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

Summer Programs Launch at Seminole Branch

Windsor Public Library again has a fantastic program of summer activities planned for area children, all in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and all free of charge. Representatives from the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library  gathered at Seminole Branch with local school children to experience some of the latest technology from the WPL Tech Hub and hear about the exciting events offered this July and August. “Windsor Public Library connects you and your family to reading resources, programs and the latest technology,” said Mayor Continue Reading...
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Local Author Launches New History Book

A good assortment of history buffs, curious library visitors, supporters and admirers of writer Patrick Brode, attended last night’s launch of BORDER CITIES POWERHOUSE: THE RISE OF WINDSOR, 1900-1945.  Although this nonfiction book focuses on developments in this area during the first half of the twentieth century, Mr. Brode argued the changes that occured in our city reflected Canada’s metamorphosis as a whole as it transitioned from a country of rural and small town communities to an urban, industrial and broad-based economy.  But more than just Continue Reading...
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The Buzzed Bee: Canada 150 Edition

Since the summer of 2016, Windsor Public Library has been hosting a special type of spelling bee: the Buzzed Bee. Taking place at Phog Lounge (157 University Ave West), this fun-filled spelling bee gives adults an opportunity to relive their grade-school glory days, and show off their spelling prowess. The next round of the Buzzed Bee will take place on June 15th. This time around, we’ll be honouring Canada’s 150th with patriotic and Canadian themed words. As always, the winner will take home bragging right and tens Continue Reading...
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Border Cities Powerhouse: The Rise of Windsor, 1900 to 1945

One hundred years ago, the border communities of Ford City, Walkerville, Windsor and Sandwich were hopping. Population boomed. Electrification, internal combustion engines, and new manufacturing methods created new and more jobs. The flow of goods through the Great Lakes and rolling on the railroads helped this area become a transportation hub. Even army recruits, mobilizing for World War I, contributed to the bustle. You can learn more about the beginning of the 20th century and the years following at a book launch to be held at the Continue Reading...
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Jonathan Pinto To Visit Windsor Public Library

Local CBC Radio Windsor Morning “resident foodie” JONATHAN PINTO will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The 2 pm appearance is the fourth in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. He will be talking about his pursuit of flavour and good food in the Windsor area. Hailing from Peterborough, Ontario, Pinto admits to a passion for food, urban policy and public radio. Last year he published his first book, THE BEST OF WINDSOR Continue Reading...
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From Reluctant to Ravenous: Get Your Child Reading this Summer

So, it’s almost summer vacation, and that can only mean one thing…reading! No, just me? I have fond memories of starting my summer vacation with a novel. For me, the end of school meant reacquainting myself with the joy of reading for pleasure. When I was an undergrad, that meant staying up all night reading Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace, when I was 9 it meant reading as many Archie Comics and Baby-Sitters Club (the cool kids called it BSC)* books as I could. Before 9, summer reading felt like a chore. I Continue Reading...
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Don’t forget about Axis 360 for eBooks & eAudiobooks!

T’is the season for beaches, baseball, barbecues, and SUMMER READING! Library customers are eagerly loading up their tablets, eReaders, and smart phones with books from our digital collection.  I have spoken to many “digital” library enthusiasts over the last few weeks, and one line I keep hearing over and over is “I forgot about Axis 360!” For many eBook lovers, Overdrive is their go-to site for digital content; this is understandable – it was our first eBook App, and for a while, it was our only eBook Continue Reading...
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Community Art Wall, June 2017

For the month of June the Community Art Wall at the Central Branch will be displaying the watercolour paintings of local artist, Denise Forsythe. “I always said that when my kids grew up and left home I wanted to learn how to watercolour paint. I started taking the odd class at the Optimist Community Center  3 years ago with Jen, our teacher.  I believed that I didn’t know how to draw but with much practice and patience, I was able to display my art here today.” Continue Reading...
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Seed Library Launch Recap & Upside Down Tomato Planters

Thanks to everyone who came out to help us launch our seed library at our Central branch. We had a great time with some wonderful demonstrations, some new experiences, and the result is a beautiful apartment garden for the summer. If you missed it, no worries! We’ve got a season full of growing opportunities, so stay tuned to find out about more events. The apartment garden will be there all summer, and currently is looking great! If you want to see how we’re doing, come by Continue Reading...
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Outdoors – Great!

Once the black flies and mosquitoes subside a bit, vacationing in the great outdoors will be on the to-do list for many Canadians.  Whether you are considering an extended camping excursion, a weekend wilderness getaway, or just day-tripping, this is the year to get your gear in gear. In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all National Parks across the country. For those who are new to outdoor experiences, and are not sure how to begin, beginner guides from the Parks Continue Reading...
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