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Interlibrary Loan now available for Book Club Kits

Exciting news! Book Club Kits are now available via Interlibrary Loan! If you have been taking advantage of our Book Club Kit collection, you’ll be happy to hear that you now have access to more titles through our Interlibrary Loan service (ILLO). ILLO is a process that we use to borrow print materials that are not part of our collection from other public libraries in Ontario. Please use this form...
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2017: What Were Windsorites Reading?

Whether in traditional book form, on a tablet or via a Smartphone, Windsorites certainly took advantage of the abundance of materials available at Windsor Public Library last year. Circulation figures show that 1,107,228 items circulated – of this, 186,393 were in electronic format. The most popular titles checked out at WPL last year were DVDs with movie connections – The Secret Life of Pets (398 checkouts), closely followed by Jason Bourne (327) and...
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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 5:00 pm-5:30 pm on Friday, November 24th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
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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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