This month’s “How-To”
workshop introduces you to essential oils. You’re invited to join Kristine Atkinson of Natural Origins as she shares her knowledge of the use and benefits of essential oils. You’ll even have the chance to make some oils salts for a relaxing bath.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 3310.

Saturday July 22, from 11:00 am to Noon, Budimir Library.

Children and teen volunteers
meet to learn to play chess,
X-box games, Duplo Lego and a variety of board games are also available.  Ages 4 to 12.

Registration required.

Saturday, July 22, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Central Library.

Stories will be read this
summer at the library.

Franklin Stories by Paulette Bourgeois, Caribbean stories by Canadian Ricardo Keenes-Douglas, Nunavut stories by Michael Kusugak, African stories by Tololwa M. Mollel and funny poem and stories by Dennis Lee and Robert Munch to name a few.

Monday, July 24, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, Central Library.

Join us as we play with K’NEX
to build some awesome

Registration required.

Tuesday, July 25, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Bridgeview library.

Community Legal Aid will be
joining us to discuss your
rights and responsibilities as a tenant in Ontario and to answer questions you may have.

Tuesday, August 1, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Central Library living Room.

Central Garden Party & Seed Library Launch

In 2016, we grew a lot. In Forest Glade, we launched our first Seed Library. Last summer, we also launched our first ever demonstration garden. Thanks to support from Councillor and Library Board member, Rino Bortolin, the balcony garden was a great addition through the growing season. In 2017, we’re making it even better. A new seed library has opened up at the Central Library (850 Ouellette Ave,) and we want to help Windsor harvest all the benefits of growing your own plants. Join us this Saturday from Continue Reading...
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Rainy Day Reads!

It’s kind of miserable outside. It’s soggy and wet and kind of wonderful. Surely, I’m not the only one here who secretly loves this type of weather? It’s the perfect excuse to stay inside with a cup of tea and catch up on some reading! Since I’m at work and can’t curl up with a book right this second, I’m going to live vicariously through those of you who have the day off and share some of my favourite rainy day reads. I tend to favour immersive Continue Reading...
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Meet New Pals at Library “Speed Friending” Event

Making friends is difficult if you’ve recently moved to a new city or if work and education time commitments – and life in general – conspire to hinder the process. With the help of a good book, Windsor Public Library plans on providing a fun and casual way for you to meet other young adults in a casual, low-key and fun environment. Millennials aged 18 to 35 are encouraged to register for a SPEED FRIENDING workshop at the Riverside Branch (6305 Wyandotte Street East) of Windsor Public Library. Continue Reading...
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Border City Charm – Windsor in Pictures

  Calling all Amateur Photographers! Celebrate Windsor’s 125th Birthday with the WPL   1892 – 2017 We invite you to capture our “Border City Charm” and share your images with us. To mark our great city’s 125th birthday, we would love to showcase Windsor’s inspiring people, interesting landmarks and the places Windsorites most enjoy. Take your inspiration from our city’s rich history, our multicultural DNA or whatever you think makes Windsor unique! Photos will be showcased on our website and displayed at the Central Library for all to enjoy. Send Continue Reading...
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An unforgettable read

I recently read a book that I can’t unread. Not that I would want to. I picked up Caitlin Doughty‘s book after watching a few episodes of her Youtube series Ask a Mortician. I’d been curious about her for a while and figured her book would help me understand my best friend’s job as a funeral director and maybe give us more to talk about.* Plus, I love reading books that tell me about experiences that are different from mine and this one felt like a Continue Reading...
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Shawn Micalleff To Visit Windsor Public Library

Urban columnist and author SHAWN MICALLEF will be visiting Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The 7 pm appearance is the third in a series which Windsor Public Library has scheduled to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. He will be in conversation with WPL Board Director and City of Windsor Councillor, Rino Bortolin. Born and raised in Windsor and a graduate of St. Anne’s HS and the University of Windsor, Shawn Micallef is now a Toronto-based urban expert. He is the author of Continue Reading...
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Check the Tech @ Walkerville Brewery

Windsor Public Library is hitting the road with our Tech Hub for Check the Tech @ Walkerville Brewery! We’re adding a techie twist to Walkerville’s weekly Thursday Game Night. If you’ve never had a chance to see our Tech Hub in person, this is a fun way to get your feet wet. Grab a delicious locally brewed pint of Walkerville beer while you show you what WPL has in store, both fun and functional. If you want to feel like a kid again, we’ll have our Continue Reading...
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Library To Hold Gigantic Book Sale

The Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) is holding a gigantic book sale on Friday and Saturday, May 26 & 27 from 9 AM to 5 PM. There will be thousands of titles to choose from, covering all genres of reading and viewing tastes. Hardcover books and trade paperbacks will be priced at $2 with mass market and small paperbacks at $1 but we’re encouraging everyone to pick up a plastic bag and fill it with books for only $2 or fill a cardboard box for Continue Reading...
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May 2017 Rave Reviewed

