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March/ April 2006 - London Public Library

London Public Library

ACCESS

MAGAZINE

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for more details on our cover photo

See page 13 & 14 -

community agencies who share our facilities....

On page 3...

a glimpse inside the Library’s new strategic plan -

see it online too, or at any Library location...

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This is just

SOME of our

March Break

programming -

check individual

location listings

for more ...

LOCATION

Beacock 451-8140

* March 4; $1 deposit

Byron 471-4000

* one week in advance

Spriet Family Children’s

661-5100x5189

* March 1 when required

Cherryhill 439-6456

* 1 week in advance

Crouch 673-0111

* March 7

East London 451-7600

* 1 week in advance

Jalna 685-6465

* 1 week in advance;

$1 deposit

Lambeth 652-2951

* 1 week in advance

Landon 439-6240

* March 4

Masonville 660-4646

* March 4

Pond Mills 685-1333

* 1 week in advance

Sherwood 473-9965

* 1 week in advance

Westmount 473-4708

* March 4

March Break

Reminder

Book Bingo

takes place all week at all locations!

Pick up a bingo card at any library

and follow the instructions on each

square. When you complete a row,

show Library staff and win a prize!

Look under location listings

for hundreds more chances to have

fun during March Break. Keep in

mind that registration is required

and space is limited...

Hand

Drumming

Fun (8-12 )

Feel the

rhythm,

Feel the

beat! Come

learn how to

hand drum

to African

and Latin

American

rhythms in

this one hour

lesson from

Rob Larose.

Fire Safety

with Sparky

(6+)

See what

firefighters

wear, learn

how & when

to “Stop,

Drop & Roll”

and listen to

a safety story

with Sparky,

the fire dog

robot!

March/April 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 2

Take a break - march into your Library for a week’s worth of fun!

The Amazing

Corbin

and the

Mystery of

the Missing

Vowel Magic

Show(family)

Full of fun,

magic,

storytelling,

costuming

and audience

participation

with magician

Mike Fisher.

U C Mas

(6-12 with

caregiver)

Learn about

the Universal

Concept

Mental

Arithmetic

System, and

experience

the power of

mental math

and how it

enhances

whole brain

development.

Let’s Talk

Science

Crime Lab

Hone your

detective

skills by

working in

a team and

learning

techniques of

fingerprinting,

handwriting,

chromatography

ink

and chemical

analysis.

2:30 Sat/18 2:30 Sat/ 11 2:30 Thurs/

16

Mask

Masters

(7-11 )

Be the

master of

disguise -

fool family

and friends

with the fun

masks you

create!

2:30 Tue/14 2:30

Thurs/16

Cartooning

(8-12)

Anime

(12-14)

Illustrator

Alison

Williams

takes you

step by step

through

the basics

of drawing

anime or

cartoon

characters.

7 Mon/13 2:30 Mon/13 Anime

2:30

Mon/13

2:30 Tue/14 7 Thurs/16 Anime

10 Fri/17

Fossils:

Treasures

from the Past

(6+)

Bob O’Donnell,

the “Fossil

Guy”, shows

his dinobones,

tribolites, a 5

inch shark’s

tooth, and a

18.5 pound

piece of

dinosaur pooh!

2:30 Tues

14th

Dynamic

Dinos

(4-6)

Activities

include

making

fossils,

Pammy the

Protoceratops

puzzle,

camouflage

colouring,

and a

discovery

table of

models and

puzzles.

Memory

Book

Making

(7-11)

Be creative

& have fun

while you

learn the

art

of scrapbooking.

Bring 3-5

photos and

create your

own special

mini album!

2:30

Sat/11

Pirates of

the

Caribbean

(7-9)

Yo Ho Me

Hardies

- come join

the crew!

Create your

own hat,

eye patch,

parrot

puppet and

pirate map.

10 Thurs/16 2:30 Fri/17 10 Tues/14

Confident

Kids

Aikido

(8-10)

Learn

about

the nonviolent,nonaggressive,

and noncompetitive

principles

of Aikido.

2:30 Thur/16 2:30 Wed/15 10 Wed/15

10 Fri/17 10 Thur/16 10 Wed/15 10 Sat/11 10

Tues/14

2:30 Fri/17 10 Sat/18 Cartooning

2:30 Wed.

15

2:30 Wed/15 Cartooning

2:30

Sat/11

2:30 Sat/18 10 Tues/14 10

Thurs/16

10 Tues/14 2:30 Fri/17 2:30

Wed/15

10 Wed/15 10 Fri/17 Cartooning

2:30

Thurs/16

10 Wed/15 2:30

Tues/14

10 Sat/18 Anime

2:30 Sat/18

2:30 Thurs/16

2:30 Tues/14 10 Fri/17 2:30 Wed/15 10 Thurs/16 10 Wed/15

10 Thur/16 Cartooning

10 Tue14

Investing in

Children’s

Kids 1st Day -

April 26, 2006

Library Eye Spy

Program (all ages)

Drop into any

Library location to play

“I spy with my little eye,

a picture riddle for you to try.”

Find all the hidden objects in our

Library Eye Spy game.

Be Media Aware

Turn Off the

Screens Week:

April 24-30, 2006

During Be Media Aware: Turn

Off the Screens Week, all Library

locations are having media

literacy displays which include our

Cyberspace Race game,

and handing out logs for you keep

track of your screenless days...

Part of being media aware (which

is London Public Library’s Turn

Off the Screens Week theme) is

figuring out how much time you

spend watching tv, or playing

games on a computer, just for

something to do.

2:30

Sat/18

Turn Off the Screens Week is a time

for you to stop and think about how

you spend your free time, especially

when you’re bored.

It’s a time to think about other

activities - reading a book, writing

a letter, building a snow fort with

your friends, going skating, or just

taking a nice long walk.

Note - using a computer or

television for research or to do

homework is allowed - and still

counts as screen-free time!


he Library’s new strategic plan is centred around four important

perspectives which will guide our activities for the next three years.

These are

1. Our ‘community’ perspective - what our community - patrons,

funders, citizens - require and expect from us

2. Our ‘internal’ perspective - what services and operations activities

we must excel at

3. Our ‘organizational readiness’ perspective - how we will

continue to improve and provide value to Londoners

4. Our ‘financial’ perspective - how we will best use our limited

financial resources, and increase them

The “Balanced Scorecard Strategy Map” at right reflects the goals

and objectives, flowing from the four perspectives, and graphically

illustrates the actions which will be undertaken to fulfill those goals.

Employment Resource Centres

host city agencies

The Library’s Employment

Resource Centres hosted their

annual Open House on February 10,

at the Central Library. Patti Miller

from Fanshawe College’s Essential

Skills Resource Centre spoke on

“Essential Skills: What’s on the

Horizon”.

More than fifty people representing

twenty-seven local employment

based community service agencies

attended. Guests were welcomed

by the Library’s CEO, Anne Becker,

and Margaret Mitchell, Director,

Quality and Facilities Management.

June Ferguson, Project Officer,

Service Canada, also welcomed the

participants.

Visit the Library display at the

Parenting Fair 9:30-2:30 pm,

Saturday, April 29 at the Western

Fairgrounds, Special Events

Building. Admission is free.

The Government of Canada and

other national and international

agencies have identified and

validated nine Essential Skills.

These skills are used in nearly

every occupation and throughout

daily life in different ways and at

different levels of complexity.

They are: Reading Text, Document

Use, Numeracy, Writing, Oral

Communication, Working with

Others, Continuous Learning,

Thinking Skills, Computer Use.

For more information on Essential

Skills, visit the Service Canada

website: http://srv600.hrdc-drhc.

gc.ca/esrp/english/general/home_

e.shtml

March/April 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 3

Award winning

author

Shari Graydon

stresses need to

“be media aware”

The Parenting Fair is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to

discover parenting resources, programs and businesses available in

the community for families with children age 6 and under. Displays

and information are available, including free car seat checks, and

visitors are encouraged to talk face to face with service providers.

