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Calendar of Mission Branch Events
Kids! Imagine the Possibilities of the Summer Reading Club!
Come into the Mission Library Branch and join the Summer Reading Club or, for younger children, Read-to-Me. Sign up for the exciting summer programs, enter great contests, and pick up your reading log package. Details are under the "Youth" tab below.
Everyone! Visit us at the Mission library branch.
Please take some time to review our many programmed events. All programs at the Mission library branch are free of charge. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times.
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Develop your baby's language and literacy skills with songs, rhymes and finger plays. Suitable for parents with children up to two years old.
Tuesdays, 10:15 - 10:45 AM - Sept. 10 - Dec. 10, 2019
Toddlertime is a fun and active storytime that includes books, songs, flannelboard and puppets! Engage with your toddler in a memorable library experience. Suitable for children 18 months to 3 years of age.
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM - Sept. 11 - Dec 11, 2019
Feel free to wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite stuffie as you join us for an evening of interactive stories, songs and rhymes. September 11th through December 11th.
Wednesday evenings from 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Join us September 12th through December 12th for Preschool Story Time. Have fun with your preschooler and help them get ready to read with stories, songs and rhymes.
Thursdays, 10:15 AM -10:45 AM
Children from toddlers to kindergarteners will enjoy stories, rhymes and songs promoting early language and literacy skills. September 14th through December 14th.
Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
The BC Summer Reading Club is a free literacy program designed to engage school-aged children with libraries and reading throughout the summer. We strive to do so in a way that is fun, educational, inclusive and community-oriented.
The Read-to-Me club is for children who are not ready to read on their own. It runs until the end of August. Children are given a reading record in which they colour in a picture for every day that someone does an early literacy activity with them: reading, talking, singing, or playing. They receive one sticker at the library for every 7 days of activities and can earn a special ribbon for a completed reading record! Prizes and activities are offered to this age group as well. Join us at the Mission Branch Library each Wednesday morning in July at 10:15 am for 30 minutes of stories and songs.
After you sign up for Summer Reading Club or Read-to-Me at the Mission library, or online at mySRC.ca you are welcome to join us for these great events. Some events require registration.
Bubble Wonders Show - Thursday, July 4 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Geoff Atkins' Bubble Wonders Show is fun, inspiring, and educational, captivating both young and old. Bubble Wonders is full of amazing bubble tricks that will leave you believing that anything is possible! Drop-in.
STEAM Project - Hovercraft - Thursday, July 11 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Do you think you could build a hovercraft powered by nothing but air? How about a miniature spaceship? Supplies provided – Scientists needed! Register here.
Wild Things Puppet Show - Wednesday, July 17 from 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Take a walk on the wild side with this puppet version of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. There might even be a wild rumpus! The Giant Jumperee will round out the program. Drop-in
Gizmos and Gadgets – Air Powered - Thursday, July 18 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
The creative Tech Assistants for the ORL will engage you in a hands-on experience that will include demonstration, experimentation and problem solving with some great gizmos and gadgets! Register here.
LEGO and KEVA - Fridays, July 19 and August 16 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Join us for a LEGO adventure! We provide the LEGO and you provide the creativity. We will challenge you to build our theme "Imagine the Possibilities!" Bring your camera to capture your project, which will be displayed in the Library during the summer.
It's a Small World Thursday, July 25 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM and 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
How do organisms interact with their environment? Become a scientist and discover wild pond life. Prepare microscope slides with pond water to detect protists, animals, plant matter, and bacteria.
Pico's Puppet Palace - Thursday, August 1 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Be prepared to imagine new possibilities with Pico and his friends in the Story of the Golden Lagoon. Please join us for this amazing Puppet Show with live music and audience participation. Drop-in.
Stop Motion Animation - Thursday, August 8 from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Imagine the possibility of making your own mini-movie with the ORL Tech assistants as your guides. Be creative, have fun, and share your animation with others. Register here.
"Imagine the Impossibilities!" Magic Show - Thursday, August 15 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Join Leif David for magic, storytelling, comedy, and tons of audience participation! Leif has created a magic show of incredible impossibilities! Drop-in
Teens & Tweens
All youth programs are FREE.
Teens! Tell us about your great summer reads and you could win a prize. It's easy:
1. Read some great books. 2. Drop by the Mission branch of the library. 3. Write a brief review of each book on a "Book Recommendation" form. 4. Place your reviews in our draw box. 5. Wait for prize announcement in early September.
More Teen and Tween programs for Fall 2019 will be posted in August.
Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm. Knitters and crocheters of all abilities are welcome. Please bring needles, yarn and a project to work on.
It's free! Just drop in!
Please join us each month for a lively discussion of that month's title on:
Sit by the fireplace and enjoy coffee, treats, and great conversation.
There will be copies of the next book handed out at each meeting.
July 17 and 18 - Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
August 21 and 22 - The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Sept. 18 and 19 - Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
Oct. 16 and 17 - Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Nov. 20 and 21 - The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family by Lindsay Wong
Dec. 18 and 19 - Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Sundays, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Mission library branch is happy to welcome class visits to the library for children and teens. We can provide an introduction to the library, or tailor a visit around a class project or assignment. Contact us to see how we can help your class. To book your free class visit, call Mission Library at 250-764-2254.
The library is a great resource to enjoy with your family or friends, before or after sporting events.Drop by the library on your next trip to the Capital News Centre or H2O! The Mission library branch is conveniently located inside the Capital News Centre, which features two arenas, two indoor soccer fields, a walking track, a gym and many outdoor playing fields. Next door is H2O, an aquatic and exercise facility with water slides, a wave pool, indoor river and lane swimming. Free parking!
The Kelowna Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, is registered under the Society Act of British Columbia. Persons interested in libraries are encouraged to volunteer with Friends as we support the downtown Kelowna, Mission & Rutland branches through our fundraising book sales and joint activities.
Funds raised significantly support Summer Reading Club and year-round programming for babes to toddlers to teens plus guest speakers & events for adults, and enhanced facilities at the three branches. Towards their various year-round book sales, Kelowna Friends accept donations of gently used books to their sorting house at #114 - 2476 Westlake Road, West Kelowna (next to the Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital). Volunteers are on duty to review and accept items at the house only on Fridays, 9:00 to 11:30 am, except on public holidays and book sale Fridays. There is no book drop-off at other times.
Kelowna Friends' major fundraiser, the Great Okanagan Book Sale, takes place in November each year. The Kelowna Friends sponsor an endowment fund with the Central Okanagan Foundation.
For volunteer and donation information, please visit www.kelownafol.ca, or email Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Directors of Kelowna Friends of the Library hold meetings rotated between the three branch libraries, at 5:30 pm on the second Monday of each month. No board meetings are held in July & August. The society's AGM is held on a Saturday in late November.
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