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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic takes us to a community of Maidstone located just outside of Windsor. This image is of the Maidstone Post Office and general store, taken sometime in first couple of decades of the 20th Century. This photograph provides a glimpse of rural life of the period, with horse drawn carriages and an early model automobile parked out front and children lined up posing for the photographer....
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

The demolition of the Norton Palmer Hotel is this week’s Throwback Thursday picture. The Norton Palmer Hotel was one of Windsor’s premier hotels that closed in 1974 and was demolished not long after. This photograph is looking east on Park Street at the intersection with Victoria Avenue. The building just further down Park Street was the Prince Edward Hotel, another premier hotel in Windsor that closed in the late 1960s....
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Looking east towards Ouellette Avenue along Sandwich Street (Riverside Drive) is this weeks Throwback Thursday Pic. Taken in the early 1950s at the corner of Sandwich Street West and Dougall Avenue. This area of Sandwich Street is part of downtown Windsor and therefore part of the main shopping district for the city at that time. The block between Dougall Avenue and Ferry Street, the next street down, consists of the...
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Throwback Thursday

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of a Windsor Steam Fire Engine. This photograph was taken sometime in the 1870s. The volunteer firefighters are assembled on and around the fire engine, with Captain Mark Richards holding a megaphone (fourth person from the right). This was one of the original fire engines the fire department purchased, after a number of earlier fires had shown that the ‘bucket brigade’ was not up...
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John Muir Branch Recognized For Excellence In Conservation

The new John Muir Branch of the Windsor Public Library has been awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. Windsor Public Library Board Chair, Councillor Rino Bortolin, WPL CEO Kitty Pope and Architect Jason Grossi were in Toronto yesterday evening to accept the award on behalf of the team behind the planning, development and construction of the library branch, located at 363 Mill Street in Sandwich...
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my ebook will be available in 824 days ?!?!

If you are using cloudLibrary and are on the holds list for some of our popular titles, you might be surprised (and discouraged) to see the estimated wait time listed as 300, 400, 800 days! We assure you that you will not have to wait THAT long. The short of it is that Macmillan, one of the big publishers, is only allowing libraries to purchase one copy of their eBooks...
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Rave Reviewed: January 2020

This month Rave Reviews returned after a brief hiatus. Rave Reviews has long been one of my favourite programs because I love talking about books! There’s something so lovely about sharing books we’ve loved and discussing what we love in books, what sticks with us, and what we look for. I always find the conversations leave me feeling inspired and am constantly jotting down notes of books I need to...
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Getting started with eBooks

Perhaps you’re the lucky recipient of a new tablet or eReader? Maybe you’re travelling and want to give an audiobook a try for your commute? Reading back through an older series, and discovered that the titles are out of print – but available as eBooks? Whether you’re new to the online library altogether or just haven’t used it for a while, here are some tips to help you get started...
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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...
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