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Video & Photo Digital Conversion Station Out of Order

Sunday, January 07, 2024
Downtown Kelowna
Video & Photo Conversion Station
Due to equipment failure the Video & Photo Conversion Station is unavailable.  There is an available Video & Conversion station at the Westside Learning Lab just across the bridge in West Kelowna.  The address and phone number for the Westside Learning Lab is #216-525 Hwy 97 South West Kelowna and (778) 755-6235 respectively.
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Video & Photo Digital Conversion Station Out of Order

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Downtown Kelowna
Video & Photo Conversion Station
Due to equipment failure the Video & Photo Conversion Station is unavailable.  There is an available Video & Conversion station at the Westside Learning Lab just across the bridge in West Kelowna.  The address and phone number for the Westside Learning Lab is #216-525 Hwy 97 South West Kelowna and (778) 755-6235 respectively.
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Video & Photo Digital Conversion Station Out of Order

Monday, January 15, 2024
Downtown Kelowna
Video & Photo Conversion Station
Due to equipment failure the Video & Photo Conversion Station is unavailable.  There is an available Video & Conversion station at the Westside Learning Lab just across the bridge in West Kelowna.  The address and phone number for the Westside Learning Lab is #216-525 Hwy 97 South West Kelowna and (778) 755-6235 respectively.
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Choose Your Own Adventure Scavenger Hunt @ the Downtown Kelowna Library

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Downtown Kelowna
Walk your way through a classic Choose Your Own Adventure novel! Each decision takes you to a different spot in the library to continue the story. How will your adventure end?
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Baby Time at the Downtown Kelowna Library

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Illustration of two owls sitting on a ledge.
Downtown Kelowna
Great Room

Baby Time is our joyful FREE early literacy program that helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language. Bond with your baby through the power of song and rhymes! This program is recommended for babies, newborn - 18 months and their caregiver. 

We now have two timeslots to accommodate more families:

  • Mondays 10:15-10:45
  • Tuesdays 11:30-12:00
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(FULL) ASL Basics for Kids (Online)

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
All Locations

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.

This is a very popular program, please be sure you can commit to attending all 6 classes before you register.

Presented by the Rutland Library.

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Mandarin Mondays

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Book Blurbs
Downtown Kelowna
Classroom 2
A free Mandarin conversation club in Kelowna bridges east and west. 

Come meet with Mandarin speaking tutors every Monday evening at the Downtown Kelowna Library. This program is open to learners of all skill levels, but learners with basic knowledge will benefit the most.

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Introduction to Hypnotherapy

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Kelowna
Classroom 1
Transform Habits with Self-Hypnosis & Guided Visualization.
Fear, anxiety, lack of confidence, and specific health issues like irritable bowel syndrome are all things that hypnotherapy can help with! Hypnotherapist Helena Jehnichen will deliver this introductory session on how self-hypnosis can help you to create your own personal change.
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Online Author Visit with Jean Pendziwol

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Cover image of Skating Wild on an Inland Sea, by Jean E. Pendziwol.
All Locations
Recommended for Kindergarten-Grade 3

Meet the author Jean E. Pendziwol. She will share her brand new picture book Skating Wild on an Inland Sea about skating on the wild ice of Lake Superior. School classes, homeschoolers and individuals are all welcome to register.

All registered participants will be entered in draw to win a book bundle!
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Baby Time at the Downtown Kelowna Library

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
White rabbit laying on the tummy of a blue bear
Downtown Kelowna
Great Room

Baby Time is our joyful FREE early literacy program that helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language. Bond with your baby through the power of song and rhymes! This program is recommended for babies, newborn - 18 months and their caregiver. 

We now have two timeslots to accommodate more families:

  • Mondays 10:15-10:45
  • Tuesdays 11:30-12:00
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Virtual Mobile Meetup - IOS (iPhones and iPads)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Two iPads in different sizes, an iPhone, and the Apple company logo.
All Locations
A set of three sessions designed to help participants learn how to navigate their iPads and/or iPhones. Please register for all three sessions as they build upon each other. Register all family members attending under one name.
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Paws 4 Stories @ Downtown Kelowna Library

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
A happy dog in an vest.
Downtown Kelowna
Small Meeting Room 3
Practice your reading skills by registering for a free 20-minute session to read with a certified St. John's Ambulance therapy dog! For ages 6 to 12.

Session times available are:
3:30 PM to 3:50 PM
4:00 PM to 4:20 PM
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

When registering online, it will appear that you are registering for a 30 minute session, but the last 10 minutes of the session block are to provide a break for our dog. Sessions are only 20 minutes long.

Research shows that reading to a dog is tremendously motivational for kids and provides a calming, relaxed environment for children who may feel hesitant or anxious about reading.

Kids must be school-aged, able to read some words on their own, and feel comfortable reading with a dog and the dog’s adult handler.
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Board Games Night

5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Sword hilt wreathed in mist and flames.
Downtown Kelowna
Classroom 2

Playing tabletop games sounds like fun, right?

