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Vacation Pet Photos Contest

Saturday, August 27, 2022
All Locations

Take a hilarious photo or video of your pet during summer vacation and submit it to: kelowna@orl.bc.ca by August 27. Top 3 entries will receive trophies and prizes for their pet. We will share your pictures on social media, bringing joy in our community.

Entries will be judged on creativity, cuteness and comedic impact.


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eBook Help: BOOKED

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Technical Tutoring
Vernon

You can now book one-on-one tech help appointments with library staff. Whether a Kobo eReader, phone, tablet or computer, we can teach you the skills you need to connect to the library's digital resources. Contact us to set up your appointment at 250-542-7610 ext. 6822,

Please note: if you are looking for general tech help, check out the Tech Tutoring appointments with Literacy Society volunteers. 

For brief inquiries or general eBook help or troubleshooting, feel free to call our help line at 1-844-649-8127 or email us at help@orl.bc.ca and one of our tech experts will assist you.

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Tech Tutor Computer Literacy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
Study Room
The Computer Literacy Program offers adult patrons one-on-one tutoring by volunteers with The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan. One hour appointments offered Tuesdays at 10 am and 11 am, Thursdays 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm, and Saturdays at 1 pm and 2 pm.
Appointments can be booked at 250-542-7610 Ext. 6820 or in person at the information desk at the library.


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The Readers

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Readers
All Locations

Come join our merry band of minds as we explore the world of books.


The Readers is a program to connect with others and discuss books and reading with fellow book lovers.  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 here or call 778-658-6394 or email access@orl.bc.ca to receive the conference line phone number and access code.

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Chess Night

6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Vernon
Community Room
Come play the game of kings! Everyone is welcome, from beginners to seasoned players.
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eBook Help: AVAILABLE

7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Vernon

You can now book one-on-one tech help appointments with library staff. Whether a Kobo eReader, phone, tablet or computer, we can teach you the skills you need to connect to the library's digital resources. Contact us to set up your appointment at 250-542-7610 ext. 6822,

Please note: if you are looking for general tech help, check out the Tech Tutoring appointments with Literacy Society volunteers. 

For brief inquiries or general eBook help or troubleshooting, feel free to call our help line at 1-844-649-8127 or email us at help@orl.bc.ca and one of our tech experts will assist you.

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Tech Tutor Computer Literacy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
Study Room

The Computer Literacy Program offers adult patrons one-on-one tutoring by volunteers with The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan. One hour appointments offered Tuesdays at 10 am and 11 am, Thursdays 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm, and Saturdays at 1 pm and 2 pm.
Appointments can be booked at 250-542-7610 Ext. 6820 or in person at the information desk at the library.

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eBook Help: Available

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Vernon

You can now book one-on-one tech help appointments with library staff. Whether a Kobo eReader, phone, tablet or computer, we can teach you the skills you need to connect to the library's digital resources. Contact us to set up your appointment at 250-542-7610 ext. 6822,

Please note: if you are looking for general tech help, check out the Tech Tutoring appointments with Literacy Society volunteers. 

For brief inquiries or general eBook help or troubleshooting, feel free to call our help line at 1-844-649-8127 or email us at help@orl.bc.ca and one of our tech experts will assist you.


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Tech Tutor Digital Literacy

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vernon
Community Room
The Computer Literacy Program offers adult patrons one-on-one tutoring by volunteers with The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan. One hour appointments offered Tuesdays at 10 am and 11 am, Thursdays 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm, and Saturdays at 1 pm and 2 pm.
Appointments can be booked at 250-542-7610 Ext. 6820 or in person at the information desk at the library.
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Knitting Circle

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
Community Room
The Vernon Knitters invite knitter of all experience levels and anyone interested in knitting to join them! Bring along yarn, needles and a project you are working on. You also welcome to bring your knitting questions and problems for this group of knitting fairies. Drop in.
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Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Vernon
Children's Area
Join us for singing, rhyming, jumping and reading! This is a family story time for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers.
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Tech Tutor Computer Literacy Program

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vernon
Study Room
The Computer Literacy Program offers adult patrons one-on-one tutoring by volunteers with The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan. One hour appointments offered Tuesdays at 10 am and 11 am, Thursdays 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm, and Saturdays at 1 pm and 2 pm.
Appointments can be booked at 250-542-7610 Ext. 6820 or in person at the information desk at the library.

