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Join us for songs, games, stories, finger plays, puppets and more resuming in January.
Babytime (0-18 months): Tuesday 10:15-10:45am, January 17th - March 28th
Toddlertime (18 months-3 years): Thursday 10:15-10:45am, January 19th - March 30th
Storytime (ages 3-5): Friday 10:15-10:45am, January 20th - March 31st
All Spring Break programs at the Rutland library have limited space so please register in branch or via phone to reserve a spot.
Wednesday, March 22nd 1:30-3:30pm - Movie Time featuring the 2016 Disney film "Zootopia". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2948356/
Saturday, March 25th at 2pm - Jewelry Making with Kristin - Ages 8-12.
Wednesday, March 29th at 2pm - KEVA Planks - Come build and play with the library's new collection of KEVA Planks! Ages 8-12. http://www.kevaplanks.com/
Join a deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts presented in both American Sign Language and English. Interpreters will be present.
Two Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:30pm
This is a free drop-in program for children of all ages and abilities, together with parent or caregiver.
Join us on the first Thursday of every month for Lego Club from 3:30-4:30pm.
Register in branch or call to register. Free lego provided.
Join us on the 4th Wednesday of every month for an evening of Hearthstone from 5:30-7:30pm.
To learn more about Hearthstone and register for a FREE account visit http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/ 2016
Bring your own device (Android or Apple phones/tablets, Windows or Mac laptops) and register in advance at the Rutland library.
Have your Battle.net ID handy when registering, and if you require assistance setting up a free Battle.net account ask for Jeff at the front desk.
Join us for a presentation, panel discussion, and debate about inclusion looks like in our community on February 21, 2017 at 7:00pm in the front area of the library.
What to expect:
Hosted by: Jessica Samuels, Area Manager Heart and Stroke Foundation Okanagan/Kootenay Region
For more information check out the Facebook Event page.
The February Talk is sponsored by the Okanagan Regional Library and Global Citizen Kelowna
Beyond Lip Service is brought to you by Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Canada, Ministry of International Trade, Kelowna Community Resources and the Council members of the Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership.
Join us for tea, cookies and a lively discussion on select Wednesday evenings this winter from 6:15pm - 7:45pm.
Registration and books are available in branch.
Need help with your computer, tablets or smartphones? The UBCO students will be running tech training sessions for 45 minutes every Saturday in February.
Available sessions are 1pm-1:45pm OR 2pm-2:45pm.
Register in branch or give us a call. Spots will fill up fast!
The Rutland Branch has a meeting room available for rent during open hours.
The room has 50 chairs and 4 tables.
You may rent it for $20 an hour for the first 3 hours, and then $10 for each additional hour.
Please contact the front desk of the library for more information at 250-765-8165 Extension 5611.
The Rutland Branch also has a small study room that holds 5 people. You may use this room by it at the front desk of the library.
Free computer access & wireless hotspot
All computers have access to a printer (except wireless)
The Kelowna Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, is registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and the Canada Income Tax Act. All persons interested in libraries can obtain a membership for $5.00 per year at the Kelowna, Mission or Rutland branch libraries.
For membership and donation information, please call 250-763-7323 (READ)
The major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place in October each year. The Kelowna Friends of the Library sponsor an endowment fund with the Central Okanagan Foundation and they also host various public meetings and author events throughout the year.
Directors of Kelowna Friends of the Library hold meetings in the Kelowna Branch, at 1pm on the second Monday of each month.
No board meetings are held in July & August.
The society's AGM is held on a Saturday in late November. For further information, please email, Fol4k@hotmail.com.