imagined) to enter the OBOA 2022 writing contest.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

There are two categories: Youth (ages 14 – 17) and Adult (ages 18+)

Submissions can be in any genre but must be original and unpublished in any form

September 25th, 9:00am to 11:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA Photography Contest

THE POWER OF MUSIC

 

In Swimming Back to Trout River music and its riveting power connects the characters through space and time. Capture the power of music and performance in this year’s OBOA photography contest.

In partnership with The Auroran newspaper.
 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

September 25th, 9:00am to 11:45pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

September 28th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

An Evening With Jan Wong

Jan Wong went to China as a starry-eyed Maoist in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution, renouncing rock and roll and hauling pig manure in the paddy fields. Learn about her experiences in Maoist China and how her love affair began to sour as she became aware of the harsh realities of Chinese communism.

About Jan Wong

September 29th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 

A Symphony with the Senses: writing workshop

Attention to the senses is a form of meditation that not only anchors writers to their creative source, but provides nuanced information about character, setting and even plot. 

Inspired by Linda Rui Feng’s Swimming Back to Trout River, this workshop takes a deep dive into the essence of your subject matter by awakening and writing with the five senses.

Beginner and experienced writers welcome. Bring a work-in-progress (novel, short story, poem, or memoir) or use the exercises to discover something new.

 

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

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

October 5th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

October 12th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

October 19th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Meet Linda Rui Feng (OBOA Grand Finale)

Linda Rui Feng is a writer and a scholar, a practitioner and researcher of imaginative storytelling. 

Meet the author at the OBOA grand finale event and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the experiences that shaped the powerful novel, Swimming Back to Trout River.

 

October 22nd, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

October 26th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

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

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

November 2nd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

November 9th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Pflag Coffee Night Support Meeting

Join 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 where you can make new friends or connect with old ones.

November 14th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

November 16th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

November 23rd, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

November 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

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

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

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

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 14th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work. This is not a writing workshop; rather an opportunity for writers to hone their work with feedback from other writers.

December 15th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 21st, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Online Trivia Night

Join us on Facebook Live for Online Trivia on Wednesday nights!. Test your skills and maybe learn something new!

Playing is easy- simply tune in at 8 PM, go to our Facebook page and type your comment in the chat. You think the answer is #2? Just type "2" into the chat!

December 28th, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: