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Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

Every year dozens of books are adapted into big budget movies. This year has already seen the release of many big screen adaptations, among them films based on Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Joyce Maynard’s Labor Day, and John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. The number of books-to-films being released leads fans of both mediums to consider whether to read or watch first. Personally, I enjoy reading the book first: it...
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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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Eleanor and Park

Eleanor is a chubby, redheaded misfit who has trouble both at school and home. Park is a Korean American kid trying to keep low on the high school radar. Forced to sit together on the schoolbus, their unlikely relationship is riddled with confusion, lust and a strength of passion with which only the young can feel. I was so excited about this book that I borrowed both the physical book...
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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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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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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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Help WPL Celebrate The Anniversaries Of Great Books

Anniversaries mark a time for celebration, so what better way to celebrate the anniversary of a piece of literature than by cracking it open and giving it a read? 2014 is a milestone year for a number of books and WPL is encouraging you to help us celebrate by reading some of these classic titles!   Turning twenty-five is Amy Tan’s best selling novel The Joy Luck Club. This popular title, which has been adapted...
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