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 Halloween night, 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.
Mother Goose! presented by the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club.
The fall session of Mother Goose with be at the library on Thursdays starting at 9AM - 10AM from Sept. 21 - November 9th.
Discover the power and pleasure of songs, rhymes, stories and play time with your pre-school children.
Story time is starting on September 23rd from 11:00am - 11:30am
The first and third Saturday during October, November and December.
Make your own stick looms, and then weave the items from nature into them.
Go on a walk and bring items to weave into your loom or use our items that we collect. Weaving to take place in the Meeting Room Wednesday October 18 from 2:30 - 4pm
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.
If you like playing games, come and join our friendly group of gamers. Every skill level welcome. Bring your own favorite game or join in and try something new. We play a wide variety of games, everything from card games, board games, Catan, to in-depth miniatures games, Star Wars D6 role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition.
Fridays starting September 9 - December 15
Are You Prepared?
Attend these free presentations by Nidus, and learn the steps you can take to plan for your future!
Armstrong Book Club
Join us at the library for books, great discussion, and good company in the meeting room!
Book club discussions occur the first Wednesday of each month and start at 1:00 pm.
October 4 419 by Will Ferguson
November 1 Damned Nations by Dr. Samantha Nutt
December 6 Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese
Saving the earth one munch at a time! Join Bud as he demonstrated vermi 10:30am
composting, worms and castings. Worm composting is an efficient and pleasant way
to compost food and garden scraps in a small space. Then there is the added benefit
of producing worm castings for your garden.
Saturday October 14 @ 10:30 am
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 for this FREE program but projects will not be ready for you to take home until the beginning of December. Registration is required for this event.
Saturday November 25 at either 11:00 am or 1:00 pm
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.