There are also plenty of activities for children, great door prizes,

and a variety of entertainment throughout the day, featuring

Drumanticks with Jack Barnes.

Shari Graydon’s talk is scheduled

for Tuesday, April 11 in the Wolf

Performance Hall, and focuses on

“Creating Critically Thinking Kids:

7 habits of savvy media watchers”.

This presentation appeals to

parents, caregivers, professionals

working with children and families

and young adults.

Kids today spend more time

engaged by commercial media

than they do in school. In the

process, they soak up persuasive

lessons about everything from

unattainable physical ideals and

over-priced brand name fashions to

consumption-focused values and

discriminatory stereotypes.

This lively, illustrated presentation

by award-winning author, Shari

Graydon, provides researchinformed

insights and practical

strategies to support parents

and teachers in cultivating young

people’s critical thinking skills

in application to the media’s

“alternative curriculum”.

As a child, Shari Graydon

wasn’t permitted to watch TV on

weeknights, nor did her parents

ever buy her brand name clothing.

Despite these debilitating setbacks,

she was elected to student council,

had friends and grew up to become

a best-selling author. Her books

include Made You Look - How

Advertising Works and Why You

Should Know and In Your Face

- The Culture of Beauty and You

which won the Norma Fleck prize

for best Canadian non-fiction book

for young people.

Booksale and signing, courtesy of

Oxford Book Shop, and a reception

hosted by the Friends of the Library

follow Ms. Graydon’s talk.


Although the holiday A Book For Every Child® campaign is long over,

the books donated will light up the eyes of many children far into the

New Year.

Friends as Advocates

In the past three years, Friends

of the London Public Library has

advocated strongly for our public

library system during the City of

London budget setting process.

Each time, we have been part of

a successful appeal to keep the

library budget intact. Each time, it

becomes more difficult.

Recently, Friends’ co-president

Mary Oliver and vice-president

Connie Sullivan attended two

sessions at the Ontario Library

Association’s annual conference

specifically directed to members of

library Friends organizations. The

sessions focused, not surprisingly,

on the advocacy role such groups

increasingly must play in order

that their respective communities

continue to enjoy the myriad

The next Western Reads Book

Club discussion takes place at

City Hall in Council Chambers

Wednesday, March 8, 4-5:30 pm

as Councillor Joni Baechler and

Jim Etherington talk about The

In-Between World of Vikram Lall

by M.G. Vassanji.

Can’t decide which book to vote

for? Join us on March 28 at

the final Western Reads Debate

at 4:30 pm in Room 1200,

Spencer Engineering Building.

There’s free parking at Alumni

Hall & Weldon parking lots, and

complimentary refreshments

follow.

benefits of a healthy library system.

Rural and urban, large, small and

mid-size libraries all find themselves

vying for increasingly scarce

funding in their municipalities, and

it is vital that they have a strong

voice when decisions are made

about where that funding will go.

There is an undeniable link that

exists between a highly literate,

engaged community and one with a

vital public library system.

2006 is a municipal election year.

We look to those citizens of London

who value their public library to

assist us in ensuring that those

who are elected to represent us

understand the critical need to

keep our libraries central to our

neighbourhoods and open and

accessible to all.

Voting begins March 21 and ends

April 1. There are several ways to

cast your ballot:

• at the debate,

• by paper ballot at the

BookStore at Western and all

London Public Library locations

(except Glanworth), and

• online at www.westernreads.ca

For more information,

visit www.westernreads.ca

or call (519) 661-3520, x 88251.

March/April 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 4

While a final tally of books has not yet

been made, a special thank you must go

to the wonderful group of Friends who

enabled this program and the generous

bookstores that participated: Coles,

Chapters,

Oxford Book Shop, Scholars’ Choice,

The Toy Shoppe of London, the

Bookstore at Western

and Wendell Holmes

Bookshops.

Many of these

bookstores continue

to offer a 20%

discount throughout

the year on books

purchased for the

A Book For Every

Child® program.

Remember too that new books

may also be donated to your local

Library branch at any time, and

cash donations will allow library

staff to fill year round needs. (Tax

receipts are given for donations

over $10.)

Thank you for giving to A Book for

Every Child® and helping a child

become a life-long reader.

Friends’ Library Store a success!

If you still haven’t visited our Library Store, conveniently located in the

Hudson’s Bay passageway just outside the entrance to the Central Library,

this is your invitation to do so. Friendly, knowledgeable volunteer staff

are pleased to help you select fine-quality, gently-used hardcover or

paperback books sold at low prices. Currently, we are featuring two new

local publications, 100 Fascinating Londoners and a Walking Guide to

Historic Sites in London. All profits from the store sales go directly to

programs and collections of the London Public Library, so you can shop

for great bargains, and help support your community library.

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Saturday noon - 4 pm

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Mary Oliver & SusanTraill

Past President

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Vice-President

Connie Sullivan

Secretary

Ann Hayes

Treasurer

Elizabeth Unwin

Membership

Joan Sheffield

Newsletter Editor

Anne Van Glist

Booksale Co-ordinator

Don Menard

Booksale Volunteer

Co-ordinator

Edna Mae Walsh

A Book for Every Child®

Gail Turpin

Speaking with Friends

Carmen Sprovieri

Receptions

Karen Payne

Library Board Liaison

Dr. Svetlana MacDonald

Director, LPL

Margaret Mitchell

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BEACOCK

451-8140

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

Centre.

Beacock Book Club (adult)

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

month

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

time.

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

x262.

Positive Mealtimes

1:15-2:45 pm, March 9

Connect with other parents to talk

about nutrition, rountines, portions

and the fussy eater. Conducted by

staff of Childreach.

Korean Storytime

3-3:45 pm, March 11 & April 29

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!

March Break

Registration, by phone or in

person, starts March 4.

$1 refundable deposit may

be required.

U C Mas : Discover the Genius

within! (6-12 yrs. with caregiver)

2:30-3:15 pm, March 11

Draw Manga! (8+)

10-11 am, March 14

Register starting March 4

Learn about the art of drawing and

creating Manga cartoons.

Fossil Exhibitor (6 yrs.+)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 14

March Break Movie (family)

10-noon, March 15 and March 17

Chilean Rain-sticks (6 yrs.+)

2:30-3:15 pm, March 15

Listen to rain indoors when you

learn to make these replica Chilean

rain-sticks!

Let’s Talk Science-Crime Lab

(8-13 yrs.)

2:30-4:30 pm, March 16

Children’s Concert (5-12)

2:30-3:10 pm, March 17

Sing-along with John Kennedy as

he performs favourite children’s

songs!

The Amazing Corbin

2:30-3:15 pm, March 18

March/April 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 5

Beacock Community Playgroup

and Storytime (birth-6 yrs. with

caregiver)

9:30-11:30 am, March 16

Parents, caregivers and children

(birth-6 yrs.) participate in

interactive early learning activities.

Presented by Beacock Library and

Ontario Early Years Centre, London

North-Centre 434-3644. Storytime

is held from 11-11:30 am.

Beginners Tai Chi

2-3:30 pm, March 25

Simplified Tai Chi (Taijichuan)

is easy to learn and effective in

improving strength, flexibility,

coordination, concentration and

peace of mind. Cost: $40, payable

at registration

Beacock Seniors Circle of

Friendship

2-4 pm, last Tuesday of the month

March 28, 2-3 pm: E.S. Beacock:

The Man and His Ideas by London

Room Librarian Arthur McClelland

Happy Easter!

2:30-3:30 pm, April 8

Hop on over for a family Easter

celebration! Share stories and

games, make crafts and hunt for

Easter treats!

Looking the Part: Period Attire of

the 1830s, 40s and 50s

7-8:30 pm, April 20

Seamstress and period fashion

designer Dawn Luckham, costumer

for Fanshawe Pioneer Village,

presents an illustrated lecture.

Prenatal Classes

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursdays,

April 27-May 25

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

471-4000

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

West.

March Break

Register by phone or in

person 1 week in advance

of program.

