Category Archives: Adult programs

Don’t Miss ‘The Story of the Dodge Brothers’ at W.F. Chisholm Branch

On Saturday, November 4, you’re invited to join us at the new W.F. Chisholm Branch for a special presentation from our friends at the Canadian Transportation Museum. We’ve very excited that the morning’s special activities will feature something for all ages! 9:30-10:30 – Join us for a presentation from CTM volunteer Mickey, to learn about the Dodge Brothers from bicycles to automobiles and hear about their connections to Windsor. 10:45-12:30 –...
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By the River — Author readings series moves to Central Branch

For the months of November and December 2017, Urban Farmhouse Press organized author readings series, By the River, will be moving to the Central Branch on Ouellette Avenue.  Meetings will run 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  There is no charge for parking in the municipal lot behind the library after 6 o’clock in the evening. In addition to the readings, the November 15 meeting will feature art work from SHO....
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It’s not about Exercise

On Saturday, October 14, local writer Marty Gervais presented a slide show at the Central Branch to promote his recently released nonfiction book, FIVE DAYS WALKING FIVE TOWNS: TOURING WINDSOR’S PAST. If you were unable to attend, there will be additional dates after October 23 to hear the author and purchase copies of his book.  More information can be found on the Biblioasis events page....
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Photographer Leah Denbok to Appear at Central Library on September 30th

Windsor Public Library is pleased to welcome photographer and author, Leah Denbok for a presentation and discussion this coming Saturday, September 30th. Ms. Denbok will be speaking about her art and her upcoming book, ‘Nowhere to Call Home – Photographs and Stories of the Homeless’. For the past three years, Collingwood native, Leah has been capturing images of homeless individuals in an attempt to raise awareness of the plight of homelessness in Canada. At only...
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3rd Annual ‘How-To’ Festival hits Windsor Public Library

Fall is just around the corner and that means it’s once again time for Windsor Public Library’s annual ‘How-To’ Festival. We’re going on our 3rd fabulous year and this time we’re taking the party to the city’s east side and our Forest Glade branch. We hope you’ll join us! This year we’ve invited over 20 experts in a variety of areas to teach you a host of fun and useful new skills...
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Learn How – To Get a Great Night’s Sleep at ‘Sleep 101’ Workshop

Most of us can probably recall at least a few nights in the past month or two where, even though we were exhausted, we just couldn’t seem to stop tossing and turning in order to get a full night of peaceful, quality sleep. Despite the fact that a good night’s sleep is an essential part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, it’s something that doesn’t necessarily come naturally to everyone. Well,...
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Learn About Essential Oils at ‘Introduction to Essential Oils’ Workshop

It seems like everywhere you go these days you hear someone talking about using essential oils for a whole host of purposes from cleaning your home to creating a calm environment to soothing your aching head. If you’ve ever wondered if essential oils are right for you or how to get started, then we the perfect program for you! Our July, ‘How-To’ Workshop introduces you to the basics of essential oils....
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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 of...
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