Category Archives: Research

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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City of Windsor Mayoral Trivia

Do you know your Windsor Mayors? Which Mayor lasted just eight days in office? Who was the only female Mayor?   Biographies on all Windsor Mayors can be found on our Famous Windsorites page.  Check out our trivia questions and test your knowledge! The Famous Windsorites portal is a unique database we started in November 2015 to help WPL better serve our customers. As library staff answer customer questions about famous Windsor residents we have...
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Government Printer Peeks: Winter 2017

Governments, as with people, use the turning of the year to both examine the past and make proposals for the future.  From the first quarter of 2017, I have selected some health and economic reports that either provide a report card of existing conditions or look forward to coming needs. The Advisory Council on Economic Growth hopes combined private and public initiatives will BUILD A HIGHLY SKILLED AND RESILIENT CANADIAN...
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