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SRC Lego Tower

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Choose Your Own Adventure Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, August 20, 2022
Scattering of books, a youth standing upon large open book.
Downtown Kelowna

Walk your way through a classic Choose Your Own Adventure novel in this special contest for teens! Each decision takes you to a different spot in the library to continue the story. How will your adventure end? If you're lucky, maybe with an epic prize! It will only take 10-15 minutes to find an ending. Repeat the challenge as many times as you'd like until the story ends exactly how you'd like - and to gain more contest entries!


For ages 13+.


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Teen Craft Kit-to-Go: Needle-Felted Owl Ornament

Saturday, July 16, 2022
Needle-felted owl ornaments
Salmon Arm
For ages 13-19. 
Pick up this craft kit-to-go bag at the Salmon Arm library. 
Supplies are limited. First come, first served. 

Learn how to create your very own wooly owl-friends! Needle-felting is a fibre art that involves felting and sculpting wool with a barbed needle. Learn the basics with this fun, project-oriented kit! Beginners welcome. 


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Vacation Pet Photos Contest

Saturday, August 27, 2022
All Locations

Take a hilarious photo or video of your pet during summer vacation and submit it to: kelowna@orl.bc.ca by August 27. Top 3 entries will receive trophies and prizes for their pet. We will share your pictures on social media, bringing joy in our community.

Entries will be judged on creativity, cuteness and comedic impact.


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Where's Krackle Community Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, August 27, 2022
Doggie Detectives
Princeton
Join this community scavenger hunt and, over the course of the summer, visit the locations on the activity page. Where's Krackle? He's been out and about doing fun stuff! Pick up your scavenger hunt at the library and when complete, bring it in for a Completion Prize AND a chance to win some other fabulous prizes!
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Teen Craft Kit: Paper Lantern

Friday, July 08, 2022
Teen Craft Kits to Go
Downtown Kelowna
Drop by the downtown Kelowna library to pick up a kit with everything you need to make an incredible craft! Available while supplies last.



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Storywalk in the Park

Monday, July 25, 2022
Summer StoryWalk
Silver Creek
Take a walk outside and enjoy the story "Little Blue Truck" by Alice Schertle. 
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Teen Craft Kit-to-Go: Nalbinding

Saturday, July 30, 2022
Bracelet created by nalbinding
Salmon Arm
For ages 13-19. 
Pick up this craft kit-to-go bag at the Salmon Arm library. 
Supplies are limited. First come, first served. 

Are you interested in Viking Culture? Do you enjoy creating things with wool? Then learn how to create like a Viking! 

Nalbinding predates knitting, and examples of Nalbinding have been found in many Scandinavian archeological digs. Become part of living history, and learn the Oslo stitch by making a Viking-worthy woolen wrister! (Instructions for other projects will be included as well.)


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Teen Craft Kit: Simple Woven Wall Hanging

Friday, July 22, 2022
Teen Craft Kits to Go
Downtown Kelowna
Drop by the downtown Kelowna library to pick up a kit with everything you need to make an incredible craft! Available while supplies last.
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Genealogy Meetup at the Salmon Arm Library

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Salmon Arm
Library

Have you ever wanted to research your family tree? Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Join our friendly group of genealogists at the library to share ideas, learn new tips and tricks, and solve research roadblocks. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned family historian, we will help you get started with your research. Bring your own computer, or bring a USB drive and use one of ours. We meet every second and fourth Monday at 10:30 am. Drop in, no registration required.

Prefer to attend programs from home? Please check out our online events for adults!

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eBook Help: BOOKED

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Technical Tutoring
Vernon

You can now book one-on-one tech help appointments with library staff. Whether a Kobo eReader, phone, tablet or computer, we can teach you the skills you need to connect to the library's digital resources. Contact us to set up your appointment at 250-542-7610 ext. 6822,

Please note: if you are looking for general tech help, check out the Tech Tutoring appointments with Literacy Society volunteers. 

For brief inquiries or general eBook help or troubleshooting, feel free to call our help line at 1-844-649-8127 or email us at help@orl.bc.ca and one of our tech experts will assist you.

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Granny Squares

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sit 'N Knit
Westbank
Meeting Room
Do you knit or crochet? Come meet new friends while doing your handiwork. All abilities welcome.
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Pick Up Your Summer Reading Club Reading Logs

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Summer Fun for Everyone, displayed over dolphin and surfer over a watermelon slice
Lumby
Circulation Desk
Ask at the desk where to pick up a Summer Reading Club Reading Log.
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Tech Tutor Computer Literacy

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
Study Room
The Computer Literacy Program offers adult patrons one-on-one tutoring by volunteers with The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan. One hour appointments offered Tuesdays at 10 am and 11 am, Thursdays 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm, and Saturdays at 1 pm and 2 pm.
Appointments can be booked at 250-542-7610 Ext. 6820 or in person at the information desk at the library.


