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Come Join us for Bilingual Story Time

Join us Thursday mornings at 10:30 am for the Family Fun with French program and help get your preschooler ready for school. A typical story time consists of a variety of French and bilingual (English/French) songs with handouts provided and books read aloud in combination of French and English we also bring in some informal vocabulary building exercises. It’s a fun and varied circle time. WPL’s Family Fun with French...
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Celebrate National Aboriginal Day With WPL

June 21 marks National Aboriginal Day in Canada. This day was created to honour the Aboriginal people of Canada. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and issues affecting the Métis, Inuit and First Nations members of our community. Interested in learning more about this important part of our Canadian mosaic? We’ve compiled a list of works available at WPL which focus on the Aboriginal peoples...
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World Refugee Day

June 20 is World Refugee Day. This day was created to honour the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under the threat of persecution, conflict and violence. Help Windsor Public Library celebrate World Refugee Day by learning more about the situation of refugees throughout the world. The following selections are just a few of the many books we house that provide...
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What WPL is reading: Featuring an update on our EBook drive

The Overdrive E-book challenge is on!   We’re into the 3400 range and our goal is in reach. We need your help though. All month you can support your local library by downloading ebooks. We’ve got something for everyone, so start your summer reading a bit early. You can find ebooks here http://windsor.lib.overdrive.com If you’re not sure what to read, check out some of what Windsor Public Library staff have been reading...
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Summertime Reading With E-Books

With summer fast approaching many people are planning for vacations with trips out of the city. Along with the questions “where to go?” and “how long will I stay for?” comes the query, “what will I bring to read?” While it’s great to bring a book along for relaxing on the beach, lazing about camp, or to read while traveling to your destination, there is also the extra heft that...
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Aboriginal Fiction To Celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Week

Join the Windsor Public Library this week in celebrating Aboriginal Awareness Week. Taking place May 20-23, AAW was created to honour the Aboriginal people of Canada and to bring attention to issues affecting the Native and Indigenous members of our community. In commemoration of this event, WPL has been promoting organizations and resources that can provide information on Aboriginal peoples and culture. We have already highlighted organizations in the Windsor-Essex County area that serve the...
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WPL Is A Great Place To Learn About Aboriginal Culture For AAW

Join the Windsor Public Library in celebrating Aboriginal Awareness Week, May 20-23. This week was made to honour the Aboriginal people of Canada and to bring attention to issues affecting the Native and Indigenous members of our community. Interested in learning more about this important part of our Canadian mosaic? Visit your local branch of WPL to browse our collection of books and DVDs dedicated to Canada’s Aboriginal culture and peoples. The following list...
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Celebrate National Youth Arts Week

Join us Thursday, May 1 at 5 pm as we launch a brand new book Our World. This book is made entirely of contributions by newcomer youth in Windsor. The artists and storytellers have a unique perspective on our world, and we are pleased to have been able to put together this compilation of works. There will be author readings, a chance to chat with all the contributors, refreshments, and a...
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Book Sequels That Are Worth The Read

When discussing books it is often claimed that the sequel is never as good as the original. Unlike authors who plan a long running narrative over a series of books, the continuation of an original self-contained story can sometimes feel unnecessary or (at worst) a poor attempt to cash in on the success of the first work. While there certainly are follow-ups that fail to capture the elements which made...
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Graphic Novels (For Those Who Can’t Stand Superhero Stories)

For a lot of people the terms “comic book” and “graphic novel” bring to mind images of over-muscled men in tights fighting super-powered criminals. There is no denying that tight-and-cape tales have been a staple in the comic industry for almost seventy years, but this medium should not be overlooked for its ability to tell complex and innovative adult oriented stories outside of the superhero genre. Windsor Public Library’s extensive graphic...
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