Hand Drumming Fun (8-12 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 14

Anime (12-14 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 15

Let’s Talk Science: Crime Lab

(8 -13 yrs.)

2:30-4:30 pm, March 15

Confident Kids Aikido (5-7 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 16

Let’s Talk Science: Dynamic Dinos

(4-6 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 16

Craft-Stick Lantern (7+)

10:30-11:30 am, March 17

Come and have some illuminating

fun using craft sticks & waxed

paper.

Fun With Music: Interactive

Concert (2-4 yrs. with caregiver)

2:30-3:15 pm, March 17

Sing, dance, wiggle, and giggle. A

musical performance that includes

educative musical games, songs,

and activities.

March Break Movie (7-11 yrs.) *

2:30-4 pm, March 18

Round out your March Break with

a free big-screen movie. Call us to

find out the title: 471-4000.

No tickets required.

I’m Home (10-12 yrs.)

7-8:30 pm, Tuesdays,

March 21-April 18

Register in person starting March 7

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. Fee:

$28. Financial assistance may be

available, call 471-4300 x 254.

Co-sponsor: London Children’s

Connection.

Brush and Palette Club 34th

Annual Exhibition & Sale of Fine

Art

10 am-9 pm, March 31,

6-9 pm, March 30,

10 am-4 pm, April 1

Exhibition features high quality

art work of framed or matted

watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels,

mixed media and original cardsfrom

the Brush and Palette Club’s 100

artists.

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.

Fraud Alert

7-8:30 pm, April 25

London Police Constable Graham

Williamson talks about Fraud. The

lecture covers scams, identity theft,

debt card skimming and credit card

fraud. Question period follows.

CARSON

438-4287

March Break

Register by phone or in

person starting March 8

Mask Masters (7-11 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 16

Be the master of disguise-fool

family and friends with the fun

masks you create!

Registration dates for Spring Storytimes

Beacock: March 15 ; Byron: in person only Mar. 9; afterwards by phone too; Cherryhill: April 7;

Spriet Family Children’s Library: drop-in storytimes start the week of Mar. 20; Crouch: Mar. 23 ;

East London: Mar. 24; Jalna: Mar. 23; Lambeth: Mar. 10; Landon: Mar. 9 & Apr. 12;

Masonville: new participants, Mar. 30 ; returning, Mar. 31;

Pond Mills: Apr. 13; Sherwood: Mar. 22 ; Westmount: no registration required.


CENTRAL

661-5120

rt Exhibit: Images-Past & Present

Red Wall, London Free Press

eading Lounge, 1st floor)

arch 1-31, Official Opening:

oon, March 1.

ixed media by Geoff Clark:

Nature has always fascinated

e, in her many moods. Blinding

unlight to gloomy storm-tossed

louds or waves...”

rt Exhibit: Mother of Three also

aints

(Friends of the LPL Board Room,

rd floor)

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arah Cowling’s acrylic paintings &

ollages range from landscapes to

ieces that ask probing questions

bout our history and our lifestyles.

Art Exhibit: Paintings by

Annemarie Plint

April 1 -29

(Red Wall, London Free Press

Reading Lounge, 1st floor)

Acrylic paintings of gardens,

streetscapes and water.

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 at 452-2660

x262.

March/April 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 6

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 more information

call Greg Fowler at 649-0500 or

e-mail: fowgre@yahoo.ca

“Dr. Phil” on Wheels: Automotive

Consumer Expert Phil Edmonston

(Wolf Performance Hall)

7-9 pm, March 2

Join automotive consumer expert,

Lemon-Aid guides author and

Canada’s toughest automotive

customer, Phil Edmonston. In

addition to his talk, Phil devotes

an hour to answering questions

from the audience. Book sale

(Oxford Book Shop) and signing

follow. Tickets: $2, at all locations

(except Glanworth). At the

Central Library purchase tickets

at Outreach Services, main floor.

Proceeds support Library youth

programming.

COMPUTER COURSES AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY

“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.

Microsoft Word, Part 2- $7

Learn intermediate techniques, including text formating.

Microsoft Word, Part 3- $7

Learn advanced techniques - templates, tables & wizards.

Introduction to Dragon Naturally Speaking - $7

Learn the ins and outs of Dragon, a voice dictation program.

Using Inspiration - $7

Inspiration and Kidspiration writing tools help develop ideas

and organize thinking.

Register now for March;

starting Feb. 20 for April!!

Call 661-5120 or visit

Outreach Office

2-4 pm, March 11

10 am-noon, April 5

2-4, March 18

10-noon, April 12

2-4, March 25

10-noon, April 19

6:30-8:30, March 6

10-noon, April 8

6:30-8:30, March 13

10-noon, April 22

6:30-8:30, March 20

10-noon, April 29

6:30-8:30, March 7

6:30-8:30, April 6

6:30-8:30, March 14

6:30-8:30, April 13

6:30-8:30, March 21

6:30-8:30, April 20

6:30-8:30, March 9

6:30-8:30, April 4

6:30-8:30, March 16

6:30-8:30, April 11

6:30-8:30, March 23

6:30-8:30, April 18

6:30-8:30, March 8

2-4, April 3

6:30-8:30, March 22

2-4, April 10

6:30-8:30, March 29

2-4, April 24

2-4, April 1

2-4, April 15

• 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.

tpl.toronto.on.ca/

tutorial/index.html

• Please note

that advance

registration

and payment is

required.

• No refunds.

ESL Women’s Book Club

10-noon, Saturdays, to May 27

Register by phone or in person

Read a good book and practise

your English at the same time.

Intermediate readers and speakers

are welcome. We will start with a

book called The Breadwinner by

Deborah Ellis.

Science Fiction London Book Club

(Tonda Meeting Room)

1:30-4:30 pm, March 4

Startide Rising by David Brin. Book

2 in the Uplift Saga. Winner of both

Hugo (1984) and Nebula (1983)

awards for best novel.

Persecuted Writers during

Freedom To Read Week

(Stevenson & Hunt Room)

1:30-3:30 pm, March 4

Hear, in person, the experiences of

a foreign persecuted writer, Sheng

Xue, from Beijing China, now living

in exile in Mississauga, and learn

more about how you can help to

gain the release of these political

prisoners.

ESL Conversational Circles

(Lerner Meeting Room)

6:30-8 pm Mondays to June 26

All newcomers and volunteers

are welcome to practise speaking

English. Call Melina at 432-1133 to

register, or register in person at the

start of each session. Co-sponsor:

Cross Cultural Learner Centre.

Native Literacy Book Club

1:30-3 pm, Tuesdays, to April 25

Register by phone or in person

A book club for Native new readers.

For more information or to register,

call Bernice Ireland at 667-7088.

Cinema Classics Club Winter 2006

(Tonda Meeting Room)

9:15-12:30 pm, Tuesdays to April 11

Join a local film collector and fan

as he views his collection of classic

movies.

Arctic Mission: The Great

Adventure

(Wolf Performance Hall)

7-8 pm, March 7

This engrossing documentary for

the whole family is the first of a five

part series about the voyage of the

Sedna VI, a three-masted sailboat

following the trail of the Franklin

expedition of 1845.

Mission Arctique: les Seigneurs de

l’Arctique

(Wolf Performance Hall)

7-8 pm, March 8

Un documentaire fascinant pour

toute la famille! A bord du Sedna

IV, fier trois-mats de 51 mètres,

découvrez le Nord, cet univers

d’une beauté à couper le souffle.

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.

Teen Yoga (13-18 yrs.)

(Stevenson & Hunt B Room)

7-8 pm, Mar. 14

An introduction to yoga using

breath, postures and relaxation.

Learn how yoga can strengthen

the body, focus the mind and ease

tension. Pre-register by phone or in

person.

The Cherry Orchard

(Wolf Performance Hall)

8 pm, Mar. 16, 18,23,24,25,29,30 &

Apr. 1; 2 pm, Mar. 19;1 pm, Mar. 29

Presented by Theatre Soup and

directed by Justin Peter Quesnelle,

proceeds from these performances

of Anton Chekov’s play benefit the

Library’s Lasting Treasure

Appeal. Tickets: $15/adult;

$10/student. Call 661-5120 for

information.

