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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
Friday, October 9th
Programming Room
Do you want to speak French? Already know some French but you're not quite fluent?  Join our French Conversation Circle led by Bernard Poigny.  All levels welcome.  Please RSVP for this eight week session.  Email us or call 705-325-2338 for more information or to register.

Books On Tap Book Club

Wednesday, October 14th
Hog n' Penny (9 Matchedash Street North)
Grab a cold one with Books on Tap; a book club for those in their 20s & 30s.  This month we meet at the Hog n' Penny to discuss Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House".  Drop in to the Library to register and get a copy of the book.  Please email us for more information.

Chair Yoga
Session begins Thursday, October 15th
Programming Rooms
Melanie Rimkay, certified Hatha Yoga instructor, will be offering another six week session of Chair Yoga beginning Thursday, October 15th at 11:30am.  $24 for six week session (payable at first class). 
Please email us to register or for more information.

Thursday, October 15th
Galaxy Cinemas Orillia

Big Readers are invited to join us to celebrate the Big Read at Orillia's Galaxy Cinemas on Thursday, October 15th at 7pm as we watch the book brought to life on the big screen starring Matt Damon as Mark Watney. Check out the movie trailer and get your ticket! Tickets are $20 per person and include admission, a regular pop and popcorn, and door prizes.  Tickets on sale now at the Library's Check Out Desk.  Please email us or call 705-325-2338 for more information.

Write With Lifescapes
Begins Tuesday, October 20th
Programming Rooms
Want to write about your life, but don't know where to start?  We can help you put some of your life stories to paper with our award winning Lifescapes program!  Register now to have your story, complete with photographs, included in an anthology.  $25 for this six month program.  Please email us for more information or to register. 

What's 4 Dinner? Book Club - NEW this fall!
Tuesday, October 20th
Fireplace Area
Looking for cooking inspiration? Enjoy cooking and chatting food? Welcome to the What's 4 Dinner? book club, the OPL's newest and most delicious club! We meet every other month on the third Tuesday beginning October 20th. Join us upstairs by the fire at 6:30 p.m. for an informal hour of food and fun. Come with a recipe you like from a book, blog or magazine connected to the evening's theme: "Fall Food". At the meeting, share you opinions and if you want - absolutely optional - bring a tasting sample of the recipe to share.  Please email us for more information or to register.

In Conversation With Lakehead
Love, Sex and Mate Choice: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
with Dr. Les Fleischer
Tuesday, October 20th
6:15-8 p.m.
Programming Rooms
What are the differences between sex, romantic love and attachment?  Why is it sometimes difficult to integrate all three?  Why do people often repeat dysfunctional patterns in love, despite saying "I will do better next time"?  Dr. Fleishcer will touch on how an understanding of the unconcious and neuro-biological factors can help us understand these commplex phenomena. Please RSVP to attend.
Les Fleishcher teaches in the Department of Social Work at Lakehead University Orillia.  He is also a psychoanalyst and is on the faculty of the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis.

DIY Make & Take
Wednesday, October 21st
Programming Room
Sign up to "Make & Take" all natural, essential oil infused products to keep you feeling and smelling great all witner long!  $20 per person; includes all supplies needed for the workshop.  Offered in partnership with Nourish Yoga & Wellness Studio. Space is limited; registration required.   
Please email us to register or for more information.

Making "Cents" of Healthy Eating
Thursday, October 22nd
Programming Room
Join JoAnn Warren of the Canadian Diabetes Association on Thursday, October 22nd at 6pm as she gives tips on how to eat well, pay pay less.  No registration required.  Please email us for more information.

Android Beyond the Basics
Saturday, October 24th
10-11:30 a.m.
Technology Lab
Got a Samsung Galaxy, Acer or other Android-based tablet or smartphone? Go Beyond the Basics and learn about updating your tablet's software, how to use email, and using your built-in camera. You must have your own device to register. $2 per person.

iPad Beyond the Basics
Saturday, October 24th 
2-3:30 p.m
Technology Lab  
Looking to find out more about what your iPad can do? Go Beyond the Basics and learn about updating your iPad, how to use email, and using your built-in camera (including sending and sharing pictures via social media). You must have your own device to register. $2 per person.