Since 1894, the Windsor Public Library has been a meeting place for people, ideas, learning and culture. Deeply rooted in the community and rapidly evolving with it into the 21st century, WPL remains the familiar, well-trusted public institution that is has been since inception. It continues to be an award-winning innovator on behalf of the community; ensuring residents have innovative and universal access to information. Windsor’s first free library came into existence...Read more
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2014. Is it just me? Or did the tablet, phone, phablet market explode this year? I used to be a gal with a purse for every occasion. I had my work purse, my school purse, my Tiger game purse, my fancy purse, my vacation purse, my running around with little kiddos purse; the list goes on, but I’ll spare you the details. This year I have come to realize that...Read more
Once upon a time, long long ago, in a pre-texting era, a friend of mine called me up and said, “We’re going shopping tonight – I’ll pick you up at 2:30 a.m., OK?” Given that we were actually taking and not texting, I couldn’t just reply with a standard wide-eyed Emoji. Who goes shopping in the middle of the night? Turns out that I had never heard of Black Friday....Read more
In our most recent social media contest, we asked people to describe their ideal library. Here are a few of the entries. Notice any trends? Since we don’t have a coffee shop in the library, we are going to do the next best thing and bring the library to the coffee shop! We’ll be at the Green Bean Café on Ouellette tomorrow night (November 13th) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for Appy Hour....Read more
Remembrance Day is a special day where we remember the sacrifices and contributions from the men and women who have sacrificed so much for us. To me the day always conjures up memories of my grandparents who served in the World Wars. My maternal grandfather was an electrician who helped fix tanks in the Italian campaign. My paternal grandfather served in the Navy with his brother. So many of us...Read more
October is Canadian Library Month, and from the 19th to the 25th libraries in Ontario are celebrating Ontario Public Library Week. This year’s theme is Libraries Inspire, and throughout the month library lovers from across Canada have logged into librarymonth.ca to share personal accounts of how libraries and librarians have helped shape their lives. We have a lot to celebrate… Over 97% of Canadians live in communities that are served...Read more