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Starting the third week in January our weekly children's programs are back! Join Jeff, Cherie and Diana from 10:15-10:45am for stories, songs, rhymes and more!
Babytime (0-18 months): Tuesdays, starting Jan. 15
Toddlertime (18 months-3 years): Thursdays, starting Jan. 17
Storytime (3-5 years): Fridays, starting Jan. 18
Sign with Me Story Times Family Free Drop-in
Join a deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts presented in both American Sign Language and English. Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation.
Every third Saturday of the month; 10:30-12 noon in the Community Room
Join us May 22nd from 5:30-7:30pm for the final edition of Wednesday Night Hearthstone!
Bring your own device (Android or Apple phones/tablets, Windows or Mac laptops) and come on in! No registration necessary.
If you require assistance setting up a free Battle.net account ask for Jeff at the front desk.
Come join us at the Rutland Lego Club for some fun creative building with everyone's favourite toys. Themes are available and your creations are left on display the following week. Children and youth are welcome and no registration required, just drop-in!
Upcoming Dates: (2nd and 4th Wednesdays)
Wednesday, May 22 (3:30-4:30pm)
Rutland Kids who Knit
Learn basic knitting techniques and complete a beautiful winter scarf or your own project. Experienced knitters also welcome! Ages 7 years and older please. Registration required.
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Group Study Room
Rutland Board Gamers
Come out and play! Our friendly group features gamers of every skill level with a great variety of games played. Bring your own favourite or join us to try out something new. Teens and supervised kids are also welcome. Drop in.
Date: Tuesday January 22, 2019
Time: 4:30 to 7:45 pm
Location: Community Room
American Sign Language 101
Learn American Sign Language and become exposed to deaf culture in a fun, engaging, and creative environment. Experienced teachers will use rhymes, stories, games, and even crafts to help you learn a new language. All ages. Registration required.
Time: 3:45 to 4:45 pm
Date: January 24, 2019
Calling all scientists (good and evil)! Try your hand at science experiments led by science students and teachers. Drop in.
Date: Saturday January 26, 2019
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Come on down to the Rutland branch on Saturday, April 27th from 10am-2pm for the latest iteration of the always popular Friends of the Library Book Sale!
Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction titles will be available for $2.00 each. Children's books $0.50 apiece!
Reach out to the Kelowna Friends of the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information if required.
Join us for tea and great conversation. Meeting held second Wednesday of each month from 6:15 - 7:45 pm.
June 12 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Join us for a great afternoon of knit and chat.
When: Every Wednesday afternoon
Time: 1-3 pm
The Rutland Branch has a meeting room available for rent during open hours.
The room has 50 chairs and 6 tables.
You may rent it for $20 an hour for the first 3 hours, and then $10 for each additional hour.
Please contact the front desk of the library for more information at 250-765-8165 ext. 5611.
The Rutland Branch also has a study room for a maximum of 5 people. Book the space in person or contact the library at 250-765-8165 ext. 5611.
Free computer access & wireless hotspot
All computers have access to a printer (except wireless)
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.
Follow Kelowna Friends on Facebook to keep updated on their latest activities and read posts on ORL, libraries, reading & literacy.
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.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.