Dec. 21: Central, Budimir
& Riverside open 1 – 5 pm.,
all other locations closed;

Dec. 22, 29 and 31: all locations
open 9 am – 5 pm, Remington Park closed;

Dec. 23 and 30: all locations open 9 am – 5 pm;

Dec. 24, 25, 26, 28 and January 1: all locations closed;

Dec. 27:  all locations open 9 am – 5 pm;

January 1: all locations closed;

January 2: regular hours resume.

Come out for an evening of
fun. There will be caroling,
crafts, and refreshments, for all ages. We will be joined by the Greater Windsor Concert Band caroling ensemble, as we celebrate the season. For more information call: 519-255-6770 x6620.

Wednesday, December 17, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Riverside Library.

Calling all Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravendaws and Slytherins! Are you a fan of the magical world of Harry Potter? We will get together to discuss the books and interact in a number of activities to bring to life the world of Hogwart’s. For more information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 8800.

Wednesday, December 17, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Seminole Library.

Bilingual stories and songs
for children of all ages with caregiver. Translations of familiar and traditional songs will be sung in French with a handout provided. No prior French needed. For more information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 4579.

Thursday, December 18, from 10:30 am to 11:00 am, Central Library.

Elsa and Anna are everyone’s favourite Disney princesses this season. Drop by the library to make some crafts and concoctions inspired by them and their trusty sidekicks Kristoff, Sven and Olaf.

Saturday, December 20, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Seminole Library.

Bring your friends and
family and join us for a family friendly movie. For more information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5500.

Saturday, December 20, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Remington Park Library.

Let your inner architect
loose and join us for an
afternoon of holiday building fun.
You supply the creativity and we’ll supply all the necessities to create the candy covered home of your dreams. You’ll even get to take your jolly creation home to show off to your relatives this holiday season. Open to all ages children under 10 accompanied by a caregiver. For more information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 3320.

Monday, December 22, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Budimir Library.

Calling all Grinch busters.
Help fight grinchiness as
we enjoy a Who-liday party, where we will enjoy games, crafts and much more. For more information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 6620.

Saturday, December 27, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Riverside Library.

Enjoy a hot drink and a sweet
treat as you 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.

Tuesday, December 30, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Bridgeview Library.

Join us at the library to
have some fun and make a
craft. All ages are welcome with a caregiver. For more information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5000.

Saturday, January 3, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Fontainebleau Library.

 

What WPL is Reading in December

December is one of the busiest months of the year for many of us. Between the cooking, shopping, and visiting with friends and family it can be a stressful time. With all that going on, it becomes even more important to take a time out and relax. We at WPL are reading as voraciously as ever, and have found some real gems this month. Below you’ll see what books we have been reading this month. Maybe they will even help inspire a gift idea for that Continue Reading...
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Windsor Public Library Adds Payment Option to Website

Windsor Public Library customers can now use their credit cards to pay fines and fees or make donation payments, all through the library’s website (www.windsorpubliclibrary.com) at any time, day or night through SMARTPAY. Developed by Comprise Technologies, the leading independent provider of technology access and revenue management solutions for libraries and municipalities,   SMARTPAY is an additional service introduced to assist and facilitate enhanced customer service at WPL. The secure online payment solution links with the library’s existing system so payments are automatically posted to customer accounts. With Continue Reading...
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De-Stressing with WPL’s Electronic Collections

How do you like to unwind? Browse a magazine / Get lost in a good story / Listen to music / Watch a movie? At different times throughout the year, our librarians participate in public events where we promote library materials and services. During two recent afternoons, we were at the Leddy Library at the University of Windsor.  It is exam time at the university and their library workers are encouraging students to take a break from studying to de-stress. We wanted to tell students that Continue Reading...
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The Best of the 2014 Best Book Lists

Lists are a great way to look back and celebrate the year that was. As the clock winds down on 2014, we are seeing more and more people release their best books of the year lists. Many organizations like CBC, NPR, & The Globe have released great lists. Looking through them, it quickly became apparent that we really need a list of lists.  I’ve checked it twice, and made it available to you. Below you’ll find my favourite lists regarding the best books of 2014 (in Continue Reading...
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TRY BEFORE YOU BUY AT OUR TECH PETTING ZOO

Just a few years ago, purchasing a tablet was fairly straightforward: choose Android or iOS; choose a size; choose storage capacity. BOOM. DONE. Choosing a tablet today is a little more intensive. There are several major brands to choose from (Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Kobo, Kindle – just to name a few). Some are better for reading and light browsing, some are better for gaming and movies, and some are all-in-one superstars that can do pretty much anything. Price points and screen sizes can range anywhere from Continue Reading...
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Windsor Solar Project REA reports: for public inspection at Central

Windsor Solar LP is proposing to build a renewable energy generation project on lands owed by the City of Windsor and contained within the Windsor International Airport. From now until the next public meeting to be held on Thursday January 29, 2015, copies of draft documents relating to the Windsor Solar Project, as required under the Environmental Protection Act, will be available for public viewing.  One set of the two binders of reports can be found on the second floor of the Central Branch of the Continue Reading...
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