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Westbank

Westridge Mall
#31 - 2484 Main St. (Hwy 97 S)
West Kelowna, B.C. V4T 2G2
250-768-4369

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
*The branch will be closed on Monday, September 1st, for Labour Day.

Free parking is available in the Westridge Mall parking lot. Conveniently located parking spaces are available for people with disabilities.

Funny Business - SRC 2014

   

 We are adding those readers who have completed their Reading Records to the

 Summer Fun! Wall of Fame

 

 reading record wall of fame

All those who have completed their Reading Records are invited to a Medal Ceremony at 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 3 where Mayor Doug Findlater will present SRC medals to everyone who has completed their Reading Records.

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Programs for Babies and Preschoolers

Our Fall storytime will resume

Thursday, September 4.

 

Storytimes are held 10-10:30am from September 4 - December 11.

Enjoy fun with your preschooler ~ Get ready to read with stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays for toddlers and preschoolers 18 months - 5 years, their parents and caregivers

 

Babytime will resume on Tuesday, October 14.   Babytimes will be from 10:15am-10:45. 

 

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

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Westside Culture Days

Westside Culture Days

Come and enjoy refreshments and observe local artists in action.

Friday, September 26

1:00-3:00pm

The following artists have confirmed their attendance:

Ralph Carlson (painting)

Neil & Mary Anthes (photography)

Dan Summers (musician)

Elaine Hughes-Games (pottery)

Carvers from the Kelowna Carving Club

Pip Dryden (drawing)

Bob Harrold (watercolour)

"Granny Squares" (Westbank Library's Stitching Group):

Including Joyce Emmons, Betsy Cooke, Wendy Cormier, Hélène Garrett, Junette & Stu Taylor, Sue Riphagen and Diana Hudson

 

 For more information on Westside Culture days including events in other venues and on the weekend see: http://westsideculturedays.com

 

Westside Culture Days is also on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/westsideculturedays

 

 

 Upcoming events

 

Canning & Preserving Basics - with Ginny Dournovo

Attend this one hour free presentation led by Ginny Dournovo to learn the tips, tricks and information to preserve the great fruits and vegetables of the Okanagan.   Ginny Dournovo, is a long-time gardener, former Home Ec teacher and a life long resident on the Westside.

7-8pm Wednesday, September 17

Presented by the Friends of the Westbank Library as part of their speaker series.

 

Drop-in Health Clinic

The Westside Health Network, in partnership with the UBC Medical Program and support from the Central Okanagan Foundation, is offering free blood pressure and hearing testing along with an information session regarding the new Walk 'n Talk for your Life Program.

10:15am - 2pm Wednesday, September 24

 

Author visit - Frank Busch  - "Grey Eyes" on September 29, 2014

Frank Busch, author of Grey Eyes will be at the branch at

6:30pm  Monday, September 29 for an author reading.

Grey Eyese: a Novel

From the moment the Grey-Eyed boy is born, everything changes for the seven clans of the Nehiyawak. With only one other Grey-Eye in the village - the aging Eagle matriarch - the birth of an heir to the magic promises a line of defense against their greatest foe: the menacing Red-Eyes, whose name is rarely spoken, but whose presence is ever felt.

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Authorvisit - Chris Czajkowski on October 23, 2014

Meet the best selling author of Cabin at Singing River and Lonesome: Memoirs of a Wilderness Dog, on tour with her new book.  Reading & Slideshow at 1pm.  

And the River Still Sings goes beyond the tales with whcih we are so familar, exploring both the experiences that led Chris to a solitary lifestyle and her transition to a life closer to the grid.

 

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 Introductory Computer Classes

are over for the time being.

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 fall.

 

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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 

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Friends of the Library - Speaker Series

  The Friends of the Westbank Library  have a series of Wednesday evening speakers over the winter months. 

September 17 - Canning & Preserving Basics with Ginny Dournovo

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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    Pierre Lachance 


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. 

 

 


Community Links

District of West Kelowna  http://www.districtofwestkelowna.ca/

Westbank & District Chamber of Commerce  http://www.westbankchamber.com/