Category Archives: Reading/Authors

13 Readalikes Similar to Thirteen Reasons Why

If you haven’t heard of the phenomenon that is the “Thirteen Reasons Why” series on Netflix, I’m not sure where you have been. The show broke Netflix records by being the most tweeted about show in its first week of streaming. As well, you can see how the show has taken over Instagram and other social media platforms, as well as dominating news headlines. It has stirred up a whole...
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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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A Conversation With Jeff Lemire @ Windsor Public Library

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we are pleased to be hosting a conversation with Jeff Lemire. It takes place Saturday January 28th at 2:00pm in our Central Library. Jeff Lemire is an internationally recognised and award winning graphic novelist. Join us and hear about his work and the creative process behind The Secret Path, his collaboration with Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. It tells the tale of Chanie...
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Got the Winter Blues? WPL is here to help!

If you’re feeling a bit down right now, you’re not alone. Yesterday was Blue Monday, considered the most depressing day of the year with some saying this may be the bluest ever. By this time of the year most of us have already abandoned our New Years resolutions, our holiday debt is due, and we’re feeling sluggish and unhealthy from our over-indulgence without the warm glow of the holidays to make...
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Rave Reviewed – January 2017

This month we had another lovely Rave Reviews session with lively conversation and some great books. I was running the program alone this month, so my list is a bit shorter, but I think it has something for everyone. Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries by Helen Fielding A movie tie-in and true guilty pleasure read. Fielding may not be at her best but she has a few laugh-out-loud funny moments...
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