Online Events

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

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Book Clubs

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Classics Weekly Book Club: One Hundred Years of Solitude 

Register Online | Meets Thursdays, November 4 to 25 | 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. One Hundred Years of Solitude. This landmark 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founded the town of Macondo. 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.

  • 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

 

 

Two Thumbs Up for Virtual Film Club

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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October's Pick: Big Eyes

Online registration coming soon | Thursday, October 28 | 7:30 to 9:00 PM PT

Find it on Kanopy Streaming Films.

Find it in the Catalogue.

 

Arts & Crafts

Virtual-Crafty-Adults

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.

 

Pumpkin-Picture-Painting

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

Cyber-Security

Cyber Security Program

Register Online | Thursday, October 14 & 28 | 2:30 to 3:30 PM PT

Cybersecurity consultant Garland Sharratt will be delivering two seminars on how to keep you and your business cyber safe. The first session will cover the simplest and most effective measures to keep yourself cyber safe: password management and multi-factor authentication. The second session will cover more advanced measures including information backup, phone security and more. Whether you’re an individual, an organization or small business, you won’t want to miss this. 

 

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Mobile Meetups

Apple (iPhones and iPads)

 

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)

 

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

A set of three sessions 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.

 

3D-Printing

Make It: Designing for 3D Printing in Fusion 360

Register Online | 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.

 

Share-Your-Memories

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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