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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, September 28th
  • Thursday, October 12th
  • Thursday, October 26th
  • Thursday, November 9th
  • Thursday, November 23rd
  • Thursday, December 14th
  • Thursday, December 28th


Seniors’ Series Fall 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+.

Sept 6th – Nov 1st
10:30am – 12pm
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: 55Y +

Sessions are as follows, but topics may change:

  • September 6 – Intro to Tai Chi (Presented by Fung Loy Kok-Taoist Tai Chi, Oakville Branch)
  • September 13 – What is Dementia/Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease (Presented by Acclaim Health Alzheimer Services)
  • September 20 Exercise for Falls Prevention (Presented by LifeMark)  Handwriting Analysis *Updated*
  • September 27 – Tracking Down Quality Health Information Online: What’s available and what to watch for (Presented by the Oakville Public Library)
  • October 4 – Seniors’ License Driver Renewal (Presented by the Ministry of Transportation)
  • October 11 – Fire Prevention and Home Safety (Presented by the Oakville Fire Department)
  • October 18 – Internet Safety – Frauds and Scams (Presented by Halton Regional Police, Older Adult Support)
  • October 25 – Oakville Galleries Presentation & Tour (Presented by Oakville Galleries)
  • November 1 – Music and Politics: Strange Bedfellows (Presented by Charles Demuynck, Oakville Chamber Orchestra Music Director)

Light refreshments will be provided.

New Parents, Babies, and New Releases

Parental leave first time? If you are a parent caring for a child younger than 12 months old and want to talk about adult books and culture, you don’t want to miss this. Pack the diaper bad, stack up on snacks, bring your mini, and head over to the Woodside Branch for some adult conversation about new books and movies.

Monday, September 11
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Woodside Branch
Age: All Ages
Cost: Free/7 classes*

*Classes will be held 2nd Monday of every month from September to March

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 and receive one-on-one personalized help finding the right volunteer experience for you, with a representative of Volunteer Halton.
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Glen Abbey Branch
Age: All ages
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Upcoming dates:
– September 25
– October 23
– October 30
– November 13
– November 27
– December 11
No registration required. This is a drop in program, first come first served.

Digital Discovery with the Teen Tech Team

Drop-in to Central or Glen Abbey Branch to receive tech coaching from members of our Teen Tech Team.

Central Branch sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 26
  • Tuesday, October 31
  • Tuesday, November 28
  • Tuesday, January 30
  • Tuesday, February 27

Glen Abbey Branch sessions:

  • Thursday, September 28
  • Thursday, October 26
  • Thursday, November 30
  • Thursday, January 25
  • Thursday, February 22

*No dates in December

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Central Branch and Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: All ages

Ask the Blue Shirt Expert

Get hands-on and learn about the latest trends in technology from the experts at this 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:
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality – Tuesday, October 3
  • Smart Home Gadgets – Tuesday, January 9, 2018
  • Drones – Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • VR & Wearable Tech – Tuesday, March 6, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Iroquois Ridge Branch – Creation Zone
Cost: Free – Drop-in
Ages: All ages

Writing Kid Lit: Picture Books to Young Adult

From picture books to young adult novels, this weekly course is accessible for beginners and meaty enough for advanced writers. Through lectures, in-class assignments, homework, and feedback on your writing, we’ll give you ins and outs of writing for younger readers and set you on course toward writing your own books.

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. Don’t miss out as two guest authors will also be joining in on the fun: Sylvia McNicoll and Jennifer Mook-Sang!

Thursdays starting October 5, 2017
9:45am – 11:45am
Woodside Branch, Program Room
Cost: $199/9 Classes
Ages: 18Y and up

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

University Admissions: What Parents Should Know

This is a crucial point in your student’s educational journey. In this overview of the university admissions process, we discuss factors to consider in choosing universities, review the various elements of admission applications, and reveal how your student can prepare a winning application. We also review the many ways you can finance post-secondary education, including scholarships, grants and the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Central Branch
Register through IRIS using course code 230220

Complete program listings available:

  • Fall/Winter Adult Programs @ your library programs guides (PDF)