Freedom to Read Week is an
annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Check out www.freedomtoread.ca for a list of items that have been challenged in Canada. If you’ve read any (or would like to) we invite you to share your thoughts on twitter or facebook #freedomtoread

Bring your friends and
family and join us for a family friendly movie.

Saturday, February 28, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Bridgeview Library.
For more information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 2200.

Saturday, February 28, from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Remington Park.
For more information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5500.

Join us for stories, crafts
and activities it will be a
monster-us-ly good time. Ages 5 to 12 with a caregiver. To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 4579.

Tuesday, March 3, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Central Library.

Madeline Sonik, writer- in-
residence at University of
Windsor leads this free writing workshop series. The library is grateful to the University of Windsor and Canada Council’s Writer-in-Residence program for making this series possible. To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 4603.

Tuesday, March 3, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Central Library, Self-Publishing Lab.

Drop into the library for a rundown on how to set up
your mobile device or tablet to access free eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, tv shows, magazines and language learning tools using apps available to library cardholders. For more information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 4424.

Wednesday, March 4, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Budimir Library.

GUEST BLOGGER Beatrice Fantoni on FOOD

Windsor Public Library is thrilled to launch its Guest Blogger program. Once a month we’ll invite someone from our community with a particular interest or expertise to share their three favourite items on that topic from WPL’s collection. We’re also getting kind of nosy and asking them what other reading materials are on their nightstand! This is a fun way to see how others in our community are using WPL’s collection!  Our inaugural guest blogger is Beatrice Fantoni, reporter for the Windsor Star, writing about three Continue Reading...
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Adult Sensory Reading Group Creates Their Own Book

The Adult Sensory Reading circle at Windsor Public Library Riverside Branch was very excited this past week to see their book printed.  As a group, we read Michael Hall’s book The Perfect Square, and decided to create our own version.  We called our book The Happy Square, and wrote a story about a square that was bored with being a square.  This square changed into many different different things, but in the end decided it was happy with being a square. Everyone who added to the Continue Reading...
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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 awesome book and be crafty at the same time. This week’s program will feature the book Continue Reading...
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WPL JOINS INSTAGRAM!

#throwbackthursday #flashbackfriday #picoftheday #instagood #bookworm #library WPL is joining the Instagram world and bringing our picture taking and hastagging to another level. WPL already has a presence on many social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. So far, we’ve been very successful at reaching our patrons and the wider community through these outlets. This week alone the WPL Twitter has blown up with the very popular Freedom to Read Week. The humorous posts on our Facebook have attracted many laughs and comments. They have Continue Reading...
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My Favourite Banned Books

  Freedom to Read Week is about censorship, freedom of expression, access to information, and your ability to read what you want. It is a serious and important subject, and one your library takes very seriously. It’s an important topic to us, and one I personally enjoy. For more on what this week is about, check out Adam’s post from earlier in the week by clicking here. To continue our celebration of Freedom To Read week, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite banned books. Continue Reading...
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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 as well as a depiction of several different gardens currently operating in Washington, DC.  It highlighted Continue Reading...
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