Category Archives: Reading/Authors

April Rave Reviewed

April is flying by, and soon it will be time for our next Rave Reviews session; sorry about the delay in posting this month’s gems, which were brought by Sue and Mae. Here are Mae’s picks: BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent Iceland, 1828. A woman, Agnes Magnusdottir, convicted of murder, is sent to live in custody at a peasant farmer’s home until such time as she is to be executed.  This...
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Authors Love Libraries

We are very excited to have Christopher Paul Curtis, award-winning  (Newbery,  Coretta Scott King, Golden Kite just to name a few!) author appear in person to tell us about what Windsor Public Library means to him.  Mr. Curtis is a talented author and extraordinary speaker – don’t miss your chance to hear him. Christopher Paul Curtis will be speaking at the opening of the Windsor Public Library Annual General Meeting,...
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Windsor Public Library Is Now On The Air!

Tune in every Friday at 12:30pm to CJAM 99.1FM for Off the Shelf, Windsor Public Library’s weekly radio program dedicated to discussing books, culture, and what is happening in the world of public libraries. Off the Shelf features author interviews, reading recommendations, and program listings of events happening at the library. This week’s edition will feature an interview with University of Windsor Professor and author Dr. André Narbonne, discussing his...
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March Rave Reviewed

It was another lovely session of tea and Rave Reviews this month where I was joined by the very organized Mae who brought a lovely complement of interesting nonfiction titles for our readers to consider.  I, as usual, brought mostly an eclectic collection of fiction from both the adult and YA areas and presented it in a haphazard fashion (and felt a small bit of shame after following Mae’s great presentation!) Here...
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Cozy Mystery Reading

Have you ever wondered what a cozy-mystery is? “Cozies” as fans like to call them are a subgenre of mystery or thriller novels. They are typically light reads in that the sex and violence often portrayed in other detective fiction is really downplayed. In most cases, the detectives themselves aren’t even real officers, but rather educated and intelligent women, who most often live in really small cities or towns. There...
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