A recent opinion piece from the New York Times titled “Really? You’re Not in a Book Club?” explores the book club boom of the last few years. According to the author, James Atlas, it’s pretty safe to assume that most people belong to a book club in some way, shape, or form. Book clubs have been meeting for ages, but they’ve often been associated with living room chats for the...Read more
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Are you a car enthusiast? Auto repair DIYer? Have you recently purchased a new or used car that you would like to learn more about? Do you have a general interest in cars and how they work? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then we’ve got two easy to use databases that are perfect for you: Chilton Library and Auto Repair Reference Center. Both of these databases...Read more
Every reader his or her book. Every book its reader. These are Ranganathan’s Second and Third Laws of Library Science…and concepts that I have always loved. What do these mean? To put it simply – we don’t all have to like the same books. Some of us read for education; some of us read for engagement; some of us read for escape. Me? I read to laugh. I love books...Read more
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
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