Each week we will learn a
new iPad feature and a
different library app. iPad topics will include, the APP Store, Email, privacy and security features, the camera, accessibility settings, Siri and basic features. Participants are asked to bring their own device.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 6620.

Wednesday, February 21, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Riverside Library.

Are you between the ages of
36 and 55 and looking to
expand your circle of friends?
Join us for an evening of mingling and an opportunity to make lifelong friendships in a fun and low-key enviroment. Registration is required.

Tuesday, February 26 from 6:00 pm to 7:30pm, W.F. Chisholm Library.

Rave Reviewed September 2017

Last week we got back to Rave Reviews after a summer break. It was so nice to be back and talking books with Rave Reviews this month. I’ve been away for a while and I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed sharing book recommendations with such sensitive readers. It was a pleasure talking about what I’ve been reading and I have a feeling I’ll be reading some of the recommendations that were shared with me at yesterday’s program! I ran the program alone so I don’t have as Continue Reading...
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Local History Centre Recognized By OGS

The Windsor Public Library has received an Award of Merit from the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) for the LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE at Central Library, which opened in April 2016. Windsor Mayor and WPL Board Chair Drew Dilkens was present at the September meeting of the Essex Branch of OGS to accept the honour.  The Local History Room is located on the second floor of Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue). Windsor Public Library has been acquiring, preserving and making available historic records of the City of Windsor, its Continue Reading...
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3rd Annual ‘How-To’ Festival hits Windsor Public Library

Fall is just around the corner and that means it’s once again time for Windsor Public Library’s annual ‘How-To’ Festival. We’re going on our 3rd fabulous year and this time we’re taking the party to the city’s east side and our Forest Glade branch. We hope you’ll join us! This year we’ve invited over 20 experts in a variety of areas to teach you a host of fun and useful new skills – each in 10 minutes or less! Take your time visiting each expert and learn to Continue Reading...
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Local History Centre Recognized By Ontario Genealogical Society

WINDSOR – Members of the media are invited to attend the September meeting of the Ontario Genealogical Society (Essex County Branch) at which Windsor Public Library will receive an Award of Merit from the OGS. Date: Monday, September 11, 2017 Time: 6:15 pm Location: Local History Centre, Central Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue (2nd. Floor) Attending: City of Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens Windsor Public Library Board Directors Windsor Public Library CEO Kitty Pope For more information, please contact: Chris Woodrow Director of Corporate Services Windsor Public Library Continue Reading...
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Tech Offerings at WPL: We Want to Hear from You!

Have you used any of the technology available at Windsor Public Library?  Do you know about everything we have to offer?  Besides access to the internet at every branch, we offer library users the opportunity to make use of innovative technology, including audio/visual equipment (including green screen!), an electronic cutter, 3D printers, an Espresso Book Machine, Arduino technology and many tools to get kids of all ages to explore how technology works. Check out our web page here. If you have made use of our Tech Continue Reading...
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eMagazines: RBdigital App to replace Zinio for Libraries

If you have been using the Zinio for Libraries App to read digital magazines on your smartphone or tablet, you have likely received a notification alerting you to install the new RBdigital App. Within the next few weeks the Zinio for Libraries App is being phased out, and all eMagazine readers will eventually be required to transition over the rbDigital platform. Important Information Use the same email address/password in the RBdigital App that you already use to sign into the Zinio for Libraries App; there is Continue Reading...
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Severe Flooding Causes Library Closures

The Budimir (1310 Grand Marais Road West) and Riverside (6305 Wyandotte Street East) branches of Windsor Public Library are closed today through Friday because of severe flooding sustained during the storms experienced throughout the region yesterday. Updates will be posted on the library web site at windsorpubliclibrary.com regarding plans to re-open. To assist customers in the impacted areas, FRED, the WPL mobile library will be situated at Riverside Branch in the morning and at Budimir in the afternoon. This arrangement will last for the duration of Continue Reading...
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77 boxes of books, craft supplies, games, and more were donated to the Library Live Children’s Clubs

Thank you to the community at large for your generous donations of books, games, art and craft supplies, movies, fabric, hula hoops, trains, posters, costumes, and more. My goal was to give away 150 prizes packages to participants at our summer programs in honour of Canada’s birthday.  Thanks to your generosity that goal was surpassed. Our TEEN members and volunteers were terrific in helping to sort all boxes and make up prize packages.                   You have all helped to Continue Reading...
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Teen Power Is Strong At Central Library – Library Live Children’s Club Salutes Our Remarkable Teens

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. You are remarkable young people and it has been my privilege and pleasure to have worked with you at Central Library. Continue to shine bright! The world is Yours. Ms. Janet. Last week 87 teens attended two WPL Teen Appreciation events at Central. SEE PHOTOS CLICK ON CONTINUE READING.  THESE TEENS are wonderful and generous in sharing their time, talents, enthusiasm, and are all dedicated to being a part of making programs at Central library educational Continue Reading...
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Canadian Wizarding World – A Harry Potter Event

Library Live Children’s Club had our 11th Harry Potter event. The feature photo is of one of the costume contest participants.  Thanks to all our adult and teen role playing participants. Canadian wizards, witches, and wonderful creatures met at MOOSEWARTS – located at Central Library. The houses were BEARANDOR, HOCKEYPUFF, BADGERCLAW, AND SEALORIN. Loads of fun was had by all. In past years Hedwig came to visit, we have built HAGRID’S HUT as a touring site, and Diagon Alley came to life full of hand made Continue Reading...
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