All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays.
When the library is closed there are book return chutes located beside the front door.
View events in calendar format.
For details or registration info, click on an event below.
Come have a visit with Santa; sit on his knee, tell him what you would like for Christmas, take some photos, and enjoy the Christmas cheer. Please bring a donation for the food bank and something to occupy your child during the wait.
Wednesday December 11 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Families DROP IN
Unplug and Play this week at the Library! Come play some BINGO with us for a chance to win books and other prizes!
Monday January 27th 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration Required. Ages 6 and up.
Back by popular demand because it's ooey, gooey and oh so fun! Come out and learn to make different types of slime with us!
Wednesday January 29th 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Get active with music and movement in the library. Join us for Zumba during spring break.
Monday March 16th 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages 4 and up welcome!
Join us for a popular storybook brought to life!
Wednesday March 25th 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages 3 and up welcome!
Make something special for your hardworking mom for Mother's Day. Project to be announced.
Wednesday May 6th 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Registration Required. Ages 6 and older
Creative youth, please join us for our once a month Creative Power arts and crafts projects. Projects will be announced closer to the dates, so keep your eyes open!
Friday November 29 - Sock Snowmen
Friday January 31 - TBA
Friday February 28 - TBA
Friday March 27 - TBA
Friday April 24 - TBA
4:00pm - 5:00pm
*AGES 10 AND UP*
Join us for stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, and maybe some dancing!
Preschool ages DROP IN
Tuesdays (Ends Dec 17th. Will start up again Jan 14th)
10:15am - 10:45am
Enjoy special bonding and play time with your baby. This program features bookc, circle time, puppets, songs and rhymes.
0 - 18 months DROP IN
Thursdays (Ends Dec 12th. Will start up again Jan 16th)
Fun for the whole family! Come to the library to share stories, talk to puppets, bounce around to silly songs, and make a craft! Join us the last Saturday of the month until April.
Saturday November 30 - Penguins!
Saturday January 25 - TBA
Saturday February 29 - TBA
Saturday March 28 - TBA
Saturday April 25 - TBA
11:00am - 12:00pm
Family DROP IN
Build amazing LEGO creations in a busy, creative, and fun atmosphere! LEGO will be provided. Join us every third Wednesday of the month starting in October.
Wednesday December 18
Wednesday January 15
Wednesday February 19
Wednesday March 18
Wednesday April 15
Wednesday May 20
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages 5 and up DROP IN
Earth Kids unite! This program will feature fun, eco-friendly projects, crafts and learning. Projects will be announced closer to the date. Join us the first Wednesday of the month from October to December.
Wednesday December 4 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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.
NEW TIME* Running the 1st Saturday of Every Month.
Saturday December 7 10:30am -12:00pm
Saturday February 1 10:30am -12:00pm
Saturday March 7 10:30am -12:00pm
Saturday April 4 10:30am -12:00pm
Saturday May 2 10:30am -12:00pm
Saturday June 6 10:30am -12:00pm
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.
Every Friday (Ends Dec 20th. Will start up again Jan 10th)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
For more information and to register, please contact Sheree at 250-762-4476.
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 until June 23rd.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Register in person, by phone, or online.
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.
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 2019/2020
**Book order may change depending on availability of title**
Copies of the next book are handed out at each meeting.
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!
Learn more about the Writer's Group by visiting their website: www.westbankwritersgroup.ca.
The Friends of the Westbank Library organizes local experts to speak on engaging diverse topics on Wednesday evenings. Speakers will be announced closer to the dates.
Wednesday January 15th - TBA
Wednesday February 12 - TBA
Wednesday March 11 - TBA
Wednesday April 8 - TBA
6:30pm - 7:30pm
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Do you knit or crochet? Come meet new friends while knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, doing needlepoint, etc. Some supplies will be available.
DROP-IN — All abilities welcome!
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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.
Call the Westbank branch to book your appointment: 250-768-4369
Last Wednesday of the month
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
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.
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 + tax for the first 2 hours and $10.00 + tax 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.
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.
Details about our Speakers Series program are posted on our branch calendar.