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The JOHN MUIR branch will be the newest in the Windsor Public Library system when it opens in April 2018. Plans call for the 3,800 sq. ft. branch to be housed in the renovated old Sandwich Fire Hall on Mill Street.  Architect Jason Grossi of studio g+G inc. has developed conceptual drawings for the $2,5 million renovation project which balance WPL needs with the space limitations of the location.  The plans recognize the need for a functional library in the 21st. century, providing space for customers, Continue Reading...
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Travels with FRED

If you haven’t had a chance to explore Windsor Public Library’s coolest new branch, you’re missing something.  Our bookmobile, lovingly called FRED (for Freedom to Read, Educate and Discover) has been on the road for a few months now, bringing what the library has to offer to seniors’ facilities, community events, or under-serviced neighbourhoods. Working on FRED is a unique experience.  People aren’t sure at first what we are, or if they are allowed to just climb aboard.  Rest assured, you are! Kids are “wowed” when they step Continue Reading...
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A Number of Things: stories of Canada told through fifty objects

Beloved Canadian author Jane Urquhart was honoured with the task of putting together a lyrical non-fiction collection of short stories to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, told through fifty objects. Each object is rich in Canadian history. Whether it be about our iconic explorers and leaders, or personal anecdotes from her family’s past, Jane beautifully intertwines the tales of each object to speak to us as a nation. Each object is also masterfully illustrated in black and white linear carvings on scratch-board by Scott McKowen, Continue Reading...
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Poetry Basics with Vanessa Shields

If you had the chance to visit Budimir Library for our ‘How-To Festival’, you may just have been lucky enough to have taken home a piece of ‘poetry on demand’ written just for you by the talented Vanessa Shields! This month, aspiring poets will have the opportunity to learn the basics of writing their own inspiring poetry at our latest How-To Workshop Series offering. Vanessa will share tips and offer suggestions to help poets improve their work. In addition to providing this poetry basics class, Vanessa will Continue Reading...
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3D Printing Now at WPL!

What’s the latest buzzword in technology? 3D printing. What is that, you ask. Well, it is a method of creating a three-dimensional object from a digital file by using a device that adds layers of material (plastics) one after another. Where can you find this magical invention? The Downtown/Central location (850 Ouellette Ave) and our Seminole location of course! Now for those of you who might stop reading here, let me tell you my better than 5 decades on this earth had me talking like my mother did Continue Reading...
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