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Lake Country Seed Library

Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Garden plots laid out in squares.
Lake Country
"Borrow" and "Return" vegetable, fruit, and flower seeds from the library. Patrons can take up to seven packages a year. In return, we ask that you share any extra produce, especially with the Food Bank or Community Fridge. We also appreciate your saving seeds and giving them to the library to continue the cycle. Our Seed Library relies on local seed savers to refill the seeds each year. We graciously accept seeds from local growers.
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Summer Book Club at the Princeton Library

Saturday, August 31, 2024
Summer Book Club
Princeton
A Book Club with no deadlines and no meetings! 

Read the book and come back to share your thoughts, in our laid back, independent book club, whenever the library is open!

The Books are:
June: Louis Riel Comic Strip Biography, by Chester Brown
July: The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store, by James McBride
August: Go As A River, Shelley Read
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Summer STEAM Exploration

Thursday, September 05, 2024
STEAM
Lumby
Feeling bored? The library has STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math) materials available all summer long to explore at your convenience. Code & Go Mice, Ozobots, Cubetto, Little Bits, Cubelets, STEM Fairy Tale Kits, and more will be arriving every two weeks throughout the holiday. 

Ask at the desk and take a kit back to a table to explore as a family. Materials are for use in-branch only.
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Teen Choose Your Own Adventure Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Rediscover Your Library
Lumby
Walk your way through a classic Choose Your Own Adventure novel! Each decision takes you to a different spot in the library to continue the story. How will your adventure end?

Each completed storyline earns a ballot to enter to win a special Summer Reading Club prize. Good luck, readers!
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Choose Your Own Adventure: Teen Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, August 03, 2024
A person walks down a derelict stone hallway.
Armstrong

Walk your way through a classic Choose Your Own Adventure novel! Each decision takes you to a different spot in the library to continue the story. How will your adventure end? Complete the storyline and receive a ballot for a chance to win a Summer Reading Club prize!

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Pokémon Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, August 31, 2024
Pikachu wearing a deerstalker hat and carrying a magnifying glass.
Armstrong

Pikachu, where are you?

Visit the library each week and search for Pokémon characters and more. See who or what is hidden around the library for you to discover. Complete the entire scavenger hunt over the summer and you will receive a small prize.

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Weekly Puzzler

Saturday, August 24, 2024
Two kids complete a puzzle at a table.
Armstrong

Curious, check it out each week!

Each week, you have the opportunity to either:

1.   Choose Who Would Win

2.   Answer a Trivia Question

3.   Pick a Would You Rather or…

4.   Solve a Riddle

Each answer earns you an extra ticket to enter the draw for a Summer Reading Club prize. Fun, quick and easy activities

 

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S.T.E.A.M. Take and Make Kits

Saturday, August 31, 2024
STEAM Kit
Armstrong

Starting July 9, a new kit will be available every 2 weeks. (While supplies last.)

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Osoyoos: MasterMaker Curiosity Kit #1

Saturday, August 17, 2024
Registration begins 8/1/2024 at 8:00 AM

SRC: Online Escape Room

Saturday, September 07, 2024
A fancy key and padlock.
All Locations
Register on your own or as a group to receive an Online Escape Room link. Once you have the link, you can do the escape room any time you want. 

If this is your first time registering for an online program, please check your email for an Email Verification request. Once you have verified your email with our online registration system, you will receive a confirmation message with the links included. 
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SRC: Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, August 31, 2024
Salmon Arm
Drop by the Salmon Arm library and do our Summer Reading Club Scavenger Hunt. Show your completed Scavenger Hunt form to staff and get a small prize. 
This event is geared for children ages 8 and under, but everyone is welcome to participate. 

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Osoyoos: MasterMaker Curiosity Kit #2

Saturday, August 31, 2024

Curious About Plants?

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Two kids and two adults walk through a forest.
Armstrong
Meeting Room

Come and learn about plants and their importance! 

Local author Mikaela Cannon will share her life-long passion for plants. There will be a chance for families to pick up a copy of her book “Foraging As A Way of Life” and ask questions about plants and foraging. As part of the workshop the musical trio, Treebird, will share some interactive songs.

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ORL Quillting Creative Circle

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Westside Learning Lab
Tech Zone
Join our quillters and enjoy company as you work on your designs.  Bring your sewing machine, supplies and a project.  
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Shelter Hub

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Vernon
Study Room
This free Turning Points Service is part of shelter diversion, to take steps to prevent folks from experiencing homelessness. It is a drop-in service that is free to those facing eviction, those who could benefit from community supports or just need a hand up.
This service is not to stop anyone from accessing the shelter but to ensure the best steps are taken for each person, recognizing everyone's situation is unique.
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SRC: Story Time in the Park- Klahani

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
A fox lies on its belly in a field, holding an open book before it.
Salmon Arm
Park
If the weather is good, Story Time will be at a different park each Wednesday at 10:00 AM from July 3 - August 14. Here is the list of park locations: 

July 3 - Fletcher Park, 450-2 Ave NE SA
July 10 - Haney Heritage (in the church), 751 Grindrod-Salmon Arm Hwy
July 17 - Elks Park, 3690 30 Street NE
July 24 - Klahani Park, 6391 10 Ave. SE
July 31 - Canoe Beach (under a tree), 3799 Canoe Beach Dr NE
August 7 - Kin Park, 2460 Auto Road SE
August 14 - Blackburn Park, 681 - 10 Ave. SW

If it is stormy or the air quality is hazardous, Story Time will be held at the library in Salmon Arm. We'll still meet at the parks if it's lightly raining.

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🎨Artists Circle🎨

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Westside Learning Lab
Tech Zone
A fun, relaxed environment to do art together. Bring your art project and sit with others while you create. 

Some people bring their paintings, knitting projects, or diamond art. Our only ask is that it is not heavily scented - no oil paints please. 

See you there!
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Toddler Time at the Downtown Kelowna Library

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Three baby dinosaurs hatching out of eggs. Over top of them, Toddler Time is written.
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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The Bug Guys

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mission
Children's Area
Join the Bug Guys and a cast of exotic and colourful friends! Meet Lumin the Dumeril's Boa and Jub-Jub the Green Iguana! Enjoy a fun, interactive and educational experience with extraordinary live animals from around the world.
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The Circles We Live In

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Kids encircling the Earth
Lumby

Did you know you live in a circle? Your family and friends create a circle around you. An example of your personal circle can include schools, doctors offices and supermarkets. What does your circle look like?

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Stay & Play at the 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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Chronic Pain Information and Resources

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Vernon
Community Room
Join us for these free drop-in information and support meetings where we will discuss ways to manage our health in a better way, learn from those who truly understand and from professionals who can help teach us new ways to have a successful life despite chronic health issues.
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Rutland Knits

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Knitting and Needlework Club
Rutland
Front Area

Join us on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm for needle craft and company. Knitters, crocheters, and stitchers, of all abilities are welcome. Please bring a project to work on. Drop in! 

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World of Curiosities: Leif David's Magic Show

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Yellow happy face holding a magnifying glass
Lake Country
Magician Leif David is back for more Summer Reading Club amazement! Drop in for all the thrills and laughs as Leif presents a World of Curiosities.
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Jillian Jiggs Let's Make Pigs

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Vernon
Meeting Room
Experience the stories of Jillian Jiggs (written by Phoebe Gilman) and make a craft inspired by the book The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs. 
Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. 
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