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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

Blind Date with a Book
Feb 1st to 23rd

Take a chance on love this month with our 5th annual Blind Date with a Book program!  We will pick books we love, wrap them in brown paper with a "personal ad" attached.  Rate your love connection and hand in your ballot to win delicious fudge donated by Apple Annie's and a Mariposa Market gift card!
Runs February 1st to 23rd.

Getting to Know Your iPad Series (Part 4)
Tuesdays: February 20
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
This series will help beginners get more familiar with the ins and outs of their iPads. Learn about rthe physical components of your iPad, downloading apps, settings, e-mail, taking photos and more!  This class will take place over four weeks. Please register$2 per class.

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, February 20
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 February 20
1:00 p.m.
Reader's Advisory Area
Book lovers - drop-in to OPL's newest book club, to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers during this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  No registration required. 

Moving Meditation
Tuesday, February 20 for six weeks
Program Room
Connect  breath and movement to calm your mind and body. Moving meditation helps to reduce stress and increase energy.  Guaranteed to improve your afternoon.  Please register for this six week session.  

The Tallis Litany: In Conversation with Lakehead University
Tuesday February 20

2:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevins, Lakehead University Principal, as he discusses The Tallis Litany and the incredible ways it has evolved over a four-hundred year period. Everyone welcome. Please register.

C
hair Yoga
New Session Begins Thursday, February 22
11:30 a.m.
Program Room
Try yoga from the comfort of a chair with Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, Melanie Rimkay. This six week session will begin Thursday, February 22nd and run until Thursday, April 5th (no class March 15th).  Six sessions for $30.00, full payment required at first class.  Please call 705-325-2556 for more information.

Taking Better Photos with your Smartphone (FULL WITH WAITING LIST)
Saturday, February 24
2:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Back by popular demand!  Landscape and portrait photographer Darrin Davis will share simple ways to transform your cellphone snaps into gallery worthy masterpieces.  Please register.  Spaces limited.  $2.

 NERF Battle: Jedi vs. Sith
Saturday, February 24
4:45 p.m.
Bring your un-modified Nerf guns to the Library on Saturday, February 24th at 4:45 p.m. for a fun game of after-hours Nerf Capture the Flag! The theme is Jedi vs. Sith. We will use the force to determine which side you are on when you register. Show your allegiance by wearing white (Jedi) or black (Sith). Don't be late as doors close at 5:00 p.m. Open to adults 18+ who hold a valid Library card. $5. Pizza and drinks provided.
Email us to register or for more information.

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

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, March 6 & Tuesday, March 20
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.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, March 1

1:30 p.m.
Program Room

Join us to discuss "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein.  Please RSVP.

15 Days to a Clutter Free Home!
Thursday, March 8
6:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join professional organzier Margaret Harlos as she shows you simple and effective solutions to help you declutter your home.  Make everyday living easier by making your space work for you!  Margaret has appeared on Rogers Daytime TV and Touch Magazine!  Please register.

Taking Better Photos with your Smartphone
Saturday, March 10
2:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Back by popular demand!  Landscape and portrait photographer Darrin Davis will share simple ways to transform your cellphone snaps into gallery worthy masterpieces.  Please registerSpaces limited.  $2.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday March 13
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 March 14
7:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny
OPL's book club for twenty and thirty somethings, will be discussing "Commonwealth" by Anne Patchett.  We will meet at Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St. N.).  Please RSVP.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, March 15
2:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join Jayne Turvey as she shares valuable genealogy information.  New members always welcome. 
Join us this month as we participate in a webinar with DNA expert, Diahan Southard from "Your DNA Guide".  Diahan will help you make sense of genetic genealogy tests.  Learn in 45 minutes what would take you hours to learn on your own!.  Please register.

Tour Your Library's Art Collection
Thursday, March 15
2:00 p.m.
Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of pieces from OPL's valuable art collection.  Everyone welcome.

Book Chatter
Tuesday March 20
1:00 p.m.
Reader's Advisory Area
Book lovers - drop-in to OPL's newest book club, to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers during this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  No registration required.  

Tabletop Games Night
Tuesday, March 20
6:00 p.m.
Cafe Area
Join us for a fun night of tabletop gaming!  Games provided by Fanboy.  Age 18+.  Please RSVP.

Suffering and Spectatorship: In Conversation with Lakehead University
Tuesday March 20

2:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join Lakehead University's Dr. Valerie Hebert as she discusses the complex ethical dilemmas associated with taking, viewing, publishing and exhibiting photographs of victims of atrocity. Everyone welcome. Please register.

Let's Talk Tablets!
Tuesday, March 20 & Tuesday March 27
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
In this two part class we'll help you get more comfortable with your android tablet!  Learn about the physical components of your tablet, downloading apps, settings, taking photos and more.  Registration required.  $2 per class.