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When the library is closed there are book return chutes located beside the front door.
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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.
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Date: August 9th, 2019
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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday August 15 10:00 am - 11:00am
*AGES 5 AND UP*
*This program is for registered summer reading club participants*
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**
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 September 27 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday October 25 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday November 29 4:00pm - 5:00pm
*AGES 10 AND UP*
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.
Fridays - Will start up again in September
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
Will start up again in September
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.
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.