Vermicomposting uses
earthworms to turn organic wastes into very high quality compost.

Learn how the waste we generate in our homes can be composted and kept out of our landfills and why this method of composting our organic waste can be done even in cold climates. This program is part our Gardening Workshop Series.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 4434.

Wednesday, July 18, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Central Library.

Racing driver/car builder/
crew chief Larry LaMay, will be discussing his new book, “60 Years of Auto Racing.”

He will discuss his younger years of racing in Canada and the U.S. including Checker Flag Raceway in Windsor, to his years working in the NASCAR racing series.

For more information call 519-255-6770 ext. 6611.

Saturday, July 21, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Chisholm Library.

 

 

60 YEARS RACING – BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE

If you’re a ‘car nut’ or ‘gear head’, plan on being at Chisholm Branch Saturday, July 21. Larry Lemay, racing driver, car builder and crew chief will be present to discuss his 60 years in the racing business.  He will cover his years of racing in Canada and the USA – particularly his experiences at the Checker Flag Raceway in Windsor. WHO:  Larry Lemay WHAT: 60 Years of Racing – both sides of the fence WHERE:  Chisholm Branch, 1075 Ypres Avenue WHEN: Saturday, July 21 – 2-4 Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

The ferry Essex is this week’s Throwback Thursday photograph taken in the 1870s. The ferry Essex was one of many ferries that crossed the Detroit River on its run between Windsor and Detroit. Owned by the brothers George and Henry Jenking, the Essex was launched in 1859 as a passenger carrying ferry. The fare at the time was $0.10 to travel between Windsor and Detroit. Eventually the ferry was moved from the Detroit – Windsor run to the Detroit – Walkerville service where it ran for Continue Reading...
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TELL US WHERE TO GO

The Central Branch of Windsor Public Library is moving. We will be moving out of 850 Ouellette into our temporary home in the new City Hall building by June 2019 and are now focusing all of our energies on finding a permanent home. We appreciate all of the feedback you have provided and are committed to staying in the downtown area. A number of locations are being considered. They include: lands to the west of Adventure Bay Family Water Park; an area in the vicinity of Continue Reading...
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Can you solve this mystery?

Wasn’t it great news to learn the contest to find all the clues contained in a book about the War of 1812 by Dennis White has finally been solved!  Now the Windsor Public Library has its own mystery we hope the public can unravel. Recently our Local History section received as a donation a century-old artifact.  Discovered in an antique dealers’ collection, the plaque shown at the left features symbols of agriculture and an inscription that reads: “Presented by the/ Royal Bank of Canada/ Windsor Ont. Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday pic is of the British American Hotel located at the corner of Sandwich (today Riverside Dr.) and Ouellette Avenue. This hotel was build after the 1871 fire that destroyed most of downtown Windsor. Originally called the Hirons House the name was changed to British American Hotel in the 1920s. The hotel was popular with Americans coming off the ferry boats and travellers arriving by train as the hotel was within walking distance of both terminals. The hotel was closed by 1969 and Continue Reading...
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