Children ages 4 and up are
invited to Riverside Library to create an explosion of color.

Please register by calling 519-255-6770, ext. 6620.

Thursday, July 28, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Riverside Library, Lions room.

Work as a team to build and control a customized robot!
This club is a great opportunity to have fun and learn the cool science behind robotics and engineering. During the summer members will collaborate building a robot using Lego Mindstorm robotic parts.

Ages 8 to 12. To register call 519-255-6770 Ext. 5400.

Saturday, July 30, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Forest Glade Library.

All locations of the Windsor
Public Library will be closed on Monday, August 1, 2016

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

Make a fun animal corner bookmark. You can never have
too many! Ages 6-10.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 7700.

Thursday, August 4, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Pokémon GO is the latest hit
from this longstanding
franchise. Come join us in our computeur lab at Central as we learn to use Google Maps to create our own paths and share the best spots in town for when you’ve got to catch them all. No registration necessary, just drop in and join the fun!

Experienced and new players alike are encouraged to join, and maybe even catch a few wild Pokémon in the library.

Friday August 5, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Computer Lab, Central Library.

Download current issues of popular magazines straight
to your smartphone, tablet, or computer with Zinio for Libraries.

– App available for iOS & Android
– Unlimited borrowing
– Checkouts never expire
– Library Card required

Do you love Star Wars?
We do.
Come and learn about the stars then challenge our teen Jedi knights to a sword contest along with other gentle indoor games. Ages 4 to 12.

Registration required.

Wednesday, August 10, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Central Library.

Library Hubs Meeting Community Needs project seeking feedback

Earlier this year, the Windsor Public Library was thrilled to receive a grant from the Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund to develop a community hub of social services for those experiencing homelessness or living in poverty.  The goal of the Library Hubs Meeting Community Needs (LHMCN) project is to create an information service delivery model within library systems that will improve access to social services and work to ensure that all are welcome in our libraries. This project is being done in partnership with Guelph Public Library and Essex Continue Reading...
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PokéMapping Windsor

The Pokémon are everywhere! Throughout Windsor (and the world,) people have been hunting animated monsters as part of one of the biggest video-games in history.  You may play yourself, or you might have just seen large groups of people walking through parks with their smart phones out. If you aren’t familiar with it, Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game which you play in real world locations – like your local library. It is based on characters from the longstanding Pokémon franchise, from which we have many books, Continue Reading...
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Planning future transportation networks within the City of Windsor

For those who travel on the roads of south-central Windsor, add the environmental assessment report recently presented to City Council to your to-read list.  This study, which considers the Dominion Boulevard corridor, the Dougall Avenue/Ouellette Avenue corridor and the Howard Avenue corridor, examines traffic operations, transportation network improvements, pedestrian and bikeway connections, and impacts to existing infrastructure and utilities. A copy of the three volume Central Box Area study is available for public viewing at the Central Branch (second floor) for thirty days, starting July 25, Continue Reading...
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Scheduled System Maintenance

Due to scheduled system maintenance, access to our Library Catalogue, Online Databases, and Apps may be unavailable from approximately 1:00am-9:00am on Wednesday, July 20th. Public internet access in our libraries may be interrupted on July 20th as well. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
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Playaway – The New Way to Listen to Audiobooks

Do you love listening to audiobooks from your favorite authors? Then check out Windsor Public Library’s brand new collection of Playaways. These nifty little devices are pre-loaded audiobooks that offer an uninterrupted listening experience. Unlike books on CD, you don’t need to switch between multiple discs to experience a whole book. Simply plug in headphones or connect the Playaway to your car stereo to begin listening to your favorite books and authors.  The easy to use controls allow listeners to skip chapters, fast forward, and control Continue Reading...
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WPL Teacher Academy starting this week

Calling all teachers or aspiring teachers…our first ever 4-week Teacher Academy is set to begin this Thursday, July 14th from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Central Branch.  Come for the introductory session to learn about what the library can offer teachers and their students, learn how to use our library catalogue to efficiently browse and store materials for units, and take a tour of our Central Branch. Our second week, July 21st, will focus on our Databases.  We’ll look at how these resources will help your students effectively Continue Reading...
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