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It’s not about Exercise

On Saturday, October 14, local writer Marty Gervais presented a slide show at the Central Branch to promote his recently released nonfiction book, FIVE DAYS WALKING FIVE TOWNS: TOURING WINDSOR’S PAST. If you were unable to attend, there will be additional dates after October 23 to hear the author and purchase copies of his book.  More information can be found on the Biblioasis events page....
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Border Cities Powerhouse: The Rise of Windsor, 1900 to 1945

One hundred years ago, the border communities of Ford City, Walkerville, Windsor and Sandwich were hopping. Population boomed. Electrification, internal combustion engines, and new manufacturing methods created new and more jobs. The flow of goods through the Great Lakes and rolling on the railroads helped this area become a transportation hub. Even army recruits, mobilizing for World War I, contributed to the bustle. You can learn more about the beginning of...
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Border City Charm – Windsor in Pictures

  Calling all Amateur Photographers! Celebrate Windsor’s 125th Birthday with the WPL   1892 – 2017 We invite you to capture our “Border City Charm” and share your images with us. To mark our great city’s 125th birthday, we would love to showcase Windsor’s inspiring people, interesting landmarks and the places Windsorites most enjoy. Take your inspiration from our city’s rich history, our multicultural DNA or whatever you think makes Windsor unique! Photos will...
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Flood of 2016

UPDATE:  The City of Windsor just this week (October 26) posted updated information concerning financial assistance to Windsorites whose basements were flooded at the end of September.  Green Shield along with Family Service Windsor-Essex  is making the program possible. The torrential rains of September 28, 29, 30 in our area made headlines, not only in the WINDSOR STAR (Rainstorm, flooding in Windsor, Ont. Area damaged more than 1,700 homes  ; ...
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Pokémon Go at Your Library

Twenty years into their existence, Pokémon might just be at the height of popularity. With the tremendous success of Pokémon GO, we’ve been getting a number of questions about what the game is, how to play it, and of course – “what is a Pokémon?” Long a popular series of television shows, books, movies, and video games, it has reached new heights with its new augmented reality game available on your smart...
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Little Free Libraries

September 8th is International Literacy Day, and one year ago to this day Windsor Public Library, together with several community partners launched our first round of Little Free Libraries around the community. This initiative was such a success that WPL together with Rotary Club of Windsor 1918 and the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, decided to launch another set of 15 libraries. With the support of those groups as well as...
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Happy Birthday Little Free Library!

This Saturday marks the third anniversary of Little Free Library as a non-profit organization. In honour of this celebration Little Free Library is asking that people donate books to their local LFL. And, if you do so, you might as well have some fun! Take a picture of yourself dropping off books in the libraries and post it with #givebooks on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for your chance to win...
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United Way Engaging in Biggest Community Conversation Ever

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County is asking residents to choose the most important community priorities. On February 27 is launching the TOGETHER WE DREAM online survey. All residents of Windsor and Essex County are encouraged to let their voice be heard. (www.togetherwedream.ca) In 2009, United Way engaged over 3,000 people from a broad cross section of the community. So far this time we have spoken to almost 750 people about their aspirations for the...
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