All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
When the library is closed there are book return chutes located beside the front door.
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Story Time has switched to TUESDAYS! Join Rhonda for stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, and maybe some dancing!
Ages 18 months - 5 years old
*NEW DAY* Tuesdays, October 2 - December 11
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Baby Time has switched to THURSDAYS! Enjoy special bonding and play time with your baby. This program features books, circle time, puppets, songs, and rhymes.
For Newborns - 18 Months old
*NEW DAY* Thursdays, October 4 - December 13
Sign With Me Story Time
Family Free Drop-in
Join a deaf storyteller and a children's librarian for stories, songs, and rhymes presented in both American Sign Language and English. This program is welcome to attendees of all abilities. An interpreter will be present.
The last half of the program is dedicated to socializing; the library will supply a small snack and craft. Financial assistance provided by the Central Okanagan Foundation.
Every third Saturday of the month; 10:30-12 noon in the Meeting Room
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
DROP-IN & FREE
Special Saturday Story Times
Fun for the whole family! Come in to the library to share stories, talk to puppets, and bounce around to silly songs.
3rd Saturday of the month:
November 17 - Winter Stories and Craft
December 15 - Christmas Stories and Craft
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Parents will learn fun ways to interact with their child during this two hour oral early literacy program. Snack time and play time are included in each session. In partnership with The Clubhouse Childcare Centre, and funding by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.
For Newborns - 4 years of age.
Fridays beginning September 21, 2018.
10:30 - 12:30 p.m.
All of these story time programs are FREE! For more information and to register, please contact Sheree at 250-762-4476.
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.
Build amazing LEGO creations in a busy, creative, and fun, atmosphere! LEGO will be provided.
Ages 5 years and older please
3rd Wednesday of the month:
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Join our dedicated group of knitting ladies to learnt he useful arts of knitting and crochet. Good for beginner and intermediate crafters.
Ages 7 years and older please
Tuesdays, September 18 - December 11
Register in person, by phone, or online.
After School Chess Club
Learn to play the amazing game of chess, expand your skills, and have fun playing with other children.
Ages 6 and older please
1st Wednesday of the month:
Join us once a month for our new and exciting Creative Power Projects! We are working hard to bring to you some really amazing facilitators for projects you are sure to enjoy: the arts and crafts projects will be announced as soon as possible, we promise!
Ages 10 and older please
Last Friday of the month in the Meeting Room
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Families - unplug and play at the library! Bring your own favourite games or try out some of the games and puzzles in our collection. The library has chessboards, checkers, crib, Catan, 7 Wonders, and other games. Turn off those devices and have some old fashioned fun on Every Wednesday Evening!
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join the West Kelowna Ambassadors for unicorn stories, a unicorn craft, and perhaps even unicorn cookie decorating - our taste buds may change before the date! Welcome to all magical and non-magical beings alike.
Wednesday, November 14
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Please register online, by phone, or in person!
Come have a visit with Santa; sit on his knee, tell him what you would like to enjoy for Christmas, take some photos, and enjoy the Christmas cheer. Please bring a donation for the food bank and something to occupy your child as there is a Long wait.
ALL AGES WELCOME!
Wednesday, December 12
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The Writers’ Group meets at the Westbank Library in our Meeting Room. They focus on Independent Self-Publishing; facilitating authors and would-be authors to publish their own work. In addition, the Writers' Group schedules different guest speakers who are involved in various aspects of writing and publishing. New members are welcome!
Adults and Seniors
Pauline Daniel, the author of Tuesdays with Jack, will read from her book and take some time to answer questions.
Thursday, October 25
Time - 2:00-4:00 PM in the Meeting Room
Karen Autio and Loraine Kemp, the author and illustrator of Growing up in Wild Horse Canyon, will read from her book and take some time to answer questions.
Wednesday, October 24
Time - 1:00-3:30 PM in the Children's Area
Do you knit or crochet? Come meet new friends while knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, doing needlepoint, etc. Some supplies will be available.
Every Monday in the Meeting Room: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
DROP-IN - all abilities welcome!
Do you need some assistance with your mobile devices? We can help with minor troubleshooting on smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Have any questions about downloading an eBook or our other online resources? We are happy to help you learn.
Day: Every Friday starting September 7
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Please call the Westbank Library to book your appointment: 250-768-4369
Learn how to use the library's Ancestry.com database for genealogy research within a small group setting.
On the last Wednesday of the month a member of the Kelowna and District Genealogical Society and a Librarian from the Westbank Branch are ready to help you with your Ancestry questions.
Day: Last Wednesday of the Month Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Please join us on the last Tuesday afternoon of the month at 2:00 p.m. for a lively discussion of each months title.
Come pick up your copy today along with author information and discussion topics about the next book.
Book list for 2018/2019
There will be copies of the next book handed out at each meeting.
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.
Use our new study room for free. It has a seating capacity of up to 10 people.
The room is available during branch hours for a duration of 2 hours. It can be booked up to 2 days in advance.
City of West Kelowna, http://www.westkelownacity.ca
Greater Westside Board of Trade, http://www.westbankchamber.com
Westside Health Network, http://westsidehealthnetwork.com
Visit Westside (West Kelowna Visitors Centre), http://www.visitwestside.com
Suk'?t?msqilx? West Kelowna Arts Council, http://www.swac-arts.com
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.