In honour of Black History Month, the Windsor Public Library invites you to explore our books, movies to learn more about the stories, histories, experiences of Black individuals and more…

Go to https://tinyurl.com/wplblackhistory for more information.

Old Time Blues Cafe,
February 17, at 6 pm,
John Muir branch.

Adults and Seniors can attend our Old Time Blues Cafe where we will listen to traditional Blues and Folk song recordings by black artists and have casual discussions on the music and its history.

All music lovers are welcome, no prior knowledge of Blues or Folk music is required. Light refreshments (coffee or tea, etc.) will be available.

Do you have a child
aged 0-5?
Join us for 1000 Books before Kindergarten.

For more information or to sign up, please contact the following branches (Central, Bridgeview or John Muir) at 519-255-6770.

Access over 3,000 digital magazines from our
OverDrive collection 24/7 through the Libby app!

Visit WPL’s OverDrive page (https://windsorca.overdrive.com) to download the app and browse this exciting new digital magazine collection.

WPL eNews in your
inbox… read it when you
want and where you want…

http://tiny.cc/WPLnews

keep your library card active in 2023!

Happy New Year from WPL!  Keep your library card up to date to ensure continued access to our resources, both physical and digital.  If you’re not sure when or if your card has expired call 519-255-6770 or visit your local branch.  We’re here to help you make 2023 a year to read, learn & discover!...
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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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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, this Week’s Throwback Thursday pic delves into the archive’s heritage greeting card collection. This Valentine’s Day card was given to Marion Bowlby in the early 1900s from a friend, Stella A (unfortunately no last name was given). Marion was the eldest daughter of Andrew Douglas and Edith Ellen Bowlby. Marion was born on Valentine’s Day in 1895 and would tragically pass away from tuberculosis on 9 February 1910, just 6 days away from her 15th birthday. If you Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken circa 1975. This photograph is looking north-east at the corner of Ouellette and University Avenues. Right at the corner is Thrifty’s Clothing Store, next is Wickham’s of Windsor Men’s Wear, and further along Ouellette is Ronald’s Furs Store and finally Real Lace and Linen Store. Along University Avenue is the United Bar-B-Q Restaurant and the Greyhound Bus Station. All these buildings still stand today, but the business have all changed with a pizza, shawarma and cigar stores now in Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken in 1975, looking north towards Detroit along Ouellette Avenue from Park Street. In this photograph we can see, to the immediate right of the frame, the Canada Building, on the left side of Ouellette is the Le Chateau clothing store. Other business include a food store, a shoe store and a loans business, plus many other commercial establishments. This image attests to the commercial and shopping importance downtown had to the City of Windsor fifty years ago. If you Continue Reading...
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HOLIDAY HOURS

Windsor Public Library hours of operation have been amended for the 2022-2023 holiday season. Saturday, December 24 All Branches open from 9 am- 1 pm ONLY Sunday, December 25 /Monday, December 26 All branches closed Sunday, January 1 /Monday, January 2 All branches closed Please note that we’re open 24/7 online at www.windsorpubliclibrary.com.  ...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas just a week and half away, this Week’s Throwback Thursday Pic comes from the archives ‘Historic Greeting Card’ collection. On the outside of the card it says “Good Cheer” and on the inside it says “A Happy Christmas to you. Bright be your outlook this morning, my dear one. Perfect your freedom from care: Light as a bird when it flies o’er the meadow. Winging its way through the air.” It was addressed to Marion Bowlby and Continue Reading...
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HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING: WE CAN MAKE YOU A STAR

Your favourite public library can help take the stress out of the holidays. Throughout December and culminating with New Year festivities, the year-long WPL ‘We’re More Than Books’ Campaign comes to an end with a primer on holiday entertaining.  Let us provide a virtual chef, party planner, sommelier and maître d’ – they’re all just a click away. The year-long campaign has focussed – in a fun way – on resources not usually associated with public libraries, but resources which are necessary for us to survive in Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken around 1975 of Ouellette Avenue looking south west along the 400 block between Park Avenue and Maiden Lane. In this image we catch part of the Metropolitan Department Store on the left side of the photograph. Other businesses in the photograph include Hallmark Cards, Windsor Gift Centre, Biff’s Coffee Shop, Singh’s Unisex and an unidentified shoe, boat and leather goods store. If you interested in other historic images of Windsor, please visit the library’s digital exhibits page “Windsor’s History Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Taken in 1967, early in the morning before the city is fully awake, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is looking south at the intersection of Ouellette and University Avenues. Located at the south-east corner is the Morris Building with Peoples Credit Jewellers and upstairs is the Seaboard Finance Company. Further along Ouellette is the Palace Theatre. The large office tower is the Canada Building and next to it is the Prince Edward Hotel. Along this block between University Avenue and Park Street are many small independent Continue Reading...
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