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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. “The films on IndieFlix can be streamed on any Internet-enabled computer, tablet, smartphone, or even through an Xbox or Roku.”
IndieFlix is the ORL’s first collection of streaming films and it includes a variety of content, everything from documentaries to film shorts to television series. There are channels for PBS, action, romance, festivals, foreign, food and much more.
“It’s exciting as more and more online content becomes available to library customers”, she adds. “Over the past few years we’ve greatly expanded our eBook and eAudiobook collections, and have added services like Zinio for Libraries that allow users to download magazines for free.”
To access IndieFlix, you must be an ORL cardholder. Get started by clicking on our IndieFlix information page here.
Before streaming videos for the first time, you will have to create a login account or use your Zinio for Libraries account information to sign in.
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. The Okanagan Regional Library paid the capital costs of approximately $4.5 million to build the structure and owns the building.
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. With these materials, pass holders can visit or contact organizations such as art galleries and museums, and musical, theatre and dance companies to take advantage of everything from 2-for-1 tickets to free annual memberships.
To date, participating Kelowna-based cultural organizations include:
The program will be reviewed, and more organizations may be added, as well as creating passes for other areas.
To reserve your Inspiration Pass, search for “Kelowna Inspiration Pass” in the catalogue above. Once it arrives at your local branch, you have three weeks to enjoy exclusive offers from participating institutions.
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. Each performance will be followed by a “petting zoo” which will allow guests to handle and try playing various symphony instruments, and ask questions of the artists.
The Kelowna Library will also include a special music-themed family storytime at 11:00 AM just before the OSO performance.
A PhotoVoice Exhibit starts on September 25 in the upstairs Great Room - a photographic exhibit resulting from a UBC Okanagan research project on the health of immigrants in Kelowna. The participants took pictures of objects, places, and spaces that represent health and wellbeing related to their settlement experience.
Booksmack! returns to the lobby of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. It is a fast, furious and fun round of speed book recommendations featuring a local panel of readers - Mayor Jim Garlick, storyteller Gabriel Newman, poet Harold Rhenisch, educator Glenda Dolcetti and Vernon Librarian Kristy Hennings. Booksmack! happens on Friday September 25 at 7:00 PM.
The Westbank branch will be transformed into a colourful and loud place on Friday afternoon as they play host to a variety of Westside artists on Friday, September 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. Featured artists and their mediums include:
Dan Summers from the Music Room Music School will perform on the guitar at 1:30 p.m.
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