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Westbank

Westridge Mall
#31 - 2484 Main St. (Hwy 97 S)
West Kelowna, B.C. V4T 2G2
250-768-4369

When the library is closed there are book return chutes located beside the front door.

Please find our events below on the branch calendar, or search the ORL Calendar of Events.

Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
All branches closed on statutory holidays

Free parking is available in the Westridge Centre parking lot. Conveniently located parking spaces are available for people with disabilities.

          Congratulations to Isley, Cambria and mother Katrina

  Isley, Cambria & Katrina Ainslie on becoming the first in the whole Okanagan Regional Library system to read all of the books on our 100 Books to Read Together Before  Kindergarten booklist!

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When did the library move from the community centre to its new location?   When did Barbara work at the Branch?  All this and more in this recently published history of the Friends of the Westbank Library.  This is the wonderful group that supports and helps fund our various Summer Reading programs.

A History of the Friends of the Westbank Library

 

**NEW**

Saturday Storytimes in March & April

Join Catherine for songs and stories from 10:15-1045am

on Saturday mornings.

March 7 - April 25 (no program on Easter Saturday)

    

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Author Reading - Sterling Haynes

Saturday, March 21 from 1-2pm.

"Sterling Haynes' new collection of 35 vivid, humorous stories reads like the man himself: gritty, irreverent and humane.  He'll make you chortle and weep and gnash your teeth."

 

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Information on wills, estates, probate and more.  

1-2:30pm. Thursday, April 9

Call 250-768-4369 or drop by the library to register.

Program offered by Canada Purple Shield

 

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**NEW**

Saturday Storytimes in March & April

Join Catherine for songs and stories from 10:15-1045am

on Saturday mornings.

March 7 - April 25 (no program on Easter Saturday)

mother & baby

Thursday Storytimes run Thursday mornings from 10-10:30am until April 30, 2015. 

Enjoy fun with your preschooler ~ Join David for stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.  For toddlers and preschoolers 18 months - 5 years, their parents and caregivers.

Babytimes 

Babytime has finished for the spring.   It will resume in October.  Babytime includes songs, rhymes and stories.  Parents/caregivers are required to participate with their child.   

All babytime and storytime programs are drop-in and FREE!

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100 Books to Read Together Before Kindergarten

The Okanagan Regional Library is pleased to announce a wonderful way to make sure your child enjoys some of the best children’s books available at the library!  Pick up your copy of 100 Books to Read Together Before Kindergarten.

 

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Lego blocks

 

Build amazing Lego creations.  Call 250-768-4369 or drop in to register.  Free  For ages 6 & up.

Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm -  April 8, May 13

Lego is provided.   For photos of Lego creations from the March 11 Lego Builders afternoon go to:  https://westbanklibrarykids.wordpress.com/

 

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Friends of the Library - Speaker Series

6:30-7:30pm Wednesday, April 15 - Bees in the Okanagan.  Speaker Vic MacDonald of Bees Incorporated.  You are invited to attend this free presentation and learn about bees in our valley and how we can help them flourish. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Westbank Library

 The Friends of the Westbank Library  have a series of Wednesday evening speakers over the winter months. 

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Blenze Coffee logo

Show your ORL Library card at the Blenz Coffee shop in the Westbank Centre (3645 Gossett Road)

and receive 10% off on handmade drinks.

 

  

Do you Knit or Crochet?

Meet new friends while knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, doing needlepoint, etc

Some supplies will be available.

Drop-in – all abilities welcome!

Mondays 1-3:30pm 

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 Introductory Computer Classes

 

We are taking names of those interested in basic computer skills

(using the mouse, browsing the Internet, setting up an email account)

for classes to be held in the spring. 

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Meeting Room

Westbank branch has a meeting room available for rent. With a theatre style set-up, the room has a seating capacity of 20-25. The room is available on open days and rents for $40.00 for the first 2 hours and $10.00 per hour for each additional hour.  Bookings are not confirmed until the rental fee has been paid.

Please contact the branch at 250-768-4369 for further information or to book a room.

 


Local Artists on Display in the Library 

Jean Monteith        Karen M. Andrews      Ralph Carlson      Jenny Mohr       Jo-Anne Legree

Christine Millar       Marina Leisen            Jean Willerton      Stella Tessier   


Friends of the Library

The Westbank Friends of the Library, formed in February 2001, actively support the work of the library and its staff.   The monies raised from their book sales are used to buy non-budget items and to sponsor various programs and events that take place in the library. The Friends also organize the popular Wednesday Evening  Speakers Programs that take place in the library once a month during the winter/spring months.

If you would like more information or would like to attend a Friends of the Westbank Library meeting please contact the library at 250-768-4369. Dates of meetings and Speakers Programs are posted on our branch calendar. 

Spring Booksale - location to be announced.   

Friday, May 29 11am-8pm

Saturday, May 30  9am-3pm

Sunday, May 31  9am-3pm

 

 


Community Links

District of West Kelowna  http://www.districtofwestkelowna.ca/

Westbank & District Chamber of Commerce  http://www.westbankchamber.com/