About: Colleen

Library Services at Windsor Public Library. I read an array of non fiction. I love travelling, gardening, cats and cooking - not necessarily in that order. I have been with WPL for 32 years; am a mother of grown twins, and I am waiting to become a grandma in the next chapter of my life.

Recent Posts by Colleen

July’s Featured Artist

For the month of July, the Art Wall at the Central Branch will be featuring the art of  Nuong T. Benoit. Nuong studied traditional art in VietNam from 1976-1980 as well as the art of hair dressing which she practices to this day, along with cosmetology and nail art. In Saigon she opened a studio along with her hair salon where her creations were sought by many. After escaping by boat...
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Community Art Wall, June 2017

For the month of June the Community Art Wall at the Central Branch will be displaying the watercolour paintings of local artist, Denise Forsythe. “I always said that when my kids grew up and left home I wanted to learn how to watercolour paint. I started taking the odd class at the Optimist Community Center  3 years ago with Jen, our teacher.  I believed that I didn’t know how to...
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Victoria Day Weekend – A Truly Canadian Experience

In Canada Victoria Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season. Looking at the weather forecast right now with the Vic Weekend just about 2 weeks away and temperatures barely making it to 9 Celsius, you’d never know it. Victoria Weekend, or May Two-Four as we also like to call it, is the time we Canucks visit gardening centres in droves, buying up every impatiens, petunia, tomato plant and sheep...
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Seed Lending Library Opening at Central

  Due to the overwhelming success of the seed lending library at our Forest Glade Branch, we are excited to announce that a seed lending library is now coming to our Central Branch. This past summer as our patrons who frequent the downtown branch know, we opened a demonstration garden (pictured) on our balcony fronting Ouellette, thanks to Councillor and Library Board member, Rino Bortolin. The next step is now...
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Keep Calm and Rock On, and on, and on: Aging in the Rock World

  “Hey, we just enjoy it. I think we think we’re getting the hang of this thing, you know?”  – Keith Richards The Rolling Stones Formed in London, England in 1962 by Brian Jones, the original lineup also consisted of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ian Stewart. The Stones very first gig though, (and only that gig)featured Mick Avory on drums who later went on to drum...
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