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Housing Outreach at the Salmon Arm Library

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Salmon Arm
Library
Drop by and visit with Carly at the Salmon Arm Library! As the Homeless Outreach Coordinator for CMHA, Carly supports folks in:
  • finding and maintaining housing
  • providing information about supplements for rent and other housing related costs
  • assisting with general service navigation
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Drop-In STEAM Kits

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
STEAM
Silver Creek
Library
Come to the Silver Creek branch during the last week of every month and try out a new STEAM kit. Create, connect, and play!
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Drop-in Tech Help at the Salmon Arm Library

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Salmon Arm
The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society is offering a drop-in technology help desk to assist with basic questions about using digital devices. This includes tablets, cell phones, laptops and e-readers. Examples of topics suitable for the drop-in technology help desk include:
• Connecting to wireless internet
• Downloading APPs
• Making font sizes bigger when viewing websites

Time may be limited to 20 minutes depending on the number of people waiting for help.
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Registration is open

The Readers

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Readers
All Locations

Come join our merry band of minds as we explore the world of books.


The Readers is a program to connect with others and discuss books and reading with fellow book lovers.  Each week starts with a question or theme and the conversation goes from there.  We are open to all kinds of readers – as any type of reading is reading!


The program is over the phone – no computer knowledge is required.  Please register here or call 778-658-6394 or email access@orl.bc.ca to receive the conference line phone number and access code.

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DnD and Tabletop Games Night at the Salmon Arm Library!

5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Salmon Arm
Meeting Room

Join our friendly group of players every Tuesday night at the Salmon Arm Library. Solve puzzles, combat beasts and create your own adventure! All tabletop games are welcome! Drop-in, no registration required.

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Chess Night

6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Vernon
Community Room
Come play the game of kings! Everyone is welcome, from beginners to seasoned players.
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Rutland Makerspace - Tuesday Evening (1h45m)

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Rutland
Community Room
This is a 1 hour and 45 minute period where certified ORL Makerspace users can make an appointment to use the Makerspace equipment in Rutland, or where any library user aged 14+ can get certified to use the Makerspace equipment.

Currently Available Equipment:

3D printer
Cricut Maker

If you are interested in getting certified or using the Makerspace equipment in Rutland at this time, please contact staff to set up an appointment! You will need to bring government issued ID to complete the certification process. Makerspace users under the age of 19 will need to bring their Parent/Guardian to co-sign the waiver and agreement.

Contact us to get started:
In person at the rutland library
rutland@orl.bc.ca
(250) 765-8165
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Registration is open — Register at the library

Rutland Makerspace - Tuesday Evening (1h45m)

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Rutland
Group Study Room
This is a 1 hour and 45 minute period where certified ORL Makerspace users can make an appointment to use the Makerspace equipment in Rutland, or where any library user aged 14+ can get certified to use the Makerspace equipment.

Currently Available Equipment:

3D printer (very small prints only)
Cricut Maker

If you are interested in getting certified or using the Makerspace equipment in Rutland at this time, please contact staff to set up an appointment! You will need to bring government issued ID to complete the certification process. Makerspace users under the age of 19 will need to bring their Parent/Guardian to co-sign the waiver and agreement.

Contact us to get started:
In person at the rutland library
rutland@orl.bc.ca
(250) 765-8165
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Spanish-English Intercambio

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pile of translucent letter shapes in vibrant colours
Downtown Kelowna
Small Meeting Room 2
Spanish-English Intercambio is a relaxed meeting space for those looking to improve their Spanish or English and meet new friends while doing so. Practice your conversational language skills in this drop-in, weekly program.

Intercambio Español-Inglés es un espacio de reunión relajado para aquellos que buscan mejorar su español o inglés y conocer nuevos amigos mientras lo hacen. Practique sus habilidades de lenguaje conversacional en este programa semanal sin cita previa.
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Family History Forum

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Family History Forum
Downtown Kelowna
Join us for monthly seminars on a variety of topics related to family history led by the Kelowna & District Genealogical Society! Each month's topic will be posted beforehand, so check back often! Registration required.

This month's topic: 

My Grandfather was an Enemy Alien. Was Yours? presenter Xenia Stanford

You may have heard of the displacement of the Japanese during WWII or even of Ukrainians placed in internment camps during WWI but the labelling, internment and removing of civil liberties of immigrants from countries deemed to be at war with Canada and the Allies was more widespread than internment camps and included more than just the above ethnicities. 

Join Xeia Stanford in her experience finding the records and discovering her grandparents' stories, helping her to understand them and this part of our Canadian history. 
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Rutland English Corner

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Outline of heads in profile facing each other
Rutland
Community Room

A conversational English group for people with beginner to intermediate English language skills. Everyone welcome. 

Meet others, and improve your English with engaging conversation. 




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