A chess club for all ages.
For information call
519-255-6770, Ext. 6600.

Saturday, June 24, from Noon to 4:30 pm, Riverside library.

An after school club for
young teens 9 to 14 to explore different writing and illustration techniques.

For information call 519-255-6770 Ext. 6620.

Tuesday, June 27, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Riverside Library.

Curious to know what a
buggle is? Find out! You will be making your own magnetic buggle family! Ages 6 and up.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5000.

Wednesday, June 28, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Fontainebleau Library.

Kick of Canada’s 150th
birthday summer celebration
with fun! Paint your own Canada 150 flag and play Canadian Trivia!

Registration required.

Monday, July 3, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Budimir library.

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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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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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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