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Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Most of our programs do not require pre-registration, except for our book clubs.

If you would like to be emailed about any upcoming programs (including movie nights) please email sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca  to be placed on the general programs mailing list. 

Adult Book Clubs

Registration is required for our bookclubs. At this time, there are three groups running all of which are full. 

Between the Covers Book Club: Third Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm (FULL)

After Dark Book Club: Third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm (FULL)

Pride Pages Book Club: Last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm (FULL

After Dark and Between the Covers read the same books, so patrons may only sign-up for one group. If you are interested in getting on the waitlist for one of the bookclubs, please email Stephanie at: sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca

Between the Covers Book Club and After Dark are our two original book clubs. They read the same books, just at a different time. There are 5 fiction titles, and 4 non-fiction titles. The titles are chosen by the current participants by voting. The 'year' begins September, we skip December, and finish in June, with another break over July and August. 

Pride Pages was started in January 2020, and had to be suspended until August 2022. This is run in partnership with SOS Pride. The group is intended for everyone, and hopes to promote inclusivity, and joy for our community. There will be books, movies, and crafts at this program, it isn't strictly a book club. 

 

 

Thursday Night Movies: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Thursday, December 1
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

 

Man who invented christmas poster. Many people standing in the background with main character sitting at a writting desk with a quill pen at the bottom of the image

Title: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Doors Open: 5:45 pm

Movie Starts: 6:00 pm

This movie is FREE, please bring a bowl for popcorn

In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in "A Christmas Carol," forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.

Rated: PG

Art of Reading Book Club- Hag Seed

Wednesday, January 11
05:30 pm to 07:00 pm

Art of Reading Hag seed image- dark greenish blue background with 9 different circular images in a grid. Some art related, some book related. The middle image is the cover of Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood. Art of Reading Book Club is written at the bottom of the image in white.

The Penticton Art Gallery & Penticton Public Library invite you to the inaugural Art of Reading Book Club

Where: Penticton Art Gallery, 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H5

Registration is REQUIRED. Register with Stephanie: sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca

We will be discussing the book Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood. We will be doing some light art (colouring, or drawing) at the same time. 

Thursday Night Movies: The Lost City

Thursday, January 12
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Lost city movie poster, Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum walking away from a smoking volcano in very dirty clothes

Title: The Lost City

Doors Open: 5:45 pm

Movie Starts: 6:00 pm

This movie is FREE, please bring a bowl for popcorn

Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan. While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who hopes she can lead him to an ancient city's lost treasure from her latest story. Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her.

Rated: PG

Between the Covers Book Club

Wednesday, January 18
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Book club continues! Registration for this program is required. Space is limited. 

The woo woo book cover - red pig being roasted over a red fire with a black background

 

After Dark Book Club

Thursday, January 19
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Book club continues! Registration is required for this program. Please email Stephanie at: sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca to learn more. 

 

In a different key book cover- pale yellow background with 9 blue marbles and 1 red marble

Pride Pages Club

Tuesday, January 31
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

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Pride Programs continues with Card Making! 

Looking for a Valentines Card for your girlfriend, where it isn't "galentines"? Or a boyfriend/husband card that isn't from "your wife"?
 
Have you ever wanted to try making a card for someone at all?
 
Join us in January to make a card for someone you like (or dislike- depending on how the card turns out)!
 
Email Stephanie or Li to register: sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca or lianeabbey3@gmail.com
 
 

 

Thursday Night Movies: Brooklyn

Thursday, February 2
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Brooklyn movie poster, young woman looking to the right of the page in a blue dress

Title: Brooklyn

Doors Open: 5:45 pm

Movie Starts: 6:00 pm

This movie is FREE, please bring a bowl for popcorn

Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her past disrupts her new vivacity, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Rated: PG

Between the Covers Book Club

Wednesday, February 15
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Book club continues! Registration for this program is required. Space is limited. 

Book woman of troublesome creek cover - young woman in white dress with books in lap and brown boots

 

After Dark Book Club

Thursday, February 16
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Book club continues! Registration is required for this program. Please email Stephanie at: sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca to learn more. 

