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Author Reading: Donna White

Come hear Donna White discuss her new book Bullets, Blood & Stones: the journey of a child soldier on Saturday, January 7 at 2:30pm. Due to mature themes, this program is geared for ages 12 and up. African people Samburu, Kenya

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December LEGO: Winter Wonderland

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December LEGO Club was a blast! We didn’t really stick with the Winter Wonderland theme, but that’s the joy of free-building. You can go where your imagination takes you.

Next LEGO Club will be on Thursday, January 26 at 3:30. Registration will open on January 12.

Happy Holidays!

 

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Fall 2016 Lego Club (Updated)

LEGO Club is for ages 5-12. Next time we meet is:

December 8 Theme: Winter Wonderland

Registration begins November 24, 2016, click HERE to register.

November’s gathering was a lot of fun. Not only did we have LEGO, but we also got to play with KEVA planks. Thanks Science World for donating the planks to the ORL!

November’s theme was I Remember. See if you can find creations that followed the theme.

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And here are pictures from our September (Pirates & Desert Islands) and October (Zombie Thanksgiving) gatherings.

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Booksmack & Marshmallow Club

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This hilarious club is for ages 9-14 and is at 3:30 on the first Thursday of each month from October through December.

Here’s how the club works… Everyone gets a chance to share a book in 30 seconds or less. If the timer goes before the speaker finishes talking, we all get to throw a marshmallow at the speaker. After the book sharing and marshmallow throwing/eating, we play fun games like Quelf and Minute-To-Win-It.

Our final program for the fall is:

December 1- Registration begins November 17, 2016, click HERE to register.

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SRC Winners & School Percentages

And the GRAND PRIZE winners are….Mikaila and Tomi!

Mikaila won the GoPro Camera, and Tomi won the Razor Scooter. Congratulations Mikaila and Tomi!

Thank you Friends of the Library for funding these prizes.

A huge congratulations to Bastion Elementary for having the highest percentage of students sign up for SRC this past summer. Here’s what the breakdown looks like:

  • Bastion: 34%
  • Salmon Arm West: 27%
  • Hillcrest: 23%
  • Shuswap Middle School: 22%
  • South Broadview: 17%
  • Ranchero: 16%
  • North Canoe: 15%

Thank you to all teachers, teacher librarians and all educators for promoting Summer Reading Club. We had over 100 more students register this year than we had last year. Yay!

 

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Summer Reading Club 2016: Book a Trip!

I’m a little late posting these pictures, but better late than never, right?

Here is a peek at some of the fun SRC programs that we had at the library this summer.

Uncle Chris the Clown is the best clown EVER! He’s not scary, he’s very funny, and he does magic. Okay, so he doesn’t actually do the magic correctly, but the kids are great at showing him how it’s done. 🙂

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For our animal lovers, the SPCA helped us discover all the horrible things that could happen if an exotic animal was let loose in our community. They also helped us decide which rodent would make the best pet. Which do you think would make the best pet: a hamster, a guinea pig, a mouse or a rat? Did you guess rat? Then you would be correct!!

The Okanagan Science Centre opened our eyes to the amazing world that exists beyond what our normal eyes can see.

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Then we had our local Japanese art guru (Eiko) teach us some amazing Origami and Japanese Calligraphy.

Here is Origami for ages 9-12.

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Here is Origami for ages 5-8.

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And here is Japanese Calligraphy for ages 9-18.

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Did you wonder how our weekly Booksmacks turned out? Well they were a ton of fun! There was a great group of youth who showed up, wonderful books shared and many marshmallows tossed (and eaten). It was hard to determine which was more fun- the book sharing & marshmallow throwing or the games we played after. Here are some pictures of us playing Quelf and Minute-To-Win-It (two of our favourite games). See if you can figure out which pictures belong to the Cookie Face Minute-To-Win-It challenge. The name of the game is to move the cookie from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands. Pretty funny, eh?!

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We had many other exciting programs which, sadly, didn’t get photographed (due to unreliable cameras).

Thanks to everyone who took part in SRC 2016. And thank you to our Friends of the Library who funded our activities and prizes. We had another great summer!

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April Lego 2016: Minions

Google’s definition of minion: “A follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one.”

Everyone had a blast creating something ‘Minion’ themed. Even the parents got involved!