We would like to extend a huge thank-you to the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market for inviting us to set up shop this past Saturday. We had a great time sharing information, making/renewing cards, crafting with fruits and veggies, and discussing all things library-related with the many kind people who took the time to stop by our booth. We had cookbooks and canning guides on hand for customers to borrow for...Read more
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The good people over at CBC Music have put together a list of some of the best songs in Canadian history. While any best of list will inherently depend on factors such as taste, popularity, and other subjective matters I have to say that I like their list. Personally I would have (for example) picked a different Arcade Fire song for their top piece and the best K.D. Lang song...Read more
The Road Trip. For many it is the quintessential activity of summer. For others it is an agonizing (and often nauseous) period of time cramped into a tiny space, often subjected to lousy music. Personally, I love the idea of tossing a few belongings into the trunk, downloading some podcasts onto my phone and mapping out my route while leaving plenty of time for unexpected stops along the way. Today,...Read more
Your eyes have just landed on the inaugural post of a new feature I’m calling Trio Tuesdays. Every other Tuesday, I plan on writing about three items from WPL’s collection that are linked in some way. The link might be something as basic as genre or topic but could also be something a little more tenuous such as theme, atmosphere, cover art design or the author’s birthplace. Our amazing brains often...Read more
A recent opinion piece from the New York Times titled “Really? You’re Not in a Book Club?” explores the book club boom of the last few years. According to the author, James Atlas, it’s pretty safe to assume that most people belong to a book club in some way, shape, or form. Book clubs have been meeting for ages, but they’ve often been associated with living room chats for the...Read more
Are you a car enthusiast? Auto repair DIYer? Have you recently purchased a new or used car that you would like to learn more about? Do you have a general interest in cars and how they work? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then we’ve got two easy to use databases that are perfect for you: Chilton Library and Auto Repair Reference Center. Both of these databases...Read more