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


Lifescapes: Memoir-Writing Program
Tuesday, October 14th
2pm
Programming Room
Do you have stories to share? Join "Lifescapes" our award-winning memoir writing program! We begin Tuesday, Oct. 14th at 2pm and meet twice a month until the end of April. Then we celebrate your stories in a published anthology! $25 for entire session. Register now!  Call 705-325-2338 or email us for more information.


AppSwap
Wednesdays: October 15 & 22
2-3pm
Fireplace Room
Are you new to smart devices and feeling overwhelmed by the endless world of apps? Are you a technology-savvy champion itching to share the life-changing apps you have discovered? Are you somewhere in between? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, AppSwap is for you! Bring your device or take a look at our iPad, and together we will explore the latest and greatest apps.  Free!
Call 705-325-2338 or email us to register or for more information.

Readers Roundtable Book Club
Thursday, October 16th
6:30-8pm
Fireplace Room
Join Lee for a fun and relaxing after-dinner book club!   This month the Roundtable talks "Overhyped: Books You Were Supposed To Like But Didn't"!  Please email us or call 705-325-2338 to RSVP.


Genealogy Festival
Saturday, October 18, 2014
10am-4pm
Learn from the experts and visit more than a dozen booths at our Genealogy Festival!  Booths include:
Scrapbooking Your Family History: Find out how to display priceless family photos from Geraldine Barnard.
Family History Stories: Now that I've done my family tree, how do I write my family stories? Author Alice de Munnik will provide you with some great tips to get started.
British Home Children: Do you have a British Home Child in your family tree? An estimated four million Canadians do?  Find out from the British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association how to discover if you have one in your family tree.
Orillia Heritage Committee: Find out how this committee can be an important part of genealogical research.
Find Your World War One Ancestors: Library and Archives Canada has digitized many records of World War One soldiers. Bring whatever information you may have on a soldier, and you can discover your connection to the Great War. Hosted by Ted Duncan.
Ancestry.com Library Edition: Find how to research your ancestors on Ancestry.com (Library Edition) or find out new ways to research. Bring your questions! Hosted by Carol Taylor.
War of 1812/Loyalist: Do you think you have a Loyalist or veteran from the War of 1812 in your family? Ask Fred Blair how you might learn that valuable information.
Searching in Scotland?: His a roadblock while researching in Scotland? Just starting out and need some guidance? Come by and speak with William Leslie
Whiskey and Wickedness Simcoe County: Local author Larry Cotton's newest book, "Whiskey and Wickedness Simcoe County' covers old Simcoe County from 1825 to 1885 and includes stories from Orillia, Atherley, Coldwater, Hawkestone, Midland, Shanty Bay and Gravenhurst.  This is the 15th installment in the series.  Will you find an ancestor in one of his books?
Family Search.org: FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. It maintains a collection of records, resources and services designed to help people learn more about their family history, and it's free! Find out about this great online site, and learn about the various family history centres in our area. Hosted by Jean and Reg Horne.

Please call 705-325-2338 or email us for more information.

French Conversation Circle
Fridays beginning October 24th
10:30am-12pm
If you are interested in practicing your spoken French, you are invited to join our fun and casual eight week program!
Please call 705-325-2338 or email us to register or for more information.

Nerf Capture The Flag!
Saturday, October 25th
4:45-7pm
Second Floor
Bring your un-modified Nerf guns to the library on Sat. Oct. 25th from 4:45-7 pm for a fun game of Capture the Flag after-hours! We are going to be playing upstairs on the second floor with lots of room to hide and sneak about!  The game will be refereed and we'll make the teams. Make sure to get here before 5 pm or you'll be locked out!  This program is for people 18 years and older! $3. Registration required.
Please call 705-325-2338 or email us for more information.