Explore the different
robotics, electronics and tech
toys and tools in the Tech Hub every Tuesday. All ages are welcome, under 12 must be accompanied in the room by a caregiver.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 4439

Tuesday, January 16, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Central Library.

Drop in to the library
Tuesday nights for our brand
new adult board game night!
Choose from a variety of classic and brand new games which we will continue to expand for your gaming enjoyment!

Bring a friend or join others for a fun night of games. For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 4434.

Tuesdays, starting January 9, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Central Library, Young Adult Area.

Join us to engage in lively conversations over
refreshments. This fun event is intended for adults and seniors who are looking to socialize and make new friends.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5400.

Friday, January 19, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Forest Glade Library

Learn How – To Get a Great Night’s Sleep at ‘Sleep 101’ Workshop

Most of us can probably recall at least a few nights in the past month or two where, even though we were exhausted, we just couldn’t seem to stop tossing and turning in order to get a full night of peaceful, quality sleep. Despite the fact that a good night’s sleep is an essential part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, it’s something that doesn’t necessarily come naturally to everyone. Well, do we have good news for those of you fit the description above! We’re excited to Continue Reading...
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WPL Welcomes New Subscription Service

Windsor Public Library has recently introduced a new service to help customers maximize their reading experience. LIBRARY AWARE is a free subscription service, available though the WPL web site, which generates personalized reading lists, newsletters and other forms of communication – all geared to individual customer choice. By selecting preferred reading genres, customers can receive reading recommendations, newsletters and other promotional material via email, directly to their homes. Customers have the option to select from 15 newsletters, each focused on a genre or topic.  They include Continue Reading...
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July’s Featured Artist

For the month of July, the Art Wall at the Central Branch will be featuring the art of  Nuong T. Benoit. Nuong studied traditional art in VietNam from 1976-1980 as well as the art of hair dressing which she practices to this day, along with cosmetology and nail art. In Saigon she opened a studio along with her hair salon where her creations were sought by many. After escaping by boat she wound up in a refugee camp in Indonesia (Galang Island), where she became a very Continue Reading...
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Fantasy and Science Fiction Reads to Inspire

Science fiction and fantasy have always been near and dear to my heart. While most people I knew growing up veered towards the R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike horror novel phenomenon (and let’s be honest, I enjoyed those too), I was perfectly happy reading J. R. R. Tolkien or Robert Jordan. You see, when I was a child I thought book size equaled maturity level, and there weren’t many books bigger than that of science fiction and fantasy. Even when I didn’t quite grasp what was Continue Reading...
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Zinio Digital Magazines: Scheduled Maintenance

From Monday evening (June 26th) through Tuesday morning (June 27th) the Zinio for Libraries website and App will be temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Stay tuned for announcements regarding our transition from the Zinio for Libraries App to the new RB Digital Magazines App....
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Learn About Essential Oils at ‘Introduction to Essential Oils’ Workshop

It seems like everywhere you go these days you hear someone talking about using essential oils for a whole host of purposes from cleaning your home to creating a calm environment to soothing your aching head. If you’ve ever wondered if essential oils are right for you or how to get started, then we the perfect program for you! Our July, ‘How-To’ Workshop introduces you to the basics of essential oils. You’re invited to join Kristine Atkinson of Natural Origins Inc., as she shares her knowledge of Continue Reading...
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Windsorite adds to Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

Windsor Public Library is very proud that one of patrons has had her work included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of Canada. Durre Jabeen is a frequent visitor to the library, attending events like the Writers’ Group, colouring group and the Conversation Circle, which was the subject of her story. Durre has been coming to the WPL Writers’ Group since it began in 2012, and has self-published books through the Self-Publishing service.  This was her first attempt at non-fiction writing, and her story and Continue Reading...
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Library Named For Automotive Entrepreneur Bill Chisholm

In partnership with Rose City Ford Sales Limited, the Windsor Public Library Board is happy to announce that the new library located at the Optimist Community Centre will be named the W.F. CHISHOLM BRANCH. City Council and the Windsor Public Library Board have both approved bestowing the honour on Mr. Chisholm, a well-respected local automotive executive and founder of Rose City Ford Sales Limited. Windsor Public Library CEO Kitty Pope considers the naming of the new branch a truly fitting tribute to Bill. “He has worked tirelessly Continue Reading...
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Tis the Season to Binge on TV shows

I talk a lot about summer reading but, I must confess, while I’m just finished devouring the non-fiction title, The Radium Girls,* I’m also pretty heavily into binge watching season. So many of my favourite shows have just released seasons on Netflix and I’m midway through Orange is the New Black as well as The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.** I’m loving them. But, as I’ve mentioned previously, you don’t need a Netflix account to enjoy some great summer viewing, you just need a library card! As we recover from the first intense heat Continue Reading...
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All About 1867: Canada’s Great Lakes Ships and Shipwrecks

There is something mysterious and thrilling about the underwater world.  Our own inland seas contain the remains of naval ships sunk in battle and commercial vessels lost to the forces of a storm, foundered on rocks, or destroyed at their moorings. Marine historians Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg have researched, explored, and photographed many Great Lakes shipwrecks.  To commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday they have new videos to show and tales to tell, including: – which is the most visited shipwreck in the Great Lakes, – a Continue Reading...
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