Tag Archives: books

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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Library to Hold a Gigantic Book Sale

The Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) is holding a gigantic book sale on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14 – 9:30 am to 4:30 PM – and Sunday, March 15 – 1:30 to 4:30 PM. There will be thousands of titles to choose from, covering all genres of reading and viewing tastes.  Hardcover books and trade paperbacks will be priced at $2 with mass market and small paperbacks...
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Adult Sensory Reading Group Creates Their Own Book

The Adult Sensory Reading circle at Windsor Public Library Riverside Branch was very excited this past week to see their book printed.  As a group, we read Michael Hall’s book The Perfect Square, and decided to create our own version.  We called our book The Happy Square, and wrote a story about a square that was bored with being a square.  This square changed into many different different things, but...
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Special Saturday Crafternoon!

I’m more excited than usual — and that’s saying something — for this Saturday’s Crafternoon. I found an awesome craft on the site My Activity Maker that I’m super excited to share with all of you. We’ll be bringing in one of my favourite books, Robert Munsch’s  the Paper Bag Princess, and bringing it to life with one of most appropriate paper bag puppets of all time! What a fun way to celebrate an...
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Child and youth narrators

You may have read or heard from the media how an unpublished work by Harper Lee is to be released as sequel to her classic novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.  One of the elements of Mockingbird which made it great fiction is the skillful use of a child narrator. When a novel is told from the point of view of a child, adult readers experience the events of the story...
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What WPL is Reading: February

February’s snow has provided plenty of opportunities for reading. Once the shovelling gets done, it’s great to warm up with a book. While I know we live in Canada and we are all proud of our ability to deal with the weather, sometimes it is nice just to escape from the cold and read. Whether it’s reading at home, in a café, or in front of the fireplace somewhere (like...
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Can’t Wait for Seuss!

As you may have heard, a previously unpublished Dr. Seuss Book, What Pet Should I Get?, will be coming out this July. If you like children’s literature half as much as I do you can hardly wait! The book was discovered by Seuss’ widow, Audrey Geisel, in 2013 and, as at least one article suggested, the title sounds a bit like a buzzfeed article. The book features familiar some Seussian characters,...
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Book Buddy

The Book Buddy program at Windsor Public Library will be re-launching in February 2015! We would like to thank everyone for their patience while we have been working to renew and improve the program. If you would like to volunteer, or have a child who needs assistance with their reading skills, contact the Book Buddy Coordinator by email at bookbuddy@windsorpubliclibrary.com or by phone at 519-255-6770 ext. 4418....
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