Category Archives: Technology

Share Your Story: #eBookDay

Tomorrow, September 18th, 2014 is Read an eBook Day! As readers, we all have a book that we love, a favourite reading spot, or even a character that we just can’t get enough of; regardless of how silly or quirky our preferences may seem, they are part of what defines us as readers.  They make up our Reading Story. Our friends at Overdrive have invited everyone to share a part...
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Music & Audiobooks now Available on Hoopla

Hoopla, Hoopla, HOOPLA! This word has been in my vocabulary for about a year now, and it’s just as much fun every time I say it.  With our Hoopla-versary just around the corner, let’s look back and reflect on all of the reasons why we love this eResource so dearly. –Every title is available right away. No waiting. No holds. Ever. –It’s available anytime, anywhere.  I have used Hoopla on...
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Back to School with WPL: Science

We previously discussed just some of our math resources, but we’ve got you covered in all areas for back to school.  If you want to get a leg up in science class, or are specializing in something like biochemistry or physics, check out what we’ve got for you.  Keep in mind, we’ve got over 8700 science items (not including databases) so if you don’t see what you’re looking for in this blog,...
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Back To School With WPL: Math

With another summer winding down, it’s time to start thinking about the new school year.  Whether you’re sending your kids off or going yourself, there’s a lot to do to get ready.  We at your library are ready to help you and yours meet the new challenges the year will bring.  Math is a subject that many are looking for help with, and we’ve got some great free resources which...
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Learning Express Library (LEL)

TOEIC; TOEFL; GED; GRE; SAT; OMG! LEL! TISA! Are you shaking your head right now and wondering what all of this means?  It’s part of a game that we play here at the library: Standardized Test or Internet Slang.  One person throws out an acronym, and the other has to guess which category it belongs to.  Fun…right? Speaking of fun (and standardized tests), Learning Express Library (one of my favourite...
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More Robots in the library

Did you see the recent news report about a self-building robot, based on origami principles? Well, we do not have any of those yet at the public library, but if you were at Central or Bridgeview this past Saturday, you could have watched local children be robot builders.  Couldn’t attend? Youngsters aged 9 to 14 years have another date to participate. Forest Glade Library will hold their robot program this...
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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....
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Uninstalling Chrome

A security flaw has been discovered with Google Chrome, when used to access Gmail.  It retains each patron’s log-in information, unless the default auto save is unchecked. We will be uninstalling Chrome browser from all of the new Public Access computers to eliminate any risk to the patron privacy. Uninstalling is the only option, since Google Chrome doesn’t have a built-in function to delete data upon exiting, like Internet Explorer...
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New Program: App Café

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” – Albert Einstein POP QUIZ: Can you name all twelve locations of the Windsor Public Library? Here’s a hint.  Wait – there are only eleven listed? Where’s the twelfth? Number twelve is the location that people sometimes forget about. It’s in your house. It’s at your work. It’s also at the gym, the mall, and any other places...
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Heartbleed Bug

Windsor Public Library suggests customers using our web site – www.windsorpubliclibrary.com – be aware of the Heartbleed bug that can potentially affect online security.  Heartbleed created a possibility for secure web pages to be vulnerable.  To offset any risk of a breach of personal information we recommend that you change your PIN/password regularly....
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