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Saturday June 24

at any London Public

Library location ~

Summer Reading

Club 2006!!

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Ta da!

The new Library catalogue is better than ever!

LPL Catalogue has a new look!

Check it out!


• A new and improved design

which makes it simple for you to


• Easy access to our collection,

including new tabs for searching

• Enhanced look and feel to help

you make your selections:

• book cover images

• book table of contents

• book summaries and comments

• fiction & biography profiles

• searchable fiction profiles

This “new Catalogue” provides a

solid foundation on which to build

even more new features.

Soon -

• You will be able to search for only

those items currently with a status

showing they are “In the Library” by

selecting a new feature: “Limit Search

to Items In Library

• You can put holds on multiple titles

all at once using the new “book cart”


• You can opt to store your reading

history in “Your Account” in the


• You’ll be able to search both the LPL

catalogue AND electronic databases at

the same time - no more repetition!

sample of what’s to come �

May/June 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 2

Tuesday, May 16

Fill out your census form online!

No computer at home? No Internet access?

No worry - just use the Library’s computers!

It’s easy, fast, and accurate! And you don’t have to wait

around to May 16 to do it!

All you need is the internet access code you got in the

mail with the paper copies of your census form sent by

Statistcs Canada.

Once you’ve got that code (which should be between

May 2 & 13), you can complete the form online anytime.

However, you do have to pretend it’s Tuesday, May 16

when completing the form. Stats Can wants to get a

snapshot of a particular day in the country’s life and that

day is May 16!

For tickets & more information call


Author series

• Judy Ann Sadler (5 years +)

1 pm, Wednesday, June 7

Stevenson & Hunt Room

Tickets: $8

Ever since she can remember,

Judy Ann loved to read,

write and make things. She

decided to combine her love

of words and crafts by writing

a craft book. Since then, she

has written eighteen craft

books, a picture book and

writes features for Today’s

Parent Magazine. Her books

have been published in

many languages around the

world. Judy Ann talks about

the many steps involved in

writing and publishing books,

and shows dozens of craft

samples from her books, and

then does a craft with the


Alan Cumyn (8 years +)

10 am & 1 pm, Thursday,

June 8

Stevenson & Hunt Room

Tickets: $8

Alan Cumyn started writing at

the age of 16 and most of his

books are for adults. In 2002,

he published his first novel

for children - The Secret Life of

Owen Skye as a Christmas gift

for his daughters. This quirky,

funny, magical and wise novel

celebrates the everyday joys

and drama of being a kid and,

especially, being a boy. It won

both The Mr. Christie’s Book

Award and the Hackmatack

Children’s Choice Award. His

next book, After Sylvia, also

follows the life of Owen and

is a charming and surprising

sequel that captures perfectly

the bewilderment and joy

of being a kid. Alan will

discuss many aspects of

fiction writing, talk about

how he turned his “tall-tale”

stories into an engaging novel

and share many of his life

experiences with his audience.


Jean Little (4 years +)

10 am & 1 pm, Friday, June 9

Stevenson & Hunt Room

Tickets: $8

An award-winning author

who has written more than 30

children’s books. Many of her

stories are based on her own

life expereinces. Jean, along

with her newest seeing-eye

dog, will share her insights

about the creative process,

writing, reading and the

challenges that face a blind

person today.

May/June 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 3

Family shows

and dance


• Morgan’s Journey (4 years +)

1 pm, Wednesday, June 7

10am & 1 pm, Thursday, June 8

Wolf Performance Hall

Tickets: $8

Winner of the prestigious

Chalmer’s Canadian Play

Award for outstanding play,

Morgan’s Journey has been

delighting children and

families for more than two

decades, offering a unique

opportunity for active

audience participation.

• Jack Grunsky Family Show

6:30-7:30 pm, Friday, June 9

Wolf Performance Hall

Tickets: $10

Multi-award winning

children’s entertainer Jack

Grunsky returns to the

Children’s Festival to take

you on a joyful musical

journey around the world

using traditional and invented

instruments. Jack draws from

our multi-cultural heritage,

the environment, the joy

of working and playing

together, making things with

our hands and much more.

This uplifting and interactive

performance is a musical

experience that will fascinate

and delight youngsters and

grown-ups alike.

Quest for


London Public Library TD

Summer Reading Club

• Dance Workshop with

Errol Lee (10+)

11 am-noon, Saturday, June 10

Tickets: $4; $2.50 (with ticket

bought for a mainstage performance)

Errol Lee leads this energetic

workshop. Hip-hop, break-

dance, street movement and

jazz are all combined in a

workshop that focuses on

speed, body awareness and


• Razzmatazz (4 years +)

10 am & 1 pm, Friday, June 9

11 am-noon, Saturday June 10

Wolf Performance Hall

Exciting music, participatory

songs and comedy mark

this highly energetic and

interactive concert of original

and traditional songs. This trio

features vocals, guitar, fiddle,

mandolin, banjo, harmonica

and percussion. Known

for their wackiness, they

introduce children to a wide

range of “roots” music in styles

such as Folk, Acadian, Celtic,

Klezmer, Cajun/Zydeco and


• Errol Lee Family Show

1-2 pm, Saturday, June 10

Wolf Performance Hall

Tickets: $8

Errol Lee is a Pop/R&B singer,

songwriter and dancer who

enages his audiences though

his interactive performances.

He brings his audience into

his shows, imparting moves

and music as well as wisdom -

he makes it “cool to be kind.”

Join the winners’ circle when you

sign up for our Summer Reading Program!

Hunt for heroes from legends and

from life on our game board

of champions. Your quest leads you to

great books, prizes, and surprises.

Sign up starting Saturday, June 24,

and let the games begin!

Sign up early.


p. 12

Original Kids theatre

Company presents

Jesus Christ



Western Reads

Author Robert


p. 9


Embroiderer’s Guild

35th anniversary


p. 7

London Bicycle

Festival Workshops

p. 12

A new focus on

programs for

young adults

- the Teen Zone

On the cover...

First ever Discover Camp

a “wonderful!” success

March Break saw the Central Library

open for discovery by some kids

with physical disabilities

exploring, scavenger hunting,

reading, researching, writing,

performing as part of a one-week

Discover Camp.

They got a little help from their

friends at Thames Valley Children’s

Centre, The Theatre School and the


Throughout the week, campers

expressed their ideas using

a combination of speech,

communication boards and voice

output devices and made use of

the Library’s extensive adaptive

technology, including special

software and keyboards, to do

research and to write.

What did the kids think? They liked

the Library “a lot” and will be

back. And their parents? “We liked

the creativity and the participation

of everyone! The process was





hoto credit: Todd Jackson

The Library Store, located in the

passageway across from the main

floor entrance to Central Library,

is a great place to shop for gentlyused

books of all kinds: hardcover

and paperback fiction, children’s

books, beautiful coffee-table books

and books on tape. Prices are

incredibly low for quality products,

and we also sell London Public

Library travelling mugs, umbrellas,

water bottles, canvas bags, some

basic stationery items and more.

Our store is staffed entirely by

friendly, helpful trained volunteers.

Approximately 30 dedicated

volunteers, some of whom coordinate

the staffing for each

day, work at least one shift per

week. Because our staff are

volunteers, all proceeds from

store sales go directly to the

Robert McGill, author of The

Mysteries will visit London to

read from and discuss the book

on May 9 at 7:30 pm at the Wolf

Performance Hall, Central Library,

251 Dundas Street. McGill’s novel

was one of five acclaimed Canadian

books that local celebrity readers,

Western faculty, students, alumni

and the public discussed, debated

and voted on during the third

edition of Western Reads. Readers

voted The Mysteries as the winning

finalist. A book sale & signing will

follow the event.

“It’s extremely rewarding when you

consider the variety of readers who

loved The Mysteries,” says Delilah

Come Work and Shop in the Library Store

library, to fund special projects that

might otherwise not be possible.

Currently, the store is turning a

profit of about$2,000/month.

Friends of the London Public

Library, which sponsors the

Library Store, is currently seeking

interested volunteers who enjoy

being surrounded by books and

working with the public. No retail

experience is necessary, since

training is provided by the library.

We would hope for a long-term

(one year) commitment from


If you are interested in becoming

one of our Library Store volunteers

and would like further information,

please contact Evelina Silveira,

London Public Library volunteer

co-ordinator at 661-2300.

Yes, I want to join the Friends of the London Public Library!

Name _______________________________________________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________________________________________________


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Annual Memberships-Please check the category that applies to you:

Individual $10 � Corporate $250 Membership Fee $

Student $5 � Family $20 � Donation $

Senior $5 � Total enclosed $

Payment by: cheque � (payable to: Friends of the London Public Library) MasterCard �

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May/June 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 4

Deane Cummings, Program &

Community Relations Coordinator

at the London Public Library.

As a celebrity reader who advocated

with Western student, Sandy Clark,

for McGill’s book, Cummings is

thrilled to put the spotlight on a first

novel by a young writer.

“The Mysteries was up against

solid writers with established


“The Mysteries is not a

conventional mystery and therein

lies its beauty,” says Cummings.

“It’s meant to provoke questions,

not to provide answers. It has great

literary depth and can be read on so

many levels, all enjoyable.”

Cummings cites the combination of

excellent writing, a community of

fascinating small town characters

and the compelling geography of

the Bruce Peninsula for making

The Mysteries a unique reading


Modeled after CBC Radio’s Canada

Reads program, Western Reads

invites students, faculty, staff,

alumni and the community at large

to read along with local celebrities

and to choose one book from five

acclaimed Canadian novels. The

London Public Library, Alumni

Relations and The Book Store at

Western sponsor the program.

“Western Reads encourages people

to read a variety of Canadian fiction

and promotes discussion, bringing

a particular energy to the reading

experience,” says Cummings. “The

whole Western Reads experience

was extremely positive. The fact

Revised Hours

Monday - Thursday 10 am -7 pm; Friday

10 am - 4 pm; Saturday noon - 4 pm

Book Sale 2005 Profits to Library

At the March 29 meeting of the Library Board, a delegation from the

executive of Friends of the London Public Library was thrilled to turn

over to the Board a cheque for $44,000.00.

This amount represents the profit from our October 2005 three-day

Book Sale. Working in consultation with Library Administration, we

agreed to allocate this year’s proceeds as follows:

Reading Garden $10,000.00

Summer Reading Program $10,000.00

Collections: $12,000.00

Adult Numeracy $6,000.00

Reluctant Reader $4,000.00

Book and CD/Cassette Kits $2,000.00

Summer Literacy Initiatives $12,000.00

If you were involved in any way in the Friends’ Book Sale, as a

volunteer, sponsor, donator or purchaser, give yourself a pat on the

back and please accept our heartfelt thanks for your contribution to this

outstanding community effort on behalf of our public library!

Speaking with Friends

supports children’s


The September 2005 Speaking

with Friends event which featured a

delightful evening with author and

CBC personality Bill Richardson

raised $535.00. All of the

proceeds will go toward Friends’

ongoing support of the library’s

READ (Reading Enjoyment and

Development) program. Our next

Speaking with Friends event is in the

planning stages, so watch this space

for announcements, and join us for a

great fund-raising evening!

that The Mysteries won is the icing

on the cake.”

Tickets to the event are $5.00 and

will be available beginning April

18 at The Book Store at Western,

661-3520 or Books Plus, 661-4091

and at Outreach Services, 1st floor,

Central Library, in person or by

phone, 661-5120. Proceeds will

benefit the R.E.A.D. programs at

London Public Library.

Your Executive


Mary Oliver & SusanTraill

Past President

Hilary Bates Neary


Connie Sullivan


Ann Hayes


Elizabeth Unwin


Joan Sheffield

Newsletter Editor

Anne Van Glist

Booksale Co-ordinator

Don Menard

Booksale Volunteer


Edna Mae Walsh

A Book for Every Child®

Gail Turpin

Speaking with Friends

Carmen Sprovieri


Karen Payne

Library Board Liaison

Dr. Svetlana MacDonald

Director, LPL

Bill Irwin

Registered Charitable #:

89347 2886 RR0001

• 3rd floor, 251 Dundas St.

