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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Windsor Public Library customers can now use their credit cards to pay fines and fees or make donation payments, all through the library’s website (www.windsorpubliclibrary.com) at any time, day or night through SMARTPAY. Developed by Comprise Technologies, the leading independent provider of technology access and revenue management solutions for libraries and municipalities, SMARTPAY is an additional service introduced to assist and facilitate enhanced customer service at WPL. The secure online payment...Read more
October is shaping up to be an eventful month for our online book club. We’re kicking things off by reading and discussing “Two Women” by Christene Browne. Two Women is a story about five women: Eva & Ava – twin sisters in their fifties who are blind, and who have lived a very sheltered life; Rose and Violet – two young women from opposite sides of the world who just so happen to share...Read more
You’ve been hearing us promote our Hoopla video downloading service for a while. Well, things have just gotten even more exciting in Hoopla-land. In addition to movies and TV shows, you can now download music and audiobooks through the same easy-to-use Hoopla interface! The Hoopla music catalogue is very impressive with over 100,000 albums in a variety of genres available for you to check out. This collection is growing daily as...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more