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Okanagan Regional Library branches open with COVID-19 safety measures

Okanagan Regional Library branches open with COVID-19 safety measures

The ORL has entered Phase 3 of its pandemic reopening plan

Okanagan Regional Library branches open with COVID-19 safety measures
Vernon Friends of the Library book sales are coming to a close for the summer. (Photo submitted)

North Okanagan hosts final summer book sale

Vernon Friends of the Library taking a break for the summer

Vernon Friends of the Library book sales are coming to a close for the summer. (Photo submitted)
The Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library has introduced the Virtual Film Club. (Photo: Pixabay)

COLUMN: Library branch presents Virtual Film Club

Summerland branch of Okanagan Regional Library to show next film on July 10

  • Jul 2, 2020
The Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library has introduced the Virtual Film Club. (Photo: Pixabay)
Boxes of books are going to be opened up to the public for the Friends of the Library annual sale June 20 in Coldstream. (Submitted Photo)

Library friends finally able to resume North Okanagan book sale

Sale moves outdoors, with more than 800 boxes of books

Boxes of books are going to be opened up to the public for the Friends of the Library annual sale June 20 in Coldstream. (Submitted Photo)
Dania Tomlinson’s novel, Our Animal Hearts, plumbs the depths of Okanagan Lake in the second book club pick. (Submitted Photo)

Ogopogo tales told from Okanagan shores in novel

Online book club plumbs the deaths of Okanagan Lake

Dania Tomlinson’s novel, Our Animal Hearts, plumbs the depths of Okanagan Lake in the second book club pick. (Submitted Photo)
COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)

COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)

Okanagan Regional Library offers virtual summer program for children

  • Jun 11, 2020
COLUMN: Explore our universe (at a distance)
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

Book will be a fairy tale for kids and benefit those particularly affected by the pandemic

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
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COLUMN: Books come back with curbside pickup

Okanagan Regional Library begins first phase of reopening process

  • May 25, 2020
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Vernon Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Thoresn has been reading books to toddlers virtually through the Okanagan Regional Library’s YouTube channel. (YouTube screenshot)

Visit the Okanagan library without leaving home

Online services expanded as branches remain closed

Vernon Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Thoresn has been reading books to toddlers virtually through the Okanagan Regional Library’s YouTube channel. (YouTube screenshot)
Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper

‘Don’t expect justice or fairness’: B.C. author wins prize for book on sexism in military school

Kate Armstrong’s debut book The Stone Frigate has been shortlisted for a national writing award

Kate Armstrong, who wrote a memoir of her years as one of the first women to attend Royal Military College, has been shortlisted for a national award. Photo: Tyler Harper
Ofelia (in designer dress and hat), Sveva Caetani and Miss Juul on the shores of Wood Lake in 1924. (GVMA photo #12289)

Historic Okanagan family’s 25-year isolation resurfaces during COVID-19

Prescient piece of history from Caetani family reappears once again

Ofelia (in designer dress and hat), Sveva Caetani and Miss Juul on the shores of Wood Lake in 1924. (GVMA photo #12289)
Okanagan libraries still open for business, online

Okanagan libraries still open for business, online

Family activities, increased eBook titles and more added online

Okanagan libraries still open for business, online
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COLUMN: Plenty of online reading options

Libraries are closed due to COVID-19 but downloads are available through Okanagan Regional Library

  • Mar 30, 2020
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YOUNG ADULT NOVEL                                Just A Kid, the latest novel by Summerland writer Rie Charles, was inspired by Greta Thunberg, the Nova Scotia teenagers who started the Pink Shirt Day initiative and others. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Novel celebrates power of young activists

Summerland author was inspired by Greta Thunberg and anti-bullying advocates in Nova Scotia

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL                                Just A Kid, the latest novel by Summerland writer Rie Charles, was inspired by Greta Thunberg, the Nova Scotia teenagers who started the Pink Shirt Day initiative and others. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
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COLUMN: Pilkey Palooza comes to the Summerland Library

Author’s works featured in this year’s Spring Break Reading Challenge

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Vernon Rotarian pens travel memoir based in Nepal with humanitarian twist

Vernon Rotarian pens travel memoir based in Nepal with humanitarian twist

Author and journalist Patti Shales Lefkos records solo journey building schools in remote Himalaya

Vernon Rotarian pens travel memoir based in Nepal with humanitarian twist
Irwin Wislesky’s new book Invisible Footprints In Time? is expected to hit the shelves as early as Feb. 1. (Contributed)

Kelowna author Irwin Wislesky to release science-fiction novel on time travel

‘Invisible Footprints in Time?’ follows Maxine Samuels and her quest back in time to save the future

Irwin Wislesky’s new book Invisible Footprints In Time? is expected to hit the shelves as early as Feb. 1. (Contributed)
Inspired Style with Dana Wright

Inspired Style with Dana Wright

Vancouver Island business woman values a work ethic and fashionable style

  • Sep 19, 2018
Inspired Style with Dana Wright
Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw with their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., a collaborative project the two legislative reporters teamed up on after the fall of Christy Clark’s Liberal government gave way to a John Horgan-led NDP provincial government. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

A Matter of Confidence: How Christy Clark took a tumble while John Horgan was handed the house

Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman chronicle the province’s ‘bizarre journey’ in new book

Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw with their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., a collaborative project the two legislative reporters teamed up on after the fall of Christy Clark’s Liberal government gave way to a John Horgan-led NDP provincial government. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS