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TinkerCAD Contest: Organize it!

Sunday, February 28, 2021
TinkerCAD Contest - Organize It
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TinkerCAD Contest

All Ages - Kids, Teens, & Adults

Submit your best TinkerCAD 3D design to us for a chance to get it printed on our MakerBot!

This Season's Challenge: Make something… to ORGANIZE IT!

Need a pencil holder? Design it! Need a container for little objects? Design your own! We just might print it for you!


Sign up for TinkerCAD at www.tinkercad.com (it’s free!)

  • Make your most awesomest design ever

  • Submit your design to our Maker Crew

  • The best design for the Kids, Teens, and Adults categories will get their design printed with our MakerBot Pro!

Starts: December 18, 2020

Deadline: February 28, 2021

Submit your design to: westside@orl.bc.ca

Checklist of a print:

  • Made in TinkerCAD: Original design and not copyrighted

  • No bigger than 20 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm

  • If sliced the max print time is 6 hours (our TAs will slice)

Do:

  • Keep on theme

  • Have at least 2 cm of surface area touching the build plate

  • Have thinnest part of your design more than 2 mm thick

As usual:

  • No weapons

  • Family friendly

  • Made with PLA

  • Printed in a single colour

  • The print slicer and printer will be Makerbot

New to TinkerCAD? Watch our demonstration of 3D Modeling Basics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4srBEyuIbw.


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Hard Cover - Podcast Episode on Science Fiction

Sunday, February 28, 2021
Hard Cover
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Hard Cover - A zany, informative podcast about books, libraries and librarians

Want to find new reading material, hear about library stuff, and have a chuckle at the same time? Join us once a month as we talk genres and make dorky jokes.

Episode 1: Science Fiction and Time Travel

Listen online at: https://anchor.fm/orl-podcast or on Spotify

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Read Woke Challenge

Friday, May 28, 2021
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READ WOKE CHALLENGE

Downtown Kelowna, Vernon and Salmon Arm Branches

Teens 13+

February 1 to May 28

Visit webpage for more info: orl.bc.ca/teen-read-woke

Grow your wokeness and win prizes by reading outstanding books by diverse authors. Are you up for the challenge?

WHAT’S A WOKE BOOK

  • Challenges a social norm
  • Seeks to challenge the status quo
  • Gives voice to the voiceless
  • Provides information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  • Has a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Participate by picking up a Read Woke Brochure at the Downtown Kelowna, Vernon or Salmon Arm Branch.

2. Complete Badges by reading woke books and writing reviews about them. 

3. Win prizes! The first 10 readers to complete 3 Badges gets a Read Woke T-Shirt! For every Badge get a draw ticket for a chance to win a book or other small prizes!

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Get Crafty: Bookend Magic

Monday, March 08, 2021
Bookend Magic
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Get Crafty: Bookend Magic 

What fictional words do you loveShow the magic of your favourite book setting by creating a diorama bookend.  

 

Be creative-:Use what materials you can 

  • papercraft 

  • Play-Doh  

  • Dollar store toys  

  • Nature like pinecones  

 

Challenge: 

  • Your family and friends to also complete the challenge 

Share: 

  • Email pictures to contest@orl.bc.ca 

  • Post a photo to the library’s Facebook event 

  • Share on your own social media with your friends 

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Let's Build: Fantasy Animal & Enclosure

Sunday, February 28, 2021
Fantasy Animal Enclosure
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Let’s Build:  Fantasy Animal & Enclosure

 

Create a fantasy animal, then design and build an enclosure for it using any materials you have at home. Determine what is unique about your creature: what special features must your enclosure have in order to feed, house and entertain and keep your animal safe?

 

Want a greater challenge:  Include a viewing platform for the public to discover your animal and provide the food and shelter it requires.

 

Share pictures of your Fantasy Animal and its enclosure at contest@orl.bc.ca 


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Get Writing: Creative Journaling

Monday, March 08, 2021
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Combine writing and art. This is a challenge to do it at home with whatever resources you have. To be entered in a draw send a picture of your journalling to contest@orl.bc.ca
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Let's Create: Box Hockey Rink

Sunday, March 07, 2021
Box Hockey Arena
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Let’s Create:  Box Hockey Rink


Create a Hockey Rink in a box.

Make a game:

·        Create players. How would you move the puck? Maybe a straw to blow? Or a skewer to spin?

·        Too easy?  Add details to your rink: a scoreboard, time clock, lines, goal nets

·        Need more of a challenge?  Play another member of your family to test your skill.

 

Share pictures of your Hockey Rink in a box  at contest@orl.bc.ca 


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Trivia Master: Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novels

Monday, March 15, 2021
Trivia Master
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Do you love realistic middle school graphic novels? See how well you know Raina Telgemeier’s writing.

Challenge:

·         Go to https://kahoot.it/challenge/08184869?challenge-id=80d3f7c1-23ea-4bb9-a451-f91a9d1b3c61_1608244459442 and do the quiz

·         Challenge your friends to beat your score

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Online Winter Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Winter Story Time Penguin
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 Wonderful stories, rhymes and songs will keep the family dancing, singing and learning together!

This Online Family Story Time will be brought to you through Zoom. You will need a device and internet to participate.  Join the fun online from the comfort and safety of home.

Registration is required. Please register all family members attending under one name. When you register you will receive an email with the Zoom link. 

Please log in 5 minutes before Story Time starts

  • Saturdays at 10:30 am
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The Readers: Conversations about Books

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Are you looking to connect with other readers, learn about new books, or share your opinions? The Readers is a program connect with others and discuss books and reading with fellow book lovers.  To help the discussion flow, 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 online here or call 778-658-6394 or email access@orl.bc.ca to receive the conference line phone number and access code.

Tuesday afternoons from 2:00pm-3:00pm.

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Engineering Club - Gusty Anemometers

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Virtual Engineering Club - >Gusty Anemometers


This event will take place on-line using Zoom. 
Information on how to log onto Zoom will be emailed to you after you have registered for the event. 

Materials Needed:

  • Ruler
  • Double-sided tape
  • Masking tape
  • Ping Pong Ball
  • Protractor
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paper Clip
  • Push Pin
  • Adhesive Putty
  • String
  • Paint Brush
  • Pencil
  • Shoe Box
  • Coloured Paper
  • Plastic Bag
  • Thick Cardboard
  • Pebbles
  • Straw
  • Wooden Skewer

 

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Online Pyjama Story Time with Judy

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Fall Rhyme Time
All Locations

Don’t forget your Stuffie as you snuggle up for Pyjama Story Time featuring longer books, Puppets, songs and rhymes. 

Brought to you by Judy from Kelowna through Zoom

Registration is Required. 

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Online Winter Story Time with Ardie

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Winter Story Time Penguin
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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 Zoom. Registration is Required. 

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Online Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Stories and songs with Stephanie from Vernon
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Classics Weekly Book Club: Middlemarch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Welcome to Classics Weekly, a virtual book club where we tackle a classic novel together and meet online every Thursday to discuss what we’ve read. Middlemarch is widely considered to be both a literary masterpiece and, according to Virginia Woolf, "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people." We will be meeting online every week from Jan 7 - March 11 to discuss Eliot's novel of provincial life.

Middlemarch is available in a variety of formats from the ORL catalogue: https://www.orl.bc.ca

Online registration is required. We will be meeting virtually via Zoom. You will need a computer, smartphone or tablet and WiFi connection to participate. Please ensure your email address is entered correctly, as we will be sending you the Reading Schedule via email. You will be emailed the link to participate a few days before the event.
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Intro to Coding Club: First-Timers' Class

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Technical Tutoring
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Every Thursday | 5:00-5:30pm | Ages 8-12+

Prerequisite class to our Online Coding Club. First-timer? During this 30-min Introduction meeting, we will get you started, show the development platforms and familiarize you with the coding tools, so you feel excited. prepared and confident!

Registration Required. Please join our waitlist if the registration is full. We will add additional programs as the demand requires. If registered, you will be sent a link on the day of the program to join in with one of the library's Tech Assistants.
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Online Coding Club

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Intro to Coding
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Every Thursday | 5:30-6:30pm | Ages 8-12+

Join our Online Coding Club, a fun and interactive coding program for 8 to 12+ year-olds! We learn, create, develop and play together!

Registration Required. Please join our waitlist if the registration is full. We will add additional programs as the demand requires. If registered, you will be sent a link on the day of the program to join in with one of the library's Tech Assistants. If you are a first-timer, we invite you to our Intro to Coding program at 5 pm for a 30-min class before the main meeting.
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Story time in French

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
L'Heure du conte
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A funny French program of stories, rhymes, songs and puppets. Fun guaranteed!

Un programme amusant des contes, comptines, chansons et marionnettes. Plaisir garanti!

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Online Board Game Design Workshop

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Unplug and Play
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Thursdays in March, 7:00-8:30pm PST TIME ZONE

Ages 14+. Registration Required. 

Want to learn how to design your own board games? Join us online for this virtual workshop series.

At this workshop series you will learn the ins-and-outs of board game design with local board game designer Jonathan Thwaites from OOMM Board Games. Each week he will cover a different topic that anyone can learn from no matter their experience or stage of design.

You'll be sent an email with instructions on how to connect to the Zoom Meeting when you register. 

  • March 4: Taking an idea and making your first prototype
  • March 11: Rapid Iteration and interpreting feedback
  • March 18: Making professional quality prototypes and Talking to Artists
  • March 25: Self Publishing or Working with a Publisher
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Online Story Time with Judy

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Winter Story Time
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Fun stories, rhymes, puppets and songs to keep the family dancing, singing and learning together.

This Online Family Story Time will be brought to you through Zoom.  

Registration is Required.

Brought to you by Judy from Kelowna





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Sign with Me Story Time (ASL)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Enjoy story time while learning American Sign Language. Join in for stories, rhymes and games. Presented in both American Sign Language and English. 

Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation

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ASL Basics for Kids

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
All Locations

Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Now is the time! Learn the basics of American Sign Language and gain exposure to deaf culture in a fun, engaging, creative way. Your experienced teacher will use rhymes, stories, and games to help you learn a new language.

There are 4 classes in this program: February 6, 20, March 6, 20

at 10:30-11:30AM (PST) / 11:30-12:30PM (MST)

Your Zoom meeting invitation will be emailed to you once you register.

This is a very popular program, please be sure you can commit to attending all classes before you register.

 

Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation.

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Online Winter Story Time

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Winter Story Time Penguin
All Locations

 Wonderful stories, rhymes and songs will keep the family dancing, singing and learning together!

This Online Family Story Time will be brought to you through Zoom. You will need a device and internet to participate.  Join the fun online from the comfort and safety of home.

Registration is required. Please register all family members attending under one name. When you register you will receive an email with the Zoom link. 

Please log in 5 minutes before Story Time starts

  • Saturdays at 10:30 am
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Read & Move!

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dancing Mice
All Locations
A fun program of stories, dance, music, movement activities. A playful and joyful Story Time!
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The Readers: Conversations about Books

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All Locations

Are you looking to connect with other readers, learn about new books, or share your opinions? The Readers is a program connect with others and discuss books and reading with fellow book lovers.  To help the discussion flow, 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 online here or call 778-658-6394 or email access@orl.bc.ca to receive the conference line phone number and access code.

Tuesday afternoons from 2:00pm-3:00pm.

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