Enter WPL’s biggest social
media contest of the year for a Chance to Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!
Contest runs from Oct. 25 to Nov.7.

- Finish the sentence “My ideal library….” on a piece of paper
- Take a photo of yourself holding it up
- Tweet the photos and/or post it to our Facebook page using the hashtag #idealWPL. You can even pin it to our Pinterest Board

A winner will be drawn at random from all valid tweets/posts/pins. Limit of one entry per person per social media platform.
More details at www.tinyurl.copm/wplcontest

Nothing much to do on your Saturday? Bring your family or friends to play a good old fashioned board game. Just can’t break away from technology? Try our Wii family game night. For all ages. For more information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5500.

Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Remington Park Library.

Ever play a banana keyboard?
A drum made of marshmallows?

This 3 week storytime program for 2 to 4 year olds will include traditional elements such as books and songs but with a tech twist. In addition to fun stories, children will “shake” to the music, help “make” something cool using our invention kits and “take” home a simple craft. Space is limited.

To register call 519-2555-6770, Ext. 4434.

Tuesday, November 4, 18, 25, from 10:30 to 11:15 am, Central Library.

Adult Sensory Storytime
Yoga is coming to Windsor
Public Library!
The Eastside Windsor Yoga Studio will be joining some of our regularly scheduled storytimes!
The peaceful practice of Yoga encourages physical activity, offers tactile stimulation and helps increase flexibility.
For more information, call 519-255-6770 and the extension of the branch.

Wednesday, November 5, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Budimir branch (ext. 3300).

The Eastside Windsor Yoga
Studio will be joining some
of our regularly scheduled storytimes!
The peaceful practice of yoga encourages physical activity, offers tactile stimulation and enhances non-verbal communication between caregiver and child.

For more information call 519-255-6770 and the extension of the branch.

- Friday, November 7, 10:30 am at Forest Glade Library (ext. 5400)
- Wednesday, November 26, 11:00 am at Budimir (ext. 3300)

Turn strips of paper into a beautiful snowflake using
a simple quilling technique.
Ages 18 and up. For more information  519-255-6770 x4434

Wednesday, November 19, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Central Library, Teen Zone area.

 

 

Learn new job search
techniques and tips to help you find a job. Learn how to have an edge in today’s competitive job market. Bring your resume and job search questions to this interactive workshop!

Wednesday, November 26, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

For more information call 519-255-6770, ext. 5000, Fontainebleau Library.

FINAL SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST OF 2014!

We’re thrilled to announce our final “Connect with WPL” social media contest for this year. Unlike our other contests, which each ran through a single social media platform, you can enter this one through Facebook, Twitter AND Pinterest. You can even enter via all three to triple your chances of winning. Speaking of winning, the prize for this particular contest is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8″ 16GB)! You have until November 7th to enter so there is still plenty of time. Contest basics are below Continue Reading...
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Government Printer Peeks

Recent events in Canada have many people debating how a balance can be found between discovering and preventing terrorist activities, and the protection of individual freedoms.  Here are four government reports published within the last year considering these issues. Building resilience against terrorism: Canada’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy ;   2014 public report on the terrorist threat to Canada;  What an IP address can reveal about you, and Introducing privacy-protecting surveillance:Achieving privacy and effective counter-terrorism.  ...
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Goodreads Book Club this November!

The results are in! We’ll be reading Half Blood Blues, the award winning novel by Esi Endugyan for the month of November. I’m so excited to read this great new book with all of you and am looking forward to leading exciting discussions through our WPL Goodreads page. Half Blood Blues looks to be a fascinating read. It’s the winner of numerous prestigious awards including the Giller Award and was shortlisted for the 2014 Canada Reads defended by two time gold medalist Donovan Bailey. I think the book should Continue Reading...
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Calling all hobbyists!

Do you have a hobby you love? Would you like to share your hobby with others? Are you available on Saturday January 17, from 2-4 pm? If so, you might like to participate as a presenter in our Happenin’ Hobby Open House at Central Library, in celebration of National Hobby Month. You won’t have to give a speech, but you will have to answer questions from interested people and be ready to show off some of the great things about your hobby.  Bring some examples. Bring Continue Reading...
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Role Reversal: Vampire Lit – YOU Tell ME What to Read

Often times, in small-talk situations, people will ask me what I do for a living. When I tell them that I am a librarian, I am typically met with one of three responses: Really? Do people still use libraries? Can’t you get everything online? Oooh, cool. I’ll try to keep it down – I don’t want to get shushed. Wow – you must really love books then? (Side note: I used to get asked how many cats I own, but ever since Taylor Swift made owning Continue Reading...
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Bats At The Library

It’s nearly Halloween, a time of year when most people read a book or watch a movie to feel scared by ghosts, ghouls, and monsters. One animal usually associated with this holiday is the mammal chiroptera, commonly known as the bat. This is an unfortunate association as these small creatures are not the scary monsters that old superstitions and horror movies make them out to be. Bats are actually fascinating animals that act as an important part of our ecosystem. Rather than being scared of bats Continue Reading...
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