Category Archives: Leisure & Sports

Carrie Fisher – Icon, Actor, Advocate

As we mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher, we also celebrate her life. An icon who grew up in Hollywood, Ms. Fisher became known for her own acting and strong advocacy for mental health. Best known as Princess (then General) Leia Organa of the Star Wars universe, Ms. Fisher has left us with much to celebrate. The Princess Diarist was her most recent book, a 2016 release. It discusses everything in her life. She...
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Travels with FRED

If you haven’t had a chance to explore Windsor Public Library’s coolest new branch, you’re missing something.  Our bookmobile, lovingly called FRED (for Freedom to Read, Educate and Discover) has been on the road for a few months now, bringing what the library has to offer to seniors’ facilities, community events, or under-serviced neighbourhoods. Working on FRED is a unique experience.  People aren’t sure at first what we are, or if they...
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TV Comedies

A while back I blogged about my penchant for binge watching television shows. It’s true, I love to binge on serialized television shows. This is particularly true since I don’t deal with suspense. I don’t have it in me to wait on cliffhangers so, if an episode leaves something unfinished, and I have the option of watching the next episode immediately, I will. Sometimes at the expense of preparing food, sleeping, bathing, and...
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Pokémon Go at Your Library

Twenty years into their existence, Pokémon might just be at the height of popularity. With the tremendous success of Pokémon GO, we’ve been getting a number of questions about what the game is, how to play it, and of course – “what is a Pokémon?” Long a popular series of television shows, books, movies, and video games, it has reached new heights with its new augmented reality game available on your smart...
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Show Us What You’ve Got in The Garage!

Do you have a classic or antique car you want to show off? Any old pictures of Grandpa standing next to his Studebaker, Packard or even Hupmobile? How about Mom standing next to her Chrysler Cordoba – of course, with the rich Corinthian leather? Now is the time to share them with us! To celebrate Windsor’s automotive heritage, the AUTOMOTIVE ARCHIVES at Windsor Public Library is looking for photographs to...
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Binge Watch Courtesy of the Windsor Public Library

I don’t consider myself a big TV watcher. I’ve occasionally put holiday decorations in front of the TV without thinking and friends have noted that I must not watch much TV if I don’t mind blocking my view. I like to think of myself as someone who prefers novels, time with friends, time outside…but the truth is, there’s just no moderation in the way I watch TV. It’s all or nothing for...
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How-To Festival Workshops Debut

Did you have the chance to attend our, ‘How-To’ Festival last September? We had a great time with a gathering of more than 15 local businesses and community agencies teaching fun and useful skills in 10 minutes or less. People loved the chance to learn something new and we wanted to give folks the chance to learn some skills that might take little more than 10 minutes to master. That’s...
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Make with WPL!

Inspired by the positive feedback we’ve been getting to our “What’s Cooking at WPL” features, we’ve decided to try something similar with our craft and DIY collections!  We’ve invited staff to submit photos of projects they’ve completed using materials from our shelves.  The books in our craft, decorating and DIY collections are among the most heavily used in the system. It seems that many of you turn to your public...
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Government Printer Peeks: Spring 2015

The Government of Ontario is looking for people to read and comment on their strategy to overhaul Long term Affordable Housing.  Also in the last month, various ministries at Queen’s Park  published plans and policy proposals for Home  and Community Care, Poverty Reduction, Beer Retailing and Distribution, and the Electricity sector  in our province. The 2015 guide to pick-your-own farms for fresh produce is due to be released in early...
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