All locations of the Windsor
Public Library will be closed
on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 22, 2108.

Tea, sweets and a great book
or two. What a wonderful
way to start your day!

Join us for morning tea with a discussion on some of the most interesting mysteries and novels based on the Victorian period.  Wearing your favourite hat or period dress is optional.

Space is limited. Please call or email to register.

Tuesday, May 22, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, Sandwich library.

Join us. This club is held once
a month at the library and is designed to spark your imagination and creativity. Ages 8 to 13.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5400.

Tuesday, May 22, from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm, Forest Glade Library.

Learn basic keyboard skills
and how to use a mouse to
click, and scroll and explore the web with basic internet searching skills. No experience required. Please register at 519-255-6770 ext 4344.

To register call 519-255-6770 x4434.

Wednesday, May 23, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Central Library.

The Windsor Public Library
(Central branch) is holding a gigantic book sale on Friday and Saturday, May 25 & 26, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

There will be thousands of titles to choose from. Hardcover books and trade paperbacks will be priced at $2 with mass market and small paperbacks at $1 but you can pick up a plastic bag and fill it with books for only $2 or fill a cardboard box for $5 (we supply the bags and boxes).

There will be a large selection of materials in: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Urdu.

Are you a senior (55+)
who has recently moved to
the area?
Just looking for new pals to add to your circle of friends? We know it can be hard to meet new people and we want to make it easy for you! This low-key event will be a fun way to form new connections with other local seniors.
Feel free to come solo or in a group.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 3310.

Tuesday, May 29, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Budimir Library.

Famous Windsorites Portal Features All Windsor Mayors

Can you name which Windsor mayoral race was decided with a deck of cards? Do you know which Windsor mayor lasted just 8 days in office?  Or which Windsor mayor proposed the Windsor-Detroit tunnel be built? In celebration of the May 26 opening of the new City Hall and the recent announcement that portraits of Windsor mayors will be on display at the new municipal office, Windsor Public Library staff have posted biographies and images of all 34 Windsor mayors on the Famous Windsorites portal, which Continue Reading...
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Switch To Summer Hours

All locations of Windsor Public Library will change to SUMMER HOURS on TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018. Additionally, the last Sunday this season for open hours at Central, Budimir and Riverside libraries was May 6, 2018.  Sunday hours will resume in September. Click here for the 2018 Summer calendar.  ...
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In honour of Police Week May 12th to the 18th, this week’s Throwback Thursday picture is of the old Windsor Police Headquarters taken in 1975.  Opened in 1921 at the corner of Goyeau  Avenue and Park Street. The original exterior was hidden under renovations done in 1955, 1968 and 1978 forever changing its appearance.  The police station was occupied until 1999 when the new Windsor Justice Facility was opened at the corner of Chatham and Goyeau. Today this location is a  parking lot for City Hall Continue Reading...
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Library To Hold Gigantic Book Sale

The Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) is holding a gigantic book sale on Friday and Saturday, May 25 & 26, from 9 AM to 5 PM. There will be thousands of titles to choose from, covering all genres of reading and viewing tastes. Hardcover books and trade paperbacks will be priced at $2 with mass market and small paperbacks at $1 but we’re encouraging everyone to pick up a plastic bag and fill it with books for only $2 or fill a cardboard box for Continue Reading...
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Christopher Paul Curtis Educates, Motivates and Entertains…

Internationally renowned children’s author – and friend of Windsor Public Library – Christopher Paul Curtis dropped by Sandwich Branch recently to meet school children, read from his works and motivate students to read and become more involved in the creative writing process. Close to 400 students from General Brock, Marlborough and West Gate public schools were in attendance. Many of the children in attendance have ties with the Library Live Children’s Writing Club and for those between the ages of 8 and 16 wanting to get involved, Continue Reading...
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City of Windsor Mayoral Trivia

Do you know your Windsor Mayors? Which Mayor lasted just eight days in office? Who was the only female Mayor?   Biographies on all Windsor Mayors can be found on our Famous Windsorites page.  Check out our trivia questions and test your knowledge! The Famous Windsorites portal is a unique database we started in November 2015 to help WPL better serve our customers. As library staff answer customer questions about famous Windsor residents we have posted our research on-line to share with the entire community. This is an ongoing project, we Continue Reading...
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Throwback Thursday

This photograph was taken in 1925 the year that the YMCA building was open on Pelissier Street. This facility was used by the Y until 1989 when the building was closed. In 1975 the Y moved there Health, Fitness and Recreation  Centre from Pelissier to their new facility on Victoria Avenue. The YMCA Residence was moved from Pelissier Street to a new building on McDougall Avenue in 1989. A private developer buys the Pelissier Street property in 2002 and today the building has been converted to Continue Reading...
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Galactic Gala at Windsor Public library

Join us for a Galactic Gala in honour of the Star Wars Fandom!   WHEN:  Thursday, May 3, 2018 TIME: 6:30-8 pm WHERE: Auditorium, lower level – Central Library, 850 Ouellette Avenue   Padawans and Sith Apprentices of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of Star Wars themed fun, crafts, trivia and even a visit from some of our favourite Star Wars characters compliments of the 501st Legion. Call 519-255-6770 Ext. 2200 to register....
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Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Upgrading

Do you need to upgrade your skills to find a job or get better at the job you have? Have you been out of school for a while and want to brush up on reading, writing, math or digital technology? Do you have a hard time filling out forms, or helping your kids with their homework? The Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program helps adults in Ontario to develop and apply communication, numeracy, interpersonal and digital skills to achieve their goals. This program is available Continue Reading...
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Many Verses, Many Smiles

April is poetry month, and over the last few weeks, several poetry-themed programs took place in the library.  This past Saturday, the New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence, in conjunction with the Central Branch hosted our third MANY VOICES, MANY LANDS event.   Recitations were spoken in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Nepali, Persian, and Urdu as well as English, as participants shared poems by favourite traditional authors, or verses of their own creation....
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