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.
Come to the library after school and try out some art projects. We will be exploring potato prints, origami, puppet making, clay and more.
Thursdays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
April 5 and April 19
Please register-in person, by phone or online
For school aged children
Come and release your inner genius and explore our Maker Space Kits.
This kit includes: Ozobots, Code and Go, and Electronic Snap Circuits.
Friday, April 13 at 3:00pm
Friday, April 20 at 3:00pm
Tuesday, April 24 at 3:00pm
This is a free, drop in program for children ages 5 to 12 yrs old.
Come and release your inner genius and explore “Code and Go” and have fun with KEVA and LEGO.
Tuesday, April 17 at 10:30.
This is a free drop in program for kids ages 4-6 yrs old.
Christian Children’s book author Wanda Vincent will be here to read from her recently published book: “Grumpy-bumpy Bob’s Great Day!” After the reading, she will be available for questions and discussion.
Thursday, April 26 at 3:00pm
This is a free drop in program for kids ages 4 to 10 and families.
Stories, puppets and songs for preschoolers.
April 27 and May 25
Enjoy rhymes, songs and stories! Meet other families from our community. We provide a healthy snack for all to enjoy! A FREE 7 week program, open to all families with children from 0-5 yes old.
2 groups to choose from!
Group 1 at 8:30am-9:30am or
Group 2 at 10:00am to 11:00am
To register or for more information, please contact Pamela at 250-550-7359 or see the Facebook Page: OBGC Early Years
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
Saving the earth one munch at a time! Join Bud as he demonstrates vermi composting, worms and castings. Worm composting is an efficient and pleasant way to compost food and garden scrapes in a small space. Then there is the added benefit of producing worm castings for your garden.
Saturday, May 5 at 11:00am
Everyone is welcome
Meet others to discuss current news and events. No particular viewpoint is required, just an interest in what’s going in in the world. Bring an open mind. Coffee and tea provided, bring your own mug.
Third Tuesdays of the month from 3:00pm-4:00pm
No registration required
April 17 and May 15
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.
May 2: The Guernsey Literary Society and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows
June 6: The 5 People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
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.