London, ON. N6A 6H9

• 519-661-2448

• www.londonpubliclibrary.ca

“Ask Me”

Technology Tutor

volunteers are available at most

locations to help

with questions

about Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

e-mail or computer basics.

Check the schedule at right or

call your location to find out

when they are available.

May/June 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 5

Location Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Beacock by appointment - call to make one!

Central 4-5 pm 4:30-6:30 pm 4:30-6:30 pm 3-5 pm; 6-9 pm 4-5 pm 10 am-2 pm

Cherryhill 1-3 pm 6-8 pm 9-11 am 10 am-noon

Crouch 11 am - 2 pm

East London 3:30-5:30 pm 3:30-5:30 pm 3:30-5:30 pm

Jalna noon-1 pm

Masonville 6:20-8:20 pm 6-8 pm 6-8 pm 10 am-noon; 1-3 pm

Pond Mills 4-6 pm

Westmount 7-9 pm 6-8 pm 4-6 pm noon-2 pm

We’re looking for technology


• “Ask Me” Technology Tutors

assist Library patrons with MS

Office and e-mail. Opportunities

are available throughout the city

with flexible scheduling.


“Hands On” courses, meaning each participant

has access to a computer.

Intro to Computer Basics, Part 1- $7

Learn the fundamentals of using a computer.

Intro to Computer Basics, Part 2- $7

Find out more about the basics.

Intro to Computer Basics, Part 3- $7

Learn file & folder management, editing & printing basics

Intro to Internet, Part 1- $7

Learn about basic internet tools.

Intro to Internet, Part 2- $7

Learn what happens when you “right-mouse click”!

Intro to Internet, Part 3- $7

Explore advanced searches, mail lists, FTP & newsgroups.

Microsoft Excel, Part 1- $7

Learn to load & exit, navigate , format & print spreadsheets.

Microsoft Excel, Part 2 - $7

Discover all the bells & whistles of Excel.

Microsoft Excel, Part 3 - $7

Learn advanced techniques and special functions.

Microsoft PowerPoint, Part 1- $7

Learn how to make visual presentations & slide-shows.

Microsoft PowerPoint, Part 2- $7

Customize your computer presentation for maximum impact.

Microsoft PowerPoint, Part 3- $7

Add animation, charts, graphs, tables, and hyperlinks.

Microsoft Word, Part 1- $7

Learn basic word-processing skills.

• Technology Instructors assist

patrons to learn computer skills

in three-part, two hour weekly

classes. A variety of courses are

taught in several library locations

throughout the city. Computer

Microsoft Word, Part 2- $7

Learn intermediate techniques, including text formating.

Microsoft Word, Part 3- $7

Learn advanced techniques - templates, tables & wizards.

Introduction to eBay - $7

Learn to navigate the site, list your stuff, place a bid & more

Registration for May classes began in mid April,

so many will now be full. Call about available

spaces. Registration for June classes begins May 15.

Call 661-5120 or visit Outreach Office, 1st floor.

2-4 pm, May 1

6:30-8:30, June 8

2-4, May 8

6:30-8:30, June 15

2-4, May 15

6:30-8:30, June 22

2-4, May 6

6:30-8:30, June 5

2-4, May13

6:30-8:30, June 12

2-4, May 20

6:30-8:30, June 19

6:30-8:30, May 2

2-4, June 10

6:30-8:30, May 9

2-4, June 17

6:30-8:30, May 16

2-4, June 24

6:30-8:30, May 4

2-4, June 6

6:30-8:30, May 11

2-4, June 13

6:30-8:30, May 18

2-4, June 20

2-4, May 5

6:30-8:30 June 7

6:30-8:30, May 12

6:30-8:30, June 14

2-4, May 19

6:30-8:30, June 21

2-4, June 3

basics, Internet, Word, Excel

and PowerPoint are taught by

volunteer instructors.

Poasitions offer flexible hours &


• You will benefit

more from these

classes if you have

some experience

with keyboarding

and using a mouse.

If you’e never

used a mouse,

please arrive 1/2

hour before your

Computer Basics

Part 1 program

to take a Mouse

Tutorial and have

some practice time.

• You can also book

some free practice

time on a Library

computer at your

convenience, and

take the Mouse

Tutorial available

online from

Toronto Public

Library: http://vrl.



• Please note

that advance


and payment is


• No refunds.



ESL Conversational Circles

6:30-8:30 pm, Wednesdays

All newcomers and volunteers

are welcome. Practice speaking

English: slang, idioms, expressions,

and pronunciation. Call Melina at

432-1133 to register, or register in

person at the start of each session.

Co-sponsor: Cross Cultural Learner


Beacock Book Club (adult)

7-8:30 pm, 1st Wednesday of the


Interested in joining the Beacock

Book Club? Call for info.

Beacock Community Playgroup

(birth-6 yrs. with caregiver)

9:30-10:40 am; 10:50-noon;1-3 pm,

Thursdays, to June 22

Parents, caregivers and children

participate in interactive early

learning activities. Presented by

Ontario Early Years Centre, London

North-Centre 434-3644

Preparation for Canadian

Citizenship Courses

6-9 pm, Thursdays to June 29

Prepare to write the Canadian

Citizenship Test and practice

answering questions. Continuous

intake. For information contact the

Wheable ESL Office, 452-2660

Generations Knitting

4-6 pm, Tuesdays to June 27

Want to learn how to knit? Join

the Beacock teen group and the

Senior’s Circle of Friendship and

create handknit masterpieces. Drop

in for a short time or the whole


Literacy and Basic Skills Program

6-9 pm, Tuesdays, to June 27

Literacy London Inc. offers a parttime,

one to one/small group adult

literacy program. To register or to

volunteer, call Irene at 452-2660


Korean Storytime

3-3:45 pm, May 20 & June 17

Join us for a dual language

storytime! Enjoy crafts, Korean

songs and a free Korean alphabet

sheet. Parents are welcome to

inquire about free Korean lessons!

Beacock Seniors Circle of


2-4 pm, last Tuesday of the month

Prenatal Classes

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursdays,

Learn what to expect during

pregnancy and how to care for your

new baby. Please register early in

your pregnancy. For information

on the prenatal classes and how to

register please call 663-5317, ext

2262 or go to www.healthunit.com.

Fee can be waived and partial fees

accepted. Cost $55.

Babysitting Training Course -

Workshop (12-16 years)

9 am-1 pm, May 6 & 13

This Canadian Red Cross Society

workshop is for babysitters who

would like to pick up some helpful

hints on accident prevention, child

behaviour, home safety, emergency

procedures and creative children’s

activities. Register through the City

of London or Spectrum on-line.

Cost: $41.

Plant Exchange and Plant Clinic

10-noon, May 6

Perennials, house plants, seeds

are all welcome additions to these

popular events. Please make sure

that your plants are labelled and

in leakproof containers. Master

Gardener Chris Marusaik is

available to answer your gardening

questions. Rain or shine event.

Sudoku for Everyone!

2-4 pm, Saturdays, May 27-June 17

Register by phone or in person

starting May 16

Join the craze and play sudoku.

Learn about the history of this

fun and challenging game. For

beginners and experienced players.

Call to find out

about next sessions!

May/June 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 6

I’m Home (10 - 12 years)

9:15-12:45 pm, June 3 & 10

Register by phone or in person

starting May 6

This program helps prepare older

school age children to safely stay

home alone for short periods of

time. Parents must attend the first

session of the program. Financial

assistance may be available: inquire

at time of registration. Presented by

London Children’s Connection. For

more information, contact Cherryl

Fredette at 471-4300 ext. 254.

Cost: $28, payable at registration

Quest for Heroes:

Summer Reading Club

Saturday June 24 - August 19

Register in person starting June 24

and play till August 19.

Playing times: Tues., Wed. & Thurs.

10-noon, 2-4 & 6-8 pm

Fri. & Sat. 10-noon, 2-4 pm



Come and Paint

1-4 pm Thursdays

Drop in with your own paint

supplies for an informal afternoon

of painting.

OEYC Community Playgroup

(birth-6 yrs. with caregiver)

9:30-11:30 am, Tuesdays

Parents, caregivers, and children

participate in interactive early

learning activities. Presented by

Ontario Early Years Centre, London


Prenatal Classes

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursdays,

Learn what to expect during

pregnancy and how to care for your

new baby. Please register early in

your pregnancy. For information

on the prenatal classes and how to

register please call 663-5317, ext

2262 or go to www.healthunit.com.

Fee can be waived and partial fees

accepted. Cost $55.

Byron Book Club

7-8 pm, last Thursday of the month

An informal book discussion led

by Byron staff member Judy Ann

Sadler. For more information please

contact the branch.

Plant Exchange

10-noon, May 13

Please make sure that your

plants are labelled and in

leakproof containers. Master

Gardeners Ron Rossini and

Lynne Campbell will also be

on hand to answer your

gardening questions.

“Encore” Movie Series (8+)

2-4:30 pm, Saturdays

Big-screen movies especially

chosen to appeal to adults and

children alike. Call for titles.

May 20 - It’s Jurassic Park in

your own back yard! Get up close

and personal with real insects of

meadow and pond. Amazing!

(80 min, G)

May 27 - Who would think that

watching big-city 11-year-olds learn

ballroom dancing (of all things!)

would make such a fascinating,

funny, and touching movie?

(105 min, PG)

June 3 - This “does for birds what

...Microcosmos did for insects,”

says Roger Ebert. How in the

world did the filmmakers get these

astounding shots? (89 min, G)

June 10 - A trainer and his young

daughter nurse an injured racehorse

back to health. Based on a true

story. (99 min, PG)



Quest for Heroes:

Summer Reading Club

Register beginning June 24. Play

from June 24 to Aug. 12.

Playing times:

Tues. & Thurs. 2-4:30 & 6:30-8 pm

Wed., Fri., & Sat. 10-11:30, 2-4:30



Display: BLOOMSDAY ~ A Display

in Celebration of James Joyce

June 10-17, 3rd floor

A special book display featuring

Irish literary and travel books,

celebrates James Joyce’s novel

Ulysses whose events take place on

June 16, 1904. The day is named

in honour of Ulysses’ protagonist,

Leopold Bloom.

Knitters Helping Knitters

(Lerner Meeting Room)

10-noon Wednesdays to June 21

Get together with other knitters to

share knitting interests. All levels

are welcome, beginner to expert.

Literacy and Basic Skills Program

6:30-9 pm Thursdays

Literacy London Inc. offers a parttime,

one to one/small group adult

literacy program. To upgrade or

to volunteer, call Irene, 452-2660


Forest City Backgammon Club

7-9 pm Thursdays to June 29

(Arts & History Dept., 3rd floor)

All are invited-bring your own board

if you wish! For information call

Greg Fowler at 649-0500 or e-mail:


ESL Women’s Book Club

10-noon, Saturdays, to Aug. 26

(except May 20, July 1, Aug. 5)

Register by phone or in person

Read a good book and practise

your English at the same time.

Intermediate readers and speakers

are welcome.

Looking for Work? (16 +)

2:15-3:45 pm, May 3 or June 7

Need tips on resume, cover letter

writing and interview questions?

Need help in researching a specific

company? Learn about print

and electronic sources of job

search information and tour the

Employment Resource Centre,

where you can get help looking for

work. Please meet at the Welcome

Desk in the Passageway.

Fresh Faces 2006

(Wolf Performance Hall)

7-9 pm, May 4

Michelle Iurman and For the Love of

the Child Productions presents an

innovative showcase of new London

youth talent. Auditions for 13 - 21

year-olds in vocal, drama, dance,

variety or other are April 25-28 at

the Wolf Performance Hall.Contact

Michelle Iurman, 434-0315 for

details. Tickets for May 4 show:

adults $10; seniors/students $5

available at Community Outreach

office, 661-5120.

