Members of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks joined children, community librarian Leigh Schaffer and assistant Jo McPeek for an afternoon of fun and crafts at the South Shuswap branch of Okanagan Regional Library on Dec. 3. The library will close for the holidays at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 and re-open on Saturday, Jan 2 at 10 a.m. All the bins will be locked but everyone has been given an extension on their borrowed items. A four-week Baby Talk session begins Jan. 8 at 10:15 a.m. A new writers group will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Wednesday beginning Jan. 13. Noted author Gail Anderson-Dargatz will present an hourlong workshop called Write that Book in 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23. Registration is required. The Friends of the Library book sale takes place Friday and Saturday Jan. 29 and 30 in the Mall at Piccadilly. For information or to register for Anderson-Dargatz’s workshop, call 250-675-4818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.