Online Events

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.

Jump to: Book Clubs & Author Readings | Virtual Film Club | Workshops & Classes | Community Discussions | Get to Know Technology | Get to Know your eLibrary

Book Clubs & Author Readings

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Romance Reads Book Club

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!

 

Book titled Don Quixote 

Classics Weekly: Don Quixote

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

 

Drawing of a man reading a book and speaking into a telephone, text reads The Readers

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.  Please register online, 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

Watch Canada-wide Author Talks with the One Page Virtual Literary Series

 

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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April’s Pick: This Beautiful Fantastic

Register online | Wednesday, April 28 | 7:30 to 9:00 PM PDT

Find it on Kanopy Streaming Films.

Find it in the Catalogue.

Upcoming dates

  • Wednesday, May 26 | 7:30 to 9:00 PM PDT
  • Wednesday, June 30 | 7:30 to 9:00 PM PDT

 

Workshops and Classes

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Learn H.O.W. 2 Get Organized

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.

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Eleanor Deckert's Memoir Writing Method

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.

ASL fingerspelling of the the word smile

ASL Basics for Teens and Adults

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.

 

Community Discussions and Presentations

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Talking TED

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!

 

#GetReal with the ORL

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!

 

Book titled Okanagan Wine

Wineries in Your Neighbourhood

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.

 

Get to Know Technology

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Virtual Mobile Meetup - Apple

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.

 

Virtual Mobile Meetup - Android

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.

 

Watch a Maker: Assemble a Prusa Printer LIVE

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!

 

Intro to Video Editing: Windows 10 Video Editor

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.

Designing a Logo

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!

 

Get to Know your eLibrary

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Digital Library 201

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.

Get to know Libby: eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines

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.

 

View the Spring Program Guide

The ORL has events for the Kids, Teens, and Adults. To check them out, view and download the Spring Program Guide [PDF].

 

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