5771 - Highway 97
P.O. Box 33
Falkland, B.C. V0E 1W0
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.
|Tuesday:||2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Wednesday:||1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Thursday:||1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|All branches closed on statutory holidays|
FREE parking is available in front of the library.
We had wonderful group here in the branch on Tuesday January 28th for the most recent LEGO Mania program. There were a total of 18 persons building, designing, and admiring the fantastic creations. Issac Newman was the draw prize winner of the LEGO minifigure. Congratulations to Isaac and his fantastic assistant (Dad) Nick!
Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend this special program. It is a great way for parents (expecially Dads and Granddads) to spend some time with kids doing something fun and creative. A prize draw will be held at each program. Please register ahead of time so staff know how many kids to expect. All kids should have an adult helper to assist and supervise. Please note that staff are not able to supervise children closely during this program as the library is also open to the general public.
All LEGO building materials are provided by the library - so please leave your own at home!
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: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.
The current titles 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
For those that missed the last meeting we discussed State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. The book is about a woman who is sent into the Amazon jungle to find out where/how her co-worker and friend died. She deals with kooky characters, vicious bitting bugs, a secretative and unyielding scientist, nightmares, and of course her own inner-demons. We agreed that this wasn't a feel-good story, a page-turner, or really something we wish to read again...oh well. On to the next book!!
To celebrate our first ever Okanagan Reads - For Kids! special events are being held in several different communities through our library system. Julie White, the author chosen for this session is in fact one of our own Community Librarians! Ms. White spent several years working here in our own Falkland branch. We are very proud to recommend her books to youth in our communites, but most especially here in Falkland where many people will remember her!
We will be hosting a special guest speaker on Friday February 21st at 1pm here at the branch. Robin Hahn, an accomplished equestrian will be sharing some of his experiences including his time as Captain of the Canadian Gold-medal winning team at the 1971 Pan American Games in Columbia; his competition at the 1972, 1976, and 1988 Olympic games; as well as a lifetime of training, coaching and riding. This promises to be both entertaining and informative!
Space is limited for this presentation so please contact Diana at the branch for information (250-379-2705)