Age Cannot Wither Her: The Many

Faces of Cleopatra

(Stevenson & Hunt B Room)

7-9 pm, March 16

The London Ancient Mediterranean

Society welcomes speaker Dr.

Sheila Ager, Dept. of Classical

Studies, University of Waterloo.

Uproot Racism

(Wolf Performance Hall)

7-9 pm, March 21

Commemorate the International

Day for the Elimination of

Racial Discrimination. This

program includes speakers, a

dance performance and awards

presentations for the LUSO

Community Centre poster contest

winners and the Race Unity Award

granted by the Baha’i Community

of London. Reception follows.

Co- sponsor: Committee to

Commemorate March 21st.

Free admission.

Prenatal Classes

(Stevenson & Hunt B Room)

6:45-8:45 pm, Wednesdays,

March 22-April 19

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,x2262

or go to www.healthunit.com. Fee

can be waived and partial fees

accepted. Cost $55.


pilepsy: Seizures 101

(Stevenson & Hunt A Room)

-8 pm, March 22

he Epilepsy Support Centre

resents Seizures 101. Learn more

bout different seizure types, what

s actually happening in the brain,

eizure first aid, diagnosis and

reatment, please join us. Everyone

elcome!

azz for the People: John Bond

uartet

(Wolf Performance Hall)

:30-9 pm, March 22

ood vibes from Sarnia/Bright’s

rove. When not playing drums

ith his Swingin’ Big Band, John

oncentrates on the vibraphone.

lways a treat when two drummers

eet. Sandy MacKay on drums,

hris Norley on guitar and Kim

add on bass.

uthor Reading: Leah McLaren

(Stevenson & Hunt Room)

:30-9 pm, March 23

opular Canadian columnist Leah

cLaren reads from her debut

ovel, The Continuity Girl. Book sale

nd signing follow. Co-sponsor:

xford Books

reelance Writing (adults, 18+)

(Stevenson & Hunt B Room)

-4 pm, March 25

egister via Spectrum Interactive

nline at www.london.ca or call

61-5575. (Course Code # 129497)

o-sponsor: City of London Parks

nd Recreation. Cost: $50payable at

egistration

iabetes Education

(Lerner Meeting Room)

-2:30 pm, March 25

Diabetes and Herbals-Dos, Don’ts

nd Maybes”

resented by David Leeson, Staff

harmacist at St. Joseph’s Health

are, London. Organised by the

awson Diabetes Centre. For

nformation call 646-6000, x61962

raud Alert: Tips from London

olice

(Stevenson & Hunt A Room)

-7:30 pm, March 27

onstable Graham Williamson talks

bout scams, identity theft, debit

ard skimming and credit card

raud. Q & A session follows.

ook Club @ Central

-9 pm, last Monday of the month

ew members welcome! March

ook: The Count of Monte Cristo by

lexandre Dumas. Call 661-4600

or more information.

Socrates Café

7-8:30 pm, March 27

An open forum in the informal

environment of the Library’s Café

for everyone who enjoys listening,

thinking and talking about life’s

big questions. March topic: The

Politics of Water: Should Canada’s

Water be for Sale? with moderator

Bill Paul

Telephone Interview Techniques

2-4 pm, March 28

Join members of the London

Unemployment Help Centre as

they provide some tips and tricks

to give you an edge in a telephone

interview.

Public Education Meeting-Thyroid

Foundation of Canada

(Stevenson & Hunt Room)

7:30-9 pm, March 28

“Treatment of Hyperthyroidism with

Radioactive Iodine”

Speakers: Dr. A.A. Driedger,

Nuclear Medicine Specialist, LHSC,

South St. Campus and Dr. Merrill

Edmonds, Chapter Medical Advisor

& Endocrinologist, St. Joseph’s

Health Centre. All welcome.

Middle Eastern Belly Dance-

Information Night

(Stevenson & Hunt A Room)

7:30-9 pm, March 29

The Truth about Tribal Baladay

and Fat Chance Belly Dance

with speaker /dance teacher

Artemis (Dianne Prato) and the

BanjaraTribal Dance troupe.

Science Fiction London Book Club

(Tonda Meeting Room)

1:30-4:30 pm, April 1

A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor

Vinge. A professor of mathematics,

Vinge is known more for the quality

of his books than the quantity.

The book is set 8,000 years in the

future.

Restless Legs Syndrome

(Stevenson & Hunt Room)

2-3:30 pm, April 1

Restless legs syndrome creates

an overwhelming need to move

the limbs. It is characterized by

restless, nervous or creepy crawly

sensations in the limbs, primarily

in the legs, which are relieved by

movement. It is more severe in the

evening and at night. Education

about this condition is the first

step in learning to live with it. Dr.

John D. Kay, London neurologist,

will speak about restless legs

syndrome-how it is diagnosed,

related medical conditions and

treatments.

March/April 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 7

Are You Safe? London Police on

Personal Security

(Stevenson & Hunt A Room)

2-4 pm Mon. April 3

Constable Graham Williamson

of the London Police Service

Crime Prevention Unit talks about

protecting yourself on the streets,

in your home, and in your car. 30

minute Q & A follows talk.

Society For Learning In Retirement

2-3 pm, April 3

Learn more about the Society’s

“peer learning opportunities for

older adults seeking knowledge and

new insights. “ Members are on

hand to answer your questions and

to discuss upcoming fall courses.

Therapeutic Touch-Level Two

6:30-9 pm, Mondays, April 3-May 15

Includes moderately advanced

TT concepts for those who have

completed Level 1. Instructor:

Jitka Malec Cost: $60, payable at

registration

No Fear Tax Preparation

(Stevenson & Hunt B Room)

5:30-8:30 pm, April 5 OR

9:30-12:30 pm, April 8

Register by phone or in person

starting March 1

Overwhelmed by the thought of

preparing your own income tax

form? Canada Revenue Agency staff

walk you through the preparation

of a basic personal income tax

return. Bring along your income tax

slips for 2005, last year’s tax return

and your questions. Co-sponsor:

Canada Revenue Agency

Middle Eastern Belly Dance

Wednesdays, April 5-May 24

Beginner’s 6:45-7:45 pm

Beyond Beginners 8-9 pm

(Stevenson & Hunt A Room)

Basic steps and moves in

Beginners; enriched steps and

movements in the later class.

Class sizes limited to 25 dancers.

Cost: $20/class.

Author Reading: Gloria Sawai

(Stevenson & Hunt Room)

7:30-9 pm, April 6

Join us at the Central Library for a

reading by Gloria Sawai, winner of

the Governor General’s Award for

her anthology of short fiction, A

Song for Nettie Johnson. Book sale

and signing to follow reading.

Co-sponsor: Fanshawe College

Letters & Arts Society

What to Do If Denied Benefits

(Stevenson & Hunt A Room)

3-4 pm, April 7

Have you been denied Ontario

Works, Ontario Disability Support

Program, Canada Pension -

Disability Benefits, or Employment

Insurance benefits? Come to learn

about the appeals structure for

each legislation, how to get medical

documentation for your appeal,

how MPs and MPPs can help, and

available community resources.

When a Parent is Mentally Ill

Workshop (adult)

(Children’s Library)

2-4 pm, April 8

Learn how to talk with children

about their concerns when a

parent is mentally ill. Find out

what resources and community

programs are available. Child care

provided.Co-sponsor: The Parenting

and Mental Illness Committee and

The Grand Parenting Again Group.

Creating Critically Thinking Kids:

7 Habits of Savvy Media Watchers

with Shari Graydon

(14+)

(Wolf Performance Hall)

7-9 pm, April 11

See full article on page 3.

The London Jazz Orchestra

(Wolf Performance Hall)

7:30-9 pm, April 13

Swing into Spring with the

entertaining sounds of the London

Jazz Orchestra. Ralph De Luca

leads the band as they play a

shower of selections of your

favourite Big Band, Jazz and Swing

numbers.

