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
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 January 16 - March 13
3:30 - 4:30 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
January 17, February 21, March 21 and April 18
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
January 10, February 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2
January 21 - 27. Unplug your devices, turn off your phones and play!
Join us for stories, songs and fun with playdough.
Ages 3 - 6
Monday January 22
10:15 -11:15 am
Please register in person, by phone, or online.
Use your strategies and imagination to build towers, ramps and contraptions from these simple wooden building blocks.
Ages 5 and up
Wednesday January 24
Please register in person, by phone, or online.
See what you can create from our mish-mash of craft supplies - let your imagination run wild!
Friday January 26 and Saturday January 27
March 19 - 30. Are you bored without school? Come in to have fun and learn at the library!
Join Lily and Coco for some Spring Break silliness. Enjoy a puppet version of a popular storybook! (title to be announced)
Ages 3 and up
Wednesday March 28
Thursday March 29
3:30 - 4:30pm
Enjoy some Hoppy Easter stories and a simple craft.
Saturday March 24
11:00 - 11:45 am
Make a "beadiful" bracelet (or two) for your mom!
Ages 8 and up
Monday May 7
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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.
Please reserve the second Wednesday of the month for our Friends of the Westbank Library Speaker Series.
Second Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
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 email@example.com.
Adults and Seniors
Do you knit? Come meet new friends while knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, doing needlepoint, etc. Some supplies will be available.
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
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
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.
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.
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.