We are closed for the Easter long weekend (April 19-22). The book drop will remain open. 

Adult Programs

Adult programs

General Program Information

 

How much do the programs cost? They are all FREE

Book Clubs

Who can join? Everyone 18 years and older is welcome to join!  

What is the difference between the three book clubs? The two afternoon book clubs read the exact same books, just in a different order. The evening book club has a different set of books entirely.   

Can I join more than one club? You are welcome to join the evening book club, and one of the afternoon book clubs. 

Where do I get the book? Come to the circulation desk, and see if there is a copy OR pick a copy up when the book club meets.

Learning at Lunch

Who can come? This program is designed for adults, but anyone may come. We also have a ton of excellent children's programing available specifically for our younger patrons!

When does it start? At 12:00pm (noon).

Tuesday Night Movies

Who can come? Everyone 18 years and older is welcome to come to our Tuesday Night Movies.

When does it start? The doors open at 5:45pm and the movie starts at 6:00pm.

I want to run my own book club

That is great! We have book club sets that you can borrow. The titles available can be found here: Book Club Sets 

** Please note that you MUST put a request in for the set, either by phone (250) 770-7782, in person, or by going here

 

 

Creative Non Fiction Writing Group

Thursday, April 25
09:30 am to 11:30 am

 

Creative Non Fiction

We all  have stories to share! 

  • Our aim is to inspire and help each other write anecdotes about specific events in our lives -- personal stories to hand down to future generations and possibly become archival public history.
  • At each meeting the participants will bring a story (or part of a story) they have written, of between 300 to 500 words, to share with the group.
  • You will then edit your story to add a sense of place and time, emotion, character development, dialogue, if appropriate. You may wish to improve your story with the help of the group’s constructive feedback.
  • The animator will provide tips and exercises to tap your resources for more writing ideas. You are encouraged to contribute by bringing your own writing ideas for stories to the group. During each session we will take time to write a story to share with the group.

This program is FREE, and is open to anyone 18 and older. 

 

Learning at Lunch: Caring for Senior Parents

Friday, April 26
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Seniors walking

The number of seniors needing care is expected to double over the next 15 years.  More than 1 million caregivers in Canada are themselves over the age of 65.  
There is rarely any training for family members about how to help their senior parents through issues with their health, personal or financial care. Caregivers often stumble their way through the learning process, and they can often find themselves in difficulty because they unintentionally made a serious mistake.
 
This talk will explain three key elements that every caregiver needs to know when helping their senior parents:
what the role of caregiver means legally
the importance of keeping assets separate and safeguarded
reporting requirements - what you need to keep track of
 
Are you ready to face the challenge?
 

Between the Covers Book Club: Road Trip Rwanda

Monday, April 29
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Road Trip Rwanda Book Cover

Title: Road Trip Rwanda

Author: Will Ferguson

Hope lives in Africa. Twenty years after the genocide that left Rwanda in ruins, Giller Prize-winning author Will Ferguson travels deep into the once-mysterious "Land of a Thousand Hills" with his friend and cohort Jean-Claude Munyezamu, a man who escaped Rwanda just months before the killings began. 
     From the legendary Source of the Nile to Dian Fossey's famed "gorillas in the mist," from innovative refugee camps along the Congolese border to the world's most escapable prison, from tragic genocide sites to open savannahs and a bridge to freedom, from schoolyard soccer pitches to a cunning plan to get rich on passion fruit, Ferguson and Munyezamu discover a country reborn.
     Funny, engaging, poignant, and at times heartbreaking, Road Trip Rwanda is the lively tale of two friends, the open road, and the hidden heart of a continent.

 

After Dark Book Club: The Nightingale

Tuesday, April 30
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

 

The Nightingale Book Cover

With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France―a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime

Print Your Ideas

Saturday, May 4
10:00 am to 02:30 pm

In this all-day workshop for adults (ages 19+), you’ll learn the basics of 3D printing by creating 3D models using 3D Design Software. In the morning we will teach you the basics of the online software TinkerCAD. In the afternoon, you'll work on your very own design which will be 3D printed at a later date (approximately 1 to 2 weeks). This bootcamp also includes a live demo of our TAZ 6 Lulzbot 3D printer! Coffee and baked goods have been generously donated by Starbucks Coffee.

Register Now

Tuesday Night Movies: The Apartment

Tuesday, May 7
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

The Apartment Movie Poster

Title: The Apartment

Doors Open: 5:45 pm

Movie Starts: 6:00 pm

This film is FREE, please bring a bowl for popcorn.

Insurance worker C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends his Upper West Side apartment to company bosses to use for extramarital affairs. When his manager Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) begins using Baxter's apartment in exchange for promoting him, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake's mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the elevator girl at work whom Baxter is interested in himself. Soon Baxter must decide between the girl he loves and the advancement of his career.

Rating: NR

Learning at Lunch: Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy

Friday, May 17
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Craniosacral Therapy

Have you ever wondered what Craniosacral Therapy is? Come learn more about how this gentle touch therapy can enhance healing throughout the whole body. Learn how to take your own health into your own hands with Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

 

Creative Non Fiction Writing Group

Thursday, May 23
09:30 am to 11:30 am

 

Creative Non Fiction

We all  have stories to share! 

