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LIBRARY Thompson-Nicola Regional

KAMLOOPS & NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARIES

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

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Kamloops Library

North Kamloops Library

100-465 Victoria Street Kamloops BC P: 250-372-5145 E: questions@tnrd.ca

693 Tranquille Rd Kamloops BC P: 250-554-1124 E: questions@tnrd.ca


SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS TUESDAY MAR 17 Paint Together Join us for a night of fun with paint, storytelling, and collaboration. We will read you a story and then you and your adult will work together to create a painting inspired by it! Our friends from the Kamloops Art Gallery will join in to teach us various painting techniques and every pair will come away with a unique and beautiful picture. Each child needs an accompanying adult. AGES 6-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 17 5:30-6:30PM TUE Registration Required (R) Escape the Library! The library brings you our version of an Exit Room. Race to find clues, solve puzzles, and unlock mysteries before the clock runs down! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. ALL AGES NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 17 30 minute sessions TUE 2:00-7:00PM Registration Required

WEDNESDAY MAR 18 (R) Ozobots Coding Camp Perfect for children who've never coded before, this program uses paper, markers, and our Ozobots robots to teach the concepts of how to code without using a computer. AGES 6-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 18 3:00-4:30PM WED Registration Required

(R) Minecraft Join together with other tweens to go on adventures and create new worlds! AGES 6-12 NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 18 3:30-4:30PM WED Registration Required Family Fort Night Come to the library to build a reading fort! Bring your family and flashlights we'll provide fort-building materials, books and a snack. Pajamas and pillows are welcome! Registration required. AGES Families NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 18 6:00-7:00PM WED Registration Required

THURSDAY MAR 19 (R) Escape the Library! The library brings you our version of an Exit Room. Race to find clues, solve puzzles, and unlock mysteries before the clock runs down! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. ALL AGES KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 19 30 minute sessions THU 2:00-7:00PM Registration Required Pyjama Storytime Grab your pjs and your teddies and join us for this special evening edition of Storytime! We’ll share stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes that the whole family can enjoy together before bed. AGES Families NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 19 6:00-6:30 PM THU Drop-in

FRIDAY MAR 20 (R) Digital Art Draw, colour, scribble, or trace and learn the fundamentals of digital art and design. AGES 6-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 20 10:30-11:30AM FRI Registration Required (R) Ozobots Movie Camp Write and direct your own short film with Ozobots as the actors! You'll learn how to use these friendly coding robots, and then program them to star in your show! AGES 9-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 20 1:00-4:00PM FRI Registration Required

SATURDAY MAR 21 Storytime Join us for a half-hour drop-in program where we’ll share stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes that the whole family can enjoy together! AGES Families KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 21 10:30-11:00AM SAT Drop-in (R) Music Makers Come make some noise at the library as we learn fundamentals of music composition with iPads. AGES 9-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 21 3:30-4:30 PM SAT Registration Required Children must have an accompanying adult at all Spring Break programs

REGISTRATION Library Cards & Programs are always Free! For (R) Registration Required programs, you can register in person, by phone, or online unless otherwise noted. Registration for all January, February, and March programs begins December 16th at 10am. We are adding more programs all the time—visit www.tnrl.ca or call your local library to find out what’s new and to confirm the most up-to-date program schedule. At times, programs may be re-scheduled or cancelled.

The libraries are closed all statutory holidays. Visit www.tnrl.ca for exact holiday hours. January—March 2020

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MAKER PROGRAMS (R) Digital Art* Draw, colour, scribble, or trace and learn the fundamentals of digital art and design. AGES 6-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 18, Mar 7 3:30-4:30PM SAT Registration Required MAR 20 10:30-11:30AM FRI Registration Required NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 27, Mar 5 3:30-4:30PM THU Registration Required (R) Minecraft* Join together with other tweens to go on adventures and create new worlds! AGES 6-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 11, Feb 20, Mar 14 SAT 3:30-4:30PM Registration Required NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 7 10:30-11:30AM FRI Registration Required Jan 23, Mar 18 3:30-4:30PM THU / WED Registration Required (R) Learn to Code Get started coding with our introductory coding program. AGES 9-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 8, Mar 28 3:30-4:30PM SAT Registration Required NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 20 3:30-4:30PM THU Registration Required

