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Falkland

5771 - Highway 97

P.O. Box 33

Falkland, B.C. V0E 1W0

(250) 379-2705 Extension 1811

falkland@orl.bc.ca

The Falkland Branch is located on highway 97 in the Falkland townsite near the Post Office and the Stampede Grounds.

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 are closed on statutory holidays

FREE parking is available in front of the library and in front of the gate.

Slippers for the Library! We have 4 pairs so far!

Have some leftover wool? Enjoy making slippers but everyone at home already has 6 pairs? The library is looking to start a "Slipper Bin" inside the branch so those who have mucky-shoes can wear a pair and save the flooring! So if you have some time and/or materials and would like to make a pair of Mens, Ladies, or Kids-size slippers please do so and bring them in on or before March 31st. For each pair of slippers you bring you will receive an entry into a $20.00 cash prize draw! So dust off the needles and get knitting (or crocheting!)

And don't forget if you need to find any knitting patterns; the library has a large number of fantastic books available to borrow!

 

Diana's first slipper...almost done!

Partially completed knitting project sitting on desk         ...and the finished product!    Knitted slipper


Ukrainian Egg Programs are coming back!

The popular Ukrainian Egg making program is coming back to the library in March (5th and 6th) so please get in touch with Diana to reserve your spot today! Sessions run on the Friday (adults only) from 11am-1pm and 1pm to 3pm and on the Saturday (adults and kids) from 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm. Each two hour session can accomodate 4 people.


Happy Mother's Clay!

Register soon for the upcoming program on April 23rd from 1-3pm. We will be making modeling clay flower magnets! This program promises to be a lot of fun for adults and older kids alike. Check out our upcoming events calendar for more information.

 


LEGOmania!

Our first session of 2016 is set for Tuesday February 23rd from 6-8pm at the library. This is a drop-in FREE program so please stop by for a few minutes or the full 2hrs! Parents must accompany children as supervisor cannot be guaranteed during the open hours of the library. The theme for this event is Monster Mayhem- so put on your thinking caps and prepare for a monstrously good time! For more information please stop in and speak with Diana, call her at 250-379-2705 ext 1811, or send an email to falkland@orl.bc.ca.


 What would you like to see happening in our library branch?

We are looking for ideas of programs, crafts, seminars, discussions, etc. that we could have here in our library that are geared towards adults and those who have celebrated their 29th Birthday more than anyone can ever think is actually plausible... If you have something interesting to share with your neighbours and fellow Falklandites stop by and speak with Diana!  You can also send me an email at: falkland@orl.bc.ca if you think of something really great at 3am!

Some programs that we have had over the past year include:

-several sessions of Ukrainian Egg Making (next one is set for November 14th --see above for details)

-LEGOmania! programs for kids

-Notary public visit by Debra Burden (office is located in Vernon BC)

-Book collecting discussion presented by Bernie Spring of Antiquarius Booksellers 

-MasterGardners discussion of composting and Q & A

-Valentines, Easter, Summer Reading Club, Halloween etc. kids programs with crafts

-Book Club meetings

-Pain Management workshop

...if you have ideas for other programs we might arrange, or would like to see a repeat of any of the above programs please let Diana know!


 

Book Club: Hittin' the books again...

The Falkland Branch Book Club is once again getting started! The title we are currently reading is: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Copies are now available at the branch- please speak with Diana. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday February 24th at 7:30pm inside the library. Coffee, Tea, and cookies will be provided…so please bring your enthusiasm, your thoughts on this title, and if you have some ideas of other titles we might read- bring those too!

This is an “open” group so anyone and everyone living in the Falkland area is invited to attend whenever possible. If this meeting won’t work for you, skip it and try next time! Our focus for the group is simply to expose ourselves to some different books and authors that we might never think to select on our own. Lofty and in-depth discussions can occur; but generally we keep our discussions fairly light on the technical, political, and other more “serious” aspects of the books.

If you are interesting in joining our group but have any questions please stop by and speak with Diana. You can also send her an email at: falkland@orl.bc.ca

Hope to see you at the next meeting!

 

Our previous selections:

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

The Ghost Field by Elly Griffith.

 


What's New:

  • We have some amazing new Library book bags here in the branch. The price has been lowered to $2.00 per bag with this new design. Pick one up next time you are in the branch (a few older style bags are still available and are now only $2.00)
  • We have had an A.E.D. device installed here in the library thanks to the PAD program and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Diana will be receiving training on use of the device and is working on bringing in a local paramedic to talk about the devices and other important life-saving topics...keep checking back for more information.
  • We have a wonderful new rolling shelving unit to house our Junior Board Books. It makes arranging the library for special presentations so much easier!
  • Tyler (of Defining Decor- the other tenant in the same building as the library) has made up a beautiful Winter/Christmas display in the Foyer of the building. Stop by to check it out!
  • We are offering some exciting 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 wonderful selection of great Feature Film movies in our branch. So if you are bored with re-runs on TV or want to try something different; stop by and see what we have to offer. Don't forget that we also have many popular television seasons available to borrow!
  • 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 or send us an email asking to be added: falkland@orl.bc.ca!