Tag Archives: Reading

Humour, Crafts, and Travelling the Galaxy

So January is done and I’ve got my first 4 books read (or mostly read). My favourite this month is definitely Man at the Helm. Stibbe’s humour is both insightful and fun.  Looking forward to next months reading! Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe was amazing! I had the chance to read this humorous book through our Interlibrary Loan Service, and I’m glad I did! Man at the Helm was...
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2014: What Were Windsorites Reading?

Whether in traditional book form, on a tablet or via a Smartphone, Windsorites certainly took advantage of the abundance of materials available at Windsor Public Library last year. Circulation figures show that 1,174,452 items circulated – of this, 113,735 were in electronic format. It’s easier than ever to check out materials, manage your account online and download electronic resources – now is the perfect time to discover what your public...
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Happy New Year!

Ah January. We’re past the holiday craze and into the beginning of a new year; a time of renewal and resolutions. Unfortunately, I can’t believe how many times I’ve set up a resolution only to fail dismally almost immediately. Last year was the first time I actually followed through on a resolution. Because… it was a reading resolution! One that made me smile, learn, laugh and expand my horizons. This...
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I Love Amy Poehler

I love Amy Poehler. Every since seeing her in Baby Mama and then later in Parks and Recreation, I’ve been thoroughly entertained and impressed by her comedic energy. I was so excited when I learned that she had an autobiography coming out that I put my name on the holds list immediately. I knew I wanted to read more about her after learning of her work with Smart Girls at the...
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Us Conductors By Sean Michaels Wins The 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize

This week Montreal-based author Sean Michaels won the illustrious Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel, Us Conductors. First awarded back in 1994, the list of recipients of the Giller Prize reads like a who’s who of Canada’s literary arts; past winners include Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Vincent Lam, and Joseph Boyden. Us Conductors is inspired by the true story of Lev Termen, the Russian scientist, spy, and...
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Goodreads Book Club this November!

The results are in! We’ll be reading Half Blood Blues, the award winning novel by Esi Endugyan for the month of November. I’m so excited to read this great new book with all of you and am looking forward to leading exciting discussions through our WPL Goodreads page. Half Blood Blues looks to be a fascinating read. It’s the winner of numerous prestigious awards including the Giller Award and was shortlisted for...
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What WPL is reading: October

Getting into the fall means some cooler days, and with the rain we’ve been having it has been a great time for reading. Below are just some of the things your friends at the Windsor Public Library have been reading.       11/22/63 Rob: 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Available as both a book and audiobook. I should probably confess: I haven’t read a lot of Stephen King. The acclaimed...
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Musicians Turned Authors

Two weeks ago we celebrated the eightieth birthday of Leonard Cohen, the acclaimed Canadian author and musician. Cohen is one of those exceptional artists who produces amazing work in both the fields of literature and music. His novel Beautiful Losers is considered a classic work of Canadian fiction, while his volumes of poetry are also greatly acclaimed by critics and readers alike. Cohen is not alone in his multifaceted talents, but belongs...
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NOVELIST…a gold mine for fiction readers

I’d wager that most library staff (myself included) look forward to patrons asking them a version of the following question: “Read anything good lately?” That’s usually an easy one! More difficult are the questions dealing with authors or genres that we’re not familiar with or perhaps have never even heard of. “You want a viking time-travel mystery novel?”  Hmmmm, give me a sec to think about it. That’s when we...
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What WPL is reading in September (And Happy #Ebook Day)

While the summer is over and the kids are back in school, there’s still time to read.  (Actually, because the kids are back in school there might be more time to read…)  We at WPL have been found some good books this month, and as always are happy to share our favourite authors and titles. Also, a happy EBOOK day to everyone.  While not yet an official holiday, perhaps it’s...
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