Category Archives: Reading/Authors

Launch of new book by author Fartumo Kusow on December 4

Fartumo Kusow, a Windsor high school English teacher, will mark the launch of her new novel Tale of a Boon’s Wife with a talk at the Windsor Public Library, Central Branch (850 Ouellette Ave), on Monday December 4th from 6:30-8:00pm. Community Living Room, 1st Floor. Kusow fled Somalia just as its years-long civil war was starting. She made her way to Canada, settling in Windsor where she earned an Honours Degree in English...
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Rave Reviewed – November

As usual, I’m sharing the WPL’s Rave Reviews picks with our blog readers. We’re trying something new with Rave reviews this year. I’ll be partnering with a different colleague every month and I think the selections will be even more varied than usual. For November I had the pleasure of Miss Mae’s company for our monthly Rave Reviews meeting. I think that this month’s selections stand out as particularly interesting since you’re...
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Sandwich Library – National Novel Writing Month For Teens and Adults

LIBRARY LIVE TEEN WRITING CLUB discusses stories they have recently read. November is NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH. Library Live Writing Club members are off and planning their writing. If you haven’t heard of this writing challenge please go to  https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/pages/for-writers to learn the details. At Sandwich Library 3312 if you are 13 or older, you will find space to write Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Adults are also welcomed. Teens will meet...
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By the River — Author readings series moves to Central Branch

For the months of November and December 2017, Urban Farmhouse Press organized author readings series, By the River, will be moving to the Central Branch on Ouellette Avenue.  Meetings will run 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  There is no charge for parking in the municipal lot behind the library after 6 o’clock in the evening. In addition to the readings, the November 15 meeting will feature art work from SHO....
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Rave Reviewed: October 2017

Since I’m running the show solo again this month I thought I’d do things a bit differently! I’m still offering new titles that I haven’t shared in this blog but I’m also including some seasonal reads (as close to real horror as I can handle) and a book that’s been in the news lately. I hope you enjoy these titles as much as I did! The Queen of the Night by Alexander...
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A visit with YA author Jen Storm

We at Windsor Public Library are excited to announce that Bookfest Windsor has arranged an author talk at our Central Branch with Jen Storm, author of Deadly Loyalties (which she published at age 14) and her newest title, the graphic novel Fire Starters. She has an inspiring presentation for young people about herself, publishing at age 14, and the process that she went through in collaborating with the artist on her...
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Marty Gervais to read from latest book at Central Branch

Local author, Marty Gervais, is well known for his collections of reminiscences from the famous, everyday folk, and colourful characters who call this area home. This fall Biblioasis releases Mr. Gervais’ newest book, Five Days Walking Five Towns: touring Windsor’s past,  in which he gathers more stories from the border cities communities. You can hear excerpts from the book plus more anecdotes during an author reading, presented with the co-operation...
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Rave Reviewed September 2017

Last week we got back to Rave Reviews after a summer break. It was so nice to be back and talking books with Rave Reviews this month. I’ve been away for a while and I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed sharing book recommendations with such sensitive readers. It was a pleasure talking about what I’ve been reading and I have a feeling I’ll be reading some of the recommendations that were...
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WPL Welcomes New Subscription Service

Windsor Public Library has recently introduced a new service to help customers maximize their reading experience. LIBRARY AWARE is a free subscription service, available though the WPL web site, which generates personalized reading lists, newsletters and other forms of communication – all geared to individual customer choice. By selecting preferred reading genres, customers can receive reading recommendations, newsletters and other promotional material via email, directly to their homes. Customers have...
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Fantasy and Science Fiction Reads to Inspire

Science fiction and fantasy have always been near and dear to my heart. While most people I knew growing up veered towards the R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike horror novel phenomenon (and let’s be honest, I enjoyed those too), I was perfectly happy reading J. R. R. Tolkien or Robert Jordan. You see, when I was a child I thought book size equaled maturity level, and there weren’t many books...
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