Category Archives: Technology

Binge Watch Courtesy of the Windsor Public Library

I don’t consider myself a big TV watcher. I’ve occasionally put holiday decorations in front of the TV without thinking and friends have noted that I must not watch much TV if I don’t mind blocking my view. I like to think of myself as someone who prefers novels, time with friends, time outside…but the truth is, there’s just no moderation in the way I watch TV. It’s all or nothing for...
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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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New EBook Celebrates the Maple Leaf flag of Canada

Hometown Music Council, with financial support from the Government of Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage, is proud to release the following E-Book. Hometown Proud – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Flag of Canada The book assembles art and thoughts of elementary school students from across Canada throughout 2015, in celebration and commemoration of the Flag of Canada’s 50th anniversary.  The collection includes the largest recording of O...
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Seminole Receives a Facelift and New Technology

Taking a page from cable television home improvement shows, Seminole Branch (4285 Seminole Street) of Windsor Public Library has scheduled a “big reveal” for Tuesday, December 15 at 10 a.m. Over the past several weeks library staff has been busy giving the library a dramatic transformation. Constructed in 1953, the 4,092 Sq. Ft. facility has new furniture, new paint and re-aligned shelving, all to make the library experience more meaningful...
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Online Access to Consumer Reports

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…decorations are up, Christmas melodies are filling the airwaves, homemade cookies are materializing in lunchrooms, and there are beautiful light displays scattered throughout the city. Cocoa, candy canes, made-for-tv movies, gift-giving guides– yep, I pretty much love it all.  If you haven’t figured it out, I am THAT person who gets super excited for almost all things Christmas. Almost? There’s only one thing...
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Major Upgrade To Our IT Infrastructure

On Sunday, November 22 starting at 9 am, there will be a major upgrade to our Information Technology infrastructure.  Access to the WPL online catalogue and customer accounts will be unavailable, although access to the website will not be impacted. We anticipate theses services to be available at 12:30 pm.  If there is a change to this timeline, we will update this notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
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Introducing Axis 360: Our newest App for eBooks & eAudiobooks

Today we are excited to announce that we have added a new app for eBooks & eAudiobooks to our suite of eResources: Axis 360. That’s right! Even more access to popular fiction and non-fiction with a simple click or tap. Aziz Ansari! John Green! Geronimo Stilton! Axis 360 caters to readers of all ages and interests. This sounds great, sign me up! Here’s the best part…getting started only takes a few...
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Viral Science and Information Literacy

There’s an interesting article making the rounds about a scientific reason not to make your bed. As a librarian, I’m an information literacy geek so when I see an article making a major claim, or suggesting a lifestyle change, I have a strong desire to check it out and practice my information literacy skills. The American Library Association defines information literacy as a set of skills including the ability to “evaluate information and...
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Guest Blog: Internet Safety Advice from a Tech Expert

In the wake of the Ashley Madison data leak, one can’t help but think about Internet Privacy, and how much of everybody’s personal information is really floating around out there. Our friend Steve from www.techboomers.com is here to share some important tips about Internet Privacy that we should all keep in mind, regardless of the nature of the sites we frequent. Many people think that their activities on the Internet are more...
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Technology at Windsor Public Library Studied in Europe

Windsor Public Library has always been at the leading edge of introducing new technology to our users.  From the early days of replacing card catalogues with computers to search for items, to our current services of offering digital items in the form of books, music and even movies,  we have striven to provide the best that technology has to offer. In 2012, WPL became the first public library in Canada...
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