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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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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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Baby Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Bear in Rocketship
Lake Country
Recommended for newborn-2 years and their caregivers. Join us on Friday mornings for joyful songs and bouncy rhymes as you bond with your baby and make new friends! Siblings are welcome. Stay & Play after every Baby Time 11:00-12:00.
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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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STEAM for Homeschoolers

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Westside Learning Lab
Homeschoolers welcome to join our STEAM based programming.  Topics to be announced.
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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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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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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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LEGO Makers and Builders

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Peachland
Children’s Storytime Area
Calling out to all budding engineers and builders! Come to the library and play with our LEGO, Keva Planks, Strawbees, and Icy Ice materials to create, build and design.
LEGO Makers and Builders will run from April 5 to June 14.
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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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Osoyoos: Bringing the World of Birds to You with Local Author Elya Baird

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Two bluebirds perched on a birdhouse.
Osoyoos
Library

Storytime with Elya Baird; Okanagan author, artist & scientist with a passion for birds. Discover her fun & interactive children's books!

Join us for a special Family Storytime featuring local Okanagan author, Elya Baird. Check out her colouring pages and the ORL Library Birding Backpacks to explore our wonderful birds of the valley. Books available for signing and purchase from the author. Registration appreciated; Drop-in welcome.

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Paws 4 Stories

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dog wearing a kerchief
Salmon Arm
Display Wall
Do you want to hang out with the sweetest dog ever? Come meet Rolo at the Salmon Arm library. Rolo is a miniature poodle and a certified St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog. He loves to be read to, petted and talked to. Rachel, his human, is also there to answer questions you may have about Rolo, therapy dogs, and more.

You can sign up for one-on-one sessions or drop-in and see if Rolo and Rachel are free for a chat.
 
**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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Saturday Family Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Movement Story Time
Lake Country
Come along on Saturday mornings for stories, puppets, songs, and rhymes. We welcome the whole family to join in the fun! Stay & Play after every story time 11:00-12:00.
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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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Storytime in the Park

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Princeton
Veteran's Square
Join us for some library fun, in the park! Come to Veteran's Park for stories, songs, and dancing!
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The Bug Guys Pets and Exotics

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Iguana.
Summerland
Meeting Place
A special presentation from The Bug Guys to help us kick off Summer Reading Club 2024
Recommended for children ages 6 and up.

This popular program will fill up quickly, registration is required

Reptiles, birds and other exotic animals will be visiting the Summerland branch for a fun and educational program. 

Sign up for Summer Reading Club begins after the program.
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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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Intergenerational STEM afternoon

11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Rutland
Community Room
Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (WWEST) with integrative STEM Teams Advancing Networks of Diversity (iSTAND) and Okanagan Regional Library are pleased to be hosting an afternoon of hands-on learning with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities for families of all ages. Participants will move through a series of self guided stations supported by our instructors.

Activities: Ozobots and Coding / Neuron Beading and Biology / Rollercoasters / Things That Fly / Harmonicas
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Artist Circle: Art Exploration for All

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sicamous
Library
Get creative! We will have an assortment of art supplies for you to use to create some original works of art. This is a free, drop-in program.
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Family-Friendly Foraging

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Spring Plant and Seed Swap
Lake Country
Everyone is welcome at this exciting and informative Library Community Talk on Family-Friendly Foraging! Local author and foraging expert Mikaela Cannon will describe foraging safely with kids, proper plant identification, and how to keep the plant community safe while finding food in the wile. Books available for sale and signing. A little musical entertainment, Treebird, will be along as well!
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