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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

Let's Make a Cookbook, Orillia!
To celebrate the joint 150th birthday of Canada and Orillia, your Library is putting together a cookbook with 150 of Orillia's favourite recipes! Whether they are traditional family recipes, or fresh new favourites, we want to hear about them!  Help us reach our goal of 150 recipes by sending us yours, along with a short anecdote (1-3 sentences) about what this recipe means to you. Photos or drawings of the dish or cook are also encouraged. E-mail your recipe to us, or pick up a submission form in the Library. Send us your recipes by January 31st and you will be entered to win a food themed gift basket!

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, December 13th
6:00 p.m.
Programming Room
Drop in and strum with the Sunshine Ukulele Network!  Any skill level is welcome.  No registration required.  Call 705-325-2338 for more information.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, December 14th
7:30 p.m.
Sushi Wadasi (66 Mississaga St E)
OPL's book club for people in their 20's and 30's! Have a cold one and discuss this month's book, "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman. This month we are meeting at Sushi Wadasi (66 Mississaga Street E.) Please register.

Reading Resolutions for a Chance to Win
Wednesday, December 28
Make a Reading Resolution this year! Pick up a BINGO card beginning Wednesday, December 28 and complete a row of reading for a chanceto win a Winter gift basket. All completed BINGO cards must be returned to the Library by Tuesday, January 31.

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesdays, January 3 & January 17
10:00-11:00 am
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 compnay. No registration required.

Bookworms Bookclub

Thursday, January 5
1:30 pm
Program Room
We will be discussing Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. RSVP to get a copy or to join the group.

Orillia 150 Launch
Saturday, January 7
11:00 am
Start the year off with our Orillia 150 Launch! Join us for performances, refreshments, displays from the Orillia Heritage Centre, and special guests.  Everyone welcome.

Tech Training E-mail for iPad
Tuesday, January 10
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Computer Technology Lab

Learn about using e-mail on your iPad. Please register.  $2 per person; space is limited.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, January 11
7:30 pm
Golden Wok
Join us as we kick off 2017 with An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield. Please RSVP.

Evolution of Teacher Education (In Conversation with Lakehead University)
Tuesday, January 17
6:15 pm
Programming Room
Join Dr. Frances Helyar as she discusses the history of teacher education in Ontario, and shares insights about the present and future of teacher education in Simcoe County. Everyone welcome. Please RSVP. 

Book Banter
Tuesday, January 17
6:45 p.m.
Fireplace Room
Book Banter is discussing the award winning, narrative non-fiction of Erik Larson. Larson's writing immerses readers in a rich historical experience allowing them to emerge with a sense of having lived in that time: In The Garden of Beasts: love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin, The devil In The White City: murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania, Thunderstruck, Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History (available through interlibrary loan).  New members always welcome; please RSVP.

Made in Orillia
Wednesday, January 18
2:00 p.m.
Programming Room
The Orillia Heritage Centre invites you to learn about Orillia's industrial past. Many items we use every day were invented or manufactured here in Orillia! Ice cream scoops, exercise machines, and many more intriguing items will be discussed. Please RSVP.

Tech Training
Intro to Skype
Tuesday, January 24
10:00-11:00 am
Computer Technology Lab

In this session, we will use the Tech Lab computers to practice making video calls with Skype. Please register.  $2 per person; space is limited.

All the Other Things: Podcast Club
Tuesday, January 24
6:30 pm
Fireplace Room.

Just like bookclub, but for podcasts! Discover new podcasts at OPL's newest club! This month's theme is "prison". Please RSVP to resceive this month's listening list.