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.

All Windsor Public Library locations will be closed
on August 4, 2014 for Civic Holiday.

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.

Tuesday, August 5, from 11:00 am to noon, Fontainebleau Library.

Come in and make a simple
catapult so the fun can begin.
We’ll experiment with our catapults by launching lightweight items to test the distance and aim. Ages 5 and up.  Registration required.

Wednesday, August 6, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Sandwich 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, August 9, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Bridgeview 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 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.)

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 August 9 at Central and August 16 at Forest Glade.

Children will make their
own paper planes out of file folders and using special origami paper they will learn the basics about the Japanese art of paper folding.

Monday, August 11, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Seminole Library.

Create cute grass people.
You can watch their hair grow
as each day passes. Ages 6 to 12. Registration required. To register, call 519-255-6770, Ext. 2200.

Tuesday, August 12, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Bridgeview Library.

Trio Tuesday: THE RED PLANET

Your eyes have just landed on the inaugural post of a new feature I’m calling Trio Tuesdays. Every other Tuesday, I plan on writing about three items from WPL’s collection that are linked in some way. The link might be something as basic as genre or topic but could also be something a little more tenuous such as theme, atmosphere, cover art design or the author’s birthplace. Our amazing brains often make connections out of seemingly unrelated pieces of information….and this feature will celebrate that! Now for Continue Reading...
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Mr. Mercedes

On a damp, chilly morning in a Midwestern city, a psychotic driver plows into a crowd gathered for a job fair, killing eight. It’s a horrific scene that plagues the hearts and minds of an entire city, but specifically of Bill Hodges,  the lead detective that was unable to catch the perpetrator.  One year later, Hodges is on a downward dive of depression and suicidal thoughts. Although he’s retired, the ones who got away continue to haunt him. When he receives a letter from the self Continue Reading...
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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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