Visit us at the library for an afternoon of board games and chess. All are welcome.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 5400.

Saturday, March 24 , from 1:00  pm to 4:00 pm, Forest Glade Library.

Is your child ready to read
chapter books? Join us weekly
as we read and respond to several chapters of a good book. A reading and writing book club for ages 8 to 12.

To register call 519-255-6770, Ext. 8800.

Monday, March 26, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Seminole Library.

The library is very excited
to extend an invitation to
everyone who would like to join our Spanish conversation circle. Improve your Spanish in a relaxing and friendly environment with Claudia and Danilo.

For information call 519-255-6770, Ext. 3320.

Saturday, March 31, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Budimir Library.

Library Branches to Close Thursday, March 22

All branches of Windsor Public Library will be closed Thursday, March 22, 2018 to provide an opportunity for staff development and training. Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) will open as scheduled from 9 am to 9 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Library resources and materials are available 24/7 at
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Internationally renowned children’s author and friend of Windsor Public Library Christopher Paul Curtis will be at Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Saturday, March 24 to speak about his award-winning novels and talk about his journey from autoworker to bestselling author.  The event is suitable for both adults and children and will begin at 2 pm. Mr. Curtis will also talk about his new book, The Journey of  Little Charlie. Christopher Paul Curtis is best known for award winning books such as: THE MADMEN OF PINEY WOODS, ELIJAH Continue Reading...
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A #ThrowbackThursday to the Windsor Market that was located at McDougall and Chatham Street. This photograph was taken in 1935 and shows men, women, and children busy buying and selling fresh produce and goods. Are you excited for spring to start buying from our many local farmers?  ...
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A #ThrowbackThursday to the willow walk by the Sandwich Canal. This photograph was captured around 1909 by Andrew Bowlby, one of the original investors in Ford Canada. The canal was dug from Russell St. to the Detroit River to allow American tourists to reach the popular mineral springs. At its peak popularity there was a streetcar line, a ferry service, and a hotel for visitors. By the time Bowlby took this picture, the Sandwich mineral springs had already run dry, but the area continued to be Continue Reading...
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March Break Activities At Your Library

Your neighbourhood library is the perfect place to enjoy March Break activities. The Windsor Public Library’s 2018 Children’s March Break Program begins Saturday, March 10 at community libraries across Windsor. Each year, thousands of children come to public libraries to play, read and learn about all the resources available to them free of charge. March Break activities run through Saturday, March 17. “Windsor Public Library is the perfect March Break destination for learning, leisure and fun,” says CEO Kitty Pope. “Our goal is to provide kids with Continue Reading...
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Throwback Thursday

A #ThrowbackThursday to some unconventional cargo. The Michigan Central Railway Tunnel was completed in 1909, and opened in 1910, connecting Windsor and Detroit a full 20 years before the automotive tunnel. Before it opened, rail cars were transported by ferry across the river. The dual-tracked train tunnel made it faster for passengers and goods to travel between the two countries.  On the Windsor side, the tunnel surfaces south of Wyandotte beside Cameron Avenue and in Detroit, connects to the main line west of downtown. In 2014, Continue Reading...
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Sandwich Branch Black History Book Challenge Concludes

The 2018 Library Live Children’s Black History Book Challenge ended last week with 113 books enjoyed by the more than 100 participants who packed the Sandwich Branch. At the end of the event a list of the top 30 books and CDs was generated. Here are the top 10.  A full list can be viewed here.       Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged – by Jody Nyasha Warner All Aboard! Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine – by Monica Kulling Elijah of Buxton – by Christopher Paul Curtis Membering – Continue Reading...
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We’re Looking For Your Input

The Central Branch of Windsor Public Library is moving.  Last week, the WPL Board announced the sale of the building to the Downtown Mission which means the library has to vacate by June 2019. The Branch will move to a temporary location before a new, permanent location is found. We want to hear what you have to say on the matter.  Where would you like to see the Central Branch permanently located and what services should it contain? Your feedback is valuable to the search process.  Please Continue Reading...
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Clutter -> Be Gone!

Are you having trouble keeping your possessions under control?  Do you need a plan for the piles or a refresh on your domestic routines? Are you looking for a different strategy, one that meshes better with your personal style? Cassandra Aarssen will provide tips for cleaning and decluttering during her presentation at the Central Branch on Saturday March 10.  This program will be held in the Community Living Room on the main floor, starting at 2:30 p.m. Copies of Ms Aarssen’s book, CLUTTERED MESS TO ORGANIZED SUCCESS may Continue Reading...
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Central Library To Relocate In Deal With Downtown Mission

The Windsor Public Library (WPL) is about to write the next chapter in its nearly 125 years of history after agreeing to sell the Central Library building at 850 Ouellette to the Downtown Mission. Following the opening last year of the W.F. Chisholm Branch at the Optimist Community Centre, the start of construction on the John Muir Branch in Sandwich Town and the forthcoming renovation of the Budimir Branch in South Windsor, the WPL will begin the process of locating a new Central Branch in the Continue Reading...
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