Category Archives: Adult programs

All About 1867: Canada’s Great Lakes Ships and Shipwrecks

There is something mysterious and thrilling about the underwater world.  Our own inland seas contain the remains of naval ships sunk in battle and commercial vessels lost to the forces of a storm, foundered on rocks, or destroyed at their moorings. Marine historians Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg have researched, explored, and photographed many Great Lakes shipwrecks.  To commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday they have new videos to show and tales...
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The Buzzed Bee: Canada 150 Edition

Since the summer of 2016, Windsor Public Library has been hosting a special type of spelling bee: the Buzzed Bee. Taking place at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave West), this fun-filled spelling bee gives adults an opportunity to relive their grade-school glory days, and show off their spelling prowess. The next round of the Buzzed Bee will take place on June 15th. This time around, we’ll be honouring Canada’s 150th with...
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Border Cities Powerhouse: The Rise of Windsor, 1900 to 1945

One hundred years ago, the border communities of Ford City, Walkerville, Windsor and Sandwich were hopping.  Population boomed.   Electrification, internal combustion engines, and new manufacturing methods created new and more jobs.  The flow of goods through the Great Lakes and rolling on the railroads helped this area become a transportation hub.  Even army recruits, mobilizing for World War I, contributed to the bustle.  You can learn more about the beginning...
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Check the Tech @ Walkerville Brewery

Windsor Public Library is hitting the road with our Tech Hub for Check the Tech @ Walkerville Brewery! We’re adding a techie twist to Walkerville’s weekly Thursday Game Night. If you’ve never had a chance to see our Tech Hub in person, this is a fun way to get your feet wet. Grab a delicious locally brewed pint of Walkerville beer while you show you what WPL has in store,...
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May 2017 Rave Reviewed

Another month, and another lively Rave Reviews here at Central. This month, there was a lot of fiction on tap from Sue and Jodie. Here is what we read: Sue’s picks: Naked Came the Manatee by Hiaasen, Carl et al A quirky and hilarious thriller put together by 13 of the funniest writers in the States. The book involves murder and intrigue, tied together by Booger the Manatee. Ridiculous and...
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Speed Friending Hits WPL

Are you new to the City? Have you recently finished college or university and are looking to expand your social circle? We know it can sometimes be hard to make new connections as an adult, and that’s why Windsor Public Library is so excited to offer Speed Friending!  You might be thinking, “What in the world is speed friending?” and we’re more than happy to answer that question for you!...
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