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Adult Programs

The Orillia Public Library has many fun and informative programs for adults and seniors!  Check out our Calendar of Events for more details!

Upcoming Programs

Hot Readers!
Don't let the kids have all the fun!  Become a Hot Reader this summer!  Share what you are reading to be entered for a draw to win biweekly gift baskets as well as a chance to win the Grand Prize at the end of the summer!  Ballots available now at all service desks.

Essential Oils 101 with Brittany Deck
Thursday, June 27
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join Brittany Deck of Young Living to learn about essential oils.  Brittany will show you easy and affordable ways to use essential oils for more than making your house smell good!  Free.  Registration required.

Just Write Orillia
Tuesdays: July 2, 16 & 30
6:45 p.m.
Program Room
Do you have a talent for creative writing or want to improve?  Join host/moderator, Stephen Davids at this free workshop for inspired local writers.  Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and get peer assistance and encouragement!  No lectures, no egos, no fees!  Be prepared to write and bring something new every-other Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m.  Please register.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, July 4
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join us for a summer movie, to be determined . New members welcome. Please RSVP.

Get Started with Seed Saving!
Monday, July 8

5:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join fellow gardeners and seed savers for an introduction to seed saving and summer seed starting in support of the Orillia Seed Library!  Bring your saved seeds to share and your seed questions!

Books on Tap
Wednesday, July 10

7:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St. N.)
OPL's book club for twenty and thirty somethings. 
Please RSVP.

3D Printer Training
Saturday, July 13
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join our Tech Librarian as she explains how to create 3D objects!  You will learn how to prepare a digital file and safely use the printer. Please register.

Zombie Escape Room for Grownups!
Friday, July 13
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Cards and Coasters (31 Mississaga Street West)

Think you can escape?  Think you can survive?  Test your wits at our Zombie Escape Room!  Teams will compete to be the first to break free.  This special event will be hosted at Cards and Coasters Game Cafe (31 Mississaga St. W.)  Ages 18+.  Register in teams of 4-6.  $5.00 per person.  Must have a valid library card.

Summer Breeze Paint Night
Monday, July 15

5:45-7:30 p.m.
Library Courtyard
Join us to create a stunning acrylic work of art outdoors!  Artist Steph Whalen will guide you step-by-step through creating your masterpiece.  To take advantage of the summer weather, we'll be painting in the Library's courtyard (weather permitting).  Ages 18+. All materials provided.  $10 per person.  Registration required.

3D Printer Training
Tuesday, July 23
2-3:30 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join our Tech Librarian as she explains how to create 3D objects!  You will learn how to prepare a digital file and safely use the printer. Please register.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, August 1
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join us for the movie On Chesil Beach . New members welcome. Please RSVP.

British Home Child 150 Family Reunion Event
Saturday August 10
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Program Rooms
Do you think you might have a Home Child in your ancestry? Join us as we mark the 150th anniversary of British Home Children in Canada. Speak with experts who can help you research your family member. View exhibits, displays and learn about the 150 year history of these children and the influence they have had on our country. Local band, Even Steven, will perform during the event as they honour their grandparents who were home children. (Held in partnership with the British Home Children Advocacy and Research Association).

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, August 13
5:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Program Room
Bring your ukulele and play with others for fun. Hosted by The Sunshine Ukulele Network. Everyone welcome. No registration required.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, August 14

7:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St. N.)
OPL's book club for twenty and thirty somethings. This month's book is "Dark Matter" by Blake Crouch. Please RSVP.