Join us for a poetry
workshop with Mary Ann Mulhern, Poet Laureate of Windsor, a city she proudly calls home. Each participant is asked to bring in a copy of one of their poems.

Space is limited to 10 adults. Registration is required. To register contact Janet at 519-255-6770 at extension 7700, or email Janet at

Thursday, November 28, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, John Muir branch.

Muir Makers – Sew
cushion covers, table
runners and more.

Learn the basics of hand and machine sewing while making practical things. Make One Take One, is the spirit of giving. The program will focus on making one to give and making one to keep. Each week a new craft will be on display for you to do. All supplies provided.
Limit: 6 persons. To register, call Ms. Janet C. Brown at 255-6770 ext. 7700 or email Janet at

Every Thursday from Nov. 14 to Dec. 12, John Muir Library.

A monthly get together
for those with any cancer
type and stage, or you may also be new to remission or years into it. A place where we can safely be together with others who know how a diagnosis of cancer affects our minds and spirit. A place to make new friends and share information.
To register, call 519-255-6770, ext. 5400

From 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Wednesday, November 13, Wednesday, December 11, Riverside branch, 6305 Wyandotte Street East.

Moderated by Colleen, a Lung Cancer Survivor.


With the holiday season fast approaching, do you want to get out of the doghouse?  Do you want the library to stop hounding you about overdue materials?  If so, return all overdue materials between December 4 and 31, and Windsor Public Library will throw you a bone – we’ll waive your fines, no ifs ands or woofs! On December 4, WPL celebrates 125 years of library service to the community.  Special events and displays are planned for the month of December to mark the occasion, highlighted Continue Reading...
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–Budimir Branch will be closed from NOVEMBER 18 TO 26 for the commissioning of the new addition; –The new addition and parking lot will open NOVEMBER 27; –The existing section of Budimir will close NOVEMBER 27 for renovation; –The WPL Bookmobile will be at Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex (2555 Pulford Street) from 10 am to 4 pm Monday, November 18 to Tuesday, November 26 (except Thursday, November 21 and Sunday, November 24); Holds will be available for pick-up on the BookMobile and materials can be returned Continue Reading...
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Windsor’s home grown business, Canada Salvage, was located downtown at 65 Pitt Street East before it moved to its current location on Ottawa Street. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken in 1963 looking toward the south side of Pitt Street. Other businesses in this picture are Steve Paris Shoes, Bergers Cut Rate Store and the Federal Outlet Store. Today, this space is now occupied by the Goyeau Parking Structure which was constructed in 1966. If you are interested in other historic images of Windsor that Continue Reading...
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All branch locations of Windsor Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 21 to provide an opportunity for staff development and training. Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) will be open as scheduled 9 am-9 pm. Library resources and materials are available 24/7 at We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
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This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is a 1975 image of an Ouellette Avenue street scene in downtown Windsor, when it was still Windsor’s main shopping district. The commercial businesses found in this photograph include The Connection, McCance Men’s Store, Klein Travel and Sam the Record Man. All businesses, except for The Connection, were located in the Paramount Building. This building still stands today, but has a new exterior, and contains Thai and Indian restaurants and a variety store. If you’re interested in other historic photographs housed Continue Reading...
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Rave Reviews!

This month Rave Reviews settled in at Riverside Branch. We enjoyed wonderful books and some great discussions! Preparing for this month, I wasn’t planning on a theme but I found one anyway. It turned out that all of the books I selected are about the way women’s lives are shaped. From the unexpected impact of what appears to be a dream job (Radium Girls), a new identity (The Spy), pregnancy (After Birth and The Almost Sisters) and the long-term impact of a youthful indiscretion (Young Jane Continue Reading...
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