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Mystery Puzzle Bag

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Mystery Puzzle Bag
Armstrong

Families are invited on a new type of adventure as we break in to locked puzzle bags in this monthly, take-home activity.

Each month’s successful completion of the puzzle will give you a new chance to win our Family Night Prize Pack in December. The fun starts in July! Enroll now to reserve your kit.

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Take and Make Halloween Stake

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lumby
By the Fireplace
Pick up your kit from the library to create your own special Halloween Stake. All you need is glue and a pair of scissors.
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Toddler Time at Mission Branch

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Mission
Children's Area
Enjoy some lively interaction with your toddler! We encourage learning through stories, action songs, dancing, finger-plays, and puppets.
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Halloween Puppet Show at Downtown Kelowna Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pumpkin Picture Painting
Downtown Kelowna
Great Room

Ages 3-6 | Oct 27, 28, 30 | 10:30-11:00

Join us for a silly, spooky Halloween puppet show! Based on the picture book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman. Pick up your free tickets at the Children’s Information Desk starting Oct 14. All participants aged 5 and older will need to wear a mask.
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Online Story Time with Ardie

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
All Locations

Wonderful stories, rhymes and songs will keep the family dancing, singing and learning together! Brought to you by Ardie from Salmon Arm. 

This Online Family Story Time will be brought to you through TEAMS. Registration is Required. 

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Fall Story Time

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Peachland
Children’s Storytime Area
Story Time with Miss Judy!
Introduce your preschooler to a special story time with the focus on books and early literacy. There will be stories, rhymes, songs, fingerplays and most important, fun!
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Introduction to Tai Chi at Rutland

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tai Chi
Rutland
Community Room

Revitalize and renew yourself with an introduction to Tai Chi at the Rutland Library.  Tai Chi is a gentle, ancient practice used by millions to improve balance, focus and overall health.  We will explore the basics of healthy movement with a group of foundation exercises and a set of 17 Tai Chi moves.  Wear comfortable clothing and indoor shoes with low heels.

Registration required.

Instructors provided by the Canadian Tai Chi Academy.   

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Halloween Craft

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Halloween
Westbank
Meeting Room
Make a spooky Halloween craft !
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Teen Board Games

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Unplug and Play
Revelstoke
Meeting Room
For Teens : drop by the library after school on Wednesday and crush Catan, rule at Risk, and slam Speed Scrabble. 
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ESL Conversation Circles

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
People - Community Discussion
Vernon
Meeting Room
Newcomers will join to practice their English skills in a social, informal setting. The circles are led by a qualified ESL teacher. Provided by Vernon & District Immigrant & Community Services. 

Contact Amelia Sirianni to register. amelia.sirianni@vdicss.org
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Pajama Story Time

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Westbank
Children's Area
Wear your jammies, bring your teddy, and join us for a few cozy stories and songs. A simple take home craft included.
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TRC Calls to Action Reading Circle

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
People - Community Discussion
All Locations

From 2010 to 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission listened to and documented the experiences of survivors, families, communities and anyone personally affected by the Indian Residential School Experience. In June 2015 they published their final report, which outlined 94 Calls to Actions for Canadians.


Join us as we share in the collective reading of the 94 Calls to Action. The collective reading will help you become familiar with the Calls to Action. During the event, we will divide into groups with each participant having the opportunity to read several Calls to Action using a virtual “circle” format. There will be time for short pauses for reflection or comment.


TRC Calls to Action  

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Virtual YA Read Woke Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All Locations

Virtual YA Read Woke Book Club

Ages 14-24 | Online Program | Registration Required

Wednesdays, Oct 6 - Dec 22 | 6:30 – 7:30pm PST

Read outstanding diverse YA books with us! Each week we will read a few chapters of a book and meet virtually to discuss. There will be a monthly book prize draw.

Participants are responsible for loaning the books beforehand. If you need a hand placing holds or getting started with e-books please call your local branch. 

When you register for the book club you will receive additional instructions and the Teams meeting info.  

