Tag Archives: Events

Video Poems on Display by Gregory Stasiak

With the relaunch of WPL’s freshly painted Community Art Wall, we are excited to announce our next exhibit from local artist, Gregory Stasiak. A member of the Arts Council of Windsor & Region and Artcite Inc; Stasiak’s exhibit mixes the mediums of both poetry and performance art to help us celebrate National Poetry Month for April 2016. Through the use of an ATM machine, Stasiak creates what would seem to most,...
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Citizenship Ceremony

Today, Windsor Public Library had the pleasure of hosting a citizenship ceremony – the final step newcomers take in becoming Canadian citizens.  Libraries play an integral role in building strong and diverse communities and it was an honour and privilege for us to host the ceremony.  The role of libraries in building strong and healthy communities is a concept we believe in and an important feature of that is welcoming...
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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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Community gardeners come in out droves despite the chill

Over 50 people interested in learning more about local community gardens ventured out in the frosty temperatures last night to visit the Central Library for a documentary screening and information session. It’s tough to imagine with the snow heaped around us but for gardeners this is certainly the time to start planning!  The documentary, titled “A Community of Gardeners”, presented a history of the community garden movement in the US...
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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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The History of Remembrance Day

The Windsor Public Library will commemorate the sacrifices Canadians have made in armed conflicts with a special presentation on the History of Remembrance Day.  This event will take place today, November 8th in the Casino Windsor Cares Laboratory at WPL’s Central location, starting at 2:00pm. Join us as we document the creation and history of this memorial day, talk about local commemorations being made to honour veterans, and share information...
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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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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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Mid-Day Movies Return This Summer to WPL

While it can be a fun time to go out and see a movie, it can also end up being a costly experience. The price of theatre admission for a family can often lead to an empty wallet by the end of the evening. If you are looking for a film-going experience that won’t break the bank then visit Windsor Public Library this summer for Mid-Day Movies! The screenings take...
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Final Film Club Screening

Hey film buffs! Our NFB Film Club will host this session’s final screening at the Central Library on Thursday July 10 at 6:15pm.  This month’s screening will feature a selection of five classic Oscar-winning short films from the National Film Board.  Short films, like short stories, are often able to pack a strong evocative or visual punch in mere minutes. With a total run time of just 77 minutes, these are five stories stripped down to their essentials and should appeal...
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Refugee Mental Health Presentation at WPL

  Windsor Public Library would like to invite the public to attend a special presentation on Refugee Mental Health. This will take place at the Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch, in the Fred Israel Auditorium from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. The event will be presented by Dr. Ben Kuo and Dr. Annette Dufresne, area refugee mental health experts. The presentation will include information on pre-migration experiences affecting mental health, post-arrival...
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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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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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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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You + Me Sculpture Project Coming to Central!

The You+Me Sculpture project is coming to WPL! local artist Laura Shintani is here working on an exciting project and needs your help! Come and be a be part of Windsor’s history by sharing your thumb print. She’ll be at the Central Branch (850 Ouellette Ave) TODAY, February 27th, 2014 from 4-6pm and on Saturday, March 1st from 2-4pm. To learn more about this project visit Laura’s facebook page at:...
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Essex County Genealogical Society Meetings in March, April, May, and June

Monthly meetings of the Essex County Genealogical Society are held at the Central Branch of Windsor Public Library, on the lower level. Admission is free and the public is welcome! For more information, email essexogs@gmail.com. Monday, March 10, 7:00 – 9:00 pm:  The Victorian Celebration of Death, a presentation by Catherine MacKendrick, explores the Victorian celebration of death and what it means for the present day. MacKendrick has been a thanatologist for...
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WPL and LeeLee Hats…warming babies’ heads one hat at a time!

If you’ve looked at the craft section of your local library branch lately, there’s a good chance you’ll notice a fair number of things checked out. There seems to be something about this time of year that brings out the “crafty” in people. Perhaps it stems from the urge to start the year off with a new hobby or project. The blustery weather also lends itself to cozy images of...
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Holidays Around The World

Come celebrate at Holidays Around the World, a multicultural holiday event, taking place on Wednesday, December 18 from 6 to 8 pm in the Children’s Learning Centre on the first floor at Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch, 850 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor. Holidays Around the World will feature stories, arts & crafts, as well as festive cultural displays and performances. Enjoy Jangles the Clown, Painted-Smile face painting, St. John’s Therapy Dogs,...
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Life-sized Candy Land at Riverside Library on December 27

Come travel through Lollipop Woods, Peppermint Forest, and the Chocolate Swamp as you play a life-sized version of Candy Land. Drop in anytime between 10 and 11:30 am on December 27 at Riverside Library. This will be a life-sized version of Candy Land, in which children will become the game piece and be able to travel the board game. For children and families of all ages. For more information call:...
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