Updates:

  • Library and Book Drop will be closed from 3:00 pm December 24th to 9:30 am January 2nd.

 

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 four book clubs? The two afternoon book clubs read the exact same books, just in a different order. The After Dark evening book club has a different set of books entirely. 

The Pride Pages evening book club focuses on LGBTQ2+ books and requires registration (stephaniejames@summer.com or 250-770-7786) 

Can I join more than one club? You are welcome to join the evening book club, and one of the afternoon book clubs. You are welcome to register for Pride Pages, but space is limited for this club.  

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 

Anyone with a Penticton Public Library card can check out a Book Club Kit for their book club.  The person who checks out the kit assumes responsibility for returning the complete kit (bag and all copies) to the library by the due date.

** 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, January 23
09:30 am to 11:30 am

January 23

 

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

Work BC- Resume Help

Thursday, February 6
03:30 pm to 04:30 pm

Join us at the Penticton Public Library during the month of November for help with your job search! Learn different resume options, how to create an impacting cover letter, and get advice on interviewing!

 

This week we will be covering the art of the resume! 

Work BC- Cover Letters

Thursday, February 13
03:30 pm to 04:30 pm

Join us at the Penticton Public Library during the month of November for help with your job search! Learn different resume options, how to create an impacting cover letter, and get advice on interviewing!

 

This week we will be exploring how to make an eye catching cover letter! 

Work BC- Interview Skills

Thursday, February 20
03:30 pm to 04:30 pm

Join us at the Penticton Public Library during the month of November for help with your job search! Learn different resume options, how to create an impacting cover letter, and get advice on interviewing!

Get some interview tips and tricks this week! 

 

Creative Non-Fiction Writing Group

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

February 27

 

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

Creative Non-Fiction Writing Group

Thursday, March 26
09:30 am to 11:30 am

March 26

 

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

Creative Non-Fiction Writing Group

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

April 23

 

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

Creative Non-Fiction Writing Group

Thursday, May 28
09:30 am to 11:30 am

May 28

 

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

Creative Non-Fiction Writing Group

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

June 25

 

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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