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

THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken sometime in the early 1940s and is an aerial photograph of the commercial core of Windsor and Detroit. At this time, downtown Windsor and Detroit were important commercial, business and shopping districts for their respective communities. Much has changed in the proceeding eighty years, missing from this photograph is the Renaissance Centre which is very much a symbol of the modern day Detroit skyline. Windsor’ skyline has changed with both the Prince Edward and Norton Palmer hotels being demolished Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken in 1975 of the Equity Chambers building. Located on Chatham Street West in downtown Windsor. The building is a three storey office structure that was opened in 1925. Designed by the local architect firm, Nichols, Shepard and Masson Architects. The Equity Chambers building housed for a number a decades a popular local eatery the “Ye Olde Steak House” that open in 1967 and closed in the early 2000s. The building still stands, and has recently been under renovations. If Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With Remembrance Day tomorrow, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the inscription on the side of the Windsor Cenotaph which states “In Memoriam our men of Essex they shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We shall remember them.” If you are interested in other historic images of Windsor, please visit the library’s digital exhibits page “Windsor’s History and Pictures” at Continue Reading...
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REMEMBRANCE DAY

Every year, at 11 AM on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice. WPL has a number of great resources about Canadians at war.  The Veterans Memories project has photographs and interviews with local veterans, which show Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With Remembrance Day a week away, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of soldiers departing Windsor for Europe. This picture was taken sometime between 1914 and 1918 during the First World War. These are soldiers from the 99th Essex County Battalion boarding a Canadian Pacific passenger train at the Windsor CPR station at the riverfront. The soldiers would must likely be heading to either Montreal Quebec or Saint John New Brunswick to board ships to take them to the battlefields in Europe. In this photograph we Continue Reading...
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RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO ASSIST WITH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

Nurture your physical and mental health by managing stress and workplace burnout and also by developing coping skills and by releasing your untapped potential.  Invest in yourself by exploring Windsor Public Library self-help resources and programs. In October, the WPL ‘We’re More Than Books’ Campaign continues, featuring the many ways customers can search for knowledge and comprehension in a hectic and chaotic world – we call phase 5 of the campaign – ‘Shelf Help”.   We’d like Windsorites to discover what many customers have known for a while – a library card Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With Remembrance Day just two weeks away, this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the Essex County War Memorial Cenotaph. Designed by local architect George Y. Masson (Municipal Archives Collection MS20), it was constructed of Canadian Pink Granite and rising in height at just over 6 metres. The cenotaph was dedicated on November 11, 1924 at its original location on Giles Boulevard at Ouellette Avenue by Major-General Sir Archibald Cameron MacDonell. The 106-ton cenotaph was dismantled in 1965 and reassembled at its current location at City Continue Reading...
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MUNICIPAL ELECTION POLLING STATIONS

On Monday, October 24,  Bridgeview, Budimir and Riverside branches will be serving as polling stations in the 2022 City of Windsor Municipal Election.   Library service will not be available.  We apologize for the inconvenience.    ...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken approximately in 1925. It is of the interior of the Hiram Walker & Sons head office building. The building was opened in 1894 on Sandwich Street East (today Riverside Drive East) in what was then known as the Town of Walkerville (now part of Windsor). This photograph was taken on the second floor showing the entrance to the Board Room with stairs to the first floor in front, and behind the photographer was the Sampling Room. Today the building Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of a street scene taking sometime in the 1950s. This image is looking north along Howard Avenue just south of the intersection with Giles Boulevard East. Just to the right of the frame is the sign for the British American Service Station which has been a gas station since 1925. By 1964 the location ceased being a service station and today is the location of a neighbourhood convenience store.  The left side of image is the fencing for Windsor Grove Continue Reading...
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