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

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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Featured Artist, Irina Teske: Community Art Wall – Central Branch

Irina Teske is a graduate of the University of Windsor and has been a practicing artist for more than twenty years. Currently, she is obsessed with painting on chipboard. Exploring the relationship between image and material serves as the foundation for her artistic practice. The dichotomy between the natural and the man-made is acknowledged by a close engagement with the chipboard, unearthing the imagery inherent in the material.  The repetitive...
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Helluva Dip and Netflix

  I don’t know if any of you are like me, but I just wish I could click my heels and be fit and toned without doing ANY work. Zip. Zilch. Zero. You know, lounge about binge watching Netflix while eating a whole lot of Helluva Dip with the family size bag of Ruffles but still have the backside of Jillian Michaels and arms like Michelle Obama. I also am pretty sure I can consume a row of...
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