Category Archives: Technology

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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DC Comics’ Rebirth

We are excited to announce the addition of DC Comics’ “Rebirth” to our hoopla digital offering! As a patron of the Windsor Public Library, you now have immediate access to the entire “DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition,” a 96 Page Collectors’ version that features extensive bonus material not available on any other library digital media platform! Experience this one-shot DC “teaser” on your new mobile device this holiday season!Prepare yourself...
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New: eBooks in International Languages

Windsor Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of new languages to our Overdrive collection. EBooks are increasingly a quick, easy, and popular option for readers. We strive to Windsor’s great cultural and linguistic diversity. Recently, new eBooks have been added in many languages including: Arabic Chinese Gujarati Italian Polish Russian Serbian Spanish Urdu Vietnamese For more on our Overdrive e-Book and Audiobook collections, please check out our Overdrive page available...
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Travels with FRED

If you haven’t had a chance to explore Windsor Public Library’s coolest new branch, you’re missing something.  Our bookmobile, lovingly called FRED (for Freedom to Read, Educate and Discover) has been on the road for a few months now, bringing what the library has to offer to seniors’ facilities, community events, or under-serviced neighbourhoods. Working on FRED is a unique experience.  People aren’t sure at first what we are, or if they...
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3D Printing Now at WPL!

What’s the latest buzzword in technology? 3D printing. What is that, you ask. Well, it is a method of creating a three-dimensional object from a digital file by using a device that adds layers of material (plastics) one after another. Where can you find this magical invention? The Downtown/Central location (850 Ouellette Ave) and our Seminole location of course! Now for those of you who might stop reading here, let me tell...
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