Category Archives: Events

Point Pelee Shipwrecks

In the cold depths beneath the waves, parts of our country’s past lie waiting to be rediscovered. For those whose passion lies in scuba diving or tales of Ontario’s earlier times, you will not want to miss a presentation by marine historians Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg, sharing their latest discoveries of Lake Erie shipwrecks. New slides show sunken ships near Point Pelee. All are welcome to attend.  The presentation will held...
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Poetry Basics with Vanessa Shields

If you had the chance to visit Budimir Library for our ‘How-To Festival’, you may just have been lucky enough to have taken home a piece of ‘poetry on demand’ written just for you by the talented Vanessa Shields! This month, aspiring poets will have the opportunity to learn the basics of writing their own inspiring poetry at our latest How-To Workshop Series offering. Vanessa will share tips and offer...
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Walkerville Artists’ Co-Op

WPL is pleased to exhibit the work from the Walkerville Artists’ Co-op (WAC) this month on our Community Art Wall at the Central Branch. The WAC is an art gallery, showcasing more than 35 artists, artisans and authors in Windsor, Ontario Canada. The gallery is run by its members as a true co-operative, and is now a not-for-profit organization. WAC runs many different types of programs for youth and for...
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Register Now for Our 2nd Adult Spelling Bee!

Windsor Public Library is excited to share a fun event we have coming up this month – Buzzed Bee II – Spelloween. You’re invited to join us at Phog Lounge on October 13 from 8:30-10:30pm for a unique spelling bee experience – one just for adults! We had a great time at our first-ever Bee in July and we can’t wait to see who proves to be our super speller...
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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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Step Right Up for the ‘How-To’ Festival 2016

Windsor Public Library is excited to once again host our ‘How-To Festival’! On Saturday, September 10 from 11am-3pm, the public is invited to stop by to learn some fun and interesting skills in just 10 minutes or less.  We had so much fun at last year’s festival at Budimir Library that we’ve decided to expand the event to two locations – Budimir and Central Libraries, and almost 30 experts! We...
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Windsor Public Library Welcomes Syrian Teens

One of my favourite parts of my job is introducing new people to library services. I love being able to show people the very exciting resources that are available for free to anyone with a library card which is also free to any resident of Essex County. I feel like Santa Claus listing off all of the free resources, particularly when people erroneously think there are charges for programs, cards, or...
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Pokémon Go at Your Library

Twenty years into their existence, Pokémon might just be at the height of popularity. With the tremendous success of Pokémon GO, we’ve been getting a number of questions about what the game is, how to play it, and of course – “what is a Pokémon?” Long a popular series of television shows, books, movies, and video games, it has reached new heights with its new augmented reality game available on your smart...
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Mandalas Delight WPL’s Community Art Wall

WPL is delighted to introduce our next local artist, Ayesha Drouillard, to our Community Art Wall located at the Central Branch. Ayesha’s art is currently focused on creating wonderfully expressive and colourful Mandalas and sacred circles. She explains that she works intuitively, playing with colours and letting her heart guide her hands to create wonderful freehand designs. “The process of creating the freehand mandalas is just as important as the finished...
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