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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 
Friday, February 1 until Saturday, February 23
Take a chance on love this month with our 6th annual literary love-match program. We will wrap some great titles in brown paper and advertise the merits of the book with a fun, lonely-hearts advertisement. You check out your date, rate it, and return your ballot to us for a chance to win a delicious lunch for two at Eclectic Cafe's new location!

iPad 101 &102
Tuesday February 19 and February 26
10:00- 11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
This two part series will help beginners get more familiar with the ins and outs of their iPads. Learn about the physical components of your iPad, downloading apps, settings, taking photos and more! Spaces limited so please register. $4 for the series.

Book Chatter
Tuesday,  February 19
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Drop-in to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers during this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  No registration required.

Technology Appy Hour: Facebook Privacy
Wednesday, February 20
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join us on 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 be discussing Facebook privacy. Please RSVP. Free!

Take Perfect Pet Pictures
Saturday, February 23
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn tips to take better photos of your pets on your smartphone! Photographer Darrin Davis will teach you how to work with your phone camera and your pet to capture those precious moments.
Registration required. 

Nerf Battle - Ghost Busters vs. Slimers
Saturday, February 23

4:45 p.m.
Bring your un-modified Nerf guns to the Library for a fun game of after-hours Nerf Capture the Flag! The theme is Ghost Busters! Find out if you are a Ghost Buster (white shirt) or a Slimer (green shirt) when you register. 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. Registration required.

Intro to the Cricut
Wednesday, February 27
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join our Tech Librarian as she explains and demonstrates the many possible applications of this exciting new die-cutting machine.  Registration required.

More Than A Book Club
Tuesday, March 5
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. 

Getting Started with "The Cloud" 
Tuesday, March 5
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Demystify "The Cloud" and learn how it can work for you.  Please register. $2.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, March  7
1:30 -3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join us to discuss "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins.  New members welcome.  Please RSVP.

Sow and Tell
Thursday, March 7
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join the Orillia Community Gardens for a "Sow and Tell" Drop-In event in support of the Orillia Seed Library.  Bring your surplus seeds to share and pack for spring, and learn what you need to know to grow this spring from local growers.  No gardening experience or seeds necessary.  Everyone welcome; no registration required.

Books On Tap
Wednesday, March 13
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 "The Four Agreements" by Miguel Ruiz. Please RSVP.

Get Your Garden Ready for Spring
Thursday, March 14
6:00-7:30 p.m
Program Room
Join Gabrielle Polman from Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery as she gives helpful tips fro getting your spring garden started.  Everyone welcome. Please register.

eBooks From Your Library
Tuesday, March 19
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn to download eBooks for free from your Library on your iPad, smartphone or tablet.  Please register.  Free!

Book Chatter
Tuesday, March 19
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.

Memories Coffee Hour
Tuesday, March 19
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.  Puzzles and activities, opportunity to ask questions and share experiences, and enjoy each other's company.  No registration required.

Tech Appy Hour:  Google Maps
Wednesday, March 20

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join us on 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 all about Google Maps. Please RSVP. Free!

Bad Art Night
Friday, March 22

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Program Room

Bad Art Night is back, and it's badder than ever!  There is no expectation of "good" art here!  Enjoy the creative process of making a sculpture, painting, mobile - whatever kind of bad art you want!  We'll vote on our favourite worst piece and the best disasterpiece will take the top prize!  Pizza dinner included.  Ages 18+.  Must be a library member to participate.  Cost is $5/person, all materials will be supplied. 
Please register.  

Get Music and Magazines Online From Your Library!
Tuesday, March 26

10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn how to get music and magazines online through RB Digital and Freegal.  Please register.  Free!

Weight Loss With Nutritionist Alisa Herriman
Wednesday, March 27
6:30-8:00
p.m.
Program Room 
Cut through the fads and learn healthy lifestyle strategies that get results from Registered Nutritionist Alisa Herriman.  Learn the five elements of healthy weight loss and receive free downloads to create your own healthy meal plan.  Free.  Everyone welcome.  Please register.