Another month, and another lively Rave Reviews here at Central. This month, there was a lot of fiction on tap from Sue and Jodie. Here is what we read: Sue’s picks: Naked Came the Manatee by Hiaasen, Carl et al A quirky and hilarious thriller put together by 13 of the funniest writers in the States. The book involves murder and intrigue, tied together by Booger the Manatee. Ridiculous and convoluted, but the story moves quickly, wraps up nicely, and will make you laugh and fall Continue Reading...
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13 Readalikes Similar to Thirteen Reasons Why

If you haven’t heard of the phenomenon that is the “Thirteen Reasons Why” series on Netflix, I’m not sure where you have been. The show broke Netflix records by being the most tweeted about show in its first week of streaming. As well, you can see how the show has taken over Instagram and other social media platforms, as well as dominating news headlines. It has stirred up a whole lot of controversy regarding its themes of suicide, sexual assault and violence. Many people have alleged Continue Reading...
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Discover Windsor Public Library – on YouTube!

If you have ever wondered about the kinds of services the library has to offer, now you can discover some of the coolest places in your library – through YouTube. Check out our fun new series of videos and learn how we can help with your Genealogy searches, what’s up with the Bookmobile, why  we are so proud of our Auto Archives, Tech Space, Children’s Programming and more. There are also tutorials available on the nitty gritty of getting a library card, or renewing items or placing holds online. Check Continue Reading...
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Library Schedules Open House on New Branch

Later this year, construction will begin on a $2,518,000 heritage project designed to renovate the 1921 Sandwich Fire Hall and stable on Mill Street into a public library. City and library staff have scheduled an OPEN HOUSE to discuss concepts and options for the library project. Construction on the new John Muir Branch is scheduled to begin in late summer 2017 and be completed in the fall of 2018. WHEN:  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:30-8 pm WHERE: Windsor Public Library – Sandwich Branch 3312 Sandwich Street, Windsor, ON Continue Reading...
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Victoria Day Weekend – A Truly Canadian Experience

In Canada Victoria Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season. Looking at the weather forecast right now with the Vic Weekend just about 2 weeks away and temperatures barely making it to 9 Celsius, you’d never know it. Victoria Weekend, or May Two-Four as we also like to call it, is the time we Canucks visit gardening centres in droves, buying up every impatiens, petunia, tomato plant and sheep manure bag we can load into our vehicle. This is the busiest time of year for Continue Reading...
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Speed Friending Hits WPL

Are you new to the City? Have you recently finished college or university and are looking to expand your social circle? We know it can sometimes be hard to make new connections as an adult, and that’s why Windsor Public Library is so excited to offer Speed Friending!  You might be thinking, “What in the world is speed friending?” and we’re more than happy to answer that question for you! Designed for those age 18-35, Speed Friending works just like the popular Speed Dating. A group Continue Reading...
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Thank you to all our volunteers!

As we wrap up National Volunteer Week, Windsor Public Library would like to acknowledge all the volunteers who strengthen and enrich both our library system and our community. To those of volunteer their time, energy and talents to our Adult Literacy department, Book Buddy program, Accessibility Services, Let’s Talk English program, Library Hubs project and teen volunteer initiatives, we give tremendous thanks!  Your efforts are appreciated by so many and really do make a difference....
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Tech Hub “Morphing” at Forest Glade Library

Thanks to grants provided by City of Windsor Ward Funds and the Ward Renewal Project of CUPE Local 82, Forest Glade Library has ‘morphed’ into a branch teeming with new technology. Ward 7 Councillor and Windsor Public Library Board Director, Dr. Irek Kusmierczyk, has provided $6,000 of ward funds which have been combined with $6,000 from the CUPE ward renewal project to provide the Forest Glade community with access to cutting edge technology. Both identified the Forest Glade project as deserving of the funds and recognize Continue Reading...
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Submit a selfie – #ilovemywpl

We want to see how the public is using our services and materials! Windsor Public Library is now carrying a wide variety of physical and digital materials, and we want to see what unique ways you are using them. Hoopla is the one stop-shop for all things digital. Audiobooks, television shows, comics, music, it really has it all! Do you love to browse while you are waiting for an appointment, or perhaps you like to use it on a long flight overseas? Share these pictures with Continue Reading...
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April Rave Reviewed

April is flying by, and soon it will be time for our next Rave Reviews session; sorry about the delay in posting this month’s gems, which were brought by Sue and Mae. Here are Mae’s picks: BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent Iceland, 1828. A woman, Agnes Magnusdottir, convicted of murder, is sent to live in custody at a peasant farmer’s home until such time as she is to be executed.  This drama, based on an actual case, listens in on the thoughts of Agnes and observes the Continue Reading...
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Heritage Tree Program

[the following announcement was released by FORESTS ONTARIO, a Government of Ontario agency] Forests Ontario and the TD Bank Group have joined together to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial by working with communities across Ontario to commemorate 150 trees through the Heritage Tree program. The program recognizes trees, our living monuments, based on their social, cultural, and historic significance. Many of our oldest and largest trees or even groups of trees are closely linked to significant events and figures from our past. Heritage trees are a vital part Continue Reading...
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