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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Enjoy special bonding and play time with your baby. This program features books, circle time, puppets, songs, and rhymes.
Ages birth to 18 mos
Tuesdays 10:15 - 10:45 am
February 6 - April 24
Join Catherine for stories, songs, puppets, fingerplays, and maybe even dancing!
Ages 18 mos. to 5 years
Thursdays 10:15 - 10:45 am
January 18 - April 26
Book Donations for book sale:
Try the library's Makey Makey gizmos including: conductive play dough, a fruit piano, as well as squishy circuits. Test out the library's collection of STEAM tools including: Code & Go, Electronic Snap Circuits, Cubelets, and Goldieblox.
Learn to knit or crochet in the comfort of the Library.
Join our dedicated group of knitting ladies to learn the useful arts of knitting and crochet. Good for beginners and intermediate crafters.
Ages 7 and up
Tuesdays April 10 - June 19
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Fridays beginning January 12, 2017.
10:30 - 12:30 pm
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 sessions. In partnership with The Clubhouse Childcare Centre, and funding by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.
For newborns to 4 years of age.
All of these story time programs are drop-in and FREE!
Build amazing Lego creations in a busy, creative atmosphere. Lego provided.
**Ages 5 and up only please**
Third Wednesday of the month after school 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Learn to play the amazing game of chess, expand your skills, and have fun playing with other children.
**Ages 5 and up please**
First Wednesday of the month after school 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Make a "beadiful" bracelet (or two) for your mom!
Ages 8 and up
Monday May 7
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Please register in person, by phone, or online.
ALL AGES - fun for the whole family.
11:00 - 11:30 am
Join us in welcoming Susin Nielsen, an award-winning Canadian author who will talk to us about how she got started writing and how she became a published author.
Ages 11-14 (Grades 6-8)
Thursday, May 24th @ 1:00pm
This is a FREE DROP-IN program. Please phone the branch if you are interested in registering a class.
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.
Wednesday April 25, 2018
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
2:00 - 4:00 pm
The Writers’ Group meets at the Westbank Library every Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Because of increased membership, the Group has divided into two separate interest groups.
The Publishing Guild – 1st & 3rd Thursdays – provides how-tos and support to get a manuscript published.
The Writing Guild – 2nd & 4th Thursdays – provides support for those wanting to improve their writing skills.
If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please call or email Blair Jean before attending: 250 488 1959 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adults and Seniors
Do you knit? Come meet new friends while knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, doing needlepoint, etc. Some supplies will be available.
Every Monday 1:00 - 3:30 pm
DROP-IN - all abilities welcome!
Bring your tablets and smartphones to the library to learn how to download eBooks, e-Magazines, language learning, and other online library resources. Come and trade tips,
tricks, and techniques with others.
Day: 3rd Friday of the Month
Get to know Ancestry: Library edition!
Every Wednesday afternoon 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: 4th Wednesday of the Month Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Come out and play! Bring your own favourite game or join us to try out something new - teens and kids are also welcome. The library has chessboards to share and will accept donations of other board games (complete sets only please).
Day: 4th Wednesday of the Month Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Westbank Book Club
Please join us on the last Tuesday afternoon of the month at 2pm for a lively discussion of this month's title.
Come pick up your copy today!
There will be copies of the next book handed out at each meeting.
Please register in person or by phone at 250-768-4369.
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.