All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
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.
Diana McCarthy is the Community Librarian at this branch. Stop by and introduce yourself when you get a chance- Diana enjoys meeting new people; reading (shocking eh?,) getting crafty; and of course working at one of the best libraries in the world!
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For details or registration info, click on an event below.
Summer Reading Club is a Province-wide initiative that encourages kids ages 5-12 to keep up their reading skills over the Summer Break. All programs are FREE, and there are games, weekly challenges, and lots of prizes to entice kids.
Congratulations to the following weekly SRC prize winners: Aevlyn K., Carter M., Avery R., Max B., Caleb B., Cohen K. Mia M. and Sasha T. Great job!
Prize Winners for the Recycling Challenge (in no particular order): Jasmin R., Max B., Lewis B., and Carter M. Awesome work!
The winner of the T-Shirt draw was Sasha T.
For more information please stop in and speak with Diana, call her at 250-379-2705 ext 1811, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be notified of upcoming programs and events please ask to be added to our Youth Programming mailing list (send an email to address listed above!)
Do you like to paint with acrylics? Are you interested in trying? On September 14th and 15th Diana is planning a special painting workshop where you can try your hand at painting and get some exposure to some amazing library books. The theme is "Painting on the High Seas" and will offer sessions where you can paint either a mermaid or octopus...Registration for this is required- so be sure to check out our event calendar starting August 16th to register early. Diana is NOT an artist so don't worry; your masterpiece is destined to look amazing compared to hers! Want some more info? Pop in and ask Diana
(Check out the Facilities and Services tab for sample pictures!)
Please note that the times for the sessions on Friday September 14th have changed...they now start at 9am and at 3pm. Sorry for any inconvenience!
We have organized a writing group here in the branch. Anyone who is doing any kind of writing is encouraged to attend. Our meetings will be generally held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 12noon. Please bring yourself, whatever you are working on, and if you have any ideas about how this group should function- bring your ideas!
The next meeting date is Monday August 20th -12noon to 2pm
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday August 21st from 12-2pm. Bring yourself, something you are working on, and/or a completed project you would like to share with the group. All knitters, crocheters, or yarn-crafters are invited to attend. Diana will be showing some very basic skills for knitting in the round/using a magic loop/using circular needles...please be sure to bring a set if you come so you can work along with Diana.
Upcoming dates: September 18th, October 9th, October 30th...more dates to be determined at next meeting.
If you are unable to join us on Tuesdays; but would like to be a “yarn-buddy” (someone whom a member could call on for advice or assistance; or someone who might like some of that advice) please let Diana know and she will take your information and pass it on to club members. I hope to see you there!
Can the Library come and visit you and your Group/Organization?
Yes we sure can! Pop by the library or give Diana a call and she will be happy to set something up!
New Magazines have arrived!
Pop into the branch to check them out! And remember; if you have any magazines in mind that you would like the library to consider for future subscription please stop by and speak with Diana or send her an email at: email@example.com Ideas from local community members are always appreciated!
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 a few times...
If you have something interesting to share with your neighbours and fellow Falklandites stop by and speak with Diana! You can also send her an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you think of something really great at 3am!
Some programs that we have had over the past few years include:
...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!
Do you like to paint with acrylics? Are you interested in trying? On September 14th and 15th Diana is planning a special painting workshop where you can try your hand at painting and get some exposure to some amazing library books. The theme is "Painting on the High Seas" and will offer sessions where you can paint either a mermaid or octopus...Registration for this is required- so be sure to check out our event calendar starting August 16th to register early. Diana is NOT an artist so don't worry; your masterpiece is destined to look amazing compared to hers! Want some more info? Pop in and ask Diana...and don't worry kids- your turn is coming soon...Keep checking for more info!
Diana is working on developing a Writing Group here at the library. It will be open to anyone who is writing anything: Poetry, Novels, Memoirs, Non-fiction, Manga, even Diary entries! The goal of this group would be to share ideas, gain confidence in our skills, and have some fun. The date for meetings will be the 3rd Monday of each month from 12-2pm. This is a drop-in group so please come join us if you are interested.
The Knitting Group is getting going- so please pop by or contact Diana if you would like more information! Our next meeting date is Tuesday July 31st from 12-2pm.
Diana is working on planning some programs for this year; so if you have any ideas of something you would like to see please let her know!
We have some amazing Library book bags here in the branch. The price is $2.00 per bag with this new design. Pick one up next time you are in the branch.
We have had an A.E.D. device installed here in the library thanks to the PAD program and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Unlike those at the Community Hall and the Curling Rink; this one is only available during the open hours at the Library.
We have a number of modified shelving units in the branch that make re-arranging the space for programs very easy. Stop by and Diana will be happy to show them off!
Tyler (of Defining Decor- the other tenant in the same building as the library) makes some beautiful displays in the foyer. Stop by to check them out--take a picture and post it on Facebook or Instagram #Definingdecor!
We have a wonderful selection of great Feature Film movies and Television series 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.
We have a Youth Services email list that parents/caregivers 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: email@example.com!
Like contests? Tell staff in person, by phone, or by email this code phrase for a chance to win a library book bag and a "shopping spree" in our discard paperbacks to fill that bag: "Autumn leaves are falling down..."