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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

Hip-Hop Dance Class 
Saturday, April 29
2:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join professional instructor/dancer Danielle Turvey for an introductory Hip-Hop dance class.  Learn some new moves and have fun.  All ages and skill levels welcome.  Great family fun!  Everyone welcome. 
Please RSVP.

Living with Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday May 2 & May 16
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Program Room 1
People with early stages of dementia are welcome to come with their caregivers to this drop-in social time. Puzzles and activities will be provided, as well as a chance to chat, share experiences, and enjoy each other's company. No registration required. 

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, May 4
1:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join us to discuss "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.  Please RSVP to get a copy and join the group. 

Tech Training:  Introduction to Computers
Tuesday, May 9
10:00 to 11:30 p.m.
Has it been years since you last used a computer?  Join us for this absolute beginners class. Please RSVP.  $2 per person.

Beginner Genealogy
Tuesday, May 9
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Do you want to create your family tree but don't know how or where to begin?  Join Jayne and start building your family tree. Please RSVP.

Ukukele Jam
Tuesday, May 9
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Bring your ukulele and jam with some others!  This partnership with the Sunshine Ukulele Network encourages fun and friendly playing together.  All are welcome.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, May 10
7:30 p.m.
Cosmo's (90 Mississaga St. E.)
Our Book Club for twenty and thirty-somethings will be discussing "Never Cry Wolf" by Farley Mowat.  Please RSVP.

Ancestry.com (Library Edition)
Thursday, May 11
10:30a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join Jayne and learn how to search this world famous database.  We can help you discover something new!  Please RSVP.

Tech Training:  Photo Management
Tuesday, May 16
10-11:30 p.m.
Join us to learn about a variety of tools and products you can use to get your digital photos organized across multiple devices. Please RSVP.  $2 per person.

Unconcious in Everyday Life (Lakehead U)
Tuesday, May 16
6:15 p.m.
Dr. Les Fleischer of Lakehead University will focus on how everyday events such as dreams, slips of the tongue, bungled actions and jokes can help us understand ourselves better and improve decision-making. Please RSVP. Everyone welcome.

Genealogy Club:  Along the Family History Trail
Thursday, May 18
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Find your way along the family history trail with professional genealogist Ruth Blair.  Please RSVP.

Tech Training:  Drop-In Appy Hour
Tuesday, May 23
10:00a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Come by for this casual drop-in session to learn about a variety of fun and useful apps for your iPad, phone or tablet.

"Creative Crossroads" Songwriting Circle
Thursday, May 25
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Are you a songwriter seeking proven techniques to enhance your process, and have a little fun while you're at it?  The Creative Crossroads Songwriting Circle will provide all that and more, including monthly 'SongPrompts' to help woo your muse.  This is our first meet-up.  Bring your axe!  Please RSVP.

All the Other Things: Podcast Club
Tuesday, May 30
6:30 p.m.
Fireplace Room
Just like bookclub but for podcasts!  We will listen to a selection of podcasts about love, then get together for a lively discussion.  Ask a staff member for our "listening list" or find it on our website. Please RSVP.

OCAN Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, May 30
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Domestic violence is often hidden, but other times it is in plain sight.  Join a panel of local service providers to learn more about domestic violence and prevention.  In partnership with O.P.P., OCAN and Georgian College.  Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP.