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2014: 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 1,174,452 items circulated – of this, 113,735 were in electronic format. It’s easier than ever to check out materials, manage your account online and download electronic resources – now is the perfect time to discover what your public...
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Books becoming movies in 2015

It’s no secret that great books are the foundation for many great movies. The Hunger Games has been enthralling audiences for the past few years in theaters, much as it captured the minds of readers before. With movies about Alan Turing, Hobbits, Maze Runners, a woman who left, and considerably more – 2014 was a good year for movies made from books. 2015 is slated to be just as good (if...
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WPL’s Favourite Reads of the Year

With another year nearing its end, we at WPL have been looking back at the year.  My highlights included a pair of gold medals in hockey, a fun World Cup, and many great books. After having looked at the best of books with a The Best of the 2014 Best Book Lists (available here) we wanted to share OUR favourite reads of the year. It was a difficult choice for many...
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What WPL is Reading in December

December is one of the busiest months of the year for many of us. Between the cooking, shopping, and visiting with friends and family it can be a stressful time. With all that going on, it becomes even more important to take a time out and relax. We at WPL are reading as voraciously as ever, and have found some real gems this month. Below you’ll see what books we...
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P.D. James 1920-2014

The woman once dubbed the “Queen of Crime” has passed away. British mystery and crime novelist Phyllis Dorothy James, best known for her works following the Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died at the age of 94. The Oxford born P.D. James began her writing career during her late 30’s, having published her first novel, Cover Her Face, in 1962. She initially took up writing to support her family...
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Us Conductors By Sean Michaels Wins The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize

This week Montreal-based author Sean Michaels won the illustrious Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel, Us Conductors. First awarded back in 1994, the list of recipients of the Giller Prize reads like a who’s who of Canada’s literary arts; past winners include Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Vincent Lam, and Joseph Boyden. Us Conductors is inspired by the true story of Lev Termen, the Russian scientist, spy, and...
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Transitioning to Chapter Books For Young Readers

Transitional books are ideal for young children whose reading levels have advanced beyond easy-readers, but who are not yet ready for full-length juvenile chapter books. These works usually contain fewer than 100 pages of text, with large typefaces that are easy to read. Click here for a list of books (both fiction and non-fiction) that are perfect for young children looking for something more challenging to read without being too...
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Goodreads Book Club this November!

The results are in! We’ll be reading Half Blood Blues, the award winning novel by Esi Endugyan for the month of November. I’m so excited to read this great new book with all of you and am looking forward to leading exciting discussions through our WPL Goodreads page. Half Blood Blues looks to be a fascinating read. It’s the winner of numerous prestigious awards including the Giller Award and was shortlisted for...
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Bats At The Library

It’s nearly Halloween, a time of year when most people read a book or watch a movie to feel scared by ghosts, ghouls, and monsters. One animal usually associated with this holiday is the mammal chiroptera, commonly known as the bat. This is an unfortunate association as these small creatures are not the scary monsters that old superstitions and horror movies make them out to be. Bats are actually fascinating...
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What WPL is reading: October

Getting into the fall means some cooler days, and with the rain we’ve been having it has been a great time for reading. Below are just some of the things your friends at the Windsor Public Library have been reading.       11/22/63 Rob: 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Available as both a book and audiobook. I should probably confess: I haven’t read a lot of Stephen King. The acclaimed...
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