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VICTORIA DAY AND SUMMER HOURS

All locations of Windsor Public Library will be closed Monday, May 23 to celebrate Victoria Day.  WPL will switch to Summer Hours on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. View Summer Hours here. We’re open 24/7 online at www.windsorpubliclibrary.com.  ...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With the warmer weather arriving, thoughts turn to summer time activities. One such activity was boarding the Boblo Island Ferries to Boblo Island Amusement Park down the Detroit River located across from Amherstburg,  Ontario. This week’s Throwback Thursday pick is of the Columbia Boblo Island Ferry, one of two ferries that made the journey between Windsor/Detroit to the amusement park. The other ferry was the SS. St. Claire. The Columbia...
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THURSDAY, MAY 12: BRANCHES CLOSED FOR THE DAY

Budimir and Riverside branches will remain open from 10 am through 6 pm on Thursday, May 12:all other WPL locations will be closed for staff development and training. We’re open 24/7 online at www.windsorpubliclibrary.com. We apologize for the inconvenience.    ...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken sometime in the early 1970s. This image is looking northwest along Ouellette Avenue just south of Wyandotte Street. On the left of the photograph is the Woolworth’s Department Store, the Dominion Grocery Store is next followed by Reitman’s Clothing Store and finally Tamblyn Drugmart. Both these buildings still stand fifty years later, but both structures’ façade have been greatly modified over time. If...
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BOOKSALES SCHEDULED AT BUDIMIR AND RIVERSIDE BRANCHES

The Windsor Public Library is holding book sales on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, from 9 AM to 4:30 PM at Budimir Branch (1310 Grand Marais Road West) and on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, from 9 AM to 4:30 PM at Riverside Branch (6305 Wyandotte Street East). There will be thousands of titles to choose from, covering all genres of reading and viewing tastes.  Hardcover...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken in 1963 on Riverside Drive East between Goyeau and Windsor Avenue showing the south side of the street. At the time this photograph the following business were located along this block: Swiss Herbs & Imports health foods, Jolim Fine Foods Ltd, Kar Wah Oriental Gifts, Victor’s Upholstering and the Chinese Benevolent Society Building and Chinese Hall. This block was demolished within a few...
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THROWBACK THURSDAYS

Tomorrow is Good Friday and this Sunday is Easter, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic revisits the Bowlby Family collection of historic greeting cards. This Easter card was sent to Marion Bowlby, the eldest daughter of Andrew and Edith Bowlby and sister to Margaret, from an individual that is identified as J. E. On the back of the card, the following was written “Dear Marion. I hope you will have a...
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WPL TO FEATURE TOOL COLLECTION AND DIY HELP IN APRIL

DIY reality TV fans regularly follow the exploits of Mike Holmes and Brian Baeumler – but closer to home – we have our very own budding DIY stars, Councillors Rino Bortolin and Jim Morrison. On Wednesday, April 13 at Budimir Branch (1310 Grand Marais Road West) at 11 am, WPL is staging a ‘friendly’ DIY competition between the two councillors and WPLB members to see who gets to be our...
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RESOLVED: accounts now accessible

The log in problem has been resolved. Please note that customers are currently unable to log into their accounts on both the library catalogue and app. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
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EASTER HOURS

All branches of Windsor Public Library will be closed: Friday, April 15; Sunday, April 17; Monday, April 18. On Saturday, April 16. Budimir, Central and Riverside branches will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.  All other branches will be closed. WPL resources can be accessed 24/7 at www.windsorpubliclibrary.com.  ...
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