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.

The WPL Automotive Archives
is currently being moved to the new W.F. Chisholm Branch, which will open October 21.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see you there.

Marty Gervais to read from latest book at Central Branch

Local author, Marty Gervais, is well known for his collections of reminiscences from the famous, everyday folk, and colourful characters who call this area home. This fall Biblioasis releases Mr. Gervais’ newest book, Five Days Walking Five Towns: touring Windsor’s past,  in which he gathers more stories from the border cities communities. You can hear excerpts from the book plus more anecdotes during an author reading, presented with the co-operation of the publisher, to be held on Saturday October 14, between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. at Continue Reading...
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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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