Windsor Public Library

It has been my great pleasure to work at, and blog on behalf of, Windsor Public Library for the last year. My first real job was at that very library, the downtown Central Branch at 850 Ouellette, from 1982 to 1986. When I reluctantly left (albeit to spend the summer working at the AOK Bildungszentrum in Sarstedt, West Germany), I was working in the WPL film centre with bonhommetteFilm Centre. Film as in 35mm films. The kind teachers came to borrow, sometimes along with projectors, that we had to splice to repair. The walls were lined with cannisters.

I have missed the place ever since I left and am thrilled to have had the privilege of working at Central once again, at least for a year. Yesterday my contract ended and, again, I left reluctantly (this time to spend the winter in Windsor).

bonhomme at circ deskThe Central Branch of Windsor Public Library is the only building having a similar nostalgic scent approximating that of the old Riverside Library, in which I grew up. I loved it there (both at Riverside and at Central). I will miss Central Branch and I will miss many, many co-workers and even some patrons I came to know.

bonhomme with jack booksBelow are some (okay, below are many) of the blog posts I wrote during the past year (in reverse date order). Cliquez-vous and be amazed at the ever-expanding resources and services, both in-branch and online, offered at the ten branches of Windsor Public Library!

Why Sign Up For The WPL eNewsletter? A Few Reasons…

Essex County Genealogical Society Meetings In March, April, May, And June

Upcoming Programming At The Lab

Ontario Heritage Week: February 17-23

Coming Soon To WPL: World’s Largest Newsstand!

February 15 Is National Flag Day Of Canada
ref desk with bonhomme

Shirley Temple Black ~ 1928-2014

Sochi Winter Olympics Begin Today

50 Years Ago Today: Beatlemania USA

Happy Lunar New Year Of The Horse

February Is Black History Month
self publishing with bonhomme
Philip Seymour Hoffman ~ 1967-2014

This Cool Shall Pass or 73 Ways (more Or less) To Kill The Chill

Computer Courses At Windsor Public Library

Pete Seeger: 1919-2014

bonhomme in computer centreJanuary 25: Robbie Burns Day

Monday, January 27, Is Family Literacy Day

WPL And LeeLee Hats…warming Babies’ Heads One Hat At A Time!

WPL Continues To Expand Its Database Collection

January Meeting Of Essex County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society

basement with bonhommeHow To Celebrate The Birthday Of Sherlock Holmes

World Braille Day: January 4

WPL Adds The eReading Room For Kids To Its Digital Collection

See And Be Seen: Winter Driving

What I’ll Be Watching Today…

Philip Seymour HoffmanHow To Write, Publish, And Sell A Book

Holidays Around The World

Instant Access To Holiday Movies And Television On hoopla digital

Life-sized Candy Land At Riverside Library On December 27

Nelson Mandela – 1918-2013

2013 Holiday Hours At Windsor Public Library

Library Live Children's ClubLibrary Live Children’s Club

Even More hoopla digital!

And It Was Still Hot.

Hip, Hip, Hooray…world Television Day! Celebrate With hoopla!

WPL launches hoopla digitalDoris Lessing – 1919-2013

Freegal Performing Major Upgrade To Its Database Servers

You’re Invited To WPL Central Branch 40th Anniversary At 850 Ouellette

WPL Hosts Remembrance Tribute Installation

Learn Languages Online With Mango

Sochi Winter OlympicsAvailable Beginning Today At WPL: Access To Thousands Of Legal Forms!

Literary Arts Windsor Introduces The Jean Foster Award

“All Writers Do Is Answer One Question: What Happens Next?” – Kevin Sylvester

Forbes' Fictional 15Dia De Los Muertos

Windsor Public Library Presents Authors Oppel And Sylvester

“To Draw You Must Close Your Eyes And Sing.” – Picasso

Windsor Public Library Presents Genealogy Workshops

WPL Presents Kenneth Oppel And Kevin Sylvester As Part Of BookFest Windsor

Kevin Sylvester at WPLCarol Burnett Wins Mark Twain Prize For Contribution To American Humour

Just A Movie?! You Don’t Understand.

More Reasons To Get Your 40 Winks

hoopla digital Back Online

Tim Laskey Bike DisplayWPL Launches Hoopla Digital October 15

Riverside Library Open House

Munro: “Master Of The Contemporary Short Story”

Library Brings Back Late Fees And Fines

Reformatting Of WPL Book Buddy Program

Where the Wild Things Are AnniversaryBest-selling Author’s Dream Had Been Simply To Publish A Book And Be In The Library Of Congress Catalog

Windsor Public Library’s Book Buddy Program Benefits From Raise-a-Reader Donation

WPL Celebrates Canadian Library Month At Devonshire Mall

Organic Week – Canada’s Largest National Annual Celebration Of Organic Food, Farming, And Products

Give Yourself Access To The Universe Of Ideas

Back to School for TeachersBack To School – For Teachers!

Suggestion For A Blog Post From A WPL Patron: What Is The Worst Book You’ve Ever Read?

WPL Launches Go Windsor! Book

2013 WPL Summer Programming Round-up

The Secret (September Dream) Garden Booklist

The Commonplace and The DatabaseNFB Film Club Once Again Screening Monthly Films At WPL Central Branch

International Literacy Day 2013: Literacies For The 21st Century

“I’m Batman,” they said in unison.

Leonard’s Ear For Dialogue Will Be Missed
Family Literacy Day
Windsor Public Library’s Back To School Programming For All Ages

Experience The Fictional 15

Storytime Is Time Well Spent

Read About The Royals

Windsor Public Library Exhibits Art

The Adventure Of The Golden Pastiche

Canadian Favourites

The Windsor Community Archives: A Gateway To Our Collective Memory

This Summer Go To Windsor Public Library!

Plot Fun In The Summertime
Get a WPL Library Card
World Refugee Day 2013

The Commonplace And The Database

Music Has Charms To Soothe A Savage Consulting Detective

Windsor Public Library’s Remington Park Branch Marks Its 30th Anniversary On June 8

Rags To Witches

Ancient Memory Secret
Ancient Memory Secret
If There’s Anything Better To Do On A Friday, Or Any Day For That Matter, Than Read Kurt Vonnegut, I Don’t Know What It Is.

The Library: Putting The Book In Facebook

The London Of Sherlock Holmes

“I Don’t Care What Is Written About Me So Long As It Isn’t True.”

Looking For A Venue To Hang Your Art Exhibit?

. . . The Rest He Can Put Away In The Lumber-room Of His Library

WPL Genealogy Resources“Once Upon A Time Lasts Forever”

Christopher Paul Curtis On The Four Rules Of Writing And How Often Mom Is Right

. . . Talent Instantly Recognizes Genius.

At Work, School, And Play . . . Look It Up Night Or Day!

Explore Your Past At The Windsor Public Library

eReaders Now Available For Loan At Windsor Public Library
Worst Book Ever Read suggested by Mike Barat