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
March 1, March 15, April 5 and April 19
Please register-in person, by phone or online
For school aged children
Stories, puppets and songs for preschoolers.
February 23, April 27 and May 25
Come and release your inner genius and explore.
For ages 5-12
Come in your pyjama’s for stories and songs.
Friday, March 23 at 6:00pm
The whole family is welcome; please drop in.
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
January 5 –March 16
Join writing instructor Lorna Tureski and learn how to interview family members to capture their stories.
Join Louise and Pat from the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum to learn various ways to explore your family history.
No registration is required- just drop in.
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and experimenting with new recipes? You are not alone! Come “cook the books” with us and test out new recipes.
Get together with your fellow food-enthusiast and put a cookbook to the test. Every month we will be putting a new cookbook series to the test.
Make a recipe (or two) at home and be prepared to share your experience and a sample of your dish for everyone to try!
At the meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe: What worked, what didn’t? Did you have any difficulty with any of the ingredients? Did you try a new technique? What would you do next time to make the recipe better? Did it BOMB or is it now a favorite?
Saturdays, at 11:00am
March 17: Food Network Stars
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
February 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15
Whether you are interested in making jewelry or a suit of chain mail armor, come and learn the basics of making chain mail in this hands on session.
Some practice rings will be provided.
Please bring two pairs of pliers; preferably, a pair of small bent needle nose pliers and a pair of small straight (that fit it your hand comfortably and open and close smoothly.)Saturday, February 24th
10:00am to 12:00pm
Please register- in person, by phone, or online.
Join us for a chance to make your very own Ukrainian Easter Eggs! The Eggs are made by being dipped in dyes and then covering portions of the egg in wax to create a pattern. All supplies will be provided.
Saturday, March 3
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Please register- in person, by phone or online
Adults and kids ages 8 and up
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.
March 7: Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen, retold by Susan Harmes
April 4: The Revenge of the Analog by David Sax
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.