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Join us for songs, games, stories, finger plays, puppets and more resuming in September.
Babytime (0-18 months): Tuesday 10:15-10:45am, Sept 13th - Dec 13th
Toddlertime (18 months-3 years): Thursday 10:15-10:45am, Sept 15th - Dec 15th
Storytime (ages 3-5): Friday 10:15-10:45am, Sept 16th - Dec 16th
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.
LEGO Club is back! Thursdays once a month from 3:30-4:30pm.
Join us at the Rutland Library for an hour of LEGO fun!
Dates for 2016:
Please call (250) 765-8165 or visit the branch to register, space is limited. Ages 5-12.
Every Saturday from October 22nd through November 26th
For Grades 1-8
Space is limited to 26 slots so please register in advance in person at the Rutland Library or by phone at (250) 765-8165.
October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
Join us at the Rutland library for Reading With Dash, a program aimed at children ages 5 and up.
Reading With Dash is intended to help kids develop enthusiasm and excitement for reading in a comforting environment.
Space is limited, registration begins in September.
Friday, October 21st from 1:30-2:30pm
Wear your Halloween costume to the Rutland Library and join us for spooky stories, games and a Halloween craft.
Please call (250) 765-8165 or visit the branch to register. Ages 5 and up.
Thursday, November 10th at 6:00pm
Stories geared towards ages 4-7, all ages welcome!
Join us for tea, cookies and lively discussion select Wednesday evenings this fall from 6:15-7:45pm.
Registration and books available in branch.
November 9th - West with the Night by Beryl Markham
December 7th - Party with book exchange
January 11th - A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Tuesday afternoons at 2pm starting September 13th.
Drop in Tuesday nights to knit and/or crochet, and to share your interest in knitting or other wool crafts. Join us for engaging conversation, creative inspiration, and an all around good time.
Register in person or by phone for free at 250-765-8165. Feel free to bring your own coffee.
An introduction to your Apple or Android tablet or phone.
This four session program presented by the ORL covers the basics: Navigating, Settings, Apps and Photos.
The Mobile Meet-Up time for Apple devices is 1:30 to 2:30 PM.
The Mobile Meet-Up time for Android devices is 3:00 to 4:00 PM.
Register in advance in person or by telephone at 250-765-8165. Space is limited.
Join us at the Rutland Library on Saturdays in October and November for hands on one-on-one computer training provided by students from UBCO.
Learn basic computer skills, get hands on experience using laptops or tablets, learn about social media including Facebook, Skype, Instagram and more!
Sessions run from 1:00-1:45 or 2:00-2:45pm starting October 1st. Space is limited so please register in advance via telephone at (250) 765-8165 or in person at the Rutland library.
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)
Thursday, October 16 - Saturday, October 18 - Immaculate Conception Parish Hall
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.