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FREE ACCESS TO MORE THAN 30,000 MOVIES

The popular on-demand film streaming service KANOPY is now available free of charge at Windsor Public Library. Card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting windsor.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This photograph was taken in 1925 not long after the building was open to the public. The Equity Chambers Building is located on the north side of Chatham Street West in downtown Windsor. Designed as a commercial and office building and opened in September 1924, it housed Dack’s Shoes, J. Becker Company Ltd. Style Clothes Shop, Fleming, Drake and Foster Law Offices and Sheppard and Masson Architects. The Weights and...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday picture was taken in 1949, and is looking north along Pelissier Street just north of Wyandotte Street. The building in the centre of the frame is the old YMCA building which was built in 1926 and closed as a “Y” in the early 1990s when a new facility was opened on Victoria Avenue. Today this building has been converted to apartments. The Norton Palmer Hotel building located...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday picture, taken in the 1970s, is of St. Alphonsus Church and rectory. St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic parish is one of the oldest parishes in Windsor. The current church was opened in 1873 with construction starting in 1870, replacing earlier church that was opened in 1854. The rectory was built in the early 1900s, and was the residence for the local priest. The rectory was demolished around 1994 to...
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Rave Review!

This month’s Rave Reviews were a lot of fun. I was joined by librarian Adam Peltier and we shared some really exciting books. I always love his recommendations and we keep having to check in with each other as we have, on occasion, accidentally selected some of the same books. It was a great session and a lovely group for our last session at the Central library. The current plan is...
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