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WPL Celebrates 125 Years

To celebrate 125 years of library service to the community, WPL is featuring photographs from the local history collection and community archive. On a daily basis for the balance of December, we will present an interesting and unique image of our city, which we hope will fascinate and entertain. The former John Richardson Library is named in honour of Major John Richardson (1796-1847), the local author of the early 19th...
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WPL Celebrates 125 Years

To celebrate 125 years of library service to the community, WPL is featuring photographs from the local history collection and community archive. On a daily basis for the balance of December, we will present an interesting and unique image of our city, which we hope will fascinate and entertain. Canada’s Book Week, Nov. 1 – 8, 1947, is the occasion for this display of new and noteworthy Canadian publications, carefully...
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WPL Celebrates 125 Years

To celebrate 125 years of library service to the community, WPL is featuring photographs from the local history collection and community archive. On a daily basis for the balance of December, we will present an interesting and unique image of our city, which we hope will fascinate and entertain. Although Walkerville residents were welcome to use the Lambie’s Hall and Carnegie libraries on the same terms and conditions as Windsor...
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WPL Celebrates 125 Years

To celebrate 125 years of library service to the community, WPL is featuring photographs from the local history collection and community archive. On a daily basis for the balance of December, we will present an interesting and unique image of our city, which we hope will fascinate and entertain. Windsor Public Library has always been on the cutting edge when providing resources to our customers.  This photo from the 1950s...
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WPL Celebrates 125 Years

To celebrate 125 years of library service to the community, WPL is featuring photographs from the local history collection and community archive. On a daily basis for the balance of December, we will present an interesting and unique image of our city, which we hope will fascinate and entertain. Image Number 2 shows the Carnegie Library, which many Windsorites remember fondly. It opened in October 1903 at the corner of...
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WPL Celebrates 125 Years

One hundred and twenty-five years ago today, on December 4 1894, Windsor Public Library first opened at Lambie’s Hall.  Library users who paid five cents for a library card could select from among 5,254 books and 60 periodicals.  Lambie’s Hall remained the Windsor Public Library for almost seven years, until the Carnegie Library opened in 1903.   The site on Ferry Street letter became the location of the Windsor Star building...
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Talk to Us, We Don’t Bite!

With the holiday season fast approaching, do you want to get out of the doghouse?  Do you want the library to stop hounding you about overdue materials? If so, return all overdue materials between December 4 and 31, and Windsor Public Library will throw you a bone – we’ll waive your fines, no ifs ands or woofs! On December 4, WPL celebrates 125 years of library service to the community....
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Library To Hold Gigantic Book Sale

The Windsor Public Library is holding a gigantic book sale on Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, from 9 AM to 5 PM at all library branches and Central Library. There will be thousands of titles to choose from, covering all genres of reading and viewing tastes.  Hardcover books and trade paperbacks will be priced at $2 with mass market and small paperbacks at $1 but we’re encouraging everyone...
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10,000 Dogs and Other Assorted Creatures

It takes a special person to be an animal control officer – for more than 30 years!  Imagine the stories that person could tell. If you were not able to attend the presentation on September 7 by Carlo Rossi, author of “10,000 Dogs, and Other Assorted Creatures”, he and his creative team of Tim Williamson and Susan Vesala will repeat their talk at the Riverside Branch this Saturday September 21,...
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Important Dates

As we near the Grand Opening of our new John Muir Branch (363 Mill Street) in Sandwich, please take note of important dates in the transition from the Sandwich Branch to the new Mill Street location. SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 : Sandwich Branch will close TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3: Muir Branch will open SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: Muir Grand Opening at 1 pm From Monday, August 26 to Saturday, August 31, there will...
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