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Special Programs & Events

There is always something fun for kids to do at the Orillia Public Library. Check the Program Calendar for details on all the Library fun or sign up for our eNewsletter and always been in the loop!

How To Festival
Saturday, September 30
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
More than 40 special guests will be on hand to teach and share their skills and talents. Do yoga, create art, learn to dance, and so much more! Kid experts will be holding workshops in the Children's Department, too! Pick up your schedule of events and see all the things you can learn!  No registration required; everyone welcome. Free!  Email us for more information.  View our Schedule of Events.

Frankentoy Workshop
Saturday, October 21
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Indulge your inner mad scientist! Bring new life to old toys, just in time for Halloween! This is a free program for youth 9-16 years. Please RSVP with the name, age of child, and contact phone number.

Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Saturday, October 28

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bring a pumpkin and we will provide the decorating supplies! Pumpkins will be on display for public voting until Tuesday, October 31. Prizes awarded for each age group! Free -- please register your family now!

Halloween Family Lock-in Party
Saturday, October 28

4:30-6 p.m.
Bring the gang for an after-hours pizza and costume party! Enjoy games, art projects and community life at our event. Cost is $5 per family, registration is required.