Category Archives: Leisure & Sports

Seed Library Launch Recap & Upside Down Tomato Planters

Thanks to everyone who came out to help us launch our seed library at our Central branch. We had a great time with some wonderful demonstrations, some new experiences, and the result is a beautiful apartment garden for the summer. If you missed it, no worries! We’ve got a season full of growing opportunities, so stay tuned to find out about more events. The apartment garden will be there all...
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Outdoors – Great!

Once the black flies and mosquitoes subside a bit, vacationing in the great outdoors will be on the to-do list for many Canadians.  Whether you are considering an extended camping excursion, a weekend wilderness getaway, or just day-tripping, this is the year to get your gear in gear. In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all National Parks across the country. For those who are...
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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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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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New Year, New Hobby

Winter is upon us and sitting indoors every day can take its toll on even the coziest of readers. While most people complain about the weather, I look at it as a chance to channel some free time into learning a new hobby. As always, the best place to start is the Windsor Public Library, as all information and programs are free. It really gives you a good chance to...
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Got the Winter Blues? WPL is here to help!

If you’re feeling a bit down right now, you’re not alone. Yesterday was Blue Monday, considered the most depressing day of the year with some saying this may be the bluest ever. By this time of the year most of us have already abandoned our New Years resolutions, our holiday debt is due, and we’re feeling sluggish and unhealthy from our over-indulgence without the warm glow of the holidays to make...
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How will you Celebrate National Trivia Day?

Just when you thought the holidays were over, it’s National Trivia Day, one of January’s many obscure holidays! Do January’s obscure holidays themselves count as trivia?  I know trivia doesn’t have the same allure as holidays involving gifts or copious champagne and snack consumption. But who couldn’t use a break and an excuse to enjoy some low-key entertainment this time of year? There are many free or low-cost ways to enjoy National...
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Carrie Fisher – Icon, Actor, Advocate

As we mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher, we also celebrate her life. An icon who grew up in Hollywood, Ms. Fisher became known for her own acting and strong advocacy for mental health. Best known as Princess (then General) Leia Organa of the Star Wars universe, Ms. Fisher has left us with much to celebrate. The Princess Diarist was her most recent book, a 2016 release. It discusses everything in her life. She...
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Travels with FRED

If you haven’t had a chance to explore Windsor Public Library’s coolest new branch, you’re missing something.  Our bookmobile, lovingly called FRED (for Freedom to Read, Educate and Discover) has been on the road for a few months now, bringing what the library has to offer to seniors’ facilities, community events, or under-serviced neighbourhoods. Working on FRED is a unique experience.  People aren’t sure at first what we are, or if they...
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