About: Rob Johnston

I have been at WPL since 2012. Currently I'm a librarian at the Central Library. My biggest literary interests are historical fiction and fantasy. I also enjoy my sports, and all that Windsor has to offer.

Recent Posts by Rob Johnston

Spotting a Phishing attempt

The nerve of some people! While we all want to be safe online, there are people out there intent on nefarious deeds. Today I got an email that was an attempt to scam me, and in the spirit of information literacy I wanted to share. What is a phishing attempt? A phishing attempt online is usually delivered in an official looking capacity, and typically it’s used as an attempt to...
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A Conversation With Jeff Lemire @ Windsor Public Library

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we are pleased to be hosting a conversation with Jeff Lemire. It takes place Saturday January 28th at 2:00pm in our Central Library. Jeff Lemire is an internationally recognised and award winning graphic novelist. Join us and hear about his work and the creative process behind The Secret Path, his collaboration with Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. It tells the tale of Chanie...
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George Michael,1963-2016

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, better known as the singer George Michael passed away this week. The man was supremely talented, with an incredible voice and sense of style that saw him become an icon. A leading voice throughout his career, his talent and presence will be long remembered. His influence on music and culture is undeniable. If you’re not familiar with his music, I’d recommend starting with his singles through Freegal...
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Carrie Fisher – Icon, Actor, Advocate

As we mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher, we also celebrate her life. An icon who grew up in Hollywood, Ms. Fisher became known for her own acting and strong advocacy for mental health. Best known as Princess (then General) Leia Organa of the Star Wars universe, Ms. Fisher has left us with much to celebrate. The Princess Diarist was her most recent book, a 2016 release. It discusses everything in her life. She...
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Viola Desmond and Civil Rights in Canada

  The Bank of Canada has selected Canadian civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond as the first Canadian woman to appear on our money. Desmond, an icon of the human rights and freedoms movement in Canada, was selected from a short list of five iconic Canadian women by Minister [Bill] Morneau, in accordance with the Bank of Canada Act. A successful Nova Scotia businesswoman, she is known for defiantly refusing to leave...
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