Category Archives: Adult programs

Speed Friending 35-55 Edition is Here!

Windsor Public Library staff are excited to be able to announce that we’re expanding our Speed Friending programming to a wider age range! We’ve tested the waters and had success (and lots of fun) with Speed Friending for the 18-35 age range. Due to popular demand, we’re rolling out an event for those 36-55 on Monday, February 26th at our new W.F. Chisholm Branch from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm....
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Veronique Mandal Presents Book: Getting Off: A Criminal Lawyer’s Road To Redemption

The latest book from journalist and author, Veronique Mandal, profiles former Windsor criminal lawyer, Don Tait.  Entitled, GETTING OFF: A CRIMINAL LAWYER’S ROAD TO REDEMPTION, Mandal follows the trail from Tait’s high octane lifestyle in Windsor, through his recovery from addictions, to his final days in Africa. Mandal will be presenting excerpts from her book plus her adventures researching it, in an author talk at the Central Branch of the...
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Learn ‘How-To’ Practice Mindfulness This Year

The New Year is upon us and for many folks, the dawn of a new year means making resolutions for a happier and healthier lifestyle. The first ‘How-To’ workshop of 2018 aims to help you achieve this through the practice of mindfulness. For those who might be unfamiliar, mindfulness is the practice of being aware of your body, mind and feelings in the present moment. It’s thought to alleviate stress...
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By The River January Meeting ReBooked

The December 13 meeting of BY THE RIVER, Readers series is now rebooked and will  happen on Wednesday January 17. Urban Farmhouse Press hopes this date works better for your busy holiday schedule and you will attend in the new year, as this meeting will present the published collection of the works of 2016-2017 readers. Place is the same (Ouellette lobby, Central Branch),  & no change to the time (starts 6:30 p.m.). ...
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Community Connecting Artist at Sandwich Library

Our peaceful place to paint seniors connect with our Thursday Tween Time. We enjoyed hours of creative fun filled programs at Sandwich Library last Thursday. Our seniors demonstrated watercolour painting techniques they had  practiced from the assignments I gave them last week. Tim’s sample technique was left on display by our gorgeous Sandwich Library picture windows. When the tweens came in they started to learn from the seniors’ work with great enthusiasm. At...
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Launch of new book by author Fartumo Kusow on December 4

Fartumo Kusow, a Windsor high school English teacher, will mark the launch of her new novel Tale of a Boon’s Wife with a talk at the Windsor Public Library, Central Branch (850 Ouellette Ave), on Monday December 4th from 6:30-8:00pm. Community Living Room, 1st Floor. Kusow fled Somalia just as its years-long civil war was starting. She made her way to Canada, settling in Windsor where she earned an Honours Degree in English...
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A Peaceful Place to Paint – Sandwich Library, 3312 Sandwich Street

ADULT PAINTING SESSIONS –  Do you love water painting?  Do you want to learn? Do you want to meet and share the joy of painting with a friendly community of people in a wonderful space? Join us THURSDAYS, 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 A.M.  at Sandwich Library for watercolour painting. All supplies provided along with gentle instruction. Beginners to Advance welcome.  Click on READ MORE to see more images of our wonderful...
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Don’t Miss ‘The Story of the Dodge Brothers’ at W.F. Chisholm Branch

On Saturday, November 4, you’re invited to join us at the new W.F. Chisholm Branch for a special presentation from our friends at the Canadian Transportation Museum. We’ve very excited that the morning’s special activities will feature something for all ages! 9:30-10:30 – Join us for a presentation from CTM volunteer Mickey, to learn about the Dodge Brothers from bicycles to automobiles and hear about their connections to Windsor. 10:45-12:30 –...
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By the River — Author readings series moves to Central Branch

For the months of November and December 2017, Urban Farmhouse Press organized author readings series, By the River, will be moving to the Central Branch on Ouellette Avenue.  Meetings will run 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  There is no charge for parking in the municipal lot behind the library after 6 o’clock in the evening. In addition to the readings, the November 15 meeting will feature art work from SHO....
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It’s not about Exercise

On Saturday, October 14, local writer Marty Gervais presented a slide show at the Central Branch to promote his recently released nonfiction book, FIVE DAYS WALKING FIVE TOWNS: TOURING WINDSOR’S PAST. If you were unable to attend, there will be additional dates after October 23 to hear the author and purchase copies of his book.  More information can be found on the Biblioasis events page....
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