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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

Ontario Public Library Week
Monday, October 15 - Friday, October 19
Let's celebrate libraries! We will be raising the OPL flag outside the Opera House on Monday October 15 at 11:00 a.m. with cake and coffee to follow! Plus free coffee all week long and OPL coupon books with great Library deals! 

Book Chatter
Tuesday, October 16
1:00-2:00 p.m.
2nd Floor at the Red Couch
Book lovers - drop-in to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers durings this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  Book Chatter will run on the third Tuesday of every month beginning from 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Email us for more information.

OPL Art Collection Tour
Thursday, October 18
2:00 p.m.
Greeter Desk
Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of pieces from OPL's Art Collection. Everyone welcome.
No registration.

Tablets 101 and 102
Tuesday, October 16 and October 23
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn to make the most of your Android tablet (Samsung, Lenovo and more!) in this two-part class. Registration required. $2.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, October 18
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join Fred Blair as he presents "Insights into Upper Canadian Life: Researching, Writing and Publishing. Please register.

SOLD OUT! Big Read Finale: Murder Mystery at the Library!
Saturday, October 20
6:30 p.m.
OPL is excited about this year's Big Read selection, "The Broken Girls" by Simone St. James!For the finale, we'll be hosting our very own evening of Murder in the Library!  Everyone's a suspect!  Gather clues to find the killer.  Tickets are $20 and include wine and appetizers catered by Eclectic Cafe's own Melanie Robinson, a  Chopped Canada Champion! TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!Bonus!  Submit a scary story in 13 words or less by email or drop it into the Big Read Ballot box to be entered to win your very own signed copy! 

Beyond Vision Loss Group
Tuesday October 30
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Are you living with vision loss? Do you care about someone with vision loss? This group is open to CNIB clients, family and friends. We invite you to join us for light refreshments and the chance to learn, share and meet other people who are experiencing vision loss.This free, informal drop-in group is offered the last Tuesday of each month.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, November 1
1:30 -3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join the Bookworms as they meet to discuss "The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules". Please RSVP.

Chair Yoga
Thursdays, beginning November 1
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Program Room
Try yoga from the comfort of a chair with Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, Melanie Rimkay. This will run for six weeks.  (No class on Thursday, November 8th.)  Cost is $30 for the 6 week session. Registration required.

3D Printer Training
Saturday November 3         
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tech Lab
OPL has a new 3D printer! Join in on one of our 3D printing training sessions to learn how to create 3D objects! Staff will show you how to prepare a digital file to print and use the printer safely. 
Please register.

What's the Deal with Instagram?
Saturday, November 6
10-11:30 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn to use this popular photo sharing app on your iPad, Tablet or Smartphone! Please register. $2.

Le Clé French Conversation Circle
Wednesdays in November
10:30 - 12 p.m.
Fireplace Room
Join Nathalie of Le Clé as she leads a friendly group who get together to practice and improve their French speaking skills. All skill levels welcome. Please register.

Interactive Remembrance Day Exhibit
Thursday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Meet our shared history face-to-face during our interactive 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, get a glimpse into the lives of more than 60 people who lived through World War I and World War II.  Saturday's exhibit will also feature additional displays with special artifacts, photos, information and music honouring our local soldiers.    Free and open to all.  Please email us for more information.

Walk of Remembrance
Saturday, November 10
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Take a self-guided tour on Saturday, November 10th from the Library, down Mississaga Street to the Orillia Legion and recreate the final walk for many of our local soldiers through the streets of their hometown.  Tour booklets available all day at the Library. 

FULL WITH WAIT LIST - Paint Night: Autumn Colours
Monday, November 12
5:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join us to create a stunning autumn coloured masterpiece! Artist Steph Whalen will guide you step-by-step through creating your work of art. Ages 18+. All materials provided. $10 per person.   
Registration required.  (NOTE: This program is now full with a waiting list.)

More Than A Book Club
Tuesday November 13
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.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday November 13

5:45-7:45 p.m.
Program Room
Bring your ukulele and jam with some others! This partnership with the Sunshine Ukulele Network encourages fun and friendly playing together! All are welcome.

VON SMART Exercise Class
Wednesdays in November beginning November 14
10:00-11:00 a.m or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Program Room
Join VON Canada SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles together) for an exercise class for seniors 55+. SMART's gentle exercises are for those wanting to improve their strength, balance and flexibility regardless of their current physical ability. For more information and to register call the Orillia SMART team at 705-326-7021.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, November 14

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 Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell. Please RSVP.

OPL Art Collection Tour
Thursday, November 15
2:00 p.m.
Greeter Desk
Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of pieces from OPL's Art Collection. Everyone welcome. 
No registration required.

Genealogy Club
Thursday November 15
2-3:30 p.m.
Program Room
Check out the OPL’s Genealogy Club and meet with others who are researching their family history.
Please RSVP.

Age Of Information: Promise and Peril of the Social Media Age Part 3
Thursday, November 15

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join Matthew Ward as he discusses "Thinking Fast And Slow" by Daniel Kahneman in Part Three of this series about books that have shaped our age.  Everyone welcome. Please RSVP. 

Decorate Your Stuff with Cricut!
Saturday, November 17
2-3:30 p.m.
Tech Lab
Create personalized vinyl cut outs to decorate your phone, water bottles, notebook, windows and more using OPL's amazing Cricut machine! We'll show you how to design, cut and apply your amazing designs. Kids in grades 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Please register.  $10

Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, November 20
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, enjoy each other’s company. No registration required.

How To Create Fabulous Photobooks!
Tuesday November 20
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn tools and techniques you can use to turn your digital photos  into beautiful printable photobooks to treasure for decades. Please register. $2.

Book Chatter
Tuesday, November 20
1:00-2:00 p.m.
2nd Floor at the Red Couch
Book lovers - drop-in to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers durings this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  Book Chatter will run on the third Tuesday of every month.  Email us for more information.

80's Escape Room
Saturday, November 24
3:00-7:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
You are stuck in an '80s time warp! To escape you must solve the clues before your time runs out and you are stuck in the 80's forever! Bookings will be made on the hour; For groups of 4-6 people. Recommended for adults and teens; children ages 10+ with adult accompaniment. $5 per person to be paid at time of registration; all team members must have valid Library card. Please call 705-325-2556 or email us for more information.