Programs for Adults

Do you miss all the fun programming and events offered at your favourite library branch? We are offering programs you can do at home, that are great for adults and seniors. Join the fun!

Jump to Online Events: Book Clubs | Learn Sign Language | Trivia & GamesSoftware for Makers

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

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. 

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Virtual Book Clubs

Graphic Novel Book Club

Register online - Meets monthly, every second Saturday, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Think graphic novels are just all the same and not quite for you? Think again! Join us for our graphic novel book club where we explore some popular titles in the medium and examine what makes them tick.

Virtual VernonReads

Register Online – Meets monthly, every second last Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:00 PM

Join us for a lively discussion!

View All Online Book Clubs on the Events Calendar

 

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Learn Sign Language with ASL Basic for Teens and Adults

Online Registration Starts October 14 - Meets Saturdays, 10:30 to 11:30 AM. There are 4 classes in this program, register for each one to get access: : November 7, 14, 21, 28. 

Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Now is the time! Learn the basics of American Sign Language and gain exposure to deaf culture in a fun, engaging, creative way. Your experienced teacher will use rhymes, stories, and games to help you learn a new language.

 

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Trivia & Games

Adult Trivia - Friends TV Show

Register Online - Meets Thursday, October 22, 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Board Game Design Workshop

Register Online - Meets Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30 PM, October 8, 15, 22, 29.

Want to learn how to design your own board games? Join us online for this virtual workshop series. At this workshop series you will learn the ins-and-outs of board game design with local board game designer Jonathan Thwaites from OOMM Board Games.

 

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MakerSpace Software Series

For Teens and Adults | Registration is required

October: Idea to CRICUT! Using Inkscape to make custom projects

Register online

Tuesday, October 20 | 5:30 to 6:30 PM 

Go from graphic making basics to making a design for the CRICUT Maker. In this 1-hour program, we will jump into Inkscape (a free program you can download at home) and make a pumpkin graphic that we can turn into CRICUT projects! We will go over creating a flat graphic for 1 colour, and multi-layered graphics for multi-colours and multi-cuts. (https://inkscape.org/)

 

November: Intro to Video Editing - Windows 10 Video Editor

Online Registration Starts November 1

Friday, November 20 | 3:30 to 4:30 PM

In this 1-hour program, we will do an introduction to video editing using the free video editor included with Windows 10. This program is designed to give the patron basic understanding of the following video editing concepts: Learn how to insert, cut, combine and rotate clips. Plus adding music and text. Then finishing with exporting your movie and more.

 

December: Watch and Learn Blender 3D

Online registration starts November 12

Thursday, December 3 | 3:30 to 4:30 PM 

Learn some 3D polygon-modelling basics and see why Blender is such a powerful and exciting digital tool! We’ll use this free and open-source 3D modelling software to build a small 3D scene and produce a photo-realistic rendered image of it. Learn some terminology, how to navigate the 3D viewport, and explore Blender’s many features! (https://www.blender.org/)

 

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 (October 1 to November 30)

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

 

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

 

 

Craft-Explosion

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

 

 

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Games & Gaming

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

Social Distancing BINGO

Stay connected, entertained and well read with the Okanagan Regional Library’s Social Distancing BINGO challenge! Explore our websites and other fun resources online while maintaining social distancing. 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

 

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