Category Archives: Reading/Authors

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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Winter is Coming…Better Stock up at WPL

Last week I read a very depressing weather forecast in the Windsor Star; it looks like we’re in for a cold winter and I am in no way prepared. It’s time to winterise my home, think about getting snow tires, hide under a blanket, and stock up on library materials! Even though, as a librarian, I’m in the library nearly every day, I almost always have at least 20-30 library...
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Dear Gentle Reader

The late George Carlin achieved notoriety in the ‘seventies with his comedy routine entitled, “Seven Dirty Words You Can Never Say on  Television”. (see also the 40th anniversary tribute in the Atlantic Magazine ) While dialogue in novels has been salty for much longer, it seems as though in the last few years I am seeing more coarse language in the titles of books.  You may recall the bestselling bedtime story...
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Helluva Dip and Netflix

  I don’t know if any of you are like me, but I just wish I could click my heels and be fit and toned without doing ANY work. Zip. Zilch. Zero. You know, lounge about binge watching Netflix while eating a whole lot of Helluva Dip with the family size bag of Ruffles but still have the backside of Jillian Michaels and arms like Michelle Obama. I also am pretty sure I can consume a row of...
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NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH – WRITE – IN AT CENTRAL LIBRARY

We will be meeting at Central Library – 850 Ouellette Monday, November 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 5:00p.m.  – 8:00 p.m. Writers are invited to join the challenge to write a book during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).   “NaNoWriMo is a marathon writing event that challenges participants to write the first draft of a 50,000­word novel in November. There are local chapters in more than 600 regions around the...
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YOUNG AUTHORS AND WRITERS join us for NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH CLUB

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 22, and 29 from 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM. at CENTRAL LIBRARY – 850 OUELLETTE AVE.  we are participating in National Novel Writing Month. https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/  Join this writing club for kids, their caregivers, and teen volunteers.  We are working on your great stories.  Please bring your stories, poems, illustrations, or your ideas for stories.   All supplies provided.  Kids ages 6-12...
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