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eBook Help: Available

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vernon

You can now book one-on-one tech help appointments with library staff. Whether a Kobo eReader, phone, tablet or computer, we can teach you the skills you need to connect to the library's digital resources. Contact us to set up your appointment at 250-542-7610 ext. 6822,

Please note: if you are looking for general tech help, check out the Tech Tutoring appointments with Literacy Society volunteers. 

For brief inquiries or general eBook help or troubleshooting, feel free to call our help line at 1-844-649-8127 or email us at help@orl.bc.ca and one of our tech experts will assist you.

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Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
Vernon
Children's Area
Welcome to Story Time where you can enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and much more with Miss Val
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eBook Help: AVAILABLE

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Technical Tutoring
Vernon

You can now book one-on-one tech help appointments with library staff. Whether a Kobo eReader, phone, tablet or computer, we can teach you the skills you need to connect to the library's digital resources. Contact us to set up your appointment at 250-542-7610 ext. 6822,

Please note: if you are looking for general tech help, check out the Tech Tutoring appointments with Literacy Society volunteers. 

For brief inquiries or general eBook help or troubleshooting, feel free to call our help line at 1-844-649-8127 or email us at help@orl.bc.ca and one of our tech experts will assist you.

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Registration is open

Minecraft Meet-up

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Minecraft Logo
Vernon
Community Room
Play Minecraft with other youth who love it. Gaming and community.  
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Tech Tutor Computer Literacy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
Study Room
The Computer Literacy Program offers adult patrons one-on-one tutoring by volunteers with The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan. One hour appointments offered Tuesdays at 10 am and 11 am, Thursdays 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm, and Saturdays at 1 pm and 2 pm.
Appointments can be booked at 250-542-7610 Ext. 6820 or in person at the information desk at the library.


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Alien Monsters IN SPACE!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Green alien pilots a flying saucer over the Earth.
All Locations
Have you ever wanted to see an alien fly a spaceship?  Join us ONLINE for an hour of fun that includes making an alien and spaceship that you can launch to a custom planet - all designed by you! Make sure you have colouring tools & a glue stick - the rest we'll send to your local branch for pick-up. Don't open your kit until the program starts! We get to create together! 
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Story Time in Vernon

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time
Vernon
Children's Area
Picture books, songs and rhymes teaching early literacy through family fun. 
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Registration is open

Minute to Win It

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Vernon
Meeting Room
Come to the Vernon Library and compete in a Minute-To-Win-It contest. If your team wins you will win a book of your choice.
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Comics for Kids - Online SRC

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
All Locations
Brock Gratz is an independent artist from Kelowna and a UBCO Fine Arts graduate. He specializes in comics, anime art and community projects in the art/geek culture spaces! 

This workshop is a fun introduction to making comics for kids, designed to help navigate the building blocks of this fun medium.

Have your paper and drawing tools handy!
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Chess Night

6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Vernon
Community Room
Come play the game of kings! Everyone is welcome, from beginners to seasoned players.
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eBook Help: AVAILABLE

7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Vernon

You can now book one-on-one tech help appointments with library staff. Whether a Kobo eReader, phone, tablet or computer, we can teach you the skills you need to connect to the library's digital resources. Contact us to set up your appointment at 250-542-7610 ext. 6822,

Please note: if you are looking for general tech help, check out the Tech Tutoring appointments with Literacy Society volunteers. 

For brief inquiries or general eBook help or troubleshooting, feel free to call our help line at 1-844-649-8127 or email us at help@orl.bc.ca and one of our tech experts will assist you.

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Registration is open

Helen Gallagher Storyteller

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Vernon
Meeting Room
Helen will share Okanagan legends that have been handed down for generations that include Coyote and How Things Came to Be as well as contemporary stories by Indigenous authors that reflect Indigenous lifestyle. The stories will vary in length and there will be an art activity that relates to the story.  This will help the students better remember the story so that they may share it with their families.

Helen Gallagher is an Okanagan Nation member from the Osoyoos Indian Band, a residential school survivor, and a teacher for 30 years.
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Adult Story Time – Listen and Relax to a Story

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Coffee Mug Book
All Locations

Storytelling is core to the human experience.  When was the last time you could sit back, relax, and let someone else do the reading? Join us for 30-40 minutes to listen to live readings of tales and a discussion of the stories may follow.

Adult Story Time will take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm – 3:00pm

 July 6, Aug 3

The program is over the phone – no computer knowledge is required.  Please register online here or call 778-658-6394 or email access@orl.bc.ca to receive the conference line phone number and access code.


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