Category Archives: Programs

Marty Gervais to read from latest book at Central Branch

Local author, Marty Gervais, is well known for his collections of reminiscences from the famous, everyday folk, and colourful characters who call this area home. This fall Biblioasis releases Mr. Gervais’ newest book, Five Days Walking Five Towns: touring Windsor’s past,  in which he gathers more stories from the border cities communities. You can hear excerpts from the book plus more anecdotes during an author reading, presented with the co-operation...
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3rd Annual ‘How-To’ Festival hits Windsor Public Library

Fall is just around the corner and that means it’s once again time for Windsor Public Library’s annual ‘How-To’ Festival. We’re going on our 3rd fabulous year and this time we’re taking the party to the city’s east side and our Forest Glade branch. We hope you’ll join us! This year we’ve invited over 20 experts in a variety of areas to teach you a host of fun and useful new skills...
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77 boxes of books, craft supplies, games, and more were donated to the Library Live Children’s Clubs

Thank you to the community at large for your generous donations of books, games, art and craft supplies, movies, fabric, hula hoops, trains, posters, costumes, and more. My goal was to give away 150 prizes packages to participants at our summer programs in honour of Canada’s birthday.  Thanks to your generosity that goal was surpassed. Our TEEN members and volunteers were terrific in helping to sort all boxes and make up...
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Teen Power Is Strong At Central Library – Library Live Children’s Club Salutes Our Remarkable Teens

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. You are remarkable young people and it has been my privilege and pleasure to have worked with you at Central Library. Continue to shine bright! The world is Yours. Ms. Janet. Last week 87 teens attended two WPL Teen Appreciation events at Central. SEE PHOTOS CLICK ON CONTINUE READING.  THESE TEENS are wonderful and generous in sharing their time, talents,...
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Canadian Wizarding World – A Harry Potter Event

Library Live Children’s Club had our 11th Harry Potter event. The feature photo is of one of the costume contest participants.  Thanks to all our adult and teen role playing participants. Canadian wizards, witches, and wonderful creatures met at MOOSEWARTS – located at Central Library. The houses were BEARANDOR, HOCKEYPUFF, BADGERCLAW, AND SEALORIN. Loads of fun was had by all. In past years Hedwig came to visit, we have built...
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Canadian Scavenger Hunt Winners

We are celebrating all things Canadian. Last week 18 teams searched Central Library to try and find different works of art on all 3 floors.   Children and teens were given books as prizes for their efforts. You all did a wonderful job. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CANADIAN ART SCAVENGER HUNT WINNERS –  GABRIELLE AGE 10 GOES TO BELLEWOOD SCHOOL and ORIANNA AGE 11 GOES TO OUR LADY MOUNT CARMEL. TOGETHER THEY...
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Learn How – To Get a Great Night’s Sleep at ‘Sleep 101’ Workshop

Most of us can probably recall at least a few nights in the past month or two where, even though we were exhausted, we just couldn’t seem to stop tossing and turning in order to get a full night of peaceful, quality sleep. Despite the fact that a good night’s sleep is an essential part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, it’s something that doesn’t necessarily come naturally to everyone. Well,...
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Learn About Essential Oils at ‘Introduction to Essential Oils’ Workshop

It seems like everywhere you go these days you hear someone talking about using essential oils for a whole host of purposes from cleaning your home to creating a calm environment to soothing your aching head. If you’ve ever wondered if essential oils are right for you or how to get started, then we the perfect program for you! Our July, ‘How-To’ Workshop introduces you to the basics of essential oils....
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All About 1867: Canada’s Great Lakes Ships and Shipwrecks

There is something mysterious and thrilling about the underwater world.  Our own inland seas contain the remains of naval ships sunk in battle and commercial vessels lost to the forces of a storm, foundered on rocks, or destroyed at their moorings. Marine historians Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg have researched, explored, and photographed many Great Lakes shipwrecks.  To commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday they have new videos to show and tales...
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Summer Programs Launch at Seminole Branch

Windsor Public Library again has a fantastic program of summer activities planned for area children, all in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and all free of charge. Representatives from the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library  gathered at Seminole Branch with local school children to experience some of the latest technology from the WPL Tech Hub and hear about the exciting events offered this July and August. “Windsor Public...
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