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.
Summer Reading Club Kick-Off!
Registration begins! Come to the library to receive a reading log, enter contests, name mascots, then stay to make a craft and imagine possibilities with LEGO.
Saturday June 22 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
**This is the first day to register for the summer reading club BUT not that last. Come by any day after the above date to register**
Special Storytimes in July
Imagine the possibilities at storytime. Drop in to the Westbank Library and experience stories, music, dance and games.
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Coyote's World: A Native Storytelling
Telling stories and legends of the local animals and people is a way of teaching the young. Along with props and interactions there is fun and learning to share as we venture into Coyote's World. This program will be delivered by Pat Raphael, a Cree Okanagan storyteller.
Thursday July 4 10:15 am - 11:15 am
*AGES 5 AND UP*
*This program is for registered summer reading club participants*
Join out local WildSafeBC Community Coordinator for a fun and interactive presentation about bears and how we can learn to live safely with them.
Wednesday July 10 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Okanagan World of Reptiles
Join us for a fun, captivating and educational presentation about reptiles and other wildlife.
Thursday July 11 10:15 am - 11:15 am
*AGES 5 AND UP*
Join our library puppeteers for a fun filled puppet show featuring Are you a Horse by Andy Rash and Bark George by Jules Feiffer. Brought to you by the Mission Branch library staff.
Thursday July 18 10:15 am - 11:15 am
*AGES 3 AND UP*
Beginner Dance Workshop
A class for discovering the basics of dance. With inspiration from modern, contemporary, ballet and various other styles. This workshop is an introduction of the world of dance through rhythmic movement and exploration.
Wednesday July 24 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a lively morning of Irish dancing. There will be a demonstration followed by trying out some steps from this popular dance tradition.
Thursday July 25 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Create your own village using books and materials provided by the library.
Friday July 26 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
*AGES 10 AND UP*
Learn American Sign Language and become exposed to deaf culture in a fun, engaging, and creative environment. Experienced teachers will use rhymes, stories, games, and even crafts to help you learn a new language. All ages. Registration required.
Date: August 9th, 2019
Come out and play a range of games from table top classics to interactive activities like indoor mini golf. The library will supply the fun and games! Bring your family and friends.
Wednesday July 31 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Magic Show with Leif David
Anything is possible in this action-packed magic show with well known magician Leif David! This show features magic, comedy, music and tons of audience participation.
Thursday August 1 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Learn about coding, robotics and circuitry with the library's new maker space kits. Keva planks and Lego will round out this fun session.
Wednesday August 7 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Imagine it with SLIME
It's ooey, gooey and oh so fun! Come out and learn how to make slime with us!
Wednesday August 14 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Summer Reading Club Medal Ceremony
For those school age children who complete their entire reading record: all your hard work is rewarded with a shiny medal and certificate! Join us to celebrate your reading accomplishments. Ceremony followed by juice and cookies provided by the Friends of the Westbank Library.
Wednesday August 28 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
**MUST HAND IN COMPLETED RECORD BY 2PM AUGUST 27TH**
Sign With Me Story Time
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 fourth Saturday of the month; 10:30 - noon in the Meeting Room
Further dates pending
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.
Mondays May 6th - June 17th
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
Starting Tuesday, January 9th
3:30 - 4:30 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.
Wednesday July 31 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
**This is part of the Summer Reading Club program for all age groups**
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!
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.