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Virtual Adult Film Club

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Virtual Film Club: Big Eyes
Summerland
Participate Online
Come join us this month for our online discussion of the film "Big Eyes" based on the amazing true story.
Please watch the film before the meeting by visiting the ORL website to access Kanopy Streaming Films or by picking up your DVD copy at the library.
Once registered you will receive an email with the information and Teams link to attend.
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Linking Literacy Story Time

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fall Story Time
Lumby
By the Fireplace
These programs may be up to 45 minute sessions filled with active stories, finger plays, rhymes and some physical learning. They are geared to toddlers and up to five years of age. Sessions are FREE, no registration is required. Just drop in and enjoy the fun on Thursdays at 9:00 am! We are limited to 11 participants due to capacity. Ages 5 and older must wear a mask. Thank you for your consideration.
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Mystery Puzzle Bag

10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Mystery Puzzle Bag
Armstrong

Families are invited on a new type of adventure as we break in to locked puzzle bags in this monthly, take-home activity.

Each month’s successful completion of the puzzle will give you a new chance to win our Family Night Prize Pack in December. The fun starts in July! Enroll now to reserve your kit.

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Pre-school Story Time at Mission Branch

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time Owls
Mission
Children's Area
Have fun while helping your preschooler to get ready to read. Come join us as we use puppets, felts, and books to tell stories, practice rhymes and sing songs.
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Rutland Toddler Time

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Time
Rutland
Community Room

Join us at the Rutland Library for fun songs and rhymes, bounces, tickles, fingerplays, instruments, and short picture bookfor toddlers.

Toddler Time is our interactive literacy program that helps grow the roots of a lifelong love of language. Bond with your toddler through play time, songs, books, and dance.

This program is recommended for toddlers from 18 months to 3 years of age. Caregiver participation is required.

Register for this FREE program. 

**Please note: For everyone's safety, social distancing will be in effect for the duration of this program **

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Baby Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Westbank
Children's Area
Enjoy special bonding time with your baby. Learn new songs, bounces, rhymes and fingerplays.
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Family Story Time at Salmon Arm Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fall Story Time
Salmon Arm
Meeting Room

Registration Required. 

Everyone 5 and older is required to remain masked. We encourage mask use for all ages. 

We have room for 4 families. Each spot is large enough for a family of  4 (2 adults and 2 children = 1 adult and 4 children). Please make sure an adult/caregiver remains sitting with the child(ren) for the whole program. You can let us know the size of your group when you register. 

Enjoy thirty minutes of songs, rhymes and stories. 

Story Time runs on Thursdays at 10:30AM and Saturdays at 3:30PM from October 2 - December 11.


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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Princeton
Library
Join us at the library for some stories, songs, and rhymes as we encourage and celebrate reading together! Come meet Krackle (the crow), Princeton Library's new Poet-in-Residence - he's sure to have some funny poems to share! Register by dropping in at the Princeton Library or calling 604-295-6495
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Halloween Puppet Show at Downtown Kelowna Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pumpkin Picture Painting
Downtown Kelowna
Great Room

Ages 3-6 | Oct 27, 28, 30 | 10:30-11:00

Join us for a silly, spooky Halloween puppet show! Based on the picture book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman. Pick up your free tickets at the Children’s Information Desk starting Oct 14. All participants aged 5 and older will need to wear a mask.
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Story Time at the Vernon library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Story Time
Vernon
Meeting Room
Hi, Welcome to Story Time with Steph, where you can enjoy stories, songs, puppets and more! ORL VE Branch meeting room.

To keep you safe we are only allowing 7 bubbles of up to 4 people attend at this time. Masks are required for adults and recommended for kids. Please do not attend if you or your children are feeling unwell or have had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID. 

Daycares are not able to attend in person but may request a virtual visit. 
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Toddler Time at Lake Country Library

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake Country
Library
Recommended for children 19-35 months and their caregiver.
Join us for songs, stories, rhymes and puppets.

For safety, there will be some changes to all programs:
This program is FREE but on-line registration is required.
*The adult caregiver is required to register.

Due to COVID19 restrictions, the number of participants will be limited
and family groups (of up to 4) will be socially distanced.
*Masks must be worn by everyone 5 years & older.

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Writer's Bloc

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Quill, Ink, and Books
Revelstoke
Meeting Room
Connect to other writers in a relaxed and mutually supportive setting: constructive feedback, shared opportunities, and fertile ground for creativity.
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