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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