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.
There is no greater joy than scaring your sister on a creepy, dark night…
Stop by the library to make a ghostly hand to decorate a dark space and terrify your family.
Friday, October 19
Learners will engage in fun, beginner friendly tech stations featuring different interactive activities that teach computational thinking and coding concepts.
Friday, October 26
Drop in- No registration required
Calling all Ghouls and Boys- Something is brewing at the Armstrong Branch!
Show off your amazing costume and play vintage Halloween games. Make a simple Halloween craft to take home.
Saturday, October 27
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.
Getting your affairs in order gives you peace of mind and takes the burden off family and friends. It’s easy when you know the steps to take. Attend a FREE presentation.
All presentations are held on Tuesday mornings, from 10:30am to 12:00pm. No registration required.
Pick and choose your interest or attend the series.
October 2- Joint Ownership: the Good, the Bad, and the Risky
Joint ownership of bank accounts, real estate property, and vehicles is common for spouses. What can happen when a parent and child own property jointly? Learn about recent court cases that raise new cautions about joint ownership. Joint ownership is NOT a substitute for planning in case of incapacity or end-of-life.
October 16- Dying Without a Will and Tips on Making a Will
Some people are considered not capable of making a Will die to the legal requirements. This may be someone with a disability from birth or someone who delayed making a Will and now has advanced dementia. How is their estate settled? For the majority who can make a Will, get some tips and resources.
October 23- Consent to Health Care and Facility Care
Consent underlies many of our day-to-day interactions. Consent is also fundamental to encounters with the health care and residential care systems. What are the consent rights of patients? What are the rights of representatives if authorized to give consent for health and personal care by a Representation Agreement?
October 30- The Planning Continuum: a Will in NOT Enough!
Learn about the essential legal documents in BC for those who want to plan for incapacity, for end-of-life, and for after death. We will discuss Representation Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and Wills.
Do you want to write an epic fantasy novel, a memoir of your childhood, poetry, or a collection of short stories? The words in your head deserve to get onto the page! In this free, two hour workshop with dynamic author and educator Shawn Bird, you’ll explore some strategies to get going on that project you’ve been dreaming of.
Saturday, November 3 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Adults and Teens
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 join our friendly group of Canasta players. No experience necessary-we will teach you.
Every Thursday afternoon at 1:00pm.
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 starts at 1:00 pm.
November 7: A Man called Ove by Frederick Backman
December 5: The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux (translated by Lazer Lederhendler
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.