All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays
The Falkland Branch is located on highway 97 in the Falkland townsite near the Post Office and the Stampede Grounds. When the library is closed there is a book drop bin located near the accessibility ramp.
Diana McCarthy is the Community Librarian at this branch. Stop by and introduce yourself when you get a chance- Diana enjoys meeting new people; reading (shocking eh?,) getting crafty; and of course working at one of the best libraries in the world!
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For details or registration info, click on an event below.
Registration will begin on Tuesday June 25th and programs will run through July and August. Even if your child will be unable to attend these events; there are special prize draws, contests to enter and other activities that your child can do. Stop by and speak with staff if you have any questions.
August 6th & 20th
September 3rd & 17th
This a special drop-in program for kids young and old who want to spend a little time building something amazing. All materials are provided for this program; but kids under 10 must have a responsible adult or older sibling attend with them. If you have any questions/concerns etc. please pop by and speak with Diana. Hope to see you there!
For more information please stop in and speak with Diana, call her at 250-379-2705 ext 1811, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to be notified of upcoming programs and events please ask to be added to our Youth Programming mailing list (send an email to address listed above!)
Saturday August 10th from 2-4pm. All supplies will be provided, but please bring close-work glasses if you need them...If you have any beading tools at home- please bring them also as there is limited amounts available to use...
This is a chance to learn about some of the beading terminology and products available to make some amazing pieces of jewelry. If you have an old bracelet or other beaded item that is ill-fitting, or not quite what you like, or perhaps has broken; feel free to bring it along and we may be able to help you turn it into something lovely! All materials to make a pair of earrings and a bracelet (or a necklace) will be provided. So come and have some fun!
We have organized a writing group here in the branch. Anyone who is doing any kind of writing is encouraged to attend. Meeting dates are available on the Events Calendar. Please bring yourself, whatever you are working on, and if you have any ideas about how this group should function- bring your ideas!
At this time we are taking a small break from this group...if you are interested in joining us at a later date please let Diana know!
Knot Just Knitting Group:
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday July 23rd from 12-2pm. Bring yourself, something you are working on, and/or a completed project you would like to share with the group. All knitters, crocheters, or yarn-crafters are invited to attend.
Upcoming dates are available on the Events Calendar.
If you are unable to join us on Tuesdays; but would like to be a “yarn-buddy” (someone whom a member could call on for advice or assistance; or someone who might like some of that advice) please let Diana know and she will take your information and pass it on to club members. I hope to see you there!
Can the Library come and visit you and your Group/Organization?
Yes we sure can! Pop by the library or give Diana a call and she will be happy to set something up.
New Magazines have arrived, and others are slated to show up early in 2020!
Pop into the branch to check them out! And remember; if you have any magazines in mind that you would like the library to consider for future subscription please stop by and speak with Diana or send her an email at: email@example.com Ideas from local community members are always appreciated!
We are looking for ideas of programs, crafts, seminars, discussions, etc. that we could have here in our library that are geared towards adults and those who have celebrated their 29th Birthday more than a few times...
If you have something interesting to share with your neighbours and fellow Falklandites stop by and speak with Diana! You can also send her an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you think of something really great at 3am!
Some programs that we have had over the past few years include:
...if you have ideas for other programs we might arrange, or would like to see a repeat of any of the above programs please let Diana know!
We now have a cigarette receptacle located outside on the deck. It will be available for use during open hours for the time being; but we do plan to have it available outside everyday as soon as is possible.
We have a just received a baby changing table for our public washroom. Installation will happen shortly.
Knot Just Knitting is up and running- so please pop by or contact Diana if you would like more information. All yarn-loving Falklanders are encouraged to join us to share ideas, give advice and generally show-off your talents. Meeting dates are available on the Events Calendar (Tuesdays from 12-2pm.) Diana has an email-group set up for this group so if you would like to have email reminders about meetings ask to have your email address included.
Diana is working on planning some programs for this year; so if you have any ideas of something you would like to see please let her know!
We have some amazing Library book bags here in the branch. The price is $2.00 per bag. Pick one up next time you are in the branch. And rumour has it that we will have new bags one day soon...so get them before they disappear!
We have had an A.E.D. device installed here in the library thanks to the PAD program and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Unlike those at the Community Hall and the Curling Rink; this one is only available during the open hours at the Library.
We have a number of modified shelving units in the branch that make re-arranging the space for programs very easy. Stop by and Diana will be happy to show them off!
Tyler (of Defining Decor- the other tenant in the same building as the library) makes some beautiful displays in the foyer. Stop by to check them out--take a picture and post it on Facebook or Instagram #Definingdecor!
We have a wonderful selection of great Feature Film movies and Television series in our branch. So if you are bored with re-runs on TV or want to try something different; stop by and see what we have to offer.
We have a Youth Services email list that parents/caregivers may sign up for so that they can be kept informed about upcoming Children's programs and events. See staff to sign up or send us an email asking to be added: email@example.com!