Music Makers* Come make some noise at the library as we learn fundamentals of music composition with iPads. AGES 9-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 22, Mar 21 3:30-4:30 PM SAT Drop-in NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 26 3:30-4:30PM THU Drop-in (R) Ozobots Coding Camp Perfect for children who've never coded before, this program uses paper, markers, and our Ozobots robots to teach the concepts of how to code without using a computer. AGES 6-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 31, Mar 18 3:30PM-4:30PM FRI / WED Registration Required Feb 7 10:30-11:30AM FRI Registration Required (R) Ozobots Movie Camp Write and direct your own short film with Ozobots as the actors! You'll learn how to use these friendly coding robots, and then program them to star in your show! AGES 9-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 7, Mar 20 1:00-4:00 PM FRI Registration Required

(R) Stop-Motion Movie Making* Use stop-motion animation to create your very own movie! AGES 9-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 15 3:30-4:30PM SAT Registration Required NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 16, Mar 19 3:30-4:30PM THU Registration Required (R) Dungeons & Dragons Do you love fantasy, gaming and being creative? Quest, scheme, fight, and explore with us as we play the classic tabletop RPG, Dungeons and Dragons! No experience required! Please bring your own iPad if possible and attend all sessions if possible. AGES 9-12 NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 30, Feb 20 3:30-4:30PM THU Registration Required AGES 12-18 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 8, 22, Feb 5, 19, Mar 4, 18 WED 5:30-7:30PM Registration Required

*Please bring your own iPad if possible

(R) Please register in person, by phone, or online at www.tnrl.ca. All other programs Drop-in.

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CHILDREN & YOUTH (R) Parent-Child Mother Goose This program is a group experience for parents and their young children which focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories together. Snack included. The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is offered in partnership with the Kamloops Early Language & Literacy Initiative (KELLI). AGES 0-5 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 14—Mar 3 10:30-11:30AM TUE Registration Required* NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 15—Mar 4 10:30-11:30AM WED Registration Required*

Storytime & Craft Join us for a half-hour storytime where we’ll share stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes that the whole family can enjoy together, followed by a half-hour related craft! AGES 3-5 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 9—Mar 26 10:30-11:30AM THURS Drop-in NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 10—Mar 27 10:30-11:30AM FRI Drop-in

Storytime Join us for a half-hour drop-in program where we’ll share stories, songs, *Registration in person preferred fingerplays, and rhymes that the whole family can enjoy together! (R) Man in the Moon AGES Families Join us for songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and KAMLOOPS LIBRARY fun in this program especially for dads, Jan 11—Mar 28 10:30-11:00AM grandpas, and other male caregivers. SAT Drop-in AGES 0-5 NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Pyjama Storytime Jan 18—Mar 7 10:30-11:00AM Grab your pjs and your teddies and join us SAT Registration Recommended for this special evening edition of Storytime! We’ll share stories, songs, Tiny Tunes fingerplays and rhymes that the whole For babies, toddlers, and their parents/ family can enjoy together before bed. caregivers. Join us for songs, rhymes and AGES Families fun! NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY AGES 0-5 Jan 9—Mar 26 6:00-6:30PM KAMLOOPS LIBRARY THU Drop-in Jan 6—Mar 23 10:30-11:00AM MON Drop-in Heritage Week Storytime Jan 8—Mar 25 10:30-11:00AM Join us at KMA for a half-hour drop-in WED Drop-in program where we’ll share stories, songs, NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY fingerplays, and rhymes celebrating Jan 6—Mar 23 10:30-11:00AM Heritage Week! MON Drop-in AGES Families Jan 7—Mar 24 10:30-11:00AM KAMLOOPS MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES TUE Drop-in Feb 21 11:00-11:30AM FRI Drop-in

