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Online Classics Weekly Book Club: Dante's Inferno

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Salmon Arm
Participate Online

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. Dante’s Inferno is the first part of his three-part epic poem, The Divine Comedy. Written in the 14th century and considered one of the world’s great works of literature, this is Dante’s journey through the nine circles of Hell, guided by the poet Virgil.  Explore Dante's masterpiece over 10 sessions with the group, March 17-May 19.

Participants are responsible for finding their own copy of the book, either Inferno or The Divine Comedy.

Online registration is required. Registration closes a week prior to the first meeting. You will need a computer, smartphone or tablet and WiFi connection to participate. Please ensure your email address is entered correctly, as we will be sending you the Reading Schedule and link to participate shortly before the event.

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KL Reads Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Downtown Kelowna
Classroom 2
Join us to discuss "From the Ashes" by Jesse Thistle
Please email jenniferwhite@orl.bc.ca for more information
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Vernon Reads Book Club: The Yield by Tara June Winch

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Club
Vernon
Okanagan Room
We will be discussing the novel The Yield by Indigenous Australian author Tara June Winch. This angry, elegiac tale of an aboriginal family explores the charged meaning of the word Ngurambang, meaning country or home in the Wiradjuri language. 

Individuals are responsible for acquiring a copy of each month's book. There are usually copies available at the Vernon Upstairs Desk (call 250-542-7610 ext. 6820 to check availability). Many titles are also available in eBook, eAudiobook, and audiobook formats in the ORL catalogue.
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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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Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Club
Peachland
Meeting Table Area
The Peachland Adult Book Club meets the last Wednesday of the month between 2PM-3PM. If you are interested please call the Library, 250-767-9111, for information and registration.
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Virtual Vernon Reads Book Club: The Yield by Tara June Winch

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Club
Vernon
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Wiradjuri novelist Winch's award winning novel The Yield focuses on the ties between the land, the people and the language in post colonial Australia. 

“I was born on Ngurambang – can you hear it? – Ngu-ram-bang. If you say it right it hits the back of your mouth and you should taste blood in your words.” 

Individuals are responsible for acquiring a copy of each month's book. There are usually copies available at the Vernon Upstairs Desk (call 250-542-7610 ext. 6820 to check availability). Many titles are also available in eBook, eAudiobook, and audiobook formats in the ORL catalogue.

When you register, you will receive an email with the instructions for how to join our Microsoft Teams meeting.

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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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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 – humour, mystery, or science fiction.  A discussion of the story may follow.

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

 April 6,  May 4, June 1

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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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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Rutland Book Club

6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Rutland
Front Area
Join us for a good book and great conversation!

A group Book Club that meets every second Wednesday of each month from 6:15 - 7:45 pm. Connect and read with fellow book lovers!

**Please note participants will receive a program evaluation survey at the end of the program**

Proof of COVID vaccination is required for all participants who are 12 years and older, to attend library programs.
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Princeton Library Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Book Club Coffee Mug
Princeton
Library
Libraries and books – it’s a natural fit! Join our library book club to discuss the monthly book selection and share your views. No membership necessary!
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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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KL Reads Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Downtown Kelowna
Small Meeting Room 3
Join us to discuss "Project Hail Mary" by Andy Weir
Please email jenniferwhite@orl.bc.ca for more information
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Vernon Reads Book Club: No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Club
Vernon
Okanagan Room
Fragmentary and omniscient, incisive and sincere, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the endless scroll and a profound, modern meditation on love, language, and human connection from a singular voice in American literature. 

Individuals are responsible for acquiring a copy of each month's book. There are usually copies available at the Vernon Upstairs Desk (call 250-542-7610 ext. 6820 to check availability). Many titles are also available in eBook, eAudiobook, and audiobook formats in the ORL catalogue.
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Registration is open

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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Registration begins 5/21/2022 at 8:00 AM

Virtual Vernon Reads Book Club: No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Club
Vernon
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Fragmentary and omniscient, incisive and sincere, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the endless scroll and a profound, modern meditation on love, language, and human connection from a singular voice in American literature. 

