Category Archives: Research

Technology at Windsor Public Library Studied in Europe

Windsor Public Library has always been at the leading edge of introducing new technology to our users.  From the early days of replacing card catalogues with computers to search for items, to our current services of offering digital items in the form of books, music and even movies,  we have striven to provide the best that technology has to offer. In 2012, WPL became the first public library in Canada...
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Buckingham Palace Asks for Our Help

Buckingham Palace has reached out to Windsor Public Library for information on our city. A comprehensive new history on Windsor Castle is scheduled for publication in 2016 and a chapter will include research and information on settlements around the world sharing the “Windsor” name. Plans call for the history to cover 11 centuries from the foundation of the castle in the 1070s to its current official and private use by...
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Government Printer Peeks

The recent judgment in appeal by the Supreme Court of Canada on the issue of physician assisted suicide should lead to more debate by the general public, members of health professions, and members of parliament. The original review by the Supreme Court on the Rodriguez case is available online, as are the backgrounders prepared by the Library of Parliament considering both Canadian and international examples. Ontario and British Columbia have issued...
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50 Shades of Conversation Options

Star Wars, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Twilight, The Hunger Games, & 50 Shades of Grey? While you may not be a fan, it’s undeniably true that the 50 Shades phenomenon has reached heights that many franchises only aspire to. It is in and it is popular, but not all tastes are covered by the matter. If you’re feeling left out of the conversation, don’t worry. The library has you covered...
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WPL and Workforce WindsorEssex Launch, ‘Let’s Explore Careers!’

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a common question asked of young children, but we probably don’t put too much thought into how children actually learn about career options available to them. It might sound funny to think of pre-schoolers or even younger school-aged children having to think about a career that might be 20 years down the road, but it’s never too early to plant...
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