Tag Archives: WPL catalogue

Monday, January 27, is Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of family participation in reading and other literacy-related activities. In 2014, ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging families to take time each day to have “15 Minutes of Fun.” For more information about Family Literacy Day, visit www.FamilyLiteracyDay.ca. You can also check out ABC’s resource Family Literacy Fun: The path to literacy begins at home...
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How to Celebrate the Birthday of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes‘ birth date is widely agreed to be January 6, 1854 (based on the scholarship of Christopher Morley, American journalist, novelist, essayist, poet, and founder, in 1934, of the Baker Street Irregulars-the oldest literary society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes). Perhaps no other fictional character ever created possesses the enduring popularity and seeming immortality of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Indeed, Conan Doyle himself was ultimately unsuccessful in killing...
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WPL adds the eReading Room for Kids to its digital collection

Windsor Public Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection web site experience just for kids called the eReading Room for Kids. The main digital collection, windsor.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe, friendly, and easy browsing experience for children. To access the eReading Room for Kids, visit the Windsor Public Library web site, click on eResources, click on Databases, and under For Kids &...
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See and Be Seen: Winter Driving

After the snowstorm Windsor had December 14, Nancy Cain, of AAA Michigan, told WDET‘s Pat Batcheller that AAA had “lots of calls for help where people actually hadn’t scraped off their front windshield.” You’re surely telling yourself you’d never do anything that dopey, but there are likely many other winter driving precautions for which you may not have thought to prepare. A reminder might be in order, especially in light...
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What I’ll be watching today…

…at some point or other, in no particular order: A Charlie Brown Christmas–1965 (honoured with both an Emmy and Peabody Award), The Little Drummer Boy–1968 (stop motion animated film produced by Rankin/Bass), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!–1966 (in which Boris Karloff, in one of his final roles, narrates and also provides the speaking voice of The Grinch), Frosty the Snowman–1969 (produced for television by Rankin/Bass and featuring the...
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Library Live Children’s Club

Tuesday evenings at Central Library are abuzz with exhilarating sounds of excited children eagerly awaiting another adventure with Janet Brown at her Library Live Children’s Club. Janet Brown, Library Services Representative, pictured below, runs the Library Live Children’s Club at Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch, along with the assistance of several high school student volunteers. According to Ms. Janet (as she is often called), the first club started in 2000...
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Available beginning today at WPL: access to thousands of legal forms!

Windsor Public Library is pleased today to launch a new database for community use: LawDepot! Receive unlimited access to thousands of Canadian legal forms across all categories, including Wills and Powers of Attorney, Rental and Lease, Corporate documents, Landlord and Tenant, Goods & Service related forms, Loans, Debts, IOUs, Marriage and Divorce, Living Arrangements, Partnership and Joint Venture, Human Resources and a variety of other documents such as confidentiality agreements,...
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Windsor Public Library Presents Authors Oppel and Sylvester

BookFest Windsor 2013 takes place November 2 and welcomes more than 25 celebrated authors presenting readings, panel discussions, book signings, and workshops on a variety of genres including novels, biographies, short stories, poetry, graphic novels, and comics. In addition to the program on November 2 at the Capitol Theatre, there are also special BookFest Windsor events at a number of venues including the Central Branch of Windsor Public Library, 850...
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The Secret (September Dream) Garden Booklist

September should bring some relief from heat to gardeners in the Northern Hemisphere but September can also be one of the busiest months in the garden. If you’re beginning the process of putting your garden to bed, after a hard day’s work why not read and dream about some of the latest trends in gardening and landscaping this fall while putting yourself to bed? Some of the current (and not...
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Canadian Favourites

…just a quick list, in honour of Canada Day, of some of my favourite Canadian authors: Timothy Findley, Stephen Leacock, Susan Musgrave, Mordecai Richler, Diane Schoemperlen…and some of my favourite Canadian entertainers: Dan Aykroyd, Samantha Bee, Brent Butt, John Candy, Jim Carrey, Sean Cullen, Dave Foley, Matt Frewer, Phil Hartman, Jason Jones, Eugene Levy, Rich Little, Norm MacDonald, Rick Mercer, Rick Moranis, Mike Myers, Leslie Nielsen, Catherine O’Hara, Christopher Plummer,...
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