Tag Archives: Reading

Come Join us for Bilingual Story Time

Join us Thursday mornings at 10:30 am for the Family Fun with French program and help get your preschooler ready for school. A typical story time consists of a variety of French and bilingual (English/French) songs with handouts provided and books read aloud in combination of French and English we also bring in some informal vocabulary building exercises. It’s a fun and varied circle time. WPL’s Family Fun with French...
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Celebrate National Aboriginal Day With WPL

June 21 marks National Aboriginal Day in Canada. This day was created to honour the Aboriginal people of Canada. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and issues affecting the Métis, Inuit and First Nations members of our community. Interested in learning more about this important part of our Canadian mosaic? We’ve compiled a list of works available at WPL which focus on the Aboriginal peoples...
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Aboriginal Fiction To Celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Week

Join the Windsor Public Library this week in celebrating Aboriginal Awareness Week. Taking place May 20-23, AAW was created to honour the Aboriginal people of Canada and to bring attention to issues affecting the Native and Indigenous members of our community. In commemoration of this event, WPL has been promoting organizations and resources that can provide information on Aboriginal peoples and culture. We have already highlighted organizations in the Windsor-Essex County area that serve the...
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May Goodreads

The results are in from our Goodreads poll and it looks like WPL’s readers enjoy reading young adult (YA) books! 66.7% of respondents let us know that they “sometimes” read YA books with 22.2% reading them “often.” The combined total of 88.9% reading YA titles either sometimes or often is pretty strong. It looks like we love YA! Only 11.1% of readers said they read them “rarely” with no one...
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WPL Is A Great Place To Learn About Aboriginal Culture For AAW

Join the Windsor Public Library in celebrating Aboriginal Awareness Week, May 20-23. This week was made to honour the Aboriginal people of Canada and to bring attention to issues affecting the Native and Indigenous members of our community. Interested in learning more about this important part of our Canadian mosaic? Visit your local branch of WPL to browse our collection of books and DVDs dedicated to Canada’s Aboriginal culture and peoples. The following list...
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Love and Brötchen

The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy was the April read for my NYT Bestsellers resolution (to read a new bestseller each month) and I was not disappointed. Though it started off a little slow for me, I eventually found myself connecting with the characters and excited to read what came next. The novel follows two story lines, modern day Reba (a journalist with some serious commitment issues and a penchant...
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Book Sequels That Are Worth The Read

When discussing books it is often claimed that the sequel is never as good as the original. Unlike authors who plan a long running narrative over a series of books, the continuation of an original self-contained story can sometimes feel unnecessary or (at worst) a poor attempt to cash in on the success of the first work. While there certainly are follow-ups that fail to capture the elements which made...
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Graphic Novels (For Those Who Can’t Stand Superhero Stories)

For a lot of people the terms “comic book” and “graphic novel” bring to mind images of over-muscled men in tights fighting super-powered criminals. There is no denying that tight-and-cape tales have been a staple in the comic industry for almost seventy years, but this medium should not be overlooked for its ability to tell complex and innovative adult oriented stories outside of the superhero genre. Windsor Public Library’s extensive graphic...
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Read a Row

I recently came across a new book being published this May titled “The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading” by Phyllis Rose.  The author embarked on a literary experiment by randomly selecting and reading an entire row of books from the fiction collection of her local library…and then wrote about her literary adventure. What a novel idea (yes, pun fully intended)! I thought I’d give a go...
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Happy Women’s Rights and International Peace Day

Malala Yousafzai has been rocketed to fame by her brave fight for women’s education in Pakistan, where the literacy rate (especially for women) is consistently dropping. Most known for being shot in the head by the Taliban, Malala describes her journey from going to school in her small village to writing a blog about Taliban control in Pakistan to standing up internationally for women’s rights. Together with descriptions of her activism for...
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