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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

Weddings and Wednesdays: Food in Orillia
Saturday, March 25
2:00 p.m.
Programming Rooms
Join local food historian and expert Dorothy Duncan as she discusses the dishes that graced the tables of Orillians 150 years ago.  Special focus will be paid to the difference between food served at special occasions as well as everyday fare.  Samples of the recipes will be provided.  Please RSVP.

Adult Colouring
Mondays, March 27, April 3, 10 and 24
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Programming Room
Bring your colouring books and pencil crayons and relax for an hour with colouring and conversation!  Adults only please.  Please RSVP.

All the Other Things: Podcast Club
Tuesday, March 28
6:30 pm
Fireplace Room
Just like bookclub, but for podcasts! Discover new podcasts at OPL's newest club! This month we are listening to "Missing Richard Simmons".  Please RSVP to join and to receive this month's listening list.

Tech Training: E-books with your Overdrive App:  Using e-books on your iPad, phone or tablet.
Tuesday, April 4
10:00 a.m.
Computer Technology Lab
Bring in your iPad, iPhone, or Android device and learn how to download e-books from anywhere!
Please RSVP.  $2 per person.

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, April 4 & April 18
10:00-11:00 am
Program Room 1
People with early stages of dementia are welcome to come with their caregivers to this drop-in social time. Puzzles and activities will be provided, as well as a chance to chat, share experiences, and enjoy each other's company. No registration required.  


Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, April 6
1:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join us to discuss "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" by John Boyne.  Please RSVP to get a copy and join the group.

Uukele Jam
Tuesday, April 11
6:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Bring your ukulele and jam with some others!  This partnership with the Sunshine Ukulele Network encourages fun and friendly playing together.  All are welcome.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, April 12
7:30 p.m.
The Brownstone
Our Book Club for twenty and thirty somethings will be discussing "Fruit" by Brian Francis at The Brownstone (178 Mississage St. E.).  Please RSVP.

Collecting Elvis
Wednesday, April 12
1:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join Wendy King as she discusses the life and music of Elvis Presley.  Wendy is a life-long Elvis fan, and has had a career as a radio personality and blogger.  A special appearance by multi- award winning Elvis tribute artist, Bruce Andrew Stewart is sure to make this a rockin' good time!  Everyone welcome.  
Please RSVP.

In Conversation with Lakehead: Is Frankenstein a Monster?
Tuesday, April 18
6:15 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join Dr. Alice den Otter of Lakehead U. as she discusses the complex construction of monstrosity in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".  Everyone welcome.  Please RSVP.

Tech Training: Into to Online Shopping
Tuesday, April 18
10:00 a.m.
Computer Technology Lab
Learn how to shop online using a selection of popular websites in this demonstration class.
Please RSVP. $2 per person.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, April 20
2:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Learn how to get the most out of Upper Canada Land Records with professional genealogist, Linda Corupe.
Please RSVP.

Hip-Hop Dance Class Drop-In
Saturday, April 22
2:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Drop by for an introductory Hip-Hop dance class.  Learn some new moves and have fun.  All ages and skill levels welcome.  Great family fun!  Please RSVP.

Lip-Synch Music Video Making
Saturday, April 22
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cafe Area
Book your 20 minute slot and create your own lip-synch music video.  Bring your own props (costumes, instruments etc.) and create a fun music video to share with friends and family.  Registration required.
$5 per session.

Seedy Saturday
Saturday, April 22
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Stop by for the 7th Annual Orillia Seedy Saturday at the Orillia Farmer's Market.  Workshops and a seed exchange will be taking place. 

All the Other Things: Podcast Club
Tuesday, April 25
6:30
p.m.
Fireplace Room

Just like bookclub, but for podcasts!  Discover new podcasts at OPL's newest club!  This month we will listen to a selection of the wackiest advice podcasts.