Category Archives: Media Releases

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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Shawn Micalleff To Visit Windsor Public Library

Urban columnist and author SHAWN MICALLEF will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The 7 pm appearance is the third in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. He will be in conversation with WPL Board Director and City of Windsor Councillor, Rino Bortolin. Born and raised in Windsor and a graduate of St. Anne’s HS and the...
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Library To Hold Gigantic Book Sale

The Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) is holding a gigantic book sale on Friday and Saturday, May 26 & 27 from 9 AM to 5 PM. There will be thousands of titles to choose from, covering all genres of reading and viewing tastes. Hardcover books and trade paperbacks will be priced at $2 with mass market and small paperbacks at $1 but we’re encouraging everyone to pick up a...
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Library Schedules Open House on New Branch

Later this year, construction will begin on a $2,518,000 heritage project designed to renovate the 1921 Sandwich Fire Hall and stable on Mill Street into a public library. City and library staff have scheduled an OPEN HOUSE to discuss concepts and options for the library project. Construction on the new John Muir Branch is scheduled to begin in late summer 2017 and be completed in the fall of 2018. WHEN:  Wednesday,...
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Submit a selfie – #ilovemywpl

We want to see how the public is using our services and materials! Windsor Public Library is now carrying a wide variety of physical and digital materials, and we want to see what unique ways you are using them. Hoopla is the one stop-shop for all things digital. Audiobooks, television shows, comics, music, it really has it all! Do you love to browse while you are waiting for an appointment,...
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Windsor Public Library Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4 pm at Central Library in the Ouellette Lobby. The featured speaker will be internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis, for whom the WPL Children’s Learning Centre is named. Mr. Curtis will talk about “Why Public Libraries are Essential.” His association with the Windsor Public Library was cemented when he wrote his...
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Nino Ricci To Visit Windsor Public Library

Critically acclaimed and popular Canadian author NINO RICCI will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The 2 pm appearance is the second in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. Those in attendance will hear about the creative process behind SLEEP, published in 2015 and a recipient of a 2016 Canadian Authors’ Association award.  It tells the...
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Your Voice Matters – We Want To Hear From You!

Library Planning Consultant Anne MacKay will be at Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette) on Wednesday, March 29 to hear how the community connects to the central library and gather input on ideas and innovation for a future library. The session is scheduled from 6:30-8 pm and will be in the Ouellette Lobby on the first floor. The community is welcome to attend. Together with Architect Jason Grossi of design studio g+G, Ms....
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Windsor Public Library Salary Disclosure 2016

In our continuing effort to be accountable and transparent, Windsor Public Library is releasing the salaries of employees who were paid $100,000 or more in 2016. This information is released in accordance with the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act. Chris Woodrow Director, Corporate Services Salary: $ $107,426.37 Taxable Benefits: $754.69...
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March Break at Windsor Public Library

Your neighbourhood library is the perfect place to enjoy March Break activities. The Windsor Public Library’s 2017 Children’s March Break Program begins Monday, March 13 at community libraries across Windsor. Each year, thousands of children come to public libraries to play, read and learn about all the resources available to them free of charge. March Break activities run through Saturday, March 18. “Windsor Public Library is the perfect March Break...
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New library at Optimist Community Centre ahead of schedule

Construction of the new Windsor Public Library branch at the Optimist Community Centre (1075 Ypres Avenue) is well ahead of schedule and will open before the January 2018 advertised date. Representatives from the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library gathered at the Optimist Community Centre to ‘break the wall’ between the new library and the community centre, officially joining the two entities. The new $2.46 million, 6,500 sq. ft....
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New Library At Optimist Community Centre Is Ahead of Schedule

Construction of the new Windsor Public Library branch at the Optimist Community Centre (1075 Ypres Avenue) is well ahead of schedule and will open before the January 2018 advertised date. Representatives from the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library gathered at the Optimist Community Centre today to ‘break the wall’ between the new library and the community centre, officially joining the two entities. The new $2.46 million, 6,500 sq....
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WPL to partner with Windsor Regional Hospital

The Windsor Public Library is partnering with Windsor Regional Hospital to explore the possibility of creating an innovative and jointly operated library service at the proposed new acute care hospital on County Rd. 42 and the 9th Concession. The Windsor Public Library System has nine locations and is looking to expand services in South Windsor to meet the needs of that part of the City that does not have convenient...
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Windsor Public Library Eyes New Acute Care Hospital Site For An Innovative Public Library

The Windsor Public Library is partnering with Windsor Regional Hospital to explore the possibility of creating an innovative and jointly operated library service at the proposed new acute care hospital on County Rd. 42 and the 9th Concession. The Windsor Public Library System has nine locations and is looking to expand services in South Windsor to meet the needs of that part of the City that does not have convenient...
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Windsor Public Library Celebrates Family Literacy

On January 27, families across Windsor will participate in Family Literacy Day, a national initiative promoting the importance of reading and engaging in literacy-related activities as a family. The Windsor Public Library encourages family literacy year round and is always striving to recognize the literacy needs of parents and children and provide an environment conducive to reading. Families are encouraged to let children select the books they would like to...
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Jeff Lemire To Visit Windsor Public Library

Local award winning graphic novelist & New York Times Best Selling Author JEFF LEMIRE will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The 2 pm appearance is the first in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. Billed as a CONVERSATION WITH JEFF LEMIRE, those in attendance will hear about the creative process behind SECRET PATH and his...
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2016: What Were Windsorites Reading?

Whether in traditional book form, on a tablet or via a Smartphone, Windsorites certainly took advantage of the abundance of materials available at Windsor Public Library last year. Circulation figures show that 1,116,002 items circulated – of this, 182,274 were in electronic format. The most popular titles checked out at WPL last year were DVDs with movie connections – Minions (616 checkouts), closely followed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens (601) and...
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ARA on Community Art Wall

December’s exhibit features paintings from a variety of artists belonging to Windsor’s Association of Representational Artists (ARA). This local group of artists participates in local art shows and events and also hosts member workshops and demonstrations in and around the Windsor area. The ARA was formed in 1978 by a group of Windsor and area artists who shared a desire work and grow together in support of the art community....
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Library Led Homeschool Co-Op searching for Volunteers

WPL is now offering a co-operative learning environment for local homeschoolers. Monday afternoons at Riverside Library, we are opening the doors to families who are looking for new ways to educate, socialize and promote literacy to their children. Our first week had a great response. We had 30 children visit us and many parents came through to check out all the group had to offer. Because of the huge age range of...
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WPL’s HOW TO FESTIVAL WILL ENLIGHTEN AND AMUSE

Are you looking for something interesting, informative and amusing to do as summer winds down?  Do you want to learn new skills to impress friends and family?  If so, the Windsor Public Library has just the event for you. On Saturday, September 10, the HOW TO FESTIVAL is scheduled from 11 am -3 pm – rain or shine – at Budimir (1310 Grand Marais Road West) and Central Library (850...
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