Category Archives: Media Releases

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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Local Artist, Cindy Shafer, adorns Community Art Wall

Cindy Shafer, mother of four, born and raised in Amherstburg, Ontario,  is a self-taught artist who has worked in pen and ink, pastel, charcoal, marker, scroll saw, henna and digital art. Her exhibit is a welcome addition to our Community Art Wall and can be viewed during the whole month of September, 2016 at the Central branch. In 2013, at the age of fifty-four, Cindy decided to teach herself to paint with acrylics....
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Seed Library and Demonstration Garden Opens at Central Library

Central Library will be home to a SEED LIBRARY and DEMONSTRATION GARDEN thanks to Councillor and Library Board member, Rino Bortolin, who directed over $1,200 of Ward Funds to the project. Located on the second floor balcony fronting Ouellette Avenue, the container garden will focus on growing vegetables and herbs, with some flowers and fruit when possible. “We’re hoping the demonstration garden encourages local residents living in apartments or homes...
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Windsor Public Library Provides a Helping Hand to Returning Fort McMurray Residents

Fort McMurray families returning to Windsor to escape the devastation and destruction caused by the wild fires in Northern Alberta can turn to Windsor Public Library for internet access and information – in addition to free materials and entertainment. “Windsor Public Library will be providing free library cards to Fort McMurray residents in our community who are working to put their lives back together,” says WPL CEO Kitty Pope. “Daily...
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Windsor Public Library Summer Hours

All locations of Windsor Public Library will change to SUMMER HOURS on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Summer Hours 2016 come into effect on the third Monday in May. Additionally, Windsor Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 23, 2016 to celebrate Victoria Day. Customers should note that materials due back on these dates will not impact accounts. Materials can be renewed at www.windsorpubliclibrary.com....
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Christopher Paul Curtis to Visit WPL

Internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis will be at Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Wednesday, May 11 to meet school children, read from his works and interact with members of the Windsor Public Library Children’s Writing Club. He will be reading from 9:35-10:30 a.m. and then meeting with students and others in attendance. School children from across Windsor and Essex County will be in attendance as Mr. Curtis...
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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 13 & 14 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 plastic bag and...
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WPL Community Art Wall: Neda Laketić Šoć Exhibit

Neda Laketić Šoć is a local Academic Sculptor Specialist and professional artist. Originally from Sarajevo, she relocated to Windsor in 1999. Former Graphic Designer/Art Exhibitions Coordinator at the The Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre and former member of the Board of Directors at Artcite, CARFAC, the Arts Council Windsor & Region and Artspeak Gallery, Neda has been actively engaged within the art community of Windsor for almost two decades. Her mixed media...
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WPL to Honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women with Faceless Dolls Project

During the week of May 16th – 22nd, the Windsor Public Library will be hosting a special project to bring awareness to the cases of close to 1200 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. In coordination with the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre and the Métis Nation of Ontario, WPL will be hosting the Faceless Dolls Project. This project will consist of a series of workshops during which we are inviting...
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Video Poems on Display by Gregory Stasiak

With the relaunch of WPL’s freshly painted Community Art Wall, we are excited to announce our next exhibit from local artist, Gregory Stasiak. A member of the Arts Council of Windsor & Region and Artcite Inc; Stasiak’s exhibit mixes the mediums of both poetry and performance art to help us celebrate National Poetry Month for April 2016. Through the use of an ATM machine, Stasiak creates what would seem to most,...
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