Tag Archives: Children

Windsor-Essex County Children and Youth Planning Committee Calling all 2 & 3 Year Olds!

Free! Get questions about child development answered. Find out about services (developmental and dental screenings, hearing, vision, speech, behaviour consultations, and nutrition screening. Connect with service providers. Supervised children’s activities and free nutritious snacks will be available! Plus, a special treat! A special appearance from “Elsa”, a character from Frozen. Friday, November 20 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, Central Library. For more information, call 211. See the event’s poster....
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Library Live Children’s Club – Science of Origami

Club member Hanzen Zhang, age 9, shows us the paper dragon he made last night at the first of our two Science Club meetings. We tested several science theories and showed how origami is used in space travel. Our next meeting will be TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 from 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm at Central Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue. If you have a science project, please show it to us. There will be...
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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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Library Live Children’s Club 16th Tournament

Today twenty players ages 5 – 17 participated in the 16th Children’s Chess Tournament at Central library.  An additional audience of 45 supporters and on lookers also enjoyed this tournament.  Please join us at one or all of our next club meeting Saturday, March 21, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 18, 1-4 p.m. and May 2, 16, and 30. 1-4 p.m.  Kids are taught by Teen Volunteers under staff supervision.  FOR CHILDREN...
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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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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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Saturday Crafternoon: November 22

Please join us at the Central library for one of my favourite upcycling crafts! We’ll be using recycled materials to make water bottle snowmen. We had a blast making them last year and I’m happy to be able to post a craft made by one of last year’s participants. Crafts involving recycled materials are a great way to teach children about conservation and to emphasize the importance of preserving our...
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Join us for Cinema Saturday

On Saturday, September 13th we’ll have our first session of our monthly Cinema Saturday program at the Central Library. If you’re worried one Saturday a month isn’t enough don’t! We’re keeping Saturdays interesting with a mix of programs: from Kids Clubs and other specialized programs (including the upcoming Superhero September!) with Miss Janet and Saturday Crafternoons with Miss Kate. There should be something fun going on every week! This Saturday...
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Bubble Painting Saturday at the Central Library.

What could be more fun than bubbles AND painting? Please join us at the Central Library for the first installment of Crafty Science this Saturday, July 5th at 3:00 pm. This program is designed to teach kids basic science lessons and give them something fun to take home and show off. This week we’ll be learning about bubbles and primary colours through a bubble painting craft in red, yellow, and...
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Come Join us for Bilingual Story Time

Join us Thursday mornings at 10:30 am for the Family Fun with French program and help get your preschooler ready for school. A typical story time consists of a variety of French and bilingual (English/French) songs with handouts provided and books read aloud in combination of French and English we also bring in some informal vocabulary building exercises. It’s a fun and varied circle time. WPL’s Family Fun with French...
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Some Fancy Fingers at WPL

Saturday was a busy day here at the Central library. Between our Upcycling Crafts program and the Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbor Day, things were bustling. The Muslim women’s group provided WPL customers and staff with all kinds of treats for all ages. The women brought in some authentic cuisine including the best samosas I’ve ever tasted, applied some beautiful henna tattoos to WPL staff and customers, and demonstrations...
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Upcycling: From Trash to Treasure

We’re having way too much fun at the Central library. Every other Saturday I’ve been joined by a wonderful group of kids as we make crafts out of items we’d normally have thrown away. We’ve been coming up with all kinds of creative ways to reuse common household items. In the past we’ve worked with paper roles, recycling book paper, magazines, packing paper, boxes, holiday cards, and all kinds of...
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Windsor Public Library’s Back To School Programming for All Ages

Back on Track for School at Central Branch, 850 Ouellette Tuesday, August 20 , Fred Israel Auditorium and Wednesday, August 21, Children’s Area 1:30 – 2:30 pm For ages 5-12. Summer is almost over. Join us as we play a few end-of-summer indoor games. A presentation of library materials and a description of fall programs that will help students when they return to school will follow this activity. Don’t forget...
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