Tag Archives: Hoopla

Submit a selfie – #ilovemywpl

We want to see how the public is using our services and materials! Windsor Public Library is now carrying a wide variety of physical and digital materials, and we want to see what unique ways you are using them. Hoopla is the one stop-shop for all things digital. Audiobooks, television shows, comics, music, it really has it all! Do you love to browse while you are waiting for an appointment,...
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New Year, New Hobby

Winter is upon us and sitting indoors every day can take its toll on even the coziest of readers. While most people complain about the weather, I look at it as a chance to channel some free time into learning a new hobby. As always, the best place to start is the Windsor Public Library, as all information and programs are free. It really gives you a good chance to...
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DC Comics’ Rebirth

We are excited to announce the addition of DC Comics’ “Rebirth” to our hoopla digital offering! As a patron of the Windsor Public Library, you now have immediate access to the entire “DC Universe: Rebirth Deluxe Edition,” a 96 Page Collectors’ version that features extensive bonus material not available on any other library digital media platform! Experience this one-shot DC “teaser” on your new mobile device this holiday season!Prepare yourself...
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Secret Path now available on Hoopla!

The Secret Path, written by Gord Downie and illustrated by local author Jeff Lemire, is a special multi-media project dedicated towards telling the story of Chanie Wenjack. Chanie Wenjack was an indigenous Anishinaabe boy who died while running away from a residential school, hoping to reach his family 600 kilometres away. The project consists of a solo album, a graphic novel and an animated film. This is Canada’s story; every...
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Comics & eBooks now available on Hoopla

We’re happy to let you know that Comics and eBooks are now available on Hoopla! From Ghostbusters and Garfield, to Sons of Anarchy and Dr. Who, we’ve got illustrated entertainment for comic lovers of all ages. If you’re not familiar with Hoopla, here’s a quick summary: *Audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music (full albums), eBooks, and comics for all ages. *You can borrow 20 items/month. *What you see is what you get; every...
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A bit o’ Erin, for your ears

If you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, click on over to HOOPLA on our website to listen to the featured collection of Celtic Music.  Or if you search the music section for “Irish” or “Ireland” you can readily discover over 100 sound recordings by current and past artists.  You can hear traditional ballads, anthems and songs as well as tin whistle and fiddle compositions, dance music, and legends and folk...
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Watch Disney With WPL

Fantastic news! We’ve added tons of new Disney films to our Hoopla collection. From The Sword in the Stone and Air Bud to Ghosts of the Abyss and Aliens of the Deep, you can stream great movies from home – for free – through Hoopla. Be in the Know about Hoopla: * Hoopla has music, movies, television shows AND audiobooks! *You can borrow 20 Hoopla titles each month * Titles automatically check out...
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Disney Movies Arrive at Windsor Public Library

Windsor Public Library customers now have access to 100 popular Walt Disney movies which can be streamed to smart phones, tablets and computers.  Thanks to a new content licensing agreement between The Walk Disney Studios and hoopla digital, public libraries across North America can now provide online and mobile access to all of the most popular Disney titles. Hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries to...
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Goodbye February!

So February is finally behind us (and has set a record as being Windsor’s worst February EVER). And I’ve gotten through four books on my to-read list! Check out my reviews below and don’t forget that no matter how cold it is outside, a hot cup of tea or coffee and a good book will keep you warm and entertained. Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg (Funny) I recently...
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2014: eResource Year in Review

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...
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De-Stressing with WPL’s Electronic Collections

How do you like to unwind? Browse a magazine / Get lost in a good story / Listen to music / Watch a movie? At different times throughout the year, our librarians participate in public events where we promote library materials and services. During two recent afternoons, we were at the Leddy Library at the University of Windsor.  It is exam time at the university and their library workers are...
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HOOPLA UPDATE…it’s music to our ears!

You’ve been hearing us promote our Hoopla video downloading service for a while. Well, things have just gotten even more exciting in Hoopla-land. In addition to movies and TV shows, you can now download music and audiobooks through the same easy-to-use Hoopla interface! The Hoopla music catalogue is very impressive with over 100,000 albums in a variety of genres available for you to check out. This collection is growing daily as...
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Music & Audiobooks now Available on Hoopla

Hoopla, Hoopla, HOOPLA! This word has been in my vocabulary for about a year now, and it’s just as much fun every time I say it.  With our Hoopla-versary just around the corner, let’s look back and reflect on all of the reasons why we love this eResource so dearly. –Every title is available right away. No waiting. No holds. Ever. –It’s available anytime, anywhere.  I have used Hoopla on...
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How to Celebrate the Birthday of Sherlock Holmes

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...
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2013: E-Resources Year in Review

Our E-collection continued to get bigger and better in the year 2013.  We added two new resources: Hoopla Digital and Law Depot – and have continued to add new titles to our already popular E-Book and E-Audiobook collections.  With so many quality tablets, eReaders, and Smartphones hitting the market, it’s no wonder that we saw a 26% increase in downloads this year.  What’s so great about using the digital library?...
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Instant Access to Holiday Movies and Television on hoopla digital

To find WPL’s hoopla digital collection of TV shows and movies, visit www.windsorpubliclibrary.com, click on eResources, click on Databases, and under For Everybody, you will find hoopla digital. (Make sure you have your WPL library card and PIN number handy. Click here for more information on using hoopla digital.) Once there, Windsor Public Library cardholders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or...
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Online Access to Holiday Classics

It’s celebration season at the Windsor Public Library. Crafts are sparkly, programs are jolly, and Holiday materials for the young and old are flying off the shelves faster than Buddy the Elf can throw back a jug of maple syrup. Want to enjoy some festive entertainment, but can’t make it to the library? Fret not my friends – we’ll bring it to you. All you need is a library card...
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Even more hoopla digital!

In response to customer demand, Windsor Public Library has increased the monthly limit of titles that can be borrowed via hoopla digital. To find WPL’s hoopla digital collection of TV shows and movies, visit www.windsorpubliclibrary.com, click on eResources, click on Databases, and under For Everybody, you will find hoopla digital. (Make sure you have your WPL library card and PIN number handy. Click here for more information on using hoopla...
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hoopla digital back online

Update, 4:54 pm, October 16 hoopla digital is once again working. If you tried to use it earlier and were unsuccessful, please try again now. Thank you for your patience. The hoopla digital app is available in the Apple store or as an Android app. 1:32 pm, October 16 HOOPLA DIGITAL TEMPORARILY INACCESSIBLE hoopla digital is temporarily inaccessible due to firewall issues. If you already have an account, this should...
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