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Winter Hours Begin Sunday, September 17th

With the summer now almost behind us, Windsor Public Library’s winter hours will commence this coming Sunday, September 17th. Sunday hours will also begin at Budimir, Central and Riverside branches and all three locations will be open 1-5pm for the duration of Winter hours. For individual branch opening hours, please see our Visiting WPL page. Full calendar of winter hours will be posted soon....
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Pop Up Libraries Coming this Summer!

We’re excited to announce pop-up libraries in a couple of Ward 9 parks during the warmer months!  We’ll be at Captain John Wilson (Thursday mornings) and Walker Homesite Park (Monday evenings) every three weeks with all sorts of fun library activities!  Come take a break in our tent, enjoy free Wifi, charge your device, make a library card or craft, and learn more about our resources. Captain John Wilson Park Thursdays 10am-1pm July 13, August 3, August 24, September 14, October 5 Walker Homesite Park Mondays Continue Reading...
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Summer Reading Program Kicks off on July 8th

Windsor Public Library is once again offering a full summer of fun and activities planned for children – and they are all free of charge! The fun officially kicks off on Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Chisholm Branch of Windsor Public Library (1075 Ypres). There will be games, crafts, face painting, cake and more to get children excited to read all summer long. The theme this year is “Read, Learn and Discover with Windsor Public Library”.  Kids of all Continue Reading...
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Family Friendly Outdoor Movie Nights Return

With summer 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! Windsor Public Library is here to help! Our lineup of Summer Reading programs will have something to offer children of all ages and interests. In addition to the great programs found in the libraries, WPL is excited to provide free, family-oriented movie nights at various locations around the city – partnering with other community groups when possible. “We’re so Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With the unofficial start of summer with the first long holiday weekend of the season, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of an aerial photograph of a long traffic jam of cars trying to cross the Ambassador Bridge back into Canada. This image was taken sometime in the 1950s, showing a situation many Windsorites are very familiar with having to wait too pass through customs on their way home. On the right of the bridge is Assumption University (University of Windsor), and large structure across the Continue Reading...
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FOREST GLADE BRANCH CELEBRATES 35 YEARS

Forest Glade branch is celebrating a birthday on Monday, May 15.  For 35 years it has been providing entertainment, educational and information resources to the residents of East Windsor. An Open House is scheduled from 3 to 5 pm.  Library staff would love to have the community stop by to celebrate:  food, fun activities and giveaways are scheduled. The 5,500 sq. ft. facility was officially opened on May 15, 1988.  Designed by local architect John Hreno, a major renovation took place in 2021 upgrading both the Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

As we head into another travel season, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken sometime in the 1930s at Windsor International Airport. The photograph is of a Trans Canada Airlines (predecessor to Air Canada) Lockheed 10 Electra arriving at Windsor. According to Wikipedia, the Lockheed 10 Electra had a crew of 2 and a capacity of 10 passengers with a cruising speed of 185 mph and a cruising altitude of about 21,000 feet. The range for the Electra was about 810 miles. Build by Lockheed Aircraft Continue Reading...
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WPL IS MORE THAN BOOKS!

Windsor Public Library sure doesn’t stand in the way of true love – particularly when a long road trip is involved. Who can say ‘nay’ when Archie, a beautiful and very rare Dutch Cremello, stopped by Central Branch in downtown Windsor the other day.  Archie and his family were en route from Toronto to South Carolina to hook up with his girlfriend when they needed some assistance – and of course since WPL ‘is more than books’, we were happy to help out. Archie was ‘hoarse’ Continue Reading...
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WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The first meeting of the 2023-2026 Windsor Public Library Board took place Tuesday, February 21 at John Muir Branch in West Windsor. Following nominations, Ward 4 Councillor Mark McKenzie was acclaimed as chairperson and Ward 9 Councillor, Kieran Mckenzie, was acclaimed as Vice-Chairperson. WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2023-2026 City of Windsor Representatives Councillor Renaldo Agostino Councillor Kieran McKenzie Councillor Mark McKenzie Community Representatives Nicole Daignault Massimo De Menech Marko Jovanovic Moustafa Yahfoufi...
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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’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 about the experiences of Black Canadians in our society, and the vital role this community has Continue Reading...
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