Category Archives: Reading/Authors

Blind Date with a Book

This February Central Branch welcomes all children (and anyone who loves a good children’s book) to participate in a Blind Date with a Book. Near the Children’s Desk at Central you’ll find a variety of books wrapped in paper. Each book containes words and pictures that provide a hint as to what the book is about. There is fiction, nonfiction, and French books of all reading levels included! Come in and...
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Interlibrary Loan now available for Book Club Kits

Exciting news! Book Club Kits are now available via Interlibrary Loan! If you have been taking advantage of our Book Club Kit collection, you’ll be happy to hear that you now have access to more titles through our Interlibrary Loan service (ILLO). ILLO is a process that we use to borrow print materials that are not part of our collection from other public libraries in Ontario. Please use this form...
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RIP Ursula K. Le Guin

Acclaimed fantasy and science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin died Monday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 88. While she leaves a tremendous legacy of wonderful, thoughtful, and acclaimed literature she will be missed. In the words of Margaret Atwood “her sane, committed, annoyed, humorous, wise and always intelligent voice is much needed now.” While I haven’t read as much of Le Guin’s writing as I may have liked....
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The Hottest New Title…Fire And Fury

Late last week, Michael Wolff’s Fire And Fury : Inside The Trump White House was released (a few days early) to a MUCH higher than originally anticipated demand. Most retailers – independent and big box – sold out quickly, and at this point in time print copies are next to impossible for anybody (including your favourite library) to obtain. We are searching high and low to track down print copies of this title, and...
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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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