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Falkland

5771 - Highway 97

P.O. Box 33

Falkland, B.C. V0E 1W0

(250) 379-2705 Extension 1811

The Falkland Branch is located at 5771 - Highway 97.

When the library is closed there is a book drop bin located near the accessibility ramp.

Please find our events below on the branch calendar, or search the ORL Calendar of Events.

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
All branches closed on statutory holidays

FREE parking is available in front of the library.

Pain Management Workshop Friday June 5th from 10:30-11:30am

Join us for a special FREE presentation from Self Management BC at the library. This workshop is a fun and practical way to help people with chronic pain learn to live happier and healthier lives. You will also learn about other FREE self-management workshops available throughout our region. Registration is required so please contact staff by telephone 250-379-2705 extension 1811, or email falkland@orl.bc.ca, or pop by during our open hours. This workshop is intended for adults only.


Another Internet Computer is now available at the Falkland branch!

Exciting news for local residents and people passing through our wonderful community. Our old catalogue computer recently stopped working and we were given the fantastic opportunity to change to a computer that will allow internet access, printing, and still allow access to the catalogue through our website. This computer does require users to log-in using their library barcodes (out of town guests may ask staff for a temporary pass.) This new computer will be available for 15 minute sessions, and the previous Internet terminal has been changed to 60 minute sessions. Please speak with staff if you have any questions or comments about this exciting new development!

 


LEGO Mania 2015 Dates:

Join us on the following dates for some special LEGO programs. Kids need to bring a parent/guardian/responsible adult with them to this program and be prepared to have a lot of fun! All LEGO building pieces will be provided so please leave your own at home. Space is limited so please be sure to let staff know if you are interesting in coming.

Saturday April 25th 1-2:30pm: the theme is "Oceans and Seas" and one of our wonderful on-call staff members, Carola, will be here for this program so it promises to be an exciting time (she loves LEGO and is super excited to meet all the LEGOmaniacs here in Falkland!)

...keep checking for more dates! Don't forget to speak with staff about our Kids Programming email list!


 

Next Book Club Meeting: To be determined...

Join us to discuss our latest book as well as help us determine what changes we can make to this book club to increase membership. Should we be reading different books? Meeting on a different day or at a different time? Perhaps this group should only meet during a certain part of the year? We welcome your input! And if you haven't read our current title...don't worry, we are an easy going bunch and we will still share our cookies!

 Currently Reading: The hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared. by Jonas Jonasson.

The current title is available now at the branch.

 

Previous Book Club Titles:

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

River of the Brokenhearted by David Adams Richards

Digging to America by Anne Tyler

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Amee Bender

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Time in Between by Maria Duenas

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The Accidental by Ali Smith

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Beach House by Jane Green

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman

Farewell my Subaru by Doug Fine

The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

Let's pretend this never happened...by Jenny Lawson

The Lost Husband by Katherine Center

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: a novel by Rachel Joyce.

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.

The most recent title: The husband's secret by Liane Moriarty was a bit of a surprise for many readers. When you glance at the cover art you see a lovely dried pink rose that is mid- explosion...which frankly evokes thoughts of this story having a large romantic bent. It does have a bit of that, but it instead focuses on the mysterious circumstances of the death of a young woman many years before and the secrets people have been keeping from each other since that time. The storyline follows several families and slowly teases out the truth of what happened. The characters are well developed and will make you ponder what you might have done had you been in their shoes...all-in-all an enjoyable read!


What's New:

  • We are offering some adult and family programs this year- if you have any ideas of something you would like to see the library offer in the way of programming please stop by and speak with Diana.
  • We have a new computer system throughout all of our libraries. Most of the staff have had a chance to master the basics but appreciate your understanding if it takes us a few minutes longer to get things done!
  • We have a wonderful selection of great Feature Film movies in our branch. So if you are bored with re-runs or want to try something different stop by and see what we have to offer.
  • We have a Youth Services email list that parents may sign up for so that they can be kept informed about upcoming Children's programs and events. See staff to sign up!