Mental Health Tune Up 2006

(Stevenson & Hunt Room)

1-9 pm, May 4 & noon-4 pm, May 5

Events include featured talks and

videos in the Stevenson & Hunt

and Tonda Community Meeting

Rooms, and resource exhibits in

the Passageway. Keynote Speaker:

7-9 pm, May 4 “The Apple Falls

Not far from the Tree - a Family’s

Struggle with Bipolar Disorder” by

Janet Buck, consumer/survivor with

bipolar disorder who has a teenaged

son with the same diagnosis.

Co-sponsors: London Regional

Psychological Association, Ontario

Psychological Association.

Science Fiction London Book Club

(Tonda Meeting Room)

1:30-4:30 pm, 1st Saturday/month

May 6 - Ender’s Game by Orson

Scott Card

June 3 - The Light of Other Days

by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen


SL Conversational Circles

(Lerner Meeting Room)

:30-8 pm Mondays to June 26

ll newcomers and volunteers

re welcome to practise speaking

nglish. Call Melina at 432-1133 to

egister, or register in person at the

tart of each session. Co-sponsor:

ross Cultural Learner Centre.

rt Exhibit: Look Closely and Be

arried Away...

Friends of the LPL Board Room,

rd floor)

ay 1-May 30

two person show featuring

rawings by Mary Jane Gablelock

and paintings by Stephen

. Arthurs. The uniting theme of

ntimacy and passion are explored

rom two perspectives and utilize

eightened strengths in colour and

esign. The underlying structure of

iniaturism portrays larger areas

f concern focusing on philosophy,

orals and nurturing.

ook Club @ Central

-9 pm, last Monday/month

ew members are welcome to join

he “Under The Covers” book club!

ay: The Count of Monte Cristo,

t. 2 by Alexandre Dumas.

une: The Big Sleep by Raymond


uly: The Time Traveler’s Wife by

udrey Niffenegger.

estern Reads Winning Author:

obert McGill

:30 pm - 9 pm, May 9

obert McGill, author of The

ysteries reads from and

iscusses the book. McGill’s novel,

ne of five acclaimed Canadian

ooks that local celebrity readers,

estern faculty, students, alumni

nd the public discussed, debated

nd voted on during Western

eads, was voted the winner. Book

ale, courtesy The Book Store at

estern, and signing follow.

ickets: $5 available at The Book

tore at Western, 661-3520 or

ooks Plus, 661-4091 and at

utreach Services, 1st floor, Central

ibrary or by phone, 661-5120.

roceeds will benefit the R.E.A.D.

rograms at London Public Library.

o sponsors: The Book Store at

estern, Alumni Relations, UWO.

inema Classics Club Spring 2006

(Tonda Meeting Room)

:15-12:30 pm, Tuesdays to June 13

oin a local film collector and fan

s he views his collection of classic

ovies directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Silents are Golden

(Tonda Meeting Room)

6:30-9:30 pm, 2nd Thursday/month

Join a local film collector and fan as

he presents his collection of silent

era films.

Corey Gemmell & Wilma van

Berkel, Violin - Guitar Duo

8-10 pm, May 12

The internationally acclaimed duo

perform an evening of music by

N.Paganini, L, Vinci, Radames

Gnattali, Astor Piazzolla and other

composers. Tickets are available

at the Community Outreach Office.

Adults $15, seniors/students $10.

Phone 661-5120.

Socrates Café

7-8:30 pm,

An open forum in the informal

environment of the Library’s Café

for everyone who enjoys listening,

thinking and talking about life’s big


May’s topic: What will the World be

Like in 20 Years?

June’s Topic: Extreme

Individualism: How Much is Too


Join the Sisterhood of the

Traveling Pants (12 +)

(Stevenson & Hunt A Room)

6-9 pm, May 15

Register by phone or in person

starting May 1

We have a pair of magical jeans

on which you are invited to record

something exciting and important

(or whatever is in your head!). Once

we have finished, we’ll pass them

on to the next group of sisters!

Stay afterwards for a movie about

sisterhood from 7-9 pm. Snacks

and drinks will be provided.

Register by calling 661-5120 or

dropping into the Outreach office

Access your Psychic Abilities

(Stevenson & Hunt B Room)

6-9 pm, May 17

Register by phone or in person

starting May 3

Meet a well- known medium and

psychic development coach, Valrita

Fournier, to learn about types of

psychic perception and how to

increase your own extra sensory

awareness. Free; space limited.

May/June 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 7

The Da Vinci Code: fact and fiction

(Stevenson & Hunt Room)

2-4 pm, May 18

Trying to separate fact from fiction

in the The Da Vinci Code? Professor

Ian Scott of King’s University

College takes a critical look at

Dan Brown’s best-selling novel.

What do we know about Jesus and

Mary Magdalene? Can we trust the

Gospel of Philip? Did Christianity

kill the divine feminine?

Prenatal Classes

6:45-8:45 pm, Wednesdays,

May 3-June 7

Learn what to expect during

pregnancy and how to care for your

new baby. Please register early in

your pregnancy. For information

on the prenatal classes and how to

register please call 663-5317, ext

2262 or go to www.healthunit.com.

Fee can be waived and partial fees

accepted. Cost $55.

Developing Emotional Intelligence

in Children

(Stevenson & Hunt Room)

11 am-noon, May 23 & 24

Dr. Omid Pour-ahmadi, Director

of Clinical Services for Stepping

Stones Family Services speaks

about developing emotional

intelligence which has been defined

as ‘the ability to monitor one’s

own and others’ emotions, to

discriminate among them, and to

use the information to guide one’s

thinking and actions’. NO tickets


Public Education Meeting -

Thyroid Foundation of Canada

(Stevenson & Hunt Room)

7:30-9 pm, May 23

“Osteoporosis & Thyroid” with

Dr. Terri Paul, Endocrinologist, St.

Joseph’s Health Centre.

All welcome.

London’s New Wards:

Pushing the Boundaries

(Stevenson & Hunt Room)

2-4 pm, May 24

Want to find out how to read

London’s new 14-ward map? Want

to hear from the man behind the

changes? Get a head start on the

upcoming municipal election when

Imagine London’s Sam Trosow

tells the story of the recent changes

mandated by the Ontario Municipal

Board (OMB) and their possible


TV & Me and Long Live Kids:

a presentation of Concerned

Children’s Advertisers

(Wolf Performance Hall)

7-9 pm, May 25

This presentation explores the

importance of helping our children

to “watch carefully, think critically

and navigate safely” in an effort to

make their media time a safe and

rewarding experience. Participants

receive a 2 disc CD-ROM with

lesson plans for educators and tips,

tools, and strategies for parents to

assist their children.

Co-sponsors: Government of

Ontario and Concerned Children’s


Cancer, Chemo and Clowning

Around - Sometimes You Have to


(Stevenson & Hunt Room)

7-8 pm, May 25

Presention by Carolyn (McFadden)

Parks, 2004 Woman of Vision, and

author of The Eye of the Dragon-

Women, Cancer & Courage.

This popular and energetic speaker

delivers a buoyant message of

self-care and encouragement and

continues to find reasons to laugh.

Display: London Bicycle Festival

Hudson’s Bay Passageway

May 23-June 16

London’s annual bicycle festival and

Commuter Challenge takes place

June 3-11 with city-wide activities.

Bike Maintenance Workshop

7-9 pm, June 5

Join Wayne Prince from South

London Cycle to learn important

tips about choosing a bike to

suit your lifestyle and proper care

and repair for safe cycling.

Mountain Biking Workshop

7-9 pm, June 5

Join Tim Oliver from Boler

Mountain Bike Centre to learn

important tips about choosing a

mountain bike, safety and what to

expect on your first bike ride.

Author Reading: Marianne Brandis

2-4 pm, June 21

Award -winning author, Marianne

Brandis reads from her recent

book, Frontiers and Sanctuaries:

A Woman’s Life in Holland and

Canada. The book is a vivid retelling

of her mother’s life, Madzy Brender

à Brandis (1910-1984) - her

experiences in war, as an immigrant

and pioneer, wife and mother, writer

and painter. Co-sponsor:McGill

-Queen’s University Press



at the Central Library

661-5100 x5189

Think Spring! Storytime (family)

10:30-11:15 am, May 6

Join us for Spring stories, songs,

and a craft. Under 3s must bring a


Mums are Great! Storytime

(family; under 3 with caregiver)

10:30-11:15 am, May 13

Join us for stories about mothers,

songs, and a craft.

Music Concert (family)

(Children’s Library)

2-2:45 pm, May 13

Join us for a free music concert

performed by students from

CTEC (Children’s Talent Education


I’m Home (10-12 years)

(Children’s Library)

7-8:30 pm, Thursdays,

May 18-June 15

Register in person starting May 1

A program designed to support

parents in preparing their child to

move successfully from supervised

before and after school care, to

safe, home-based care. Parent must

attend the first and last sessions.

Co-sponsor: London Children’s

Connection. Cost: $28 payable at

registration. Financial assistance

may be available, call 471 4300 x


Music for the Very Young

(6 mos-4 yrs with caregiver)

Mondays June 5-26,

9:30-10 am or 10:15-10:45 am

This is a lively class where

songs, rhymes, fingerplays and

traditional singing games are used

to experience the basic elements

of music. No previous music

experience required. Register in

person starting May 17 with $20


Original Kids Theatre Company

presents Jesus Christ Superstar:

The Mega-rock Musical (6+)

Millennial version: 7 pm, May 31,

June1 and June 3; 2 pm, June 3

Biblical version: 7 pm, June 2 and

June 4; 2 pm, June 4

Wolf Performance Hall

Tickets: $10 students, $15 adults

Call: 672-8800 or visit grandtheatre.

com. Tickets also sold at the door.

hildren’s Festival

the Central Library

see more details on page 3 )

estival info: 645-6739.

Morgan’s Journey (4+)

olf Performance Hall

ednesday June 7, 1pm; Thursday

une 8, 10 am and 1pm

Author Series:

udy Ann Sadler (5+)

tevenson & Hunt Room

ednesday, June 7, 1 pm

Alan Cumyn (8 +)

hursday, June 8, 10 am and 1pm

Jean Little (4+)

riday, June 9, 10 am and 1 pm

Jack Grunsky Family Show

Wolf Performance Hall)

:30-7:30 pm, June 9

Dance Workshop with Errol Lee


Tonda Meeting Room)

1-noon, June 10

Razzmatazz (4+)

Wolf Performance Hall)

riday, June 9: 10 am & 1 pm

aturday, June 10: 11 am

Errol Lee Family Show

Wolf Performance Hall)

-2 pm, June 10

antastic Fathers! Storytime

family; under 3 with caregiver)

Children’s Library)

0:30-11:15 am, June 17

oin us for stories about fathers,

ongs and a craft.

uest For Heroes:

ummer Reading Club

egister in person starting June

4 and play until Aug. 26. Playing

imes: Monday-Thursday 9 am-8:30

m, Friday 9 am-5:30 pm, Saturday

am-4:30 pm.



isplay: A Celebration of Spring

ild Flowers

ay 3-May 31

rop and enjoy this timely display

ll about spring wild flowers

repared by Jane Bowles of the

.W.O. Herbarium.

rt Exhibit: Portraits of Nature

ay 4-30

aintings by Frank Northgrave.

pening reception 1-4 pm, May 6.

how available to view when room

s not in use.

titch ‘n Time

:30-11:30 am, 1st & 3rd


ring your hand needlework for a

orning of sharing. Drop- in.

Couples Apart-Parents Forever

7-9 pm, 1st Thursday/month

Free information and support

about issues relating to separating

families. To register, call the Family

Law Information Centre, 660-3001.

Cherryhill Community Playgroup

(birth-6 yrs.)

