Category Archives: Reading/Authors

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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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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