Category Archives: Reading/Authors

Most read fiction of 2016

2016 has come and gone, but we thought we’d take a look back at our patron’s most checked out adult fiction reads of the past year.  We know you read the top 10 during 2016; maybe to start off 2017 you’ll pick up one of the read-a-likes to your fave from last year.  Happy New Year, and Happy Reading! 1. Cross Justice by James Patterson For more fast-paced thrillers and suspense,...
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Kick Clutter to the Curb

I don’t know if it’s the time of year, but as the holidays wind down and the idea of a long winter indoors becomes a reality, I get a bit stir crazy and always tackle my spring cleaning much earlier than the name would suggest. While people are dropping the pounds at the gym, I’m usually found in the back of an old broom closet purging those bits of broken...
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How will you Celebrate National Trivia Day?

Just when you thought the holidays were over, it’s National Trivia Day, one of January’s many obscure holidays! Do January’s obscure holidays themselves count as trivia?  I know trivia doesn’t have the same allure as holidays involving gifts or copious champagne and snack consumption. But who couldn’t use a break and an excuse to enjoy some low-key entertainment this time of year? There are many free or low-cost ways to enjoy National...
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Carrie Fisher – Icon, Actor, Advocate

As we mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher, we also celebrate her life. An icon who grew up in Hollywood, Ms. Fisher became known for her own acting and strong advocacy for mental health. Best known as Princess (then General) Leia Organa of the Star Wars universe, Ms. Fisher has left us with much to celebrate. The Princess Diarist was her most recent book, a 2016 release. It discusses everything in her life. She...
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RIP Richard Adams, 1920 – 2016

Richard George Adams was an English novelist, best known for the novel Watership Down. Adams was born in Walsh Common, England on May 9, 1920. He studied at Worchester College before entering the British Army in 1940. After his release from the armed forces, he returned to Worcester to continue his studies, receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1948. After graduating, Adams began working for the British Civil Service. Adams proved...
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DC Comics’ Rebirth

We are excited to announce the addition of DC Comics’ “Rebirth” to our hoopla digital offering! As a patron of the Windsor Public Library, you now have immediate access to the entire “DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition,” a 96 Page Collectors’ version that features extensive bonus material not available on any other library digital media platform! Experience this one-shot DC “teaser” on your new mobile device this holiday season!Prepare yourself...
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Rave Reviewed – December

This Month we had another wonderful Rave Reviews meeting. We shared some delicious holiday treats and talked about some wonderful books we’ve all been reading. In addition to the books I brought in we discussedEmma Donoghue’s polarizing new novel The Wonder which many of us had read (it was one of last month’s selections). Everyone was looking forward to the holidays and, hopefully, some time spent reading and relaxing. Here are my...
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Viola Desmond and Civil Rights in Canada

  The Bank of Canada has selected Canadian civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond as the first Canadian woman to appear on our money. Desmond, an icon of the human rights and freedoms movement in Canada, was selected from a short list of five iconic Canadian women by Minister [Bill] Morneau, in accordance with the Bank of Canada Act. A successful Nova Scotia businesswoman, she is known for defiantly refusing to leave...
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New: eBooks in International Languages

Windsor Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of new languages to our Overdrive collection. EBooks are increasingly a quick, easy, and popular option for readers. We strive to Windsor’s great cultural and linguistic diversity. Recently, new eBooks have been added in many languages including: Arabic Chinese Gujarati Italian Polish Russian Serbian Spanish Urdu Vietnamese For more on our Overdrive e-Book and Audiobook collections, please check out our Overdrive page available...
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Dorothy Mahoney at Windsor Public Library

WPL Writers’ Group is excited to welcome guest speaker Dorothy Mahoney to our December meeting.  Mahoney’s second book of poetry Off Leash was released in 2016. Her works have been published in numerous anthologies, she has been a moderator and presenter with BookFest Windsor and she is an active member of Windsor’s literary scene.  She will be sharing her experiences as a writer, and answering questions about her experiences, as...
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