Days of Recognition

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2024

January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This is a time to remember the six million Jewish victims and the millions of other victims of the Holocaust.

Happy National Thesaurus Day from WPL

A thesaurus is an excellent tool to use when you’re looking for that perfect word and don’t want to repeat yourself. Improve your writing this National Thesaurus Day.

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This day is an annual reminder for people across Canada to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations people, Inuit and Métis. Make sure to check out our National Indigenous History Month playlist which will be added to throughout the month.

March 11th is International Fanny Pack Day

Celebrate International Fanny Pack Day on March 11th with Windsor Public Library. What will you put in your fanny pack?


Freedom to Read Week: February 19-25, 2023

Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Learn more about Freedom to Read Week and check out some of the recommended titles in this video.

Movember 2022

Learn about this initiative and how you can help!


Buy Nothing Day

What is Buy Nothing Day? How can you participate? Check out this informative video about this day!


Remembrance Day

Tom and Mary Lou talk about some of the important documents and artifacts from WWI & WWII carried at our Local History location. Visit Windsor Public Library’s Local History branch at 3312 Sandwich Street.



Windsor Public Library shares information about the history of Thanksgiving in Canada. Ever wonder why we celebrate this day in October? Why do we eat turkey on this holiday? Check out this video for these facts and information on the legacy of this day.



World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, provides an opportunity for us to increase our awareness and understanding about suicide.

Here is a digitized version of the Suicide Prevention Kit which includes a safety plan and library resources.


February Animals 

Check out these national days of recognition for animals from across the world!