Tuesday is board game night at the library. Feel free to bring your own game or use one of ours. From social games to in-depth strategy games, we have many to choose from!


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Engineering Club - Pythagoras Cup

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A kid wearing a hard hat holds a spanner and a roll of plans.
Downtown Kelowna
Makerspace
A new project is introduced each month using common household items.  This month's project: How To Make Your Own Pythagoras Cup.
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Spanish-English Intercambio

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pile of translucent letter shapes in vibrant colours
Downtown Kelowna
Classroom 1
An exchange of Spanish and English Conversation.

Our Spanish-English Intercambio offers a relaxed, friendly environment to improve your Spanish and English while meeting new friends. Practice your conversational language skills in this drop-in, weekly program.

Nuestro intercambio español-inglés ofrece un ambiente relajado y amigable para mejorar tu español e inglés mientras conoces nuevos amigos. Practique sus habilidades de lenguaje conversacional en este programa semanal sin cita previa.

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Online Pyjama Story Time with Judy

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
An owl sits on the cusp of a crescent moon reading to two owlets under a blanket.
All Locations

Snuggle up for Pyjama Story Time.  Featuring longer books, puppets, songs  and rhymes for fun pre-bedtime singing, dancing, learning and silliness.  Don’t forget your Stuffie!

Brought to you by Judy from Kelowna through Microsoft Teams

Registration required with Email address to receive Teams Link

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Online Family History Forum

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tree with hand adding blocks to the branches.
Downtown Kelowna

Putting the Flesh on Your Ancestor’s Bones: Finding Biographical Information for Family History, presented by Claire Smith-Burns of the KDGS

Names, dates and places are the skeleton outline of your ancestors’ lives but what we really want to know is, “Who were these people?” This workshop will survey many different sources that may hold biographical information, helping you to understand the lives and personalities of your ancestors.

This program is through Zoom. Please register to receive the login information.

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Online Author Visit: Donna White

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Cover image of Selling Katie, by Donna White
All Locations
This is mature presentation recommended for older teens, Grades 10-12.

Donna White’s novel, Selling Katie brings light to a subject rarely visited in young adult literature: human trafficking in the sex trade. White will share stories from her research and discuss how true-to-life her novel is. Her goal is to place this book into as many teens hands as possible. Classes, homeschoolers and individuals are all welcome to register.


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Toddler Time at Downtown Kelowna Library

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Four woodland animals lounging in the branches of a tree, all reading books.
Downtown Kelowna
Children's Area

This program is recommended for toddlers 18 months - 3 years and their caregivers. We welcome the whole family to join in the fun! Drop-in to this FREE program.

Join us for an energetic half hour of books, rhymes, fingerplays and songs. 

  • Wednesdays @ 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Fridays @ 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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Stay & Play at Downtown Kelowna Library

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Two children riding a toy-like airplane
Downtown Kelowna
Children's Area
Join us after Toddler Time for Stay & Play, an unstructured playtime for children and their caregivers to socialize and explore. Soft play equipment and a variety of toys will be available. Recommended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers, but all children are welcome. Drop-in to join the fun!
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Genealogist in Residence

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A tree rises out of an open book, framed question marks are hung about the tree like fruit.
Downtown Kelowna
Library
Come to the Library to chat with genealogists from the Kelowna and District Genealogical Society! 

Have you hit a wall in your Family Research? We have a Genealogist on hand to assist with your search and guide you on next steps. The Genealogist is available every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 1:00 pm - 3:00 at the Downtown Kelowna Library.  

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The Readers: Conversations About Books

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Two seniors sit on arm chairs, with a coffee table in between them.
All Locations
Join our friendly group of book lovers as we explore the wonderful world of books together.  Connect with others, share your thoughts, and expand your reading horizons.  Each conversation begins with a question, or a theme and we let the discussion flow naturally from there. We welcome all kinds of reading because reading is reading, no matter how you enjoy!

This program is conducted over the phone, and you don't need to have any computer skills. To participate, you can register online, call us at 778-658-6394, or email access@orl.bc.ca to get the phone number and access code for the conference line.
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Pokémon Card Trading Club @ Downtown Kelowna Library

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Front view of open Poké Ball
Downtown Kelowna
Children's Area
Calling all Pokémon fans! Grab your cards and head to the library to meet other Pokémon card collectors. Trade and battle cards if you wish, or complete Pokémon-themed crafts and activities. Parents and caregivers are required to stay with their children during this program. Drop-offs are not permitted. For ages 7 to 12.
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Kelowna English Corner

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Conversation
Downtown Kelowna
UBCO Innovation Library

We learn, we share, we discover.  

English Corner is a conversational group for people with beginner to intermediate English skills that meet weekly to discuss topics that unite and inspire us.


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Virtual Queer Community Book Club

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
A hand holding a rainbow-striped book against a leg
All Locations
Virtual Queer Community Book Club
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 this months selection "I was Better Last Night: A Memoir" by Harvey Fierstein

Recommended for Young Adults and Adults.

Wednesday Oct 25th - I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir by Harvey Fierstein PLACE HOLD HERE
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