(R) Family Fort Night Come to the library to build a reading fort! Bring your family and flashlights we'll provide fort-building materials, books, and a snack. Pajamas and pillows are welcome! AGES Families NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 18 6:00-7:00PM WED Registration Required Family Playroom A different activity each week! Enjoy puppets, dress up, blocks, and other creative family fun! AGES Families KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 12—Mar 29 12:00-4:00PM SUN Drop-in NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 6—Mar 23 2:00-4:00PM MON Drop-in Hot Wheels Families will play creating ramps, roads, and racetracks for toy cars. Part of Interior Savings Unplug & Play Week. AGES Families NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 27 2:00-4:00PM MON Drop-in Lego Club For all children (and their caregivers) who love LEGO! Build, design, and create together. Part of Interior Savings Unplug & Play Week. AGES Families KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 27 2:00-4:00PM MON Drop-in

(R) Please register in person, by phone, or online at www.tnrl.ca. All other programs drop-in.

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CHILDREN & YOUTH Fancy Schmancy Tea Party Join us for some stories, rhymes, and songs followed by a tea party. Dress up in your best if you want to be fancy schmancy! Part of Interior Savings Unplug & Play Week. AGES Families NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 30 10:30-11:30 AM THU Drop-in KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 1 10:30-11:30AM SAT Drop-in Glitter Bomb: the Quest to Create the Worst Art Ever Are you up to the challenge of creating the ugliest, most dreadful art ever? Join us in the Kamloops Art Gallery studios to combine paint, glitter, pom poms, hot glue, clay, and anything else you can find, in the quest to create the most obnoxious artistic creation ever to have graced this gallery. We’ll provide all of the materials. You bring the creativity! This program is offered in collaboration with the Kamloops Art Gallery. Part of Interior Savings Unplug & Play Week. AGES 6-12 KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY Jan 30 6:00-7:00PM THU Drop-in

Paint Together Join us for a night of fun with paint, storytelling, and collaboration. We will read you a story and then you and your adult will work together to create a picture inspired by it! Our friends from the Kamloops Art Gallery will join in to teach us various painting techniques and everyone will come away with a unique and beautiful picture. AGES 6-12 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 17 5:30-6:30PM TUE Registration Required People + Place (with KMA) Our friends from the Kamloops Museum and Archives will introduce the history of different cultural communities that today call Kamloops home. After exploring archival images and personal stories of real life Kamloopsians, children will have their own opportunity to become storytellers through object-based exploration of “artifacts” from different communities. KAMLOOPS LIBRARY AGES 6-12 Feb 8 11:30AM-12:30PM SAT Registration Required

(R) Tween Book Club Meet new friends and new books with Hands on Science our book club for young readers! The library takes on science with a series Attendance at all meetings is of building and engineering challenges recommended. Contact your library to for kids! Construct something out of find out the book for each month. KEVA blocks or build a spaghetti and AGES 9-12 marshmallow tower. Part of Interior NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Savings Unplug & Play Week. Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 12 3:30-4:30PM AGES 6-12 THU Registration Required NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 29 3:30-4:30PM WED Drop-in

(R) Dungeons & Dragons Do you love fantasy, gaming, and being creative? Quest, scheme, fight, and explore with us as we play the classic tabletop RPG, Dungeons and Dragons! No experience required! Please bring your own iPad if possible and attend all sessions if possible. AGES 9-12 NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 30, Feb 20 3:30-4:30PM THU Registration Required AGES 12-18 KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 8 & 22, Feb 5 & 19, Mar 4 & 18 WED 5:30-7:30PM Registration Required Chess Club This drop-in program offers a place to learn the game and play against experienced and novice chess players. In partnership with the Kamloops Chess Community. KAMLOOPS LIBRARY All AGES Jan 9—Mar 26 6:00-7:45PM THU Drop-in (R) Escape the Library! The library brings you our version of an Exit Room. Race to find clues, solve puzzles, and unlock mysteries before the clock runs down! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. ALL AGES KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 29, Mar 19 30 minute sessions WED / THU 2:00-7:00PM Registration Required NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 28, Mar 17 30 minute sessions TUE 2:00-7:00PM Registration required

(R) Please register in person, by phone, or online at www.tnrl.ca. All other programs Drop-in.

