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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

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
After Story Time we encourage you to visit our early years play area. Have fun with your little ones and connect with other families.
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Library Birthday Bash

All Day
Vernon
Library
The Vernon Branch just turned 12 years old - please celebrate with us!

Drop on by the Library and take part in our festivities:

* Face Painting
* Balloon Animals
* Board Games
* Button Making
* Cupcakes
* STEAM Fun drop-in activities from 1 pm to 3 pm 

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Digital Support One to One Tutoring

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vernon
Study Room
The Digital Support program offers adult patrons one-on-one tutoring by volunteers with The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan. One hour appointments are offered at 10 am and 11 am on Saturdays. 

Appointments can be booked at 250-542-7610 Ext. 6820, in person at the information desk at the library or online at Digital Support Literacy Society.

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Knitting Circle

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knitting
Vernon
Community Room
The Vernon Knitters invite knitter of all experience levels and anyone interested in knitting to join them! Bring along yarn, needles and a project you are working on. You also welcome to bring your knitting questions and problems for this group of knitting fairies. Drop in.
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Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Vernon
Children's Area
Family fun featuring picture books, interactive songs and rhymes. Story Time helps in the development of early literacy skills
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Vernon Reads Book Club: Kukum by Michel Jean

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Book Club
Vernon
Okanagan Room
Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:30 am to 11:30 am for an engaging and thought provoking discussion of the book of the month. Limited copies of the book are available at the 2nd floor Information Desk. 

In June, we read Kukum by Michel Jean. 

A novel based on the life of Michel Jean's great-grandmother, this Quebec bestseller delivers an intimate and elegiac glimpse into an Innu community at a time of seismic change.

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Digital Support One to One Tutoring

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
Study Room
The Digital Support program offers adult patrons one-on-one tutoring by volunteers with The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan. One hour appointments are offered at 10 am and 11 am on Saturdays. 

Appointments can be booked at 250-542-7610 Ext. 6820, in person at the information desk at the library or online at Digital Support Literacy Society.

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Get Maker Certified

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Vernon
Makerspace
This 90 minute one-on-one appointment with our technical staff will help get you started using the equipment in our Makerspace.

Materials for training will be supplied where relevant (subject to availability,) although some equipment requires removable storage devices like a USB stick, portable hard drive, etc, to save your work.

Note that in Vernon, currently only two pieces of equipment require certification before use:
  • 3D Printer
  • Cricut Maker
The rest of the makerspace equipment (including the soundbooth,) can be used without certification, after a brief orientation the first time you use them, although you *can* book this time to get extra help using any of our equipment.

Please note that if you're looking for help with the soundbooth, you need to make an additional reservation alongside this one- please see https://orl.evanced.info/spaces/Patron/Results to reserve the soundbooth for the same time.

Please review our Makerspace guidelines at the following link for more details about our policies:
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Stay & Play

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
After Story Time we encourage you to visit our early years play area. Have fun with your little ones and connect with other families.
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Dungeons & Dragons

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Vernon
Community Room

 Join us to play Dungeons and Dragons, the greatest fantasy role-playing game in the world. Create characters, battle foes and co-operate with other players as you explore a fantasy world. Adventurers League is a drop-in, drop-out DnD format that allows players of all levels to come and play. 
 Materials are not required. All you need is an active imagination and the desire to work with others.
 This is a free, drop-in program open to all players, from highly experienced to novice.
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STEAM Fun

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Vernon
Meeting Room
Drop-in STEAM for everyone! Join in on a variety of STEAM activities and fun for the whole family.

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Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time
Vernon
Children's Area
Family fun featuring picture books, interactive songs and rhymes. Story Time helps in the development of early literacy skills
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Stay & Play

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
After Story Time we encourage you to visit our early years play area. Have fun with your little ones and connect with other families.
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Baby Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
A drawing of a parent watching a sitting baby with two speech bubbles around its head.
Vernon
Community Room
Baby Time is a group experience for parents or caregivers and their babies, up to approximately 18 months old. The program focuses on learning rhymes, songs, and finger plays to share together.
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Stay & Play

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Vernon
After Story Time we encourage you to visit our early years play area. Have fun with your little ones and connect with other families.
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CNIB Peer Support Group

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vernon
Okanagan Room
CNIB Peer Support: Understanding, support, mentorship and advice. 

