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

In Conversation With Lakehead Speaker Series
Tuesday, May 6
Programming Rooms
6:30-8pm
Join Dr. Les Fleischer will discuss some of his clinical research in the area of body image and time. Experiences of body image and time are often distorted, in both clinical and non-clinical populations. Remnants of one’s early body image and subjective conceptions of time never fully vanish. He will discuss some of the challenges associated with maintaining a realistic, healthy body image throughout the lifespan.
Please call 705-325-2338 or email us to RSVP.

Get Comfy With Computers
Thursdays: May 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5
Computer Technology Lab
10:30am-12pm
Are you ready for some computer help? Join our class as we learn more about searching the Internet, saving files and working with digital photos!  $4 for 5 week session.
Please RSVP as space is limited.
Call 705-325-2338 for more information or email us.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, May 13th
Programming Room
6-8pm
This is brand new fun at the library! It's a very small group but hoping to grow. Any skill level is welcome. The music choices are  pretty eclectic! Come and strum anything you can sing along to on. Drop in and don't be shy!
Call 705-325-2338 for more information or email us.

iPad Help
Wednesdays: May 14, 21 & 28
Computer Technology Lab
11am-12pm
Bring your iPad and learn what an app is, how to enjoy your device, and share your tech fears in this welcoming and fun class. 
$2 for three week session. Repeat customers welcome!
Call 705-325-2338 for more information or email us.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, May 15
Programming Room
2pm
Join us for the Genealogy Club as professional genealogist and researcher Ruth Blair give us tricks and tips to find your ancestors the old-fashioned way!  New members always welcome. Please call 705-325-2338 or email us to RSVP

Doors Open at the OPL!
Saturday, May 24
10am-4pm

11am & 12 noon:

Sing along to old favourites from World War One, with Orillia’s Jubilee Chorale in the Café area. Hear songs like “It’s A Long Way To Tipperary”, “Keep The Home Fires Burning”, and "Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag”. Since 1958, the Jubilee Chorale has been entertaining audiences with a variety of music. 

1pm:
On memorials like Vimy Ridge and the Menin Gate, there are hundreds of names of fallen British Home Children who were brought to Canada and enlisted to fight for their new country. Many had no next of kin to whom their death would be reported. Find out their story and why the British Home Children Association wants them remembered.

All Day:
Look into the face of a person who lived during WWI. Follow the path of their life. Discover their fate.
Also, World War I displays and biographies.
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All Doors Open events are drop-in.  Call 705-325-2338 for more information or email us.