9:30-11:30 am, Tuesdays

Parents, caregivers and children

participate in interactive early

learning activities. Presented by

Ontario Early Years Centre, London

North-Centre 434-3644.

Mixed Media Painters (all ages)

1:30-3:30 pm, Tuesdays

Painters of any media and

experience are invited to drop in for

an afternoon of painting. Bring your

own materials. Limited space.

Conversation Circles

6:30-8 pm, Tuesdays

Practice speaking English. Register

with Melina, 432-1133, or at the

start of each program. Co-sponsor:

Cross Cultural Learner Centre.

Cherryhill Book Club

7-9 pm, 2nd Wednesday /month

New members welcome!

Travel Program

2-3 pm, Thursdays, to May 25

Free tickets available at the branch

one week prior to program.

May 4 - Hawaii: The People, Places

& Culture (70 mins.)

May 11 New Orleans: Queen of the

Mississippi (55 min.)

May 18 Islands of the Caribbean

(53 mins.)

May 25 Great Railway Journeys of

the World: Confessions of a Train

Spotter: London England to Kyle of

Lochalsh Scotland (60 mins.)

Friday Afternoon Speaker Series

2-3 pm, Fridays,

Register in person starting Apr. 28

Join us for this eclectic series

of talks - there’s something for

everybody. Pick up free tickets one

week in advance.

May 5 - Canadian Military History.

Presented by the Military Historical

Society of Canada with a focus on

London and southwestern Ontario

military history.

May 12 - The History of Cherryhill

- A Community that Works.

Presented by Carlo Altenberg,

covers the history of the

development of the Cherryhill area.

May 19 - Wills, Estate Planning

and Power of Attorney: Your

Questions Answered. Presented

by the Scotiabank with a focus on

wills, estate planning and Power of

Attorney. Q & A session.

May/June 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 8

May 26 - Osteoporosis: Speaking

of Bones, Risks, Management, the

Role of Calcium and Vitamin D.

Presented by St. Joseph’s Health

Care of London. If you have never

had a bone density test, you will be

able to receive a heel ultra-sound

screening test for $10 before &

after the program. To be tested you

must wear a easily removable sock.

Prenatal Classes

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursdays,

Learn what to expect during

pregnancy and how to care for your

new baby. Please register early in

your pregnancy. For information

on the prenatal classes and how to

register please call 663-5317, ext

2262 or go to www.healthunit.com.

Fee can be waived and partial fees

accepted. Cost $55.

Just Beginnings

1:30-3 pm, Thursdays May 11-June 1

For first time moms with babies

under 6 months. Call 663-5317

x2378 to register. Co-sponsor:

Middlesex-London Health Unit.

Cost: $10 payable at registration

Developing Emotional Intelligence

in Children

10-noon, May 18

Register by phone or in person

starting May 2

Developing Emotional Intelligence

in our children provides them with

the necessary tools to increase

their self-esteem, and build coping

mechanisms towards challenges

that might effect them in their

lives. With Dr. Omid Pour-ahmadi,

Director of Clinical Services for

Stepping Stones Family Services.

Plant Exchange

9:30-11:30 am, May 20

Drop-in to exchange your extra

bulbs, seeds, annuals, perennials

and houseplants. Please label items

for easy identification.

Babysitting Training Workshop

(12-16 years)

6:30-8:30 pm, Tuesdays,

May 23-Jun 13

This Canadian Red Cross Society

workshop is for babysitters who

would like to pick up some helpful

hints on accident prevention, child

behaviour, home safety, emergency

procedures and creative children’s

activities. Register through the City

of London or Spectrum on-line.

Cost: $41.

Art Exhibit: Coral and Jade

June 2-June 29

Featuring embroidery and textiles

by the Canadian Embroiderers Guild

celebrating their 35th anniversary.

Show is available to view when

room is not in use.

Quest for Heroes

Summer Reading Club

Register June 24 and play until Aug.

19. Playing times:

Tues. 2-4, Wed. 10:30-noon & 6-8;

Thurs. 2-4 & 6-8, Fri. 10:30-noon

& 2:30-4:30, Saturdays 10-noon &




Art Exhibit: “Untitled”

May 2-31

Come and view the work of Beal Art

students Mickey Nielsen and Lauren

Schneider. Please feel free to call

673-0111 for the best viewing times

as the rooms are also used for


E-Choices & E-Resumes

Call today to set up a demonstration

of E-Choices, a amazing website

can help you discover careers that

suit your interests and E-Resumes,

the e-mail format preferred by

employers. 673-4473 or 673-0111.

Crouch Preschool (birth-5 yrs.)

9:30-11:15 am & 1:15-3 pm,

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays,

to June 15

Join us for fun and interactive

learning activities, stories and

snack. Co-sponsors: Ontario Early

Years Centre, London Fanshawe &

Crouch Neighbourhood Resource


Middle Eastern Belly Dance

7-8 pm, Tuesdays, May 2-June 20

Register in person starting Apr. 11

Learn to express yourself through

this ancient dance form. Basic steps

and moves in eight lessons. No

experience necessary. Cost: $20

payable at registration

After School Homework Club

4-5:30 pm,Tuesdays, Thursdays

March 2-April 13

Need help with Math, Science,

Social Studies or Language Arts?

Call Lisa, Investing in Children,

433-8996, x229 for information.

Mystery Book Club

7-8 pm, 1st Thursday of the month

Books are available for pick up one

month prior to the program.

May 4: Trojan Odyssey by Clive


June 1: To be announced.

Literacy London

9-11:30 am, Fridays, May 5-June 16

Literacy London Inc. offers a parttime,

one to one, small group adult

literacy program. To upgrade your

skills or to volunteer, call Irene at

452-2660, x 262.

Crouch Library Artists

1-4 pm, Fridays, May 5-June 16

Join our group of independent

artists! Bring along your own

supplies & paint. All levels welcome.

Saturday Cinema!

2:30-4 pm, 1st Saturday/ month

Join us for an afternoon of fun and

adventure as we watch a great new

movie. Tasty treats provided.

Happy Mother’s Day! (5-12)

2:30-3:30 pm, May 13

Show your mother how much you

care by giving her a gift you created

just for her! Join us for a special

afternoon mother’s day craft and


Crouch Book Club

7-8 pm, 3rd Thursday/ month

Calling all bookworms! New

members are always welcome.

May 18 - My Sister’s Keeper

by Jodi Picoult

June 15 - Back When We Were

Grownups by Anne Tyler

Apprenticeship General

Information Session (16 +)

7-9 pm, May 24

A free session that answers

question like - Do I need Grade

12? How much does it cost?

How long does it take? Is there

any financial support? Presented

in partnership with Job Connect

and the Local Apprenticeship

Office. Call 432-1220 or visit www.

theappreticeshipnetwork.com for

more information.

Exhibition: Canadian

Embroiderer’s Guild

June 2-June 30

Drop by and view the wonderful

work of the Canadian Embroiderer’s

Guild. Call 673-0111 to find out

when room is available for viewing.

Quest for Heroes

Summer Reading Club

Sign up June 24 & play until

Aug. 19.

Playing times:

2-4 pm, 6-8 pm, Tuesdays,

10-noon, 2-4, 6-8, Wed. & Thurs.

10-noon, 2-4, Fri. & Sat.



Odd Man Out” East London

ook Club

7-8 pm, 1st Wednesday/month

all or visit the branch for more

nformation: 451-7600.

ay 3: To Kill a Mockingbird

une 7: The Time Traveller’s Wife

BM Computer Lab for Homework


:30-5:30 pm,Tuesdays,

ednesdays, Thursdays to June 22

ur new 8 station IBM computer

ab is available to elementary and

econdary students. Computers

re equipped for printing. No

egistration required.

aturday Family Storytime (2-6 )

0:30-11 am, 2nd Saturday /month

tories, songs, rhymes and other

ctivities to enjoy as a family. No

egistration required.

rafters Helping Crafters

-8:30 pm, 3rd Wednesday/ month

et together with others to share

nterest and help each other

whether it be knitting, crocheting,

eedlework...A good place to share

atterns, tips & hints. All welcome.

Prenatal Classes

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursdays

Learn what to expect during

pregnancy and how to care for your

new baby. Please register early in

your pregnancy. For information

on the prenatal classes and how to

register please call 663-5317, ext

2262 or go to www.healthunit.com.

Fee can be waived and partial fees

accepted. Cost $55.

Saturday Movies

2-4 pm, 1st Saturday/month

Different films each month for

your enjoyment. We provide the

popcorn, you bring your beverage.

Call for information.

Job Search Services at your


2-4 pm, May 25

Looking for a job? Need assistance

with your resume? Seeking new

career options? Stop by and learn

about the services offered by the

Library’s Employment Resource

Centres. A Facilitator will be on

hand to review your resume. No

registration required. No charge.

For more information e-mail


mbroiderer’s Guild celebrates 35th anniversary

ith city-wide exhibitions at Library locations

The Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild,

London was established in 1971

in an effort to bring together those

with an interest in practising and

preserving the skill of embroidery.

35 years later, it maintains its

tradition of being primarily a

teaching guild offering classes and

workshops to its members and

striving to maintain a high standard

in teaching and in the work


Ample evidence of this is the Guild’s

35th Anniversay exhibition - on

view during the month of June

and July at eight Library locations

- entitled “Coral and Jade and

Things That We’ve Made”. Coral

and jade were chosen not as

theme colours, but because they

are respectively the traditional

and modern symbols for a 35th

anniversary. The work includes

traditional hand embroidery as

well as more innovative work and

reflects the diverse skills of the

current members.

Over the years, hand embroidery

has remained the foundation of

associated “fibre arts techniques”

have been introduced as well

- machine embroidery, dyeing,

surface design, quilting, beadwork,

and other mixed media techniques

all play their parts.

The guild seeks to provide

instruction and encouragement to

individuals at all levels of experience

in an environment that also fulfills

many of the members’ social needs.

Membership has grown to more

than two hundred over the years

and expanded to include an Evening

Guild, established in 1994, for those

unable to attend daytime activities.

The guild also strives to promote

embroidery and the fibre arts in

the community. A number of

commissioned group projects

designed and worked by guild

members are on display throughout

the city, including the 20 banners or

gonfalons carried at Convocation at

the University of Western Ontario.

CEG London has been the promoter

and organizer of exhibitions, often

at various locations throughout

the London Public Library system,

May/June 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 9

Tour the East London Branch

6:30-7 pm, last Wednesday/month

Take a tour of our new Library. The

tour also includes getting a Library

card, demonstration of the LPL

catalogue and information about

services and programs offered

at the Library. No registration

required. Meet staff at the front

desk on the day of the tour.

Quest for Heroes: Summer

Reading Club

Sign up in person June 24 and play

until Aug. 19. Playing times:

Tues 2-4, 6-8

Wed & Thurs 10-12, 2-4, 6-8

Fri & Sat 10-12, 2-4



Quest for Heroes:

Summer Reading Club

Saturday June 24 - August 12

Register in person starting June 24

Play from June 24 to August 12:

Tuesdays, 7-9 pm;

Saturdays,10 am-noon

with Museum London. It

has participated in the

organization of juried fibre

arts exhibitions, including

“Games Needles Play”

in 2001, exhibitions of

wearable art and produced

a calendar to commemorate

its 25th anniversary. A

Young Embroiderers’ Guild

has recently begun to offer

occasional classes aimed at

children between 6 and 14

years of age.

An additional outreach

project has a practical as well

as creative motive: cloth

bags have been produced

and donated to make it easier

for mastectomy patients to carry

around the pump and tubing

necessary after surgery. A wall

hanging was designed, stitched and

donated by members of the Evening

Guild to “The Quilt: a Breast Cancer

Support Project” in 2004.

Visit the Guild’s new website:





2-2:30 pm Wednesdays, Saturdays

Learn how to submit your resume

by e-mail in the format preferred by

employers. Pre-register: 685-2761.

