Category Archives: Media Releases

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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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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