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Break-In Bags

Friday, December 15, 2023
Ephemera
Lumby
Do you love escape rooms and puzzles? Then you're going to love a break-in bag! Think "Escape Room", except instead of trying to Break Out, you're trying to Break In! Solve 3 puzzles to find the numeric code that will open the lock and free your loot. We'll have a new puzzle each month, this fall.
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Hocus Pocus Escape Room

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Hocus Pocus Escape Room
Lumby
By the Fireplace
The Sanderson Sisters need one more ingredient to complete their magical potion. Your mission is to sneak into the Witch House and steal their spell book to thwart their evil plans once and for all!

Can you find a spell in the book that will make them disappear forever? You have one hour to find the ingredients for the spell and save the residents of Salem!

*Please contact the library to register a private time for this event.
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Craft & Art Supply Swap: Donation Drop-off

Friday, November 03, 2023
Salmon Arm
Do you have a closet full of craft materials that you’re never going to use? Or do you want to try something new but don’t want to invest a lot in new supplies? Join in our Craft & Art Supply Swap! 

Drop off items you’d like to donate to the swap from Sat Oct 21 - Fri Nov 3. Those who donate items will receive an early-bird ticket. The swap itself will be on Saturday Nov 4, with “early bird” access from 10-11am and general access from 11-3pm (or until all items are claimed). 


What types of craft and art supplies will we accept?

Any clean, good-condition art and craft related items that can be used to create! Including…

Art Supplies 
Examples: Watercolors, unopened artist paints (in tubes, acrylic or oil), paint brushes, crayons, pastels, pencils, pens, markers, paper, canvas, sketch books, collage and scrapbooking supplies, stickers, stamps, old postcards, etc.

Craft Supplies
Examples: Pipe cleaners, craft foam, feathers, unopened adhesives, glitter, wine corks, string, twine, plastic canvas, wire, jewelry making supplies ad tools, beads, clay, etc.

Fabric and Fiber Arts
Examples: Fabric, zippers, buttons, threads, sewing needles, ribbon, elastics, yarn, wool, felt, knitting needles, crochet hooks, felting tools, embroidery floss, pins, embroidery hoops.

Containers
Examples: Mason jars, decorative tins, coffee tins, Altoids tins, cigar boxes, beakers. Please ensure they are clean! Dirty containers will not be accepted.

Any items left at the end of the sale will be used by the library, donated, or discarded.
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Haunted Halloween Lab - Drop in Activities All Week

Saturday, October 28, 2023
Westside Learning Lab
Drop in activity on table tops to have fun with! 
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Favourite Reads Photo Contest

Thursday, November 30, 2023
Salmon Arm
Participate Online
It's time for our 3rd Annual Favourite Reads Photo Contest! Share a creative photo of your favourite book(s) for a chance to win prizes! Bookface? Selfie? Shelfie? It’s up to you! 

Entries accepted Nov 1-30. All ages may participate! Email photo submissions to sareference@orl.bc.ca. 

Winners randomly selected. By submitting photos, you acknowledge photos may be used by ORL on social media, library displays, and website. Must be able to pick up prize from the Salmon Arm branch.
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Teen Take-and-Make

Thursday, November 30, 2023
Rediscover Your Library
Lumby
Pop into the library and grab a take-and-make kit made just for you! While supplies last.
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Valentines for Veterans

Friday, November 10, 2023
Salmon Arm
Spread a little kindness this November by making a Valentine for a Veteran! 

Each year, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) invites Canadians to make Valentines for Veterans. VAC then distributes the valentines to Veterans in long-term care facilities across the country by February 14. Swing by our crafting station to make a valentine (or two or three!) and pop it into our library mailbox. We'll forward it to VAC for you!

All craft supplies provided. Here are some Valentine tips:

  1. Tell the Veteran why they are important, what you plan to do this year to remember our nation's proud military history, or the reason you want to wish them a Happy Valentine's Day.
  2. Thank the Veteran for his or her service, sacrifice and commitment to our country and citizens.
  3. Write a poem or include one of significance to Valentine's Day or to Veterans, such as "In Flanders Fields" or "Roses are Red."
  4. Avoid imagery that may be upsetting. Keep the message cheerful and grateful please!
  5. Valentines of all shapes, sizes, and colours are welcome. However, valentines that are greeting-card size are easier to package and distribute!
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Blackout Poetry

Thursday, December 21, 2023
A large pile of letters that appear to be cut out from a magazine.
Lumby
Use old library book pages to design a poem from the print. Display it on our teen bulletin board in exchange for a vinyl sticker!
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Blackout Poetry

