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Get Help Finding Volunteer Opportunities

We have partnered with Volunteer Halton to help our customers find volunteer opportunities in their communities.

Whether it is for high school students looking to fill their 40 hours, seniors looking to make connections in the community, or anyone else looking to volunteer their time to local organizations, volunteering is a great way to participate in your community, help local organizations, and gain a rewarding experience while gaining useful and marketable skills.

Drop into our Glen Abbey Branch every second Monday, starting January 11th from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, and receive one-on-one personalized help finding the right volunteer experience for you, with a representative of Volunteer Halton.

Intended for: All Ages
When: Every second Monday, starting January 11th, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Where: Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: Free

No registration required. This is a drop in program, first come first served.

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.

Age: 16Y and up

Central Branch  120 Navy Street  5:30 – 8:30 pm

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)


Seniors’ Series Spring 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, however these sessions are aimed at older adults, aged 55+.

Dates: Wednesdays, April 20th to June 8th, from 10:30am – noon

Location: OPL Central Branch Auditorium. 120 Navy St., Oakville

Cost: Free,  no registration required. Drop-in and bring your friends!

Sessions are as follows, but topics may change:

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 11Learn How 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 us 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


Light refreshments provided


Wills, Power of Attorney and Probate

*** This program is now full. Please add yourself to the Iris Waitlist and you will be added to the registration list if a spot becomes available ***

Come and learn about General Power of Attorney, Continuing Power of Attorney, Personal Care Planning and Probate at our two hour session. This session is intended for seniors, organizations that serve seniors, and family and friends of seniors that are involved in their future planning.

Speaker: Richard T. Howitt Q.C. of Howitt Law Barristers and Solicitors, Georgetown, Ontario.

Age: 18Y+

Cost: Free

Location: Central Branch Auditorium

Date: Saturday June 25th  10:00 am-12:00 pm

Please register through iris with CourseCode: 215825 or call us at 905-815-2042 to add your name to the list


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
Sunday, July 10th, 2016 from 1-4pm
Central Branch, Auditorium

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

Mon Oct 24, 2016, 7:00pm

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


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
Thu/Jun 23, 7:00-8:30pm
Central Branch Auditorium
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
Thu/Jun 30, 1:00-4:00pm
Glen Abbey Branch

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