Category Archives: Announcements

Thanking Gord Downie – Celebrating The Hip

The Tragically Hip (check out their stuff here) have long held iconic status in the Canadian music scene. The group is composed of the legendary lead singer Gord Downie, and also includes the amazing  guitarists Paul Langlois and Rob Baker, the excellent bassist Gord Sinclair, and the incredible drummer Johnny Fay. For many, they are the ultimate Canadian rock band. Since 1984 they have released 14 studio albums and two live albums, 1 EP,...
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Library Gears Up For Expanded Outreach Opportunities

Much like the recent reincarnation of 1970s muscle cars, their present day nameplates have very little in common with their predecessors. Likewise, bookmobiles from the same era bear no similarity with versions seen on the road today. They are bristling with the latest technology, innovative library programming and serve as community WIFI hubs. With the recent purchase of a customized GMC vehicle, Windsorites have the opportunity and freedom to read,...
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Pokémon Go at Your Library

Twenty years into their existence, Pokémon might just be at the height of popularity. With the tremendous success of Pokémon GO, we’ve been getting a number of questions about what the game is, how to play it, and of course – “what is a Pokémon?” Long a popular series of television shows, books, movies, and video games, it has reached new heights with its new augmented reality game available on your smart...
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New Sandwich Towne Library to Honour John Muir

The new Windsor Public Library branch in Sandwich Towne will be known as the JOHN MUIR PUBLIC LIBRARY.  Both City Council and the Windsor Public Library Board voted unanimously to bestow the honour on Mr. Muir, a consummate volunteer and library supporter who not only gives of his own time but, more importantly, has inspired others to become involved in the revitalization of Sandwich Towne. Plans call for the 3,800...
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Library Hubs Meeting Community Needs project seeking feedback

Earlier this year, the Windsor Public Library was thrilled to receive a grant from the Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund to develop a community hub of social services for those experiencing homelessness or living in poverty.  The goal of the Library Hubs Meeting Community Needs (LHMCN) project is to create an information service delivery model within library systems that will improve access to social services and work to ensure that all are welcome...
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Planning future transportation networks within the City of Windsor

For those who travel on the roads of south-central Windsor, add the environmental assessment report recently presented to City Council to your to-read list.  This study, which considers the Dominion Boulevard corridor, the Dougall Avenue/Ouellette Avenue corridor and the Howard Avenue corridor, examines traffic operations, transportation network improvements, pedestrian and bikeway connections, and impacts to existing infrastructure and utilities. A copy of the three volume Central Box Area study is...
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Scheduled System Maintenance

Due to scheduled system maintenance, access to our Library Catalogue, Online Databases, and Apps may be unavailable from approximately 1:00am-9:00am on Wednesday, July 20th. Public internet access in our libraries may be interrupted on July 20th as well. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
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Mandalas Delight WPL’s Community Art Wall

WPL is delighted to introduce our next local artist, Ayesha Drouillard, to our Community Art Wall located at the Central Branch. Ayesha’s art is currently focused on creating wonderfully expressive and colourful Mandalas and sacred circles. She explains that she works intuitively, playing with colours and letting her heart guide her hands to create wonderful freehand designs. “The process of creating the freehand mandalas is just as important as the finished...
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Buzzed Bee

Windsor Public Library is excited to share a fun event we have coming up this month – The Buzzed Bee. You’re invited to join us at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave West) on July 21 for a unique spelling bee experience – one just for adults. The adult spelling bee has been a wild success across the United States and we’ve decided it’s high time Windsorites had their chance to...
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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 11:30pm-12:00am on Tuesday, June 28th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
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