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The Okanagan Regional Library welcome's you to meetup at our wide range of programs and special events. Our library system is a hub of the greater Okanagan community. Our aim is to connect curious minds by providing innovative programming that encourages learning, creativity and community connections. We also have many public spaces where we are happy to host events and meetups in partnership with members of the community. All of our events and our resources we offer free of charge. We look forward to seeing you there!

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October Family History Forum - Virtual

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Join us for our October Family History Forum, hosted by the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society in partnership with the Okanagan Regional Library. These programs are free to all who are interested in genealogical research and are presented virtually by Zoom. You must pre-register to attend by clicking on the event on the ORL’s Events Calendar and following the instructions. Be sure to enter your email address correctly and watch for the email from the ORL to confirm your registration – you will then be sent the Zoom link.

https://orl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar - click on the listing on the Tuesday, October 26th section of the calendar.

Tuesday, October 26, 6:30-8:00pm: Location, Location, Location: Discovering Your Ancestor’s Hometown, Claire Smith-Burns, presenter. In Genealogical Research, it is very important to have a solid understanding of your ancestor’s places of residence in order to formulate research strategies and put your ancestor’s life in context. We will discuss several ideas for collecting & interpreting locational information, including some wonderful websites.

Cyber security Awareness Workshop

Kelowna Downtown Library | ORL Branch

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This is the second session of this program! If you want to see the notes for the first session, email me at [masked]

Online security breaches are more common, and dangerous, than you think. Cybersecurity consultant Garland Sharratt will be delivering two seminars on how to keep you and your business cyber safe. The first session will cover the simplest and most effective measures to keep yourself cyber safe: password management and multi-factor authentication. The second session will cover more advanced measures including information backup, phone security and more. Whether you’re an individual, an organization or small business, you won’t want to miss this.

Garland Sharratt was Security Architect and GRC Specialist at Hootsuite in Vancouver until he (very happily) moved in 2018 to Kelowna, where he is now a consultant in cybersecurity / information security and resilience.

You can attend this program virtually or in-person at the Downtown Kelowna branch of the ORL. REGISTRATION REQUIRED; registration will sign you up for both events. Mr Sharratt will be broadcasting his presentation; in-branch attendance will simply be a viewing of that broadcast on a projector.

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Cyber security Awareness Workshop

Kelowna Downtown Library | ORL Branch

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