Category Archives: Media Releases

Severe Flooding Causes Library Closures

The Budimir (1310 Grand Marais Road West) and Riverside (6305 Wyandotte Street East) branches of Windsor Public Library are closed today through Friday because of severe flooding sustained during the storms experienced throughout the region yesterday. Updates will be posted on the library web site at windsorpubliclibrary.com regarding plans to re-open. To assist customers in the impacted areas, FRED, the WPL mobile library will be situated at Riverside Branch in...
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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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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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