Online Events

Join in for these online programs for Adults and Seniors no matter where you live!

Jump to: Book Clubs | Virtual Film Club | Arts & CraftsWorkshops & Classes | Community Discussions 

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Book Clubs

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Classics Weekly Book Club: Faust

Register Online | Meets Thursdays, September 9 to 23 | 12:00 to 1:00 PM PT

Welcome to Classics Weekly, a virtual book club where we tackle a classic novel together and meet online every Thursday to discuss what we’ve read.Additional information will be sent after you register. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Faust is considered by many to be Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's magnum opus and the greatest work of German literature. Find it in the catalogue

 

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Virtual Vernon Reads Book Club

Register Online | Third Wednesday of the month | 7:00 to 8:00 PM PT

The Vernon library branch invites you to read the selected title and join us for an engaging online discussion. Additional information will be sent after you register.

  • September 15: The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
  • October 20:  Greenwood by Michael Christie
  • November 17 The Prophets by Robert Jones 

 

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Café Littéraire en ligne / Online Literary Coffee

Register Online | Saturday, October 16 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PT

Register Online |  Saturday, November 20 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PT 

Register Online | Saturday, December 18 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM PT 

Do you like French literature? Do you like to talk about literature in French? Join our virtual Literary Café Club and share a common passion, while enjoying a coffee, a tea, or a hot chocolate at home! The program is open for all levels of French. Additional information will be sent after you register. Presented by the Downtown Kelowna Library

 

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The Readers: Conversations about Books

Meets Tuesdays by Phone | 2:00 to 3:00 PM PDT

Are you looking to connect with other readers, learn about new books, or share your opinions? The Readers is a program connect with others and discuss books and reading with fellow book lovers.  To help the discussion flow, each week starts with a question or theme and the conversation goes from there.  We are open to all kinds of readers – as any type of reading is reading! 

The program is over the phone – no computer knowledge is required. Call 778-658-6394, or email access@orl.bc.ca to receive the conference line phone number and access code.

View all Book Clubs on the ORL's Events Calendar

 

 

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Join the online discussion of a feature film, streamed for free through ORL's Kanopy collection or available on DVD in the library catalogue.

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September's Pick: The Peanut Butter Falcon

Register Online | Wednesday, September 30 | 7:30 to 9:00 PM PT

Find it on Kanopy Streaming Films.

Find it in the Catalogue.

 

Arts & Crafts

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Crafty Adults

Register Online | First Friday of the Month | 3:00 to 4:00 PM PT

It’s time to get crafty! If you're a craft lover, join us for creative projects. Whether you love to paint, sew, or hot glue, whether you love working with fabric, tissue paper, wood, ceramics, or scrapbook paper, there’s something for everyone, at every skill level. Additional information will be sent after you register. Presented by the Downtown Kelowna Library.

 

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Under the Stars Pumpkin Paint Night

Register Online | Tuesday, October 19 | 7:00 to 8:00 PM PT

Decorate for Fall with a spiced-up pumpkin paint along! Supply list provided with registration. Presented by the Summerland Library.

 

Workshops and Classes

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Google Docs Editor Introduction

Register Online | Weekly on Mondays, September 13 to 27 | 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM PT

Join us to learn how to use Google's productivity software. Utilize cloud software, build professional documents, and create beautiful slideshows. Share and collaborate in real-time. The best part? It's completely free for Google users. Additional information will be sent after you register. Presented by the Downtown Kelowna Library.

 

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Mobile Meetups

Apple (iPhones and iPads)

Session 1

Register Online | Weekly on Tuesdays, September 14, 21, & 28 | 2:00 to 3:00 PM PT

Session 2

Register Online | Weekly on Tuesdays, November 9, 16, & 23 | 2:00 to 3:00 PM PT

A set of three sessions, one set in September and one set in November, designed to help participants learn how to navigate their Tablets and/or Smart Phones. Additional information will be sent after you register. Please register for all 3 sessions in a set as they build upon each other. Register all family members attending under one name.

Android (phones and tablets)

Session 1

Register Online | Weekly on Thursdays, September 16, 23, & October 7 | 2:00 to 3:00 PM PT

Session 2

Register Online | Weekly on Thursdays, November 4, 18, & 25 | 2:00 to 3:00 PM PT

A set of three sessions, one set in September and one set in November, designed to help participants learn how to navigate their Tablets and/or Smart Phones. Additional information will be sent after you register. Please register for all 3 sessions in a set as they build upon each other. Register all family members attending under one name.

 

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ASL Basics for All

Register online | Saturdays, October 2 to November 20  | 9:30 to 10:30 AM PT

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. Additional information will be sent after you register. Set of 7 classes. Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation. Presented by the Rutland Library.

 

Make It: Designing for 3D Printing in Fusion 360

Online registration coming soon| Weekly on Wednesdays, November 3 to 17 | 7:00 to 8:30 PM PT

Why buy something when you can make it instead? In these 90-minute sessions, you'll learn how to make 3D Printable designs using the free CAD software Fusion 360. This beginner course will show you how to be as precise as you like, to replace broken plastic parts, or make your own doodads and inventions. Additional information will be sent after you register. Presented by Rutland and Vernon Libraries.

 

Community Discussions

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Family History Forum

Register Online | Fourth Tuesday of the month | 6:30 to 8:00 PM PT

Join us for monthly topics hosted virtually by the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society! They will cover a variety of fascinating topics related to family history. Additional information will be sent after you register. Presented by the Downtown Kelowna Library.

 

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Share Your Memories!

Share your story with us

Register Online | Friday, October 8 | 10:00 to 11:30 AM PT

What is your favorite memory?

Register Online | Friday, November 12 | 10:00 to 11:30 AM PT

What is your worst memory?

Register Online | Friday, December 10 | 10:00 to 11:30 AM PT

For Seniors. Meet, socialize and share past memorable experiences, memories and pictures with us. Additional information will be sent after you register. Presented by the Downtown Kelowna Library.

 


Pick up your Fall Program Guide

The ORL has events for the Kids, Teens, and Adults, both in-library and online, pick up a Fall Program Guide at your nearest library location.

 

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