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Back To School Book Display at Central

Summer Days to School Days books on ART, FRENCH, LANGUAGE ARTS, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, MATH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SCIENCE, and more are on display at Central Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue. Be the first to check out some of the best books in our collection to help kids going back to school....
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What’s Cooking at WPL

It is time for another addition of Cooking at WPL. Our staff have been busy the better part of this summer in their kitchens, attempting yet again to make some delicious recipes that we can share with you. From easy desserts to savory dinners, we’ve had some success with out latest cookbooks, and hope that you will try them at home as well. Enjoy these delectable reviews, and remember if you...
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Avoid Summer Sliding in French

We know about the Summer Slide and have some ideas of tips to avoid it. (Plus, I’ll be sharing even more tips over the course of the summer.) But one particular challenge can be keeping up French literacy skills for children in immersion or French as a Second Language programs. Children who study in French risk losing their basic linguistic skills as well as literacy since they may not even be...
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Keep Reading Over the Summer to Avoid the Summer Slide

With kids out of school many parents are worrying about how to keep their children reading over the summer. We know it’s important to keep kids reading to avoid the summer slide and every child has different reading needs so maintaining literacy over the summer will mean different things for different kids. Kids can fall anywhere on the spectrum from reluctant readers to those so voracious it’s hard to keep up with their...
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Guest Blogger Jennifer Nantais on Local Ecology and History

Welcome back to another edition of Windsor Public Library’s Guest Blogger series. We hope you’re enjoying learning about the reading habits of your fellow Windsorites as much as we’re enjoying sharing them with you. This month’s guest blogger Jennifer Nantais, a local naturalist and educator, shares with us some of her go-to books about ecology and history – two of her favorite subjects!  Three for Thought 1. The Sibley Field Guide...
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Happy Birthday Little Free Library!

This Saturday marks the third anniversary of Little Free Library as a non-profit organization. In honour of this celebration Little Free Library is asking that people donate books to their local LFL. And, if you do so, you might as well have some fun! Take a picture of yourself dropping off books in the libraries and post it with #givebooks on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for your chance to win...
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Reading Challenge – March Books

Another month said and gone and it’s finally looking like spring (complete with the dreary rain). For your amusement, here are my reviews of March’s reads on my 2015 Reading Challenge (don’t forget you can see them all here). The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis (Woman Author) To be completely honest, I read this book, or least I had thought I had, for a book club only to find out that...
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What WPL is reading: March

What a difference a month makes! The sun is shining, the snow is gone, and people like me are no longer hibernating in a blanket fort. We are getting ever closer to being able to sit with the window open or in the backyard with a nice book. As always, there is a lot to read and more coming soon. So here is what we at Windsor Public Library have been reading....
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Are you ready for CANADA READS 2015?

Go to the CANADA READS page on the CBC website to learn more about this year’s panelists and their picks for the great Canadian read.  Arguments for each book will begin next week, starting on March 16.  If you do not want to buy your own copies of the books, versions can be borrowed through your local branch of the library. The national broadcaster’s web page also contains a carousel...
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Goodbye February!

So February is finally behind us (and has set a record as being Windsor’s worst February EVER). And I’ve gotten through four books on my to-read list! Check out my reviews below and don’t forget that no matter how cold it is outside, a hot cup of tea or coffee and a good book will keep you warm and entertained. Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg (Funny) I recently...
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