Tag Archives: Reading

Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Upgrading

Do you need to upgrade your skills to find a job or get better at the job you have? Have you been out of school for a while and want to brush up on reading, writing, math or digital technology? Do you have a hard time filling out forms, or helping your kids with their homework? The Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program helps adults in Ontario to develop...
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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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