Join us. This club is held once a month at the library and is designed to spark your imagination and creativity.

For ages 8 to 13. Registration required.

Tuesday, August 22, from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm, Forest Glade Library.

Join us for a fun sensory
storytime for adults with
special needs. Our storytime will include stories, songs, movement and art.

For adults with special needs and a support person. For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 4404.

Wednesday, August 23, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Budimir Library.

Write a poem about your
love of Canada and submit it to Forest Glade Library to win a Chapters gift card! Age groups 6 to 8 and 9 to 11.

Poems must be submitted by August 26th. Winners will be notified by the end of August.

For information or to register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5400.

Engage in lively
conversations over
refreshments. This fun event is intended for adults and seniors who are looking to socialize and make new friends.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5400.

Tuesday, August 29, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Forest Glade Library.

A chess club for all ages
and levels.

For information or to register call 519-255-6770, Ext.6620.

Wednesday, August 30 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Riverside Library.

77 boxes of books, craft supplies, games, and more were donated to the Library Live Children’s Clubs

Thank you to the community at large for your generous donations of books, games, art and craft supplies, movies, fabric, hula hoops, trains, posters, costumes, and more. My goal was to give away 150 prizes packages to participants at our summer programs in honour of Canada’s birthday.  Thanks to your generosity that goal was surpassed. Our TEEN members and volunteers were terrific in helping to sort all boxes and make up prize packages.                   You have all helped to Continue Reading...
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Teen Power Is Strong At Central Library – Library Live Children’s Club Salutes Our Remarkable Teens

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. You are remarkable young people and it has been my privilege and pleasure to have worked with you at Central Library. Continue to shine bright! The world is Yours. Ms. Janet. Last week 87 teens attended two WPL Teen Appreciation events at Central. SEE PHOTOS CLICK ON CONTINUE READING.  THESE TEENS are wonderful and generous in sharing their time, talents, enthusiasm, and are all dedicated to being a part of making programs at Central library educational Continue Reading...
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Canadian Wizarding World – A Harry Potter Event

Library Live Children’s Club had our 11th Harry Potter event. The feature photo is of one of the costume contest participants.  Thanks to all our adult and teen role playing participants. Canadian wizards, witches, and wonderful creatures met at MOOSEWARTS – located at Central Library. The houses were BEARANDOR, HOCKEYPUFF, BADGERCLAW, AND SEALORIN. Loads of fun was had by all. In past years Hedwig came to visit, we have built HAGRID’S HUT as a touring site, and Diagon Alley came to life full of hand made Continue Reading...
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Canadian Scavenger Hunt Winners

We are celebrating all things Canadian. Last week 18 teams searched Central Library to try and find different works of art on all 3 floors.   Children and teens were given books as prizes for their efforts. You all did a wonderful job. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CANADIAN ART SCAVENGER HUNT WINNERS –  GABRIELLE AGE 10 GOES TO BELLEWOOD SCHOOL and ORIANNA AGE 11 GOES TO OUR LADY MOUNT CARMEL. TOGETHER THEY FOUND OVER 82 DIFFERENT SAMPLES OF ART AT CENTRAL LIBRARY. Well done everyone...
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Learn How – To Get a Great Night’s Sleep at ‘Sleep 101’ Workshop

Most of us can probably recall at least a few nights in the past month or two where, even though we were exhausted, we just couldn’t seem to stop tossing and turning in order to get a full night of peaceful, quality sleep. Despite the fact that a good night’s sleep is an essential part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, it’s something that doesn’t necessarily come naturally to everyone. Well, do we have good news for those of you fit the description above! We’re excited to Continue Reading...
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WPL Welcomes New Subscription Service

Windsor Public Library has recently introduced a new service to help customers maximize their reading experience. LIBRARY AWARE is a free subscription service, available though the WPL web site, which generates personalized reading lists, newsletters and other forms of communication – all geared to individual customer choice. By selecting preferred reading genres, customers can receive reading recommendations, newsletters and other promotional material via email, directly to their homes. Customers have the option to select from 15 newsletters, each focused on a genre or topic.  They include Continue Reading...
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July’s Featured Artist

For the month of July, the Art Wall at the Central Branch will be featuring the art of  Nuong T. Benoit. Nuong studied traditional art in VietNam from 1976-1980 as well as the art of hair dressing which she practices to this day, along with cosmetology and nail art. In Saigon she opened a studio along with her hair salon where her creations were sought by many. After escaping by boat she wound up in a refugee camp in Indonesia (Galang Island), where she became a very Continue Reading...
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Fantasy and Science Fiction Reads to Inspire

Science fiction and fantasy have always been near and dear to my heart. While most people I knew growing up veered towards the R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike horror novel phenomenon (and let’s be honest, I enjoyed those too), I was perfectly happy reading J. R. R. Tolkien or Robert Jordan. You see, when I was a child I thought book size equaled maturity level, and there weren’t many books bigger than that of science fiction and fantasy. Even when I didn’t quite grasp what was Continue Reading...
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Zinio Digital Magazines: Scheduled Maintenance

From Monday evening (June 26th) through Tuesday morning (June 27th) the Zinio for Libraries website and App will be temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Stay tuned for announcements regarding our transition from the Zinio for Libraries App to the new RB Digital Magazines App....
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Learn About Essential Oils at ‘Introduction to Essential Oils’ Workshop

