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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

Reading Resolution Challenge
Make a Reading Resolution!  Pick up a ballot and make a reading resolution!  Choose your challenge (or make your own), tell us what you read and return your ballot by Thursday, January 31 for your chance to win a "Get Cozy With a Book" gift basket. and More: Genealogy Online!
Part 1: Thursday, January 24
Part 2: Thursday, January 31
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Want to search for family tree information through some of the biggest databases available?  In this two part series we'll dig deep into online resources.  Bring your research and let us help you get on the right track to locating your family!    Please register.

Blind Date with a Book 
Friday, February 1 until Saturday, February 23
Take a chance on love this month with our 6th annual literary love-match program. We will wrap some great titles in brown paper and advertise the merits of the book with a fun, lonely-hearts advertisement. You check out your date, rate it, and return your ballot to us for a chance to win a delicious lunch for two at Eclectic Cafe's new location!

Random Fandom Trivia Night
Saturday, February 2
6:00- 9:00 p.m.
201 Grill & Game Bar (Highwayman Inn)
Join us at Orillia’s newest restaurant, 201 Grill & Game Bar, for our Random Fandom Trivia Night, and beat those winter blahs! Fandoms will include Friends, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Disney/Pixar, DC/Marvel, Stranger Things, SNL and many more! Don’t miss out on this popular event! Sign-in starts at 6 p.m., with time to enjoy appies provided by us, and to order your dinner and drinks. Trivia will start at 6:30 p.m. Gather your team of up to 4 people and register in person at the library. Must be a library member, cost is $5/person.  Please call 705-325-2556 for more information.

3D Printer Training
Tuesday, February 5: 2:00-3:30 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.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, February 7
1:30 -3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join us to discuss "A Complicated Kindness" by Miriam Toews.  New members welcome.  Please RSVP.

Green Screen Valentine
Saturday, February 9
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Program Room
Drop by to create special Valentine's cards using OPL's green screen. Pose with props in front of a Valentine's Day themed backdrop to create eight adorable Valentine's Day cards. $5.

Winter Wonderland Paint Night  (This program is now FULL with a waiting list)
Monday February 11
5:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Program Room
Join us to create a stunning acrylic winter wonderland! Artist Steph Whalen will guide you step-by-step  through creating your work of art.  Ages 18+. All materials provided. $10 per person. Please register.  (Please note: This program is now FULL with a wait list.)

More Than A Book Club
Tuesday, February 12
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. Please register. 

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, February 12
5:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Program Room
Bring your ukulele and play with others for fun.  Hosted by the Sunshine Ukulele Network.  Everyone welcome. No registration required.

Books On Tap
Wednesday, February 13
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 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. Please RSVP.

iPad 101 &102
Tuesday February 19 and February 26
10:00- 11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
This two part series will help beginners get more familiar with the ins and outs of their iPads. Learn about the physical components of your iPad, downloading apps, settings, taking photos and more! Spaces limited so please register. $4 for the series.

Memories Coffee Hour
Tuesday, February 19
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, and enjoy each other's company.  No registration required.

Book Chatter
Tuesday,  February 19
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Drop-in to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers during this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  No registration required.

Technology Appy Hour: Facebook Privacy
Wednesday, February 20
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join us on third Wednesday of every month to learn something new about technology! This casual conversation, led by OPL's Tech Librarian will cover tech tips you can use and today's trendiest tech topics! This month we'll be discussing Facebook privacy. Please RSVP. Free!

OPL Art Collection Tour
Thursday, February 21
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.

Take Perfect Pet Pictures
Saturday, February 23
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn tips to take better photos of your pets on your smartphone! Photographer Darrin Davis will teach you how to work with your phone camera and your pet to capture those precious moments. Registration required. 

Nerf Battle - Ghost Busters vs. Slimers
Saturday, February 23

4:45 p.m.
Bring your un-modified Nerf guns to the Library for a fun game of after-hours Nerf Capture the Flag! The theme is Ghost Busters! Find out if you are a Ghost Buster (white shirt) or a Slimer (green shirt) when you register. Don't be late as doors close at 5:00 p.m.. Open to adults 18+ who hold a valid Library card. $5. Pizza and drinks provided. Registration required.

Intro to the Cricut
Wednesday, February 27
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join our Tech Librarian as she explains and demonstrates the many possible applications of this exciting new die-cutting machine.  Registration required.