  • Our aim is to inspire and help each other write anecdotes about specific events in our lives -- personal stories to hand down to future generations and possibly become archival public history.
  • At each meeting the participants will bring a story (or part of a story) they have written, of between 300 to 500 words, to share with the group.
  • You will then edit your story to add a sense of place and time, emotion, character development, dialogue, if appropriate. You may wish to improve your story with the help of the group’s constructive feedback.
  • The animator will provide tips and exercises to tap your resources for more writing ideas. You are encouraged to contribute by bringing your own writing ideas for stories to the group. During each session we will take time to write a story to share with the group.

This program is FREE, and is open to anyone 18 and older. 

 

Learning at Lunch: Creating the Upside of Hunger

Friday, May 24
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

The Upside of Hunger

Join Roxi Harms as she discusses writing her new novel, The Upside of Hunger, from inception to publication. Hear how she met Adam and how they worked together over a five year period to create this debut novel, which recently reached #9 on the Amazon Canada Bestseller List.

Between the Covers and A Novel Idea Book Club: My Courage Rises

Monday, May 27
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

 

My Courage Rises Book Cover

Title: My Courage Rises

Author: Bonnie Herron

My Courage Rises is a fast-paced story that exposes cultural attitudes of the 1920s toward a young, Scottish woman who is ripe for exploitation. Fiona Gilman struggles to untangle herself from her past, after she is attacked and then stalked. Following a doomed love affair, she flees from Scotland to Canada, starting over where nobody knows her. Her search for love is fraught with tragedy; her most humiliating secrets are exposed. Only someone like Fiona, who has faith in herself, who fortifies her courage with quotes from her favourite author, Jane Austen, could rise above the challenges she faces.

After Dark Book Club: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Tuesday, May 28
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Behind the beautiful forevers book cover

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. 

 

 

Tuesday Night Movies: Footloose (1984)

Tuesday, June 4
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

 

Footloose Movie Poster

Title: Footloose

Doors Open: 5:45 pm

Movie Starts: 6:00 pm

This film is FREE, please bring a bowl for popcorn.

Moving in from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing and rock music illegal. As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to change things. With the help of his new friend, Willard Hewitt (Christopher Penn), and defiant teen Ariel Moore (Lori Singer), he might loosen up this conservative town. But Ariel's influential father, Reverend Shaw Moore (John Lithgow), stands in the way.

Rating: PG

Learning at Lunch: Homeswapping

Friday, June 7
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Home swap

If you’ve ever wished you could spend a month or more travelling and sightseeing overseas at a cost of only your airfare, this is the information for you!

Helen Kaulbach, a Kelowna author, has written a book on Home Swapping. It details their 14 year adventure living in other people’s homes. On Friday, June 7, she will talk about home swapping, its advantages, how it works and how to get started doing it.

 

 

Learning at Lunch: Ooknakane Friendship Centre

Friday, June 21
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

National Indigenous People's Day

Have you ever wondered what “Friendship Centres” are, what they do, and the history of the Friendship Centre Movement? Have you wondered how Urban Aboriginal needs are different from the needs of people on Reserve? Are you interested in a discussion on the Indian act? If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, come down to the Library on National Indigenous People’s Day to join in conversation with Matthew Baran, executive director of the Ooknakane Friendship Centre!

Between the Covers and A Novel Idea Book Club: The Summer Before the War

Monday, June 24
01:00 pm to 02:00 pm

Summer Before the War

Title: The Summer Before the War

Author: Helen Simonson

East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha’s husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won’t come to anything. And Agatha has more immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master.

When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books, it is clear she is significantly more freethinking—and attractive—than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be. For her part, mourning the death of her beloved father, who has left her penniless, Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing.

But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For despite Agatha’s reassurances, the unimaginable is coming. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war.

After Dark Book Club: Rage Against the Dying

Tuesday, June 25
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Rage against the dying book cover

Brigid Quinn’s experiences hunting sexual predators for the FBI have left her with memories she wishes she didn’t have and lethal skills she hopes never to need again. Having been pushed into early retirement by events she thinks she’s put firmly behind her, Brigid keeps telling herself she is settling down nicely in Tucson with a wonderful new husband, Carlo, and their dogs.

But the past intervenes when a man named Floyd Lynch confesses to the worst unsolved case of Brigid’s career—the disappearance and presumed murder of her young protege, Jessica. Floyd knows things about that terrible night that were never made public and offers to lead the cops to Jessica’s body in return for a plea bargain.

It should finally be the end of a dark chapter in Brigid’s life. Except the new FBI agent on the case, Laura Coleman, thinks the confession is fake, and Brigid finds she cannot walk away from violence and retribution after all, no matter what the cost.

Creative Non Fiction Writing Group

Thursday, June 27
09:30 am to 11:30 am

 

Creative Non Fiction

We all  have stories to share! 

  • Our aim is to inspire and help each other write anecdotes about specific events in our lives -- personal stories to hand down to future generations and possibly become archival public history.
  • At each meeting the participants will bring a story (or part of a story) they have written, of between 300 to 500 words, to share with the group.
  • You will then edit your story to add a sense of place and time, emotion, character development, dialogue, if appropriate. You may wish to improve your story with the help of the group’s constructive feedback.
  • The animator will provide tips and exercises to tap your resources for more writing ideas. You are encouraged to contribute by bringing your own writing ideas for stories to the group. During each session we will take time to write a story to share with the group.

This program is FREE, and is open to anyone 18 and older. 

 

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