Programs for Adults

This winter we are offering programs you can do at home. Great for adults and seniors. Join the fun!

Jump to Online Events: Trivia Night | Talking TED | Virtual Film Club | Memoir Writing Workshop | Technology | Book Clubs 

Jump to Ongoing Activities: TinkerCAD Contest | Games and Trivia | Summer Writing Challenge CollectionsFilm Clubs | Arts & Crafts 

 

Participate in Events Online

We have regularly occurring events to join online. Registration may be required for these activities, so click on the links to find out more details on our Events Calendar. 

 

Lord of the Rings Trivia Night

Online registration begins February 1 | Wednesday, February 17 | 7:00 to 8:00 PM

A great way to connect with others virtually! Play against others in your household or play as an
individual.

 

Talking-TED

TalkingTED

Register online | Last Wednesday of the month | 6:00 to 7:30 PM 

Join us as we discuss TEDTalks! Each month, we will explore three different TEDTalks on a common theme. Learn about a new topic and connect with other curious minds in this brand-new program!

 

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January Virtual Film Club: East Side Sushi

Register online | Wednesday, January 27 | 7:30 to 9:00 PM 

Join us for a lively discussion of a feature film, streamed for free through ORL's Kanopy collection.

 

Memoir-Writing-Method-Workshop

Memoir Writing Method Workshop

Register online | Wednesdays, February 3 to 24 | 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Perhaps you keep a journal or are a family historian, or you are looking to record your grandparents' lives - or your own life - for future generations. But how does one write a meaningful memoir? Author Eleanor Deckert is eager to share her Memoir Writing Method with prospective writers in a series of interactive workshops.

 

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Learn about Technology

Digital Library Introduction

Register online | Saturdays, January 30 to February 20 | 12:00 to 1:00 PM 

Have you ever wanted to explore the ORL’s digital library, but aren’t sure how to navigate these resources on your device? We would like to help! Take part in these digital library introduction forums that will help you learn how to connect your smartphone, tablet, or eReader, to the library’s digital collection.  

 

Video Editing in Windows 10

Register Online | Saturday, January 30, 3:30 to 4:30 PM 

An introduction to video editing using the free video editor included with Windows 10. Learn the basics of how to insert, cut, combine and rotate clips. Plus adding music and text!

 

Intro to Designing in Blender 3D

Register Online | Saturday, February 20 | 1:30 to 2:30 PM 

This program will introduce you to Blender 3D modeling software. We'll review the interface, learn some basic techniques, and see what makes Blender such a versatile and exciting tool!

 

Designing in TinkerCAD

Register Online | Saturday, March 13 | 3:30 to 4:30 PM

For beginners to intermediate users - lets design a project together to learn many of the tools and features that TinkerCAD has to offer. Create a design ready to be 3D printed entirely in TinkerCAD.

 

Virtual Mobile Meetup - Apple

Register online | Tuesdays, February 9 to 23 | 2:00 to 3:00 PM 

A series of three sessions to help participants learn how to navigate their Apple iPhones and iPads. Topics: Navigating your device; Device settings; Introduction to apps.

 

Virtual Mobile Meetup - Android

Register online | Tuesdays, March 9 to 23 | 2:00 to 3:00 PM

A series of three sessions to help participants learn how to navigate their Android phones and devices. Topics: Navigating your device; Device settings; Introduction to apps. 

 

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Virtual Book Clubs

There are a variety of book clubs being presented by library branches across the ORL. 

View and Register for Online Book Clubs on the Events Calendar

 

 

Ongoing Activities

You can do these activities any time, at your own pace. Try out something fun and new. 

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TinkerCAD Contest (December 8 to February 28)

For all ages - Kids, Teens, & Adults. Submit your best TinkerCAD 3D design to us. The best design for the Kids, Teens, and Adults categories will get their design printed with our MakerBot Pro! 
Find out more details & how to submit your design

 

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Games & Gaming

Friends TV Show Trivia

Challenge yourself with our Friends TV Show Trivia and answer questions about actors, characters, and fun facts from this sitcom. 
View the Trivia Questions

Social Distancing BINGO - Winter Edition!

Stay connected, entertained and well read with the Okanagan Regional Library’s Social Distancing BINGO challenge! Complete this challenge as a family or as an individual – post to social media and use #libraryfromhome to show us how you are completing our challenges.
Get your BINGO Card

Board Game Design Workshop

A four-part video series for a Board Game Design Workshop hosted virtually by the ORL. Learn from Jonathan Thwaites, Creative Director at OOMM Board Games in Kelowna,
Watch the Video Series

 

Library-Love

Enjoy our Writing Challenge Collections

Okanagan Lake Haiku

Over the summer, the Okanagan Regional Library collected patron submissions of haiku poems about Okanagan Lake over the summer. Enjoy!
Read the Haiku Collection

The ORL Summer 2020 Write-Off!

Over the summer, the Okanagan Regional Library collected submissions from writers, aspiring writers, poets and those who have never set pen to page! We received lots of great submission and we will be featuring a written work or two every week. In the end you can download the entire compilation in your preferred format (PDF or EPUB).
Read the Okanagan Summer Write-Off! Collection

 

Movies

Film Clubs

A self-directed film club featuring a movie from our library collection that you can watch online.  Check out the features, facts, and discussion questions, which can help broaden your appreciation of the film. 

A Street Cat Named Bob

View the details and discussion questions

Brooklyn

View the details and discussion questions

Bottle Shock

View the details and discussion questions

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

View the details and discussion questions

 

 

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Arts & Crafts

Paint-along With Me

Join Heather in painting a night sky with silhouetted trees on small wooden rounds. Step by step relax, have fun, and create something beautiful.
Watch the tutorial

Cactus Knitting Challenge

Do you knit? Crochet? Want to learn? This is fun challenge to do during these crazy times. These cactus plants don't require watering and can be useful (you can use them as pin-cushions, or paperweights). 
Get the pattern and instructions

 

 

Books