Re:Generations: Canadian Women

Poets in Converstion Book Launch

(Wolf Performance Hall)

7:30-9 pm, April 18

Contributors Di Brandt, Lisa Fiorini,

Susan Holbrook, Cornelia Hoogland,

Penn Kemp and Karen Mulhallen

read from Re:Generations: Canadian

Women Poets in Conversation,

a volume which testifies to the

vibrant tradition of women’s poetry

in Canada. Works of celebrated

modernist writers and painters are

included alongside the creative riffs

on their artmaking by a younger

generation of poets. Co-sponsor:

The Book Store at Western.

Finding Companies For Your Job

Search

10-11:30 am, April 19

Looking to target companies who

might be able to use your skills?

Need background information about

a company before your interview?

Business librarian Pat Tripp shows

electronic and print information

sources to help in your job search.

Diabetes Education-“Staying on

Track”

(Lerner Meeting Room)

1-2:30 pm, April 22

Managing diabetes is challenging!

Learn how to keep motivated

and get back on track when you

slip! Presented by Colleen Eckert-

Denver, Social Worker at St.

Joseph’s Health Care, London.

Organised by the Lawson Diabetes

Centre. Info: 646-6000 x61962.

Mind Map Your Career

10 am-noon, April 24

Do you know that your brain thinks

in pictures and you create all sorts

of associations? Imagine being

able to capture this in a way that

would help you organize your

thoughts, make a decision, or even

help in a career choice and job

search. The London Unemployment

Help Centre introduces you to Mind

Mapping.

Jazz for the People:

Hot Club Project of London

(Wolf Performance Hall)

7:30-9 pm, April 27

The sounds of Stephane Grappelli

and Django Reinhardt are echoed by

this new local ensemble. Featured

are violinist Sig Martin with Bill

Stewart on guitar, Art Covey on

bass, Shane Samuelson on guitar

and Sandy MacKay on drums.

Ontario Immigration Records

(Stevenson & Hunt A Room)

10 am-noon & 1-3 pm, April 29

Register in person starting Mar. 29

Fawne Stratford-Devai, well known

author and lecturer on Ontario

Records, shows how to search

the Toronto Emigrant Office

Records & Ontario’s Department

of Immigration Records. Discover

other Ontario and Canadian sources

to find the origin of immigrants

to Canada. Cost: $5 payable at

registration

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.


SPRIET FAMILY

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

at the Central Library

661-5100 x5189

March Break

Register for programs by

phone or in person starting

Mar. 1. * means no

registration required.

Hey I Know That!

A Magical Trivia Contest *

Mar. 11-Mar. 18

How much do you know about

magic? Drop in and answer our

daily trivia question for a chance to

win some great prizes.

Library Scavenger Hunt *

Mar. 11-Mar. 18

Drop in to pick up a list of

questions at the Children’s Library

and explore. Prizes!

Let’s Dance! (11-14 yrs.)

10-11:30 am, Mar. 11

Learn cool choreographed moves,

and some basic acrobatic elements

to music from around the world!

Wild Things! Storytime (family,

under 3 with caregiver) *

10:30-11:15 am, Mar. 11

Join us for stories about monsters

and other wild creatures, songs,

and a craft.

Ancient Weight & Water Lifters

(10+) *

(Stevenson & Hunt B Room)

3:30-4:30 pm, Mar. 11

Join us for a talk, and see scale

models. Demonstration & question

& answer period follow.

Craft-a-Palooza *

Mar. 13-Mar. 18

Drop in to the Children’s Library

and create! A different craft is

featured every day.

Painting with Watercolours

(9-12 yrs.)

10-noon, Mar. 13

Have fun being creative and learn

the techniques of watercolour

painting with artist Heidi Gemmell.

Cost: $5 payable at registration

Fire Safety with Sparky the Fire

Dog (3-6 yrs.) *

2:30-3:15 pm, Mar. 13

Anime (12-14)

2:30, Mar. 13

Creative Concoctions (6-8 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, Mar. 14

Make rainbow sand, a sparkle bottle

and gak!

Teen Yoga (13-18)

7 pm, Mar. 14

An introduction to yoga using

breath, postures and relaxation.

Learn how yoga can strengthen

the body, focus the mind and ease

tension.

Dance Your Feelings (6-9 yrs.)

10-11 am, Mar. 15

Join counsellor Dianne Prato and

enjoy “interpretive” dancing to

mood music, stories and more. Be

sure to wear comfortable clothes.

Parents and caretakers are welcome

to join in!

Bead-it Fun (5-7 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, Mar. 15

Create your own unique jewellery

using a variety of beads.

Community Helpers Storytime

(2 yrs.+) *

10:30-11:15 am, Mar. 16

Enjoy stories, songs and a craft.

Under 3’s must bring a caregiver.

Be sure to come dressed as your

favourite community helper!

St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt *

Mar. 17

Find a hidden book in the Children’s

Library and win a green prize!

A Touch of Blarney:

Storytelling to celebrate St.

Patrick’s Day (6-8 yrs.) *

10:30-11:15 am, Mar. 17

Irish stories to tickle the funny bone

and excite the imagination, a craft

and refreshments. Drop in.

Come Scrap with Us! (10-14 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, Mar. 17

Learn about the basic supplies

& techniques you need to start

scrapbooking great pages of

your own. Cost: $5 payable at

registration

Mon poupon me parle

(birth-18 mos. with caregiver)

9:30-11:30 am, Mondays,

Mar. 6-Apr. 24

Venez decouvrir et partager a

travers le jeu ce qu’il y a dans le

coeur et l’esprit de votre poupon.

Themes abordes: massage,

attachement parental, visite

d’experts, etc. Join is for our infant

parent support group.

Top Hat ESL (Grade 1)

(Children’s Library)

3-4 pm, Saturdays, Mar. 18-Apr. 8

Register by phone or in person

starting Mar. 1

A 5-week ESL (English as a Second

Language) program for children to

learn English through a wide variety

of enjoyable activities, in a casual

environment.

March/April 2006 Access Magazine • www.londonpubliclibrary.ca PAGE 8

Yoga (6-9 yrs.)

9:30-10 am, Saturdays,

Mar. 25-Apr. 15

Led by certified yoga instructor

Helena Bugler, this program

encourages creative imagination,

intuitive listening, enhanced

concentration, positive thinking and

physical activity. Cost: $25 payable

at registration starting Mar. 1.

Things That Go! Storytime

(family; under 3 with caregiver)

10:30-11:15 am, Mar. 25

Join us for stories about

transportation, songs, and a craft.

Author Reading: Seeking Shelter

Book Launch (11 +)

2-4 pm, March 25

London author Catherine Goodwin

reads an excerpt from her new book

Seeking Shelter. She provides tips

on the creative writing process and

signs books. No tickets required.

Introduction to Knitting (7-12 yrs.)

1-1:45 pm, Saturdays, Apr. 1-29

Learn the basics of knitting and

make 3 projects to take home.

Cost: $5 payable at registration

starting Mar. 20.

Korean Storytime (3-5 yrs. with

caregiver)

3-3:45 pm Sat. Apr. 1

Join us for a dual language

storytime! Enjoy crafts, Korean

songs and a Korean alphabet sheet.

Ask about free Korean lessons!

When a Parent is Mentally Ill

Workshop (adult)

2-4 pm, Apr. 8

Learn how to talk with a child about

their concerns when a parent is

mentally ill. Find out what resources

and community programs are

available. Child care provided.

Co-sponsor: The Parenting and

Mental Illness Committee and The

Grand Parenting Again Group.

Celebrate Easter! (family)

10:30-11:15 am, Apr. 15

Join us for Easter stories, songs,

and a craft. Under 3’s with caregiver.

Music for the Very Young

(6 mos.-4 yrs. with caregiver)

Mondays, Apr. 24-May 29,

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

(no class May 22)

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and

traditional singing games are used

to experience the basic elements

of music. Cost: $25 payable at

registration starting Apr. 3.

