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Come release your inner genius with self-guided play based learning using Lego, Keva Planks, Meccano, Magformers and more! For ages 5 - 12.
Tuesday, September 19 from 3:00 - 4:00
Thursday, October 12 from 3:00 - 4:00
Thursday, November 9 from 3:00 - 4:00
Thursday, December 7 from 3:00 - 4:00
Summer Reading Club runs from June 20 through September 4. Come to the library on Tuesday, June 20 or any time after to register for summer reading club. The club options this year are:
All clubs are free to join.
Drop by the library each week to participate in our In Library contests for a chance to win a book.
Book Trailer Film Festival
Create an original 2 minute book trailer or write a short fan story based on a book you love. Best entry wins an exclusive prize basket! email entries to email@example.com or drop them off at the library before Saturday, September 2.
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.
Fall programs run each Thursday at 10:30 from September 28 through December 7 .
This program is geared for ages 3 to 6 years, but all ages are welcome.
Fall story time runs from September 27 through December 9 on Wednesdays at 10:30AM and Saturdays at 3:30PM.
This program runs one Friday a month at 6:00PM and is geared for ages 3 to 6 years. All ages are welcome.
Friday, September 29
Friday, October 27
Friday, November 17
Friday, December 8
Friday, January 26
Friday, February 23
Friday, March 16
Friday, April 27
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!
Learn more about wills, powers of attorney, Representation Agreements, and Medical Assistance in Dying. Nidus (www.nidus.ca) is a non-profit BC organization specializing in personal planning. Registration is required; see below for details.
This presentation gives an overview of Representation Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and Wills. Learn how Personal Planning is different from Estate Planning. Find out where to get the legal forms and how to register them after they are completed.
Click here to register, or register by phone (250-832-6161) or in-branch.
Learn how to complete a Representation Agreement form as provided on the Nidus website. Who can be your witnesses? Who else has to sign? Watch the steps for registering the completed document with the Personal Planning Registry.
This presentation will discuss: Representation Agreements, Medical Assistance in Dying, Living Wills and Wishes that Don’t Backfire, Physicians Orders (DNR and the MOST forms), Hospice/Palliative Care, Organ or Body Donation, Burial or Cremation wishes.
Click here to register, or register by phone (250-832-6161) or in-branch.
This presentation will be based on common questions and concerns on making a will and settling an estate. Individuals are welcome to send questions in advance. To email your question, put ‘FAQ Wills & Estates’ in the email subject line and send to email@example.com
Author Reading - Chris Czajkowski
Join celebrated author Chris Czajkowski as she reads from her latest book Harry: A Wilderness Dog Saga. Or maybe Harry will be talking about his wilderness adventures with Chris? Chris has lived off the grid for over 30 years in the BC wilderness, and her many books chronicle her experiences as a wilderness dweller.
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.
In honour of the Boys of Summer, we present this highly-acclaimed novel about a single off-kilter baseball pitch that ends up adversely affecting 5 different people.
What relevance does Orwell's classic (originally published in 1949) have in today's world?
The latest from the Booker Prize winning author of Life of Pi. The Globe and Mail calls the book "gleefully bizarre, genuinely thrilling and entirely heartbreaking"
Are you a fan of TV's The Big Bang Theory? You might find something similar to like in this hilarious novel about socially inept scientist trying to find a wife.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 in January 2018
Meetings are held 5 times a year in January, April, June, September and November.
The next meeting is Monday, September 11 at 2:00 at the South Shuswap branch (Blind Bay Market)
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 email@example.com