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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:
  • Wearables – Tuesday, May 2
  • Drones – Tuesday, June 6
  • 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

In Conversation With… Terry O’Reilly

One of Canada’s most famous admen spills a career’s worth of marketing secrets so anyone can compete with the best in their business – whatever their business might be.

Attend this fascinating presentation to learn more about CBC Radio host Terry O’Reilly and his new book, This I Know: Marketing Lessons from Under the Influence.

Wednesday, June 21 – 7:00pm
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Cost: $20
Ages: 18Y + up

Tickets available at all library branches or at

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, March 23
  • Thursday, April 13
  • Thursday, April 27
  • Thursday, May 11
  • Thursday, May 25
  • Thursday, June 8
  • Thursday, June 22


Digital Discovery with the Teen Tech Team

Drop by the Training Lab at Central Branch Library from 4-6pm and receive tech coaching from members of our Teen Tech Team.

SUMMER Session Dates from 3pm-5pm:
Wednesday, July 5th, July 12th, July 19th, July 26th
Wednesday, August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, August 23rd

Central Branch


How to Make Yourself Write: A Creativity Workout

This workshop is designed to help you find the time and the inspiration to write. This creativity session will get your words flowing and help you make the breakthrough into the next level of writing.

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for over 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers.

Central Branch Auditorium
Sat/Apr 29 10:00am-3:30pm
Age: 18Y and up Cost: $49*/1 Class

*$49 paid in advance or $53 at the door.
To reserve a spot now, email 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

Teaching Cursive Handwriting 101: with Edda Manley

Learn how to teach children and youth cursive handwriting skills. This workshop is aimed at parents and educators but all are welcome. Topics covered will include: a history of cursive handwriting, physiology of handwriting, development of handwriting in children, how handwriting impacts brain development,effective methods of teaching cursive handwriting, and how to keep children interested in continuing to write cursive.

Presented by: Edda Manley, a Certified Graphoanalyst (CGA) who has been certified through The International Graphoanalysis Society (IGAS) and the American Association of Handwriting Analysts (AAHA)

Age: 18Y and up

Cost: Free

Date: Sat/May 13 9:30am-4:30pm

Location: Central Branch Auditorium

Registration: through iris with Course Code: 225682

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

Seniors’ Series Spring 2017

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 19th to June 7th, from 10:30 am – 12 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 19 – Invasive Species: Learn How to Identify & Control Them, presented by the Halton Environmental Network

April 26 – Meet & Greet with Rob Burton, Mayor of Oakville

May 3 – Palliative Care & Advanced Care Planning, presented by Acclaim Health

May 10 – Combating Isolation and Neglect in Seniors: What You Can Do, presented by SAVIS

May 17 – Oakville’s Age-Friendly Needs Assessment Survey Results, presented by the Town of Oakville’s Age-Friendly Committee

May 24 – Eating Healthy on a Budget, presented by The Tomato Ladies

May 31 – Finding Quality Health Information Online, presented by OPL

June 7 – Online Learning with Lynda, presented by our Digital Resources Librarian

Light refreshments provided.

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