A Rainbow of Colour! Storytime

(family; under 3 with caregiver)

10:30-11:15 am, Apr. 29

Join us for stories about colour,

songs, and a craft.

CHERRYHILL

439-6456

Art Exhibit:

“Wonderful, Wonderful London

March 1- 30

Oil paintings of London, Ontario

by local artist Kyunghee Kim.

Reception: 1-3 pm, March 4

Show available to view when room

is not in use.

Stitch ‘n Time

9:30-11:30 am, 1st & 3rd

Wednesday/month

Bring your hand needlework for a

morning 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.

Volunteer Tax Clinic

9:30-4 pm

March 3,4,24,25,31, April 1,22 & 29

Free income tax clinics by Canada

Revenue Agency for singles with

an income of $25,000 or less and

couples with a combined income of

$35,000 or less. Walk-in only.

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.

Third Age Outreach:

A Time For Me

10-noon, Tuesdays to May 2

A senior’s group to learn about

building on your strengths and

expanding your life. Cost: $10.

Register by phone at Third Age

Outreach: 661-1621

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!

March Break

Register in person 2 weeks

before program.

March Break Films

March 11-March 18

Drop in, kick back and watch a film

with your friends and family.

2:30 pm, Saturday, March 11

10 am, Wednesday, March 15

3 pm, Wednesday March 15

2:30 pm, Saturday, March 18

Call us for movie titles. No tickets

required.

Pirates of the Caribbean (7-9 yrs.)

10-10:45 am, March 14

The Amazing Corbin

2:30-3:15 pm, March 14

Join the Sisterhood of the

Travelling Pants (12 yrs. +)

2-5 pm, March 15

Let’s Talk Science: Dynamic Dinos

(4-6 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 16

Yoga (10-13 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 16

Introduction to Yoga, a gentle

noncompetitive form of exercise.

Learn how Yoga improves your

overall health as well as your ability

to concentrate.

U C Mas: Discover the Genius

Within! (6-12 yrs. with caregiver)

7-7:45 pm, March 16

Anime (12-14 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 17

Memory Book Making (7-11 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 17

“Cultural Journey”-Yunnan: High

Peaks and a Horse Festival

2-3 pm, March 23

Photographer and writer Jane

Vincent-Havelka travels among the

ethnic peoples of Yunnan, trekking

to villages near the Myanmar

frontier, and in the sacred Kawa

Karpo range. Free tickets available

starting March 16.

I’m Home (10-12 yrs.)

7-8:30 pm, Thursdays,

March 23-April 20

Register in person starting March 8

A program designed to support

parents in preparing their child to

move successfully from supervised

to safe, home-based care. Parent

attendance is required for the

first and last sessions. Cost $28;

financial assistance may be

available, call 471-4300 x254.

Co- sponsor: London Children’s

Connection.


aud Alert: Police Tips

-3:30 pm, March 29

egister by phone or in person

tarting March 15

ondon Police Service Crime

revention Unit Constable Graham

illiamson talks about scams,

dentity theft, debit card skimming

nd credit card fraud. Q&A session

ollows.

rt Exhibit: “Spring Art Show”

pril 5-April 29

orks for show and sale by 23

rtists from the Mixed Media

rt Group. Reception 2-4 pm,

aturday, April 8. Show is available

o view when room is not in use.

re You Safe: London Police on

ersonal Safety

-3:30 pm, April 5

egister by phone or in person

tarting March 15

onstable Graham Williamson,

ondon Police Service Crime

revention Unit talks about

rotecting yourself on the streets,

n your home and in your car; Q & A

ession follows.

renatal Classes

:30-8:30 pm, Thursdays,

pril 27-May 25

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.

CROUCH

673-0111

-Choices & E-Resumes

arch 1-April 29

all today to set up a demonstration

f E-Choices, a amazing website

an help you discover careers that

uit your interests and E-Resumes,

he e-mail format preferred by

mployers. 673-4473 or 673-0111.

rouch Preschool (birth-5 yrs.)

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

uesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays,

arch 1-April 27

oin us for fun and interactive

earning activities, stories and

nack. Co-sponsors: Ontario Early

ears Centre, London Fanshawe &

rouch Neighbourhood Resource

entre.

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.

March 2: Monkeewrench by PJ

Tracy

April 6: Call for details.

Literacy London

9-11:30 am, Fridays, Mar. 3-Apr. 28

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, March 3-April 28

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.

March Break

Register by phone or

in person starting March 7.

March Break Movies!

2:30-4 pm, March 11 & 18

Join us for a great movies, and

yummy refreshments! No tickets

required.

The Grouchy Ladybug (3-6 yrs.)

10-10:45 am, March 14

Winter bugging you? Join us for

a reading of this classic Eric Carle

story and stay to create your own

ladybug headgear.

Crime Lab (8-13 yrs.)

2:30-4:30 pm, March 14

Confident Kids Aikido (8-10 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 15

The Amazing Corbin

2:30-3:15 pm, March 15

Dig In To Spring! (7-10 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 16

Calling all junior gardeners! Come

create your own window garden

with everyday vegetables.

Fire Safety with Sparky the Fire

Dog

2:30-3:15 pm, March 16

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Happy St.Patrick’s Day! (5-12 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 17

Come in and join us to celebrate St.

Patrick’s Day with a story and craft.

Join the Sisterhood of the

Travelling Pants! (12 yrs. +)

1:30-4:30 pm, March 17

Up, Up and Away (5-8 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 18

Soar into pring with the wonderful

tale of a boy and his very special

kite; stay to craft your own kite.

Crouch Book Club

7-8 pm, 3rd Thursday/ month

Calling all bookworms! New

members are always welcome.

March 16 She’s Come Undone,

Wally Lamb.

April 20 Crow Lake, Mary Lawson.

Crouch’s Spring Fling! (5-12 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, April 15

Spring’s here, hop on over and join

us for a eggcellent story and craft!

Early Dismissal Day Movie!

2:30-4 pm, April 19

Drop by after school and catch a

cool new flick and great treats!

EAST LONDON

451-7600

“Odd Man Out” East London

Book Club

7-8 pm, 1st Wednesday/month

Call or visit the branch for more

information: 451-7600.

March 1: Polished Hoe

April 5: We were the Mulvaneys

May 3: To Kill a Mockingbird

Volunteer Tax Clinics

9 am-3 pm, March 2, 3,4,9,10,

18,23, 24,25, 30,31, April 1,6,

7,8,13, 20, 21,22,27,28,29

6-8 pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,

April 6, 13, 20, 27

Community Volunteer Income Tax

program can help those whose

income is less than $20,000

(single) or $25,000 (combined).

Walk-in only - no appointments.

IBM Computer Lab for Homework

(9-18)

3:30-5:30 pm,Tuesdays,

Wednesdays, Thursdays to June 22

Our new 8 station IBM computer

lab is available to elementary and

secondary students. Computers

are equipped for printing. No

registration required.

Books Can Take You Anywhere/

Laissez-vous emportez!…par les

livres (3-6 yrs.)

1:30-3 pm, Fridays, March 3-April 14

A bilingual program designed to

support literacy through popular

themes. Snack served.

Un programme pour les parents et

enfants, axe sur l’alphabetisation

par l’intermediaire de themes

populaires, tel que la ferme et les

dinosaures. Une collation sera

servie. Register by calling the

London Fanshawe OEYC: 455-2791.

Saturday Family Storytime (2-6 )

10:30-11 am, 2nd Saturday /month

Stories, songs, rhymes and other

activities to enjoy as a family. No

registration required.

Kids’ Community Mural (8+)

2-4:30 pm, March 15

Join us in designing and painting a

mural to celebrate the East London

community! Supercharge your

creativity and submit a design (in

colour) by March 8. The winning

entry is being used to create the

mural which all participants and a

local artist will paint. Co-sponsor:

East London Community Centre.

