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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

French Conversation Circle
Mondays in November
10:30 a.m.
Fireplace Room
Join Nathalie Lanthier of Le ClĂ© as she leads a friendly group who get together to converse in French. Please join us!  Email us for more information or to register.

In Conversation with Lakehead U.: Evolution of Teacher Education in Simcoe County
Tuesday, November 21
6:15 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join us as Lakehead University's Dr. Frances Helyar discusses the evolution of teacher education in Simcoe County on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:15 p.m. in the Programming Rooms.  Everyone welcome.  Please RSVP.

Dieppe 75th Anniversary: Every Man Remembered
Thursday, November 23
1:30
p.m.
Program Rooms
This year marked the 75th anniversary of World War II's Dieppe Raid.  Jayne Poolton-Turvey, OPL staff member and Project Manager of Dieppe Every Man Remembered, presents her research on some of the 554 soldiers from The Royal Regiment of Canada who landed at Dieppe.  She will share photos and stories from her recent Battlefield Tour to honour these soldiers.  Please RSVP.

Santa for
Seniors
Beginning Friday, November 24
Back this year! We are once again hosting the "Santa for Seniors" program in the Library. Make a local nursing home resident smile this holiday season by visiting the Christmas tree in our main lobby and choosing a gift tag with wished-for items from isolated seniors. Purchase the items, bring them back here and we will deliver them! You can select your gift tag beginning November 24th. They go quickly!

Tech Class: Internet TV for Everyone
Tuesday, November 28
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn about a variety of ways to watch your favourite TV shows online!
Please register.  $2 per class.

French Conversation Circle
Mondays in December
10:30 a.m.
Fireplace Room
Join Nathalie Lanthier of Le ClĂ© as she leads a friendly group who get together to converse in French. Please join us!  Email us for more information or to register.

Living With Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesdays:  December 5 & December 19
10:00 a.m.
Program Room
Join Michelle in the Programming Room for a drop in coffee hour for individuals with early dementia and their caregivers or friends. Enjoy some social time in a warm, supportive environment. No registration required; everyone welcome.  Email us for more information.

Tabletop Game Night
Tuesday, December 5
6:00 p.m.
Cafe Area
Join us for a fun night of tabletop gaming!  Games provided by Fanboy.  Age 18+  Please register.

Tech Class: iPad FAQ
Tuesday, December 5
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Get answers to the most commonly asked iPad questions. Please register.  $2 per class.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, December 7
1:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join us to discuss "Children of My Heart" by Gabrielle Roy.  Please RSVP.

Acoustic Open Mic Night
Friday, December 8th
7:00 p.m.
It's time to share some songs and suds in the stacks!  Join host Darrin Davis at your Library's Acoustic Open Mic Night.  Bring your friends and family plus your acoustic instrument of choice and perform up to 3 songs through a professional sound system, while guests enjoy delicious local craft beers and ciders.  Doors open and sign-up begins in person at 6:30 p.m., performances begin at 7:00 p.m.  We hope to see (and hear!) you there. (Ages 19+, ID required).  Call 705-325-2556 or email us for more information.

Tech Class: Getting Familiar with Facebook
Tuesday, December 12
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Get familiar with Facebook basics like adding friends, sending messages and posting photosPlease register.  $2 per class.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, December 12
5:45 p.m.
Program Room
Bring your ukulele and play with others for fun.  Hosted by the Sunshine Ukulele Network.
Everyone welcome; no registration required.

Books on Tap
Wednesday, December 13
7:30 p.m.
Lake Country Grill (425 West St. N.)
Our Book Club for twenty and thirty-somethings, will be discussing "In the Skin of A Lion" by Michael Ondaatje. Please RSVP.

Winter Warmer Paint Night
Monday, December 18
5:45 p.m.
Are you looking for a last minute gift for someone special? Do you want to explore your creative side? Join us to create a winter masterpiece to keep (or give away)! Artist Steph Whalen will guide you step-by-step through creating a stunning painting while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies.  Ages 18+. All materials provided. $10 per person. (Participants must be a  Library member). Registration required.

Tour Your Library's Art Collection!
Thursday, December 21
2:00 p.m.
Did you know that the Orillia Public Library houses a valuable art collection with works by famous artists? Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of pieces from OPL's Art Collection.  Everyone welcome.