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The Best Canadian Music Ever

The good people over at CBC Music have put together a list of some of the best songs in Canadian history.  While any best of list will inherently depend on factors such as taste, popularity, and other subjective matters I have to say that I like their list.  Personally I would have (for example) picked a different Arcade Fire song for their top piece and the best K.D. Lang song...
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Windsor Public Library Participates in Letter To An Elder Day Campaign

An organization called Love For Our Elders was founded in 2013 by a young man named Jacob in memory of his grandpa. After his grandpa passed, Jacob began to volunteer at his local senior living community. During this time, he visited the residents one-on-one, developed close relationships with them, and even became best friends with some of them. During his lonely teenage years, Jacob found a community where people cared...
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WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the Windsor Public Library Board is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. and will be held virtually through the Zoom Video Conferencing Platform. The featured speaker is Richard Peddie, local owner of the River Bookshop in Amherstburg, co-chair of Amherstburg Thrive and retired president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Mr. Peddie will speak on books in his life and...
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INTRODUCING OUR DIGITAL BRANCH

You may have noticed over the last year and a half that Windsor Public Library has been a bigger presence than ever online – with increased social media outreach and all kinds of virtual programming, we’ve been working hard to produce the best quality web content we can, and to provide you with the same kind of great customer service you’ve come to expect from us, but in a virtual...
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TRUSTED INFORMATION SOURCES

One of our most important weapons in the fight against COVID-19 is information.  But can everything you see and read online be trusted as verified, reliable and true? While social media and the internet can be valuable sources of information, there have been numerous examples of inaccurate and purposefully false information being shared online. In our new video series, we’ll be looking at some of the more prevalent myths surrounding...
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SIMPSON, Melvin ‘Mac’ Thomas and Betty Ruth Beatrice (nee Johnson)

Co-founders: North American Black Historical Museum (now: Freedom Museum), Amherstburg Born: October 17, 1916; and May 11, 1925 Death: January 7, 1982 (Melvin); and April 4, 2014 (Betty) Involvement in community projects can provide meaning to life, beyond what can be achieved through one’s occupation. So it was for the husband and wife team of Melvin and Betty Simpson, two of the founders of the North American Black Historical Museum...
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Palimpsest Press

Palimpsest Press is a Canadian book publishing company founded in 2000 by Dawn Marie Kresan. This company has published over 58 authors in poetry, literary fiction, and non-fiction. Palimpsest Press literary fiction titles focus on magic realism, surrealism, and explorations of the everyday. Palimpsest focusses on poetry that displays technical mastery, precise language, and an authentic voice, and well-crafted fiction that is rich in imagery, with a focus on character development. Their nonfiction...
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WPL to provide Technology and Assistance to Seniors

The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated isolation has demonstrated that particular segments of the community – particularly senior citizens – have struggled to maintain communication with family, grappled with the complexities of online shopping and wrestled with everyday tasks that most find commonplace. Windsor Public Library is pleased to announce that it has received a grant totalling $16,500 from the United Way Windsor-Essex County which is funded by the Government...
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Central Branch Opens Doors For Public Computer Use

Effective Monday, July 27, Central Branch (185 Ouellette Avenue) of Windsor Public Library will open for customers wanting computer and internet access.  The trial period will run through Friday, July 31, at which time a decision will be made on the feasibility and practicality of gradually opening the doors at all branches.  It should be noted that Central Branch will ONLY open for computer access. Curbside service will continue. “Computer...
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Ian Austen

Ian Austen is a Windsor-born journalist.  He is best known as a Canadian news correspondent for the New York Times (NYT), a position he has held since 2004. Austen was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. As a young adult, he attended Ryerson University in Toronto and shortly thereafter began a career in print journalism. Austen wrote freelance for Canadian Business Magazine, and was a senior writer for Southam News...
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