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ANNUAL REPORT : A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER

More than a year ago, WPL closed all Branches and joined with the City of Windsor to combat the spread of Covid-19.   Shortly after the closure, we held our 2020 Annual General Meeting online.  At that time, we had no expectation a year on, that we would be experiencing our second AGM in the same manner. Library staff was re-deployed to programs and initiatives supporting school curricula, enhanced online services, on-line story...
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PARKS PASS PROGRAM TO PAUSE

In light of the current province-wide Stay-at-Home order, Ontario Parks are urging individuals to only visit provincial parks close to home. Since Essex County does not have any Ontario Parks within its boundaries, WPL is temporarily suspending our Parks Pass lending program.  Please keep your eye on our website and we will let you know as soon as we are able to safely start this popular program up again....
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With the temperatures warming up with the arrival of spring, thoughts turn to outdoor activities. One of those activities is tennis.  This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the Walkerville Tennis Club, taken sometime in the early 1900s. The Walkerville Tennis Club located on the future site of the Walkerville Collegiate High School (built in 1922). The Tennis Club was part of the Walkerville Country Club, which also included a...
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TEMPORARY DISRUPTION APRIL 15 AS LYNDA.COM MOVES TO NEW PLATFORM

Please note that Lynda.com will be unavailable on April 15, 2021 as we migrate to the new  LinkedIn Learning platform.  Once the process is complete, you will be able to access LinkedIn Learning from our eResources – Databases page, and your learning history from Lynda.com will automatically be transferred to LinkedIn Learning. In addition to all your favourite free courses that were available on Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning will include an...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This is where it all started with the Ford Motor Company of Canada in 1904.  Canada’s automotive industry began at the corner of Sandwich Street East (now Riverside Drive East) and Drouillard Road. The Walkerville Wagon Works owned by Gordon McGregor and a group of investors, working with Henry Ford in Detroit, founded the Ford Motor Company of Canada in 1904. This photograph was taken in January 1970 of the...
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IMPACT OF PROVINCIAL AND EMERGENCY STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

Windsor Public Library will be offering limited and modified service that aligns with the Ontario Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home order effective April 8, 2021. Windsor Public Library will only be open for curbside pick-up and delivery service.   All in-branch services are suspended. Although closed to bricks-and-mortar visits, WPL staff will provide enhanced online services and continue to assist customers with resources, materials and questions. To access materials, customers place holds...
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FOREST GLADE BRANCHED CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE

Forest Glade Branch (3211 Forest Glade Drive) is closed Wednesday, April 7 to Friday, April 9 to allow staff to perform internal maintenance and minor renovations.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Your library card provides access to online resources for all ages, which can be accessed any time, and from anywhere. Books, magazines, movies, music are available online 24/7 at windsorpubliclibrary.com.    ...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Do you remember when the railroads operated car ferries between Detroit and Windsor? This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic taken in 1967 shows one such operation by the Norfolk and Western Railroad arriving into Windsor. The ferries started in 1854 when the Great Western Railway started transporting freight and passenger cars between the two cities. The Michigan Central, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and Wabash Railroads operated ferry services across the Detroit...
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BROWSE DIGITAL MAGAZINES IN NEW LOCATION

Windsor Public Library is moving our digital magazines from RBdigital to OverDrive’s award-winning Libby application. You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great magazines you loved in the RBdigital app plus many more!  Over 3,000 popular magazines are now available to download and read on any device 24/7. Digital magazines through Libby have no wait lists or holds, do not count towards checkout...
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