Crafters Helping Crafters

7-8:30 pm, 3rd Wednesday/

month Get together with others to

share interest and help each other

- whether it be knitting, crocheting,

needlework...A good place to share

patterns, tips & hints. All welcome.

Euchre Card Party

1:30-3:30 pm, 2nd & 4th Tuesday

Call 453-1188 to register or e-mail

Teresa at janik.ries@sympatico.ca

as space is limited to 40 persons at

this time. Co-sponsor: East London

Community Centre. Cost: $2

March Break

Register 1 week in advance.

Pirates from the Caribbean (7-9 yrs.)

10-10:45 am, March 11

Confident Kids Aikido Introduction

(8-10 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 14

Let’s Talk Science: Dynamic Dinos

(4-6 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 15

The Amazing Corbin (family)

10-10:45 am, March 16

March Break Movie (7-12 yrs.)

6:30-8 pm, March 16

Co-sponsor: East London Com.

Centre. No tickets required.

Fire Safety with Sparky the Fire

Dog Robot (family)

10-10:45 am, March 17

Introduction to Internet Basics

2-3:30 pm, March 22;

7-8:30 pm, April 25

Pre-register by phone or in person.

Learn the very basics of the Internet

in this hands-on teaching and

learning session.

Prenatal Classes

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursdays,

March 23-Oct. 4

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.

E-mail Basics

2-3:30 pm, March 28

Register by phone or in person

starting March 1

How to set up a free web based

e-mail account and how to send

and receive e-mail. Enrollment is

limited.

Tour the East London Branch

6:30-7 pm, last Wednesday/month

The tour includes getting a Library

card, demonstration of the LPL

catalogue and information about

Library services and programs. No

registration required. Meet staff

at the front desk on the day of the

tour.

Are You Safe?

7-8:30 pm, April 11

London Police Service Crime

Prevention Unit offers lectures on

personal safety-how to protect

yourself on the streets, in your

home and in your car.

Fraud Alert

7-8:30 pm, April 18

London Police Service Crime

Prevention Unit offers a lecture on

personal safety, covering the topic

of scams, identity theft, debit card

skimming and credit card fraud.

“Ask Me”

Technology Tutor

volunteers are

available at most

locations to help

with questions

about Word, Excel,

PowerPoint,

e-mail or computer

basics.


usic Time

:30-2:30 pm, Fridays,

pril 21-May 26

re-register by phone or in person.

n interactive parent and child class

or all ages and abilities. Come

ut to sing, dance and make new

riends. Register by calling the

ondon Fanshawe OEYC: 455-2791.

GLANWORTH

681-6797

ook Bingo (children)

arch 11-March 18

ome and play Book Bingo during

he March Break! Pick up a bingo

ard and follow the instructions on

ach square. When you complete a

ow, show the library staff and win

prize!

JALNA

685-6465

-Resumes

-2:30 pm Wednesdays, Saturdays

arch 1-April 29

earn how to submit your resume

y e-mail in the format preferred

y employers. To register, call

85-2761.

areer Cruising

-3:30 pm Wednesdays, Saturdays

arch 1-April 29

earn how to use Career Cruising,

career exploration software

ackage which includes the Career

atchmaker assessment tool,

undreds of career and school

rogram profiles, and your own

ortfolio to store your information.

o register, call 685-2761.

re-Natal Classes

:45-8:45 pm, Thursdays,

arch 9-April 20

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.

ook Club (adult)

-8 pm, 2nd Thursday/month

oin us for informal book

iscussions. March 9: Angry

ousewives Eating Bons Bons by

orna Landvik; April 13: The Red

ent by Anita Diamant.

March Break

Register in person starting

one week before program,

with $1 refundable deposit.

Dynamic Dinos (4-6 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 14

Cartooning (8-12 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 15

Pirates from the Caribbean (7-9 yrs.)

10-10:45 am, March 16

Catch a Fish (6-8 yrs.)

2:30-3:15 pm, March 16

Listen to some fishy tales and make

a game to play at home

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (3-6 yrs.)

10-10:45 am, March 17

Enjoy stories, songs and a craft.

Wear something green to our party!

Fire Safety with Sparky the Fire

Dog (3-10 yrs.)

2:30-3:15 pm, March 17

U C Mas: Discover the Genius

Within (6-12 yrs. with caregiver)

10-10:45 am, March 18

Fossils: Treasures from the Past

(6-13 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 18

Just Beginnings (birth-6 mos. with

caregiver)

1:30-3 pm,Tuesdays,

March 28-April 18

Pre-register by calling 663-5317

x2378. Co-sponsor: Middlesex-

London Health Unit. Cost: $10.

payable at registration.

Apprenticeship General

Information Session (16 yrs.+)

1-3 pm, April 19

A free session that answers

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,

The Local Apprenticeship Office,

Call 432-1220 or visit www.

theapprenticeshipnetwork.com for

more information.

LAMBETH

652-2951

March Break

Register by phone or in

person starting 1 week

before program.

Cartooning (8-12 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 11

Fire Safety With Sparky the Fire

Dog Robot (family)

2:30-3:15 pm, March 15

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Fun With Music: Interactive

Concert (1-6 yrs. with caregiver)

2:30-3:15 pm, March 16

Starring Richard Belleau. Sing,

dance, wiggle, and giggle. A musical

performance that includes fun,

interaction, and educative musical

games, songs, and activities.

Pirates From the Caribbean (7-9 yrs.)

2:30-3:15 pm, March 18

LANDON

439-6240

Art Exhibit: By the Numbers

Wed. March 1-March 31

A spectacular exhibit featuring the

recent work of the BealArt Senior

Painting artists. Official opening

March 8; 7-8:45 pm. All welcome!

Landon Knitting Circle

1:30-3:30 pm Thursdays to June 29

Learn to knit; improve your skills;

complete a project; help someone

else. Share patterns, ideas and

stories. Drop in. Free.

Social Awareness Film Series

2-3:45 pm, March 4

Last in the film series cosponsored

by the Council of Canadians

“Walmart: The High Cost of Low

Price”

Landon Book Discussion Group

7-8:30 pm, 2nd Tuesday/month

Local Author, Jean McKay, leads an

informative and lively discussion of

current literature.

March 14- The Fat Woman Next

Door is Pregnant by Michel

Tremblay

April 11-Worn Thresholds by Julie

Berry & Souwesto Home by James

Reaney

March Break

Register by phone or in

person starting March 4.

Rainbow Treasure Scavenger Hunt

(all ages)

March 11-March 18

Ask for your clue to the rainbow at

the front desk. Find it, bring it to us

and choose your treasure from the

treasure chest. No tickets required.

Fire Safety (3-6 yrs. with caregiver)

10-10:45 am, March 14

Super Science Challenge (7-13 )

2:30-4 pm, March 14

Every day materials are used to

solve challenging science and

engineering problems. Activities

include Ping Pong Ball Transport

Challenge, Penny Bridge Challenge,

Rotor Challenge, and Roller Coaster

Challenge.

Playful Machines (6-8 yrs.)

10-11 am, March 15

Explore the science of the

playground - investigate simple

machines by using levers, wheels

and axles, and inclined planes to

create a model.

Memory Book Making (7-11 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 15

March Break Movie Madness

10 am & 2 pm, March 16

Bring your peanut free snacks

and enjoy family flicks on the big

screen. No registration required.

Call for movie titles starting Mar. 4.

The Amazing Corbin

2:30-3:15 pm, March 17

Pen to Paper

7-8:30 pm, Thursdays,

March 23-April 27

London writer Jean McKay, leads

this informal creative writing

workshop. Pre-register; cost: $30.

Saturday Matinee: Millstream

noon, last Saturday of the month

Drop by for an informal musical

performance featuring the Old

South musical group “Millstream.”

Diorama Extravaganza:

Open call for work

Build a tiny world based on your

favourite song, book, movie scene,

underwater adventure, outer

space, current events...you pick

the theme! Open for all ages-teens

seniors, children, adults. Group

entries are welcomed. Deadline for

submissions is Friday March 24.

Open Juried Diorama Exhibition

and Reception

2-4 pm, March 25.

