Congratulations to Monchiere Commodore for winning the Fancy Forest quilt raffle! Monchiere is a recent transplant from Seattle, Washington. She had admired the quilt's colors and thought how nice those owls would look in her son's room, so she bought several tickets. She reports that she [...]
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Our community garden is having an end-of-summer work day on Saturday, September 30th from 10am to 1pm, and we could use your help! The community garden, located at Westbank Library, opened at the very end of 2012. It is well-established after four and a half years, and [...]
Did you know that people who read books live longer? According to a longitudinal study published last year (A Chapter a Day: Association of Book Reading and Longevity), people who read books – as opposed to periodicals – live almost two years longer than people who [...]
In the pell-mell sprint toward the first day of school – collecting supplies, coordinating outfits, inoculating arms, cutting hair, organizing backpacks, stockpiling lunch snacks, updating calendars, reviewing schedules – it is easy to lose track of ourselves. We become “human doings,” consumed with to-dos and driven [...]
Has your family been reading this summer? It’s not too late to pick up a passport at the library and log some of your literary travels. What did you read? What faraway and nearby places did you visit in your reading and in real life? Did [...]
The great work of our libraries is overseen by a five-member elected Board of Trustees, and every year either two or three Board positions come open for election. This year there are two positions open, and anyone who lives in the district and is a registered [...]
Our website is the digital branch of Westbank Libraries. We expect you to find the same friendly, easy-to-use experience when you visit us online as you do when you visit us in person. Have fun exploring some of our new features: Digital resources Our digital [...]
We have 10,000 new library members at our Westbank location, including royalty! Queen Harper Bee and her thousands of BeeWeaver drones and workers are settling in to their new beehive home at the far end of the community garden. These bees (bred by a local company [...]