Category Archives: Research

Online G1 & M1 Practice Tests now available through WPL

We’re happy to announce the addition of G1.ca to our eResource lineup. G1.ca offers free G1 & M1 practice tests to library customers; these tests have been developed specifically based on the official ON Ministry of Transportation driver’s handbook. Practice tests are available with corrective feedback, and also in simulator mode – which is about as close to the written test as you can get. Whether you’re prepping for the...
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Learn Business Skills Through Independent On-Line Learning

If you’re contemplating a career change or just looking to improve your marketable workplace skills, Windsor Public Library can help. Through, LYNDA.COM, a leading online learning platform, library customers now have the opportunity to enhance their business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With your Windsor Public Library card and a PIN, simply log on to the library website to access LYNDA.COM which has a...
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Online resources for New Canadians

Are you, or do you know a new Canadian who is preparing for the IELTS test? If so, we can help! We offer Road to IELTS (General and Academic) in online format for library cardholders. This eResource/App provides individuals preparing for the IELTS with practice tests, advisory videos, and eBooks covering reading, listening, speaking, and writing – just like the IELTS test itself. Road to IELTS also tracks learner progress...
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Can you solve this mystery?

Wasn’t it great news to learn the contest to find all the clues contained in a book about the War of 1812 by Dennis White has finally been solved!  Now the Windsor Public Library has its own mystery we hope the public can unravel. Recently our Local History section received as a donation a century-old artifact.  Discovered in an antique dealers’ collection, the plaque shown at the left features symbols...
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Famous Windsorites Portal Features All Windsor Mayors

Can you name which Windsor mayoral race was decided with a deck of cards? Do you know which Windsor mayor lasted just 8 days in office?  Or which Windsor mayor proposed the Windsor-Detroit tunnel be built? In celebration of the May 26 opening of the new City Hall and the recent announcement that portraits of Windsor mayors will be on display at the new municipal office, Windsor Public Library staff...
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