Bring your friends and
family to join us for a family friendly movie to escape from the heat.

Saturday, August 23, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Remington Park Library.

Unlock your child’s
potential with the Power
of Art.

Join us each week as we do Chalk Art, Painting, Drawing, and more. Eureka! Discover the artist inside of you. Ages 4 to 12. Registration required.

Tuesday, August 26, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Central Library.

Back by popular demand,
children and caregivers,
join us and learn to crochet, make a kite or a monster, do origami, and more. Each week you will have a chance to do at least one of 2 crafts.

All supplies will be provided. Remember your library cards. We will have our best books on display for you to take home and read together. Ages 4 to 12. Registration required.

Wednesday, August 27, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Central Library.

Some films are rated PG, PG-13
or R.  This is not a children’s program.

Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, Fred Israel Auditorium, Central Library.

AUG 27 – AVATAR – PG-13  (162 min.)

A chance for youth to get
together and create electronically. Make memes, gifs, edit pictures and learn. Come and participate in making content on the computer while building key technological skills.

Saturday, August 30, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Remington Park Library.

Join Heather Barrington
from the Windsor-Essex
County Health Unit for an interactive presentation in recognition of Healthy Aging Month. For adults of all ages.

Wednesday, September 3, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Central Library, Fred Israel Auditorium.

Learning Express Library (LEL)

TOEIC; TOEFL; GED; GRE; SAT; OMG! LEL! TISA! Are you shaking your head right now and wondering what all of this means?  It’s part of a game that we play here at the library: Standardized Test or Internet Slang.  One person throws out an acronym, and the other has to guess which category it belongs to.  Fun…right? Speaking of fun (and standardized tests), Learning Express Library (one of my favourite WPL databases, BTW) has been upgraded!  Clap. Cheer. Hi-Fives all around. If you love learning, you’ll love Continue Reading...
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What WPL Is reading in August

We at WPL have been busy this season.  With the summer programming schedule running in full bloom, we’ve often been helping thirty (or more) kids at a time explore ideas, build, create, and discover.  While we’ve had fun with the Eureka! theme, at the end of the day it has been nice to replace the youthful energy and curiosity with a good summer read.     Here’s what we’ve been lounging with this month: Rob: The Armageddon Rag by  George R.R. Martin. The Armageddon Rag While patiently waiting for Continue Reading...
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Balloonapalooza

Windsor will be celebrating Balloonapalooza downtown this weekend, and in honour of that event we will be looking at balloon related items that we have to offer in WPL’s collection! The Red Balloon This short film is about Pascal, a young French boy who discovers a red balloon on the streets of Paris. With very little dialogue, this movie captures the story of the boy and the balloon as they venture around “The City of Light” together. Described by many as a must-see childhood movie, The Continue Reading...
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WPL Around Town

We would like to extend a huge thank-you to the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market for inviting us to set up shop this past Saturday.  We had a great time sharing information, making/renewing cards, crafting with fruits and veggies, and discussing all things library-related with the many kind people who took the time to stop by our booth.  We had cookbooks and canning guides on hand for customers to borrow for recipes and inspiration; if you missed us that day, but are interested in these resources, you Continue Reading...
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The Best Canadian Music Ever

The good people over at CBC Music have put together a list of some of the best songs in Canadian history.  While any best of list will inherently depend on factors such as taste, popularity, and other subjective matters I have to say that I like their list.  Personally I would have (for example) picked a different Arcade Fire song for their top piece and the best K.D. Lang song to me is without a doubt Hallelujah (even though written by Leonard Cohen) but that’s nitpicking Continue Reading...
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TRIO TUESDAY: ROAD TRIPS

The Road Trip. For many it is the quintessential activity of summer.  For others it is an agonizing (and often nauseous) period of time cramped into a tiny space, often subjected to lousy music. Personally, I love the idea of tossing a few belongings into the trunk, downloading some podcasts onto my phone and mapping out my route while leaving plenty of time for unexpected stops along the way. Today, I’m going to explore the Road Trip with two novels and a film.    DON’T START Continue Reading...
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