Tag Archives: Reading

Blind Date with a Book

This February Central Branch welcomes all children (and anyone who loves a good children’s book) to participate in a Blind Date with a Book. Near the Children’s Desk at Central you’ll find a variety of books wrapped in paper. Each book containes words and pictures that provide a hint as to what the book is about. There is fiction, nonfiction, and French books of all reading levels included! Come in and...
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Launch of new book by author Fartumo Kusow on December 4

Fartumo Kusow, a Windsor high school English teacher, will mark the launch of her new novel Tale of a Boon’s Wife with a talk at the Windsor Public Library, Central Branch (850 Ouellette Ave), on Monday December 4th from 6:30-8:00pm. Community Living Room, 1st Floor. Kusow fled Somalia just as its years-long civil war was starting. She made her way to Canada, settling in Windsor where she earned an Honours Degree in English...
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Fantasy and Science Fiction Reads to Inspire

Science fiction and fantasy have always been near and dear to my heart. While most people I knew growing up veered towards the R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike horror novel phenomenon (and let’s be honest, I enjoyed those too), I was perfectly happy reading J. R. R. Tolkien or Robert Jordan. You see, when I was a child I thought book size equaled maturity level, and there weren’t many books...
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Season’s Readings!

It’s obvious this year, I’m really excited for the holidays! I love the decorations, the music, the food, the extra time to spend with loved ones. I always love the decorations we put up at WPL and this year I was excited to make my own contribution…I get to combine a few of my favourite things making a holiday display out of books! It’s something I’ve wanted to do ever...
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What WPL is Reading in November

With November nearly at its end and Black Friday, American Thanksgiving, and Christimas coming up it’s a busy time for many. Of course, with the weather (perhaps finally) turning colder it’s a great time to curl up with a good book. As always, the folks at WPL have been busy reading some excellent works. Here’s just some of what we enjoyed best this month.   Rob: Lost Detroit: Stories Behind...
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Reading Ranger Kara Came To Central Library Today

Windsor Public Library, CEO Kitty Pope greeted the audience then introduced MPP, LISA GRETZKY who shared her love of reading and books. RANGER KARA read two books with the children then stayed to sign autographs and meet with the children and their families. Fun was had by all. HAPPY READING.    ...
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Celebrate All Hallows Read With WPL

Author Neil Gaiman is promoting a novel idea*, giving away scary books for Halloween, and at WPL we’re here to help. We have nearly 100 titles by Gaiman; wonderful horror books for adults, teens, and children; books about Halloween including some great crafts; ghost stories; paranormal romance novels; and all kinds of other wonderful books, movies, and games. This could also be a great time to explore classic horror like the works of Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, or Edgar Allan Poe. There really is something...
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What WPL is Reading – October

Fall is definitely here. The leaves are turning beautiful colours, and I’m fairly certain there was frost on the ground this week. While memories of summer weather begin to fade, it’s nonetheless a wonderful time of year. We just had Thanksgiving, and Halloween is coming up very quick. There is a lot going on at WPL, so it is a fun time for us. With a massive book sale coming and...
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R.I.P. Jackie Collins

Prolific fiction writer Jackie Collins died of breast cancer this month at the age of 77. Collins was known for her steamy novels was considered the reigning queen of the Hollywood romance novel. Collins was aware of her reputation and, in a 2007 interview with the Times said she “never pretended to be a literary writer.” Her final novel, The Santangelos, was published in 2015 and appears to be up to Collins’ usual standards. Reviews suggested that...
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