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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Black Moss Press is a literary press based in Windsor. It was founded in 1969 by local author, poet, journalist, and professor Marty Gervais. Since its inauguration, Black Moss Press has published more than 400 first edition books and has published the debut works of more than 100 new authors. Black Moss Press has published the works of such esteemed authors as Paul Vasey, Mary Ann Mulhern, Eugene McNamara, B.P....Read more
On Sunday, November 22 starting at 9 am, there will be a major upgrade to our Information Technology infrastructure. Access to the WPL online catalogue and customer accounts will be unavailable, although access to the website will not be impacted. We anticipate theses services to be available at 12:30 pm. If there is a change to this timeline, we will update this notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....Read more
Just like every January I look forward to the announcement of the nominations for the Academy Awards, every fall I anticipate the release of the finalists for the many prestigious book awards. The three that I most look forward to are: Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Scotiabank Giller Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first started in 1969, is given to the...Read more
Inspired by the positive feedback we’ve been getting to our “What’s Cooking at WPL” features, we’ve decided to try something similar with our craft and DIY collections! We’ve invited staff to submit photos of projects they’ve completed using materials from our shelves. The books in our craft, decorating and DIY collections are among the most heavily used in the system. It seems that many of you turn to your public...Read more
Happy Birthday Mr. Munsch! 70 years for the prolific writer, which for us has meant an amazing catalogue of fantastic stories. Having grown up with his books, it’s astounding to look back at his career and take in the sheer number of works he has produced. To help celebrate the momentous occasion, I thought I would share my top 5 books by the legendary Robert Munsch. So here you are, my...Read more