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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

French Conversation Circle
Mondays in March
10:30 a.m.
Fireplace Room
Join Nathalie of Le Cle as she leads a friendly group who get together to converse in French. Please join us! Email us for more information or to register.

Drop-in Knitters
Tuesdays in March
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Bring your needles and wool and join this friendly group of knitters for an afternoon of knitting and socailization. No registration

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, April 3
10:00 a.m.
Program Room
Join Michelle for a drop in coffee hour for individuals with early dementia and their caregivers or friends. Enjoy a social time in a warm, supportive environment. No registration required. Everyone welcome.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday April 5
1:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join the Bookworms Book Club as they meet to discuss "The Elephant Whisperer" by Lawrence Anthony. Please RSVP.

French Conversation Circle
Mondays in April (with the exception of April 2  - Easter Monday)
10:30 a.m.
Fireplace Room
Join Nathalie of Le Cle as she leads a friendly group who get together to converse in French. Please join us! Email us for more information or to register.

What's the Deal with Instagram?
Tuesday April 10
10:00 a.m.
Technology Lab

Have you heard about the popular photo sharing app Instagram, but don't know quite what it is or how to use it? Join Eli as she teaches you how to use this fun social media platform. Please register. $2 per person.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday April 10
5:45 p.m. - 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 April 11
7:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny
OPL's book club for twenty and thirty somethings, will be discussing "The Sympathizer" by Viet Nguyen.  We will meet at Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St. N.).  Please RSVP.

Intro to
Thursday April 12
0:30 a.m.-12:30p.m.
Technology Lab

Join Jayne to explore the world's largest free-to-use collection of family trees, genealogy records and resources! Please register.

Book Chatter
Tuesday April 17
1:00 p.m.
Reader's Advisory Area
Book lovers - drop-in to OPL's newest book club, to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers during this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  No registration required. 

People's Knowledge vs Scientists': In Conversation with Lakehead University
Tuesday April 17
6:15 p.m.
Program Room
Join Dr. Pallavi Das as she explores how climate change is perceived and experienced by ordinary people, such as apple farmers, and compares it to the experiences of the scientists in Western Himalayas in India. Everyone welcome. Please register.

Tour Your Library's Art Collection
Thursday April 19
2:00 p.m.
Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of pieces from OPL's valuable art collection.  Everyone welcome.

Genealogy Club
Thursday April 19
Program Room
Join professional genealogist Linda Reid as she discusses the latest trends in genealogy: DNA testing. Learn about how it works and the various options available. Please register.

Pub Trivia Night!
Friday April 20
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kelseys Original Roadhouse (405 Memorial Ave.)
Enjoy eats and drinks with us at Kelseys Original Roadhouse as you show off your trivia skills! Register as a team of up to 5 players, or on your own and we'll make  a team for you! Appetizers on us! Trivia starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. $5 per person. Age 19 +. Please register.

Seedy Saturday
Saturday April 21
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Stop by for the 8th Annual Orillia Seedy Saturday at the Orillia Farmer's Market. Workshops, speakers, a seed exchange and kids activities will be taking place.

Getting e-Books From Your Library!
Tuesday April 24
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Technology Lab

Learn how you can borrow e-books for free from your library on your computer, e-reader, iPad, tablet or smartphone. Please register.

Spring Fling Paint Night!
Monday April 30
5:45-7:45 p.m.
Program Room
Let's celebrate the arrival of spring with a fun and creative evening of painting! Join us to create a spring-themed masterpiece to keep (or give away)!  Artist Steph Whalen will guide you step-by-step through creating a stunning painting while enjoying refreshments.  Ages 18+.  All materials provided. $10 per person. Registration required.