Individuals are responsible for acquiring a copy of each month's book. There are usually copies available at the Vernon Upstairs Desk (call 250-542-7610 ext. 6820 to check availability). Many titles are also available in eBook, eAudiobook, and audiobook formats in the ORL catalogue

When you register, you will receive an email with the instructions for how to join our Microsoft Teams meeting.

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Online Classics Weekly Book Club

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Salmon Arm
Participate Online

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. Dante’s Inferno is the first part of his three-part epic poem, The Divine Comedy. Written in the 14th century and considered one of the world’s great works of literature, this is Dante’s journey through the nine circles of Hell, guided by the poet Virgil.  Explore Dante's masterpiece over 10 sessions with the group, March 17-May 19.

Participants are responsible for finding their own copy of the book, either Inferno or The Divine Comedy.

Online registration is required. Registration closes a week prior to the first meeting. You will need a computer, smartphone or tablet and WiFi connection to participate. Please ensure your email address is entered correctly, as we will be sending you the Reading Schedule and link to participate shortly before the event.

View More
Registration is open

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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Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Club
Peachland
Meeting Table Area
The Peachland Adult Book Club meets the last Wednesday of the month between 2PM-3PM. If you are interested please call the Library, 250-767-9111, for information and registration.
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Registration is open

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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Registration begins 6/18/2022 at 8:00 AM

Paws 4 Stories

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
A dog paw held in a human's hand
Salmon Arm
Meeting Room
Do you love dogs? Or, do you want to overcome a fear of dogs? Then register for a 15-minute session with Rolo, a sweet and gentle certified St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog. 

Rolo loves to be read to, petted and talked to. Rachel, his human, is also there to answer any questions you may have about Rolo, therapy dogs, and more. 

You can sign up for one-on-one sessions or as a group. 

Please only select one Appointment Time per day for each individual or family grouping.  

Provincial Health Order mandates must be followed. Masks are currently not mandated, but they are welcome. 
 
**Please include your email address when registering to get your confirmation email as well as the link to cancel if need be. (You may be asked to verify your email address if it's your first time registering for a program online.)**
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Registration begins 6/18/2022 at 8:00 AM

Short Story Club

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
Meeting Room
A short story will be read out loud. We will casually discuss the story as a group. The stories selected are best for ages 9-12. 13 year-olds are welcome too. 
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Registration begins 6/25/2022 at 8:00 AM

Paws 4 Stories

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
A dog paw held in a human's hand
Salmon Arm
Meeting Room
Do you love dogs? Or, do you want to overcome a fear of dogs? Then register for a 15-minute session with Rolo, a sweet and gentle certified St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog. 

Rolo loves to be read to, petted and talked to. Rachel, his human, is also there to answer any questions you may have about Rolo, therapy dogs, and more. 

You can sign up for one-on-one sessions or as a group. 

Please only select one Appointment Time per day for each individual or family grouping.  

Provincial Health Order mandates must be followed. Masks are currently not mandated, but they are welcome. 
 
**Please include your email address when registering to get your confirmation email as well as the link to cancel if need be. (You may be asked to verify your email address if it's your first time registering for a program online.)**
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Vernon Reads Book Club: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Club
Vernon
Okanagan Room
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever-and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. 

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. 

Individuals are responsible for acquiring a copy of each month's book. There are usually copies available at the Vernon Upstairs Desk (call 250-542-7610 ext. 6820 to check availability). Many titles are also available in eBook, eAudiobook, and audiobook formats in the ORL catalogue.
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Registration begins 6/18/2022 at 8:00 AM

Short Story Club

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
Meeting Room
A short story will be read out loud. We will casually discuss the story as a group. The stories selected are best for ages 9-12. 13 year-olds are welcome too. 
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