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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

Ancestry.com Workshop
Thursday, September 29
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Technology Lab
Join us and learn about searching with the world famous database. Bring along some names and we can help you discover something new! Please register.

Family History Festival
Saturday, October 1st
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Main Lobby and Programming Rooms
Visit the Library to discover tips on searching for your ancestors and ideas for creating your family tree!
Ask an expert for one-on-one help, learn how to search on ancestry.com and bring the family to begin creating a family tree together that will become a work of art for future generations.  Professional genealogists will be on hand with new ways to search online and interesting and fun ways to connect you with the information you need.  Presentations by professional genealogists, workshops, and family tree colouring table.  Have an "old time" photo taken individually or with your entire family.  Fun for the entire family! Celebrate your heritage at the Orillia Public Library!  (This event is being held in conjunction with Doors Open Orillia/Culture Days).

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, October 4th and 18th
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Programming Room
Join Michelle in the Programming Room on Tuesday, October 4th and 18th from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. 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.

Intro to iPad - Part 1 and 2
Part 1 - Tuesday, October 4th
Part 2 - Tuesday, October 18th 
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Tech Lab
Join this two part Intro to iPad class to learn more about your iPad. In Part 1 we will look at the very basics of using your iPad, while Part 2 will build on what we've learned. Please register. $2 per person per class.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, October 6th
1:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join this friendly book club for a lively discussion. This month we will be discussing "Still Life" by Louise Penny. New members always welcome! Please register.

French Conversation Circle
Beginning Friday, October 7th
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Program Room 1
Looking to improve or practice your French? Sign up for this free eight week French Conversation Circle for French speakers of all skill levels. 

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, October 11th 
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Program Room 2
Bring your uke and play along with the Sunshine Ukulele Network crew. All skill levels welcome. No registration required. 

Books on Tap
Wednesday, October 12th
7:30 p.m.
Hog n' Penny (9 Matchedash St N)
OPL's book club for people in their 20's and 30's. Have a cold one and discuss this months book, "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier.  Please RSVP.

Ontario Public Library Week
October 16th to 22nd
Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week with us! We will be raising the OPL flag on Monday, October 17th at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Orillia Opera House. Cake and coffee to follow. We will have free coffee all week long, plus OPL coupon books with some great Library coupons. 

In Conversation with Lakehead U: People Behaving Badly - Shining a Light on Dark Personalities
Tuesday, October 18th
6:15-8:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Machiavellianism, Narcissism, and Psychopathy are collectively known as the "Dark Triad" of personality. These are the people in your everyday life who might try to manipulate or exploit you. In this talk, Beth Visser discusses the dark triad, with a particular focus on psychopathy, the darkest personality of all. Visser teaches Psychology and Criminology courses at Lakehead University. Her research focuses on personality and individual differences in general, but especially psychopathy and other "dark" personality traits. Everyone welcome. Please register.

What's for Dinner Book Club
Tuesday, October 18th
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fireplace Room
OPL's yummiest book club. Join us to discuss recipes from the Thanksgiving table and favourites of the fall season.  Please RSVP.

Hearing Loss and Diabetes
Wednesday, October 19th
6:00-8:00 p.m
Program Room 2
How can you protect your hearing?  Join Audiologist Kristi Flook from Helix Hearing Care on Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00 p.m. as she shares experiences and research that relate to hearing loss as a complication of diabetes. Everyone welcome; no registration required.

Chair Yoga
Beginning Thursday, October 20th 
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join this six week session beginning on Thursday, October 20th. The cost is $24 for the six-week block. Please register.

Genealogy Club: "Snakes and Ladders - The Game of Genealogy"
Thursday, October 20th
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join professional genealogist, Linda Corupe, at this monthes' Genealogy Club. Linda believes that working on genealogy is a lot like playing a game of Snakes and Ladders; missing records and other issues can make you feel like you're sliding down a snake. Her presentation will highlight some of the ways around these problems, and set the player on a ladder and back on his or her way to the winning square.
Please register.

Deadly Dames
Saturday, October 29
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Programming 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. Books will be available for purchase. Everyone welcome. 
Please register.