Every year there is a list of books that are turned into blockbuster sensations when they hit the theatres. 2016 is a year that will see some of our favourite thrillers, romances, and fantasy novels adapted for the silver screen. Will the Hollywood version blow us away like The Godfather did? Or will we be left desiring more like Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson’s Water for Elephants? We’ve already seen...Read more
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Library staff, members of CUPE Local 2067.1, have a new employment contract with the Windsor Public Library Board. Members ratified a four-year settlement last week with the WPL Board following suit at a special Board Meeting March 30, 2016. The local represents 62 librarians, clerks, cataloguers, and building operations staff. The contract with CUPE Local 2067 expired December 31, 2015. The contract provides for a 1.25 percent wage increase retroactive to January...Read more
Hometown Music Council, with financial support from the Government of Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage, is proud to release the following E-Book. Hometown Proud – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Flag of Canada The book assembles art and thoughts of elementary school students from across Canada throughout 2015, in celebration and commemoration of the Flag of Canada’s 50th anniversary. The collection includes the largest recording of O...Read more
Black Moss Press is a literary press based in Windsor. It was founded in 1969 by local author, poet, journalist, and professor Marty Gervais. Since its inauguration, Black Moss Press has published more than 400 first edition books and has published the debut works of more than 100 new authors. Black Moss Press has published the works of such esteemed authors as Paul Vasey, Mary Ann Mulhern, Eugene McNamara, B.P....Read more
It’s obvious this year, I’m really excited for the holidays! I love the decorations, the music, the food, the extra time to spend with loved ones. I always love the decorations we put up at WPL and this year I was excited to make my own contribution…I get to combine a few of my favourite things making a holiday display out of books! It’s something I’ve wanted to do ever...Read more
With November nearly at its end and Black Friday, American Thanksgiving, and Christimas coming up it’s a busy time for many. Of course, with the weather (perhaps finally) turning colder it’s a great time to curl up with a good book. As always, the folks at WPL have been busy reading some excellent works. Here’s just some of what we enjoyed best this month. Rob: Lost Detroit: Stories Behind...Read more