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EASTER HOURS

All branches of Windsor Public Library will be closed: Friday, April 15; Sunday, April 17; Monday, April 18. On Saturday, April 16. Budimir, Central and Riverside branches will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.  All other branches will be closed. WPL resources can be accessed 24/7 at www.windsorpubliclibrary.com.  ...
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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 why they matter. Richard Peddie retired as president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Continue Reading...
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“Check out” nature with WPL!

Windsor Public Library is once again excited to be partnering with Ontario Parks in loaning out free Day-Use Vehicle permits for Ontario Provincial Parks. These “Park Passes” circulate for 7 days and are both non-holdable and non-renewable. Due to high usage last year, we’ve added additional passes to the collection!  Passes are available at all WPL branches (with the exception of Local History) on a “first come first served” basis.  Call your nearest branch to check availability. Please note that these passes are good for Ontario Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAYS

Do you remember going to the movies at the Palace Theatre? This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the Palace Theatre on Ouellette Avenue just south of University Avenue taken in 1975. The movie “Rooster Cogburn” staring John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn was playing at the time the photograph was taken. When it opened in 1918, the theatre had over a 1,200 seats making it one of the largest movies houses in Windsor. This block was raised in 1985 and redeveloped to include a new Palace Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

Looking west along Wyandotte Street East at the intersection with Aylmer Avenue is this week’s Throwback Thursday Pic. This street image was taken around 1950 with the Canadian Bank of Commerce branch on the left side of the photograph, and Canadian Auto Stores on the opposite side and Standard Tire and Auto Supply on the far right. Much of this scene is still present today, with the buildings on the right side still standing but the bank branch has been demolished and replace with a small Continue Reading...
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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 Essex County who claim Ukrainian heritage. Today and tomorrow, at all Windsor Public Library branches, PROJECT Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken around 1963 of Windsor Avenue in downtown Windsor. Mossman’s Fruit Market was located on the corner of Windsor Avenue and Chatham Street East, and across the street is the Eagle Grill Restaurant. The spire in the background of the photograph belongs to All Saints Anglican Church. Windsor Avenue was closed at this location and the buildings in this photograph were demolished in 1975 to make way for the Steinberg Grocery Store. Today, where Mossman’s Fruit Market was located is Continue Reading...
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BREAKING NEWS: BOOKMOBILE REPLACEMENT APPROVED

The past two years has seen the Windsor Public Library Board, administration and staff working tirelessly to replace FRED – our much loved bookmobile. Old age and constant use led to FRED being retired from the road in 2020. Hard work and diligence paid off last night, as Windsor City Council passed a motion allocating funds for the WPLB to proceed in acquiring a replacement. Thanks are due to the WPLB led by Chair, Councillor Rino Bortolin and Councillors Jeewen Gill and Jim Morrison and community Continue Reading...
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MASKING MANDATE LIFTED FOR CUSTOMERS

As the Province of Ontario lifts Covid-19 health and safety restrictions, please note that masking requirements are lifted at Windsor Public Library – masking is optional for customers.  Please be respectful  of personal choice. Thank you for your cooperation.    ...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic looks at Windsor’s riverfront. Since 1854 when the first Great Western Railway passenger train arrived from London, passengers and freight have been arriving at Windsor’s riverfront train station at the foot of Goyeau Street on Riverside Drive East. This photograph was taken late in the 1950s when passenger trains still traveled to downtown Windsor. The train station roofline can be seen just above the passenger coaches’ parked at the station. Passenger trains stopped calling at the riverfront station in 1961 when Continue Reading...
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