Category Archives: Leisure & Sports

The Goal: Celebrating the Summit Series and the Return of Hockey

The cold war provided the brilliant setup for a great moment in canadian history: The Paul Henderson goal in 1972. It was 42 years ago, on September 27th 1972 that Canada beat the Soviet Union. What was supposed to be dominant professionals teaching an “amateur” side how to play a game turned into an epic clash, embodying the battle of ideals, that has embedded itself into Canadian folklore. If you’re...
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Saturday Crafternoon: September 27

This Saturday we’re taking discarded office supplies to make a really cool craft! We’ll be using unneeded CD sleeves and old file folders — in addition to a ton of traditional craft supplies — to create a unique holder for photos, keepsakes, or CDs/DVDs/Video games. It’s a fun craft that’s also practical! This craft is suited to all ages. Smaller children are welcome to do simple coloring and older children...
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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...
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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....
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Final Film Club Screening

Hey film buffs! Our NFB Film Club will host this session’s final screening at the Central Library on Thursday July 10 at 6:15pm.  This month’s screening will feature a selection of five classic Oscar-winning short films from the National Film Board.  Short films, like short stories, are often able to pack a strong evocative or visual punch in mere minutes. With a total run time of just 77 minutes, these are five stories stripped down to their essentials and should appeal...
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June is Seniors’ Month

Seniors’ month is a good time, not only to celebrate the contributions of our older citizens, but to also explore ideas for what we may do ourselves when we are in our senior years. Many people look forward to retirement as a time when they can pursue hobbies and new interests.  On Wednesday June 4, a group of crafters from the McEwan Avenue branch of Life After 50 (formerly the...
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Saturday’s Upcycling Craft: Faux Stained Glass Jars!

Join us this Saturday from 3:00-4:00 at the Central Library for our bi-weekly upcycled craft program!  This week we’ll be turning recycled jars into lovely faux stained glass containers. You can use them as vases or to hold your pencils, brushes and other goodies.  We’ll be providing all the materials.  You just need to bring your willingness to create! As always, this program stresses the importance of reusing and recycling everyday items into usable objects. Children of...
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Summer Fun Activities

With only a month of school left for children, parents might be once again thinking about what to do with them for the two months they are off. Well, Windsor Public Library has plenty of resources that can help you plan an exciting and rewarding summer vacation. For the adventurous family, camping is a great activity. There are hundreds of campgrounds across Ontario that can provide you with a great...
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LeeLee Hats Yarn Drop Off

If you have balls of yarn gathering dust in a corner, a drawer, a closet or a basket, the Windsor Public Library can help you find a home for it! All WPL branches are now accepting donations of yarn to the LeeLee Hats program. Started in 2010, LeeLee Hats is a local non-profit group that creates and donates handmade hats to babies in hospitals with a focus on those in neonatal intensive care units....
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Music I’m Loving Today

Whatever your taste in music may be, Windsor Public Library has an array of music to suite your sounds. Did you know that the Academy Award nominated song, “Happy” (from the animated movie Despicable Me 2,) can be downloaded for free right from your home? Or you can get Shakira and Rihannas’s new hit single, “Can’t Remember to Forget You” or many, many more. Freegal Music is a database available...
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