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Join us for songs, games, stories, finger plays, puppets and more!
Babytime (0-18 months): Tuesday 10:15-10:45am Sept 12th to Dec 12th
Toddlertime (18 months-3 years): Thursday 10:15-10:45am Sept 14th to Dec 14th
Storytime (3-5 years): Friday 10:15-10:45am Sept 15th to Dec 15th
Join us on Friday, October 20th from 2-3pm and enjoy our Fall Puppet Show, which will be followed by a fun craft to go along with the Fall spirit. Ages 5-12.
Registration is required for this program, you can register in person or by phone.
Join us every first Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:30pm to use your imagination and create your own masterpiece using LEGO! Ages 6-12.
Join us on the last 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/
Bring your own device (Android or Apple phones/tablets, Windows or Mac laptops) and come on in! No registration necessary.
If you require assistance setting up a free Battle.net account ask for Jeff at the front desk.
Join us at the Rutland Library from 3:30pm to 7:30pm for exciting Super Smash Bros action co-presented by Okanagan Smash and the Rutland Library!
No registration required, just come on in and be prepared to battle with your favorite Nintendo characters!
ASL Story Times
Family Free Drop-in
Join a deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts presented in both American Sign Language and English. Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation.
Every third Saturday of the Month. 1:00-2:30pm in the Community Room
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.
Come and join us for a free essential oils workshop on Wednesday October 11th at 1pm.
You will have the choice of making a Coconut Lemon Body Scrub or a Lavender Body Scrub to take home with you!
Registration is required, please register in person or call the Rutland Library.
Need computer lessons or help with your electronic devices? Please come join the UBCO students for some one on one training starting on Saturday October 14th.
All initial lessons will be on Saturday and other days in the week can be arranged with your tutor.
This program will run from Saturday October 14th until Saturday November 25. Please register at the Rutland Branch in person or by phone.
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.
Persons interested in libraries are encouraged to volunteer with Friends as we support the downtown Kelowna, Mission & Rutland branches through our fundraising book sales and joint activities.
Funds raised significantly support Summer Reading Club and year-round programming for babes to toddlers to teens plus guest speakers & events for adults; and enhanced facilities at the three branches. Towards their various year-round book sales, Kelowna Friends accept donations of gently used books to their sorting house at 1898 Barlee Road, Kelowna. Volunteers are on duty to review and accept items at the house on Fridays, 9am to noon.
Kelowna Friends major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place in October each year. The Kelowna Friends sponsor an endowment fund with the Central Okanagan Foundation.
For volunteer and donation information, please visit www.kelownafol.ca, or email Friends at email@example.com.
Follow Kelowna Friends on Facebook to keep updated on their latest activities and read posts on ORL, libraries, reading & literacy.
Directors of Kelowna Friends of the Library hold meetings rotated between the three branch libraries, at 5:30 pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.