Drop in between 1-3pm to try out Virtual Reality (VR) headsets featuring impactful before and after videos of the recent war in Ukraine or engage with some of their architectural wonders.
There will be two pieces of Ukraine-related content available on the VR headsets.
One is a short, immersive 3D, 360 VR video that puts you in the middle of several locations around the country. You will see these locations before and after the recent conflict. This is a powerful and moving demonstration of the costs of war.
The other is more uplifting highlighting some of Ukraine's architectural wonders: Saint Stanislaus Church, Golden Gate, Lviv National Opera, Church of the Ascension, The Round Court, and Dormition Cathedral Bell Tower. This VR game is called Puzzling Places, where you will have the opportunity to complete 3-D jigsaw puzzles of these structures.
This recent batch of puzzles was designed to focus on "capturing and preserving at-risk cultural heritage sites throughout Ukraine" and all of the proceeds from the first three months of the puzzles' sales go directly toward benefiting Ukraine.
This is what the makers of these puzzles said about their goal:
"We're aiming to raise awareness for the #SaveUkranianHeritage initiative, enable you to explore some of their amazing work, and raise funds for their work as well as for humanitarian aid helping those impacted by the war in Ukraine. Half of our donation will go to Skeiron to continue their #SaveUkranianHeritage initiative and the other half to NewHorizonsUkraine, a non-profit whose mission is to repair homes and provide emergency relief for Ukrainians in need."
There is nothing like experiencing VR firsthand, but this brief youtube video on the new pack of puzzles may give you some sense of what you can expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkQ_lo6tRbM
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We strive to make events welcoming for people of all abilities. To request accommodations, call the library at 509-444-5308.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Learning & Lectures | Computers & Technology | Arts & Culture |
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||12:00PM to 4:00PM|
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