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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

More Than A Book Club
Tuesday November 13
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 November 13

5:45-7:45 p.m.
Program Room
Bring your ukulele and jam with some others! This partnership with the Sunshine Ukulele Network encourages fun and friendly playing together! All are welcome.

VON SMART Exercise Class
Wednesdays in November beginning November 14
10:00-11:00 a.m or 11:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Program Room
Join VON Canada SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles together) for an exercise class for seniors 55+. SMART's gentle exercises are for those wanting to improve their strength, balance and flexibility regardless of their current physical ability. For more information and to register call the Orillia SMART team at 705-326-7021.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, November 14

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 Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell. Please RSVP.

OPL Art Collection Tour
Thursday, November 15
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.

Genealogy Club
Thursday November 15
2-3:30 p.m.
Program Room
Check out the OPL’s Genealogy Club and meet with others who are researching their family history.
Please RSVP.

Age Of Information: Promise and Peril of the Social Media Age Part 3
Thursday, November 15

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join Matthew Ward as he discusses "Thinking Fast And Slow" by Daniel Kahneman in Part Three of this series about books that have shaped our age.  Everyone welcome. Please RSVP. 

Decorate Your Stuff with Cricut!
Saturday, November 17
2-3:30 p.m.
Tech Lab
Create personalized vinyl cut outs to decorate your phone, water bottles, notebook, windows and more using OPL's amazing Cricut machine! We'll show you how to design, cut and apply your amazing designs. Kids in grades 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Please register.  $10

Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, November 20
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, enjoy each other’s company. No registration required.

How To Create Fabulous Photobooks!
Tuesday November 20
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn tools and techniques you can use to turn your digital photos  into beautiful printable photobooks to treasure for decades. Please register. $2.

Book Chatter
Tuesday, November 20
1:00-2:00 p.m.
2nd Floor at the Red Couch
Book lovers - drop-in to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers durings this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  Book Chatter will run on the third Tuesday of every month.  Email us for more information.

FULL WITH WAIT LIST - 80's Escape Room
Saturday, November 24
3:00-7:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
You are stuck in an '80s time warp! To escape you must solve the clues before your time runs out and you are stuck in the 80's forever! Bookings will be made on the hour; For groups of 4-6 people. Recommended for adults and teens; children ages 10+ with adult accompaniment. $5 per person to be paid at time of registration; all team members must have valid Library card. Please call 705-325-2556 or email us for more information.

Christmas Ornaments with Cricut
Saturday, December 1
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Tech Lab
Learn how to use our vinyl cutter to create personalized ornaments to decorate your tree or home for the holidays! $10 per person. Kids 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

Online Shopping for the Holidays!
Tuesday December 4
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Tech Lab
This class will show you how to safely and securely take advantage of all the great deals you can get through shopping online. Registration required.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday December 6

1:30-3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join the Bookworms as they meet to  discuss "Annie Freeman's Fabulous Travelling Funeral" by Kris Radish. Please RSVP.

Acoustic Open Mic Night
Friday December 7
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Orillia Public Library
The wildly  popular OPL Acoustic Open Mic is back! Join host Darrin Davis for another excellent evening of delicious suds, ciders and song! Bring your friends plus your acoustic instrument of choice and perform up to three songs using a professional sound system, while guests enjoy delicious local craft beers and ciders. Doors open and sign-up begins in person at 6:30p.m.. (Sign-up will be limited to the first fifteen people). We hope to see(and hear!) you there. Ages 19+, ID required.

3D Printer Training
Tuesday December 11
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.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, December 11 
5:15-7:45 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, December 12

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 Paris Wife" by Paula McLain. Please RSVP. 

Age Of Information: Promise and Peril of the Social Media Age Part 4
Thursday, December 13

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join Matthew Ward as he discusses "Enlightenment Now" by Stephen Pinker in the final session of this series about books that have shaped our age.  Everyone welcome. Please RSVP.

Green Screen Holiday Photos
Saturday, December 15
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Bring your family and pets to have your holiday photos taken on the OPL green screen!  A festive holiday background will be added in to create the perfect photo for your holiday cards, or to share on social media!  Sessions will run every 20 minutes between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.. Each session is $5 and includes one printout of an image of your choice and 3 digital images. (Additional prints are $5 each). If bringing pets, they must be supervised by an owner age 18+ at all times. Dogs must be on leash. Please register.

Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, December 18
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, enjoy each other’s company. No registration required. 

Book Chatter
Tuesday, December 18
1:00-2:00 p.m.
2nd Floor at the Red Couch
Book lovers - drop-in to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers during this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  Book Chatter will run on the third Tuesday of every month. 

OPL Art Collection Tour
Thursday, December 20
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. 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Interactive Movie Party!
Saturday, December 22
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Program Room
Looking for a few fun and stress-free hours during this busy holiday season? Throw on your ugliest Christmas sweater and join us on Saturday, December 22nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and catch up with the Griswold family!  $5 per person, ages 18+.  Hot chocolate, pizza, snacks and ornament included.  Win the “Jelly of the Month” with our movie themed trivia!  Must be Library member.  Please register.