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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

eBooks From Your Library
Tuesday, March 19
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn to download eBooks for free from your Library on your iPad, smartphone or tablet.  Please register.  Free!

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

Tech Appy Hour:  Google Maps
Wednesday, March 20

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join us on the 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 learn all about Google Maps. Please RSVP.  Free!

Bad Art Night  (FULL With With Wait List)
Friday, March 22

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Program Room

Bad Art Night is back, and it's badder than ever!  There is no expectation of "good" art here!  Enjoy the creative process of making a sculpture, painting, mobile - whatever kind of bad art you want!  We'll vote on our favourite worst piece and the best disasterpiece will take the top prize!  Pizza dinner included.  Ages 18+.  Must be a library member to participate.  Cost is $5/person, all materials will be supplied. 
Please register.   (Please note: This program is FULL with a waiting list.)

Get Music and Magazines Online From Your Library!
Tuesday, March 26

10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn how to get music and magazines online through RB Digital and Freegal.  Please register.  Free!

Weight Loss With Nutritionist Alisa Herriman
Wednesday, March 27
6:30-8:00
p.m.
Program Room 
Cut through the fads and learn healthy lifestyle strategies that get results from Registered Nutritionist Alisa Herriman.  Learn the five elements of healthy weight loss and receive free downloads to create your own healthy meal plan.  Free.  Everyone welcome.  Please register.  

Cyber Safety
Tuesday, April 2
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn to keep yourself and your information safe. Please register. $2.

An Evening of Resilience, Discovery and Hope
Wednesday, April 3
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join Forrest Willet, Dr. Chantel Coward and Peter Jennings; three specialists who can change your life! Learn ways to combat stress and anxiety. Everyone welcome.  Please RSVP.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, April 4
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join us to discuss "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion.  New members welcome. Please register.

3D Printer Training  (FULL with Wait List)
Saturday, April 6
10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join our Tech Librarian as she explains how to create 3D objects!  You will learn how to prepare a digital file and safely use the printer. Please register.  (Please note: This program is full wait a waiting list.)

Movies and TV for Free with Hoopla!
Tuesday, April 9
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn how you can access movies, TV, music, audiobooks and more for free!  Please register.

More Than a Book Club
Tuesday, April 9
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, April 9
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.

Intro to the Cricut
Wednesday April 10
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Tech Lab
Personalize your craft projects with OPL's  newest technology, the Cricut Vinyl Cutter! We'll show you how to get started. Registration required.

Books On Tap
Wednesday, April 10
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 Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath.
Please RSVP.

Introduction to Chakras with Melanie Rimkay
Thursday April 11
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Program Room
Melanie Rimkay, certified Hatha Yoga instructor, will explain what chakras are, how they affect mind, body and spirit and how they can be balanced to lead to a more joyful life.   Everyone welcome.  Please RSVP.

For The Spell of It: Spelling Bee for Cheaters
Saturday, April 13
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
1st Floor
Adults, this spelling bee is your chance to redeem yourself for that misspelled word back in your school days! Here is the twist: we encourage cheating! If you get stuck, you can purchase “cheats” to help you get to the next round. Words will start at the grade 5 level and get progressively harder with each round. Use your acumen and expertise to reign triumphant over your adversaries! A pop & chip bar will be available, just like a pre-teen party. There will of course be prizes for the top spellers, so come out and claim your fame and glory! Cost is $5, for library members only. Please register.

Memories Coffee Hour
Tuesday, April 16
10-11:00 a.m.
Program Room
People with early stages of dementia are welcome to come with their caregiver to this drop-in social time. No registration required.

Book Chatter
Tuesday, April 16
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Red Couch - Second Floor
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: Health and Fitness Tools Online
Wednesday April 17
2 -3:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join us on the 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 learn about available Health and Fitness tools online. Please register. Free!

Genealogy Club
Thursday April 18
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Program Room
Tammy Tipler-Priolo, professional genealogist of  The Ancestor Investigator, will present a talk on Ontario Birth, Marriage and Death Records. This lecture will show you how to begin your journey of researching through Ontario Birth, Marriage & Death (BMD) records from offline and online sources.  A basic understanding of what BMD records are, where to find them, what information they can hold, how to use them in your research, as well as cautions and disappointments when using BMDs, will be addressed. Please register.

iPad 101 and 102
Tuesday, April 23 & 30
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
iPad for absolute beginners is back by popular demand! Learn how to get started with your iPad in this two part class. Please register. $4.

3D Printing for Seniors
Wednesday April 24
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Tech Lab
Are you curious about 3D printing but don't know where to start? Join us for this introductory 3D printing class for people age 55+. You'll learn how 3D printing is being used in today's industries, and get hands-on experience with OPL's own 3D printer! Please register. Spaces limited.

The Power of Whole Foods with Alisa Herriman
Wednesday, April 24
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join Registered Nutritionist Alisa Herriman for the second of her three-part healthy living series. Alisa will discuss the connection between our diet and risks for cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. The presentation will focus on what you can do to reduce the risks of these common diseases. Everyone welcome. Please register.

How Locals Turn Books into Video Games
Saturday, April 27
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Program Room

Jean and Blair Leggett of One More Story Games will share insights into helping authors of all ages adapt short stories and novels into narrative video games with their software StoryStylus. Teens and adults alike
will be thrilled to learn how this Barrie based duo grew their company and transformed your favorite books into exciting video games! Everyone welcome.  Please register.