Category Archives: Announcements

New Year, New Look

If you are a frequent visitor to the Central Branch, you will have noticed a number of changes in the past year as fixtures and materials moved around.  Just this past week, more new bookshelves arrived.  Sounds of construction filled the first floor as the units were whirred and whapped together, and the second floor temporarily turned into a maze as the new fixtures queued up, waiting to be filled...
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By The River January Meeting ReBooked

The December 13 meeting of BY THE RIVER, Readers series is now rebooked and will  happen on Wednesday January 17. Urban Farmhouse Press hopes this date works better for your busy holiday schedule and you will attend in the new year, as this meeting will present the published collection of the works of 2016-2017 readers. Place is the same (Ouellette lobby, Central Branch),  & no change to the time (starts 6:30 p.m.). ...
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Scheduled System Maintenance

Due to scheduled system maintenance, access to our Library Catalogue, Online Databases, and Apps will be unavailable from approximately 5:00 pm-5:30 pm on Friday, November 24th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
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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, December 1 & 2 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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William F.(BILL) Chisholm Branch To Officially Open Saturday

Construction on the newest addition to the Windsor Public Library system, the W.F. CHISHOLM BRANCH (1075 Ypres Avenue), was completed well ahead of schedule and will officially open at a Saturday, October 21 ceremony, which begins at 1:30 pm.  Community members are welcome to attend. The new $2.46 million, 6,500 sq. ft. library is a 21st. century facility with a distinctly automotive theme and connects to the west end of...
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Forms Clinic Update

Due to the work stoppage at St. Clair College, the forms clinic being held at the Central Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be suspended until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. ...
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Marty Gervais to read from latest book at Central Branch

Local author, Marty Gervais, is well known for his collections of reminiscences from the famous, everyday folk, and colourful characters who call this area home. This fall Biblioasis releases Mr. Gervais’ newest book, Five Days Walking Five Towns: touring Windsor’s past,  in which he gathers more stories from the border cities communities. You can hear excerpts from the book plus more anecdotes during an author reading, presented with the co-operation...
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Local History Centre Recognized By OGS

The Windsor Public Library has received an Award of Merit from the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) for the LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE at Central Library, which opened in April 2016. Windsor Mayor and WPL Board Chair Drew Dilkens was present at the September meeting of the Essex Branch of OGS to accept the honour.  The Local History Room is located on the second floor of Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue). Windsor Public...
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Severe Flooding Causes Library Closures

The Budimir (1310 Grand Marais Road West) and Riverside (6305 Wyandotte Street East) branches of Windsor Public Library are closed today through Friday because of severe flooding sustained during the storms experienced throughout the region yesterday. Updates will be posted on the library web site at windsorpubliclibrary.com regarding plans to re-open. To assist customers in the impacted areas, FRED, the WPL mobile library will be situated at Riverside Branch in...
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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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