All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays and during Christmas and Easter holiday times.
Mission Branch is open on Sundays throughout the year, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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Family Pyjama Storytime
Wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite stuffie as you join us for interactive stories, songs and rhymes.
Ages: 2-6 (siblings welcome)
Time: 6:15 – 6:45 pm
Dates: Sept. 12- Dec. 12, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 10:15-11:00 am.
Have fun with your baby – introduce language with rhymes, songs, puppets and finger plays.
Ages: Newborn to 18 months with their parents and caregivers
Time: 10:15 – 10:45 am
Dates: Sept. 11- Dec 11, 2018
A fun and interactive time with your toddler! Enjoy stories, music, action songs, finger plays and puppets.
Ages: 18 months – 3 years with their parents and caregivers
Time: 10:15 -10:45 am
Dates: Sept 12 - Dec. 12, 2018
Have fun with your preschooler! Get ready to read with stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays.
Ages: 3-5 years with their parents and caregivers
Time: 10:15-10:45 am
Dates: Sept 13 - Dec. 13, 2018
Build amazing Lego creations in a busy, creative atmosphere. LEGO provided.
Drop-in; no registration required.
Click on the link to see creations by Mission LEGO Builders
Read aloud with one of the Okanagan Rockets after school on Thursdays in November, from 4 pm to 5 pm. The hockey players will sit and read with you for 20-minute sessions. For ages 4-10. Please sign-up in advance at the Mission Branch, or call 250-764-2254.
Join us at the Mission Branch for our FUN and FREE Tuesday evening programs:
Art instructor Sean Ridgeway returns to share the secrets of professional animation - with a slightly spooky twist! 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Get ready for the winter holiday season! Design and create a beautiful beaded pendant to give as a gift, or to enjoy yourself. Please sign-up in advance at the Mission Branch, or call 250-764-2254. 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Brighten-up your day and the Mission Library! Join us to colour one of 20 pieces of a wall mosaic based on Gustav Klimt's painting, "Tree of Life." We'll provide the supplies; you provide the creativity! Drop-in any time during library hours.
Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Knitters and crocheters of all abilities are welcome. Please bring needles, yarn and a project to work on.
It's free! Just drop in!
Please join us each month for a lively discussion of that month's title on
Sit by the fireplace and enjoy coffee and treats and great conversation.
There will be copies of the next book handed out at each meeting.
Feb. 14 or 15 The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
March 14 or 15 Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
April 18 or 19 The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet
May 16 or 17 All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
June 20 or 21 Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
July 18 or 19 Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill
Aug. 15 or 16 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Sept. 19 or 20 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Oct. 17 or 18 Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Nov. 14 Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Nov. 15 The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Dec. 12 The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Dec. 13 Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Mission library branch is happy to welcome class visits to the library for children and teens. We can provide an introduction to the library, or tailor a visit around a class project or assignment. Contact us to see how we can help your class. To book your free class visit, call Mission Library at 250-764-2254.
The Kelowna Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, is registered under the Society Act of British Columbia and the Canada Income Tax Act. Persons interested in libraries are encouraged to volunteer with Friends as we support the downtown Kelowna, Mission & Rutland branches through our fundraising book sales and joint activities.
Funds raised significantly support Summer Reading Club and year-round programming for babes to toddlers to teens plus guest speakers & events for adults; and enhanced facilities at the three branches. Towards their various year-round book sales, Kelowna Friends accept donations of gently used books to their sorting house at 1898 Barlee Road, Kelowna. Volunteers are on duty to review and accept items at the house on Fridays, 9am to noon.
Kelowna Friends' major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place in October each year. The Kelowna Friends sponsor an endowment fund with the Central Okanagan Foundation.
For volunteer and donation information, please visit www.kelownafol.ca, or email Friends at email@example.com.
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Directors of Kelowna Friends of the Library hold meetings rotated between the three branch libraries, at 5:30 pm on the second Monday of each month. No board meetings are held in July & August. The society's AGM is held on a Saturday in late November.
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