Category Archives: Events

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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WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. and will be held virtually through the Zoom Video Conferencing Platform. The featured speaker is Richard Peddie, local owner of the River Bookshop in Amherstburg, co-chair of Amherstburg Thrive and retired president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Mr. Peddie will speak on books in his life and...
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PROJECT SUNFLOWER LAUNCHES IN SUPPORT OF UKRAINE

Join Windsor Public Library March 29 and 30 to celebrate the sunflower and discover why it has become a symbol for peace, hope and solidarity for the people of Ukraine. Now, more than ever, as the conflict in Ukraine continues and daily news reports bring horrific stories and shocking video footage of events in that country, we are all following events with disbelief – particularly the 10,000 residents of Windsor and...
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NATIONAL LETTER TO AN ELDER DAY

February 26 is National Letter to an Elder Day, a holiday celebrated by sending an elder a handwritten letter of love. National Letter to an Elder Day was started by Love For Our Elders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting loneliness with love among senior communities. This day comes once a year to honor the art of letter-writing as a way to send love, one letter at a time! Windsor Public...
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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT WPL

Every February, Windsorites are invited to take part in celebrations and events which honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. It’s  a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today.  It’s also an opportunity for the majority of Canadians to learn...
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LIBRARY TO RECOGNIZE NATIONAL TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY

Windsor Public Library will be marking the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada on Thursday, September 30 with displays of Indigenous content and resources at all branches and online at the Digital Branch. Check out a video on Truth and Reconciliation prepared by staff from the WPL Digital Branch In June, the government declared the day a federal statutory holiday, with the intent to nationally recognize the...
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JOHN MUIR BRANCH RECOGNIZED BY THE ONTARIO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

The new John Muir Branch of the Windsor Public Library has received a 2021 Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Building Award.  The branch won the prestigious award in the library architectural and design transformation category, which recognizes additions, renovations, restorations and conversions to library use across Ontario. “The Muir project and resulting awards demonstrate that we ‘got it right’ and that the library is a community treasure to which our...
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RIVERSIDE REACHES 100: LET’S CELEBRATE!

It’s time to celebrate!  Although we can’t celebrate the way we had hoped, we’re organizing a series of events to commemorate the Town of Riverside turning 100. Now a much-loved neighbourhood in the City of Windsor, Riverside was incorporated as a Town in May, 1921.  Though amalgamated by the City of Windsor in 1966, Riverside still maintains its “small-town” charm with its walkability, great shops and bustling schools and a close-knit...
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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Every February, Windsorites are invited to take part in celebrations and events which honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. It is a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today. It is also an opportunity for us to learn about...
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Windsor BINGO Comes to WPL!

Are you playing Windsor Bingo along with WPL? We’re encouraging you to explore Windsor-Essex with our new Windsor Bingo! You can participate by picking up a card at one of our branches, checking out the links below or copying our virtual card on Facebook or Instagram. BINGO CARD BLANK CARD If you’re playing virtually simply screen shot the Bingo Card and mark it as you complete the tasks. Don’t forget...
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