Tag Archives: Crafts

New Year, New Hobby

Winter is upon us and sitting indoors every day can take its toll on even the coziest of readers. While most people complain about the weather, I look at it as a chance to channel some free time into learning a new hobby. As always, the best place to start is the Windsor Public Library, as all information and programs are free. It really gives you a good chance to...
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Season’s Readings!

It’s obvious this year, I’m really excited for the holidays! I love the decorations, the music, the food, the extra time to spend with loved ones. I always love the decorations we put up at WPL and this year I was excited to make my own contribution…I get to combine a few of my favourite things making a holiday display out of books! It’s something I’ve wanted to do ever...
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#NailedIt Christmas Ornaments

This month’s #FailedItorNailedIt was definitely a #NailedIt! We took a ton of methods for decorating Glass Christmas Ornaments and put our own spin on them to create one-of-a-kind homemade holiday decor. To get started on your own Christmas Crafting, check out some Holiday Crafting Books here at Windsor Public Library!  A few of my favourites include Sew Merry and Bright, Scandinavian Christmas Crafts and Recipes, and Handcrafted Christmas. Happy Crafting!...
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#NailedIt

This month, Bridgeview Library’s Failed It or Nailed It Adult Craft program was the Melted Crayon Art fad you can see all over Pinterest. The general idea is to secure a ton of crayons on a canvas and use heat to melt them into a work of art. Easy, you say? Well not quite that simple. There are a couple tricks to the trade as we learned last week. The...
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HOW-TO FESTIVAL AT BUDIMIR LIBRARY WILL ENLIGHTEN AND AMUSE

Are you looking for something interesting, informative and amusing to do as summer winds down?  Do you want to learn new skills to impress friends and family?  If so, the Budimir Branch of Windsor Public Library (1310 Grand Marais Road West) has just the event for you. On Saturday, September 12, the Budimir HOW-TO FESTIVAL is scheduled from 11 am through 3 pm – rain or shine.  Located around the...
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Senior Crafters at the Central Branch

On a recent rainy morning members from the community group, LIFE AFTER 50, visited the Central Branch to celebrate Seniors Month.  Beadwork, card embroidery, crochet, knitting, lace making, and decorative plastic canvas yarn work,  and quilting are examples of crafts one can learn and perform at the LAF centre....
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Teen Zone Trivia Challenge!

Have you checked out Teen Zone or Tween Scene? A drop in program for tweens and teens every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:15-4;45, we have some special events planned for May. Along with crafts, writing, board games and video games we also have a Trivia Challenge, Poetry on Demand (where poet Vanessa Shields will create poetry on the spot), Challenge a Guinness Book Record (if you beat the challenge,...
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Have You Heard About Crafternoons?

Have you been to Crafternoons at Central Library? It’s a fun filled program that explores art & crafts for kids of all ages (that means you too adults). In the past we’ve made Pi Day Bracelets, DIY Window Stickers and Paperbag Princesses! This month we’re going to be doing Marble Painting on April 11th and Constellation Viewers on April 25th to celebrate International Astronomy Day. The program will take place at...
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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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Humour, Crafts, and Travelling the Galaxy

So January is done and I’ve got my first 4 books read (or mostly read). My favourite this month is definitely Man at the Helm. Stibbe’s humour is both insightful and fun.  Looking forward to next months reading! Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe was amazing! I had the chance to read this humorous book through our Interlibrary Loan Service, and I’m glad I did! Man at the Helm was...
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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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Calling all hobbyists!

Do you have a hobby you love? Would you like to share your hobby with others? Are you available on Saturday January 17, from 2-4 pm? If so, you might like to participate as a presenter in our Happenin’ Hobby Open House at Central Library, in celebration of National Hobby Month. You won’t have to give a speech, but you will have to answer questions from interested people and be...
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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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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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Blooms that never fade…felt flowers!

Central Library was bursting with colour this past Wednesday morning as several people joined in our monthly adult craft program. Inspired by the irises, poppies and bluebells blooming outdoors, this month we created lovely felt flowers.  These fun felt blooms were made into brooches to brighten up jackets, handbags and more!  Our next adult craft program will be June 18 from 10:30-11:30.  It will be a paper-craft session focusing on cards. See the photo below...
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Make a card Saturday at the Central Library

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and what better way to celebrate mom or grandma (or any other special person) than with a handmade card. This Saturday at Central Library we’ll be “upcycling” pages from discarded books to make beautiful Mother’s Day cards to give away. As with all of our upcycling programs this craft will emphasize reusing materials to make something new. In this case we’re using books that were...
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Upcoming Upcycling Saturday Craft

This Saturday we have another exciting craft in the works at the Central Library. We’ll be making cute little “robots” out of old boxes and once again turning trash into treasure. Like all of our Upcycling crafts, this uses a combination re-purposed materials – in this case cardboard – and traditional craft supplies and helps to instill values of reuse and recycling by emphasizing the continued use of items that might otherwise...
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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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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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