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 the 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.
SRC 2019- Image the Possibilities
Registration starts: June 18
Imagine the Possibilities Magic Show with Leif David
Step into a world of imagination where the impossible is possible! Don’t blink! Watch as drawings come to life, pictures leap off the page from popular children’s books, and toys misbehave with hilarious surprises. This show features magic, comedy, music, and tons of audience participation.
Wednesday, July 3 at 11:00am
Waterwise-Water Safety Workshop
The award winning WaterWise Team promotes drowning prevention through public education. Our program will include boat and water safety messages emphasizing the key objectives: PREPARE IT! WEAR IT! KNOW IT! SHARE IT!
Friday, July 12 at 6:00pm
The Code Mobile
Special Guest the Code Mobile will be here with different technology, so you can explore and learn.
Tuesday, July 16
2:00-3:30pm for ages 5-8
3:30-5:00pm for ages 9-12
Bubble Wonders: Anything is Possible!
Come and watch Geoff “Merlin” Atkins and be amazed at his use of bubbles, magic, and storytelling. This is a fun, inspiring, and captivating show.
Tuesday, July 23 at 1:00pm
Alice in Wonderland Croquet
Fall down the Rabbit Hole and play croquet in Wonderland. Also make “Alice in Wonderland” theme crafts and play trivia.
Tuesday, July 30
10:00-10:30am 1:00-1:30pm 4:00-4:30pm
Preschool Story Time
Join us for special STEAM story time and activity mornings. Favorite books will be read aloud, followed by a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math) activity related to our stories. Best suited to children ages 2-6 years, and their caregivers.
Saturday, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30am
August- Drop in for STEAM Activities
Come down to the library and have fun with our Maker Space Kits, DIY Project Boxes, and Engineering Challenges.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00am-12:00pm
For ages 5-18 and Families
Hero Kids is an ENnie award-winning fantasy role-playing game for children ages 4-10 years old. Children will practice skills such as math, teamwork, problem solving, imagination, and history.
Every Friday for the month of August at 4:30-5:30
Teens are invited to play READING Bingo this summer!
Get a free book when you complete your first BINGO line.
Receive draw entries for an awesome prize each time you complete an extra line.
Play all summer long!
Deadline: August 31st
Reading BINGO cards are available starting June 18th.
If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you!
HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in things like web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging.
Learn to code your own one page website!
No fancy program is needed and we provide all the equipment.
Thursday, August 8
The Enabled Environment Focus Group that had been scheduled for July 31 has been cancelled.
Keep track of the books you read from July through to September 28, by writing the title and author in the matching square. Book titles may be used only once per card, and only one entry per person.
Pick up your bingo card at the front desk!
Armstrong Book Club
Join us at the library for good books, good discussion, and good company.
Wednesday, at 1:00pm
Drop in- No registration required
August 7: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
September 4: Sharing of books read over the summer.
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.
If you like playing Dungeons and Dragons (5th Edition), come and join our friendly group of players.
Every Friday, 5:30-8:00pm
No registration required
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 $31.50 ($30.00 for two hour minimum + 5% GST) for the first two hours and $15.75 for each additional hour ($15.00 + 5% GST). 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.