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.



Celebrate summer and the
Year of the Dog by decorating
our wall at every visit with a silhouette of your favourite dog. All ages.

All day long Tuesday, July 24 and 31, Fontainebleau Library.

Join us. We meet weekly and
you can learn to play chess,
build with Duplo Lego, or play a variety of other games.

Wednesday, July 25, from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm, Sandwich Library

Chess tournament will be held August 15th. Ages 6 to 17.

Put your baking skills to the
test and compete to see will be
the cupcake making champion! This is the library’s first ever cupcake wars competition!

Ages 7 and up. Registration required.

Tuesday, July 31, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Budimir Library.


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...
Read more

Online resources for New Canadians

Are you, or do you know a new Canadian who is preparing for the IELTS test? If so, we can help! We offer Road to IELTS (General and Academic) in online format for library cardholders. This eResource/App provides individuals preparing for the IELTS with practice tests, advisory videos, and eBooks covering reading, listening, speaking, and writing – just like the IELTS test itself. Road to IELTS also tracks learner progress and performance, helping learners to assess where they stand in each category, and which areas to Continue Reading...
Read more


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...
Read more


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...
Read more

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...
Read more