Category Archives: Reading/Authors

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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Fun with Pets: finding more with BiblioCommons

A recent library visitor was looking to find more books with ideas for things she could do with and for her pet.  The carousel below provides some examples of books available from our library. Keyword searches within our Bibliocommons catalogue sometimes can overlook related nonfiction items, so it is always good to open the details screen for an individual title and examine the subject headings found in the lower right...
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TV Comedies

A while back I blogged about my penchant for binge watching television shows. It’s true, I love to binge on serialized television shows. This is particularly true since I don’t deal with suspense. I don’t have it in me to wait on cliffhangers so, if an episode leaves something unfinished, and I have the option of watching the next episode immediately, I will. Sometimes at the expense of preparing food, sleeping, bathing, and...
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Thanking Gord Downie – Celebrating The Hip

The Tragically Hip (check out their stuff here) have long held iconic status in the Canadian music scene. The group is composed of the legendary lead singer Gord Downie, and also includes the amazing  guitarists Paul Langlois and Rob Baker, the excellent bassist Gord Sinclair, and the incredible drummer Johnny Fay. For many, they are the ultimate Canadian rock band. Since 1984 they have released 14 studio albums and two live albums, 1 EP,...
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Library Gears Up For Expanded Outreach Opportunities

Much like the recent reincarnation of 1970s muscle cars, their present day nameplates have very little in common with their predecessors. Likewise, bookmobiles from the same era bear no similarity with versions seen on the road today. They are bristling with the latest technology, innovative library programming and serve as community WIFI hubs. With the recent purchase of a customized GMC vehicle, Windsorites have the opportunity and freedom to read,...
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WHAT ARE YOU READING THIS SUMMER LIBRARY LIVE SUMMER CLUB MEMBERS?

It has been a terrific summer reading program.  Club members and friends have read over 735 books.  Well done.  Keep it up.   Here are some suggestions for chapter books.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/6-picks-for-summer-reading-for-kids-1.3656303   (copy and paste the website to your address bar to listen and read). Remember to visit your area Windsor Public Library for 1000s of other great books to read.  HAPPY SUMMER READING!!!!    ...
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