The Annual General Meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4 pm at Central Library in the Ouellette Lobby. The featured speaker will be internationally renowned children’s author Christopher Paul Curtis, for whom the WPL Children’s Learning Centre is named.
Mr. Curtis will talk about “Why Public Libraries are Essential.” His association with the Windsor Public Library was cemented when he wrote his first best-seller, THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM – 1963, in longhand at the Central Library. It was published in 1995. Since that time, he has been a strong supporter of WPL and can always be counted on to encourage participation in the creative process when school children visit WPL.
Christopher Paul Curtis is best known for award winning books such as: THE MADMEN OF PINEY WOODS, ELIJAH OF BUXTON, both of which are set in Essex County; BUD, NOT BUDDY which won the prestigious Newbery Award and was recently made into a play in Chicago; and THE WATSON’S GO TO BIRMINGHAM, which was made into a Hallmark Feature Film.
Following the talk, the Windsor Public Library Board will review the 2016 Annual Report and Board Chair, Dr. Peter Frise, will outline WPL plans for 2017. The community is welcome.