Oakville Public Library Seniors’ Programs

Seniors’ Series Spring 2016

Information posted May 13, 2016

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.

 April 20Moving, Downsizing & Decluttering: Get tips from expert Joan Ulrich of TLC Moving Solutions; whether you’re moving to a smaller living space or just want to de-clutter

April 273D Printing: Learn all about the emerging technology of 3D Printing and see our printer in action

May 4Introduction to Handwriting Analysis (Graphology): Let Edda Manley, Certified Handwriting Analyst lead you through the fascinating world of handwriting analysis

May 11How to Make Your Own Outdoor Planter: Demo and lecture provided by a master gardener from the Oakville Horticultural Society

May 18Personal Safety at Home & While Travelling: Presented by the Halton Regional Police Service Seniors Liaison Team (SALT)

May 25It’s Not Right: Recognizing & dealing with elder abuse

June 1Genealogy Resources at OPL: Learn about OPL’s many resources for researching your family history, presented by Elise Cole, our Local Collections Librarian

June 8Lifelong Learning Online with OPL: Let our Digital Resources Librarian lead you through all the digital learning resources available free at the library, from learning new languages, getting comfortable with technology, and researching health and wellness topics

 Age: 55Y and up recommended (but all are welcome)

Date/Time: Wed, April 20th to June 8th from 10:30am – 12:00pm

Location: Oakville Public Library, Central Branch Auditorium. 120 Navy St., Oakville

Cost: Free

No preregistration required. Drop-in and bring your friends!


Adult Board Games Meetup @ the library

This is a meetup for people who enjoy playing board games and tabletop games! The group is informal and inclusive and we play games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Best of all, it’s FREE. Drop in, socialize and choose from a variety of games that we’ll continue to expand.

In 2016 the meetups will happen on two Thursdays per month:

Thursday Apr 21 (Auditorium)

Thursday May 5 (Program Room 2)

Thursday May 19 (Program Room 2)

Thursday June 2 (Program Room 2)

Thursday June 16 (Program Room 2)

Thursday June 30 (Auditorium)

Age: 16Y and up

Cost: Free

Location: Central Branch, 120 Navy Street

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

No preregistration required. Drop-in and bring your friends!


Digital Discovery with the Teen Tech Team

Come join library staff and teen volunteers to help you explore popular tech trends in a hands-on collaborative atmosphere. Learn about connecting with friends and family on Facebook, sharing and collecting ideas on Pinterest, exploring the library’s amazing digital collections of magazines, music, books and movies and much much more.

All Ages

Time: Sunday, July 10th, 2016 from 1-4pm

Location: Central Branch, Auditorium, 120 Navy Street

Cost: FREE

No preregistration required. Drop-in and bring your friends!


In Conversation with – Margaret Atwood

The In Conversation With series continues with a presentation by Margaret Atwood. In Conversation With is a partnership of Oakville Public Library, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and A Different Drummer Books. Margaret Atwood will launch her newest novel, Hag-Seed, a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

18Y and up

Time: Mon Oct 24, 2016, 7:00pm

Location: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

Tickets: $20

Tickets go on sale on Wed May 11 at all library branches, at A Different Drummer Books and at oakvillecentre.ca


Writing and Publishing in the Digital Age

The world of writing and publishing has changed dramatically in the last decade. Find out how the changes affect writers, readers and publishers. Cynthia Good has spent many years in publishing at a senior level. She is currently the Director of Student and Industry Initiatives at Humber College’s Creative Book Publishing Program. She will share her knowledge and insights about the future of publishing.

16Y and Up

Time: Thu/May 19, 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Central Branch Auditorium, 120 Navy Street

Cost: $15/Ticket

Tickets available at all OPL branches starting Apr 21


The Science of Beauty

How is a consumer able to select safe and effective beauty products? Chemist and cosmetic science writer Louise Hidinger will discuss the science of beauty, how to read a skincare product list and how to choose products for a specific skin condition.

16Y and Up

Time: Thu/Jun 23, 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Central Branch Auditorium, 120 Navy Street

Cost: $15/Ticket

Tickets go on sale at all OPL branches starting May 30.


Happy Birthday Canada!

July 1 is Canada’s Birthday. What better way to celebrate than with cake and a movie? Drop by for a piece of birthday cake (while supplies last) and watch In Canada, a brief film produced by The Canadian Museum of Immigration. It features the personal stories of immigrants to Canada from all over the world, and makes you proud to live in this country. The film will be shown continuously.

All Ages

Time: Thu/Jun 30, 1:00-4:00pm

Location: Glen Abbey Branch, 1415 Third Line

Cost: Free

No preregistration required. Drop-in and bring your friends!