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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

Moving Meditation
Wednesdays in May 
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Join Lee for "Moving Meditation" on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. this May  Connect breath and movement to calm your mind and body. Moving meditation helps to reduce stress and increase energy. Guaranteed to improve your afternoon!   Please register.  Free! 

3D Printer Training
Saturday June 2             11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday June 13       1:30  p.m. - 3 :00 p.m.
Monday June 18              1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday June 27        1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m
Saturday June 30            11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Information Services Area
OPL has a new 3D printer! Join in on one of our 3D printing training sessions to learn how to create 3D objects! Staff will show you how to prepare a digital file to print and use the printer safely. Multiple training sessions will be held throughout the month. Please register.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday June 7
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join the Bookworms as they discuss "The Prison Book Club" by Ann Walmsley. Please RSVP.

Downloading Music from Your Library with Freegal
Tuesday June 12
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Technology Lab
Join us to learn how to download music from the library for free with Freegal. Registration required. Free! 

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, June 12
5:45-7:45 p.m.
Program Room
Bring your ukulele and play along with The Sunshine Ukulele Network. All ages and skills welcome.
No registration required.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, June 13
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St. N.)
Join our book club for twenty and thirty somethings, who will be meeting to discuss "Asterios Polyp" by David Mazzucchelli. Please RSVP.

Family History Festival: Local History for the Whole Family
Saturday June 16
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Programming Rooms, Café Area and Lobby
Join us to discover tips for searching your ancestors and ideas for creating your family tree!  Ask an expert for one-on-one help, learn how to search on Ancestry.com, attend presentations by professional genealogists and have an "old time" photo taken for $5.  Fun for the entire family!
(View our Schedule of Events.)

Family Research Sessions
Saturday June 16

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m* (last session starts at 3:00 p.m.)
Local History Room

Get your kids excited to learn about the city they live in! Families can register for a 45 minute session with staff in the Local History Room. Come with your prepared questions about a local house, building, business, person and/or event, and staff will help direct you to all available information. These sessions are family-friendly, though best for children age 6+ due to the fragile nature of some materials. Please register.

Be a Hot Reader This Summer!
Begins Saturday, June 16
Don't let the kids have all the fun!  Become a Hot Reader this summer!  Tell us what you are reading each week to be entered for a draw to win gift baskets as well as a chance to win the Grand Prize of 10 tickets to Mariposa Arts Theatre Film Nights at the end of the summer!  Ballots available beginning Saturday, June 16.

Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday June 19
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Program Room
People with early stages of dementia are welcome to come with their caregivers to this drop-in social time. No registration required.

Book Chatter Book Club
Tuesday, June 19

1:00-2:00 p.m.
2nd Floor at the Red Couch
Book lovers - drop-in to OPL's newest book club, to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers.  No registration required.

"Why Being Happy Matters" with Peter Jennings
Tuesday June 19
6:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join us as author Peter Jennings discusses his latest  book, "Why Being Happy Matters". Peter will share passages from his book while revealing why happiness is so important in a world often influenced by unhappy events, stress and anxiety. Books will be available for purchase. Please register.

Downloading eMagazines From Your Library
Tuesday June 26
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Technology Lab
Learn how to download eMagazines from your library. Registration required. Free!

Mariposa Folk Festival Story Stage
Saturday, July 7
Library Courtyard
Drop by the courtyard for Story Stage!  Listen to Ripping Yarns with Tim Greenwood at 11 a.m. and see The Paddling Puppeteers perform at 12 p.m.  Everyone welcome.  Free!

Bad Art Night for Grown-Ups
Saturday, July 7
4:45-7:00 p.m.
Program Room
Turn off the self-judgment and enjoy the creative process of making a mixed media sculpture, painting, mobile - whatever kind of bad art you want!  We'll set up an exhibition of Bad Art and everyone will vote.  The best disasterpiece will win the "So Bad It's Good" Trophy.  Pizza dinner included.  Ages 18 +.  Please register; $5 per person.  (Must be a Library member).  Email us for more information.

Learn this Summer with Lynda.com!
Tuesday, July 10
10:00 a.m.
Join Eli in the Tech Lab to learn how you can use OPL's newest resource, Lynda.com, to learn creative, business and technology skills to meet your personal and professional goals.  Free with your Library card!  Please register.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, July 10
5:45-7:45 p.m.
Program Room
Bring your ukulele and play along with The Sunshine Ukulele Network. All ages and skills welcome.
No registration required.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, July 11
7:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St. N.)
Join our book club for twenty and thirty somethings, who will be meeting to discuss "The Wonder" by Emma Donoghue . Please RSVP.

3D Printer Training
Wednesday July 11      1:30  p.m. - 3 :00 p.m.
Saturday July 14           11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday July 18       1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25      1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday July 28            11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Information Services Area
OPL has a new 3D printer! Join in on one of our 3D printing training sessions to learn how to create 3D objects! Staff will show you how to prepare a digital file to print and use the printer safely. Multiple training sessions will be held throughout the month. Please register

Block Party Book Sale
Saturday, July 28
Don't miss your chance to snag some great deals!

Beyond Vision Loss Group
Tuesday, July 31
1:30-3:00
p.m.
Are you or someone you care about living with vision loss?  If so, join this drop-in group for CNIB clients, family and friends.  Enjoy light refreshments and connect with others experiencing vision loss on the last Tuesday of each month.