Category Archives: Announcements

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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