It seems like everywhere you go these days you hear someone talking about using essential oils for a whole host of purposes from cleaning your home to creating a calm environment to soothing your aching head. If you’ve ever wondered if essential oils are right for you or how to get started, then we the perfect program for you! Our July, ‘How-To’ Workshop introduces you to the basics of essential oils. You’re invited to join Kristine Atkinson of Natural Origins Inc., as she shares her knowledge of Continue Reading...
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Windsorite adds to Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

Windsor Public Library is very proud that one of patrons has had her work included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of Canada. Durre Jabeen is a frequent visitor to the library, attending events like the Writers’ Group, colouring group and the Conversation Circle, which was the subject of her story. Durre has been coming to the WPL Writers’ Group since it began in 2012, and has self-published books through the Self-Publishing service.  This was her first attempt at non-fiction writing, and her story and Continue Reading...
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Library Named For Automotive Entrepreneur Bill Chisholm

In partnership with Rose City Ford Sales Limited, the Windsor Public Library Board is happy to announce that the new library located at the Optimist Community Centre will be named the W.F. CHISHOLM BRANCH. City Council and the Windsor Public Library Board have both approved bestowing the honour on Mr. Chisholm, a well-respected local automotive executive and founder of Rose City Ford Sales Limited. Windsor Public Library CEO Kitty Pope considers the naming of the new branch a truly fitting tribute to Bill. “He has worked tirelessly Continue Reading...
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Tis the Season to Binge on TV shows

I talk a lot about summer reading but, I must confess, while I’m just finished devouring the non-fiction title, The Radium Girls,* I’m also pretty heavily into binge watching season. So many of my favourite shows have just released seasons on Netflix and I’m midway through Orange is the New Black as well as The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.** I’m loving them. But, as I’ve mentioned previously, you don’t need a Netflix account to enjoy some great summer viewing, you just need a library card! As we recover from the first intense heat Continue Reading...
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All About 1867: Canada’s Great Lakes Ships and Shipwrecks

There is something mysterious and thrilling about the underwater world.  Our own inland seas contain the remains of naval ships sunk in battle and commercial vessels lost to the forces of a storm, foundered on rocks, or destroyed at their moorings. Marine historians Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg have researched, explored, and photographed many Great Lakes shipwrecks.  To commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday they have new videos to show and tales to tell, including: – which is the most visited shipwreck in the Great Lakes, – a Continue Reading...
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Summer Programs Launch at Seminole Branch

Windsor Public Library again has a fantastic program of summer activities planned for area children, all in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and all free of charge. Representatives from the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library  gathered at Seminole Branch with local school children to experience some of the latest technology from the WPL Tech Hub and hear about the exciting events offered this July and August. “Windsor Public Library connects you and your family to reading resources, programs and the latest technology,” said Mayor Continue Reading...
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Local Author Launches New History Book

A good assortment of history buffs, curious library visitors, supporters and admirers of writer Patrick Brode, attended last night’s launch of BORDER CITIES POWERHOUSE: THE RISE OF WINDSOR, 1900-1945.  Although this nonfiction book focuses on developments in this area during the first half of the twentieth century, Mr. Brode argued the changes that occured in our city reflected Canada’s metamorphosis as a whole as it transitioned from a country of rural and small town communities to an urban, industrial and broad-based economy.  But more than just Continue Reading...
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The Buzzed Bee: Canada 150 Edition

Since the summer of 2016, Windsor Public Library has been hosting a special type of spelling bee: the Buzzed Bee. Taking place at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave West), this fun-filled spelling bee gives adults an opportunity to relive their grade-school glory days, and show off their spelling prowess. The next round of the Buzzed Bee will take place on June 15th. This time around, we’ll be honouring Canada’s 150th with patriotic and Canadian themed words. As always, the winner will take home bragging right and tens Continue Reading...
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Border Cities Powerhouse: The Rise of Windsor, 1900 to 1945

One hundred years ago, the border communities of Ford City, Walkerville, Windsor and Sandwich were hopping. Population boomed. Electrification, internal combustion engines, and new manufacturing methods created new and more jobs. The flow of goods through the Great Lakes and rolling on the railroads helped this area become a transportation hub. Even army recruits, mobilizing for World War I, contributed to the bustle. You can learn more about the beginning of the 20th century and the years following at a book launch to be held at the Continue Reading...
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Jonathan Pinto To Visit Windsor Public Library

Local CBC Radio Windsor Morning “resident foodie” JONATHAN PINTO will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The 2 pm appearance is the fourth in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. He will be talking about his pursuit of flavour and good food in the Windsor area. Hailing from Peterborough, Ontario, Pinto admits to a passion for food, urban policy and public radio. Last year he published his first book, THE BEST OF WINDSOR Continue Reading...
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From Reluctant to Ravenous: Get Your Child Reading this Summer

So, it’s almost summer vacation, and that can only mean one thing…reading! No, just me? I have fond memories of starting my summer vacation with a novel. For me, the end of school meant reacquainting myself with the joy of reading for pleasure. When I was an undergrad, that meant staying up all night reading Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, when I was 9 it meant reading as many Archie Comics and Baby-Sitters Club (the cool kids called it BSC)* books as I could. Before 9, summer reading felt like a chore. I Continue Reading...
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