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Your ORL Card is now your Free Movie Ticket!

The ORL is again adding to its collection of digital resources with “IndieFlix”, a streaming video service that provides access to award-winning independent feature films and documentaries from around the globe. Anyone with an ORL card will be able to create an IndieFlix account and watch streaming content for free! The IndieFlix collection includes over 7,000 titles, including independent film festival hits from Sundance and Cannes.

“What’s great about this collection is that the content is always available for streaming; there are no holds or waiting or downloading needed”, explains ORL’s Virtual Branch Head, Chantelle McGee.

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Join Us at the Opening of the new Summerland Branch!

All members of the public are welcome to join the ORL as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the new library in Summerland! After years of investigation, months of construction and a week-long moving closure, Summerland residents will be able to enjoy their new community library when its doors open this Saturday, October 3. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 9:30 a.m. with speeches and refreshments to happen at 10:15 a.m.

The new library branch is located at 9355 Main Street in Summerland and is over twice the size of the previous library space, featuring meeting space and study rooms, dedicated space for children and teens, and an outdoor terrace.

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Get Inspired Using Your ORL Card!

There’s no denying that the arts – be they visual, performance, literary, or music – move and enrich our lives, and that Kelowna boasts some of the finest such cultural organizations in the province. Now the ORL is piloting a program to give library card members discounts and special offers at some of Kelowna’s premier arts and culture organizations, called the “Kelowna Inspiration Pass”.

The Kelowna Inspiration Pass can be reserved through the library catalogue, similarly to a book or other resource, and picked up at any ORL branch. The Pass includes a booklet explaining the program and all of the participating organizations offers, and a pass card valid for three weeks.

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ORL Celebrates Culture Days

 ORL branches are getting cultural in support of national Culture Days celebrations 2015 this weekend. All events are free and open to the public, and include:


The downtown Kelowna branch kicks off a four-week partnership with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) with interactive performances featuring each of the four families of OSO instruments, in order: brass, winds, strings, and percussion. The first of the series will be held on Saturday, September 26 beginning at 11:45 AM.

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