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Falkland

5771 - Highway 97

P.O. Box 33

Falkland, B.C. V0E 1W0

(250) 379-2705

The Falkland Branch is located at 5771 - Highway 97.

When the library is closed there is a book drop bin located to the right of the main door.

Please find our events below on the branch calendar, or search the ORL Calendar of Events.

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
All branches closed on statutory holidays

FREE parking is available in front of the library.

Summer Hours will be returning to the Falkland branch!

As of Saturday July 5th 2014 the open hours of the Falkland branch will be temporarily changed to the following schedule:

Tuesdays 10am-1pm

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 10am-2pm

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday September 9th 2014.

The building gets very warm in the summer months and the morning schedule will help to keep library users and staff much more comfortable. If you have and questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to speak with staff.

 


Summer Reading Club 2014:

This summer's theme of "Funny Business" promises to bring a smile to everyone's face! Registration begins on Thursday June 26th and our first exciting event is set for Friday July 11th. All kids who have completed Kindergarten through grade 7 are encouraged to join the fun! Registration and attendance at programs is FREE! For more information about the Summer Reading Club or any of the programs please do not hesitate to stop in and speak with staff.

 

 Registration is needed for all those wishing to attend any of the events listed below. Please call, email, or stop in to the branch to register or get more information (250-379-2705, falkland@orl.bc.ca)

 

 

Friday July 11th 10:30 to 11:30am - LEGO and Laughter

  • Join us for an hour of LEGO building fun!  All LEGO pieces will be provided so please leave your own at home!

Friday July 25th 10:30 to 11:30am - Funny-Faces Craft

  • Join us in making a special face mask that is sure to make your friends and family giggle! Please be sure to wear your play-clothes for this program as this is bound to be a bit messy. **We will be using feathers in this program so if you are allergic- please do not attend (Diana will be happy to provide you with a grab bag of other materials which you can take home to make your own mask at home...)

Friday August 15th 11:00-11:45am - Funny Business Magic Show featuring Ali K. Zam

  • Be prepared to be amazed...Magician Ali K. Zam has thrilled audiences in the Okanagan for many years now- and we are very excited to welcome here in the Falkland branch!

Friday August 22nd 10:30-11:30am - Wind-up Party

  • This is your last chance to enter the draws contests. Prizes will be distributed at this event - but you can still earn your SRC Medals and Certificates until school starts!

 


 

Next Book Club Meeting: Wednesday July 9th at 7pm

Join us at the library for discussion of the title(s) listed below. This is an open group and we are always happy to see new members at our meetings. We generally do not engage in "lofty" discussions about the books- but instead explore some of the interesting ideas or themes inside the stories...our main goal is to try reading a bit out of our own comfort zones and maybe come across some books we might never have thought to read! For more information about the group or if you would be interested in joining us please contact Diana at the Falkland branch.

 Currently Reading: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: a novel by Rachel Joyce.

The current title may be available at the branch. Please speak with staff.

 

Previous Book Club Titles:

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

River of the Brokenhearted by David Adams Richards

Digging to America by Anne Tyler

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Amee Bender

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Time in Between by Maria Duenas

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The Accidental by Ali Smith

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Beach House by Jane Green

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman

Farewell my Subaru by Doug Fine

The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

Let's pretend this never happened...by Jenny Lawson

The Lost Husband by Katherine Center

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

For those that missed the last meeting we discussed Gone Gril by Gillian Flynn. The story is about a man being investigated in the dissapearance/death of his wife. As the story unfolds you gain insight into the private lives (and lies) of this couple. It brings up many things to consider such as the role of media in our own lives, the concept of public and private lives and the differences between what we see and what we show others. This is an interesting story with some twists and turns that may leave you wondering how something that looks so good can be so incredibly bad! Those at the meeting generally enjoyed the story but agreed it wasn't one that left you feeling good about the world...


What's New:

  • Come and check out some of our new magazine subscriptions! They are slowly working their way to our branch- so stop by over the coming weeks. Titles include: Canadian Geographic, Reader's Digest, Macleans, and Mental Floss. If you have any ideas about magazines we might try to bring into the branch please stop by and speak with staff! We are always seeking input from the public.
  • Take home one of our new "Take-out Surprise" grab bags. You never know what hidden treasures you might find inside!
  • We not have Air Conditioning inside the branch! So come in, cool off, and spend some time looking for an amazing book, movie, or CD!