Category Archives: Events

Outdoor Movie Nights are Back – Elemental on June 21st

We’re excited to announce that Windsor Public Library’s outdoor movie nights are back for another season starting on June 21st. You’re invited to join us at Forest Glade Optimist Park (3215 Forest Glade Drive) for a screening of  the Disney-Pixar animated film ‘Elemental’.  The fun starts at 7:00pm with family-friendly games and activities and the movie begins at sundown (approximately 9:15pm). You’ll find us right behind the library close to...
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Hocus Pocus Movie Night – Special Guest Appearance!

You’re invited to join us for another FREE outdoor movie night! WPL invites you to bring the whole family to Forest Glade Optimist Park to enjoy a screening of fan favourite, ‘Hocus Pocus’. Help us celebrate the Spooky Season by dressing us as your favourite Hocus Pocus character! WPL is excited to announce that for the first time  ever, a star of the movie we are screening will be in...
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Pop Up Libraries Coming this Summer!

We’re excited to announce pop-up libraries in a couple of Ward 9 parks during the warmer months!  We’ll be at Captain John Wilson (Thursday mornings) and Walker Homesite Park (Monday evenings) every three weeks with all sorts of fun library activities!  Come take a break in our tent, enjoy free Wifi, charge your device, make a library card or craft, and learn more about our resources. Captain John Wilson Park...
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Summer Reading Program Kicks off on July 8th

Windsor Public Library is once again offering a full summer of fun and activities planned for children – and they are all free of charge! The fun officially kicks off on Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Chisholm Branch of Windsor Public Library (1075 Ypres). There will be games, crafts, face painting, cake and more to get children excited to read all summer long....
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Family Friendly Outdoor Movie Nights Return

With summer fast approaching, parents across Windsor will be looking for fun activities which appeal to the whole family – and if they’re free, so much the better! Windsor Public Library is here to help! Our lineup of Summer Reading programs will have something to offer children of all ages and interests. In addition to the great programs found in the libraries, WPL is excited to provide free, family-oriented movie nights...
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FOREST GLADE BRANCH CELEBRATES 35 YEARS

Forest Glade branch is celebrating a birthday on Monday, May 15.  For 35 years it has been providing entertainment, educational and information resources to the residents of East Windsor. An Open House is scheduled from 3 to 5 pm.  Library staff would love to have the community stop by to celebrate:  food, fun activities and giveaways are scheduled. The 5,500 sq. ft. facility was officially opened on May 15, 1988. ...
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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Every February, Windsorites are invited to take part in celebrations and events which honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, during Black History Month. It’s  a time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians, who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today.  It’s also an opportunity for the majority of Canadians to learn...
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NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.  All branches of Windsor Public Library will be closed, but displays of Indigenous content and resources will be featured at all branches and online at the Digital Branch throughout the week.  Also please check here for additional information and resources. Check out a video on Truth and Reconciliation prepared by staff Starting September 26, stop by Fontainebleau Branch for a Dreamcatcher...
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WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES CLOSED

All branches of Windsor Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 19 to honour the life and legacy of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. WPL will join with the City of Windsor in marking September 19 as a Day of Mourning.  This coincides with Her Late Majesty’s State Funeral in the United Kingdom, and the end of the official period of mourning in Canada. There will be a national...
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

With the warmer weather arriving, thoughts turn to summer time activities. One such activity was boarding the Boblo Island Ferries to Boblo Island Amusement Park down the Detroit River located across from Amherstburg,  Ontario. This week’s Throwback Thursday pick is of the Columbia Boblo Island Ferry, one of two ferries that made the journey between Windsor/Detroit to the amusement park. The other ferry was the SS. St. Claire. The Columbia...
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