Category Archives: Programs

Learn About Essential Oils at ‘Introduction to Essential Oils’ Workshop

It seems like everywhere you go these days you hear someone talking about using essential oils for a whole host of purposes from cleaning your home to creating a calm environment to soothing your aching head. If you’ve ever wondered if essential oils are right for you or how to get started, then we the perfect program for you! Our July, ‘How-To’ Workshop introduces you to the basics of essential oils....
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All About 1867: Canada’s Great Lakes Ships and Shipwrecks

There is something mysterious and thrilling about the underwater world.  Our own inland seas contain the remains of naval ships sunk in battle and commercial vessels lost to the forces of a storm, foundered on rocks, or destroyed at their moorings. Marine historians Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg have researched, explored, and photographed many Great Lakes shipwrecks.  To commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday they have new videos to show and tales...
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Summer Programs Launch at Seminole Branch

Windsor Public Library again has a fantastic program of summer activities planned for area children, all in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and all free of charge. Representatives from the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library  gathered at Seminole Branch with local school children to experience some of the latest technology from the WPL Tech Hub and hear about the exciting events offered this July and August. “Windsor Public...
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The Buzzed Bee: Canada 150 Edition

Since the summer of 2016, Windsor Public Library has been hosting a special type of spelling bee: the Buzzed Bee. Taking place at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave West), this fun-filled spelling bee gives adults an opportunity to relive their grade-school glory days, and show off their spelling prowess. The next round of the Buzzed Bee will take place on June 15th. This time around, we’ll be honouring Canada’s 150th with...
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Border Cities Powerhouse: The Rise of Windsor, 1900 to 1945

One hundred years ago, the border communities of Ford City, Walkerville, Windsor and Sandwich were hopping. Population boomed. Electrification, internal combustion engines, and new manufacturing methods created new and more jobs. The flow of goods through the Great Lakes and rolling on the railroads helped this area become a transportation hub. Even army recruits, mobilizing for World War I, contributed to the bustle. You can learn more about the beginning of...
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Jonathan Pinto To Visit Windsor Public Library

Local CBC Radio Windsor Morning “resident foodie” JONATHAN PINTO will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The 2 pm appearance is the fourth in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. He will be talking about his pursuit of flavour and good food in the Windsor area. Hailing from Peterborough, Ontario, Pinto admits to a passion for...
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Seed Library Launch Recap & Upside Down Tomato Planters

Thanks to everyone who came out to help us launch our seed library at our Central branch. We had a great time with some wonderful demonstrations, some new experiences, and the result is a beautiful apartment garden for the summer. If you missed it, no worries! We’ve got a season full of growing opportunities, so stay tuned to find out about more events. The apartment garden will be there all...
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Central Garden Party & Seed Library Launch

In 2016, we grew a lot. In Forest Glade, we launched our first Seed Library. Last summer, we also launched our first ever demonstration garden. Thanks to support from Councillor and Library Board member, Rino Bortolin, the balcony garden was a great addition through the growing season. In 2017, we’re making it even better. A new seed library has opened up at the Central Library (850 Ouellette Ave,) and we want to...
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Meet New Pals at Library “Speed Friending” Event

Making friends is difficult if you’ve recently moved to a new city or if work and education time commitments – and life in general – conspire to hinder the process. With the help of a good book, Windsor Public Library plans on providing a fun and casual way for you to meet other young adults in a casual, low-key and fun environment. Millennials aged 18 to 35 are encouraged to register for...
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Border City Charm – Windsor in Pictures

  Calling all Amateur Photographers! Celebrate Windsor’s 125th Birthday with the WPL   1892 – 2017 We invite you to capture our “Border City Charm” and share your images with us. To mark our great city’s 125th birthday, we would love to showcase Windsor’s inspiring people, interesting landmarks and the places Windsorites most enjoy. Take your inspiration from our city’s rich history, our multicultural DNA or whatever you think makes Windsor unique! Photos will...
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Check the Tech @ Walkerville Brewery

Windsor Public Library is hitting the road with our Tech Hub for Check the Tech @ Walkerville Brewery! We’re adding a techie twist to Walkerville’s weekly Thursday Game Night. If you’ve never had a chance to see our Tech Hub in person, this is a fun way to get your feet wet. Grab a delicious locally brewed pint of Walkerville beer while you show you what WPL has in store,...
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May 2017 Rave Reviewed

Another month, and another lively Rave Reviews here at Central. This month, there was a lot of fiction on tap from Sue and Jodie. Here is what we read: Sue’s picks: Naked Came the Manatee by Hiaasen, Carl et al A quirky and hilarious thriller put together by 13 of the funniest writers in the States. The book involves murder and intrigue, tied together by Booger the Manatee. Ridiculous and...
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Speed Friending Hits WPL

Are you new to the City? Have you recently finished college or university and are looking to expand your social circle? We know it can sometimes be hard to make new connections as an adult, and that’s why Windsor Public Library is so excited to offer Speed Friending!  You might be thinking, “What in the world is speed friending?” and we’re more than happy to answer that question for you!...
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April Rave Reviewed

April is flying by, and soon it will be time for our next Rave Reviews session; sorry about the delay in posting this month’s gems, which were brought by Sue and Mae. Here are Mae’s picks: BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent Iceland, 1828. A woman, Agnes Magnusdottir, convicted of murder, is sent to live in custody at a peasant farmer’s home until such time as she is to be executed.  This...
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Library Live Children’s Club Member Loved The New Books From Random House

THANK YOU RANDOM HOUSE for the new books given to the Christopher Paul Learning Centre at Central Library. On Tuesday the Library Live Children’s April Artists took a break from painting to check out the new books purchased as a result of winning a runner up prize for library program innovation from the Penguin Random House Foundation. Thank you to the Manager, Public Services Collections, Nancy Peel and the Collections...
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‘Get Organized’ this Spring with Our Next ‘How-To’ Workshop

I don’t know about you, but now that the warmer weather is upon us,  I’ve been bitten by the spring cleaning and organizing bug. That’s why I’m so excited about our next ‘How-To’ Workshop offering! If you’re anything like me, you might have a hard time figuring out the best way to keep everything organized and easily accessible at home. Well, have no fear, help is here! This month we’ll...
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Thank You Teen Volunteers of The Library Live Children’s Club

As we celebrate our 17th year together, I would like to thank the amazing 1084 teen volunteers that have helped to make the 53  Library Live Children’s Clubs FUN-TASTIC and educational.  To date we have had well over 13000 and counting children and caregivers in our programs. Here’s to 17 more terrific Years of educational Joy!      ...
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Healthy Living Series: Healthy Families

Are you a parent or caregiver who would like to learn more about how you can encourage your child to eat more healthfully? We know this can be something hard to master for many families and that’s why we’re excited to welcome Dr. Harrison Oake, ND for an informative session on healthy eating for the little (and not so little) ones! Dr. Oake will be presenting helpful tips and suggestions...
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Windsor Public Library Is Now On The Air!

Tune in every Friday at 12:30pm to CJAM 99.1FM for Off the Shelf, Windsor Public Library’s weekly radio program dedicated to discussing books, culture, and what is happening in the world of public libraries. Off the Shelf features author interviews, reading recommendations, and program listings of events happening at the library. This week’s edition will feature an interview with University of Windsor Professor and author Dr. André Narbonne, discussing his...
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