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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

Halloween Green Scream
Wednesday, October 26th
4:00-7:30 p.m.
Get into costume and drop by the Library to have your picture taken in front of a creepy Halloween backdrop. This event is happening in conjunction with Downtown Orillia's "The Haunting".
$5 per photo. Email us for more information.

Deadly Dames
Saturday, October 29
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
It's a CRIME!  Join five award-winning writers of mystery and suspense, for a panel discussion on the crime writing world and the state of crime fiction today. The Deadly Dames are: Melodie Campbell, Janet Bolin, Catherine Astolfo, Alison Bruce, Joan O'Callaghan and Nancy O'Neill.  Books will be available for purchase. Everyone welcome. Please register.

Tech Classes: Get Connected for the Holidays
In November and December we will be offering a four-part series to help you stay connected with friends and family this holiday season. Classes will be geared towards those who already have basic computer skills, but who are new to using these programs. Attend one or attend them all.
Please register. $2 per class.
Intro to Faceboook: Tuesday, November 1st, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Intro to E-mail: Tuesday, November 15th, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Intro the Skype: Tuesday, November 29th, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Intro to Facetime (iPad/iPhone): Tuesday, December 6th, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, November 1st &15th
10:00-11:00 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.  
Please email us for more information.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, November 3rd
1:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join the Bookworms Book Club and discuss "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes. Please register to get a copy and join the group. 

French Conversation Circle
Friday, November 4th, 18th & 25th
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join us for conversation as we practice the French words we already know, learn new vocabulary and make new friends!  Please register.

Beginner's Quilting Demo
Friday, November 4th
2:00 p.m.
Program Room
Not your grandmother's quilts!  Join Sue Polera, owner of Thimbles & Things, as she chats about the most current and up-to-date methods for quilting. Please register.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, November 9th
7:30 p.m.
Rustica Pizza Vino (132 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, "Destined to Survive: A Dieppe Veteran's Story" by Jack Poolton and OPL's own Jayne Turvey.  
Please register.

Interactive Remembrance Day Exhibit
Wednesday, November 9th & Thursday, November 10th 
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Meet our shared history face-to-face during our Remembrance Day Exhibit. Many artifacts from both World Wars will be on display in the Library, plus a glimpse into the lives of 50 local people from World War I and World War II. Step back into the past on Wednesday, November 9th & Thursday, November 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to all. Email us for more information.

LGBTQA Adult Drop-In
Monday, November 14th and 28th
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join us at this peer led support group for LGBTQ adults (ages 21+). It is an opportunity to receive support, offer feedback and socialize with other LGBTQ adults in a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental environment. Participants are welcome to invite allies who are supports for them. No registration required. 
Email us for more information.

In Coversation with Lakehead U: Dissecting a Cookie
Tuesday, November 15th
2:00 p.m.
Program Room
What really happens when you bake cookie dough? In this talk, Lakehead University's Dr. Thamara Laredo will discuss the chemistry of cooking and answer this question and more. Everyone welcome; please register.

Book Banter
Tuesday, November 15th
6:45 p.m.
Fireplace Room
November is Mystery month at Book Banter, an easy-going hour of book talk. Bring your thoughts on mysteries you've read (old or new, fiction or nonfiction). What do you look for in a mystery?  Setting, character, fast paced action?  We hope to see you there! Please register.

Psychic Development
Saturday, November 19th
2:00 p.m.
Program Room
Jacqui Derbecker, clairvoyant and online talk show host, will discuss the different forms of psychic awareness, mediumship, and how to read yourself and others. Please register.

Adult Colouring & Tea Party
Tuesday, November 22nd
2:00 P.M.
Program Room
Come and experience the latest trend: adult colouring books! All supplies will be provided, including colouring pages designed especially for adults and relaxing herbal tea on Tuesday, November 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Adults only please. Please register. 

Genealogy Club
Thursday, November 24th
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Program Room
Our Genealogy Club gets together to share their love of family history.  Members help each other to continue on their hunt for missing ancestors.  Members are also encouraged to share ideas and successes as well as learn different ways of researching in hopes of knocking down family tree roadblocks. Please register.

All the Other Things Podcast Club
Tuesday, November 29th
6:30 p.m.
Fireplace Room
This is a group for podcast and media enthusiasts to discuss the podcasts they love (or hate). This month we will be discussing the smash-hit Peabody Award winning podcast, Serial (Season 1). Using investigative journalism, Serial details a riveting non-fiction murder mystery over multiple episodes. New to podcasts? No problem! Ask a staff member to help you get started. Join us for our first meeting! Light refreshments will be served. Please register.