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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

Age Of Information: Promise and Peril of the Social Media Age Part 4
Thursday, December 13
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Program Rooms
Join Matthew Ward as he discusses "Enlightenment Now" by Stephen Pinker in the final session of this series about books that have shaped our age.  Everyone welcome. Please RSVP.

FULL WITH WAIT LIST: Green Screen Holiday Photos
Saturday, December 15
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Program Rooms
Bring your family and pets to have your holiday photos taken on the OPL green screen!  A festive holiday background will be added in to create the perfect photo for your holiday cards, or to share on social media!  Sessions will run every 20 minutes between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.. Each session is $5 and includes one printout of an image of your choice and 3 digital images. (Additional prints are $5 each). If bringing pets, they must be supervised by an owner age 18+ at all times. Dogs must be on leash.
(NOTE: This program is now full with a waiting list.)

Memories Coffee Hour
Tuesday, December 18
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Program Room 
People with early stages of dementia are welcome to come with their caregiver to this drop-in social time. Puzzles and activities, opportunity to ask questions and share experiences, enjoy each other’s company. No registration required. 

OPL Art Collection Tour
Thursday, December 20
2:00 p.m.
Greeter Desk
Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of pieces from OPL's Art Collection. Everyone welcome. 
No registration required. 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Interactive Movie Party!
Saturday, December 22
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Program Room
Looking for a few fun and stress-free hours during this busy holiday season? Throw on your ugliest Christmas sweater and join us on Saturday, December 22nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and catch up with the Griswold family!  $5 per person, ages 18+.  Hot chocolate, pizza, snacks and ornament included.  Win the “Jelly of the Month” with our movie themed trivia!  Must be a Library member.  Please register.

Reading Resolution Challenge
Thursday, December 27
Make a Reading Resolution!  Pick up a ballot starting on  December 27th and make a reading resolution!  Choose your challenge (or make your own), tell us what you read and return your ballot by Wednesday, January 31st for your chance to win a "Get Cozy With a Book" gift basket.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, January 3

1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.
Program Room
Join us to discuss "The Best Laid Plans" by Terry Fallis.  New members welcome.  Please RSVP.

Holiday Movie Workout with Elf!
Saturday, January 5
2:30 p.m.
Program Room
Are you feeling the need to work off those holiday goodies?  Join us for a fun and interactive workout to a favourite holiday movie, Elf!  Come in your workout gear, bring a bottle of water, and a yoga mat if you have one.  Grab an exercise buddy ; all fitness levels welcome.  Must be a library member.  Please register.

Be Cyber Safe This New Year
Tuesday, January 8

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn how you can stay safe online this new year.  $2 per person. Please register.

Ukulele Jam

Tuesday, January 8
5:45 - 7:45 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, January 9

7:30-8:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St. N.)
OPL's book club for twenty and thirty somethings, will be discussing "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman.  Please RSVP.

Memories Coffee Hour
Tuesday, January 15
10:00-11:00 a.m.
People with early stages of dementia are welcome to come with their caregiver to this drop-in social time.  Puzzles and activities, opportunity to ask questions and share experiences, and enjoy each other's company.  No registration required.

Go Keto with Sarah Moleme!
Wednesday, January 16
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Have you been considering the Keto Diet but not sure where to start?  Do you have questions about how it works in real life?  Learn more while Sarah Moleme shares her Keto journey with you.  Please register.

Technology Appy Hour:  Get Recipes Online!
Wednesday, January 16

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Join us on the third Wednesday of every month to learn something new about technology!  This casual conversation, led by OPL's Tech Librarian, will cover tech tips you can use and today's trendiest tech topics!  This month we'll be discussing how to find amazing recipes online.  Please register.

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

3D Printer Training
Saturday, January 19: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tech Lab
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. Please register.

Intro to the World Wide Web
Level 1 - Tuesday, January 22
Level 2 - Tuesday, January 29
Level 3 - Tuesday, February 5
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
This three part series will help you learn to make the most of your time spent online!  Learn how to choose and navigate your web browser, bookmark websites and articles, find information using Google and more!  $5 for all three sessions.  Registration required.

Book Chatter
Tuesday, January 22
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Drop-in to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers during this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  No registration required.

Ancestry.com and More: Genealogy Online!
Part 1: Thursday, January 24
Part 2: Thursday, January 31
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Want to search for family tree information through some of the biggest databases available?  In this two part series we'll dig deep into online resources.  Bring your research and let us help you get on the right track to locating your family!    Please register.