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ADULTS (R) Amber Cowie Amber Cowie is a Squamish-based psychological thriller author who enjoys writing books that make her internet history very suspicious. Her newest book, Raven Lane, is a steamy suburban suspense story that asks readers how well they really know their neighbours. Join us for a reading and discussion with this thrilling author. KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 26 6:00-7:30PM THU Registration Recommended Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Art+Feminism is a global do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia to improve content on cis and trans women, the arts, and feminism. Come down to the library and help us update Wikipedia to ensure that female and female-identifying artists are properly represented. In partnership with the Kamloops Art Gallery. Bring your own device, or use one of ours. Free childcare offered by the Art Gallery! KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 21 10:30AM-4:30PM SAT Drop-in Chess Club This drop-in program offers a place to learn the game and play against experienced and novice chess players. In partnership with the Kamloops Chess Community. KAMLOOPS LIBRARY All AGES Jan 9—Mar 26 6:00-7:45PM THU Drop-in

(R) Seniors’ Tea Join us for our annual Seniors' Teas. Both events will feature live local music as well as tea and assorted goodies. Part of Interior Savings Unplug & Play Week. AGES Seniors KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 31 10:30-11:30 AM FRI Registration Required NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 25 2:30-3:30PM SAT Registration Required

(R) Book Club Book clubs for adults of any age featuring a mix of fiction and non-fiction. Book clubs are limited to one club per patron. Please pick up the book one month in advance of each meeting. KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 22 SUN 1:00-2:30 PM Registration Required NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 16, Feb 20, & Mar 19 THU 1:00-2:30 PM Silent Write Registration Required Join other local writers every other week Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 25 for an hour of silent writing time WED 6:00-7:30 PM followed by 30 minutes of discussion and Registration Required feedback. In partnership with the Kamloops Society for the Written Arts. (R) Indigenous Authors Book Club NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY New program! We will be reading fiction 2nd & 4th TUE 6:00-7:45PM and non-fiction from Indigenous authors. Bi-weekly Drop-in Book clubs are limited to one club per patron. Please pick up the book one Yarn & Yap month in advance of each meeting. Do you knit, crochet, do needlepoint, or NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY cross stitch? Bring your projects to the Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 21 library and share patterns and ideas, or SAT 2:00-3:30PM simply chat with others who share your Registration Required interests. NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY (R) Books & Brews Jan 10—Mar 27 1:00-3:00PM This non-traditional book club for adults FRI Drop-in meets at various locations outside the library to discuss books while enjoying (R) Seniors’ Book Club snacks and drinks. Come prepared to talk A book club for seniors and older adults. about a book of your choice that fits the Book clubs are limited to one club per monthly theme. Registration is required patron. Please pick up the book one for each separate meeting. month in advance of each meeting. AGES 19+ KAMLOOPS LIBRARY VARIOUS LOCATIONS Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 25 Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 26 WED 10:00-11:30AM THU 6:00-8:00PM Registration Required Registration Required

(R) Please register in person, by phone, or online at www.tnrl.ca. All other programs drop-in.

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TECHNOLOGY (R) Android Tablets & Smartphones Have a new Android smartphone or tablet or thinking of buying one? Want to learn how to operate a portable touchscreen device running the Android OS? KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 18 10:15-11:45AM WED Registration Required NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 13 6:00-7:30PM THU Registration Required (R) Basic Computing Skills A course for computer novices. Topics will include: basic parts of a computer, terminology of computing, the Windows operating system, and using a mouse. If you have never used a computer this is a good place to start. NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 7 TUE 10:15-11:45AM Mar 5 THU 6:00-7:30PM Registration Required (R) Cloud Computing This course is an introduction to cloud storage services such as Google Drive, iCloud, OneDrive, and Dropbox. Learn how to use these services to back up, synchronize, and share files, and collaboratively edit documents. NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 26 WED 10:15-11:45AM Mar 31 TUE 10:15-11:45AM Registration Required

