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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 April (April 4th,11th,18th and 25th)
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 PM
Join Lee for "Moving Meditation" on Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m. this April!  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! 

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

Drop-in Knitters
Tuesdays in April
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Bring your needles and wool and join this friendly group of knitters for an afternoon of knitting and socailization. No registration required.

Book Chatter
Tuesday, April 17
1:00 p.m.
Reader's Advisory Area
Book lovers - drop-in to OPL's newest book club, to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers during this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  No registration required. 

(PROGRAM CANCELLED) People's Knowledge vs Scientists'
In Conversation with Lakehead University
Tuesday, April 17
6:15 p.m.
Program Room
Join Dr. Pallavi Das as she explores how climate change is perceived and experienced by ordinary people, such as apple farmers, and compares it to the experiences of the scientists in Western Himalayas in India. Everyone welcome. Please register.

Tour Your Library's Art Collection
Thursday, April 19
2:00 p.m.
Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of pieces from OPL's valuable art collection.  Everyone welcome.  No registration required.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, April 19
2:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join professional genealogist Linda Reid as she discusses the latest trends in genealogy: DNA testing. Learn about how it works and the various options available. Please register.

Pub Trivia Night! (FULL WITH WAITING LIST)
Friday, April 20
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kelseys Original Roadhouse (405 Memorial Ave.)
Enjoy eats and drinks with us at Kelseys Original Roadhouse as you show off your trivia skills! Register as a team of up to 6 players, or on your own and we'll make  a team for you! Appetizers on us! Trivia starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. $5 per person. Age 19 +. Please register.

Seedy Saturday
Saturday, April 21
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Stop by for the 8th Annual Orillia Seedy Saturday at the Orillia Farmer's Market. A seed swap, information and education and kids activities will be taking place.

Getting e-Books From Your Library!
Tuesday, April 24
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Technology Lab

Learn how you can borrow e-books for free from your library on your computer, e-reader, iPad, tablet or smartphone. Please register.

Spring Fling Paint Night! (FULL WITH WAITING LIST)
Monday, April 30
5:45-7:45 p.m.
Program Room
Let's celebrate the arrival of spring with a fun and creative evening of painting! Join us to create a spring-themed masterpiece to keep (or give away)!  Artist Steph Whalen will guide you step-by-step through creating a stunning painting while enjoying refreshments.  Ages 18+.  All materials provided. $10 per person. Registration required.

Early Dementia Coffee Hour
Tuesday, May 1 
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.

VON SMART Exercise
Wednesdays in May
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Program Room
Join VON for a gentle exercise class for seniors 55+ wanting to improve, flexibility, strength and balance. Register with VON at 705-326-7021.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, May 3
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join the Bookworms as they discuss "An Irish Country Doctor" by Patrick Taylor. Please RSVP.

Internet Safety for Seniors
Tuesday, May 8
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Technology Lab
Learn tips and tricks for staying safe online. Topics covered will include creating safe passwords, identifying scams, and e-mail safety. Please register. $2.

Ukulele Jam
Tuesday, May 8
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, May 9
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 "The Gifts of Imperfection"  by BrenĂ© Brown. Please RSVP.

Royal Wedding "Shower"
Saturday, May 12
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Program Room
Can’t wait to see Harry and Meghan tie the knot?!  Join us as we celebrate at a pre-wedding event with other “Royal Watchers” on Saturday, May 12th from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Dress in your regal best and sample some English nibblies while you try your hand at royal games to win prizes. Plus, make your own fascinator that you can wear on the wedding day!  (Best wishes only!) Please register.

Book Chatter Book Club
Tuesday, May 15

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.

In Conversation with Lakehead University: Understanding Your Dreams
Tuesday, May 15
6:15 p.m.
Program Room
Dr. Les Fleischer of the Department of Social Work at Lakehead University will will share the ways in which dreams can help us understand ourselves, improve decision-making and contibute to happier, more fulfilling lives. Everyone welcome. Please register.

OPL Art Collection Tour
Thursday May 17
2:00 p.m.
Greeter Desk
Meet us at the greeter desk for a guided tour of pieces from the OPL's Art Collection. Everyone welcome. No registration required.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, May 17
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join us as we welcome Hope McGilly Mitchell, registrar at the Orillia Museum of Art and History, as she shares how the archives at OMAH can help with your family history research. Please register.

Wampum Belts Woven Through Ojibway History
Thursday, May 17
6:00 p.m
Program Room
Join Brian Charles as he illuminates how wampum was used to record relationships and treaties between First Peoples of the Eastern Woodland and settler societies in Canada. Brian has been working with a group of knowledge keepers to assemble a repository of wampum belts to document Ojibwa history.
Please register.

Internet for Everyone!
Tuesday, May 22
10:00-11:00 a.m.

Technology Lab
Learn the ins and outs of your web browser to make surfing the web a breeze!  Use the tech lab computers to learn about your browser's history, keep track of your favorite web sites, set a new home page and more. Please register. $2.

Chair Yoga
Thursday, May 24
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Program Room
Register for a new session of Chair Yoga with Melanie Rimkay. Cost is $30 for the six week session.
Please register.

Eight Limbs of Yoga: Beyond the Postures
Thursday, May 24
1:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join Melanie Rimkay, Hatha Yoga Instructor, Reiki Practitioner and consulting Hypnotist as she discusses an eight-fold path to achieving a purposeful life and balance in mind, body and spirit. Please register.