Category Archives: Media Releases

Test Your Windsor Trivia Knowledge…

Do you think you know everything there is to know about Windsor? If you do, or think you do, you’ll want to mark August 16 on your calendar.  That’s when you get to show off your knowledge at the Windsor Wisdom Trivia Competition. Windsor Public Library and Museum Windsor invite you to join likeminded individuals at the Phog Lounge (157 University Avenue West) on Thursday, August 16 from 7 to...
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Learn Business Skills Through Independent On-Line Learning

If you’re contemplating a career change or just looking to improve your marketable workplace skills, Windsor Public Library can help. Through, LYNDA.COM, a leading online learning platform, library customers now have the opportunity to enhance their business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With your Windsor Public Library card and a PIN, simply log on to the library website to access LYNDA.COM which has a...
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Online resources for New Canadians

Are you, or do you know a new Canadian who is preparing for the IELTS test? If so, we can help! We offer Road to IELTS (General and Academic) in online format for library cardholders. This eResource/App provides individuals preparing for the IELTS with practice tests, advisory videos, and eBooks covering reading, listening, speaking, and writing – just like the IELTS test itself. Road to IELTS also tracks learner progress...
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Tell Us Where To Go

The Central Branch of Windsor Public Library is moving. We will be moving out of 850 Ouellette into our temporary home in the new City Hall building by June 2019 and are now focusing all of our energies on finding a permanent home. We appreciate all of the feedback you have provided and are committed to staying in the downtown area. A number of locations are being considered. They include:...
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Can you solve this mystery?

Wasn’t it great news to learn the contest to find all the clues contained in a book about the War of 1812 by Dennis White has finally been solved!  Now the Windsor Public Library has its own mystery we hope the public can unravel. Recently our Local History section received as a donation a century-old artifact.  Discovered in an antique dealers’ collection, the plaque shown at the left features symbols...
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Partnership Promotes Water Sustainability

ENWIN, in partnership with the City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library will partner to construct a Demonstration Rain Garden at the Forest Glade Branch. The project concept was proposed by Grade 8 students on the Robotics Team at L.A. Desmarais Catholic Elementary School with support from Ward 7 Councillor Irek Kusmierczyk, and spearheaded by Windsor Public Library and ENWIN. Stay tuned for more details as the project gets underway....
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New Temporary Location Selected For Central Library

The Windsor Public Library Board announced the sale of Central Library to the Downtown Mission in February with the building scheduled to change hands at the end of June next year.  Since then we have looked at  over 20 possible temporary sites to house the Central Branch while plans are firmed up for a new permanent downtown location. At the regular June meeting of the WPL Board they unanimously passed...
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Family Friendly Movies To Be Screened Outside This Summer

With the end of the school year fast approaching, parents across Windsor will be looking for fun activities which appeal to the whole family – and if they’re free, so much the better! Thanks to City of Windsor Ward Funds provided by councillors Bortolin, Kusmierczyk and Marra, Windsor Public Library recently purchased a state-of-the-art movie projection system to screen family friendly movies outside – at parks, community centres and other...
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Summer Programs 2018 at Your Windsor Public Library

School’s almost out and that means that summer programming at Windsor Public Library is on the way! We have loads of fun programs planned for your littles (and not so littles) this year. WPL staff at all branches will be hosting programs designed to keep children and teens engaged and entertained during the summer months. We’ll be offering everything from escape rooms to DIY ice cream to STEM programs to...
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Audiobooks @ WPL

June is audiobook month. If you’ve never tried audiobooks before, now is as good a time as any to get started. Some say audiobooks don’t count as reading? I say who cares! As long as I still find out who dunnit in the end, does it really matter if it’s via eye or ear? I turned to audiobooks as a means of sneaking extra chapters into my jam packed days....
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