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

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.


Pruning with Don Burnett.  Why, When & How

February is the perfect time to learn the basics of pruning.  Come to this free presentation, given by Don Burnett; arborist and lifelong resident of the Okanagan Valley.

Presented by the Friends of the Westbank Library

7-8pm Wednesday, February 18


Workshop on Wills and Probate


BC has the second highest PROBATE fees in the country.   Learn what probate is and how it will effect your executor and estate. 

Cremations and Burials not pre-planned lead to OVERSPENDING and stress.   Learn how pre-planning makes things easier for loved ones.

Most Canadians do NOT have a proper Living Will!   Ensure your family is protected from the anxiety of forced medical decisions.

You’ve Written a Will…but are all your ducks in a row? An Unprepared Estate Can Devastate Your Family.

A Free Living Well and Leaving Well workshop - Thursday, February 19 at 1pm. 


Remember Show & Tell from when you were in Kindergarten? 

 Well, it's time for grown-up Show & Tell.  Bring a photo, letter, family heirloom or artifact and share your story or just come and listen.  There will also be a special screening of "Valour to Remember", a film honouring local veterans.   Hosted by Rebecca Robinson, video biographer and member of the Association of Personal Historians. 

Thursday, February 26 from 1-2:30pm


 District of West Kelowna logo

Talk Budget with the West Kelowna Council.   How will your tax dollars be spent?  What big ticket items are in the works?  Chat with Coucnil about the draft 2015 Budget and provide your input at an open house on Wednesday, March 4 from 5 to 8 p.m.


Control your Health with Tai Chi

Learn how Tai Chi can improve balance, coordination, flexibility and strength.  The gentle, slow flowing movements can be adjusted for any limitations.  Presented by Doug and Yvonne Waines from Wine Country Tai Chi.

2-3pm on Thursday, March 5.





Programs for Babies and Preschoolers


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 are held Tuesday mornings from 10:15am-10:45am until March 17.  Join Catherine for songs, rhymes and stories.  Parents/caregivers are required to participate with their child.   

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


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.



Friends of the Library - Speaker Series


Pruning with Don Burnett.  Why, When & How

February is the perfect time to learn the basics of pruning.  Come to this free presentation, given by Don Burnett; arborist and lifelong resident of the Okanagan Valley.

Presented by the Friends of the Westbank Library

7-8pm Wednesday, February 18

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. 


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.


Lego blocks



We would like to offer a free Lego program and would appreciate any Lego donations (new or used)



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 



 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. 


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/