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Saturday, December 16 from 3:00-4:00.
Registration is required. Space is limited so register early. Click HERE to register.
This is a FREE program and all supplies are provided.
Do you enjoy DIY projects? Want to make your gifts for friends and family this year? Then sign up for our annual Teen DIY Holiday Gift event!
Some available projects are:
Black-Out Poetry & Art
Santa/ Reindeer Cocoa Kits
Rice Bag Heating Pads
Tuesday, December 19 at 3:30
Registration is required. Click HERE to register.
Hey Tweens! Try your hand at some fun holiday origami. Who knows? You might even be able to use your creative folding skills to make some fun gifts for your friends and family.
Space is limited so be sure to register early.
Come release your inner genius with self-guided play based learning using Lego, Keva Planks, Meccano, Magformers and more! For ages 5 - 12.
Thursday, December 7 from 3:00 - 4:00
Thursday, January 25 from 3:00-4:00
A little bit of this and a little bit of that: stories, singing, dancing, puppets and lots of fun and laughter for kids of all ages and stages. All library storytimes are free - just drop in! For more information about our children's programs, please contact the Salmon Arm Branch at 250-832-6161, or email Ardie at firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is geared for ages 18 months to 2 years but all ages are welcome.
Winter programs run each Thursday at 10:30 from January 25 through March 15. There will be no Toddler Time during Spring Break.
Spring programs are at 10:30 on Thursdays from April 5 through May 17.
This program is geared for ages 3 to 6 years, but all ages are welcome.
Fall story time for 2017 runs from September 27 through December 9 on Wednesdays at 10:30AM and Saturdays at 3:30PM.
Winter story time for 2018 runs from January 20 through March 17 on Wednesdays at 10:30AM and Saturdays at 3:30PM. There will be no story time programs during Spring Break.
Spring Story Time programs are on Wednesdays at 10:30 and Saturdays at 3:30 from April 4 though May 19.
This program runs one Friday a month at 6:00PM and is geared for ages 3 to 6 years. All ages are welcome.
Friday, December 8
Friday, February 23
Friday, March 16
Friday, April 6
Friday, May 11
Pictures from past programs and Summer Reading Club events can be found at our Salmon Arm Kids in the Library blog at https://salibrarykids.wordpress.com/
Our Youth Services Librarian, Ardie, will be regularly updating this blog with news about children's programs and special events. We welcome your comments and suggestions!
Friday Night Knitting
Informal drop-in knitting group for all experience levels. Come share your projects and your ideas!
Take an afternoon break and be part of the discussion for these books. Drop in, no registration required. We will have some copies of the books available to borrow, but we can't guarantee a copy will always be available. Refreshments will be served. Meetings start at 2:30.
January 20 - In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje gives us his spin on the Canadian immigrant experience, in this novel set in Toronto in the 1920s and 1930s. He also introduces two characters who later appear in The English Patient. This is being adapted for a film by Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire.
So the title gives you a pretty good idea of what follows in the book. But to further whet your appetite, the book also involves explosives, an evil elephant, and Stalin (not necessarily in that order).
The narrator of McEwan’s latest exercise in psychological mystery is a nearly full-term fetus. That in itself should get the discussion going! Publishers Weekly notes “this gem resembles a sonnet the narrator recalls hearing his father recite: brief, dense, bitter, suggestive of unrequited and unmanageable longing, surprising, and surprisingly affecting”.
For those who enjoy historical fiction, you may want to try this story of a Quaker father and widower in early 19th century Virginia, and the challenge to his conscience when he purchases a slave. Quill and Quire call the book “a powerful perspective on pains and oppressions that are specific to a time and place, though it reverberates into the present in uncomfortable ways.”
Whether you want suggestions on a good book to read, or need assistance with in-depth research, our Reference staff can help you. We can draw upon our Reference collection, which includes many print and digital resources not freely available on the internet (such as vehicle repair manuals, legal reference works, and directories).
Drop by, give us a call (250-832-6161, ext. 5821) or send us an email at email@example.com.
Looking for some inspiration on what to read next? Ask our staff for suggestions on good books or authors to read, movies or TV series to watch, or music to listen to. If you’re browsing in the library, we also have displays on various topics.
We display art work from local artists and artist groups in the community. Please contact the Branch Head Librarian if you are interested in displaying your work in the library.
If you need assistance downloading eBooks and other digital content to your tablet or eReader, we can help!
Phone us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can schedule an individual, one-to-one appointment with you.
Click here for more information about our digital resources, such as eBooks, or magazines you can download to your tablet for free!
We have 7 Internet stations you can use for free; you just need an ORL library card to log on the computers.
We also have a printer (25 cents/page, black and white copies).Our computers have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), as well as Google Earth, and access to subscription services such as Ancestry, Alldata (vehicle repair), BC Codes (BC Plumbing and Fire Codes), and Grant Connect (a fundraising/grants website).
Our photocopier does double-sided copying, as well as enlarging/reducing.
Copies are 25 cents/page, and are black and white.
You can also scan documents with our photocopier, and email as a PDF copy. Scanning is free, but you have to deposit a quarter to activate the menu.
Staff are available if you need assistance.
If you are taking a course, and need to have an exam invigilated/proctored, one of our librarians can do this.
Click here for more information on exam invigilation.
Call us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at email@example.com.
We can provide an introduction to the library or tailor the visit around a project/assignment. Contact us today to see how we can help your class. To book a free tour for kids call us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups of adults can enjoy a tour at the library too! ESL classes, retirement homes, book clubs and more can contact us for further information.To book a free tour for adults call us at 250-832-6161 ext. 5821 or email us at email@example.com.
Salmon Arm's Friends of the Library group was formed in 1998. The Friends support the library through advocacy and fundraising, such as organizing two book sales a year, in January and June. Book sale proceeds help sponsor library programs such as author visits and special children's programs and contests. The Friends have donated several furnishings for the library,including our lounge chairs and the loveseat in the children's area. Friends also volunteer with the library's Homebound delivery program.
The next Book Sale will be June 22 and 23, 2018
Meetings are held in April, September and November.
The next meeting is Monday, November 20 at 2:00, in the Piccadilly Mall Board Room (just past InView Optical)
Friends of the Library have recently helped fund:
The Friends are actively looking for new members who would like to support the Salmon Arm and South Shuswap ORL Branches. If you love the library, and have time to help, please contact Branch Head Librarian James Laitinen at 250-832-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org