Here’s a peek at some of the fun programs we’ve had at the library so far this summer.
Book Smack and STEAM
The kids all got a chance to talk about a book for 30 seconds. Most of them went over time and had marshmallows thrown at them to let them know their time was up. We then did a fun STEAM activity with KEVA Planks, Lego, and Ozobots. The kids created a city for the Ozobot and drew roads for it to follow. The team work and creativity was fun to see.
Geoff Aikens of Bubble Wonders came and showed us through his bubble presentation that Anything Is Possible!
The ORL Maker Crew showed us how a 3D printer and green screen work. We even got to try using a handheld 3D printer!
Opera Kelowna: The Joy of Song
We even had Opera in the library! Thank you Haley for a wonderful presentation and for singing to us.
Here’s a quick catch-up on our STEAM activities this past winter. We have had a great time building, creating and exploring with LEGO, KEVA Planks, Ozobots, Little Bits, Magformers and more. Here’s a photo journal of what we did.
The challenge was to build one of the 3 Little Pigs’ house and see if it could stand up to the Big Bad Wolf (a Sphero).
For S.T.E.A.M Adventures this month, the children and parents explored with Ozobots, Lego, Keva Planks and Magformers. A good time was had by all, and some marvelous problem solving and creative thinking occurred.
Next month’s S.T.E.A.M. Adventures gathering is on Thursday, February 22 at 3:00PM. Registration opens two weeks before.
It’s Unplug & Play week in Salmon Arm, and we are all having a marvelous time getting out and playing together. Leif David did a magic show at the library yesterday evening, and the turn out was amazing! Thank you LASS (Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society) for sponsoring this event!
Hope to see you all at other events throughout town!
For some of us, 30 seconds isn’t enough time to say all we want to say about a good book. However, it is long enough to get the audience curious enough to want to read it…while throwing marshmallows to get the speaker to stop talking.
This summer’s Books Smack & Marshmallow Toss has been filled with fast paced book reviews, fast pitched marshmallows, and hilarious Minute to Win It games.
Here are some Book Smackers playing the Minute to Win It game ‘Cookie Face’.
Colleen O’Hare, a volunteer from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada- Okanagan Centre, enthralled her audience with a wild trip through Space. We learned everything from Black Holes that don’t suck to gamma rays that rudely knock into each other. Now, we are all looking forward to the total eclipse of the sun (not the heart) on August 21! (Yes, the technical term is Total Solar Eclipse, but I couldn’t resist the offhand nod to Bonnie Tyler.)
We had a great time with Andy the Musical Scientist on Monday. We were all impressed by the incredible instruments he created out of household items and amazed by the cools sounds he made with them. Summer programs at the library have kicked off to a great start!
Check our website if you are interested in learning more about our summer programs: http://www.orl.bc.ca/hours-locations/salmon-arm.