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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. Drop in, socialize and choose from a variety of games that we’ll continue to expand.

Age: 16Y and up

Come and join us for our first meet up on Thursday, 17 December

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

In 2016 the meetups will continue every 2nd Thursday

  • Thursday Jan 14 , 5:30 – 8:30
  • Thursday Jan 28  5:30 – 8:30
  • Thursday Feb 11 5:30 – 8:30
  • Thursday Feb 25 5:30 – 8:30
  • Sunday 28 Feb, 1:30 – 4:30

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. 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 11Make 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


Light refreshments provided


Seniors’ Driving Safety with Keith Black

Get tips from an expert on driving safely at any age!

Presentation includes: driver vision awareness tips, what drivers 70+ in age need to know about the Highway Traffic Act, information on the new Senior Driving Test for drivers who are 80+ in age and an examination of good technology choices when buying a car.

Speaker: Keith Black of WheelsDriving Training Ltd.

Age: 18Y+

Cost: Free

Location: Woodside Branch

Date: Saturday April 16th 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Please register through iris with Course Code: 37459

Wills, Power of Attorney and Probate

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: 37483


In Conversation With… Series

Oakville Public Library, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and A Different Drummer Books are pleased to present a new series that will feed the inquisitive mind. In Conversation With is a speaker series providing you with an opportunity to hear, ask questions and meet four of Canada’s top influencers and authors!

All four events will take place at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets will be available for purchase starting May 13 at 11:00am. Tickets can be purchased at all library branches, online through the OCPA box office and at A Different Drummer Books (Burlington).

Bob McDonald
Host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks
Being There: Science As I’ve Seen It
Monday, February 29, 2016 at 8 p.m.
$30 / ticket
After more than 30 years of reporting on science, this journalist has seen a lot, from the exploration of our entire solar system by robots, to the computer and genetic revolutions that have profoundly changed our lives. We live in remarkable times where the most powerful tools humanity has ever known are in our grasp. Do we have the wisdom to use these tools wisely?

Books and Beer: Popcorn Reads

Join us as library staff present books that have been made into movies. Beer from a local brewery and light appetizers are included in the ticket price. One lucky audience member will win a copy of all the books presented. Everyone goes home with a terrific to-read and to-watch list!

19Y and up
Fri Feb 19, 2016, 7:00-9:00pm; Doors open at 6:30pm  SOLD OUT!!
Central Branch
$15/ticket; Tickets are available at all library branches starting Jan 21, 2016

An Evening with Gail Vaz-Oxlade

In her latest book, Money Talks: When to Say Yes and How to Say No, financial expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade advises on how to deal with the people you love who need to change their money habits.

18Y and up
Wed/Feb 10, 7:00-8:30pm
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
Tickets available at all branches, A Different Drummer Bookstore and at starting Jan 11/2016

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