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
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Welcome to Workforce WindsorEssex and Windsor Public Library’s career page for parents, teachers and children. We’ve brought together resources to help you introduce your children or students to the wide and and wonderful world of work. While we may not traditionally think of formally teaching our children about career options at such a young age, exposing little ones to as many careers as possible through everyday reading and play will help them to develop an awareness of available job options when it’s time...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
Every reader his or her book. Every book its reader. These are Ranganathan’s Second and Third Laws of Library Science…and concepts that I have always loved. What do these mean? To put it simply – we don’t all have to like the same books. Some of us read for education; some of us read for engagement; some of us read for escape. Me? I read to laugh. I love books...Read more
Are you planning a trip in the near future? Not so near future? Scouting out exotic destinations for when your lotto numbers finally match up? Whatever the reason, keep in mind that you have access to helpful travel resources through the Windsor Public Library. E-BOOKS: Travel e-Books are available through our Overdrive collection, and can be downloaded to your tablet or mobile device. We have hundreds of guides for cities...Read more