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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

Intro to the Cricut
Wednesday, February 27
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join our Tech Librarian as she explains and demonstrates the many possible applications of this exciting new die-cutting machine.  Registration required.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, February 28
Program Room
2:00 p.m.
Join the Genealogy Club and share your love of family history!  With guest speakers, discussions, computer researching and workshops; members help each other to continue on their hunt for missing ancestors.  Members are also encouraged to share ideas and successes as well as learn different ways of researching in hopes of knocking down family tree roadblocks.  The Club is suitable for all genealogy levels from beginner to expert.  Please email us to register or for more information.  

More Than A Book Club
Tuesday, March 5
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Program Room
This new book club for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is a place to share ideas and be creative. Members, with support if necessary, will discuss their chosen book based on the monthly theme and do a theme-related art project. All skill levels welcome. Please register. 

Getting Started with "The Cloud" 
Tuesday, March 5
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Demystify "The Cloud" and learn how it can work for you.  Please register. $2.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, March  7
1:30 -3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join us to discuss "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins.  New members welcome.  Please RSVP.

Sow and Tell
Thursday, March 7
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join the Orillia Community Gardens for a "Sow and Tell" Drop-In event in support of the Orillia Seed Library.  Bring your surplus seeds to share and pack for spring, and learn what you need to know to grow this spring from local growers.  No gardening experience or seeds necessary.  Everyone welcome; no registration required.

Books On Tap
Wednesday, March 13
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 "The Four Agreements" by Miguel Ruiz. Please RSVP.

Get Your Garden Ready for Spring
Thursday, March 14
6:00-7:30 p.m
Program Room
Join Gabrielle Polman from Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery as she gives helpful tips fro getting your spring garden started.  Everyone welcome. Please register.

eBooks From Your Library
Tuesday, March 19
10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn to download eBooks for free from your Library on your iPad, smartphone or tablet.  Please register.  Free!

Book Chatter
Tuesday, March 19
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Red Couch - Second Floor
Drop-in to share what you're reading or gather suggestions from other readers during this relaxed hour of bookish conversation.  No registration required.

Tech Appy Hour:  Google Maps
Wednesday, March 20

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join us on 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 learn all about Google Maps. Please RSVP. Free!

Bad Art Night
Friday, March 22

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Program Room

Bad Art Night is back, and it's badder than ever!  There is no expectation of "good" art here!  Enjoy the creative process of making a sculpture, painting, mobile - whatever kind of bad art you want!  We'll vote on our favourite worst piece and the best disasterpiece will take the top prize!  Pizza dinner included.  Ages 18+.  Must be a library member to participate.  Cost is $5/person, all materials will be supplied. 
Please register.  

Get Music and Magazines Online From Your Library!
Tuesday, March 26

10:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Learn how to get music and magazines online through RB Digital and Freegal.  Please register.  Free!

Weight Loss With Nutritionist Alisa Herriman
Wednesday, March 27
6:30-8:00
p.m.
Program Room 
Cut through the fads and learn healthy lifestyle strategies that get results from Registered Nutritionist Alisa Herriman.  Learn the five elements of healthy weight loss and receive free downloads to create your own healthy meal plan.  Free.  Everyone welcome.  Please register.