Category Archives: Events

All About 1867: Canada’s Great Lakes Ships and Shipwrecks

There is something mysterious and thrilling about the underwater world.  Our own inland seas contain the remains of naval ships sunk in battle and commercial vessels lost to the forces of a storm, foundered on rocks, or destroyed at their moorings. Marine historians Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg have researched, explored, and photographed many Great Lakes shipwrecks.  To commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday they have new videos to show and tales...
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Local Author Launches New History Book

A good assortment of history buffs, curious library visitors, supporters and admirers of writer Patrick Brode, attended last night’s launch of BORDER CITIES POWERHOUSE: THE RISE OF WINDSOR, 1900-1945.  Although this nonfiction book focuses on developments in this area during the first half of the twentieth century, Mr. Brode argued the changes that occured in our city reflected Canada’s metamorphosis as a whole as it transitioned from a country of...
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The Buzzed Bee: Canada 150 Edition

Since the summer of 2016, Windsor Public Library has been hosting a special type of spelling bee: the Buzzed Bee. Taking place at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave West), this fun-filled spelling bee gives adults an opportunity to relive their grade-school glory days, and show off their spelling prowess. The next round of the Buzzed Bee will take place on June 15th. This time around, we’ll be honouring Canada’s 150th with...
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Jonathan Pinto To Visit Windsor Public Library

Local CBC Radio Windsor Morning “resident foodie” JONATHAN PINTO will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The 2 pm appearance is the fourth in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. He will be talking about his pursuit of flavour and good food in the Windsor area. Hailing from Peterborough, Ontario, Pinto admits to a passion for...
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Central Garden Party & Seed Library Launch

In 2016, we grew a lot. In Forest Glade, we launched our first Seed Library. Last summer, we also launched our first ever demonstration garden. Thanks to support from Councillor and Library Board member, Rino Bortolin, the balcony garden was a great addition through the growing season. In 2017, we’re making it even better. A new seed library has opened up at the Central Library (850 Ouellette Ave,) and we want to...
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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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Check the Tech @ Walkerville Brewery

Windsor Public Library is hitting the road with our Tech Hub for Check the Tech @ Walkerville Brewery! We’re adding a techie twist to Walkerville’s weekly Thursday Game Night. If you’ve never had a chance to see our Tech Hub in person, this is a fun way to get your feet wet. Grab a delicious locally brewed pint of Walkerville beer while you show you what WPL has in store,...
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Victoria Day Weekend – A Truly Canadian Experience

In Canada Victoria Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season. Looking at the weather forecast right now with the Vic Weekend just about 2 weeks away and temperatures barely making it to 9 Celsius, you’d never know it. Victoria Weekend, or May Two-Four as we also like to call it, is the time we Canucks visit gardening centres in droves, buying up every impatiens, petunia, tomato plant and sheep...
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Speed Friending Hits WPL

Are you new to the City? Have you recently finished college or university and are looking to expand your social circle? We know it can sometimes be hard to make new connections as an adult, and that’s why Windsor Public Library is so excited to offer Speed Friending!  You might be thinking, “What in the world is speed friending?” and we’re more than happy to answer that question for you!...
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Heritage Tree Program

[the following announcement was released by FORESTS ONTARIO, a Government of Ontario agency] Forests Ontario and the TD Bank Group have joined together to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial by working with communities across Ontario to commemorate 150 trees through the Heritage Tree program. The program recognizes trees, our living monuments, based on their social, cultural, and historic significance. Many of our oldest and largest trees or even groups of trees are...
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‘Get Organized’ this Spring with Our Next ‘How-To’ Workshop

I don’t know about you, but now that the warmer weather is upon us,  I’ve been bitten by the spring cleaning and organizing bug. That’s why I’m so excited about our next ‘How-To’ Workshop offering! If you’re anything like me, you might have a hard time figuring out the best way to keep everything organized and easily accessible at home. Well, have no fear, help is here! This month we’ll...
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National Canada Film Day: April 19

There must be more that 150 ways to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, but here is one to write on your calendar for next week. Reel Canada opened their vaults of movies featuring Canadian actors, locations and directors for a nation-wide tribute to our film industry.  Central Library will be offering two family-friendly classics on Wednesday, April 19, in our Ouellette Avenue lobby.  Free for any to attend. 10:00 a.m. to 1:30...
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Healthy Living Series: Healthy Families

Are you a parent or caregiver who would like to learn more about how you can encourage your child to eat more healthfully? We know this can be something hard to master for many families and that’s why we’re excited to welcome Dr. Harrison Oake, ND for an informative session on healthy eating for the little (and not so little) ones! Dr. Oake will be presenting helpful tips and suggestions...
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WPL Partners With Artcite Inc.

Windsor Public Library is excited to collaborate with Artcite Inc. by temporarily hosting two works of arts as part of Artcite’s Dar’a/Full Circle exhibition. This group exhibition presents the work of artists who address the circle as a motif in their work.  Curator Jamelie Hassan felt that the circle “would make a compelling group exhibition that reminds us of the pervasiveness of the circle found all around us and the circle that...
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Stay on Track with Dr. Harrison Oake

We’re almost a month into 2017 and, if you’re anything like us, you’re trying your best to hang on to those New Year’s resolutions! Many of us have health-based resolutions such as eating healthfully, exercising more or focusing less on the daily stresses of life. Here at WPL we know that it can be quite challenging to stick with these healthy habits once the shine wears off the New Year!...
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Featured Artist, Irina Teske: Community Art Wall – Central Branch

Irina Teske is a graduate of the University of Windsor and has been a practicing artist for more than twenty years. Currently, she is obsessed with painting on chipboard. Exploring the relationship between image and material serves as the foundation for her artistic practice. The dichotomy between the natural and the man-made is acknowledged by a close engagement with the chipboard, unearthing the imagery inherent in the material.  The repetitive...
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How-To Workshops 2017: Train Your Brain

We learned all kinds of great skills in our 2016 ‘How-To’ Workshops including painting, bookbinding and yoga. Fans of the workshop series can rest assured that 2017 will bring even more chances to learn fun and informative skills. On Saturday, February 11, we’re kicking off this year’s offerings with something that everyone can use – a fitness session for your brain! We’ve invited Mind Strong founder Chelsea Wade in to...
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A Conversation With Jeff Lemire @ Windsor Public Library

As part of our celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we are pleased to be hosting a conversation with Jeff Lemire. It takes place Saturday January 28th at 2:00pm in our Central Library. Jeff Lemire is an internationally recognised and award winning graphic novelist. Join us and hear about his work and the creative process behind The Secret Path, his collaboration with Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. It tells the tale of Chanie...
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NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH – WRITE – IN AT CENTRAL LIBRARY

We will be meeting at Central Library – 850 Ouellette Monday, November 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 5:00p.m.  – 8:00 p.m. Writers are invited to join the challenge to write a book during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).   “NaNoWriMo is a marathon writing event that challenges participants to write the first draft of a 50,000­word novel in November. There are local chapters in more than 600 regions around the...
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YOUNG AUTHORS AND WRITERS join us for NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH CLUB

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 22, and 29 from 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM. at CENTRAL LIBRARY – 850 OUELLETTE AVE.  we are participating in National Novel Writing Month. https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/  Join this writing club for kids, their caregivers, and teen volunteers.  We are working on your great stories.  Please bring your stories, poems, illustrations, or your ideas for stories.   All supplies provided.  Kids ages 6-12...
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