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WPL WELCOMES NEW SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE

Windsor Public Library has recently introduced a new service to help customers maximize their reading experience. LIBRARY AWARE is a free subscription service, available though the WPL web site, which generates personalized reading lists, newsletters and other forms of communication – all geared to individual customer choice. By selecting preferred reading genres, customers can receive reading recommendations, newsletters and other promotional material via email, directly to their homes. Customers have...
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Outdoors – Great!

Once the black flies and mosquitoes subside a bit, vacationing in the great outdoors will be on the to-do list for many Canadians.  Whether you are considering an extended camping excursion, a weekend wilderness getaway, or just day-tripping, this is the year to get your gear in gear. In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all National Parks across the country. For those who are...
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How to Videos

How to: How to Get a Library Card How to Create Your Online Library account How to Search the Online Catalogue How to Place a Hold Renewing an item How to use Your Virtual Bookshelves Our Services/Spaces: Kids Programs Automotive Archives Tech Hub Local history Genealogy Bookmobile  ...
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Peche Island

Peche Island is a 100-acre island situated in the Detroit River near Lake St. Clair. Located approximately two kilometres from Belle Isle, Peche Island is currently owned by the City of Windsor, which obtained it from the Province of Ontario in 1999. The island currently functions as a municipal park, is accessible by boat, and contains amenities including docking facilities and walking trails. Peche Island has also been known as...
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Reginald Brian Land

Librarian. – Born: July 29, 1927 Niagara Falls, Ontario – B.A. Political Science and Economics, Bachelor of Library Science (1953), Masters of Library Science (1956); M.A. Political Science (1963) University of Toronto. – Toronto Public Library: Reference Librarian, 1953-1955; – University of Toronto Library: Joined as a cataloguer 1955-1956, later returning as Assistant Chief Librarian 1959-1963, and Associate Librarian 1963. – Head, Business and Industry Collection, Windsor Public Library: 1956-1957...
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Shawn Micallef

Author, Journalist, Editor. Shawn Micallef was born and raised in Windsor and is now a Toronto-based urban expert. He has written for publications such as Spacing and Eye Weekly. Born April 10, 1974 at Metropolitan Hospital, Mr. Micallef attended St. Anne’s High School. He then attended the University of Windsor, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science before obtaining his Master of Arts in the same field. He credits...
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Keep Calm and Rock On, and on, and on: Aging in the Rock World

  “Hey, we just enjoy it. I think we think we’re getting the hang of this thing, you know?”  – Keith Richards The Rolling Stones Formed in London, England in 1962 by Brian Jones, the original lineup also consisted of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ian Stewart. The Stones very first gig though, (and only that gig)featured Mick Avory on drums who later went on to drum...
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Cozy Mystery Reading

Have you ever wondered what a cozy-mystery is? “Cozies” as fans like to call them are a subgenre of mystery or thriller novels. They are typically light reads in that the sex and violence often portrayed in other detective fiction is really downplayed. In most cases, the detectives themselves aren’t even real officers, but rather educated and intelligent women, who most often live in really small cities or towns. There...
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Kick Clutter to the Curb

I don’t know if it’s the time of year, but as the holidays wind down and the idea of a long winter indoors becomes a reality, I get a bit stir crazy and always tackle my spring cleaning much earlier than the name would suggest. While people are dropping the pounds at the gym, I’m usually found in the back of an old broom closet purging those bits of broken...
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Fred C. Israel

Librarian, Library Director, library planner. Fred C. Israel was born in 1933 in Kitchener, Ontario and attended grade school there. After graduating from high school, Israel studied at St. Jerome College which was affiliated with the University of Ottawa. He received his B.A. from the University of Ottawa in 1957, and then went to the University of Toronto to study Library Science. He worked for a while at the Kitchener...
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Carl Morgan

Journalist, newspaper editor, writer Carl Morgan was born in 1931 in Toronto, Ontario. He married his wife Gloria, whom he met while working in Sudbury, Ontario, in 1952. They had three children and four grandchildren together. The Morgans moved to Windsor, Ontario when Carl got a reporter’s job with the Windsor Star in 1955, and remained in Windsor until their deaths in 2008. Carl never wanted to be a journalist, yet a journalist...
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Rave Reviewed – September

On Wednesday, September 7th we had our first Rave Reviews session of the fall after taking a summer break. Jodie and I had loads of books to bring in, many of them lighter than usual since we’d been enjoying some summer reading. We also started meeting on a new date and time meeting on the first Wednesday of the month at 2 pm. It was so nice to be back and...
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Fun with Pets: finding more with BiblioCommons

A recent library visitor was looking to find more books with ideas for things she could do with and for her pet.  The carousel below provides some examples of books available from our library. Keyword searches within our Bibliocommons catalogue sometimes can overlook related nonfiction items, so it is always good to open the details screen for an individual title and examine the subject headings found in the lower right...
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Scheduled System Maintenance

Due to scheduled system maintenance, access to our Library Catalogue, Online Databases, and Apps may be unavailable from approximately 1:00am-9:00am on Wednesday, July 20th. Public internet access in our libraries may be interrupted on July 20th as well. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
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Playaway – The New Way to Listen to Audiobooks

Do you love listening to audiobooks from your favorite authors? Then check out Windsor Public Library’s brand new collection of Playaways. These nifty little devices are pre-loaded audiobooks that offer an uninterrupted listening experience. Unlike books on CD, you don’t need to switch between multiple discs to experience a whole book. Simply plug in headphones or connect the Playaway to your car stereo to begin listening to your favorite books...
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WPL Teacher Academy starting this week

Calling all teachers or aspiring teachers…our first ever 4-week Teacher Academy is set to begin this Thursday, July 14th from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Central Branch.  Come for the introductory session to learn about what the library can offer teachers and their students, learn how to use our library catalogue to efficiently browse and store materials for units, and take a tour of our Central Branch. Our second week, July 21st,...
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Scheduled System Maintenance

Due to scheduled system maintenance, access to our library catalogue, online databases, and apps will be unavailable from approximately 11:30pm-12:00am on Tuesday, June 28th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
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Government Printer Peeks

Throughout the last half of 2015 and continuing in 2016, civil servants have been busy digitizing old government reports and guides and then providing links to these e-documents in the catalogue of Collections Canada – our national library. In the future, it will be easier for students, researchers and general readers with inquiring minds to connect to and read documents from our history. Some, like Buttermaking on the farm (published 1917) provide...
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Books Turned Movie 2016

Every year there is a list of books that are turned into blockbuster sensations when they hit the theatres. 2016 is a year that will see some of our favourite thrillers, romances, and fantasy novels adapted for the silver screen. Will the Hollywood version blow us away like The Godfather did? Or will we be left desiring more like Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson’s Water for Elephants? We’ve already seen...
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Library Approves New Contract With CUPE Local 2067.1

Library staff, members of CUPE Local 2067.1, have a new employment contract with the Windsor Public Library Board. Members ratified a four-year settlement last week with the WPL Board following suit at a special Board Meeting March 30, 2016. The local represents 62 librarians, clerks, cataloguers, and building operations staff. The contract with CUPE Local 2067 expired December 31, 2015. The contract provides for a 1.25 percent wage increase retroactive to January...
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