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

Blind Date With A Book
Monday, February 2 - Friday, February 20
Popular Materials Area
Check out a blind date with a library book and take a chance on finding love in unexpected places! Let the Library play matchmaker this February - we'll set you up with a book! Our staff have picked some of their favourite books, wrapped them in brown paper, and written lonely hearts ads as clues that will guide you to your book version of a soul mate. Even better? Everyone who checks out a blind date book has the chance to enter for a romantic lunch date at Marcel's Restaurant on Mississaga Street.

Ancestry.com for Beginners
Tuesday, February 3
10:30am
Computer Technology Lab
Learn how to research your family tree with the online database Ancestry Library Edition!  Please RSVP to book your spot for this beginner program.

Fiction Writing Workshop
Beginning Tuesday, February 3
10:30am-12:30pm
Programming Room

Always wanted to write fiction? Here's your chance! Join author, Alice de Munnik, in a 12 week course, beginning Tuesday, February 3rd. You will receive written critiques of homework assignments and will have a collection of short stories at the end. Registration is required. Cost is $75
Please email us or call 705-325-2338 for more information.

iPad Beyond The Basics
Thursdays: February 5, 12, 19, 26
Computer Technology Lab
10-11am

Still want to learn more about your iPad?  Join us in the Tech lab for this four week session.  Registration required; $2.
Please email us or call 705-325-2338 for more information.

Get Started With eAudiobooks and eMagazines
Thursdays: February 5, 12, 19, 26
Computer Technology Lab
11am-12pm
Join us in the Computer Lab to learn more about getting audiobooks and magazines on your tablet.  Registration required; $2.
Please email us or call 705-325-2338 for more information.

French Conversation Circle
Begins Friday, February 6
10:30am
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.
Please email us or call 705-325-2338 for more information.

 Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, February 10
6-8pm
Programming Room
Drop in and strum with the Sunshine Ukulele Network!  Everyone welcome!
Please email us or call 705-325-2338 for more information.

Books on Tap Book Club
Wednesday, February 11
7:30-8:30pm
Brewery Bay Food Company
Grab a brew and join us as we chat about "Motorcycles and Sweetgrass" by Drew Hayden Taylor.
New members always welcome!  Drop by the Library to join and grab your copy!  
Please email us or call 705-325-2338 for more information.

Start Your Family Tree
Thursday, February 12
2pm
Programming Room
Want to start your family tree, but don't know where to begin?  Reserve a spot in this Beginner Genealogy class.  Bring what you have and we will get you started! 
Please email us or call 705-325-2338 for more information or to register.


Let's Talk Alzheimer's
Tuesday, February 17
2-3pm
Programming Room
Women are doubly affected by Alzheimer's disease.  Take action, know the signs and reduce risks.  Join Erika Rice from the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County for this informative lecture.  Everyone welcome! Please RSVPEmail us or call 705-325-2338 for more information or to register.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, February 19
2-3:30pm
Programming Room
Join the Genealogy Club as we welcome special guest, author Dorothy Duncan.  New members always welcome!  Please RSVP.
Please email us or call 705-325-2338 for more information or to register.

The Roundtable Book Club
Thursday, February 19
6:30-8pm
Fireplace Area
What's love got to do with it?  Join us around the fireplace in February as The Roundtable discusses romance novels - love them or hate them? New members always welcome.  Please RSVP.
Please email us or call 705-325-2338 for more information.

Diabetes and Healthy Feet 
Tuesday, February 24
6:30pm
Programming Room
Caring for your feet is extremely important when you're living with diabetes to avoid complications.  Join us as Registered Chiropodist, Sheilagh Rose, speaks on taking proper care of your feet.  She'll give helpful tips and advice on footcare, what to watch for, techniques and the importance of being vigilant to prevent diabetes complications in your feet.  Door prize and light refreshments too!
No registration required.
Please email us or call 705-737-3611 for more information.