Tag Archives: Children’s Books

Special Story time on Thursday

If you haven’t tried our “Family Fun with French” story time at the Central library this would be a great week to start! This week, Miss Kate is preparing a themed story time featuring Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar or, en français, La chenille qui fait des trous that includes puppets and images of real cocoons. The classic story is a great way to teach vocabulary and learn a about...
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Help WPL Celebrate The Anniversaries Of Great Books

Anniversaries mark a time for celebration, so what better way to celebrate the anniversary of a piece of literature than by cracking it open and giving it a read? 2014 is a milestone year for a number of books and WPL is encouraging you to help us celebrate by reading some of these classic titles!   Turning twenty-five is Amy Tan’s best selling novel The Joy Luck Club. This popular title, which has been adapted...
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Monday, January 27, is Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of family participation in reading and other literacy-related activities. In 2014, ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging families to take time each day to have “15 Minutes of Fun.” For more information about Family Literacy Day, visit www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca. You can also check out ABC’s resource Family Literacy Fun: The path to literacy begins at home...
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WPL adds the eReading Room for Kids to its digital collection

Windsor Public Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection web site experience just for kids called the eReading Room for Kids. The main digital collection, windsor.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe, friendly, and easy browsing experience for children. To access the eReading Room for Kids, visit the Windsor Public Library web site, click on eResources, click on Databases, and under For Kids &...
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What I’ll be watching today…

…at some point or other, in no particular order: A Charlie Brown Christmas–1965 (honoured with both an Emmy and Peabody Award), The Little Drummer Boy–1968 (stop motion animated film produced by Rankin/Bass), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!–1966 (in which Boris Karloff, in one of his final roles, narrates and also provides the speaking voice of The Grinch), Frosty the Snowman–1969 (produced for television by Rankin/Bass and featuring the...
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Library Live Children’s Club

Tuesday evenings at Central Library are abuzz with exhilarating sounds of excited children eagerly awaiting another adventure with Janet Brown at her Library Live Children’s Club. Janet Brown, Library Services Representative, pictured below, runs the Library Live Children’s Club at Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch, along with the assistance of several high school student volunteers. According to Ms. Janet (as she is often called), the first club started in 2000...
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Windsor Public Library Presents Authors Oppel and Sylvester

BookFest Windsor 2013 takes place November 2 and welcomes more than 25 celebrated authors presenting readings, panel discussions, book signings, and workshops on a variety of genres including novels, biographies, short stories, poetry, graphic novels, and comics. In addition to the program on November 2 at the Capitol Theatre, there are also special BookFest Windsor events at a number of venues including the Central Branch of Windsor Public Library, 850...
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WPL Launches Go Windsor Book

On September 28, Windsor Public Library will be launching Go Windsor, a book created by young Windsor artists, poets, and storytellers and produced during WPL’s summer programming in its ‘X-Press Self-Publishing Lab. “I think it will be very thrilling to see the children’s faces the first time they see the book,” says Sue Perry, ‘X-Press Self-Publishing Facilitator. “For them, it will be a new experience to have created a story...
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