Category Archives: Reading/Authors

Indian Woman I Am: Pain, Hope, Courage and Survival

“My name is Evelyn Morales of Saulteaux, Ojibway, Cree, Scottish and French ancestral lines.  I was born in Manitoba and given the spirit name “One Storm Thunder Lightning Woman”.  I am a mother, grandmother, an Aboriginal, and a Christian woman.  I have survived many traumas throughout my life from experiencing residential school, a broken home, and broken relationships to living in a home school for girls, foster homes and ultimately,...
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The Number One Cancer Killer of Women is… Lung Cancer.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Ribbon is Pearl. Lung cancer is also the number one cancer killer of men. “Every hour, the lives of more than two Canadian mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, and friends will be lost.” http://www.lungcancercanada.ca This is unfortunately a little known fact with disheartening and serious repercussions. Lack of funding because of stigma (you asked for it and/or the belief that only...
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Secret Path now available on Hoopla!

The Secret Path, written by Gord Downie and illustrated by local author Jeff Lemire, is a special multi-media project dedicated towards telling the story of Chanie Wenjack. Chanie Wenjack was an indigenous Anishinaabe boy who died while running away from a residential school, hoping to reach his family 600 kilometres away. The project consists of a solo album, a graphic novel and an animated film. This is Canada’s story; every...
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Travels with FRED

If you haven’t had a chance to explore Windsor Public Library’s coolest new branch, you’re missing something.  Our bookmobile, lovingly called FRED (for Freedom to Read, Educate and Discover) has been on the road for a few months now, bringing what the library has to offer to seniors’ facilities, community events, or under-serviced neighbourhoods. Working on FRED is a unique experience.  People aren’t sure at first what we are, or if they...
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A Number of Things: stories of Canada told through fifty objects

Beloved Canadian author Jane Urquhart was honoured with the task of putting together a lyrical non-fiction collection of short stories to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, told through fifty objects. Each object is rich in Canadian history. Whether it be about our iconic explorers and leaders, or personal anecdotes from her family’s past, Jane beautifully intertwines the tales of each object to speak to us as a nation. Each...
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Poetry Basics with Vanessa Shields

If you had the chance to visit Budimir Library for our ‘How-To Festival’, you may just have been lucky enough to have taken home a piece of ‘poetry on demand’ written just for you by the talented Vanessa Shields! This month, aspiring poets will have the opportunity to learn the basics of writing their own inspiring poetry at our latest How-To Workshop Series offering. Vanessa will share tips and offer...
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The 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize

    A jury of 5, including Kathleen Winter, Jeet Heer, Samantha Harvey, Alan Warner and Lawrence Hill, narrowed down the Giller Prize long list to 6 entries on Monday. Once again, Windsor’s very own Biblioasis published a book that is included in the very prestigious final 6. The 6 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists are: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad Yiddish for Pirates by...
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Rave Reviewed – September

On Wednesday, September 7th we had our first Rave Reviews session of the fall after taking a summer break. Jodie and I had loads of books to bring in, many of them lighter than usual since we’d been enjoying some summer reading. We also started meeting on a new date and time meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 2 pm. It was so nice to be back and...
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POKEMON – LIBRARY LIVE IS BACK AT CENTRAL LIBRARY- JOIN US TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 5:00-7:00 pm

Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers – join us each week as we discover and make weird and wonderful things in books, art and activities – STARTING WITH POKEMON 3D CHARACTERS AND BOOKS.  REMEMBER YOUR LIBRARY CARDS.  Great books will be on display for you to check out and continue the fun at home.    Come and see the amazing work done by our Teen and University Volunteers on display now at Central Library....
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Help Grant Llama Llama Author’s Final Request

Yesterday, I was saddened to hear of Llama llama author Anna Dewdney‘s recent passing; she died of cancer on Saturday, September 3rd at the age of 50. While her death represents a real loss to the world of children’s literature, for me, it was Dewdney’s final request that I found most moving. She asked that, in lieu of a funeral, people celebrate her life by reading a book to a child. Prior...
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