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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

French Conversation Circle
Mondays in December
10:30 a.m.
Fireplace Room
Join Nathalie Lanthier of Le ClĂ© as she leads a friendly group who get together to converse in French. Please join us!  Email us for more information or to register.

Acoustic Open Mic Night
Friday, December 8th
7:00 p.m.
It's time to share some songs and suds in the stacks!  Join host Darrin Davis at your Library's Acoustic Open Mic Night.  Bring your friends and family plus your acoustic instrument of choice and perform up to 3 songs through a professional sound system, while guests enjoy delicious local craft beers and ciders.  Doors open and sign-up begins in person at 6:30 p.m., performances begin at 7:00 p.m.  We hope to see (and hear!) you there. (Ages 19+, ID required).  Call 705-325-2556 or email us for more information.

Tech Class: Getting Familiar with Facebook
Tuesday, December 12
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Get familiar with Facebook basics like adding friends, sending messages and posting photosPlease register.  $2 per class.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, December 12
5:45 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, December 13
7:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St N)
Our Book Club for twenty and thirty-somethings, will be discussing "In the Skin of A Lion" by Michael Ondaatje at the Hog N' Penny. Please RSVP.

Winter Warmer Paint Night (FULL WITH WAITING LIST)
Monday, December 18
Program Room
5:45 p.m.
Are you looking for a last minute gift for someone special? Do you want to explore your creative side? Join us to create a winter masterpiece to keep (or give away)! Artist Steph Whalen will guide you step-by-step through creating a stunning painting while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies.  Ages 18+. All materials provided. $10 per person. (Participants must be a  Library member). Registration required.

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, December 19
Program Room
10:00 a.m.
Join Michelle in the Programming Room for a drop in coffee hour for individuals with early dementia and their caregivers or friends. Enjoy some social time in a warm, supportive environment. No registration required; everyone welcome.  Email us for more information.

Tour Your Library's Art Collection!
Thursday, December 21
2:00 p.m.
Did you know that the Orillia Public Library houses a valuable art collection with works by famous artists? Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of pieces from OPL's Art Collection.  Everyone welcome.

French Conversation Circle
Mondays in January
10:30 a.m.
Fireplace Room
Join Nathalie of Le Cle she leads a friendly group who get together to converse in French. Please join us! Email us for more information or to register.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, January 4
Program Room 
1:30 p.m.
Join the Bookworms as they discuss "Chai Tea Sunday" by Heather Clark. Please RSVP.

Get Healthy with Your iPad this New Year!
Tuesday, January 9
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Does your New Year's resolution involve getting healthier?  Learn how you can use your iPad to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Please register. $2.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday January 9
5:45 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 January 10

7:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny
OPL's book club for twenty and thirty somethings, will be discussing Louise Penny's The Great Reckoning.  We will meet at Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St. N.).

Chair Yoga
Thursday beginning January 11
11:30-12:30
Program Room
Join us for this 6 week session of building strength amd flexibility through yoga. Please register. $5 per class or $30 per session.


Taking Better Pictures with Your Smartphone, iPad or Tablet
Saturday January 13
2:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
The best camera is the one you have on you, and these days that's your smartphone!  Landscape and portrait photographer Darrin Davis will share simple ways to transform your cellphone (and tablet) snaps into gallery worthy masterpieces.  Please register.  Spaces limited. $2.

Internet Safety for Seniors
Tuesday January 16
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn tips and tricks for staying safe online. Topics covered will include creating safe passwords, identifying scams, and e-mail safety. Please register. $2.

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday January 16
10:00 a.m.
Program Room
Join Michelle for a drop in coffee hour for individuals with early dementia and their caregivers or friends. Enjoy a social time in a warm, supportive environment. No registration required. Everyone welcome.

Book Chatter
Tuesday January 16
1:00 p.m.
Reader's Advisory Area
Book lovers - drop-in to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers during this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  No registration required.

The Champlain Monument: In Conversation with Lakehead University
Tuesday January 16

2:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join Dr. Kim Fedderson, former Principal of the Orillia Lakehead campus, as he discusses the Champlain Monument's place in the unfolding culture of Orillia. Everyone welcome. Please register.

Tabletop Game Night
Tuesday, January 16
6:00 p.m.
Cafe Area
Join us for a fun night of tabletop gaming!  Games provided by Fanboy.  Age 18+  Please register.

Genealogy Club
Thursday January 18
2:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join Jayne Turvey as she shares valuable genealogy information.  New members always welcome. 
Please register.

Tour Your Library's Art Collection!
Thursday January 18
2:00 p.m.
Did you know that the Orillia Public Library houses a valuable art collection with works by famous artists? Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of pieces from OPL's Art Collection. Everyone welcome.
No registration required.