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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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ARCHITECTURE RESOURCES DONATED BY LOCAL GROUP

Thanks to a $700 donation by the Windsor Region Society of Architects (WRSA), Windsor Public Library has added a collection of children’s materials on the topic of architecture to the Seminole Branch collection. Through 40 titles, such as Roberto the Insect Architect, The World Is Not a Rectangle, The LEGO Architect, The Girl’s Guide to Building a Fort and How Cities Work, Windsor kids can explore ideas of architecture, design, neighbourhoods and urban planning. “Windsor Public Library is truly grateful to WRSA for funding this important Continue Reading...
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NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.  All branches of Windsor Public Library will be closed, but displays of Indigenous content and resources will be featured at all branches and online at the Digital Branch throughout the week.  Also please check here for additional information and resources. Check out a video on Truth and Reconciliation prepared by staff Starting September 26, stop by Fontainebleau Branch for a Dreamcatcher Take & Make Kit. On September 27 at 4 pm, join us at Budimir for our first monthly Continue Reading...
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WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES CLOSED

All branches of Windsor Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 19 to honour the life and legacy of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. WPL will join with the City of Windsor in marking September 19 as a Day of Mourning.  This coincides with Her Late Majesty’s State Funeral in the United Kingdom, and the end of the official period of mourning in Canada. There will be a national commemorative ceremony to honour the life and service of Her Majesty. The ceremony will be held Continue Reading...
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RIVERSIDE BRANCH RECEIVES ‘TLC’

Over the past several weeks library staff has been busy giving Riverside Branch a dramatic transformation with the ‘big reveal’ happening earlier this week. The 14,000+ square foot building was constructed in 1995 and recently saw a renovation and re-configuration of the first floor, including new flooring, the move of public computers to a more easily accessed location and changes to the Circulation and Information desks – all to enhance the customer experience. “I encourage all Riverside customers to stop in and experience our beautiful new Continue Reading...
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NEWS, COMMENT AND OPINION: WHEREVER AND WHENEVER YOU WANT

In June, phase 3 of the WPL ‘We’re More Than Books’ Campaign is featuring the many ways you can get the latest local and world news, wherever you want and whenever you want.  Simply select your digital platform of choice and let WPL do the rest of the work to bring you comment, analysis and opinion from around the world. The year-long campaign is focussed – in a fun way – on resources not usually associated with public libraries, but resources which are necessary for us to Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With the warmer weather arriving, thoughts turn to summer time activities. One such activity was boarding the Boblo Island Ferries to Boblo Island Amusement Park down the Detroit River located across from Amherstburg,  Ontario. This week’s Throwback Thursday pick is of the Columbia Boblo Island Ferry, one of two ferries that made the journey between Windsor/Detroit to the amusement park. The other ferry was the SS. St. Claire. The Columbia was build in 1902 for the Detroit, Belle Isle & Windsor Ferry Company by the Detroit Continue Reading...
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WPL TO FEATURE TOOL COLLECTION AND DIY HELP IN APRIL

DIY reality TV fans regularly follow the exploits of Mike Holmes and Brian Baeumler – but closer to home – we have our very own budding DIY stars, Councillors Rino Bortolin and Jim Morrison. On Wednesday, April 13 at Budimir Branch (1310 Grand Marais Road West) at 11 am, WPL is staging a ‘friendly’ DIY competition between the two councillors and WPLB members to see who gets to be our reality star.  We will be launching stage 2 of our OFF THE SHELF campaign, which is Continue Reading...
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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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