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Authors on Art with Jane Urquhart

Join us for our Authors on Art series with acclaimed novelist and poet Jane Urquhart. The author will discuss her novel A Number of Things: Stories About Canada Told Through 50 Objects, while reflecting on our summer exhibition Propped.

This event is free of charge. Limited seating is available – reserve your spot now!

Thursday, July 6 – 6:30pm
Central Branch – Auditorium
Cost: Free*
Ages: 18Y + up

For more information, please visit www.oakvillegalleries.com.

*To reserve your seat, please click here.

 

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:
  • DSLRs and Go Pros – Tuesday, July 4
  • Toys – Tuesday, August 1
  • Gaming – Tuesday, September 5
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Glen Abbey Branch
Age: All ages
Cost: Free – Drop-in

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 2017 the meetups will happen on two Thursdays per month. Mostly, we’re in the Auditorium, but if you don’t find us there, we’ll be in Program Room 2! Upcoming dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, June 22

 

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 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm:
Wednesday, July 5th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th
Wednesday, August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd

Central Branch

FREE

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 September 19th 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: Some Mondays, 3-6 pm: Jun 19 and 26
Where: Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: Free

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

Finance 101 for Seniors

Learn everything you need to know about managing your finances and budgeting. This series is aimed at seniors but everyone interested is welcome.

Please note you can register for all topics or just those that interest you. All sessions are free but must be registered.

Retirement Planning covers how to determine your retirement goals, understanding various sources of government and non-government retirement income, maximizing your retirement paycheck, income strategies, tax tips, and understanding how different investment products work.

Central Branch Auditorium

Register through iris with Course Code: 225717

Sun/Jun 11 2:00pm-4:00pm

Estate Planning covers common issues, strategies and considerations when estate planning.

Central Branch Auditorium

Register through iris with Course Code: 225718

Sun/Jun 18 2:00pm-4:00pm

Charitable Giving & Wealth Transfer covers strategies to limit how much money goes to the government vs. your beneficiaries, financial lessons/strategies for your children and grandkids and more.

Central Branch Auditorium

Register through iris with Course Code: 225719

Sun/Jul 09 2:00pm-4:00pm

Financial Aspects of Care-giving when the call comes, be ready! Covers the cost of a retirement home vs. aging in place, how long-term care insurance works, and more.

Central Branch Auditorium

Register through iris with Course Code: 225720

Sun/Jul 16 2:00pm-4:00pm

In Conversation with… Carol Off & Doug Saunders

As it Happen’s Carol Off, author of In All We Leave Behind: A Reporter’s Journey into the Lives of Others, and Globe and Mail feature columnist Doug Saunders, author of Maximum Canada – Why 35 Million Canadians Aren’t Enough.

Saturday, September 23 – 7:00pm
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Cost: $20
Ages: 18Y + up

Tickets available at all library branches or at www.oakvillecentre.ca beginning May 29.

In Conversation with… Jowi Taylor: Six String Nation

What connects a grade 5 student with K’naan, Feist and astronaut Chris Hadfield? They are among the hundreds of thousands of people who have engaged with Voyageur – the Six String Nation Guitar – at festivals, conferences, clubs, community events and school presentations in every province and territory of Canada.

Thursday, October 26 – 7:00pm
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Cost: $20
Ages: 18Y + up

Tickets available at all library branches or at www.oakvillecentre.ca beginning May 29.

 

 

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