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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

 

Tuesday, April 23 & 30
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
iPad for absolute beginners is back by popular demand! Learn how to get started with your iPad in this two part class. Please register. $4.

3D Printing for Seniors
Wednesday April 24
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Tech Lab
Are you curious about 3D printing but don't know where to start? Join us for this introductory 3D printing class for people age 55+. You'll learn how 3D printing is being used in today's industries, and get hands-on experience with OPL's own 3D printer! Please register. Spaces limited.

The Power of Whole Foods with Alisa Herriman
Wednesday, April 24
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join Registered Nutritionist Alisa Herriman for the second of her three-part healthy living series. Alisa will discuss the connection between our diet and risks for cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. The presentation will focus on what you can do to reduce the risks of these common diseases. Everyone welcome. Please register.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, May 2
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join us to discuss "The Broken Girls" by Simone St. James.  New members welcome. Please register. 

3D Printer Training
Saturday, May 4
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.

Getting Started with "The Cloud"
Tuesday May 7
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Demystify "The Cloud" and learn how it can work for you. Please register. $2.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, May 8
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St. N.)
OPL's book club for twenty and thirty somethings, will be discussing "Great Small Things" by Jodi Picoult. 
Please RSVP.

Intro to the Cricut
Wednesday, May 8
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Tech Lab
Personalize your craft projects with OPL's  newest technology, the Cricut Vinyl Cutter! We'll show you how to get started. Registration required.

Emotional Freedom Techniques for Anxiety
Wednesday, May 8
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Do you suffer from chronic or acute pain, anxiety depression, or stress? Try Tapping! Also known as 'emotional freedom technique", this treatment will help free yourself from pain with acupressure using your fingertips. Join Nyahsa Ysrayl and Angelique Benois. Everyone welcome. Please register.

Celebrate Mom with a DIY Spa Sampler
Saturday, May 11
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Program Room
In honour of Mother’s Day, we are celebrating moms of all ages! Join us for a relaxing afternoon of DIY spa-inspired treatments for the face and body. Learn how to make a variety of scrubs and masks with common ingredients, and take home samples to try out when you have a quiet moment. Bring your own small jars if you have them for environmental friendliness. Dressing for comfort is encouraged! Cost is $10 per person, must be a library member. Please register.

Intro to the World Wide Web
Level 1, 2 and 3
Tuesday, May 14, 21 and 28
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
This three part series will help you learn to make the most of your time spent online!  Learn how to choose and navigate your web browser, bookmark websites and articles, find information using Google and more! $5 for all three sessions. Registration required. 

More Than a Book Club
Tuesday, May 14
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Program Room
This new book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is a place to share ideas and be creative. Members, with support if necessary, will discuss their chosen book based on the monthly theme and do a theme-related art project. All skill levels welcome. Please register.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, May 14
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.

Technology Appy Hour: Coupons Online
Wednesday, May 15
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join us on the third Wednesday of every month to learn something new about technology! This casual conversation, led by OPL's Tech Librarian, will cover tech tips you can use and today's trendiest tech topics! This month we'll learn how you can find coupons online and save money. Free! Please register.

Poetry Reading with Doyali Islam
Wednesday, May 15
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Fireplace Room
Meet and chat with poet and editor Doyali Islam, and hear her read from her brand-new poetry book, "Heft" (Penguin Random House Canada, 2019), which Anne Michaels has described as “permeated with tenderness.” To preserve the informal and intimate nature of this evening, seating is limited.  Register in advance to secure your spot!

OPL Art Tour
Thursday, May 16
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Greeter Desk
Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of pieces from the OPL's Art Collection. Learn about artists such as Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Shilling and Elizabeth Wyn Wood, as well as how these works link to our history and community.Everyone welcome. No registration required.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, May 16
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Program Rooms 
Join Professional Genealogist, Linda Corupe, as she presents "The Irish Immigrant's Tale", the true story of a family's journey across the Atlantic in 1834, and the first years of their new life in Upper Canada.  Taken from an unpublished diary, it follows the hardships they encountered, the good times and the bad, all of which make for an entertaining  and unforgettable story. Please RSVP.

Design a 3D Printed Keychain!
Saturday, May 18
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tech Lab
Learn to design and print your own 3D keychain with our tech librarian and the 3D printer.  Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Memories Coffee Hour
Tuesday, May 21
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Program Room
People with early stages of dementia are welcome to come with their caregiver to this drop-in social time. No registration required.

Book Chatter
Tuesday, May 21
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Red Couch - Second Floor
Drop-in to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers during this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  No registration required.

3D Printer Training
Wednesday May 29
2:00-3:30 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.

Nutrition and Your Mental Health
Wednesday, May 29
6:30-7:30p.m.
Program Room
Registered Nutritionist, Alisa Herriman will discuss foods the brain requires for healthy cognitive function and nutritional strategies that we can implement at home for brain health.Last of the three-part healthy living series. Everyone welcome . Please register.

Author Visit: Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell
Saturday, June 1
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Program Room
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell as she discusses her book: "American Refugees: Turning to Canada for Freedom". In "American Refugees", Dr. Deverell examines how Americans have fled to Canada in times of crisis and have helped shaped Canada into the country it is today. Dr. Deverell is also known for her work as a broadcaster, theatre artist, television producer/director/writer and Adjunct Professor of Education at Lakehead University Orillia. Q&A and book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Manticore Books. Everyone welcome. Free. Please register.