FLL is a robotics program for
9 to 14 year olds, which is
designed to get children excited about science & technology and teach them valuable life skills. FLL can be used in a classroom setting but is not solely designed for this purpose. Teams, composed of up to ten children with at least one adult coach, can also be associated with a pre-existing club, organization, or just be a group of friends. Come join us to learn about this program and how you can start a team or join on in your area! From 10:00am to 2:00pm on July 26, at Remington Park, August 9 at Central and August 16 at Forest Glade.

Come and relive a favourite childhood game on a grand
scale! Experience the life-sized game of Candyland. Journey through the peppermint forest, lollipop woods and the chocolate swamp.  All ages welcome.

Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Forest Glade Library.

Two robots enter; only one
Build a champion Sumo Robot, using real-world techniques, and experimenting with mechanics, sensors and artificial intelligence.

Kids & Teens: 10-18, free event. Register with a Librarian or
call 519-996-4982.

Saturday, July 26, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Forest Glade Library and Saturday, August 9, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Bridgeview Library.

Windsor’s Fire and Rescue crews will be visiting our libraries again this summer! Come out and visit with them at a branch near you and check out the trucks and equipment.

Friday, July 25, from 11:00 am to noon, 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, July 30, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Central Library.

We’re taking a deep sea dive at the library this summer! Our underwater adventure will have us making jellyfish, whales, and other creatures found in the ocean. Ages 4 to 10. Registration required.

Wednesday, July 30, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Budimir 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.

JULY 30 – SKYFALL – PG-13  (143 min.)
AUG 6 – RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, - PG  (105 min.)
AUG 13 - GRAVITY - PG-13  (91 min.)
AUG 20 - CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - PG-13  (134 min.)
AUG 27 – AVATAR - PG-13  (162 min.)

Today is Harry Potter’s
and J.K. Rowling’s birthday.
Join us for a fun day of games like wizard chess, indoor Muggle Quidditch, and so much more. Children will have a chance to win Harry Potter books or DVDs. Ages 5 to 12. Registration required.

Thursday, July 31, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Central Library.

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 2,16, 30, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Remington Park Library.

Adult Sensory Storytime

We had a lot of fun today in our Adult Sensory Storytime at Riverside Library.  First we finished another chapter in our Nancy Drew mystery “The secret of the Old Clock,” and then we had a great discussion about what we think Nancy should do next to solve the mystery. For our activity we listened to Claude Debussy’s “Clair du Lune,” and talked about how the music makes us feel.  Everyone enjoyed listening to the piece and thought it sounded calm and peaceful.  We then coloured Continue Reading...
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Robot Sumo

TWO ROBOTS ENTER; ONLY ONE LEAVES. This Saturday from 1-4 at Forest Glade Library, our friends from Hackforge will be putting on another great program: Robot Sumo.  Children & Teens ages 10-18 are invited to build a champion Sumo Robot using real world techniques.  They’ll have the opportunity to experiment with mechanics, sensors, and artificial intelligence. To register for this free program please contact Forest Glade Library, or call 519-996-4982.  If you can’t make it this week, the program will be repeated at Bridgeview Library on Continue Reading...
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Lestat is Back!

It’s been over ten years since Anne Rice has released a novel from the infamous Vampire Chronicles. Blood Canticle (2003) was the last installment narrated by Lestat himself. As a treat, also enjoyed in Blackwood Farm (2002), it included characters from Rice’s other popular occult series, The Lives of the Mayfair Witches. In Prince Lestat (release date OCT 28 2014), we are brought back to the Chronicles’ roots. Lestat is back with a number of familiar characters including Lois, Armand, Marius and the Talamasca scholar David Continue Reading...
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Little Free Library

Windsor Public Library and partners, Rotary Club of Windsor 1918, Rotary Club of Windsor Roseland, Life After Fifty, and Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) have been working on the Little Free Libraries (LFL) project for several months. In 2009 Rotarian Todd Bol built the very first LFL in honour of his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. Since 2009, people in over 55 countries have installed more than 16,000 of the little libraries. These LFL are run on the premise of “take a book, Continue Reading...
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What WPL is reading in July

The voracious readers at WPL are enjoying some great WPL reads.  As we’ve done for the past few months, we’re sharing our monthly reads to help you find some new books.  We’ve got a variety of opinions and tastes, so maybe there’s something here for you? As an aside, I just wanted to say thank you to all those who helped with the E-book drive last month.  We didn’t quite make it unfortunately, but we were extremely close.   Here’s what we’re reading this month: Rob Continue Reading...
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Colour Fun with Riverside’s Writing and Illustration Club

Check out the latest masterpieces created by members of the Riverside Writing and Illustration Club when you visit our very own blog. Our blog was just updated and gives a peak into what you can expect at our meetings. The club is open to any aspiring writer or illustrator ages 8 and up. Our next meeting will be Monday July 21 at 6pm, hope to see you there!  ...
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