Adult Programs/Events

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Digital Discovery with the Teen Tech Team

Drop by the Training Lab at Central Branch Library from 3:00pm – 5:00pm and receive tech coaching from members of our Teen Tech Team.

Summer Session Dates:
Wednesday, July 5th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th
Wednesday, August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Central Branch
Cost: Free
Ages: All ages

Meet the Maker with Austin McNeil

Come watch local maker Austin McNeil in the Creation Zone as he works on his newest project – “The Weather Station.”

3D Design
Tuesday, July 25
4:30pm – 8:00pm

3D Printing & Raspberry Pi Zero Coding
Wednesday, July 26
11:00am – 3:00pm

3D Printing
Thursday, July 27
1:00pm – 5:00pm

3D Printing
Friday, July 28
10:30am – 2:00pm

Final Assembly
Saturday, July 29
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: All ages

Ask the Blue Shirt Expert

Get hands-on and learn about the latest trends in technology from the experts at this new interactive information series, in partnership with Best Buy Canada.
 
Best Buy’s Blue Shirt Experts will bring along their top-selling gadgets for you to test and experiment with. Come explore your techie side and join in on the fun!
 
Upcoming topics:
  • Toys – Tuesday, August 1
  • Gaming – Tuesday, September 5
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality – Tuesday, October 4
  • Smart Home Gadgets – Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Drones – Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • VR & Wearable Tech – Tuesday, March 6, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch – Creation Zone
Cost: Free – Drop-in
Ages: All ages

Creation Zone Adult Open Studio

Explore our new Creation Zone at the Iroquois Ridge Branch by attending our awesome drop-in Open Studio sessions.

DSLRs
Drop by with your camera and ask an expert about anything related to DSLRs.

  • Tuesday, August 1 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 4 / 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday, August 5 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Podcasting
Bring your podcast ideas to life with new tech in our Creation Zone.

  • Tuesday, August 8 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 11 / 10:30am – 2:00pm

iPad Pro Photo Editing
Make your photos pop by learning how to maximize the editing software on your iPad.

  • Tuesday, August 15 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, August 18 / 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday, August 19 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

3D Modeling 
Test out our 3D Modeling technology and create designs of your own.

  • Tuesday, August 22 / 5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, August 25 / 10:30am – 2:00pm

Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: 16Y and up

Seniors’ Series Fall 2017

Join us on Wednesdays to learn about new topics from our guest speakers and get to know others at these informative and informal sessions! Everyone is welcome, however these sessions are aimed at older adults, aged 55+.

Sept 6th – Nov 1st
10:30am – 12pm
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: 55Y +

Sessions are as follows, but topics may change:

  • September 6 – Intro to Tai Chi (Presented by Fung Loy Kok-Taoist Tai Chi, Oakville Branch)
  • September 13 – Rights and Privileges of Canadian Snowbirds (Presented by the Canadian Snowbirds Association)
  • September 20 – Exercise for Falls Prevention (Presented by LifeMark)
  • September 27 – TBA
  • October 4 – Seniors’ License Driver Renewal (Presented by the Ministry of Transportation)
  • October 11 – Fire Prevention and Home Safety (Presented by the Oakville Fire Department)
  • October 18 – TBA
  • October 25 – Oakville Galleries Presentation & Tour (Presented by Oakville Galleries)
  • November 1 – TBA

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

An Evening with Linden MacIntyre and Alison Pick

In The Only Café, Scotiabank Giller prize-winner Linden MacIntyre is back with a timely and gripping novel in which a son tries to solve the mystery of his father’s death–a man who tried but could not forget a troubled past in his native Lebanon.

Strangers with the Same Dream, by Alison Pick, Man Booker Prize nominee, is a brilliant, astonishing and politically timely page-turner set in 1921 Palestine.

MacIntyre and Pick will present their latest novels, engage in an audience Q&A and sign copies of their books.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30pm
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
Cost: $15/ticket
Ages: 18Y and up

Tickets available at all OPL branches and A Different Drummer Books starting August 8, 2017.

 

New Parents, Babies, and New Releases

Parental leave first time? If you are a parent caring for a child younger than 12 months old and want to talk about adult books and culture, you don’t want to miss this. Pack the diaper bad, stack up on snacks, bring your mini, and head over to the Woodside Branch for some adult conversation about new books and movies.

Monday, September 11th, 2017  **Classes will be held 2nd Monday of every month from September to March**
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Woodside Branch
Age: All Ages
Cost: Free/7 classes

 

How to Harvest Seeds for the OPL Seed Library

Be sure to join us for this lecture and demonstration by master gardener David Marshall. Learn to harvest your OPL Seed Library plants in time for their due date!

Wednesday, September 20
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: Free/1 Class
Ages: 16Y and up

Register through IRIS with Course Code: 230186

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