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Trio Tuesday: BEES

Pardon my pun, but there seems to be a lot of buzz about bees lately. Whether they are worried about their declining numbers, singing their praises as the lifeblood of global fruit production or complaining about a recent sting, people certainly seem interested in the world of bees. I’ve noticed the topic keeps cropping up in my conversations, in the books I read and the documentaries I watch. So when...
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Online Book Club Update

For the month of September, our Online Book Club is reading/discussing “The Best Laid Plans” by Terry Fallis.  This comic novel about Canadian Politics won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads. About this Book (Description from Goodreads): “A burnt-out political aide quits just before an election — but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He...
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Back to School with WPL: Languages and Literacy

Cries-tu “au secours”?  Getting ready to go back to school can be a stressful time.  Whether you want to improve your own skills or help someone else, languages can be a tough subject.  Whether it’s learning to read, thriving with English class, French, or learning a different language – we can help. Literacy Literacy is an important skill, and your library can help with that.  Children‘s books are a great...
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Back to School with WPL: Science

            We previously discussed just some of our math resources, but we’ve got you covered in all areas for back to school.  If you want to get a leg up in science class, or are specializing in something like biochemistry or physics, check out what we’ve got for you.  Keep in mind, we’ve got over 8700 science items (not including databases) so if you don’t see what...
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WPL Around Town

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...
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The Best Canadian Music Ever

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...
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