The Apollo murders book cover - a spaceship appears to be landing on an alien world with the sun being eclipsed in the background

 

Pride Pages Club

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

Pride pages continues, activity to be announced! Registration is required, please email Stephanie at: sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca

 

Thursday Night Movies: Godzilla vs Kong

Thursday, March 2
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

 

Godzilla vs Kong poster- godzilla and kong facing off

Title: Godzilla vs. Kong

Doors Open: 5:45 pm

Movie Starts: 6:00 pm

This movie is FREE, please bring a bowl for popcorn

Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home. Along for the ride is Jia, an orphaned girl who has a unique and powerful bond with the mighty beast. However, they soon find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla as he cuts a swath of destruction across the globe. The initial confrontation between the two titans -- instigated by unseen forces -- is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the planet.

Rated: PG

Between the Covers Book Club

Wednesday, March 15
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Book club continues! Registration for this program is required. Space is limited. 

5 little indians book cover - beech trees to the left and right, a red moon, and 5 shadows on the ground

 

After Dark Book Club

Thursday, March 16
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Book club continues! Registration is required for this program. Please email Stephanie at: sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca to learn more. 

 

Hidden life of trees- 3 trees on a pale yellow background

Pride Pages Club

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

Pride pages continues, activity to be announced! Registration is required, please email Stephanie at: sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca

 

Thursday Night Movies: Dog

Thursday, April 6
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Dog movie poster - Channing Tatum with a dog on his shoulders

Title: Godzilla vs. Kong

Doors Open: 5:45 pm

Movie Starts: 6:00 pm

This movie is FREE, please bring a bowl for popcorn

With a dog named Lulu by his side, Army Ranger Briggs races down the Pacific Coast to make it to a soldier's funeral on time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely crazy, break a handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.

Rated: PG

Between the Covers Book Club

Wednesday, April 19
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Book club continues! Registration for this program is required. Space is limited. 

In a different key book cover - pale yellow background with 9 blue marbles and 1 red marble

 

After Dark Book Club

Thursday, April 20
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Book club continues! Registration for this program is required. Space is limited. 

Lincoln Highway Book cover - black and white photo with a car on the highway and a train

Pride Pages Club

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

Pride pages continues, activity to be announced! Registration is required, please email Stephanie at: sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca

 

Thursday Night Movies: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Thursday, May 4
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

3 billboards outside ebbing, missouri movie poster. Three actors looking various directions

Title: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Doors Open: 5:45 pm

Movie Starts: 6:00 pm

This movie is FREE, please bring a bowl for popcorn

Mildred Hayes, a hard-nosed mother is seeking justice for her murdered daughter. With no arrests after seven months, Mildred puts up three roadside signs to goad Ebbing police chief into action. But the law - and especially Sam Rockwell's hot-headed deputy - don't take kindly to the provocation. And the townsfolk are on their side. But Mildred doesn't care about ruffling a few feathers. In fact, she's happy to pluck the whole bird.

Rated: 14A

Between the Covers Book Club

Wednesday, May 17
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Book club continues! Registration for this program is required. Space is limited. 

The Apollo murders book cover - a spaceship landing on a planet with the sun being eclipsed in the background

 

After Dark Book Club

Thursday, May 18
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Book club continues! Registration for this program is required. Space is limited. 

Unreconciled Book Cover - 3 photos on a brown wall with an old tv showing a program

Pride Pages Club

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

Pride pages continues, activity to be announced! Registration is required, please email Stephanie at: sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca

 

Thursday Night Movies: Love, Simon

Thursday, June 1
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

 

Love simon movie poster - Young man looking foward, red background

Title: Love, Simon 

Doors Open: 5:45 pm

Movie Starts: 6:00 pm

This movie is FREE, please bring a bowl for popcorn

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it's a little more complicated. He hasn't told his family or friends that he's gay, and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

Rated: PG

After Dark Book Club

Thursday, June 15
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Book club continues! Registration for this program is required. Space is limited. 

Night swim book cover - water on the left side of the page, and half a womans face in shadow on the right side of the page

 

Between the Covers Book Club

Wednesday, June 21
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Book club continues! Registration for this program is required. Space is limited. 

Hidden life of trees book cover - pale yellow background with three trees

 

Pride Pages Club

Tuesday, June 27
06:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Pride pages continues, activity to be announced! Registration is required, please email Stephanie at: sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca

 

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