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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

3D Printer Training
Wednesday June 27        1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m
Saturday June 30            11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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.

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.

Advanced Care Planning
Friday, June 22
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join presenters from the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network to learn about Advanced Care Planning and Power of Attorney for personal care. (In partnership with Information Orilia.)
Please register by calling Information Orillia at 705-326-7743.

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!

Falls Prevention Seminar
Friday June 29

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Carolyn Jones, Injury Prevention Public Health Nurse with SMDHU will do an interactive, engaging presentation on Seniors Health and Falls Prevention. Learn a few lifestyle tips and find out what you are doing right, or a few things you can change to be safer at home. There may be an opportunity to test your balance based on the number and size of the group. Come join in the fun and learn together! Please register by calling Information Orillia at 705-326-7743.

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.