Tag Archives: children’s programs

Christopher Paul Curtis to Visit WPL

Internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis will be at Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Wednesday, May 11 to meet school children, read from his works and interact with members of the Windsor Public Library Children’s Writing Club. He will be reading from 9:35-10:30 a.m. and then meeting with students and others in attendance. School children from across Windsor and Essex County will be in attendance as Mr. Curtis...
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Fun in February Continues Tuesday February 16 and 23

As part of our Black History Month programs, Astrid shows us the book on Michelle Jean, the former Governor General of Canada. For our Chinese New Year program the kids watched a dragon dance, did a monkey colouring activity, learned which animal represents the year they were born, read wonderful books and more. Join us again on Tuesday, February 16 and 23 as the Library Live Children’s Club continues having fun in February with funny...
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Reading Ranger Kara Came To Central Library Today

Windsor Public Library, CEO Kitty Pope greeted the audience then introduced MPP, LISA GRETZKY who shared her love of reading and books. RANGER KARA read two books with the children then stayed to sign autographs and meet with the children and their families. Fun was had by all. HAPPY READING.    ...
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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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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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Tween Scene Starts Tomorrow at Central!

Attention tweens aged 10-13! Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17th, we’ll be running a weekly “Tween Scene” here at the Central Library on 850 Ouellette Avenue. I’m very excited to get started! We’ve got all kinds of exciting new board games to start things off and we have access to some great video games and, as with Teen Zone, all programs include a light snack. This year I’m hoping we can make...
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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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More Robots in the library

Did you see the recent news report about a self-building robot, based on origami principles? Well, we do not have any of those yet at the public library, but if you were at Central or Bridgeview this past Saturday, you could have watched local children be robot builders.  Couldn’t attend? Youngsters aged 9 to 14 years have another date to participate. Forest Glade Library will hold their robot program this...
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Saturday’s Upcycling Craft: Faux Stained Glass Jars!

Join us this Saturday from 3:00-4:00 at the Central Library for our bi-weekly upcycled craft program!  This week we’ll be turning recycled jars into lovely faux stained glass containers. You can use them as vases or to hold your pencils, brushes and other goodies.  We’ll be providing all the materials.  You just need to bring your willingness to create! As always, this program stresses the importance of reusing and recycling everyday items into usable objects. Children of...
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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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Join Us for Upcycling on Saturday at Central

We’ve been making crafts all winter here at Central library and this Saturday we’ll be making butterflies out of recycled materials to celebrate spring’s long-awaited arrival. Our Upcycling programs always include at least one recycled item and are meant to teach children the value of preserving our resources by making new items out of objects they might otherwise have thrown out. Previous programs have used packing materials, water bottles, greeting...
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