Programs for Adults

Calling all library lovers! 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!

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. 


Learn something new!

Register for ASL Basics for Teens and Adults - Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. There are 4 classes in this program, register for each one to get access: July 23, 30, August 6 and 13. 

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.



Virtual Book Clubs

Stranger Than Fiction: A Non-fiction Book Club - Tuesday, July 21, 1:30 to 3:30 PM

War & Peace Weekly - Thursdays, 1:00 to 2:00 PM

View All 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. 


Writing Challenges

Okanagan Lake Haiku

The Okanagan Regional Library is now taking submissions of haiku poems about Okanagan Lake. The ORL will compile all haiku submissions and share them with our community as Okanagan Lake Haiku.
How to submit your work

The ORL Summer 2020 Write-Off!

The Okanagan Regional Library is now taking submissions from writers, aspiring writers, poets and those who have never set pen to page but would like to try their hand at the written word. The ORL will create a compilation of these stories and ultimately share them with our community as: The ORL Summer 2020 Write-Off!
How to submit your work



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. 

Bottle Shock

View the details and discussion questions

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

View the details and discussion questions




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




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