Category Archives: Research

Online G1 & M1 Practice Tests now available through WPL

We’re happy to announce the addition of G1.ca to our eResource lineup. G1.ca offers free G1 & M1 practice tests to library customers; these tests have been developed specifically based on the official ON Ministry of Transportation driver’s handbook. Practice tests are available with corrective feedback, and also in simulator mode – which is about as close to the written test as you can get. Whether you’re prepping for the...
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Learn Business Skills Through Independent On-Line Learning

If you’re contemplating a career change or just looking to improve your marketable workplace skills, Windsor Public Library can help. Through, LYNDA.COM, a leading online learning platform, library customers now have the opportunity to enhance their business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With your Windsor Public Library card and a PIN, simply log on to the library website to access LYNDA.COM which has a...
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Online resources for New Canadians

Are you, or do you know a new Canadian who is preparing for the IELTS test? If so, we can help! We offer Road to IELTS (General and Academic) in online format for library cardholders. This eResource/App provides individuals preparing for the IELTS with practice tests, advisory videos, and eBooks covering reading, listening, speaking, and writing – just like the IELTS test itself. Road to IELTS also tracks learner progress...
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Can you solve this mystery?

Wasn’t it great news to learn the contest to find all the clues contained in a book about the War of 1812 by Dennis White has finally been solved!  Now the Windsor Public Library has its own mystery we hope the public can unravel. Recently our Local History section received as a donation a century-old artifact.  Discovered in an antique dealers’ collection, the plaque shown at the left features symbols...
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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...
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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...
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Government Printer Peeks: Winter 2017

Governments, as with people, use the turning of the year to both examine the past and make proposals for the future.  From the first quarter of 2017, I have selected some health and economic reports that either provide a report card of existing conditions or look forward to coming needs. The Advisory Council on Economic Growth hopes combined private and public initiatives will BUILD A HIGHLY SKILLED AND RESILIENT CANADIAN...
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Government Printer Peeks, year end 2016

From the final quarter of 2016, several themes predominated among government releases. Care of people with chronic conditions or terminal illnesses Understanding the Lived Experience of Individuals, Caregivers and Families Touched by Frailty, Chronic Illness and Dementia in Ontario /  From : the Law Commission of Ontario 118 p. . Care options choosing the best plan for you and the person you care for.  From: Employment and Social Development Canada. ...
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Downtown Transportation Strategy

Now available for review at the Central Branch is the City of Windsor’s final report of the Downtown Transportation Strategy. The study “is focused around the routine accommodation of improvements to active transportation modes” and considers vehicular capacity of specific roads,on-street parking and bicycle corridors. Members of the public can read the report while in the library.  Ask for the document at the second floor reference desk....
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The Number One Cancer Killer of Women is… Lung Cancer.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Ribbon is Pearl. Lung cancer is also the number one cancer killer of men. “Every hour, the lives of more than two Canadian mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, and friends will be lost.” http://www.lungcancercanada.ca This is unfortunately a little known fact with disheartening and serious repercussions. Lack of funding because of stigma (you asked for it and/or the belief that only...
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