(R) Excel* This course provides a basic understanding of the use and features of Microsoft Excel. Topics include: Program interface, basic spreadsheet structure, entering formulas, and creating graphs. NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 16 THU 6:00-7:30PM Mar 18 WED 10:15-11:45AM Registration Required (R) Files & Folders Are you wondering where your files are? Would you like the files on your computer to be better organized? This course covers file management strategies. NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 21 TUE 10:15-11:45AM Mar 26 THU 6:00-7:30PM Registration Required (R) Internet Privacy & Security The Internet is an excellent information resource, but it can also contain potential hazards. This course will discuss some ways to minimize risks through good privacy and security practices. NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 6 THU 6:00-7:30PM Mar 24 TUE 10:15-11:45AM Registration Required

(R) iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch Learn the basics of using a device that runs Apple’s iOS operating system. It is not necessary to own an Apple iOS (R) Digital Photography Digital cameras, scanners, image formats, device but bring yours if you have one. sizing, software, and some basic skills will NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 22 10:15-11:45AM be covered. Prerequisites: Proficiency WED Registration Required with the Windows operating system, file KAMLOOPS LIBRARY management, and program interfaces. Feb 18 10:15-11:45AM NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY TUE Registration Required Feb 20 6:00-7:30PM THU Registration Required (R) Web-Based Email* (R) EBooks An introduction to our Library to Go service and how to find and borrow eBooks. We’ll also look at eReaders, eBook software, and other places to obtain eBooks. NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 11 10:15-11:45AM SAT Registration Required

This course instructs how to set up and use a free web-based email account. Topics include: How email works, pros and cons, and how to set up an account. NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 30 6:00-7:30PM THU Registration Required *Prerequisite: Basic Computing Skills course or equivalent experience.

(R) Windows 10* Learn how to use the Start menu, organize tiles, and search. Discover the Windows Store and Microsoft accounts. NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Feb 1 SAT 10:15-11:45AM Mar 12 THU 6:00-7:30PM Registration Required KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Mar 21 10:15-11:45AM SAT Registration Required (R) Word Processing* This course will provide a basic understanding of the use and features of Microsoft Word 2013. NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 9 THU 6:00-7:30PM Mar 14 SAT 10:15-11:45AM Registration Required (R) World Wide Web* This course introduces the World Wide Web. Topics include: Origin and structure, how to use a browser, and an overview of useful Web resources. NORTH KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Jan 29 10:15-11:45AM WED Registration Required (R) Tech Q&A Do you want to quit Facebook? Are you worried about your privacy? Want to give eBooks a try but don’t know where to start? Are you an amateur genealogist looking for some tools to track down ancestors? Computer on the fritz? Smartphone giving you grief? Get answers to your questions and discuss popular issues about various topics in a small group setting! KAMLOOPS LIBRARY Social Media Jan 29 WED 6:00-7:30PM Library Databases & E-Resources Feb 26 WED 6:00-7:30PM Device Troubleshooting Mar 25 WED 6:00-7:30PM Registration Required (R) Tech 1 on 1 You are not alone learning new technology! Our 30-60 minute coaching sessions will help you with your beginner technology needs. Contact your library for dates and times. Registration Required

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Kamloops Library

Library Hours

100-465 Victoria Street Kamloops BC P: 250-372-5145 E: questions@tnrd.ca

Mon 10:00-5:00 Tue, Wed, Thu 10:00-8:00 Fri 10:00-5:00 Sat 10:00-5:00 **Kamloops Library open Sun 12:00-4:00 Oct-Apr

North Kamloops Library 693 Tranquille Rd Kamloops BC P: 250-554-1124 E: questions@tnrd.ca

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Kamloops Libraries Program Guide Winter 2020  

This is a guide for all our programs happening January through March 2020.

Kamloops Libraries Program Guide Winter 2020  

This is a guide for all our programs happening January through March 2020.

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