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

Thanking Gord Downie – Celebrating The Hip

The Tragically Hip (check out their stuff here) have long held iconic status in the Canadian music scene. The group is composed of the legendary lead singer Gord Downie, and also includes the amazing  guitarists Paul Langlois and Rob Baker, the excellent bassist Gord Sinclair, and the incredible drummer Johnny Fay. For many, they are the ultimate Canadian rock band. Since 1984 they have released 14 studio albums and two live albums, 1 EP,...
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Pokémon Go at Your Library

Twenty years into their existence, Pokémon might just be at the height of popularity. With the tremendous success of Pokémon GO, we’ve been getting a number of questions about what the game is, how to play it, and of course – “what is a Pokémon?” Long a popular series of television shows, books, movies, and video games, it has reached new heights with its new augmented reality game available on your smart...
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PokéMapping Windsor

The Pokémon are everywhere! Throughout Windsor (and the world,) people have been hunting animated monsters as part of one of the biggest video-games in history.  You may play yourself, or you might have just seen large groups of people walking through parks with their smart phones out. If you aren’t familiar with it, Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game which you play in real world locations – like your local library....
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Changes to WPL hours of operation

With the days getting longer and the flowers blooming, it finally feels safe to say that the 2015-2016 winter is behind us. With that in mind, please remember that Windsor Public Library will soon be switching to its summer hours. Please note the change will take place beginning May 24th. Please note also that our final Sunday Service for this season was on Sunday May 1st. All locations will now...
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Remembering Howard Pawley

Windsor Public Library is currently grieving the loss, and celebrating the life, of Howard Pawley. The former Manitoba premier and Windsor resident was an instrumental member of the Windsor Public Library Board. His knowledge, passion, and presence will be dearly missed. He was a major factor in helping this system win the inaugural Public Library Board of the Year Award. Howard Pawley, PC OC OM,  devoted himself to a life of...
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