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OUTDOOR MOVIES CONTINUE…

With summer in full swing, WPL has another outdoor movie scheduled to appeal to young families across Windsor and provide free family-friendly fun. On August 19, Sing 2 will be screened at Fontainebleau Park.  The fun begins at 7 pm at both locations with the movies to commence at sundown. The state-of-the-art movie projection system to screen movies outside – at parks, community centres and other venues across Windsor – consists of a 25 ft. inflatable screen, projector, top-of-the-line sound system and an ultra-quiet generator. Families planning Continue Reading...
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NOTICE TO WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY CUSTOMERS

Please be aware that we have received numerous reports of scammers purporting to represent Windsor Public Library promoting services requiring payment.  Please be aware that The Windsor Public Library Board does not directly solicit payment for services or donations. The Windsor Police Service has been notified and is investigating. Any jobs at the Windsor Public Library would be posted on the City of Windsor website, at this link: https://www.citywindsor.ca/cityhall/Employment-Opportunities/Pages/Current-Job-Postings.aspx...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This photograph was taken in the mid 1970s when Downtown Windsor was still the main shopping district of the city. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of Ouellette Avenue looking eastward between University Ave. and Chatham Street. In this view from left to right, there is the Real Lace and Linen Store, Ronald Furs, Wickham’s of Windsor and Thrifty’s More than Just Pants. Today, this block still stands much as it did fifty years ago, but the business have changed from stores to restaurants with a Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken sometime in the early 1960s of the McKinnon Industries building located on Walker Road at Seminole Street. McKinnon Industries was created in 1925 and by 1929 with the growth of the automobile industry, General Motors purchased the business. McKinnon Industries made various parts for the automotive and non-automotive industry. The company make electric motors for washing machines and refrigerators, and car and truck radios and eventually even made V-8 engines for Oldsmobile. The building was demolished to make way 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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LIBRARY BRANCHES CLOSED

All locations of the Windsor Public Library will be closed on Monday, August 1, 2022, to celebrate the Civic Holiday. Your library card provides access to online resources for all ages, which can be accessed any time, and from anywhere. Books, magazines, movies and music are available online 24/7 at windsorpubliclibrary.com....
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This bird-eye view of the west side of Downtown Windsor taken in the 1970s, very few of the buildings in this image are still standing fifty years later. The large structure in the lower left hand corner of the image is the Cleary Convention Centre before additions were added later in the 1970s. The block to the left of the Cleary was demolished to make way for the new Chrysler Office Building. The building behind the Cleary is the Windsor Star building and printing facility. Today, Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken in the 1970s of the Art Gallery of Windsor, located on Riverside Drive West in the old Carling Brewery warehouse. The AGW was originally located in Willistead Manor in Walkerville from 1943 to 1975, when it moved to this location. In 1993, the Art Gallery of Windsor moved to Devonshire Mall when Casino Windsor leased the building. Once Casino Windsor opened its own casino, the AGW decided to demolish this structure and replace it with a new building. Today Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the former Salvation Army Grace Hospital located at the corner of Crawford and University Avenues. The photograph was taken sometime in the early 1970s.The hospital opened its doors on February 1st, 1920. This was the first general hospital in Canada that was operated by the Salvation Army. The hospital closed in February 1st 2004, after providing 84 years of service to Windsor and Essex County. The structure was eventually demolished in the spring of 2013. Today the site is Continue Reading...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic is of the Norwich Block along Riverside Drive and Ouellette Avenue. Taken in the summer of 1976 from Dieppe Gardens. The Toronto Dominion Bank façade located at the corner of Riverside and Ouellette, had been saved to be used in a future location. As of 2022, the bank façade is still in storage. The Norwich Block was demolished in 1999-2000 to make way for the Chrysler Building that was to house the head office of Daimler Chrysler Canada. If you are Continue Reading...
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