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WPL eNews

    This June sees the release of the second edition of WPL’s eNews. This electronic newsletter features the latest news on what’s happening at the Windsor Public Library, including information on upcoming events and new services offered at our locations. Our newest edition of eNews features stories on our upcoming Summer Programs, a visit to the library by author Christopher Paul Curtis, information on our book clubs, and much...
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Freedom to Read Week

Join WPL in celebrating Freedom to Read Week, taking place February 22-28. Freedom to Read Week is an annual event during which Canadians are encouraged to reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom. Guaranteed to Canadians under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, intellectual freedom is the right of individuals to access and receive information, expressions of ideas, and points of view without restriction. Windsor Public Library is encouraging our users...
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P.D. James 1920-2014

The woman once dubbed the “Queen of Crime” has passed away. British mystery and crime novelist Phyllis Dorothy James, best known for her works following the Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died at the age of 94. The Oxford born P.D. James began her writing career during her late 30’s, having published her first novel, Cover Her Face, in 1962. She initially took up writing to support her family...
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Us Conductors By Sean Michaels Wins The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize

This week Montreal-based author Sean Michaels won the illustrious Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel, Us Conductors. First awarded back in 1994, the list of recipients of the Giller Prize reads like a who’s who of Canada’s literary arts; past winners include Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Vincent Lam, and Joseph Boyden. Us Conductors is inspired by the true story of Lev Termen, the Russian scientist, spy, and...
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The History of Remembrance Day

The Windsor Public Library will commemorate the sacrifices Canadians have made in armed conflicts with a special presentation on the History of Remembrance Day.  This event will take place today, November 8th in the Casino Windsor Cares Laboratory at WPL’s Central location, starting at 2:00pm. Join us as we document the creation and history of this memorial day, talk about local commemorations being made to honour veterans, and share information...
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