Category Archives: Media Releases

LEGO Robots To Invade Forest Glade Library

Thanks to Ward 7 Councillor and Windsor Public Library Board Director, Dr. Irek Kusmierczyk, Forest Glade Library will soon be home to a detachment of Lego Robots. Councillor Kusmierczyk is using a portion of his ward funds to purchase four LEGO Robotics Kits which will be housed at Forest Glade Library (3211 Forest Glade Drive), and available for lending to teachers for use in classrooms, to community organizations that work...
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Riverside Library’s New Writing and Illustration Club

Tuesday March 18th at 6pm will mark the first meeting of the new Writing and Illustration Club at WPL’s Riverside Branch.  This youth program has planned various activities to build a greater understanding of the creative writing process.  It is also a safe haven for writers who want to share their work with others, both in the group and on-line.  Illustrators too will have free reign to create illustrations for...
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Monday, January 27, is Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of family participation in reading and other literacy-related activities. In 2014, ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging families to take time each day to have “15 Minutes of Fun.” For more information about Family Literacy Day, visit www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca. You can also check out ABC’s resource Family Literacy Fun: The path to literacy begins at home...
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WPL Continues to Expand its Database Collection

Windsor Public Library is pleased to announce it is now offering another online eResource to WPL customers: PressDisplay. WPL joins 13 other Ontario public libraries currently offering this service. PressDisplay is the online version of the resource that produces WPL’s printed NewspaperDirect Print-On-Demand newspapers, which are offered in-branch at Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue). PressDisplay provides instant online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format....
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January Meeting of Essex County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society

The Essex County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society resumes its monthly meetings on Monday, January 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Central Branch of Windsor Public Library, in the Fred Israel Auditorium, Lower Level. The guest speakers in January are Barb Sandre and Nancy Bonifield. Local researcher Barb Sandre will discuss and read excerpts from her recently published family history book. Nancy Bonifeld will review the collection...
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WPL adds the eReading Room for Kids to its digital collection

Windsor Public Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection web site experience just for kids called the eReading Room for Kids. The main digital collection, windsor.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe, friendly, and easy browsing experience for children. To access the eReading Room for Kids, visit the Windsor Public Library web site, click on eResources, click on Databases, and under For Kids &...
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Holidays Around The World

Come celebrate at Holidays Around the World, a multicultural holiday event, taking place on Wednesday, December 18 from 6 to 8 pm in the Children’s Learning Centre on the first floor at Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch, 850 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor. Holidays Around the World will feature stories, arts & crafts, as well as festive cultural displays and performances. Enjoy Jangles the Clown, Painted-Smile face painting, St. John’s Therapy Dogs,...
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Even more hoopla digital!

In response to customer demand, Windsor Public Library has increased the monthly limit of titles that can be borrowed via hoopla digital. To find WPL’s hoopla digital collection of TV shows and movies, visit www.windsorpubliclibrary.com, click on eResources, click on Databases, and under For Everybody, you will find hoopla digital. (Make sure you have your WPL library card and PIN number handy. Click here for more information on using hoopla...
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Available beginning today at WPL: access to thousands of legal forms!

Windsor Public Library is pleased today to launch a new database for community use: LawDepot! Receive unlimited access to thousands of Canadian legal forms across all categories, including Wills and Powers of Attorney, Rental and Lease, Corporate documents, Landlord and Tenant, Goods & Service related forms, Loans, Debts, IOUs, Marriage and Divorce, Living Arrangements, Partnership and Joint Venture, Human Resources and a variety of other documents such as confidentiality agreements,...
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Windsor Public Library Presents Authors Oppel and Sylvester

BookFest Windsor 2013 takes place November 2 and welcomes more than 25 celebrated authors presenting readings, panel discussions, book signings, and workshops on a variety of genres including novels, biographies, short stories, poetry, graphic novels, and comics. In addition to the program on November 2 at the Capitol Theatre, there are also special BookFest Windsor events at a number of venues including the Central Branch of Windsor Public Library, 850...
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