Dads, grab your kids and get
ready for some fun at this
evening storytime. This program offers some fun stories and crazy crafts.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 6620.

Wednesday, April 18, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Riverside Library.

Celebrate National Poetry
Month with Windsor’s Poet Laureate Marty Gervais.
Marty is an award winning poet, journalist, photographer, playwright, historian, editor, and teacher.
Listen to him and other celebrated poets share their award winning works with you.

Wednesday, April 18, from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm, Central Library.

Are you a Pokémon card
collector? Looking for other
kids to trade with? Register for this weekly program to meet other collectors, make trades, and have a blast battling in games. Ages 8 and up.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 8820.

Thursday, April  19, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Seminole library.

Join us to engage in lively conversations over
refreshments. This fun event is intended for adults and seniors who are looking to socialize and make new friends.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5400.

Friday, April 20, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Forest Glade Library.

Baking is a science. Learn to measure accurately to make
your very own cake. Ages 10 and up.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5000.

Tuesday, April 24, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Fontainebleau Library.

Explore the different
robotics, electronics and tech
toys and tools in the Tech Hub every Tuesday.
All ages welcome, under 12 must be accompanied in the room by a caregiver.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 4439.

Thursday, April 26, from  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Central Library.

Simply colour. We’ll provide everything.
For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 7700.

Monday, April 30, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sandwich Library.

Join us for a Galactic Gala in honour of the Star Wars
Fandom!

Padawans and Sith Apprentices of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of Star Wars themed fun.

From crafts to trivia, there’s something for everyone. Costumes are encouraged!
Open to all ages. Please call Daniele at 519-255-6770 Ex.2200 or e-mail dborrink@windsorpubliclibrary.com to register.

Thursday May 3, 2018, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Central Library/Fred Israel Auditorium.

Throwback Thursday

A #ThrowbackThursday to some unconventional cargo. The Michigan Central Railway Tunnel was completed in 1909, and opened in 1910, connecting Windsor and Detroit a full 20 years before the automotive tunnel. Before it opened, rail cars were transported by ferry across the river. The dual-tracked train tunnel made it faster for passengers and goods to travel between the two countries.  On the Windsor side, the tunnel surfaces south of Wyandotte beside Cameron Avenue and in Detroit, connects to the main line west of downtown. In 2014, Continue Reading...
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Sandwich Branch Black History Book Challenge Concludes

The 2018 Library Live Children’s Black History Book Challenge ended last week with 113 books enjoyed by the more than 100 participants who packed the Sandwich Branch. At the end of the event a list of the top 30 books and CDs was generated. Here are the top 10.  A full list can be viewed here.       Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged – by Jody Nyasha Warner All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine – by Monica Kulling Elijah of Buxton – by Christopher Paul Curtis Membering – Continue Reading...
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We’re Looking For Your Input

The Central Branch of Windsor Public Library is moving.  The WPL Board recently announced the sale of the building to the Downtown Mission which means the library has to vacate by June 2019. The Branch will move to a temporary location before a new, permanent location is found. We want to hear what you have to say on the matter.  Where would you like to see the Central Branch permanently located and what services should it contain? Your feedback is valuable to the search process.  Please click Continue Reading...
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TELL US WHERE TO GO!

We’ve received a great deal of feedback on our pending move from 850 Ouellette Avenue.  Library supporters are extremely vocal about a new, permanent location for Central Library.  The Windsor Public Library Board and Administration are busy creating a short list of possible options.  They include: -Riverside Drive between Caron and Ouellette avenues; -the Cultural Hub area around Adventure Bay Family Water Park; -the Ouellette Avenue Corridor; -Jackson Park. We want to hear what you have to say on the matter.  Which option is the best Continue Reading...
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Clutter -> Be Gone!

Are you having trouble keeping your possessions under control?  Do you need a plan for the piles or a refresh on your domestic routines? Are you looking for a different strategy, one that meshes better with your personal style? Cassandra Aarssen will provide tips for cleaning and decluttering during her presentation at the Central Branch on Saturday March 10.  This program will be held in the Community Living Room on the main floor, starting at 2:30 p.m. Copies of Ms Aarssen’s book, CLUTTERED MESS TO ORGANIZED SUCCESS may Continue Reading...
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Central Library To Relocate In Deal With Downtown Mission

The Windsor Public Library (WPL) is about to write the next chapter in its nearly 125 years of history after agreeing to sell the Central Library building at 850 Ouellette to the Downtown Mission. Following the opening last year of the W.F. Chisholm Branch at the Optimist Community Centre, the start of construction on the John Muir Branch in Sandwich Town and the forthcoming renovation of the Budimir Branch in South Windsor, the WPL will begin the process of locating a new Central Branch in the Continue Reading...
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Central Library to Relocate in Deal With Downtown Mission

The Windsor Public Library (WPL) is about to write the next chapter in its nearly 125 years of history after agreeing to sell the Central Library building at 850 Ouellette to the Downtown Mission. Following the opening last year of the W.F. Chisholm Branch at the Optimist Community Centre, the start of construction on the John Muir Branch in Sandwich Town and the forthcoming renovation of the Budimir Branch in South Windsor, the WPL will begin the process of locating a new Central Branch in the Continue Reading...
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Throwback Thursday

A #ThrowbackThursday to the historic Clarke-Bowlby house at 806 Victoria Avenue. The house was built for Alfred H. Clarke, M.P.P. in 1896.  In 1912 it was purchased by prominent businessman Andrew Bowlby and remained in the family until 1988. One of the original investors in Ford Canada, Bowlby also owned a store on Riverside Dr. W. (near Ouellette) that sold clothing, hats, shoes, furnishings, and bicycles. Parked in front of the house is an early model Ford automobile.  ...
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Getting Off – and Finding Redemption: the Don Tait Story

Last Saturday afternoon, journalism instructor and local author Veronique Mandal recounted how, for the better part of two decades and over two continents, she pursued the story of former Windsorite, Don Tait. The son of an alcoholic father, Tait at different periods in his life has been a hard-working criminal lawyer, an addict, a fugitive, and a survivor of serious health problems.  It is only in the last few years that Tait has made peace with himself and now provides inspiration to others as a counselor at a Continue Reading...
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Throwback Thursday

In this photograph children are putting up boards with paintings around the construction site of the Central Library Branch in 1972. The new branch opened in 1973 and allowed the library to expand its collection and services. Today the Central Branch has over 10 000 customers walk through its doors on a weekly basis – will you be one of them?  ...
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