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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

Hot Readers
Begins June 15th!
Don't let the kids have all the fun!  Become a Hot Reader this summer!  Share what you are reading to be entered for a draw to win biweekly gift baskets as well as a chance to win the Grand Prize at the end of the summer!  Ballots available beginning Saturday, June 15!

Book Chatter
Tuesday, June 18
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. 

Google Photos
Tuesday, June 18

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tech Lab
Store and organize your digital photos with Google Photos.  $2.  Please register.

Technology Appy Hour:  How to Listen to Podcasts
Wednesday, June 19

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Tech Lab

Learn how to access thousands of podcasts for free. Please register.

Genealogy Club
Thursday, June 20
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Program Room

June is family history sharing month at the OPL’s Genealogy Club!  Members are invited to share a special family history story or show off special photos or artifacts.  Please RSVP.

OPL Art Tour
Thursday, June 20

2:00 p.m.
Meet us at the Greeter Desk for a guided tour of notable artworks from OPL's valuable art collection.  Everyone welcome.

Don't Miss the Big Read 2019 Reveal!
Friday, June 21

11 a.m
OPL is gearing up for our 13th annual Orillia Big Read!  You won't want to miss this!  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to be among the first to know when we reveal this year's exciting selection.  

Essential Oils 101 with Brittany Deck
Thursday, June 27

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join Brittany Deck of Young Living to learn about essential oils.  Brittany will show you easy and affordable ways to use essential oils for more than making your house smell good!  Free.  Registration required.

Nerd Wars for Grownups!
Friday, June 28

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Nerdlandia is without a ruler!  Be the first to complete the challenges and take the throne!  In teams of 2-4 people, complete challenges, Amazing Race-style, to prove your ultimate nerd prowess!  Challenges will cover all types of nerdiness, including academic, gaming, commercials, comics and icons.  This event is for library members age 18+ and costs $5/person.  Registration required.  Epic team spirit is encouraged!  

Just Write Orillia
Tuesdays: July 2, 16 & 30
6:45 p.m.
Program Room
Do you have a talent for creative writing or want to improve?  Join host/moderator, Stephen Davids at this free workshop for inspired local writers.  Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and get peer assistance and encouragement!  No lectures, no egos, no fees!  Be prepared to write and bring something new every-other Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m.  Please register.

Bookworms Book Club
Thursday, July 4
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Program Room
Join us for a summer movie, to be determined . New members welcome. Please RSVP.

Get Started with Seed Saving!
Monday, July 8

5:30 p.m.
Program Room
Join fellow gardeners and seed savers for an introduction to seed saving and summer seed starting in support of the Orillia Seed Library!  Bring your saved seeds to share and your seed questions!

Books on Tap
Wednesday, July 10

7:30 p.m.
Hog N' Penny (9 Matchedash St. N.)
OPL's book club for twenty and thirty somethings. 
Please RSVP.

3D Printer Training
Saturday, July 13
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join our Tech Librarian as she explains how to create 3D objects!  You will learn how to prepare a digital file and safely use the printer. Please register.

Zombie Escape Room for Grownups!
Friday, July 13
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Cards and Coasters (31 Mississaga Street West)

Think you can escape?  Think you can survive?  Test your wits at our Zombie Escape Room!  Teams will compete to be the first to break free.  This special event will be hosted at Cards and Coasters Game Cafe (31 Mississaga St. W.)  Ages 18+.  Register in teams of 4-6.  $5.00 per person.  Must have a valid library card.

Summer Breeze Paint Night
Monday, July 15

5:45-7:30 p.m.
Library Courtyard
Join us to create a stunning acrylic work of art outdoors!  Artist Steph Whalen will guide you step-by-step through creating your masterpiece.  To take advantage of the summer weather, we'll be painting in the Library's courtyard (weather permitting).  Ages 18+. All materials provided.  $10 per person.  Registration required.

3D Printer Training
Tuesday, July 23
2-3:30 p.m.
Tech Lab
Join our Tech Librarian as she explains how to create 3D objects!  You will learn how to prepare a digital file and safely use the printer. Please register.