Thursday, February 29, 2024
A large pile of letters that appear to be cut out from a magazine.
Lumby
Use old library book pages to design a poem from the print. Display it on our teen bulletin board in exchange for a vinyl sticker!
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Break-In Bags

Thursday, March 28, 2024
Doodles of robots, gears, rockets.
Lumby
Do you love escape rooms and puzzles? Then you're going to love a break-in bag! Think "escape room", except instead of trying to break out, you're trying to break in! Solve 3 puzzles to find the numeric code that will open the lock and free your loot. We'll have a new puzzle each month this spring.
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Artist of the Month: Bruce Borrowman

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
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Lumby
Enjoy the digital art of Bruce Borrowman in branch all month long. 

Name That Print: Come up with the winning name for the print on display and win it on January 23rd!
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Video & Photo Digital Conversion Station Out of Order

Sunday, January 07, 2024
Downtown Kelowna
Video & Photo Conversion Station
Due to equipment failure the Video & Photo Conversion Station is unavailable.  There is an available Video & Conversion station at the Westside Learning Lab just across the bridge in West Kelowna.  The address and phone number for the Westside Learning Lab is #216-525 Hwy 97 South West Kelowna and (778) 755-6235 respectively.
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Video & Photo Digital Conversion Station Out of Order

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Downtown Kelowna
Video & Photo Conversion Station
Due to equipment failure the Video & Photo Conversion Station is unavailable.  There is an available Video & Conversion station at the Westside Learning Lab just across the bridge in West Kelowna.  The address and phone number for the Westside Learning Lab is #216-525 Hwy 97 South West Kelowna and (778) 755-6235 respectively.
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Video & Photo Digital Conversion Station Out of Order

Monday, January 15, 2024
Downtown Kelowna
Video & Photo Conversion Station
Due to equipment failure the Video & Photo Conversion Station is unavailable.  There is an available Video & Conversion station at the Westside Learning Lab just across the bridge in West Kelowna.  The address and phone number for the Westside Learning Lab is #216-525 Hwy 97 South West Kelowna and (778) 755-6235 respectively.
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Unplug & Play

Saturday, January 27, 2024
Peachland
Library
Drop by the Peachland Library for some screen-free fun! There will be a variety of family friendly activities and games to enjoy.
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Unplug & Play Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, January 27, 2024
Yellow happy face holding a magnifying glass
Salmon Arm
Find the hidden images in the library and enter our Scavenger Hunt Draw for a chance to win a prize.  
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Unplug and Play

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Unplug and Play

Sunday, January 28, 2024
Four kids playing on and around a giant story book.
Lake Country
Unplug and Play!
Adventures in screen-free fun at the library.

Embrace screen-free play with fun at the library throughout Unplug and Play week! Drop in to read together, add to our art walls, colour and chill, or play with special equipment we'll have in. Bring the whole family! Don't forget to check out our regular programmes too!
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Unplug and Play Week at Mission Branch

Saturday, January 27, 2024
Text reads "Unplug and Play" over two children in a propeller plane.
Mission
Unplug and Play Week encourages children and families to unplug from their screens and explore different ways of spending time together. Be sure to stop by the library this week to enjoy some screen-free fun!
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Teen Take-and-Make Kits

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Red tote bag, Teen Take and Make Kits is written on the front.
Lumby
Pop into the library for a take-and-make kit designed just for you! While supplies last.
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Friends of the Library Magazine Sale

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Vernon
The Vernon Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual magazine sale, featuring magazines from 2022. Come on down and check out the amazing deals! All money is donated back to the library for programs.
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#Bookface Challenge

Thursday, March 28, 2024
A person holds up a book with the illustration of a face, making it look like the cover art is their own face.
Lumby
Snap a photo of your best #BookFace and send it to us for printing and a feature on our social media accounts. Possible books for generating images will be available in branch, or use your own. Winners will receive a prize! 
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Artist of the Month - Bev Danby

Thursday, March 28, 2024
Art by Bev Danby displayed on an easel.
Lumby
By the Fireplace
Bev Danby is a local, self-taught artist who has been painting since the age of 8 yrs old, alongside her mother. She has explored acrylics, oil pastels, and watercolour. Her landscapes are inspired by nature with a focus on colour and form. Pop down to the branch to enjoy a small sampling of her beautiful work!
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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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Spring Break Reading Challenge

Wednesday, April 03, 2024
Summerland
Pick up your "Monster Mayhem" reading challenge tracker at the library. During spring break, complete the reading challenges, then spin the wheel of chance to earn prizes!
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