Have you just left the university/college scene,
recently moved to the area or are just looking for new pals?

We know it can be hard to meet new people and we want to make it easy for you! This low-key event will be a fun way to form new connections with other local 20/30s. Feel free to come solo or in a group.

Wednesday, November 22, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Central Library.

Join our art and craft,
acting, chess, computer, Lego, storytime, and writing clubs.  All supplies, costumes, chess boards will be provided. Each week we provide a different program. Learn to act, draw, paint, play chess, write and create terrific stories.
Teen volunteers are welcome. Remember your library cards. Ages 4 to 12.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 4579.

Saturday, November 25, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Sandwich Library.

Learn the technique of finger knitting and make your very own snake. Ages 12 and up.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5000.

Tuesday, November 28, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Fontainebleau Library.

Update – Computers Now Available at Forest Glade Library

All computing services including internet access, catalogue searching and printing are temporarily unavailable at Forest Glade Branch.  We are working on the problem and hope to have a resolution very soon. The phones are also unavailable at that branch, but staff at other branches are available to assist you....
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Flags of Remembrance Plaques at Central Branch

The news that several plaques honouring Canadian veterans had been stolen from a Riverside Drive memorial was heartbreaking.  The plaques and Canadian flags were installed by the Veterans Voices of Canada as part of their National Flags of Remembrance project.  However, when plaques started to go missing from the memorial, they were removed in order to preserve them. Our Digital Librarian Julie came up with the terrific idea of offering space at the library to house the memorial plaques.  Terri Fitzpatrick-Davis, the local coordinator of the Continue Reading...
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Sandwich Writing Club at Bookfest 2017

Bookfest was amazing this year.  Thanks for a terrific time. Club members, Teen Mentors, and their parents had the pleasure of hearing Christopher Paul Curtis interview Kia Corthron as they share their journeys as authors  http://bookfestwindsor.com/portfolio-view/kia-corthron/ In addition they heard “Jen Storm is an Ojibway from the Couchiching First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jennifer completed Deadly Loyalties, her first novel, at age fourteen. Fire Starters is Jen’s first graphic novel.”  http://bookfestwindsor.com/portfolio-view/jen-storm/ and “Hope Nicholson is the Winnipeg based owner of Bedside Press, a publisher dedicated Continue Reading...
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Sandwich Library – National Novel Writing Month For Teens and Adults

LIBRARY LIVE TEEN WRITING CLUB discusses stories they have recently read. November is NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH. Library Live Writing Club members are off and planning their writing. If you haven’t heard of this writing challenge please go to  https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/pages/for-writers to learn the details. At Sandwich Library 3312 if you are 13 or older, you will find space to write Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Adults are also welcomed. Teens will meet on Saturday, November 25 to have additional discussions on how our stories are going.  Good luck! Continue Reading...
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Teens and Children – Save the Date -Saturday, November 25, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Visit Sandwich Library 3312 Sandwich St.

Sandwich – Library Live Clubs had great meeting on Saturday, September 28. We welcomed 7 new children and 15 new teen members. For two hours we filled the library with our computer, chess, and Lego clubs,  our first book club meeting, followed by our first watercolour class.  Please join us at our next meetings Saturday, November 25 and Saturday December 9 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  FUN WILL BE H AD  BY ALL.    Everyone is welcomed. Click on READ MORE to see photos of our day....
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Don’t Miss ‘The Story of the Dodge Brothers’ at W.F. Chisholm Branch

On Saturday, November 4, you’re invited to join us at the new W.F. Chisholm Branch for a special presentation from our friends at the Canadian Transportation Museum. We’ve very excited that the morning’s special activities will feature something for all ages! 9:30-10:30 – Join us for a presentation from CTM volunteer Mickey, to learn about the Dodge Brothers from bicycles to automobiles and hear about their connections to Windsor. 10:45-12:30 – Join CTM curator Lisa for a fun-filled program for children pre-school and up.  You’ll learn about Continue Reading...
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By the River — Author readings series moves to Central Branch

For the months of November and December 2017, Urban Farmhouse Press organized author readings series, By the River, will be moving to the Central Branch on Ouellette Avenue.  Meetings will run 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  There is no charge for parking in the municipal lot behind the library after 6 o’clock in the evening. In addition to the readings, the November 15 meeting will feature art work from SHO. The program will be held in the Community Living Room in the south west corner of Continue Reading...
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Rave Reviewed: October 2017

Since I’m running the show solo again this month I thought I’d do things a bit differently! I’m still offering new titles that I haven’t shared in this blog but I’m also including some seasonal reads (as close to real horror as I can handle) and a book that’s been in the news lately. I hope you enjoy these titles as much as I did! The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee This one has everything, sex, intrigue, and opera! (Everyone likes opera, right? Right!?) Smoke Gets Continue Reading...
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A visit with YA author Jen Storm

We at Windsor Public Library are excited to announce that Bookfest Windsor has arranged an author talk at our Central Branch with Jen Storm, author of Deadly Loyalties (which she published at age 14) and her newest title, the graphic novel Fire Starters. She has an inspiring presentation for young people about herself, publishing at age 14, and the process that she went through in collaborating with the artist on her first graphic novel. Jen will be presenting at 10:30am on Friday, October 20th. We hope that you Continue Reading...
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