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The weather outside is frightful, but the library is so delightful!


By ASHLEY MACHUM


It’s raining! It’s snowing! It’s too c-c-c-cold outside! Come down to the Kelowna branch library, it’s cozy and we’ve got something for everyone in the family. Get ready for the holiday season with these activities: — Christmas Puppet Show, One Snowy Night recommended for kids ages 3-6. Advance tickets are required for all attending the shows on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30pm, Thursday, December 13 at 11:00am or Friday, December 14 at 11:00am. Free tickets are available starting November 26 at the Children’s Information Desk. — Free Family Movie Matinee of The Polar Express on Sunday, December 16 at 1:00pm. — Get excited for the premier of The Hobbit by


watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy at the library December 10-12 at 7:00pm. Stay warm in the New Year with these programs: — Babytimes, Toddlertimes, Preschool Storytimes and Pyjama


Storytimes galore for children newborn to six years old! See our website or phone for days and times. — *NEW Sunday Book Parties (7-12 years) Play games, make


crafts and answer trivia about your favourite books! First program in 2013 is on January 13: Big Nate Party from 1:00-2:00pm.


— *NEW Book Club & Movie Club for Kids (8-12 years) Like to read? Come to Book Club. Like to watch movies? Come to Movie Club. Like to read and watch movies? Come to both! First 2013 ti- tle is Fantastic Mr.Fox by Roald Dahl.Book Club Thursday, January 31 at 6:30pm.Movie Club Thursday, February 7 at 6:00pm. — Lego Builders (6-12 years) Build Lego creations around a theme. “To the rescue” is the first theme in 2013 on Thursday, January 24.There are two times to choose from 3:30- 4:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm. Registration opens on January 10. — Operation Egg Drop returns by popular demand


for the Pro-D Day on February 15 at 2:00pm. Kids will design protection for an egg that will be dropped from the second floor of the library! The egg drop will be followed by an egg-cellent movie. Registration re- quired.


— March Break Madness will be running from March 11-22.The library will be offering FREE movie


matinees, Lego builders, a cartooning workshop and more! Don’t worry parents, there are plenty of programs for you too! Look on our website www.orl.bc.ca/branches/kelowna or call 250- 762-2800 for more information about book club, movie nights, au- thor visits and more! Ashley Machum is youth services librarian at the Kelowna branch of Okanagan Regional Library.


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