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.
Hot Chocolate Reading Challenge
December 8 to January 12 (extended till February 2)
If you enjoy the Summer Reading Club, come down to the library and pick up your Hot Chocolate Reading Challenge. It involves different reading challenges or you can make up your own. Once completed, you will receive a prize.
Science, technology, engineering, art and math inspired activities and challenges. Receive a draw ticket every time you participate for a chance to win a prize each month.
Every Tuesday, 3:00-4:00pm
Lego: January 8, February 5, March 5
Art: January 15, February 12, March 12
Engineering: January 22, February 19
Maker Space Kit and KEVA: January 29, February 26
For ages 5-12
No registration required; drop in
Families are welcome throughout the year to engage in creative activities inspired by our collection. Join us for free, interactive workshops, discovery days, and activities that support families learning together, in a fun and relaxed way. Our family events are free and are suitable for children ages 5-12 and their caregivers.
Saturdays at 10:30am
February 2, March 2, April 6, and May 4
Registration required for each program.
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.
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
February 6: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
March 6: Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
April 3: The Spy and the Traitor by Ben MacIntyre
May 1: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
June 5: Forgiveness by Ken Sakamoto
Enjoy the company and encouragement of other artists and crafters while working on your projects. This is a chance to share your passion and possibly discover a new hobby to try. Bring along any of your art and craft activities, eg. Painting, knitting, beading, quilting, rug hooking, crochet, drawing, embroidery.
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.
Coffee, Company, and Crosswords
Exercise your brain with crosswords, Sudoku, colouring sheets, puzzles, and more. Enjoy the company of others while keeping your brain active. Coffee, tea, and refreshments provided.
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.