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.
Learners will engage in fun, beginner friendly tech stations featuring different interactive activities that teach computational thinking and coding concepts.
Tuesday, Nov 13
Drop in- No registration required
Engineering is all around us. From the roads we take to get from one place to another, to the clean water flowing out of our taps, to the smartphones that we use to communicate, engineers had a hand in it! Join Engineers and Geoscientist BC at the Armstrong Library on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 2:30-3:30pm to learn more about engineering. This one-hour session for students ages 6-12 will include a hands-on activity which relates to engineering.
LEGO! LEGO! LEGO!
Armstrong LEGO activities continue on FRIDAY evenings 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
LEGO blocks are available for 6 to 12 year olds. DUPLO blocks are available for 3 to 5 year olds.
Children should be accompanied by an adult who can help and supervise if needed. Staff may not be able to closely supervise children during this activity.
It’s time to start thinking about the holidays! Get into the holiday spirit by joining us at the library and making different crafts. All supplies provided.
Tuesday at 10:30am – 12:00pm
November 20: Scandinavian Twig Star Garland
November 27: Winter Birch Tree Greeting Cards
December 4: Evergreen Wreaths and Swags
December 11: Wooden Painted Ornaments
Free; drop in program
Make your very own Ukrainian-style egg ornament! Join us for an exciting craft that will help you get into the holiday spirit! Using chicken eggs, wax pens, and dyes; you will get to create a special keepsake or gift that can be treasured for years. All supplies will be provided.
Friday, November 23
1:00-2:30pm or 3:00-4:30pm.
This program is intended for adults and children 8 years old and up. (Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.)
Armstrong Book Club
Join us at the library for good books, good discussion, and good company.
Wednesday, at 1:00pm
December 5: The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux (translated by Lazer Lederhendler)
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.
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 $30.00 for the first two hours and $15.00 for each additional hour. 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.