Career Cruising

3-3:30 pm, Wednesdays, Saturdays

Learn how to use this career

exploration software package which

includes the Career Matchmaker

assessment tool, hundreds of

career and school program profiles,

and your own portfolio to store your

information. Pre-register: 685-2761.

Pre-Natal Classes

6:45-8:45 pm, Thursdays,

May 4-June 29

Learn what to expect during

pregnancy and how to care for your

new baby. Please register early in

your pregnancy. For information

on the prenatal classes and how to

register please call 663-5317, ext

2262 or go to www.healthunit.com.

Fee can be waived and partial fees

accepted. Cost $55.

Exhibitions are scheduled

June 2 - June 29 at these Library

locations: Beacock, Central,

Cherryhill, Crouch, Jalna, Pond

Mills, Sherwood, and June 31 to

July 28 at Landon Branch.

Everyone is invited to the

Exhibit Opening

Central Library

2-4 pm, Saturday, June 3

Book Club (adult)

7-8 pm, 2nd Thursday/month

Join us for informal book

discussions. May 11 - Angry

Housewives Eating Bon Bons by

Lorne Landvik; June 8 - In a Dry

Season by Peter Robinson

Plant Exchange

10-noon, May 13

Calling all gardeners! Bring your

cuttings or extra plants to our plant

exchange. Please label plants.

Quest for Heroes: Summer

Reading Club

Register in person starting June

24, and play until Aug. 26. Playing

times: Tues., Wed., Thurs. 10noon;

2-4 & 6-8 pm, Fri. & Sat.

10-noon & 2-4



Quest for Heroes:

Summer Reading Club

Register in person starting June 24

Play from June 24 to August 12:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-4:30 pm,

6:30-8 pm; Wednesdays, Fridays, &

Saturdays 10-11:30 am, 2-4:30 pm

Drop In Crafts (2 - 5 years)

9:30-11:30 am, Fridays, May 5-26

Drop in for preschool fun (when

storytimes are not in session).

The Symbolism of Coral and Jade

Although each comes in a variety of

colours, the most prized coral is red

and imperial jade is a translucent green.

Their symbolic attributes are, in some

ways, as opposite and complementary

as their colours. Where jade sooths

and heals, coral energizes and is

symbolic of the life force. Among its

virtues, coral is said to impart wisdom

and calm storms. Jade is considered

to be a symbol of fidelity, humility and

generosity and is reputed to have the

power to bring things into balance.



andon Knitting Circle

:30-3:30 pm Thursdays to June 29

earn to knit; improve your skills;

omplete a project; help someone

lse. Share patterns, ideas and

tories. Drop in. Free.

andon Book Discussion Group

-8:30 pm, 2nd Tuesday/month

ocal Author, Jean McKay, leads an

nformative and lively discussion of

urrent literature.

renatal Health Classes

:30-8:30 pm Tuesdays

earn what to expect during

regnancy and how to care for your

ew baby. Please register early in

our pregnancy. For information

n the prenatal classes and how to

egister please call 663-5317, ext

262 or go to www.healthunit.com.

ee can be waived and partial fees

ccepted. Cost $55.

riting Our Life Stories: A

enior’s Writing Workshop

:30-3:30 pm, Wednesdays,

ay 3-24

xplore the art of reminiscent

riting. This program is led

y writer Jean McKay. These

omfortable and entertaining

essions may help you discover

ome of the techniques of getting

tarted. Cost: $20 payable at


ontainer Gardening

-8:30 pm Wed. May 3

uccessful container gardening with

aster Gardener Elmer Jorgensen.

’m Home (10-12 )

:15-12:45 pm, Saturdays, May 6-13

program designed to support

arents in preparing their child to

ove successfully from supervised

efore and after school care, to

afe, home-based care. Parent

ttendance is required for the

irst session. Cost: $28. Financial

ssistance may be available, call

71-4300 x 254. Co-sponsor:

ondon Children’s Connection.

ative Plant Sale

:30-1 pm, May 6

ative wildflowers and shrubs of

he Carolinian species.

ow Maintenance Gardening

-8:30 pm, May 10

earn how to deal with the problem

reas of your yard or garden with

ative plants. Facilitated by native

lant specialist, Alison Sims.

Music Explorations!

Wednesdays, May 24-June 21

Register in person starting May 3

9:30-10 am (newborn-18 mos)

10:15-10:45 am (18 mos-3 yrs)

11-11:30 am (3-5 yrs)

Explore music with your child

through age-appropriate activities

including singing, listening,

dancing, play alongs. Opportunities

for hands-on explorations of

instruments such as recorder,

guitar and flute. Cost: $25 payable

at registration

Gathering on the Green (all ages)

June 3

Stop by the Library tent at Old

South’s Gathering on the Green.

Play games, do crafts and see

what’s new at your library!

Just Beginning

1:30-3 pm, Wednesdays, June 7-28

A series for mothers of babies up

to one year old. An informal setting

(babies welcome) in which to share

parenting experiences and concerns

with other moms and a public

health nurse. Register at the Health

Unit: 663-5317 x 2378. Cost: $10

Quest for Heroes: Summer

Reading Club

Register in person starting June

24, and play until Aug. 19. Playing

times: Tues. 2-4, 6-8; Wed. 10:30noon,

2-4, 6-8; Thurs. 2-4, 6-8; Fri.

10:30 -noon, 2-4; Sat. 2-4



Art Exhibit: Ruby’s Creative Kids

May 2-May 25

Opening Reception: 2-4 pm, May 6

A mixed media exhibition of works

by students from Ruby Chapman’s

art classes. Please call to ensure

the gallery is available for viewing.

Day With Dad (birth-6 yrs)

10-11:30 am, 1st Saturday/month

Dad, Grandpas and Uncles,

bring little ones for a morning

of fun, songs, stories, crafts

and imaginative play. Light

refreshments. Co-sponsor: Ontario

Early Years Centre, London North

Centre, operated by Childreach.

Looking for Work? Job Search

Services at Your Library

2-4 pm, May 4

Need assistance with your resume?

Seeking new career options? Stop

by and learn about the services

offered by the Library’s Employment

Resource Centres. A Facilitator will

be on hand to review your resume.

For more information, e-mail


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Gardening 101

7:30-8:30 pm, May 4

Whether you are new to gardening

or have years of experience, this

talk is for you! Master Gardener

Ron Rossini discusses many topics,

including when and why to mulch

or prune, how to choose plants for

various soil and lighting conditions.

Q & A follows talk.

Intermediate Watercolour

6:45-8:45 pm, Tuesdays,

May 9-June 13

London artist, Craig Marucci,

provides instruction to those who

wish to refine and further their

watercolour techniques. Preregister

in person with $60 fee.

Masonville Plant Exchange

9:30-11 am, May 13

Bring your extra bulbs, seeds,

annuals, perennials & houseplants

to share. Please label items for

easier identification. Rain or shine.

Marvellous Mothers!

2-4 pm, May 13

Make your Mom something

marvellous for Mother’s Day!

Masonville Book Club: Prize

Books: Which and Why?

7:30-8:30 pm, May 23

Join our monthly book club for

stimulating discussions about

interesting books. May -The Tiger

Claw by Shauna Singh Baldwin

Red Cross Babysitting Course (10+)

9-4:45 pm, May 27

Get your Canadian Red Cross

Babysitting certificate in just one

day at the library! This course is

provided by Hollie’s Heart. Preregister

in person with $25 fee.

Art Exhibit: A.B. Lucas Secondary


June 3-22; Opening Reception:

7:30-8:45 pm, June 8

Art works from the graduating class

at A.B. Lucas Secondary School.

Please call to ensure the gallery is

available for viewing.

Dazzling Dads!

2-4 pm Sat. June 17

Design something fabulous for your

Dad for Father’s Day!

Quest for Heroes:

Summer Reading Club

Playing times: Tuesdays: 2-4 pm,

6-8 pm

Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10noon,

2-4 pm & 6-8 pm

Fridays &Saturdays: 10-noon & 2-4



Quest for Heroes: Summer

Reading Club

Register in person starting June 24

Play from June 24 to August 12:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-4:30 pm,

6:30-8 pm; Wednesdays, Fridays, &

Saturdays 10-11:30 am, 2-4:30 pm



OEYC Playgroup (birth-6 yrs. with


1:30-3:30 pm, Wednesdays

Parents, caregivers and children

participate in interactive early

learning activities. Presented by

Ontario Early Years Centre.


7:30-8:30 pm, Wednesdays,

May 10-June 14

Register in person starting May 2

Yoga combines postures, breath

and relaxation to help relieve stress

and improve overall health and wellbeing.

For men and women and

taught by a certified yoga teacher

from the Lotus Centre for Yoga and

Health. Pre-register. Cost: $50.

Pre-Natal Classes

6:30-8:30 pm,Tuesdays, May 30-

June 27

Learn what to expect during

pregnancy and how to care for your

new baby. Please register early in

your pregnancy. For information

on the prenatal classes and how to

register please call 663-5317, ext

2262 or go to www.healthunit.com.

Fee can be waived and partial fees

accepted. Cost $55.

Celebrate Mother’s Day (6-10 )

2:30-3:30 pm, May 13

Mother’s Day is on its way. Drop

in to make a special something for

your very special mom.

On Track: Self-Development

for Women

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursdays,

May 11-June 22

In a small discussion group format,

a public health nurse covers

self-esteem, stress management,

assertiveness, healthy relationships,

time management, body image, and

community resources. Co-sponsor:

Middlesex-London Health Unit.

Pre-register: 663-5317,x2241.

The $15 fee may be waived upon


I’m Home

9-1 pm, Saturdays, May 20-27

A program to support parents in

preparing their 10 to 12 year old

child to move successfully from

supervised before and after school

care, to safe, home-based care.

Parent attendance is required at

the 1st session. Pre-register with

$28 fee. Financial assistance may

be available - call 471-4300x 254.

Co sponsor: London Children’s


Coral and Jade:

Things That We’ve Made

June 2-June 29

35th Anniversary Exhibition of

the Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild

London. Exhibition available to

view except when room is in use for

a program.

Celebrate Father’s Day (6-10 )

2:30-3:30 pm, June 17

Father’s Day is on it’s way. Drop

in to create a special something for

your very special dad!

Quest for Heroes: Summer

Reading Club

Register starting June 24.



Thursday Evening Book Discussion


7-8 pm, 1st Thursday/month

Read each book in advance and

join a lively, informal discussion.

May 4 - The Hours by Michael

Cunningham; June 1 - The Dogs of

Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst.

Tuesday Afternoon Book

Discussion (adult)

2:15-3:15 pm, 1st Tuesday/ month

Read each book in advance and join

a lively informal discussion. May 2 -

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

by Alexander McCall Smith. June 6

- East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

Pre-Natal Classes

6:30-8:30 pm, Tuesdays,

May 31-June 28

Learn what to expect during

pregnancy and childbirth and

learn how to care for your new

baby. Please register early in your

pregnancy. For information on

the pre-natal classes and how to

register please call Middlesex-

London Health Unit at 663-5317

ext. 2262 or go to www.healthunit.

com. Fee can be waived and partial

fees accepted. Cost $55.

ob Search Services at Your


-3:45 pm, May 11

ooking for a job? Need assistance

ith your resume? Seeking new

areer options? Stop by and learn

bout the services offered by the

ibrary’s Employment Resource

entres. A Facilitator will be on

and to review your resume. For

ore information e-mail Ask_An_


oga for Beginners (adult)

:30-8:30 pm, Tuesdays,

ay 9 - June 13

oga combines postures, breath,

nd relaxation to help relieve stress

nd improve overall health and

ell-being. Taught by a certified

oga teacher from the Lotus Centre.

re-register with $50 fee.

ust Beginning (birth - 12 mos)

:30-3 pm, Wednesdays May 2-30

or first time moms and their

abies. Call 663-5317, ext. 2378 to

egister. Co-sponsor: Middlesexondon

Health Unit. Pre-register.

ost: $10 payable at registration

pring Plant Exchange

:30-11 am, May 13

erennials, house plants, seeds

re all welcome additions to this

opular event. Please make sure

hat your plants are in leakproof


eveloping Emotional Intelligence

n Children (adult)

0-noon, May 17

eveloping Emotional Intelligence

n our children helps them solve

nd build coping mechanisms

owards these challenges that might

ffect them in their lives. It provides

he necessary tools to increase

hildren’s self-esteem, a positive

utlook toward life and their

ducation. To register, call 473-

965. Presenter: Dr Omid Pourhmadi,

Director, Clinical Services,

tepping Stones Family Services.

uest for Heroes: Summer

eading Club

egister beginning June 24.

lay from June 24 to Aug. 26.

laying times:

uesday-Thursday 10 am-noon;

-4 & 6-8 pm

riday & Saturday: 10-noon &

-4 pm



Ontario Genealogical Society

7:30-9 pm, 1st Tuesday/month

Everyone is welcome to attend

the meetings of the London and

Middlesex County Branch of the

Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS).

