Much to the chagrin of countless fans, the world lost bestselling and influential military novelist Tom Clancy on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Clancy died at 66 near his Baltimore home at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The cause of death was not immediately released. Clancy’s literary career began with The Hunt for Red October (1984), which he sold to the Naval Institute Press, the first publisher he tried (and which had never...Read more
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We know about the Summer Slide and have some ideas of tips to avoid it. (Plus, I’ll be sharing even more tips over the course of the summer.) But one particular challenge can be keeping up French literacy skills for children in immersion or French as a Second Language programs. Children who study in French risk losing their basic linguistic skills as well as literacy since they may not even be...Read more
Inspired by the positive feedback we’ve been getting to our “What’s Cooking at WPL” features, we’ve decided to try something similar with our craft and DIY collections! We’ve invited staff to submit photos of projects they’ve completed using materials from our shelves. The books in our craft, decorating and DIY collections are among the most heavily used in the system. It seems that many of you turn to your public...Read more
Happy Birthday Mr. Munsch! 70 years for the prolific writer, which for us has meant an amazing catalogue of fantastic stories. Having grown up with his books, it’s astounding to look back at his career and take in the sheer number of works he has produced. To help celebrate the momentous occasion, I thought I would share my top 5 books by the legendary Robert Munsch. So here you are, my...Read more
Windsor Public Library has always been at the leading edge of introducing new technology to our users. From the early days of replacing card catalogues with computers to search for items, to our current services of offering digital items in the form of books, music and even movies, we have striven to provide the best that technology has to offer. In 2012, WPL became the first public library in Canada...Read more
In case you missed it, the Big Library Read is back! Big Library Read is an online global book club coordinated by Overdrive, where customers from libraries all over the world have simultaneous access to the same eBook at the same time – no waitlists or holds! It is typically offered 3-4 times/year. This time around we are reading Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard, by...Read more