We are celebrating Harry
Potter’s birthday by
pretending to live in the
Harry Potter world for two days.

You can dress up as your favourite character and join us for art, crafts, games and activities. If you don’t have a costume, make one using our supplies. Ages 4 to 12.

Wednesday, July 29 & Thursday, July 30, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Central Library.

Come help yourself to some sidewalk chalk and draw
your most creative works of art, all leading up to our door. Registration required.
Ages 6 to 12.

Thursday, July 30, from 11:00 am to Noon, Bridgeview Library.

Join us to make your
very own paper castle! Using
just a few craft supplies, you can make a castle fit for royalty.

Saturday, August 1, from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm, Forest Glade Library.

Keep cool in the library and
enjoy a family friendly movie.

August 1, 8, 15 & 22, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Sandwich Library.

Build your own recycled
robot buddy at the library this summer! We’ll be using a variety of materials to put together our own pretend robot pals for you to keep. Registration required. Ages 7 to 13.

Tuesday, August 4, from 11:00 am to Noon, Budimir Library.

Come in and play. Dinosaurs
are loose inside Central
Library and waiting for you.  How many dinosaur activities will you do? Ages 4 to 12.

Wednesday, August 5 & Thursday, August 6, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Central Library.

Using paper towel rolls
children will build their own colourful snakes. Registration required.

Saturday, August 8, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm,  Bridgeview Library.

The genealogy librarian
will be available to get you
started on your family tree and to provide helpful hints on how to get past a “brick wall” in your research. For more information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 4434.

Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Central Library, 2nd floor.

What WPL is reading: July

Summer has finally arrived, and truly hit. With weather feeling like it’s in the 40’s, storms, and sun – the season is in full swing. While we here at WPL are getting out and enjoying the sunshine, we’re avoiding a summer reading rut by exploring some great titles. I for one went back to one of my favourite books of all time this month. (It’s possible you may have even walked by me as I sat and read with an iced tea.)  Despite the heat, we’re Continue Reading...
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Windsor Public Library Benefits from Norman Young Estate

Windsor Public Library has received $250,000 from the estate of Norman Young who passed away February 13, 2013 and his wife Denise Young. In 2014, Windsor Public Library was contacted by the solicitor for the Trustee of the estate of NORMAN CLIFFORD YOUNG advising that, pursuant to his last Will and Testament, a gift was bequeathed to Windsor Public Library. At that time, $5,000 was received with the provision that additional monies would be forthcoming when the estate was finalized. Following probate, a portion of the estate Continue Reading...
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Keep Reading Over the Summer to Avoid the Summer Slide

With kids out of school many parents are worrying about how to keep their children reading over the summer. We know it’s important to keep kids reading to avoid the summer slide and every child has different reading needs so maintaining literacy over the summer will mean different things for different kids. Kids can fall anywhere on the spectrum from reluctant readers to those so voracious it’s hard to keep up with their reading needs. What do you do when a picky reader runs out of books in their Continue Reading...
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TOUR THE UNIVERSE SHOWS FULL

Please note that all showings of the “Tour the Universe” planetarium program scheduled for this Friday at the Central Library are now full. We appreciate your interest. For information about our other great programs please check out our Summer Guide....
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It’s Summer, Let’s Play!

Windsor Public Library celebrated the launch of our Summer Programs yesterday. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated. The highlight of the event was surely Mad Science. Scores of kids were wowed and amazed by this great presentation. It featured amazing tricks (and even some learning.) We aren’t done yet though, the good times are going to last all summer! We had a great time yesterday, but that was just the start. Over the next two months we will have arts, crafts, robots, stories, Continue Reading...
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Make with WPL!

Inspired by the positive feedback we’ve been getting to our “What’s Cooking at WPL” features, we’ve decided to try something similar with our craft and DIY collections!  We’ve invited staff to submit photos of projects they’ve completed using materials from our shelves.  The books in our craft, decorating and DIY collections are among the most heavily used in the system. It seems that many of you turn to your public library for both instruction and inspiration. Our staff are no different. In addition to being keen Continue Reading...
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