Evening Book Club

7-8 pm, 2nd Tuesday/month

Love to read? Want to chat with

other book lovers? New members

are always welcome. Call and ask

Sherry for more information.

Westminster Township History

Book Group

7-9 pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month

Residents and the Westminster

Historical Society are working on a

book about their former township.

United Empire Loyalists

7-9 pm 2nd Tuesday of the month

You’re invited - learn more about

the United Empire Loyalists.

Grrlz Just Wanna Have Fun

Book Club

7-8 pm, 4th Tuesday/month

Register by phone or in person.

Meet new people, have some

popcorn and talk about cool books

starring some amazing girls.

PAF Users Group

7-9 pm, 2nd Wednesday/month

Come and learn about the

genealogical computer program

PAF (Personal Ancestral File)

and Companion 2.0. Information:

Wayne Vizniowski, 660-0451.

OEYC Playgroup (birth-6 yrs. with


10 am-noon, Thursdays

Join Wendy for games, crafts,

songs and rhymes as well as

valuable resources on parenting.

Program complements Storytimes.

Conversational Circles

6:30-8 pm Thursdays to June 29

All newcomers and volunteers are

welcome. Call Melina at 432-1133

to register, or register in person

at the start of each session. Cosponsor:

Cross Cultural Learner


Library Databases and You

7-8 pm,1st & 3rd Thursdays/month

1st Thursdays - Library catalogue

3rd Thursdays - Library Home Page

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Friday Book Discussion

Group@your library

10-11 am, 3rd Friday/month

New members are always welcome.

Please call 473-4708 for details.

Library Orientation Tours

11-noon, 2nd Saturday/month

Just received your library card?

Want to know more about the

library and how to use its resources

effectively? This tour’s for you!


2-3 pm, 2nd Saturday/month

Learn how to create an account and

how to send e-mail.

Googling to the Max

9:30-11 am, 3rd Saturday/month

Learn how to get the most out of

Google, the best general web search

engine and how to negotiate around

its weaknesses.


10-11 am, last Saturday/month

Ever wondered what bookcrossing.

com is all about? Come out and

learn more!

studyzone @ yourlibrary

If you are looking for a quiet place

to study or do group projects or

research, call to see when our free

study room is available. First come,

first served.

Book and a Movie Club

noon-5 pm, Saturdays

Please read books in advance.

May 20 - Book: The Invisible Man

by H.G. Wells; Film: 1933 Director:

James Whale; starring Claude Rains

& Gloria Stuart

June 17 - Book: Big Fish: A Novel

of Mythic Proportions by Daniel

Wallace; Film: 2003 Director: Tim

Burton; starring: Ewan McGregor,

Albert Finney, Billy Crudup and

Jessica Lange.

Medicine & Murder

7-8:45 pm, Thursdays, May 4-25

Discuss medical-themed novels

with both an English professor

and a physician. Read the books

in advance. Call 519-661-2074

or see http://www.schulich.uwo.

ca/medicine&murder for more

information. No registration


May 4 Memory Book: A Benny

Cooperman Mystery by Howard

Engel with Prof. Allan Gedalof,

Dept. of Film Studies & Dr.

Andrew Kertesz, Dept. of Clinical

Neurological Sciences

May 11 The Blood Doctor by

Barbara Vine

Prof. Christopher Keep, Dept. of

English & Dr. Ian Chin-Yee, Dept. of


May 18 The Black Tower by P.D.

James Prof. Lily Cho, Dept. of

English & Dr. Stephen Wetmore,

Dept. of Family Medicine

May 25 The Constant Gardener by

John le Carré

Prof. Allan Gedalof, Dept. of Film

Studies & Dr. Jack Bend, Dept. of


Co-sponsor: Schulich School

of Medicine & Dentistry, and the

Departments of English and Film

Studies, The University of Western


Murder Most Foul @ Westmount

May 1-31

It was a dark and stormy night

when several “detectives” gathered

at Westmount Branch to work on

their latest collaboration. They

solved the case of the missing

library book, however the detectives

left behind some personal

belongings. Westmount staff would

like to return these items to their

rightful owners. Your mission,

should you choose to accept it,

will be to help the staff discover

what belongs to whom. Don your

deerstalker cap, use your spyglass

and prepare to decipher the clues.

Your help will not go unrewarded.

We have several prizes to award our

amateur sleuths in June.

Blue Spruce (4-8 yrs.)

Runs to June 30

Keep track of your favourite book

of the ten selections and vote for it

in June.

Red Maple (11-15 yrs.)

Runs to June 30

Register and read the Ontario

Library Association’s picks for the

year’s best Young Adult fiction.

Keep track of your favourite book

of ten. Call Heather for more

information: 473-4708.

Raising Readers

7:30-8:30 pm, May 2

Did you know that parents are the

single most important influence on

the development of a child’s reading

skills, and that literacy is the single

most important task that kids must

master at school? Come to this

workshop and discover ways to turn

your child into a reader for life.

Call 473-4708 to register.

Robert Q Travel Series

7:30-8:45 pm, Wednesdays

May 10 - Spain and Portugal

with Nicole Leavoy from Hanover


June 8 - South of France with

Robert Q Travel’s Claudette Primeau

U C MAS - Math Program

(6-12 with caregiver)

2:30-3:30 pm, May 13

Discover the genius within!

The abacus is an ancient Chinese

calculator. Discover the magic

of mental math with fun abacus

activities. Pre-register in person or

by phone.

Spring Tea

2-4 pm, May 16

We’re hosting a Spring Fling in your

honour! Please join us for tea and

homebaked goodies accompanied

by beautiful music and great people.

I’m Home (10-12)

7-8:30 pm, Wednesdays,

May 17-June 14

A program designed to support

parents in preparing their child to

move successfully from supervised

before and after school care, to

safe, home-based care. Parent

attendance is required for the first

and last sessions. Co-sponsor:

London Children’s Connection.

Register in person starting May 2

with $28 fee. Financial assistance

may be available, call 471-4300 x


Sowing Seeds (6 - 12 years)

2:30-3:30 pm, May 27

Hear magical tales and learn

gardening basics in Westmount’s

beautiful garden. Kids will take

home their own seedlings to watch

them grow over the summer.

Register in person or by phone

starting May 2.

Explore the Galaxy

7-9 pm, May 30

Step into the library for a cosmic

journey of the universe with a

special presentation by the London

Centre of Royal Astronomical

Society of Canada. This program

includes an information session

followed by a viewing of the stars

and planets through telescopes.

Register by phone or in person

starting May 2.

D-Day + 62

1-5 pm, June 3

Informative and touching

World War II films honour the 62nd

anniversary of Canadians landing on

Juno Beach in Normandy.

Happy Birthday Robert Munsch


2:30-3:15 pm, June 10

Celebrate this great Canadian

author’s birthday at Westmount

with stories, movies and Munsch,

Munsch more! Pre-register in

person or by phone.

A Open Mike Night (13-18 yrs.)

-8:30 pm, June 20

egister by phone or in person

tarting June 6

poken word artists, musicians

ith acoustic sets, singers,

omedians, or any teen who

anted to share their talents take

he stage to celebrate the creativity

f youth. No tickets required. (Call

ow if you want to be part of the


ed Maple Voting Party (11-13 )

-8 pm, June 21

or those who signed up for the

ed Maple program at Westmount

be ready to talk about your

avourite book over pizza and

op! Let us know you’re coming

tarting June 6

pprenticeship General

nformation Session (16 +)

-9 pm, June 21

free session that answers

uestions like - Do I need

rade 12? How much does it

ost? How long does it take?

s there any financial support?

resented in partnership with

ob Connect and the Local

pprenticeship Office. Call

519) 432-1220 or visit www.

heappreticeshipnetwork.com for

ore information.

anada Day Quiz - Famous

anadian Landmarks

une 20-July 7

est your knowledge of famous

anadian landmarks with this

ontest. Prizes awarded on July 7.

uest for Heroes

egister in person starting

une 24

lay June 27 - Aug. 12

laying times: Tuesdays: 2-4 &

-8 pm

ednesdays & Thursdays: 10 amoon,

2-4 & 6-8 pm

ridays & Saturdays: 2-4 pm

Original Kids Theatre Company


Jesus Christ SuperStar

Recommended for ages 6 and up

* Millennial version: 7 pm May 31,

June1 & June 3; 2 pm June 3

* Biblical version: 7 pm June 2 &

June 4; 2 pm June 4

Wolf Performance Hall

Jesus Christ Superstar exploded on

the music and theatre scene at the

end of the turbulent ‘60’s and portrays

Jesus as a social and political

rebel. His comet-like rise provides

a parallel to contemporary celebrity


As his radical

teachings are


embraced, Judas

begins to

question Christ’s

enlightened and

prophetic motives, finally betraying


We experience a great destiny

changing upheaval as Christ’s final

days are dramatized with emotional

intensity and vivid theatricality. The

stirring score, driving, majestic,

satirical and tender, illuminates the

power of the human spirit with

passion that pierces the heart.

This is truly the rock musical for the


Words and Music by Andrew Lloyd

Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice

Producer: Jeff Crane

Director: Dale Hirlehey, assisted by

Michael Paylor & Lauren Vandervoort

Music Director: Josh Priess;

Vocal Director: Claire Porter-Martin;

Choreographer: Sara Smith,

assisted by Leslie Bramhill

Tickets: $10 students / $15 Adults;

Call: 672-8800 or visit grandtheatre.

com; Tickets also sold at the door

* OKTC presents two distinct and

individual visions of this operatic

rock extravaganza - a Biblical and a

Millennial version. The two

versions will alternate performances

using the same cast of 90, but

changing lead performers:

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Generations Knitting

Join the Beacock teen group and

the Senior’s Circle of Friendship

and create handknit masterpieces.

Drop in on a Tuesday between 4 &

6 pm or stay the full two hours.

Babysitting Training Courses

are offered regularly at almost all

locations. Some take place over 2

days, others in just one day! Cost

is about $40.


A local collector shares his films

- silents, sci fi, classics (like the

current all Alfred Hictchcock

series!) - at the Central Library. No

tickets required!

Special film showing

“Sankofa” a film by Haile Gerima

7 pm - 9:30 pm, May 15

Sankofa is an Akan word that

means, “We must go back and

reclaim our past so we can move

forward; so we understand why

and how we came to be who we

are today.” In the film, a modern

African woman is transported

back to the time of slavery and

thus gains a new perspective on

the condition of today’s African

people. Tickets: $5 in advance,

$6 at the door. Proceeds to

support Wafrika

Jazz for the People

This Wednesday night jazz series

has been running at the Central

Library since long before any of

you were born! A great place to

hear some of London’s hottest

music makers.

