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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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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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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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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 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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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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Story Time in the Park

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
A deer, fox, and beaver gather by a stream in a woodland
Salmon Arm
Park
Story Time in the Park is back! The Salmon Arm Library and Shuswap Children's Association will bring stories and activities to these parks:
June 29- McGuire Lake
July 6- Haney Heritage
July 13- Fletcher
July 20- Salmon Arm West Elementary
July 27- Klahani
August 3- Kin
August 10- Blackburn
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Alien Monsters IN SPACE!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Green alien pilots a flying saucer over the Earth.
All Locations
Have you ever wanted to see an alien fly a spaceship?  Join us ONLINE for an hour of fun that includes making an alien and spaceship that you can launch to a custom planet - all designed by you! Make sure you have colouring tools & a glue stick - the rest we'll send to your local branch for pick-up. Don't open your kit until the program starts! We get to create together! 
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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 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

Okanagan Legends with Indigenous Storyteller Helen Gallagher

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A wolf shape containing a cartoon landscape of a mountain view
Salmon Arm
Meeting Room
Helen will share Okanagan stories that have been handed down for generations. She will also share contemporary stories by Indigenous authors that reflect Indigenous lifestyle. The stories will vary in length and include an art activity. This will help children remember the story so that they may share it with their families.
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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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Registration is open

Comics for Kids - Online SRC

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
All Locations
Brock Gratz is an independent artist from Kelowna and a UBCO Fine Arts graduate. He specializes in comics, anime art and community projects in the art/geek culture spaces! 

This workshop is a fun introduction to making comics for kids, designed to help navigate the building blocks of this fun medium.

Have your paper and drawing tools handy!
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Story Time in the Park

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
A deer, fox, and beaver gather by a stream in a woodland
Salmon Arm
Park
Story Time in the Park is back! The Salmon Arm Library and Shuswap Children's Association will bring stories and activities to these parks:
June 29- McGuire Lake
July 6- Haney Heritage
July 13- Fletcher
July 20- Salmon Arm West Elementary
July 27- Klahani
August 3- Kin
August 10- Blackburn
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Adult Story Time – Listen and Relax to a Story

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Coffee Mug Book
All Locations

Storytelling is core to the human experience.  When was the last time you could sit back, relax, and let someone else do the reading? Join us for 30-40 minutes to listen to live readings of tales and a discussion of the stories may follow.

Adult Story Time will take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm – 3:00pm

 July 6, Aug 3

The program is over the phone – no computer knowledge is required.  Please register online 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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Emergency Preparation with the Red Cross (Online)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
All Locations

Are you and your family ready to face an emergency such as a flood, wildfire, earthquake or power outage? Do you have an emergency plan and an emergency kit to be self-sufficient for at least three days following a disaster? Are you looking to get or make an emergency kit to be ready for an emergency? Making and practicing a plan will help you be ready to deal with any emergencies that come your way.

Come join the Canadian Red Cross on July 6th to learn essential tips to be better prepared for risks present in your community and how to recover from emergencies! Registered attendees will be entered into a draw to win a free emergency kit!

A few branches will be making this presentation available to watch live in branch.  As they are confirmed, we'll add them here:
  • Summerland
  • Westbank
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Stories & Snacks

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A large brown bear hugs a smaller grey bear, while holding a blue book
Salmon Arm
Meeting Room
A short story or excerpt from a novel will be read out loud. We will talk about the story as a group while enjoying yummy snacks.
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Legal Advocate in Residence at the Salmon Arm Library

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Salmon Arm
Library
The Legal Advocacy program provides free confidential information, advice and assistance in areas of poverty law such as: residential tenancy disputes; income assistance; provincial and federal benefits programs; employment standards; and consumer and debt problems. Drop-in any time between 1:30-3:30 pm with your questions!
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Online Puppet Show: Mrs. Mole, I'm Home!

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Burrowing mammal wearing safety hat and goggles peaking out of a hole
All Locations
Holy moley! Join us for a silly ONLINE puppet show based on the picture book Mrs. Mole, I'm Home! by Jarvis. Registration required. 
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Odd Socks Knitting at the Salmon Arm Library

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!

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

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Fat and Beautiful: Author Talk with Karen Harmon

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Salmon Arm
Meeting Room
BC author Karen Harmon will read from her new book Fat and Beautiful: A Story of Love, Pain and Courage, a memoir about her estranged sister. This is the award-winning author's third book. 

Ms. Harmon will be available after the reading to discuss her work.

This is a free, drop-in program open to all. 
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Paws 4 Stories

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
A dog paw held in a human's hand
Salmon Arm
Meeting Room
*UPDATE: Rolo will have surgery on June 27. We don't know how long his recovery will be, so this program may be cancelled. You can sign up, and we will contact you to let you know if Rolo is well enough to visit with you. 

Do you want to hang out with the sweetest dog ever? Then register for a 15-minute session with Rolo, a certified St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog. 

Rolo loves to be read to, petted and talked to. Rachel, his human, is also there to answer any questions you may have about Rolo, therapy dogs, and more. 

You can sign up for one-on-one sessions or as a group. 

Please only select one Appointment Time per day for each individual or family grouping.  

Provincial Health Order mandates must be followed. Masks are currently not mandated, but they are welcome. 
 
**Please include your email address when registering to get your confirmation email as well as the link to cancel if need be. (You may be asked to verify your email address if it's your first time registering for a program online.)**
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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.



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