This Spring, join in for these online programs for Adults and Seniors no matter where you live! Register online to get the Zoom link information for ALL programs. Please include your email! All times are in Pacific time.
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Register Online | Wednesday, April 14 | 6:00 to 7:00 PM PDT
Join us online for a reading by Canadian storyteller Ivan Coyote. Ivan Coyote is a writer and storyteller who was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. In 2019 Ivan marked 25 years on the road as an international touring storyteller and musician, and released their twelfth book, Rebent Sinner. Coyote's stories grapple with the complex and intensely personal topics of gender identity, family, class and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, and a quick wit. Ivan's stories manage to handle both the hilarious and the historical with reverence and compassion, and remind us all of our own fallible and imperfect humanity, while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.
Register online | Thursday, April 29 | 6:30 to 8:00 PM PDT
Register online | Thursday, May 27 | 6:30 to 8:00 PM PDT
Register online | Thursday, June 24 | 6:30 to 8:00 PM PDT
Whether you're new to the genre or a long time fan of reading romance, here is an opportunity to connect and talk everything romance novels. Join us over the course of three virtual sessions: discuss favourite authors, favourite books and series, new discoveries and then get ready to help select a romance novel to read and talk about in our third session!
Register Online | Meets Thursdays, April 15 to 29, 12:00 to 1:00 PM PDT
When it was first published, Madame Bovary was deemed so life like that many women claimed they were the model for its heroine. Today the novel is considered the first masterwork of realist fiction. Find Madame Bovary in the Catalogue.
Register Online | Meets Thursdays, May 6 to July 15, 12:00 to 1:00 PM PDT (No meeting July 1)
Don Quixote is widely considered to be "the first and still the greatest of all European novels." We will be meeting online every week from May 6 to July 15 to discuss Cervantes' quixotic novel. Find Don Quixote in the Catalogue.
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. Please register online, call 778-658-6394, or email email@example.com to receive the conference line phone number and access code.
View all Book Clubs on the ORL's Events Calendar.
Watch Canada-wide Author Talks with the One Page Virtual Literary Series
Join the online discussion of a feature film, streamed for free through ORL's Kanopy collection or available on DVD in the library catalogue.
Register online | Wednesday, April 28 | 7:30 to 9:00 PM PDT
Find it on Kanopy Streaming Films.
Find it in the Catalogue.
Register online | Wednesday, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 |10:00 to 11:00 AM PDT
Do you need to right-size, declutter, move, or clean out an estate? In this 4-part Home Organization Workshop 2, Eleanor "Organization" Deckert will help you gain the skills and confidence to restore order, know where your treasures are stored, and easily find the items you are searching for.
Register online | Wednesday, May 5, 12, 19, & 26 | 2:00 to 3:00 PM PDT
Perhaps you keep a journal, or you are the family historian. Maybe you entertain friends with stories of your experiences. Do you remember details of your grandparents' lives? Are you a grandparent? You may know people, places, spanning five generations, a full century! The problem is: How to write a memoir? Learn to preserve these family treasures for future generations or publish for readers everywhere.
Register online | Saturday, April 24 | 10:30 to 11:30 AM PDT
Register online | Saturday, May 8 | 10:30 to 11:30 AM PDT
Register online | Saturday, May 22 | 10:30 to 11:30 AM PDT
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. Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation.
Register online | Tuesday, April 13 | 7:00 to 8:00 PM PDT
Live out your Bob Ross fantasy, inspired by an Okanagan sunrise. Supply list provided upon registration.
Register online | Wednesday, April 21 | 6:00 to 7:00 PM PDT
Register online | Wednesday, May 19 | 6:00 to 7:00 PM PDT
Registration info coming soon | Wednesday, June 23 | 6:00 to 7:00 PM PDT
Join us as we discuss TEDTalks! Each month, watch three selected TEDTalks on a common theme, and then join the discussion on Zoom. Learn about a new topic and connect with other curious minds!
May 3, 2021 to May 9, 2021 | More info coming soon.
Has the pandemic been wearing you down? Join ORL for Mental Health Week to learn ways to help cope with stress and improve your mental health! Ask our knowledgeable guest speaker questions!
Register online | Tuesday, May 18 | 6:30 to 7:30 PM PDT
Join us online with wine experts, John Schreiner & Luke Whittall, local authors of The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide. Explore the wines of the Okanagan Valley with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic wine writers.
Register Online | Tuesdays, April 13, 20, 27 | 3:00 to 4:00 PM PDT
A series of three sessions to help participants learn how to navigate Apple iPhones and iPads. Topics include: Navigating your device; Device settings; Introduction to apps.
Register Online | Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25 | 2:00 to 3:00 PM PDT
A series of three sessions to help participants learn how to navigate Android Phones and Tablets. Topics include: Navigating your device; Device settings; Introduction to apps.
Register Online for any of the following dates:
Tuesday, April 20 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
Thursday, April 22 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
Friday, April 23 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
Saturday, April 24 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
From opening the kit to running the test print and all steps in between. If you have an interest in 3D printers and are curious about their inner workings, join us in a LIVE stream. Estimated to take 5 days. There will be fun, triumphs, mistakes, and laughs along the way. All ages and experience levels welcomed to tune in!
Register Online | Saturday, April 24 | 3:00 to 4:00 PM PDT
In this 1-hour online program, we will do an introduction to video editing using the free video editor included with Windows 10. This program is designed to give a basic understanding of how to insert, cut, combine and rotate clips. Plus adding music and text.
Registration info coming soon | Saturday, June 26 | 3:00 to 4:00 PM PDT
Stand out from the crowd with your own custom logo! Learn the core elements of design and how they apply to branding and logos. Learn what shapes and colors will enhance your brand, and feel confident about creating your own logo!
Register Online | Friday, April 9 | 3:00 to 4:00 PM PDT
Register Online | Friday, April 16 | 3:00 to 4:00 PM PDT
Register Online | Friday, April 23 | 3:00 to 4:00 PM PDT
Did you know the library has a digital database for Consumer Reports? How about a movie streaming platform? Join us as we discuss some of our lesser-known digital resources. We will cover our databases for consumer information, media and education.
Registration info coming soon | Saturday, May 22 | 3:00 to 4:00 PM PDT
Explore the library's largest digital resource for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines. Libby is an app for your smart devices that lets you bring the library with you on the go. We will navigate signing in with your library card, browsing for a title, downloading, and other features. All ages and experience levels welcome.
The ORL has events for the Kids, Teens, and Adults. To check them out, view and download the Spring Program Guide [PDF].