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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

Nominate Orillia's Awesomest People!
As part of Orillia150, OPL will be celebrating some of Orillia's Awesomest people!  Do you know someone with special skills, talents, or accomplishments? Is there someone who makes our community better every day through volunteerism, leadership, community-building or by just being awesome?  Tell us about them!  We'll select the top nominees to be featured as part of our October display, and they will receive an official certificate recognizing them as one of Orillia's Awesomest People! Nomination forms can be found by clicking here or at all Library service desks, or e-mail us at info@orilliapubliclibrary.ca.
Submission deadline is Friday, September 8th.

Local Food Festival
Saturday, August 26
9:00 a.m.
Celebrate the food grown in our community at the Local Food Festival at the Downtown Orillia Farmers Market.  Your Library will be hosting special children's activities, special giveaways, and a display highlighting our amazing cookbook collection and Orillia's agricultural accomplishments!

Creative Crossroads Songwriting Circle
Thursday, August 31

6:00 p.m.
Fireplace Room
New and experienced songwriters are welcome to join Darrin for the Creative Crossroads Songwriting Circle!  Learn techniques to enhance your process and have fun in a supportive environment.  
Please RSVP.

Tech Class - Getting to Know the New Overdrive
Tuesday, September 5
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Do you want to learn to download e-books from your Library? Do you want to know more about the recent updates that have taken place with Overdrive? This class will help you stay up-to-date with the recent changes in your favourite digital library service! Please RSVP. $2 per class.

Chair Yoga
Session begins Thursday, September 7
11:30 a.m.
Program Room
Join Melanie Rimkay for a five week session of gentle and relaxing chair yoga beginning September 7th. Cost is $25 for the five week session. Registration required.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, September 7
1:30 p.m.
Progam Room 
The Bookworms Book Club will be getting together to discuss all of our favourite summer reading. October's selection will be handed out. Please RSVP.

Tour your Library's Art Collection!
Thursdays in September beginning September 7
2:00 p.m.
Tours begin at the Greeter Desk 
Did you know that the Orillia Public Library houses a valuable art collection with works by famous artists such as Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Shilling and Elizabeth Wyn Wood? Do you know how these artists and others are intimately connected to our fine city? Join us for a guided tour of selected pieces from the Orillia Public Library Art Collection. You will learn about the art and artists in the collection as well as how these works link to our history and community. Tours will take place starting at the Greeter Desk in the front lobby. No need to register. Free!

French Conversation Circle
Mondays in September beginning September 11th
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.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, September 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. 

Tabletop Games Night
Tuesday, September 12
6:00 p.m.

Fireplace Room
Join us for a fun night of tabletop gaming!  Brandon, veteran gamer and owner of Fanboy, will be bringing Codenames, the secret agent spy game!  18+. Please RSVP.

Tech Class - Getting to Know the New Zinio App
Tuesday, September 12
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Do you want to learn to download e-magazines from your Library?  Do you want to know more about the recent updates that have taken place with Zinio?  This class will help you get familiar with new Zinio app! Please register. $2 per class.

Books onTap
Wednesday, September 13

7:30 p.m.
Thai Plate (179 Memorial Ave.)
Our Book Club for twenty and thirty-somethings will be discussing "Money Talks" by Gail Vaz-Oxlade. Please RSVP.

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour

Tuesday, September 19
10:00 a.m.
Program Room
Join Michelle in the Programming Room on Tuesday, June 27 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 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.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, September 21
2:00 p.m.
Program Room
The Genealogy Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from September to June.  Come out and join a group of individuals with similar interests, and listen to guest speakers. Please RSVP.

Tech Class - Downloading Music from Your Library
Tuesday, September 26
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Do you want to learn to download music from your Library? Learn how to download your favourite music with Freegal from your Library. Once downloaded, the music if yours to keep! Please RSVP. $2 per class.

Creative Crossroads Songwriting Circle
Thursday, September 28

6:00 p.m.
Fireplace Room
New and experienced songwriters are welcome to join Darrin for the Creative Crossroads Songwriting Circle!  Learn techniques to enhance your process and have fun in a supportive environment.  
Please RSVP.

How-To Festival
Saturday, September 30

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Don't miss OPL's first ever How-To Festival! More than 40 special guests will be on hand to teach and share their special skills and talents. Learn to dance, take better photos, create amazing works of art, do yoga and so much more! There will even be Kid Experts teaching classes for other kids! Pick up your schedule of events at any of your Library's Service Desks and see all the things you could learn in just 4 hours!   Everyone welcome, no registration required.  Free!