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Blackout Poetry

Thursday, February 29, 2024
A large pile of letters that appear to be cut out from a magazine.
Lumby
Use old library book pages to design a poem from the print. Display it on our teen bulletin board in exchange for a vinyl sticker!
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Break-In Bags

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Doodles of robots, gears, rockets.
Lumby
Do you love escape rooms and puzzles? Then you're going to love a break-in bag! Think "escape room", except instead of trying to break out, you're trying to break in! Solve 3 puzzles to find the numeric code that will open the lock and free your loot. We'll have a new puzzle each month this spring.
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Teen Take-and-Make Kits

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Red tote bag, Teen Take and Make Kits is written on the front.
Lumby
Pop into the library for a take-and-make kit designed just for you! While supplies last.
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Friends of the Library Magazine Sale

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Vernon
The Vernon Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual magazine sale, featuring magazines from 2022. Come on down and check out the amazing deals! All money is donated back to the library for programs.
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#Bookface Challenge

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
View finder on a digital camera displays a person holding a book over half their face.
Lumby
Snap a photo of your best #BookFace and send it to us for printing and a feature on our social media accounts. Possible books for generating images will be available in branch, or use your own. Winners will receive a prize! 
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Spring Break Reading Challenge

Wednesday, April 03, 2024
Summerland
Pick up your "Monster Mayhem" reading challenge tracker at the library. During spring break, complete the reading challenges, then spin the wheel of chance to earn prizes!
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STEAM Discovery Club

Thursday, March 28, 2024
An array of rocket ships, light bulb, molecule models, and other science iconography.
Lumby
Join us during spring break to explore the ORL's STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics) kits. This is a self-run activity with a selection of options available throughout spring break. Available during these weeks will be Code & Go mice (coding), Ozobots (coding/robotics), Little Bits (electricity), Cubetto (coding/robotics), and more!
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Spring Break at Mission Branch

Friday, March 29, 2024
Mission
Drop by or check the library calendar for special activities during your spring break!
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Spring Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, March 28, 2024
An array of chicks and Ukrainian-style decorated eggs.
Salmon Arm
Library

Can you find the hidden eggs?

Drop by the library any time during spring break to the spring scavenger hunt. Find the eggs, solve the riddle and enjoy a small prize.

Children 9 and under must have a responsible adult with them.

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Family Storytime

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Family Story Times
Lumby
Library
Join Connie and Michelle for stories, rhymes, and songs promoting early literacy skills.
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Registration is closed

Creative Writing Course for Adults

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Writers Group
Falkland
Library
Local writer and educator Lori Stryker has kindly offered to lead this fun and informative class for Adults. Hour-long sessions will be held every 2 weeks and registration is required for each week. Please contact Diana if you have any questions or need assistance registering.
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Family Story Time @ Parkinson Recreation Centre

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Two children stand outside with a snowman.
Downtown Kelowna
Parkinson Recreation Centre

Enjoy this engaging Story Time featuring fun stories, rhymes, puppets and songs that inspire laughter, learning, and togetherness. Meet in the Spartan Room at Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna). Recommended ages: 3 - 6 years with their caregivers, but all are welcome.



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Family Story Time

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Two bears face each other reading a book in a forest, small animals surround them.
Revelstoke
Library
Join our storytellers for a relaxed and fun half hour with books, rhymes, games - a  great family literacy activity!
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Pre-school Story Time

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Little kids read under glowing, floating mushrooms.
Oliver
Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and FUN! For ages 3-6 with parent or caregiver. This is a FREE program. Drop ins welcome. For more information call 250-498-2242.
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Tech Help

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Rutland
Sitting Area by Branch Head's Office
Our tech help sessions are a great way for beginners to get started reading e-books and/or listening to e-audiobooks. We'll help you get your phone, computer, or compatible e-reader set up to access a whole new realm of free library materials.

Also, you can book one of these sessions for help getting started with any of our online resources.  There's more than you'd think! Consumer reports, repair guides, ancestry research tools, language learning tools, skill and career building tutorials, movies, music, and much more are available!
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Toddler Time at Downtown Kelowna Library

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Two bears face each other reading a book in a forest, small animals surround them.
Downtown Kelowna
Children's Area

This program is recommended for toddlers 18 months - 3 years and their caregivers. We welcome the whole family to join in the fun! Drop-in to this FREE program.

Join us for an energetic half hour of books, rhymes, fingerplays and songs. 

  • Wednesdays @ 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Fridays @ 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
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Baby Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Babytime
Lake Country
Library
Baby Time
Fun and learning for babies and caregivers.

Songs, rhymes, stories, and fun for babies and caregivers. Encourage an early love of reading, and meet other families. Older siblings are welcome.
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Registration is closed

Rhyme Time at the Summerland Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time
Summerland
Meeting Place
Time to sing songs, coo lullabies, and have a joy-filled lap bounce with your baby. Meet other parents and let the babies play together.
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Romps & Rhymes & Stories

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
Vernon
Children's Area
A fun, movement-focused story time for children ages three to five. Get ready to wiggle, dance, sing and giggle at a busy, movement-focused story time. With exciting stories, puppets, and all kinds of rhymes and songs, it's a story time for getting moving and having FUN! 

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Stay & Play at Downtown Kelowna Library

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Two children riding a toy-like airplane
Downtown Kelowna
Children's Area
Join us after Toddler Time for Stay & Play, an unstructured playtime for children and their caregivers to socialize and explore. Soft play equipment and a variety of toys will be available. Recommended for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers, but all children are welcome. Drop-in to join the fun!
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Baby and Toddler Time

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thriving Like a Mother
Golden
Library
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and more!
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Registration is closed

Tech Help

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Rutland
Sitting Area by Branch Head's Office
Our tech help sessions are a great way for beginners to get started reading e-books and/or listening to e-audiobooks. We'll help you get your phone, computer, or compatible e-reader set up to access a whole new realm of free library materials.

Also, you can book one of these sessions for help getting started with any of our online resources.  There's more than you'd think! Consumer reports, repair guides, ancestry research tools, language learning tools, skill and career building tutorials, movies, music, and much more are available!
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Story Time

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Five penguins are bundled in scarves and hats.
Keremeos
Library
Foster a love for reading and literacy in your child as we read stories, sing, play, and move in a program designed for all little ones from birth to age 5.  Enjoy a relaxed, informal atmosphere in which to have fun and engage with your child.
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Odd Socks Knitting Circle

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Salmon Arm
Meeting Room
Join the Odd Socks knitting group every Friday between 1:30-3:30pm. New members and all capabilities are welcome!
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Registration is open

3D Printing Certification

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Close view of a 3D printer nozzle creating a structure.
Westside Learning Lab
3D Printer Station
An introduction to 3D printing with our MakerBot 3D printer and slicer.  Learn how to find, download and slice a 3D object to be ready to print.  Our goal is for you to feel empowered to undertand 3D printing and use the station independently.  No previous 3D printing skills required; basic computer skills required.
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