Peer Support groups give you the opportunity to connect with others who are living with sight loss. We ask participants to register prior for any questions and attendance purposes. 

Please call Stephanie Leippi, Program Lead, Peer Support - BC and Yukon, at 250-589-4793 or email stephanie.leippi@cnib.ca.

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Author Visit: The Pain Project by Kara Stanley and Simon Paradis

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vernon
Meeting Room
Visit with B.C. co-authors Kara Stanley and Simon Paradis to discuss their memoir, The Pain Project: A Couple’s Story of Confronting Chronic Pain. 

Ten years ago, Simon was in an accident that injured his brain and spinal cord. A decade later, the two decide to confront Simon’s pain head-on by committing to a personal experiment. For one year, they will focus on researching, interviewing experts, and exploring both new, and age old, pain relief strategies. As they navigate a difficult year, Kara’s tenacity and Simon’s wit shine through in their honest conversations, insightful journal entries, and affectionate banter. Throughout, they seek answers to profound questions about the nature of suffering and pain. 

Honest, deeply researched, insightful, and ultimately hopeful, The Pain Project is a must-read for anyone looking for a greater understanding of pain as a phenomenon and in their own lives.

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Minecraft & Roblox

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vernon
Community Room
An opportunity to play Minecraft (Education Edition) or Roblox with other kids. Drop-in, first come first serve for computers. This is self-lead, the library is only providing the space and technology. 
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Starting Your Own Business in BC

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Vernon
Meeting Room
Join this info session if you're interested in Self-Employment! Guest speakers Kitty Boda, from the YMCA Women Entrepreneur Program, and a Business Advisor team member from Community Futures will be sharing information and local resource to help you start your own business. 

This information session is presented by Vernon & District Immigrant & Community Services Society. Please email mackenzie.owens@vdicss.org with any questions.

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Online Pyjama Story Time with Judy

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
A bear in an astronaut suit reads a book in space
All Locations

Snuggle up for Pyjama Story Time.  Featuring longer books, puppets, songs  and rhymes for fun pre-bedtime singing, dancing, learning and silliness.  Don’t forget your Stuffie!

Brought to you by Judy from Kelowna through Microsoft Teams

Registration required with Email address to receive Teams Link

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eBook Help

7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Vernon
Curious about eBooks, eAudiobooks, or any of the ORL's many electronic resources? Having trouble making Libby work on your device? Book a time with one of our knowledgeable staff. Please bring in your device, library card and PIN number, and any necessary passwords. 

Note: Kindle eReaders (including Paperwhite, Oasis) are not compatible with borrowing public library eBooks.
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Newcomers Knitting and Stitching Circle

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Text reads "Newcomers Knitting and Stitching Circle" overlaid over skeins of yarn.
Vernon
Community Room
Connecting newcomers to Vernon through crafting. 

Join fellow newcomers for a friendly, inclusive knitting and stitching circle, where you can share your skills, learn new techniques, and make new friends. Knitting supplies are provided, or bring your own. All skill levels are welcome.

This program is offered in partnership with the Vernon and District Immigrant Community Services Society.
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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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The Readers: Conversations About Books

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All Locations

Join our friendly group of book lovers as we explore the wonderful world of books together.  Connect with others, share your thoughts, and expand your reading horizons. Each conversation begins with a question, or a theme and we let the discussion flow naturally from there. We welcome all kinds of reading because reading is reading, no matter how you enjoy! This program is conducted over the phone, and you don't need to have any computer skills.

To participate, you can register online, call us at 778-658-6394, or email access@orl.bc.ca to get the phone number and access code for the conference line.

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The Library is Closed for Canada Day

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The Library is closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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The Library is Closed for Thanksgiving Day

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