All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
Book return is located to the right of the main doors. Our book drops are open 24 hours except for Halloween night, Easter weekend and Christmas closure, when they are locked.
View the full Armstrong Branch Events Calendar, or click on an event below, to see additional details & registration info.
Join us for this year's BC Summer Reading Club-
Registration begins Saturday, June 23rd and will be available throughout the summer.
Oh no! Nancy Drew and Frank and Joe Hardy are trapped in the Library! Can your team solve the clues to help them escape in time? Come to the library to find out!
Friday July 6 1:30-2:30pm
For school aged children
Come and watch Geoff “Merlin” Atkins and be amazed at his use of bubbles, magic and story telling.
This is a fun, inspiring and captivating show!
Saturday July 14 at 10:30am
Come and release your inner genius, build a catapult and explore our Maker Space Kit.
This kit includes:
Code and Go
Electronic Snap Circuits
Friday, July 20
Drop in 4:00-6:00pm
For ages 9-12
It may not feel like we are moving but, in reality, we are travelling through the universe incredibly quickly. What’s making us move so fast?
Join Colleen O’Hare from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to find out the answer.
Wednesday, August 1 at 10:30am
Come and release your inner genius, build the strongest structure and explore our Maker Space Kit.
Friday, August 3
Join Pico and his friends on a travelling adventure! Accompanied by a live musical score, this is an interactive show with environmental themes.
Tuesday, August 7 at 11:00am
For children ages 4-8
Come and join us for stories, songs and fun!
Tuesday(s) July 3, 10, 17, 24 at 10:30am
LEGO! LEGO! LEGO!
Armstrong LEGO activities continue on FRIDAY evenings 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
LEGO blocks are available for 6 to 12 year olds. DUPLO blocks are available for 3 to 5 year olds.
Children should be accompanied by an adult who can help and supervise if needed. Staff may not be able to closely supervise children during this activity.
If you like playing Dungeons and Dragons (5th Edition), come and join our friendly group of gamers.
Fridays, 5:30pm to 8:00pm
April 6 - June 29
Come and join our friendly group of Mah Jongg players. No experience necessary- we will teach you (American style).
Every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm.
This is a free, ongoing, drop in program.
Come and meet Ann Hatfield, and hear about her travels through Guatemala and Belize. She has a presentation with slides showing her travels on foot and by sailboat.
Saturday, June 16 at 10:30am
This is a free, drop in event.
Join us at the library for books, great discussion, and good company in the meeting room!
Book club discussions occur the first Wednesday of each month and start at 1:00 pm.
The Book Club is on hiatus for the summer.
Are you struggling with how to use your new electronic mobile device? Do you want to become more comfortable using technologies like the internet, e-mail, smartphones, social media?
Our teen volunteer is here to help you with whatever you wish to learn about. All you need to do is register and bring your device.
Register in person or by phoning us at 250-546-8311.
Six Internet stations
The Armstrong Branch has two rooms available for use during regular open hours free of charge. The rooms may be reserved for 2 hours, a maximum of twice per week, up to 7 days in advance. Please call the library or stop by to reserve one of these rooms.
The same meeting space (Meeting Room and Study Room) is available for rent when the library is closed. The occupancy is 17 in the meeting room and 10 in the study room (although we can only provide a total of 15 chairs at this time). The rental rate is $30.00 for the first two hours and $15.00 for each additional hour. This fee includes the use of both rooms, access to washrooms and the kitchenette. A reservation application must be completed and payment for the rental made at least one week prior to your event. Please call the library or stop by the desk to pick up an application.
Are you looking for somewhere to take an invigilated exam, either written or online?
The library can help you out. Please come by and call us for more details.
Printing and photocopying is $0.25 per page, black and white only. Scanning to email is available and is free of charge.
We welcome class tours and visits. Please contact Christa to set a date and make your library visit great! To book your free class tour contact Armstrong Branch at 250-546-8311.