It’s International Talk Like A
Pirate Day! Use our tutorial on Mango languages app to learn how to “speak pirate” and then don your own best pirate wear and visit the library for some pirate stories and a cool pirate craft.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 2200.

Tuesday, September 19, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Bridgeview Library.

Join us to colour and 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.

Friday, September 22, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Forest Glade Library.

Make your own fun
customized lava lamp at the
library. Ages 7 and up.

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

Thursday, September 28, from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm,  Forest Glade Library.

Drop in for a leisurely game
or tournament play.
This program is for adults and children ages 12 and up.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 6600.

Saturday, September 30, from Noon to 4:30 pm, Riverside Library.

WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY WINTER HOURS

All locations of Windsor Public Library will change to WINTER HOURS on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017. Winter hours come into effect on the third Monday in September. Additionally, Sunday hours of operation (1-5 pm) for Central, Budimir and Riverside libraries come into effect SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016. CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE.  ...
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Rave Reviewed September 2017

Last week we got back to Rave Reviews after a summer break. It was so nice to be back and talking books with Rave Reviews this month. I’ve been away for a while and I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed sharing book recommendations with such sensitive readers. It was a pleasure talking about what I’ve been reading and I have a feeling I’ll be reading some of the recommendations that were shared with me at yesterday’s program! I ran the program alone so I don’t have as Continue Reading...
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LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE RECOGNIZED BY OGS

The Windsor Public Library has received an Award of Merit from the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) for the LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE at Central Library, which opened in April 2016. Windsor Mayor and WPL Board Chair Drew Dilkens was present at the September meeting of the Essex Branch of OGS to accept the honour.  The Local History Room is located on the second floor of Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue). Windsor Public Library has been acquiring, preserving and making available historic records of the City of Windsor, its Continue Reading...
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3rd Annual ‘How-To’ Festival hits Windsor Public Library

Fall is just around the corner and that means it’s once again time for Windsor Public Library’s annual ‘How-To’ Festival. We’re going on our 3rd fabulous year and this time we’re taking the party to the city’s east side and our Forest Glade branch. We hope you’ll join us! This year we’ve invited over 20 experts in a variety of areas to teach you a host of fun and useful new skills – each in 10 minutes or less! Take your time visiting each expert and learn to Continue Reading...
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Free Forms Clinics at Central Library

Filling out forms can be a frustrating and difficult task.  Luckily, the St. Clair College Forms Clinic has returned to the Central Library. The Forms Clinic is being run by paralegal students from St. Clair under the supervision of a licensed paralegal professional. They will be available – at no cost –  to assist the public in filling out a variety of forms and applications – government, immigration, business, education, – even some legal forms.   They are strictly here to assist with the completion of such forms, and cannot Continue Reading...
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Tech Offerings at WPL: We Want to Hear from You!

Have you used any of the technology available at Windsor Public Library?  Do you know about everything we have to offer?  Besides access to the internet at every branch, we offer library users the opportunity to make use of innovative technology, including audio/visual equipment (including green screen!), an electronic cutter, 3D printers, an Espresso Book Machine, Arduino technology and many tools to get kids of all ages to explore how technology works. Check out our web page here. If you have made use of our Tech Continue Reading...
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eMagazines: RBdigital App to replace Zinio for Libraries

If you have been using the Zinio for Libraries App to read digital magazines on your smartphone or tablet, you have likely received a notification alerting you to install the new RBdigital App. Within the next few weeks the Zinio for Libraries App is being phased out, and all eMagazine readers will eventually be required to transition over the rbDigital platform. Important Information Use the same email address/password in the RBdigital App that you already use to sign into the Zinio for Libraries App; there is Continue Reading...
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Severe Flooding Causes Library Closures

The Budimir (1310 Grand Marais Road West) and Riverside (6305 Wyandotte Street East) branches of Windsor Public Library are closed today through Friday because of severe flooding sustained during the storms experienced throughout the region yesterday. Updates will be posted on the library web site at windsorpubliclibrary.com regarding plans to re-open. To assist customers in the impacted areas, FRED, the WPL mobile library will be situated at Riverside Branch in the morning and at Budimir in the afternoon. This arrangement will last for the duration of Continue Reading...
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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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