Category Archives: Announcements

Windsor Public Library To Open Local History Centre

The new LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE will officially open at Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) at a 2 p.m. ceremony on Thursday, April 14. Located on the second floor, it’s an enclosed space where customers can access resources from the WPL Local History Collection, as well as items from the Municipal Archive. Windsor Public Library has been acquiring, preserving and making available historic records of the City of Windsor, its boards and...
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Video Poems on Display by Gregory Stasiak

With the relaunch of WPL’s freshly painted Community Art Wall, we are excited to announce our next exhibit from local artist, Gregory Stasiak. A member of the Arts Council of Windsor & Region and Artcite Inc; Stasiak’s exhibit mixes the mediums of both poetry and performance art to help us celebrate National Poetry Month for April 2016. Through the use of an ATM machine, Stasiak creates what would seem to most,...
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Library Approves New Contract With CUPE Local 2067.1

Library staff, members of CUPE Local 2067.1, have a new employment contract with the Windsor Public Library Board. Members ratified a four-year settlement last week with the WPL Board following suit at a special Board Meeting March 30, 2016. The local represents 62 librarians, clerks, cataloguers, and building operations staff. The contract with CUPE Local 2067 expired December 31, 2015. The contract provides for a 1.25 percent wage increase retroactive to January...
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Visit WPL’s Seed Library @ Forest Glade Branch

Has the warm weather  got you thinking about starting your own garden? Now might just be the perfect time to give it a go! WPL has partnered with Windsor/Essex County Community Garden Collective to offer the city’s very first seed lending library! The program, which kicked off on March 21 at our Forest Glade Branch, offers over 50 varieties of seeds that you can borrow, plant and enjoy at home. Fun...
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WPL Community Art Wall

Call for submissions! Are you an artist living in the Windsor area? Looking for a place to show your work? Did you know that the Windsor Public Library has a space available at the Central Library for artists to exhibit on a monthly basis? If you would like to showcase your work at the WPL, please contact Christine Rideout-Arkell at carkell@windsorpubliclibrary.com or (519) 255-6770 ext. 4517. Currently on display is the...
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March Break Sneak Peek of the Tech Space

Love Lego? Robotics? How about creating music with electronic drums, guitars or even bananas? Would you like to see a 3D printer in action and find out how you can design your own cool stuff to print? Join us in the Tech Space at Central Library during March break and see what new technology is available for you to learn about and use. We will have open houses from March 14-March...
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Freegal Music is Back…and Better!

Great news music fans! Freegal is back in the WPL eResource lineup, and it’s even better than it was before. Now you can download AND stream music and videos from many of your favourite artists. For you numbers people, Freegal offers over 9 million songs and 15,000 videos from 28,000 labels (including Sony Music) in over 100 countries. WOW. The numbers are impressive, but there is so much more. -You can stream music...
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Clocks Should Be Set Forward An Hour

Windsor Public Library would like to remind everyone that at 2 AM NEXT SUNDAY (MARCH 13), clocks should be set forward one hour, the start of Daylight Savings Time. “Spring forward, fall back” is one of the little sayings to help remember which way to set your watch. You set your clock forward in the spring when DST starts (= lose one hour), and back one hour when DST ends...
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Windsor Public Library to Honour Norman and Denise Young

Last year, Windsor Public Library received $250,000 from the estate of Norman Young who passed away February 13, 2013 and his wife Denise Young.  On THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016 at a 2 p.m. ceremony at Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue), our new Library Living Room will be dedicated to the memories of Mr. and Mrs. Young, who both believed in lifelong learning and literacy and were strong advocates for Windsor...
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Retired Educator Jim Stuart Appointed to Windsor Public Library Board

Jim Stuart, a long-time educator and community advocate has been appointed to the Windsor Public Library Board to complete the 2015-2018 term. Mr. Stuart has a deep appreciation for the important role the Windsor Public Library system plays in sustaining the intellectual and social needs of the Windsor Community. He looks forward to joining the Board as it implements its exciting facilities plans at the Optimist Community Centre, Budimir and...
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