Dads, grab your kids and get
ready for some fun at this
evening storytime. This program offers some fun stories and crazy crafts.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 6620.

Wednesday, April 18, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Riverside Library.

Celebrate National Poetry
Month with Windsor’s Poet Laureate Marty Gervais.
Marty is an award winning poet, journalist, photographer, playwright, historian, editor, and teacher.
Listen to him and other celebrated poets share their award winning works with you.

Wednesday, April 18, from 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm, Central Library.

Are you a Pokémon card
collector? Looking for other
kids to trade with? Register for this weekly program to meet other collectors, make trades, and have a blast battling in games. Ages 8 and up.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 8820.

Thursday, April  19, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Seminole library.

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, April 20, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Forest Glade Library.

Baking is a science. Learn to measure accurately to make
your very own cake. Ages 10 and up.

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

Tuesday, April 24, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Fontainebleau Library.

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

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

Thursday, April 26, from  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Central Library.

Simply colour. We’ll provide everything.
For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 7700.

Monday, April 30, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Sandwich Library.

Join us for a Galactic Gala in honour of the Star Wars
Fandom!

Padawans and Sith Apprentices of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of Star Wars themed fun.

From crafts to trivia, there’s something for everyone. Costumes are encouraged!
Open to all ages. Please call Daniele at 519-255-6770 Ex.2200 or e-mail dborrink@windsorpubliclibrary.com to register.

Thursday May 3, 2018, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Central Library/Fred Israel Auditorium.

TELL US WHERE TO GO!

We’ve received a great deal of feedback on our pending move from 850 Ouellette Avenue.  Library supporters are extremely vocal about a new, permanent location for Central Library.  The Windsor Public Library Board and Administration are busy creating a short list of possible options.  They include: -Riverside Drive between Caron and Ouellette avenues; -the Cultural Hub area around Adventure Bay Family Water Park; -the Ouellette Avenue Corridor; -Jackson Park. We want to hear what you have to say on the matter.  Which option is the best Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This is a picture of the Great Western Railway yard at the river front. This photograph was taken in the 1870s during the conversion from provincial gauge 5’6” to standard gauge 4’8 1/2”. The Great Western Railway arrived from London Ontario in 1854, which linked Windsor to the rest of the country. In 1882 the Grand Trunk Railway took control of the line, which itself became part of the Canadian National Railway system in 1923. The river front rail yards were closed by Canadian National in Continue Reading...
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WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 4 pm at Central Library in the Ouellette Lobby.  The featured speaker will be Executive Director of the Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF), Director of the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts, marketing professor and big library supporter, Dr. Vincent Georgie. Dr. Georgie will talk about ‘Reinventing our Public Libraries.’ Although he was raised in the Greater Toronto area, Dr. Georgie has deep roots in the Windsor Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Do it  with Gas! The Windsor Gas company was located at 185 Chatham Street West. This photograph was taken in 1925 when T. P. Pinckard was President and G. D. Wickett was Vice-President and Manager. Windsor Gas would become part of Union Gas Company of Canada in 1951 and by 1976 the building had been torn down to make way for a parking lot.     ...
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Seed Lending at WPL

Windsor Public Library is pleased to announce that our Seed Lending Library is available at the Central Branch (and will be available soon at the Forest Glade and Chisholm branches).Customers of the library can come to the 2nd floor in front of the demonstration balcony garden and look through the many types of seeds we have available so far this year. Now is the time to do your indoor planting so that those seedlings are ready to be planted outside in mid-May! Supplies are limited, so Continue Reading...
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Libby, by Overdrive

Have you met Libby? If you’re into eBooks & eAudiobooks, chances are you have – or that you will soon. Created by Overdrive, the Libby app is essentially an easier to use version of the Overdrive app. It contains all of the same titles Overdrive, and if you’re using Overdrive already your account information, checkouts, and holds will automatically transfer over into Libby. Libby is built and branded as a “One Tap App,” meaning that once you borrow a book it will automatically download and open; Continue Reading...
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Throwback Thursday

A #ThrowbackThursday to the Windsor Market that was located at McDougall and Chatham Street. This photograph was taken in 1935 and shows men, women, and children busy buying and selling fresh produce and goods. Are you excited for spring to start buying from our many local farmers?  ...
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Throwback Thursday

A #ThrowbackThursday to the willow walk by the Sandwich Canal. This photograph was captured around 1909 by Andrew Bowlby, one of the original investors in Ford Canada. The canal was dug from Russell St. to the Detroit River to allow American tourists to reach the popular mineral springs. At its peak popularity there was a streetcar line, a ferry service, and a hotel for visitors. By the time Bowlby took this picture, the Sandwich mineral springs had already run dry, but the area continued to be Continue Reading...
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Christopher Paul Curtis To Talk at Central Library

Internationally renowned children’s author and friend of Windsor Public Library Christopher Paul Curtis will be at Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, March 24 to speak about his award-winning novels and talk about his journey from autoworker to bestselling author.  The event is suitable for both adults and children and will begin at 2 pm. Mr. Curtis will also talk about his new book, The Journey of  Little Charlie. Christopher Paul Curtis is best known for award winning books such as: THE MADMEN OF PINEY WOODS, ELIJAH Continue Reading...
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March Break Activities At Your Library

Your neighbourhood library is the perfect place to enjoy March Break activities. The Windsor Public Library’s 2018 Children’s March Break Program begins Saturday, March 10 at community libraries across Windsor. Each year, thousands of children come to public libraries to play, read and learn about all the resources available to them free of charge. March Break activities run through Saturday, March 17. “Windsor Public Library is the perfect March Break destination for learning, leisure and fun,” says CEO Kitty Pope. “Our goal is to provide kids with Continue Reading...
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March Break at Windsor Public Library

Your neighbourhood library is the perfect place to enjoy March Break activities. The Windsor Public Library’s 2018 Children’s March Break Program begins Saturday, March 10 at community libraries across Windsor. Each year, thousands of children come to public libraries to play, read and learn about all the resources available to them free of charge. March Break activities run through Saturday, March 17. “Windsor Public Library is the perfect March Break destination for learning, leisure and fun,” says CEO Kitty Pope. “Our goal is to provide kids with Continue Reading...
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