Category Archives: Announcements

Zinio Digital Magazines: Scheduled Maintenance

From Monday evening (June 26th) through Tuesday morning (June 27th) the Zinio for Libraries website and App will be temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Stay tuned for announcements regarding our transition from the Zinio for Libraries App to the new RB Digital Magazines App....
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Library Named For Automotive Entrepreneur Bill Chisholm

In partnership with Rose City Ford Sales Limited, the Windsor Public Library Board is happy to announce that the new library located at the Optimist Community Centre will be named the W.F. CHISHOLM BRANCH. City Council and the Windsor Public Library Board have both approved bestowing the honour on Mr. Chisholm, a well-respected local automotive executive and founder of Rose City Ford Sales Limited. Windsor Public Library CEO Kitty Pope considers...
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Meet New Pals at Library “Speed Friending” Event

Making friends is difficult if you’ve recently moved to a new city or if work and education time commitments – and life in general – conspire to hinder the process. With the help of a good book, Windsor Public Library plans on providing a fun and casual way for you to meet other young adults in a casual, low-key and fun environment. Millennials aged 18 to 35 are encouraged to register for...
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Border City Charm – Windsor in Pictures

  Calling all Amateur Photographers! Celebrate Windsor’s 125th Birthday with the WPL   1892 – 2017 We invite you to capture our “Border City Charm” and share your images with us. To mark our great city’s 125th birthday, we would love to showcase Windsor’s inspiring people, interesting landmarks and the places Windsorites most enjoy. Take your inspiration from our city’s rich history, our multicultural DNA or whatever you think makes Windsor unique! Photos will...
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Shawn Micalleff To Visit Windsor Public Library

Urban columnist and author SHAWN MICALLEF will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The 7 pm appearance is the third in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. He will be in conversation with WPL Board Director and City of Windsor Councillor, Rino Bortolin. Born and raised in Windsor and a graduate of St. Anne’s HS and the...
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Library To Hold Gigantic Book Sale

The Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) is holding a gigantic book sale on Friday and Saturday, May 26 & 27 from 9 AM to 5 PM. There will be thousands of titles to choose from, covering all genres of reading and viewing tastes. Hardcover books and trade paperbacks will be priced at $2 with mass market and small paperbacks at $1 but we’re encouraging everyone to pick up a...
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Library Schedules Open House on New Branch

Later this year, construction will begin on a $2,518,000 heritage project designed to renovate the 1921 Sandwich Fire Hall and stable on Mill Street into a public library. City and library staff have scheduled an OPEN HOUSE to discuss concepts and options for the library project. Construction on the new John Muir Branch is scheduled to begin in late summer 2017 and be completed in the fall of 2018. WHEN:  Wednesday,...
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Thank you to all our volunteers!

As we wrap up National Volunteer Week, Windsor Public Library would like to acknowledge all the volunteers who strengthen and enrich both our library system and our community. To those of volunteer their time, energy and talents to our Adult Literacy department, Book Buddy program, Accessibility Services, Let’s Talk English program, Library Hubs project and teen volunteer initiatives, we give tremendous thanks!  Your efforts are appreciated by so many and...
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Windsor Public Library Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4 pm at Central Library in the Ouellette Lobby. The featured speaker will be internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis, for whom the WPL Children’s Learning Centre is named. Mr. Curtis will talk about “Why Public Libraries are Essential.” His association with the Windsor Public Library was cemented when he wrote his...
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Your Voice Matters – We Want To Hear From You!

Library Planning Consultant Anne MacKay will be at Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette) on Wednesday, March 29 to hear how the community connects to the central library and gather input on ideas and innovation for a future library. The session is scheduled from 6:30-8 pm and will be in the Ouellette Lobby on the first floor. The community is welcome to attend. Together with Architect Jason Grossi of design studio g+G, Ms....
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Congratulations to Ms. Janet and Windsor Public Library!

We are thrilled to announce that the Penguin Random House Foundation has awarded Windsor Public Library a grant through its inaugural Library Awards for Innovation search. This award recognizes the most innovative public libraries and library staff for community-based library programs that engage citizens in reading and strengthen the social and cultural fabric of their community. This year only, Canada was eligible to compete, and Windsor Public Library was the only Canadian library...
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ARA on Community Art Wall

December’s exhibit features paintings from a variety of artists belonging to Windsor’s Association of Representational Artists (ARA). This local group of artists participates in local art shows and events and also hosts member workshops and demonstrations in and around the Windsor area. The ARA was formed in 1978 by a group of Windsor and area artists who shared a desire work and grow together in support of the art community....
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North Pole Workshop Partners With Library

The hard-working elves at the North Pole are energetically preparing for the coming holiday season and Mr. and Mrs. Claus are busy ramping up production in their workshop. It’s a season full of hustle and bustle, commotion and last minute tasks. The Reindeer Operations Division is also gearing up for a hectic time. Dasher, head of Reindeer Operations and apprentice Rudolph, have a wonderful gift-giving idea for those looking for...
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Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway: new report available for public review

A design and construction report pertaining to “New structures at the western terminus of the Highway 401 (Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway)” has been made available for public review and comment by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Copies of the document will be available at the Central, Nikola Budimir and Sandwich Libraries for a 30 day period, running November 18, 2016 through December 19, 2016....
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RB Digital (Zinio) Maintenance – November 2nd

Please be advised, the RBdigital Gateway will be undergoing site maintenance Wednesday November 2 between 10pm and 4am EDT. You may experience a disruption in service and be unable to checkout, read online, or download eMagazines through the app or browser while this maintenance is in progress. We appreciate your patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact library staff....
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Library Outreach To Help With Novice DIY Enthusiasts

LIBRARY OUTREACH TO HELP NOVICE DIY ENTHUSIASTS Visitors to FRED, the mobile Windsor Public Library resource-on-wheels, will have the ability to borrow tools for small home and garden projects. Lowe’s Canada has generously agreed to partner with Windsor Public Library to provide the toolkits, which will include screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, wrenches, and a tape measure as well as an assortment of nails and screws.  Other tools include a cordless drill...
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Point Pelee Shipwrecks

In the cold depths beneath the waves, parts of our country’s past lie waiting to be rediscovered. For those whose passion lies in scuba diving or tales of Ontario’s earlier times, you will not want to miss a presentation by marine historians Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg, sharing their latest discoveries of Lake Erie shipwrecks. New slides show sunken ships near Point Pelee. All are welcome to attend.  The presentation will held...
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Conceptual Drawings For John Muir Public Library Approved

The JOHN MUIR branch will be the newest in the Windsor Public Library system when it opens in April 2018. Plans call for the 3,800 sq. ft. branch to be housed in the renovated old Sandwich Fire Hall on Mill Street. Architect Jason Grossi of studio g+G inc. has developed conceptual drawings for the $2,5 million renovation project which balance WPL needs with the space limitations of the location. The plans recognize...
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Walkerville Artists’ Co-Op

WPL is pleased to exhibit the work from the Walkerville Artists’ Co-op (WAC) this month on our Community Art Wall at the Central Branch. The WAC is an art gallery, showcasing more than 35 artists, artisans and authors in Windsor, Ontario Canada. The gallery is run by its members as a true co-operative, and is now a not-for-profit organization. WAC runs many different types of programs for youth and for...
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Library Led Homeschool Co-Op searching for Volunteers

WPL is now offering a co-operative learning environment for local homeschoolers. Monday afternoons at Riverside Library, we are opening the doors to families who are looking for new ways to educate, socialize and promote literacy to their children. Our first week had a great response. We had 30 children visit us and many parents came through to check out all the group had to offer. Because of the huge age range of...
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