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Creation Zone Open Studios

Stop by the Iroquois Ridge Creation Zone every Wednesday* for a fun and interactive Open Studio session!

Every Wednesday*
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: All Ages

Parents, Babies, and New Releases

On parental leave? If you are a parent caring for a little one(s) and want to talk about adult books and culture, this is a meet-up you do not want to miss! Pack the diaper bag, stock up on snacks, bring your mini, and head over to the Woodside Branch for some adult conversation about new books and new movies.

Offered on the 2nd Monday of each month
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Woodside Branch
Cost: Free
Ages: All Ages

Classes run March 12 – August 13.

Tech Help

Bring your tablet, smartphone, or laptop and receive help with basic computer skills. We can assist with email, sharing photos, messaging, Microsoft Word, downloading library apps, and more. Small class size will allow for individual attention.

  • Tuesday, May 22
    3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Woodside Branch, Program Room
    Course Code: 235399
  • Monday, May 28
    4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    Central Branch, Training Lab
    Course Code 235399
  • Tuesday, June 5
    3  p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 235400

Cost: Free/1 Class
Age: 16Y+

Please bring your own device. Devices will be available if required. In partnership with ClubRunner, a local software company.

Speaker Series

Join us on Wednesdays to learn from our guest speakers and socialize with your friends.

  • Wednesday, March 21
    Benefit & Credit Entitlements Info presented by the Canadian Revenue Agency
  • Wednesday, March 28
    Tracking Down Quality Health Information Online presented by Oakville Public Library
  • Wednesday, April 4
    It’s Not Right – A Discussion on Elder Abuse presented by Community Development
    Halton
  • Wednesday, April 18
    Poetry Month! with Ontario Poetry Society – Oakville Chapter
  • Wednesday, April 25
    Seniors’ Art Workshop presented by Oakville Galleries
  • Wednesday, May 2
    The Great Outdoors presented by Bruce Trail Conservancy
  • Wednesday, May 9
    Finding Meaning Through Volunteer Work presented by Volunteer Halton   TBA
  • Wednesday, May 16
    In the Garden presented by Bronte Horticultural Society
  • Wednesday, May 23
    Info. on Dementia and Alzheimer’s for Loved Ones presented by Acclaim Health
  • Wednesday, May 30
    Wearable Technology and Big Data with Elder Technology Assistance Group (ETAG)
  • Wednesday, June 6
    The Tai Chi Experience with Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi
  • Wednesday, June 13
    Exploring Virtual Reality presented by the Oakville Public Library

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Central Branch Auditorium
Cost: Free
Age: 55Y+ but all are welcome

Augmented Reality Racing Event – Presented by Hover Games

Join us as we transform the Creation Zone into an Augmented Reality race track! RC Cars, AR, and a game of capture the flag – a great way to spend a Saturday.
Thursday, May 26
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Ages: 16Y+
Cost: Free

#LoveMyOPL Community Visits

Drop in to pick up a FREE library, chat with the Oakville Public Library team, learn about the digital resources the library has including streaming videos, learning with Lynda.com, audiobooks and more. You can also see our Ultimaker 3D Printer “Junior” in action! Make sure to #lovemyopl and share.

  • Saturday, May 5
    1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Oakville Place
    240 Leighland Ave, Oakville, ON L6H 3H6
  • Thursday, May 9
    4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    1051 Glenashton Dr, Oakville, ON L6H 5M1
  • Saturday, June 2
    8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Lions Valley Park
    2417 Fourth Line, Oakville, ON L6H 6W8

Age: All Ages
Cost: Free

Love My OPL: Intro to Digital Library Resources

Did you know you can download movies, stream music, and read magazines for free using OPL’s digital resources? We also have databases providing
you with health, business, and consumer information. Make the most of your free library card by joining us for this hands-on session and learn about what your library has to offer.

Saturday, June 16,
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Course Code 235344.

Cost: Free/1 Class
Age: 16Y+

*Please bring your own device to download our apps. Devices will be available for the program, if required.

Kanopy Film Club

Are you a film fanatic?  Join us for a screening of a Kanopy title, followed by a discussion on these thought-provoking pieces.

Dates and Films

  • Thursday, May 24
    I, Daniel Blake
    Course Code 235356
  • Thursday, June 28
    Love & Friendship
    Course Code 235357

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: Free/3 Classes
Age: 18Y+

 

Fit Lit Book Club

Keep your mind active while your body gets fit by joining our new active book club!

Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville are excited to launch a free active book club. Here’s how it works:
1. Register for the club beginning Tuesday, May 1st.
2. Attend our book launch on Wednesday, May 30 to pick up your club kit.
3. Borrow a copy of The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and start reading
4. Get active at one of the following Glen Abbey Community Centre Fitness Drop-ins and then head over to the Glen Abbey Branch library to meet up with other FitLit members to discuss the novel!

Our Fit Lit Book Club combines a great workout with a collaborative reading and discussion experience. Get started with the new Fit Lit regimen and get mind and heart healthy with us!

Book Club Launch
Wednesday, May 30
6:30pm -8:00pm
Glen Abbey Community Centre
Age: 18Y+
Cost: Free
Course Code: 238636

Fitness Drop-in & Book Talk Meet-up* Schedule

  • Monday, June 4
    Cycle and Yoga – 6:40 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
    Book Talk – 7:30-8 p.m.
  • Monday, June 11
    Cycle and Yoga – 6:40 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
    Book Discussion – 7:30 p.m. -8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 13 
    Trail Walk and Book Talk – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Monday, June 18
    Cycle and Yoga – 6:40 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
    Book Talk –  7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Monday, June 25
    Cycle and Yoga – 6:40 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
    Book Talk – 7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 27 
    Trail Walk and Book Talk Meet-Up – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

*Cycle and Yoga takes place in the Fitness Studio at the Glen Abbey Community Centre, Trail Walkers will meet in the Glen Abbey Community Centre Lobby, Book Talk Meet-ups will take place at the Glen Abbey Branch Library.

3D Modelling

A hands-on introduction to 3D design software and
the basics of 3D modelling and printing.

  • Saturday, May 5
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Course Code 235358.
  • Tuesday, July 10
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Course Code 235358.
  • Wednesday, August 15
    1 pm-3 pm
    Course Code 235358.

Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $8/1 Class
Age: 8Y+

An Evening with Hannah Mary McKinnon & Karma Brown

Hannah Mary McKinnon was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing. In her second novel, The Neighbours, a car accident kills a young man and forever changes the lives of three people… Now, twenty years later, they’ll all come to regret the choices they made that day, as the secrets and lies they’ve told to protect each other become the very things that tear their lives apart. 

Karma Brown is an award-winning journalist and author of several bestselling novels. In addition to her novels, Karma’s writing has appeared in several magazines. The Life Lucy Knew is her most recent novel. After hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she’s known and loved for years—the man she recently married—is not actually her husband. In fact, they haven’t even spoken since their breakup four years earlier. When the life Lucy believes she had slams against the reality she’s been living for the past four years, she must make a difficult choice about which life she wants to lead, and who she really is. Join us just three weeks before the publication date to get a preview of this intriguing story of dark secrets and the pull of the past.

Wednesday, May 23
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $15*
Age: 16Y+

*Tickets available at all branches starting April 25.

Writing and Revising with Brian Henry

​If you want to refine your story-telling skills and cut the time you will need to spend editing, this workshop is for you. Editor and Creative Writing Instructor Brian Henry will teach you how to step back from a manuscript in order to find – and fix – flaws in your plot, structure, characterization and style.

Special Option: You’re invited to bring the first 500 – 1,000 words of one of your pieces of writing. If you do, please bring three (3) copies.

Saturday, May 26
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $49*/1 Class (*$49 in advance or $53 at the door.)
Age: 18Y+

To reserve your spot, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca and allow 2-3 business days for a response.
No email? Call Elise at 905-815-2042 x 5037.

For details about parking and directions, please visit tinyurl.com/z4nfm3e

Tech Under 20 Presentations

Drop in for exciting presentations from local technologically and business-minded youth. This is offered in collaboration with Silicon Halton and Tech Under Twenty.

Getting Started with Coding
Saturday, June 2

Intro to AI and Machine Learning
Saturday, June 9

Crypto Currencies and Blockchain
Saturday, June 23

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: All ages

Photography 101 Workshop

During this three-part workshop series, participants will learn the necessary skills to produce well-composed and well-edited photographs. On our last workshop date, we will hold a Photography Critique.

Thursday, June 7th
1:00 – 3:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $24/3 Classes
Age: 18Y and up
Course Code: 235442

This program runs on June/7, 14, & 21

Learning Word with Lynda.com

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word and the various resources available to you through Lynda.com in this hands-on workshop.

Saturday, June 16
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Woodside Branch
Cost: Free/1 Class
Ages: 16Y+
Course Code: 235341

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