Author readings

We love having authors visit, for

obvious reasons! For example, the

guy who wrote the novel that won

the Western Reads contest,

Robert McGill, is coming to the

Central Library to read from The

Mysteries on May 9. Tickets are

only $5 and the proceeds help

support the Library’s R.E.A.D.

program for kids who have reading


Book discussions

Most locations have book clubs

that meet regularly, but sometimes,

there’s a special program - like

The Da Vinci Code: fact and fiction

program at 2 pm on May 18 where

a prof from UWO helps us take a

critical look. Then there are book

clubs for special interest groups

- Sci Fi London (Central), the

Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

(Beacock, Cherryhill, Central) Grrlz

Just Wanna Have Fun (Westmount)

Book and a Movie Club

Westmount Branch offers the Book

and a Movie Club the 3rd Saturday

of every month.

May 20: book -The Invisible Man

by H.G. Wells; film - 1933 Director:

James Whale Starring: Claude Rains

and Gloria Stuart.

June 16: book - Big Fish: A Novel

of Mythic Proportions by Daniel

Wallace; film - 2003 Director: Tim

Burton Starring: Ewan McGregor,

Albert Finney, Billy Crudup and

Jessica Lange.

Socrates Cafe

7 pm May 29, June 26

An open forum in the informal

environment of the Library’s cafe

for everyone who enjoys listening,

thinking and talking about life’s big

questions. Moderator: Bill Paul.

May’s topic: What will the

World be Like in 20 Years?

June’s Topic: Extreme

Individualism: How Much is Too


IBM Computer Lab for


(elementary & secondary

school students)

at East London Branch - and soon,

Sherwood Branch too!

Apprenticeship General


Free sessions answer questions

like - Do I need Grade 12? How

much does it cost? How long

does it take? Is there any financial

support? Presented in partnership

with Job Connect and the Local

Apprenticeship Office. Call

(519) 432-1220 or visit www.

theapprenticeshipnetwork.com for

more information.

Looking for a job?

Need help with your resume? Want

to discover careers that suit your

interests? Stop by one of the six

Employment Resource Centres at

your Library - Beacock, Central,

Crouch, Jalna, Pond Mills and

Westmount locations. There is a

facilitator on hand to help you,

and a wide range of programs and

resources to explore.

studyzone @ yourlibrary

If you are looking for a quiet place

to study please call the branch to

see when our studyzone room is

available. On PD days, and during

school holidays, other study space

for students doing group projects

and research can be made available,

Open Mike Nights (13 - 18 years)

Currently scheduled for June 6 at

Westmount Branch, but other

locations are getting in on the act


Get loose before exams start, or

celebrate afterwards! Do you have

a musical or artistic talent you

would like to share with an

audience? Want to be part of that

audience and support your friends?

All artists of any media are invited

to perform - spoken word,

musicians with acoustic sets,

singers, comedians, or any teens

who would like to share their talents

to take the stage and celebrate the

creativity of youth.

Note - we have just picked out a

few programs we thought would

be of special interest to teens, or

that have been developed

especially for teens.

Of course teens are welcome at

all programs offered to families

and adults!

Be sure to check out the

“Teen Zone” on our website:


at the Central Library

2nd floor, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.

“The voluntary sector is remarkably strong and plays a central role in

building vibrant communities.” The Broadbent Report (1999)

Pillar Nonprofit Network is a community owned and driven

organization created to promote and unite the voluntary sector. We are

committed to building the professionalism of people, promoting the

success of organizations and volunteers, and developing and sharing

best practices.

Our Vision...is a community which embraces the voluntary sector as

essential to a civic and just society.

Our Mission... is to increase the visibility, credibility, accountability,

professionalism and capacity of the voluntary sector.

Want to become a volunteer? Organization needing volunteers?


Partnerships at

East London Branch ~

This year, YMCA of London

Celebrates 150 Years of building

strong kids, strong families and

strong communities!

From our modest beginnings in

1856, to a membership of 640

in 1901, we have grown to a

membership of over 13,000. In

2005 we were able to serve over

49,000 people. From a single

rented space on Clarence Street to

today’s 58 owned or leased sites,

one might conclude we have come

a very long way.

As the year progresses we will be

holding events in celebration of our

proud history. Our Annual General

Meeting was held on April 20, 2006

with the Library’s London Room

London Y - East London Branch

Website: www.londony.ca

The East London Branch has cardio equipment,

selectorized weight equipment and a free

weight section. The equipment is provided by

Technogym and includes fully integrated LCD

televisions. There is an aerobics studio where

Group Fitness programs are offered including

step, yoga, hi/low impact, among others. There

is also a YMCA Child Care within the building.

Please call 451-3743 for Child Care information.

Librarian Arthur McClelland as

keynote speaker.

During the year the Library’s

Historic Sites Committee will be

unveiling a plaque commemorating

the original YMCA property on

Wellington Street. In late July/early

August we will be hosting a Family

Fun Day throughout the branches.

On September 15, we will be

holding “London’s Largest Fitness

Class” in Victoria Park at noon. We

will conclude our 150th festivities in

November with a gala.

Please join us as we celebrate our

150th anniversary of serving our


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New LondonArts Website to Boost Cultural Awareness, Tourism

London Arts Council, City of

London, Tourism London,

and London Public Library are

pleased to announce London’s

first comprehensive and fully

interactive arts and culture website

went live April 18, 2006. As part

of the recommendations for action

initiated through the Creative

City Task Force Report, this

website is the result of a strategic

partnership aiming to promote the

arts community in London.

LondonArts ~ at www.londonarts.

ca ~ enhances local and visiting

interest in the City’s thriving

arts and culture community

by delivering instant access to

information about London’s arts

events, organizations, venues and


“With LondonArts, artists and

community groups are provided

the opportunity to market

themselves to a greater audience,”

says Andrea Halwa, Executive

Director of the London Arts

Council. “This service will allow

arts organizations and individuals

to boast current events, share

media releases, photos, reviews,

and other customized information

with the click of a mouse. The

City of London continues to

invest in the Arts recognizing the

importance of Arts & Culture as

an economic driver in today’s


London is a community that values

its rich tapestry of arts, culture

and heritage, so we’re delighted

to partner in this innovative new

website,” says Mayor Anne Marie

DeCicco. “As our city continues

to grow, we look to greater use of

technology to ensure Londoners

and visitors are well informed of the

many exciting activities available in

our community and this promises

to be a very effective tool for all.”

Much more than a channel for

event listings, LondonArts has a

self maintaining component allows

the site to communicate with users

for updating purposes – ensuring

information is current. Local artists

and arts groups are given private

access to maintain their own

section of the site, thereby having

the freedom to update information.

They may upload images, add links,

and provide event listings and

pricing, providing a one-stop virtual

culture zone for London visitors.

The vision of the ELCC is to operate

a Community Centre to support

and foster the development of

community driven programs that

contribute to a healthy quality of

life for the residents East London.

Hours of operation:

Part-time as programs dictate;

Tuesday 1-4 pm; Thursday 9 am-noon

or by appointment.

Please call us at 457-7659.

“Up to date searchable content

is a vital component for the

attraction of visitors to our city,”

states John Winston, General

Manager of Tourism London.

“The LondonArts website will

be the definitive arts and culture

information source and Tourism

London is proud of its strategic

partnership with regard to this


London Public Library is often

the first place people turn to

for this kind of information,”

says Anne Becker, Library

CEO. “Library staff will be fully

trained on how to operate the

system in order for them to take

full advantage of the website’s

wealth of content, and to assist

the community in listing their

arts related content. In addition,

we will market the LondonArts

website to our patrons and our

community partners through

various means, such as our own

website, e-newsletters and in our

Access Magazine.”

The LondonArts site is the

result of more than three years

of market research, design,

programming, beta testing,

training and consultation with

the arts community. What our

community gains is instant

access to increased information

about London’s arts events,

organizations, venues and artists.


Programs in development stage for

seniors, youth and families

• Euchre Card Afternoons,

1-3:30 pm, Tuesdays.

Cost: $2; drop in.

• Line Dancing at the Y

Wednesday evenings

Call the East London Y Branch to


At Crouch


he Crouch Neighbourhood

esource Centre is a

eighbourhood organization which

rings people together to plan,

evelop, and provide services that

upport and nurture the well-being

f all residents in the Hamilton

oad Community.

e have been located in the Crouch

ranch Library for over 35 years.

or information about programs,

aking a donation, or volunteering,

ontact us by phone 642-7630, fax

42-7026, or e-mail:



rograms & Services

hildren and families (0-6):

Preschool at Crouch

Literacy Kits in 8 languages

Parent education and resources

Early Years Family Math (6 weeks)

Fun Kits

outh (11-17):

Neighbourhood Job $quad Registry

Job $quad and Young

ntrepreneurs’ Clubs

Guitar Club

Drumming Club

RBC After-school Program

Girls’ Club and Young Women’s

roups (Healthy Development


Youth counselling support

Community Movie Nights

Youth Dances

Summer Splash Recreation and

ducation programs

Summer Job $quad Car Detailing


Rubendariano Poetry Project:

ecovering our Latin American


hone: 686-8600

ax: 686-8467

mail: southlondon@bellnet.ca

he South London Community

entre supports and fosters the

evelopment of community driven

rojects that nurture and enhance a

ealthy quality of life for residents

f South London.

ours of operation:

:30 am to 5:00 pm (evening hours

Hamilton Road Area Community

Outreach and Basic Needs Services

9 am-4:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday

• Basic Needs Directories (Hamilton

Road area)

• Baby Food and Diaper Bank

• Emergency Basic Needs cupboard

• Neighbourhood Christmas Hamper

program and Toy drive

• THAW program

• Hamilton Road Area Neighbourhood

Food Depot (co-ordination)

“Opening Doors” Outreach


• Life Skills counselling, advocacy,

and referral

• Expressions (women’s support

group) and Collective Kitchen 1 pm


• Hamilton Road Area Women

• Community Exchange programs

Goods and Services “Tool Shed”

Clothing and small household items

Kid Stuff

• Dining with Divas - Young Mom’s

Support group Tues. at noon.

• Parenting Kits for preschool and

school aged children

• Early Years Parenting Guide and

Resource Directory

Neighbourhood Planning Group

Development and Resource


• Hamilton Road Community

Association (residents),

• Hamilton Road Area Business

Association (business owners and


• Hamilton Road Area Team (service


• Hamilton Road Area Basic Needs

Group (service providers),

• Hamilton Road Area Youth

Committee (citizens and service




Little Sprouts (3-5 years),

Family Ties (Caregivers with

Preschoolers 0-5 years),

Family Movie Nights (Families)

Youth: Power Hour, Girls Club,

Boys Club, Sports Nights,

Youth Dances, Junior Mechanics,

Community Bridges (Youth

Outreach), Westminster Teen

Club, Teens of Southdale,


Neighbourhood Youth in Charge

(Westminster Youth Council).

If interested in youth programs

please call Cathy at 686-8600.

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• Neighbourhood project planning

groups and committees.

• Neighbourhood celebration events

and gatherings

• St. Julien Park Community

Festival Committee iCommunity

Information, Town Hall, and All

Candidates Meetings

Hamilton Road Area Capacity

Building Projects - Phase III

• Hamilton Road Area Community

Service Directory

• Crime Prevention Education


• Small Business Development


• Hamilton Road Area Trade Shows

and Networking Events

• Neighbourhood Healthy

Community Fairs

• Neighbourhood Volunteer Fair

• Neighbourhood Welcome Kits


Women’s Mental Health Resources

• Information, referral, intake

and support groups available for

persons who have mental health


• on-site Mental Health Counsellor

available for men and women

on Tuesday, Wednesday, and


Upcoming Dates:

Next Clothing Exchange:

10-4 pm, Saturday, June 3,

Sharing space

with Jalna


Adult/Community Programs:

English as a Second Language,

Women’s Workshops, Women’s

International Cooking, Adult Drop-In

Gym, Sunrise Games, Basic Cooking

– Cooking Made Fun, Collective

Kitchen, Community Gardens

Seniors Programs:

Friday Soup Luncheon - noon-2 pm,

Fridays, (multicultural dishes $2)

Newcomer Seniors (Thursdays &

Fridays, 3-5 pm, free)

Reaching-out Together – Women’s

Group (Thursdays, 6-8 pm, free)

Special Services:

THAW, Free Income Tax Clinic, Food

Bank (Coming Soon), Elf Tree, Youth

, Adult and Senior Outreach and

Advocacy, Volunteer Opportunities

Sherwood neighbours

The Northwest

London Resource

Centre implements

and supports

diverse programs

to meet the needs

of the community.

