A drop-in program developed
for aspiring tween writers and illustrators ages 8-13.
Learn basic writing and illustrating skills, play writing and illustrating games, get creative and discover new apps for mobile devices. Follow the club’s progress at http://rivwritingclub.wordpress.com
For more information cal 519-255-6770 ext 6620.

Tuesday, January 27, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Riverside Library, Lions Room.

Call 211 to find out what
Family Literacy Day events are happening at your local Ontario Early Years Centre, Parenting & Family Literacy Centre, elementary school, childcare centre, public library, and other community agencies across Windsor and Essex County.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter: #WEFLD

A limited supply of children’s books will be given away at selected locations. For more great ways to share #15MinutesofFun with your family visit familyliteracyday.ca.

Enjoy sharing rhymes, songs
and stories with your child to encourage bonding and to promote early speech and language development. Ages 0 to 12 months with a caregiver.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5400.

Friday, January 30, from 10:30 am to 11:00 am, Forest Glade Library.

Use our music station and
create and record your
own songs with Garageband on an iMac.
We provide use of a keyboard, an electric guitar and a bass guitar.

Available at all time when Riverside Library is open.

Reading detectives and
reading secret agents wanted.
Girls and boys join this terrific reading group. Together we will solve the mystery of strange books at Central library.
After the activities amazing books will be on display for you to continue the adventure reading at home.
Costumes and magnifying glasses will be provided.
Ages 3-12 and caregivers. Registration required. For more information call Ms. Janet Brown at 519-255-6770 x4579.

Tuesday, January 27, from 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm, Central Library, Central Children’s Learning Centre.

The Book Buddy program at Windsor Public Library will be
re-launching in February 2015!

We would like to thank everyone for their patience while we have been working to renew and improve the program.

If you would like to volunteer, or have a child who needs assistance with their reading skills, contact the Book Buddy Coordinator by email at bookbuddy@windsorpubliclibrary.
com or by phone at 519-255-6770 ext. 4418

Some felt, some glue and
you will have a terrific
coaster for your favourite mug! Ages 18 and up.

To register call 519-255-6770 x4434.

Wednesday February 18, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Central Library, Teen Zone area.

Book Buddy

The Book Buddy program at Windsor Public Library will be re-launching in February 2015! We would like to thank everyone for their patience while we have been working to renew and improve the program. If you would like to volunteer, or have a child who needs assistance with their reading skills, contact the Book Buddy Coordinator by email at bookbuddy@windsorpubliclibrary.com or by phone at 519-255-6770 ext. 4418....
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