Tag Archives: Community

ARA on Community Art Wall

December’s exhibit features paintings from a variety of artists belonging to Windsor’s Association of Representational Artists (ARA). This local group of artists participates in local art shows and events and also hosts member workshops and demonstrations in and around the Windsor area. The ARA was formed in 1978 by a group of Windsor and area artists who shared a desire work and grow together in support of the art community....
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Walkerville Artists’ Co-Op

WPL is pleased to exhibit the work from the Walkerville Artists’ Co-op (WAC) this month on our Community Art Wall at the Central Branch. The WAC is an art gallery, showcasing more than 35 artists, artisans and authors in Windsor, Ontario Canada. The gallery is run by its members as a true co-operative, and is now a not-for-profit organization. WAC runs many different types of programs for youth and for...
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Local Artist, Cindy Shafer, adorns Community Art Wall

Cindy Shafer, mother of four, born and raised in Amherstburg, Ontario,  is a self-taught artist who has worked in pen and ink, pastel, charcoal, marker, scroll saw, henna and digital art. Her exhibit is a welcome addition to our Community Art Wall and can be viewed during the whole month of September, 2016 at the Central branch. In 2013, at the age of fifty-four, Cindy decided to teach herself to paint with acrylics....
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Windsor Public Library Working Toward Community Wellness

Windsor Public Library was proud to host the launch of Fred Groves’ latest book, Homeless Not Hopeless: Windsor’s Untold Story this week.  Groves researched the homeless situation in Windsor and Essex County, interviewing people affected by homelessness in different ways.  The book talks about those needing the help, those who provide the help to them, and offers a list of resources available. 100% of the proceeds from the book will...
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Little Free Libraries

September 8th is International Literacy Day, and one year ago to this day Windsor Public Library, together with several community partners launched our first round of Little Free Libraries around the community. This initiative was such a success that WPL together with Rotary Club of Windsor 1918 and the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, decided to launch another set of 15 libraries. With the support of those groups as well as...
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Happy Birthday Little Free Library!

This Saturday marks the third anniversary of Little Free Library as a non-profit organization. In honour of this celebration Little Free Library is asking that people donate books to their local LFL. And, if you do so, you might as well have some fun! Take a picture of yourself dropping off books in the libraries and post it with #givebooks on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for your chance to win...
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GUEST BLOGGER Beatrice Fantoni on FOOD

Windsor Public Library is thrilled to launch its Guest Blogger program. Once a month we’ll invite someone from our community with a particular interest or expertise to share their three favourite items on that topic from WPL’s collection. We’re also getting kind of nosy and asking them what other reading materials are on their nightstand! This is a fun way to see how others in our community are using WPL’s...
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Community gardeners come in out droves despite the chill

Over 50 people interested in learning more about local community gardens ventured out in the frosty temperatures last night to visit the Central Library for a documentary screening and information session. It’s tough to imagine with the snow heaped around us but for gardeners this is certainly the time to start planning!  The documentary, titled “A Community of Gardeners”, presented a history of the community garden movement in the US...
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Calling all hobbyists!

Do you have a hobby you love? Would you like to share your hobby with others? Are you available on Saturday January 17, from 2-4 pm? If so, you might like to participate as a presenter in our Happenin’ Hobby Open House at Central Library, in celebration of National Hobby Month. You won’t have to give a speech, but you will have to answer questions from interested people and be...
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You + Me Sculpture Project Coming to Central!

The You+Me Sculpture project is coming to WPL! local artist Laura Shintani is here working on an exciting project and needs your help! Come and be a be part of Windsor’s history by sharing your thumb print. She’ll be at the Central Branch (850 Ouellette Ave) TODAY, February 27th, 2014 from 4-6pm and on Saturday, March 1st from 2-4pm. To learn more about this project visit Laura’s facebook page at:...
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