It encourages community

involvement by engaging groups

such as youth, seniors, and

immigrants to plan, implement

and participate in programs and


Website: www.nwlrc.ca

Hours of operation:

10 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday;

open later on days when programs

are running.

• Activities

Youth & Seniors Online

Youth Steering Council

One Plus One Tutoring

Razzmoosetazz Reading Club

Leaders of Tomorrow Today


Website: www.healthunit.com

Hours of operation:

11 am-noon, Monday - Friday

Families First works to strengthen

and support families with children

from birth to 6 years. We

partner with other organizations

to bring supportive programming

to the South London community,

as well as faciliting programming

that meets the needs of our


Website: www.ffwo.org

Phone: 649-1248

Hours of operation:

Office Hours: 9 am-4:30 pm,

Monday to Friday; program

hours: Wednesday evenings and


Collective Kitchen

Job Connect Workshops,

English Conversation & Social

Northwest London Food Depot

Alice Saddy Programs for Disabled


Some programs have a minimal

registration cost. Subsidy is

available with interview.

Visit us to register or for more

details. Some programs require

minimum registration to run.

Other resources: Computers

available for Job Searches and

Resume Writing.

Club Teen Connection

To empower adolescents, age 12

to 19 years, to make their own

sexual health choices by providing

confidential, non-judgmental, easily

accessible services that include

both education and clinical services.


A Teen Drop-in Centre staffed by

Public Health Nurses, offering

education, pregnancy testing,

condoms, counselling, referrals,

ECP and pill pick-up for those with

a prescription at the Clinic.

• Baby Food Bank: Formula,

diapers, and baby food are

available on an emergency basis.

Please call to check availability

of supplies.

• Family Drop In Programs:

Run daily from 9:30-11:30 am at

various locations throughout White

Oaks. We also offer a Wednesday

evening drop-in program at the

South London Community Centre.

• Toy Lending Library: Over 500

toys are available during drop-in

programs & 10 am-2pm, Saturdays.

• Young Mom’s Program:

Playgroup for moms under 21 years

and their children. Social time,

child development & parenting

information, & dinner. Registration

is required.

• Women’s Parenting Group

(facilitated in Arabic): Newcomer

women with children under 6 years,

meet to discuss child development,

parenting, and settlement issues.

Registration is required.


LPL has books, magazines,

newspapers, videos, audio cassettes, compact

discs, DVDs, sheet music, encyclopedias,

dictionaries, directories, information files and

electronic and print reference materials.

French and other language collections are

also available.

The London Room houses local history

and genealogical resources for the city and

surrounding area.

Children’s resources

Staff at all locations are committed

to helping choose enjoyable and

age-appropriate materials for children,

including newborns!

There are many


resources and

programs as well.

In addition, each

location regularly offers

storytime sessions for

babies, toddlers and 3 to

5 year-olds and many other

children’s programs.


The Library’s computer catalogue is available

online at www.londonpubliclibrary.ca From the

“Your Library Account” area of the Library’s

catalogue (http://catalogue.londonpubliclibrary.

ca/patroninfo), you can renew materials, place

your own holds, review the status of holds

you have placed, see what materials you have

borrowed and their due dates, check the amount

of fines owing.


LPL uses electronic messaging (by e-mail or by

telephone), to say:

• that material placed on hold has arrived at the

requested location

• that you have overdue materials

Calls are made between 10 am and 9 pm,

Monday through Saturday (except holidays).

If there’s no answer, or the line is busy, the

system will call back several times. It will also

leave a message on an answering machine.


Please note: Not all locations

offer all types of workstations.

Your valid London Public Library

borrower’s card is needed

to use or book the following

workstations for up to 2

hours per day, system-wide.

All computers which provide

access to the Internet that are

located in children’s areas

are filtered.


May/June 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 15


Materials may be renewed

• in person, at any Library

• on-line through your Library account in our



• limit of 3 renewals

• DVDs, 7-day materials & items with holds

cannot be renewed


You may return materials to any London

Public Library-not just the one from which

they were borrowed. Even when we’re

closed, material return chutes are open

for your use. We ask that fragile

materials not be put through return

chutes. Please check to make

sure that video or CD cases are

not empty!

Interlibrary Loan

You can borrow materials from

many other library systems

through the Library’s

Interlibrary Loan service.

Visiting Library Service

Anyone unable to use standard library facilities

may request home delivery by calling

661-6444. Visiting Library Service also oversees

the distribution of CNIB “Talking Books”.




Library cards are free to citizens of London,

and to members of county libraries in Elgin,

Middlesex & Oxford, except Woodstock &


Cards are issued on presentation of personal

identification and proof of London or county

residency, as detailed above.

Non-residents may obtain a Library card for a fee

of $25/year. Visitor’s cards cost $5/month, to a

maximum of $25.

Report loss of a Library card immediately, just as

you would a credit card. The Replacement Card

fee is $5 for adults and $3 for children and



• Meeting room rentals

Central Library ~ 661-5120 (9am-5pm, Mon-Fri)

Branches ~ call location for rates and


• Distribution of community program

information (Charitable organizations)

Drop materials off at the Welcome Desk,

Central Library during regular hours for

distribution to Library locations.

London Public Library has a policy of collecting late charges on overdue materials to

encourage prompt return. This revenue is added to the Library’s operating budget.

Overdue materials are charged on a calendar day basis, including Sunday, at all locations.

(An electronic message will be left about overdue items 6 days after the due date.)

per item/per day max. per item

Adult Materials

DVDs & bestsellers $ 2 $10

All other materials 30¢ $ 9

Children’s Materials

DVDs & bestsellers $ 1 $6

All other materials 15¢ $6

Senior Citizens (65+)

DVDs & bestsellers $ 2 $10

All other materials 15¢ $ 6

• Catalogue & Electronic

Databases - Search London

Public Library’s catalogue, home

page, and a number of electronic


• E-mail/Job Bank - Restricted to

30 minutes of use per person, per

day. On these express computers,

you can search HRDC’s Job Bank

or use Web-based e-mail. For

needs greater than 30 minutes or to

search the Internet, access or book

Internet Plus workstations.

*limit of 3 DVDs

• CD-ROM-Loaded with CD-ROM

resources for children.

• Internet Plus-Search the

Library’s Catalogue, online data-bases,

the Internet, and use e-mail and Microsoft

office application software (Word,

PowerPoint, Excel). Most Internet Plus

workstations also offer a number of

interactive CD-ROMs for children.

• Large Print-Large print software

(Zoomtext ) magnifies print and images

on screen. Search the catalogue,

online databases, Internet, use e-mail

& Microsoft office software. Priority of

use is given to those with special access

needs.• London Life Community



Through a partnership between Human

Resources & Skills Development Canada

and LPL, free services to anyone looking for

employment are available at Employment

Resource Centres.

ERCs are open whenever the facility at which

they are located is open, and staff can help you

get started in using the resources. However, if

you would like one-on-one help from ERC staff,

call ahead to find out when they are available:

Beacock 453-8804

Central 661-5834

Crouch 673-4473

Jalna 685-2761

Pond Mills 681-1558

Westmount 473-4712


Books and paperbacks 21 days

Bestsellers 14 days

Audio cassettes 21 days

Video cassettes 7 days

DVDs* 7 days

Compact discs 21 days

High-demand materials 7 days

Magazines (branches only) 21 days

Information file material (central) 7 days

Information file material (branches) 21 days

Access Centre, Central Library -

Several workstations with adaptive

technology for users with special

visual, learning or physical needs.

Access Centre staff can provide you

with more information.

• Research-Reserved for staffassisted

searching. Discuss your

research needs with library staff.

Here’s how to reach us...

Library Information:


• TTY:


• Mail:

251 Dundas St.

London, ON N6A 6H9

• Internet:


London Public

Library Board


Jeff Schlemmer


Svetlana MacDonald

Past Chair

Fred Tranquilli

Roger Caranci

Patricia Coderre

Peter Grifffth

George Kerhoulas

Wendy Thorpe

David Winninger

London Public Library

is the Community Hub

that strengthens individuals,

families and neighbourhoods

by connecting them to relevant

information, collections,

programs and resources.

We are passionate

about making a difference

in our community,

one person at a time,

by enriching lives and

empowering people

through relevant, accessible,

high quality library services.

Central & Children’s

Monday 9 am-9 pm

Tuesday 9 am-9 pm

Wednesday 9 am-9 pm

Thursday 9 am-9 pm

Friday 9 am-6 pm

Saturday 9 am-5 pm

Sunday (to May 14) 1 pm-5 pm

Closed Sundays starting May 21.

Beacock, Byron, Cherryhill,

Crouch, East London, Jalna,

Landon, Masonville, Pond Mills,

Sherwood, Westmount

Tuesday 9 am-9 pm

Wednesday 9 am-9 pm

Thursday 9 am-9 pm

Friday 9 am-6 pm

Saturday 9 am-5 pm


Tuesday 7-9 pm

Saturday 10 am-noon

Carson, Lambeth,

& Northridge

Tuesday 1-5 pm & 6-9 pm

Wednesday 9-noon & 1-5 pm

Thursday 1-5 pm & 6-9 pm

Friday 9 -noon & 1-5 pm

Saturday 9 -noon & 1-5 pm


May/June 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 16


Ramped or level access to library materials is available at all locations

except Glanworth.

Aids, equipment, materials & services are available for those whose

hearing, sight or mobility are reduced. Call 661-4600 for complete


Library Card


Produced by the Community

Relations and Fund Development

Executive Editor:

Bill Irwin, 661-6403


Lynda Kirkham, 661-5121

Graphic Design:

Betty Lueddeke, 661-5100x5118

ISSN 0710-0132

Volume 16, Number 3

Beacock ..................... 451-8140

1280 Huron St. N5Y 4M2

Byron .......................... 471-4000

1295 Commissioners W. N6K 1C9

Carson ........................ 438-4287

465 Quebec St. N5W 3Y4

Central Library &

Spriet Family Children’s Library

251 Dundas St. N6A 6H9

General info: ................... 661-4600

Program registration:

Children ....... 661-5100, x5189

Adults ....................... 661-5120

Cherryhill ................... 439-6456

301 Oxford W. N6H 1S6

Crouch ....................... 673-0111

550 Hamilton Rd. N5Z 1S4

East London .............. 451-7600

2016 Dundas St. N5V 1R1

**Glanworth ............... 681-6797

2950 Glanworth Dr. N6N 1N6

**Limited accessibility-no ramp

Jalna .......................... 685-6465

1119 Jalna Blvd. N6E 3B3

Lambeth ..................... 652-2951

7112 Beattie S@t. N6P 1A2

Landon ....................... 439-6240

167 Wortley Rd. N6C 3P6

Masonville ................. 660-4646

30 North Centre Rd. N5X 3W1

Northridge ................. 439-4331

1444 Glenora Dr. N5X 1V2

Pond Mills .................. 685-1333

1166 Commissioners E. N5Z 4W8

Sherwood .................. 473-9965

1225 Wonderland N. N6G 2V9

Westmount ................ 473-4708

3200 Wonderland S. N6L 1A6

at the Central Library


7:30 am - 8 pm.

Friday 7:30 am - 6 pm

Saturdays 8 am - 5 pm

Sundays including May 14 1 - 5 pm

closed Sundays starting May 21

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