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Book Clubs 

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Virtual Queer Community Book Club

Register Online | Wednesday, October 19 | 6:30 to 8:00 PM PT

The Virtual Queer Community Book Club features books written by 2SLGBTQ+ (2 Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) authors. The VQCBC strives to deepen our sense of community and ourselves in a queer centric space. Join us for a lively discussion about Ivan Coyote’s Tomboy Survival Guide in October and then plan for 2023. Recommended for Teens & Adults. Presented by Westbank Library. 

 

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Classics Weekly Book Club

Register Online | Meets Thursdays, September 8 to December 1 | 12:00 to 1:00 PM PT

Welcome to Classics Weekly, an online book club where we tackle a classic novel together and meet online every Thursday to discuss what we’ve read. This September and October, we will be reading The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlöf and The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. 

 

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Adult Story Time – Listen and Relax to a Story

Meets First Wednesday of the month by phone | 2:00 to 3:00 PM PT

Join us for 30-40 minutes to listen to live readings of tales – humour, mystery, or science fiction. A discussion of the story may follow. Stories are shared 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. Presented by Access Services.

 

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The Readers: Conversations about Books

Meets Tuesdays by Phone | 2:00 to 3:00 PM PDT

Come join our merry band of minds as we explore the world of books. The Readers is about connecting and discussing books and reading with fellow book lovers. Each week starts with a question or theme and the conversation goes from there. We meet over the phone – no computer knowledge is required. 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.

 

Presentations

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MOBA 101: An Introduction to the Museum Of Bad Art

Register online | Tuesday, October 4 | 1:30 to 2:30 PM PDT

The world’s leading cultural institution dedicated to art in which something has gone wrong describes how and why it was established. The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) presents pieces from their collection, with an insightful, pithy, and often humorous commentary. Preview the collection here: http://museumofbadart.org/

 

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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.

 

Workshops and Classes

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Mobile Meetups

Apple (iPhones and iPads) 

Register Online | Tuesdays, September 13, 20, 27 | 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 to you after registration. Please register for all three sessions as they build upon each other. Register all family members attending under one name.  Presented by Downtown Kelowna Library 

Android (phones and tablets)

Register Online | Thursdays, September 15, 22, & 29 | 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.

 

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ASL Basics for Teens & Adults

Register Online | Weekly on alternating Saturdays, September 10 through December 3 | 9:30 to 10:30 AM PT

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, and creative way. There are 8 classes in this program. As this is a popular program, please ensure you can commit to all classes before you register. Presented by Rutland Branch & The Central Okanagan Foundation.

 

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Conversation in French

Register Online | Second and Fourth Fridays of the month | 3:30 to 4:30 PM PT

Join our French Conversation group to practice your French conversation skills. Activities, games, and special topics for all levels of French speakers. 

 

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