While ORL locations may be closed until further notice, we are here for you online!
Have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with library staff right from our website. Chat hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
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Rutland Branch 2020 Children's Story Times (Ages 0-6)
Drop-in & Free.
Sign with Me Story Times
Age Range: The Entire 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.
Running the Third Saturday of Every Month. Beginning Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10:00 am to noon.
Age Range: Children & Youth
Come join us at the Rutland Lego Club for some fun creative building with everyone's favourite building block. 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!
Lego club will be returning in January 2020
Age Range: Varies for EACH program
Free, Registration Required
Come to the Rutland Library and experience Science Saturday!
Like science? Join other kids who have a love of learning here at the Rutland Branch.
Saturday, February 29th: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday, March 28th: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Learn basic knitting techniques and complete a your own project. Experienced knitters also welcome! Ages 7 years and older please.
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Community Room
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.
Thursday March 5th and 19th
Time: 3:45 to 4:45 pm
Biweekly on Saturdays, Except March 27.
Dates: Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 7, Mar 27
Time: 3:30-5:00 PM.
Got an exciting project to show? Stuck on something and need some help? Never coded before and want to get started with some friends? Come and join us! Similar to show and tell, this program is a collaborative environment where coders of all skills and language can come to work on their projects, give each other input or ideas and show off their accomplishments. Ages 9-12.
Location: Community Room.
Free, Registration Required
Biweekly on Tuesdays, except mar 24 - see geek squad academy below.
Dates: Dec 10, Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 10, Mar 17
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM.
Code. Learn. Unite. Build.
Dive deep into the tech world with us! Learn more about coding, programming, physics, circuitry and more. Through a variety of activities, participants will learn the basics of these fields and be encourage to explore in a truly creative manner. Ages +.
Free, registration required
Mar 21, 2020 (4 times, at 10:00, 11:15, 1:15, and 2:30.)
Please note that there are 5 attendees per session, your child may be paired with others based on the time slot you choose.
Mar 24, 2020 3:30-4:30
Join us for tea and great conversation. Meeting held second Wednesday of each month from 6:15 - 7:45 pm.
Join us for a great afternoon of knit and chat.
When: Every Wednesday afternoon
Time: 1-3 pm
Dates: March 12 - April 30, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Revitalize and renew yourself with an introduction to Tai Chi at the Rutland Library. Tai Chi is a gentle, ancient practice used by millions to improve balance, focus and overall health. We will explore the basics of healthy movement with a group of foundation exercises and a set of 17 Tai Chi moves. Wear comfortable clothing and indoor shoes with low heels.
Instructors provided by the Canadian Tai Chi Academy. For more information, please call Jim at 250-763-7639.
Biweekly on Fridays. Registration Required.
Dates: Jan 3, Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 6
Looking to make the switch from physical books to e-books? Want to learn to download your audiobooks to listen to in the car? Trying to get some help learning how to navigate Libby or the library website better? We can help you with that! Bi-weekly tech help appointments are available for all library related queries. Sign up today and let us get you started!
We have a variety of bookable and rental spaces in the Rutland Branch. All meeting spaces have free wifi. Some have presentation equipment available.
Group Study Room:
Available during branch open hours only. Room as is - no office supplies, A/V equipment or additional furnishings provided.
This room is free, and can hold up to 10 people, and can be booked up to 1 month in advance.
Setup and take-down (exception of A/V equipment) is the responsibility of the renter.
Rutland branch has a Community Room available for rent. With a theatre style set-up, the room has a maximum seating capacity of 50.
Please contact the branch at a 250-765-8165 for further information or to book a room.
For Children and Teens:
We can provide an introduction to the library or tailor the visit around a project/assignment.
Contact us today to see how we can help your class.
Daycares/Preschools must register if they wish to attend a story time.
To book a free tour for kids contact Rutland Branch at 250-765-8165 or email us at email@example.com
Groups of adults can enjoy a tour at the library as well!
ESL classes, retirement homes, book clubs and more can contact the branch for further information.
To book a free tour for adults contact the Rutland Branch at 250-765-8165 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rutland Branch has 13 internet terminals with word processing capabilities available for one hour daily.
Unlimited Wi-Fi access is available during open hours with you own device.
Printing and photocopying is $0.25 per page, black and white only.
Scanning to email is available and is free of charge.
No fax services are available.
The Rutland Branch in partnership with The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan will be showcasing local artists in our branch on a rotating basis. For information on the Artists showcased please contact the ARTSCO curator at 250-861-4123 ext. 105 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.