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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

We need your recipes!
To celebrate the joint 150th birthday of Canada and Orillia, your Library is putting together a cookbook with 150 of Orillia's favourite recipes! Whether they are traditional family recipes, or fresh new favourites, we want to hear about them!  Help us reach our goal of 150 recipes by sending us yours, along with a short anecdote (1-3 sentences) about what this recipe means to you. Photos or drawings of the dish or cook are also encouraged. E-mail your recipe to us, or pick up a submission form in the Library. Send us your recipes by January 31st and you will be entered to win a food themed gift basket!

Reading Resolutions for a Chance to Win
Wednesday, December 28th - January 31st
Make a Reading Resolution this year! Pick up or download a BINGO card beginning Wednesday, December 28 and complete a row of reading for a chance to win a Winter gift basket. All completed BINGO cards must be returned to the Library by Tuesday, January 31st.

Intro to Skype
Tuesday, January 24
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Computer Technology Lab
In this session, we will use the Tech Lab computers to practice making video calls with Skype. Please register.  $2 per person; space is limited.

All the Other Things: Podcast Club
Tuesday, January 24
6:30 pm
Fireplace Room.

Just like bookclub, but for podcasts! Discover new podcasts at OPL's newest club! This month's theme is "prison". Please RSVP to receive this month's listening list.

Blind Date With a Book
February 1st-22nd
Take a chance on love this month with our fourth annual "Blind Date With A Book"!  We will pick books we love and wrap them in brown paper with a "personal ad" attached.  Rate your love connection and hand in your ballot for a chance to win a romantic lunch for two at Apple Annie's Cafe

Bookworms Bookclub
Thursday, February 2
1:30 p.m.
Program Room
We will be discussing A Secret Kept by Tatiana De Rosnay.  Please RSVP to get a copy and join the group.

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday February 7 & 21
10:00-11:00 am
Program Room 1
People with early stages of dementia are welcome to come with their caregivers to this drop-in social time. Puzzles and activities will be provided, as well as a chance to chat, share experiences, and enjoy each other's compnay. No registration required. 

Intro to iPad
Tuesday, February 7
10:00 a.m.
Technology Lab
Join Eli for this beginner level class designed to introduce you to the basic functionality of your iPad.
$2 per person. Please register; space is limited.

Domestic Violence Lunch 'n Learn
Tuesday, February 7
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Do you recognize the cycle of domestic violence? Join us for this Lunch 'n Learn to gain information, education and support for domesticviolence. A panel of community service providers will give an overview of what to expect when someone you know is involved in a domestic violence situation. This event is organized in partnership with the OPP, Orillia Community Action Network, and Georgian College. Free. Please RSVP.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, February 7
6 p.m.
Program Room
Bring your ukulele and come and strum with the Sunshine Ukulele Network!  All skill levels welcome; no registration required.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, February 8
7:30 pm
Era 67 (64 Mississaga Street West)
Join Books on Tap, our Book Club for twenty and thirty-somethings!  We are meeting at Era 67 On Wednesday, February 8th at 7:30 p.m. to discuss "The Diviners" by Margaret Laurence.  New members always welcome. Please RSVP.

iPad Beyond the Basics: Part 1 & 2
Part 1: Tuesday, February 14 @10 a.m.
Part 2: Tuesday, February 21 @ 10 a.m.
Technology Lab
This two part class will cover topics such as using e-mail, using your camera and downloading apps.   $2 per class.  Please register; space is limited.

Make Cents of Healthy Eating
Wednesday, February 15
6:30 p.m.
Program Room
Learn how to stretch your budget and eat well with JoAnn Warren from the Canadian Diabetes Association. Everyone welcome; no registration required. 

In Conversation with Lakehead University: The Fate of the Arctic
Tuesday, February 21
6:15 p.m.
Programming Rooms
Join Dr. Florin Pendea of Lakehead University for an open discussion of climate change entitled "Between a  Rock and a Hard Place: the Fate of the Arctic in the Third Millennium A.D."  
Everyone welcome; please RSVP.

Nerf Battle: Slytherin vs. Gryffindor
Saturday, February 25
6-8 p.m.
Bring your un-modified Nerf guns to the Library for a fun game of Nerf Capture the Flag!  The theme is Gryffindor vs. Slytherin.  You will be sorted into a house upon registration.  Show your house pride by wearing a costume or your house colours.  Don't be late!  Open to adults 18+ who hold a Library card in good standing.  $4 per person; pizza and drinks provided.  Please register, space is limited.

All the Other Things: Podcast Club
Tuesday, February 28
6:30 pm
Fireplace Room
Just like bookclub, but for podcasts! Discover new podcasts at OPL's newest club! This month we are listening to podcasts that provide a refreshingly modern take on classical music. Please RSVP to receive this month's listening list.