Category Archives: Technology

Tech Offerings at WPL: We Want to Hear from You!

Have you used any of the technology available at Windsor Public Library?  Do you know about everything we have to offer?  Besides access to the internet at every branch, we offer library users the opportunity to make use of innovative technology, including audio/visual equipment (including green screen!), an electronic cutter, 3D printers, an Espresso Book Machine, Arduino technology and many tools to get kids of all ages to explore how...
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eMagazines: RBdigital App to replace Zinio for Libraries

If you have been using the Zinio for Libraries App to read digital magazines on your smartphone or tablet, you have likely received a notification alerting you to install the new RBdigital App. Within the next few weeks the Zinio for Libraries App is being phased out, and all eMagazine readers will eventually be required to transition over the rbDigital platform. Important Information Use the same email address/password in the...
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Zinio Digital Magazines: Scheduled Maintenance

From Monday evening (June 26th) through Tuesday morning (June 27th) the Zinio for Libraries website and App will be temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Stay tuned for announcements regarding our transition from the Zinio for Libraries App to the new RB Digital Magazines App....
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Tis the Season to Binge on TV shows

I talk a lot about summer reading but, I must confess, while I’m just finished devouring the non-fiction title, The Radium Girls,* I’m also pretty heavily into binge watching season. So many of my favourite shows have just released seasons on Netflix and I’m midway through Orange is the New Black as well as The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.** I’m loving them. But, as I’ve mentioned previously, you don’t need a Netflix account to enjoy some...
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Don’t forget about Axis 360 for eBooks & eAudiobooks!

T’is the season for beaches, baseball, barbecues, and SUMMER READING! Library customers are eagerly loading up their tablets, eReaders, and smart phones with books from our digital collection.  I have spoken to many “digital” library enthusiasts over the last few weeks, and one line I keep hearing over and over is “I forgot about Axis 360!” For many eBook lovers, Overdrive is their go-to site for digital content; this is...
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Check the Tech @ Walkerville Brewery

Windsor Public Library is hitting the road with our Tech Hub for Check the Tech @ Walkerville Brewery! We’re adding a techie twist to Walkerville’s weekly Thursday Game Night. If you’ve never had a chance to see our Tech Hub in person, this is a fun way to get your feet wet. Grab a delicious locally brewed pint of Walkerville beer while you show you what WPL has in store,...
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Discover Windsor Public Library – on YouTube!

If you have ever wondered about the kinds of services the library has to offer, now you can discover some of the coolest places in your library – through YouTube. Check out our fun new series of videos and learn how we can help with your Genealogy searches, what’s up with the Bookmobile, why  we are so proud of our Auto Archives, Tech Space, Children’s Programming and more. There are also tutorials available...
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Tech Hub “Morphing” at Forest Glade Library

Thanks to grants provided by City of Windsor Ward Funds and the Ward Renewal Project of CUPE Local 82, Forest Glade Library has ‘morphed’ into a branch teeming with new technology. Ward 7 Councillor and Windsor Public Library Board Director, Dr. Irek Kusmierczyk, has provided $6,000 of ward funds which have been combined with $6,000 from the CUPE ward renewal project to provide the Forest Glade community with access to...
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Spotting a Phishing attempt

The nerve of some people! While we all want to be safe online, there are people out there intent on nefarious deeds. Today I got an email that was an attempt to scam me, and in the spirit of information literacy I wanted to share. What is a phishing attempt? A phishing attempt online is usually delivered in an official looking capacity, and typically it’s used as an attempt to...
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Fun in the Tech Hub

The elves visiting the Tech Hub at the Central branch have been busy “techorating” the space!  The ornaments on our tree are all tech-related:  3D printed ornaments, lights from batteries and LED bulbs, works of art produced on the electronic cutter and leftover pieces that have been tinkered into things of beauty. You still have a few days to get in on the fun and try our December STEAM challenge. ...
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