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
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Our Online Book Club is off to a great start this year. For the month of January we have been reading and discussing “The Girls” by Lori Lansens. “The girls, Rose and Ruby, were born joined at the head (craniopagus twins) in a rural community in 1974. Abandoned by their mother, they were adopted by an eccentric nurse who attended their birth. Now almost thirty-years-old, Rose has developed a passion...Read more
Sherlock Holmes‘ birth date is widely agreed to be January 6, 1854 (based on the scholarship of Christopher Morley, American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet, and founder, in 1934, of the Baker Street Irregulars-the oldest literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes). Perhaps no other fictional character ever created possesses the enduring popularity and seeming immortality of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Indeed, Conan Doyle himself was ultimately unsuccessful in killing...Read more
Is your monthly book club doing a number on your bank account? Do you find that every time you need a title from the library for your book group, it’s checked out with a waiting list? Is it your turn to moderate the next meeting and you’re having a tough time choosing a title or finding suitable discussion questions? WPL is here to help you with our Book Club to Go Kits! The...Read more
It’s celebration season at the Windsor Public Library. Crafts are sparkly, programs are jolly, and Holiday materials for the young and old are flying off the shelves faster than Buddy the Elf can throw back a jug of maple syrup. Want to enjoy some festive entertainment, but can’t make it to the library? Fret not my friends – we’ll bring it to you. All you need is a library card...Read more
Where the Wild Things Are, by Author/Illustrator Maurice Sendak, hit bookshelves 50 years ago yesterday and it’s just as hot as it ever was. I cannot remember a time when I didn’t have a copy of this book nearby, probably because the book is just slightly older than I am. It is my all-time favourite children’s book and my bathroom is even completely decorated in Sendak. Sendak won the Caldecott...Read more