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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

French Conversation Circle
Mondays in October
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.

Tech Class: iPad 101
Tuesday, October 17
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Do you want to learn to make the most of your iPad?  Do you want to keep in touch with family and friends? Gain the confidence you need to become an iPad whiz in no time!  Registration required.  $2 per class.
Please register.

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, October 17
10:00 a.m.
Program Room
Join Michelle in the Programming Room 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.

Tabletop Game Night - Overkill: Halloween Slasher
Tuesday, October 17
6:00 p.m.
Cafe Area
Join us for a fun night of tabletop gaming!  Brandon, veteran gamer and owner of Fanboy, will bring the creepy game "Overkill: Halloween Slasher".  Age 18+  Please register.

In Conversation with Lakehead U.
The Oldest Zodiac
Tuesday, October 17
6:15 p.m.
Program Rooms
In 2002, an ancient astologer's board with engraved zodiac signs was discovered in Croatia.  Join Lakehead University's Dr. Tim Kaiser as he discusses the significance of this find.  Everyone welcome. Please RSVP.

Learning Ancestry.com
Wednesday, October 18
10:30 a.m.
Tech Lab
Join Jayne in the Tech Lab and learn how to search this world famous database. 
Please register.

Beginner Genealogy
Thursday, October 19
12:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join Jayne and get some help starting your family tree!  Please register.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, October 19
2:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Learn to make the most of your research with a group of like-minded genealogy enthusiasts. 
Please register.

Stephen Leacock Re-Tour Storytelling
Friday, October 20
2:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join Voyageur Storytelling duo Leslie Robbins-Conway and Paul Conway as they honour Stephen Leacock with storytelling and performance.  Part One:   "The Unsolved Riddle(s) of Stephen Leacock" talk and tell.
Please email us for more information.

Stephen Leacock Re-Tour Storytelling
Saturday, October 21
11:00 a.m.
Program Rooms
Join Voyageur Storytelling duo Leslie Robbins-Conway and Paul Conway as they honour Stephen Leacock with storytelling and performance.  Part Two:  "Frenzied Foolishness."  
Please email us for more information.

Big Read Finale 2017 featuring Kyo Maclear!
Saturday, October 21
7:30 p.m.
It's that time of year again for the Big Read Finale!  Kyo Maclear will be joining us to share the inspiration behind her charming memoir "Birds Art Life".  Wine and appetizers provided by Rustica Pizza Vino. 
Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets available now at the Checkout Desk.  $15 per person.  Please email us for more information.

Tech Class: iPad 102
Tuesday, October 24
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Do you want to learn to make the most of your iPad?  Do you want to keep in touch with family and friends?  This second part of the iPad class will help you gain the confidence you need to become an iPad whiz in no time! (Must have taken iPad 101).  Registration required. $2 per class.

Creative Crossroads Songwriting Circle
Thursday, October 26
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.

Chair Yoga
Thursday, October 26
11:30 a.m.
Program Rooms
Join Melanie Rimkay for a new six week session of gentle and relaxing Chair Yoga.  The cost is $30 for the session.  Registration required.

Managing Memory on your iPad
Tuesday, October 31
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Are you running out of storage space on your iPad?  We can help with that!  
Registration required. $2 per person.

French Conversation Circle
Mondays in November
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.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, November 2
1:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join us to discuss "The Astronauts Wives Club" by Lily Koppel".  Please RSVP.

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesdays:  November 7 & November 21
10:00 a.m.
Program Room
Join Michelle in the Programming Room 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.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, November 8
7:30 p.m.
Fionn MacCool's (2 Front St. N.)
Our Book Club for twenty and thirty-somethings, will be discussing "Two Generals" by Scott Chantler.  Please RSVP.

Interactive Remembrance Day Exhibit Now With NEW Special Features
Thursday, November 9     10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, November 10         10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Meet our shared history face-to-face during our Remembrance Day Exhibit.  Many artifacts from both World Wars as well as conflicts from Korea to present day, will be on display in the Library, plus a glimpse into the lives of more than 60 local people who lived through World War I and World War II.  Step back into the past.  Plus, stop by all month long for displays of wartime artifacts.  Free!  Everyone welcome.

Tech Class: Meet Libby the New Overdrive eBook App!
Tuesday, November 14
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Join us and learn about Libby, the latest alternative to the Overdrive App.  Easier to navigate, you'll love what Libby has to offer! RSVP. $2 per class.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, November 14
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 Game Night
Tuesday, November 14
6:00 p.m.
Cafe Area
Join us for a fun night of tabletop gaming!  In order for your mission to succeed, you must bring down the empire in this month's game, Resistance, provided by Fanboy. Age 18Please register.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, November 16
2:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Learn to make the most of your research with a group of like-minded genealogy enthusiasts. 
Please register.

Tech Class: Making the Most of Kijiji
Tuesday, November 21
10 a.m.
Learn to buy and sell almost anything on Canada's favourite classifieds site. Please register.  $2 per class.

In Conversation with Lakehead U.
Tuesday, November 21
6:15 p.m.
Program Rooms
Stay tuned for details about this month's lecture.

Dieppe 75th Anniversary: Every Man Remembered
Thursday, November 23
1:30
p.m.
This year marked the 75th anniversary of World War II's Dieppe Raid.  Jayne Poolton-Turvey, OPL staff member and Project Manager of Dieppe Every Man Remembered, presents her research on some of the 554 soldiers from The Royal Regiment of Canada who landed at Dieppe.  She will share photos and stories from her recent Battlefield Tour to honour these soldiers.  Please RSVP.

Tech Class: Internet TV for Everyone
Tuesday, November 28
10 a.m.
Learn about a variety of ways to watch your favourite TV shows online!
 Please register.  $2 per class.