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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

3D Printer Training
Wednesday May 29
2:00-3:30 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.

Nutrition and Your Mental Health
Wednesday, May 29
6:30-7:30p.m.
Program Room
Registered Nutritionist, Alisa Herriman will discuss foods the brain requires for healthy cognitive function and nutritional strategies that we can implement at home for brain health.Last of the three-part healthy living series. Everyone welcome . Please register.

Author Visit: Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell
Saturday, June 1
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Program Room
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell as she discusses her book: "American Refugees: Turning to Canada for Freedom". In "American Refugees", Dr. Deverell examines how Americans have fled to Canada in times of crisis and have helped shaped Canada into the country it is today. Dr. Deverell is also known for her work as a broadcaster, theatre artist, television producer/director/writer and Adjunct Professor of Education at Lakehead University Orillia. Q&A and book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Manticore Books. Everyone welcome. Free. Please register.

Tablets 101 &102
Tuesday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 11
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
This two part class will help you get familiar with your Android tablet.  $4. Please RSVP.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, June 6
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join us to discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird"  by Harper Lee.  New members welcome. Please RSVP.

Poetry and Stories with Lauren Carter and Laura Rock Gaughan
Thursday, June 6
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join Lauren Carter and Laura Rock Gaughan for an evening of storytelling.  Lauren Carter will share from her latest book, "Following Sea," a poetry collection exploring ancestry and infertility.  Laura Rock Gaughan, author of "Motherish," will share from her collection of short stories.  Everyone welcome. 
Please RSVP.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, June 12
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St. N.)
OPL's book club for twenty and thirty somethings, will discuss "Dark Matter" by Blake Crouch. 
Please RSVP.

Music Madness Trivia Night!
Friday, June 7
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Kelsey's Original Roadhouse
Flex your musical muscles at OPL's Music Madness Trivia Night!  "Name That Tune" and test your team's knowledge of musical legends past and present!  Now with more prizes than ever!  For some bonus fun starting June 1st, share an image of you or your team re-creating an album cover on our Facebook page to be entered for a special prize!  Winner will be announced at the Trivia Night.  18+.  $5/person.  Teams of 4.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. to get your table and have time to order drinks and food.  Registration required.

Ancestry.com Workshop
Thursday, June 13

10:30-12:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join Jayne to learn how to search your family tree using the biggest genealogy database!  Bring some names and your research and we'll get you on track to learn more about your family history.  Please register.

Book Chatter
Tuesday, June 18
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. 

Google Photos
Tuesday, June 18

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Store and organize your digital photos with Google Photos.  $2.  Please register.

Technology Appy Hour:  How to Listen to Podcasts
Wednesday, June 19

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Learn how to access thousands of podcasts for free.  Free.  Please register.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, June 20
2:00-3:30 p.m.
June is family history sharing month at the OPL’s Genealogy Club!  Members are invited to share a special family history story or show off special photos or artifacts.  Please RSVP.

OPL Art Tour
Thursday, June 20

2:00 p.m.
Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of notable artworks from OPL's valuable art collection.  Everyone welcome.

Don't Miss the Big Read 2019 Reveal!
Friday, June 21

11 a.m
OPL is gearing up for our 13th annual Orillia Big Read!  You won't want to miss this!  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to be among the first to know when we reveal this year's exciting selection.  

Essential Oils 101 with Brittany Deck
Thursday, June 27

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join Brittany Deck of Young Living to learn about essential oils.  Brittany will show you easy and affordable ways to use essential oils for more than making your house smell good!  Free.  Registration required.

Nerd Wars for Grownups!
Friday, June 28

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Nerdlandia is without a ruler!  Be the first to complete the challenges and take the throne!  In teams of 2-4 people, complete challenges, Amazing Race-style, to prove your ultimate nerd prowess!  Challenges will cover all types of nerdiness, including academic, gaming, commercials, comics and icons.  This event is for library members age 18+ and costs $5/person.  Registration required.  Epic team spirit is encouraged!