Warm up at the library
and help us decorate
cookies. Ages 7 to 12 under 11 with a caregiver.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5400.

Wednesday, January 16, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Forest Glade Library.

Have you read or are you planning to read Michelle Obama’s book BECOMING?

Thursday is her 55th birthday. Join us at Sandwich library for tea, a craft, and a book talk. A variety of other books on Michelle Obama will be available for you to check out and read.

Thursday, January 17, from 10:30 am to 11:45 am, Sandwich Library.


Join us for a hot chocolate
on a cold day and make your very own hot chocolate craft. Ages 10 to 16.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5000.

Thursday, January 17, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Fontainebleau Library

The library is hosting
family friendly films that
will have you laughing until you are warm and cozy. Join us each week for a different movie.

For information call 519-255-65770, Ext. 7700.

Thursday, January 17, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sandwich Library.

Learn the basics of cursive writing by practicing with
easy worksheets and helpful instruction. Let the goal be writing your name. Ages 8 to 16.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 8800.

Saturday, January 19, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Seminole Library.

Calling all Marvel fans!
The library invites all super-heroes to join us in the fight to save the universe, with crafts, trivia, games and more. Dress up as your favourite Avenger and join us!
Ages 5 to 15.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5400

Saturday, January 26, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Central Library.

Windsor Public Library is pleased to offer a new
source of streaming films.

Kanopy at http://windsor.kanopy.com showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.

Finding Information: WPL Databases Versus Google?

Sweating over a term paper? You have to try our online databases! We all love Google, it’s great for a quick search especially for current events and news, personal information needs including shopping and entertainment or for finding locations – I’m a big fan of Google Maps. However, if you have to write a research paper or need verifiable, accurate information you are better off using a library database. At Windsor Public Library many of the documents found in our databases cannot be found by searching Continue Reading...
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This week’s Throwback Thursday picture was taken in 1949, and is looking north along Pelissier Street just north of Wyandotte Street. The building in the centre of the frame is the old YMCA building which was built in 1926 and closed as a “Y” in the early 1990s when a new facility was opened on Victoria Avenue. Today this building has been converted to apartments. The Norton Palmer Hotel building located to the right of the YMCA was one of Windsor premier hotels. Opened in 1927 and Continue Reading...
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This week’s Throwback Thursday picture, taken in the 1970s, is of St. Alphonsus Church and rectory. St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic parish is one of the oldest parishes in Windsor. The current church was opened in 1873 with construction starting in 1870, replacing earlier church that was opened in 1854. The rectory was built in the early 1900s, and was the residence for the local priest. The rectory was demolished around 1994 to make way for the expansion of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel vehicle exit. Today, Canada Customs building stands where Continue Reading...
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Rave Review!

This month’s Rave Reviews were a lot of fun. I was joined by librarian Adam Peltier and we shared some really exciting books. I always love his recommendations and we keep having to check in with each other as we have, on occasion, accidentally selected some of the same books. It was a great session and a lovely group for our last session at the Central library. The current plan is to move the program to Riverside in March and the schedule will be announced shortly. Kate’s Continue Reading...
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Throwback Thursday

How many remember the Steinberg’s grocery store downtown? This weeks Throwback Thursday pic is of the Steinberg’s Grocery store that was located at 200 Chatham Street East. This picture was taken in 1976, showing the now shuttered grocery store which opened February 27, 1967 and was closed on June 22, 1975. The building was demolished in the 1980s to make way for the new provincial court house, after a number of plans to repurpose the building fell through. If you would like to view this photograph Continue Reading...
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