Join us for refreshments

presentations and awards for best

in show and theme prizes!

Poetry London:

Pre Reading Workshops

6:30-7:15 pm, March 29, April 26

Cornelia Hoogland leads a

discussion of each evening’s poets

and invites participants to read

their own poems in a supportive

atmosphere.

Poetry London:

Ross Leckie and Peter Sanger

7:30-8:30 pm, March 29

An evening featuring poets Ross

Leckie, Director of Creative Writing

at the University of New Brunswick,

Editor of The Fiddlehead, and Poetry

Editor for Goose Lane Editions and

Peter Sanger, a prominent maritime

poet and regional literary historian.

Poetry London Reading

7:30-8:45 pm, April 26

Featuring

•Marty Gervais, poet, photographer,

professor, journalist, and publisher

of Black Moss Press;

Mary Ann Mulhern, Windsor poet

and teacher;

Carlinda D’Alimonte,teacher of

English and Creative Writing and

television, radio & newspaper

writer;

St. Thomas native Julie Berry,

whose poems have appeared in

Canadian Forum, Quarry, Carousel,

New Quarterly and Grain

and York University professor,

poet playwright and essayist,

Rishma Dunlop.

Art Exhibit :

Once more from the top!

April 1-29

Author Reading: R. Scott Bakker

7:30-8:30 pm, April 5

R. Scott Bakker is a student of

literature, history, philosophy, and

ancient languages and member

of the American Philosophical

Association (APA) and the Science

Fiction and Fantasy Writers of

America (SFWA). His fantasy series,

The Prince of Nothing began with

The Darkness that Comes Before,

The Warrior-Prophet and continues

in his newest release ,Thousand

Fold Thought. Book sale and author

signing courtesy of Oxford Books.

Peeling the Onion: Storytelling

Workshops (adult)

1:15-2:45 pm,Tuesdays, April 11-25

Susan Getchell, accomplished

London storyteller and educator,

leads this series of three workshops

for adults. Register starting March 1

with payment of $10.

Author Reading: A Literary

Friendship

7:30-8:45 pm, April 12

George Sipos and Jean McKay

have been friends for over twenty

years. During that time they have

been each other’s “first readers,”

acting as the other pair of eyes that

all writers need in the development

of their work. George reads some

new work about the 10 years of his

childhood spent in London.

Prenatal Health Classes

6:30-8:30 pm, Tuesdays,

April 18-May 16

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


iting Our Life Stories:

senior’s writing workshop

:30-3:30 pm, Wednesdays,

ay 3-24

four session workshop led by

ean McKay, designed for seniors,

hat explores the art of reminiscent

riting. Cost: $20 payable at

egistration which starts April 1.

MASONVILLE

660-4646

ay With Dad (birth-6 yrs)

0-11:30 am, 1st Saturday/month

ad, Grandpas and Uncles,

ring little ones for a morning

f fun, songs, stories, crafts

nd imaginative play. Light

efreshments. Co-sponsor: Ontario

arly Years Centre, London North

entre, operated by Childreach.

March Break

Register in person starting

March 4 with $1 refundable

deposit.

ug Safari (5-7 yrs.)

:30-3:15 pm, March 14

ome join the fun and create your

wn friendly garden buddies.

he Amazing Corbin (family)

0-10:45 am, March 15

usical Swing Puppet (6-9 yrs.)

:30-3:15 pm, March 15

lown around with us to create

our own swing puppet! This

ntique French toy is referred to as

“poupard” meaning “doll without

egs”.

artooning (8-12 yrs.)

:30-3:30 pm, March 16

ask Masters (7-11 yrs.)

0-11 am, March 17

e the master of disguise-fool

amily and friends with the fun

asks you create!

riday Flick (Family)

:30-4 pm, March 17

o tickets required.

hild’s Hand / Footprint of Clay

birth-5 yrs. with caregiver)

:30-10 am, March 16

egister in person starting March 2

et your child’s hand or foot

ressed into clay which will be fired,

lazed, and ready for pick up March

0. Cost: $10 payable at registration

no refunds)

Introductory Watercolour

6:45-8:45 pm,Tuesdays,

March 21-April 25

London artist Craig Marucci

demonstrates and instructs

students on basic watercolour

techniques. Cost: $60 payable at

registration

Three Weeks in Greece

7-8:30 pm, March 23

Gail Ryder, adventure speaker and

world traveller, aims to inspire

audiences through stories of her

solo travelling around the world.

Masonville Book Club: Prize

Books: Which and Why?

7:30-8:30 pm, 4th Tuesday/month

Join our stimulating discussions

about interesting books.

March 28-Saturday by Ian McEwan

April 25-Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

Mt. Everest Base Camp and

Beyond

7-8:30 pm, March 30

Gail Ryder takes you to the world’s

highest Base Camp, following the

same trail as Tenzing Norgay and

Sir Edmund Hillary when they first

conquered Everest in 1953.

Art Exhibit: Sirens-Sisters/Sinners

from the Sea

April 4-27

Opening reception: 5-7 pm, April 6

A show of hooked rugs and

tapestries by London textile

artist, Stephanie Smith, exploring

mermaids, their meaning and

message. Call ahead to ensure the

gallery is available for viewing.

Fraud Alert

7-8:30 pm, April 5

Constable Graham Williamson,

London Police Service Crime

Prevention Unit, speaks about

scams, identity theft, debt card

skimming and credit card fraud.

Question & answer period follows.

I’m Home (10-12 yrs.)

7-8:30 pm, Wednesdays,

April 12-May 10

Program supports parents in

preparing their child to move

successfully from supervised care,

to safe, home-based care. Parent

attendance is required for the

first and last sessions. Register

in person starting March 4. Cost:

$28. Financial assistance may be

available, call 471-4300 x 254.

Co-sponsor: London Children’s

Connection.

Funny Bunny Baskets (All)

2-4 pm, April 15

Hop on in to create your own Funny

Bunny Easter basket!

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Society for Learning in Retirement

Information Session

1-2 pm, April 25

The Society for Learning in

Retirement provides peer learning

opportunities for older adults

seeking knowledge and new

insights. Come and find out about

courses that are offered. The

Society for Learning in Retirement

is sponsored by, and meets weekly

at, Westminster College through the

fall and winter terms.

NORTHRIDGE

439-4331

March Break

Register by phone or in

person starting March 8

Bug Safari (5-7 yrs.)

10-10:45 am, March 15

Come join the fun and create your

own friendly garden buddies.

POND MILLS

685-1333

OEYC Playgroup (birth-6 yrs. with

caregiver)

1:30-3:30 pm, Wednesdays

Parents, caregivers and children

participate in interactive early

learning activities. Presented by

Ontario Early Yrs. Centre, London

(Fanshawe).

eResumes

9-5 pm Wednesdays, Thursdays,

Fridays, Saturdays

Learn how to submit your resume

by e-mail in the format preferred

by employers. Phone to arrange a

short half hour session.

Pre-Natal Classes

6:30-8:30 pm,Tuesdays,

March 7-April 4

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 $55.00

Volunteer Tax Clinic

1 pm to 8 pm, Thursdays,

March 9, 30, April 6, 13, 20

10 am to 4 pm, Saturdays,

March 25, April 1

Free income tax clinics by Canada

Revenue Agency for singles with

an income of $25,000 or less and

couples with a combined income of

$35,000 or less. Walk-in only.

March Break

Register in person

1 week in advance.

Puppets and Jumping Jacks (6-9)

10-10:45 am, March 11

Create your own Jack-in-the-

Box clown puppet and Walking

Elephant puppet and take the fun

home with you!

U C Mas: Discover the Genius

Within! (6-12 yrs. with

caregiver)

2:30-3:15 pm, March 14

Fire Safety with Sparky the Fire

Dog Robot (3-6 yrs.)

10-10:45 am, March 15

Fossils: Treasures from the Past

(6+)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 16

Playful Machines (6-8 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 17

Explore the science of the

playground. Investigate simple

machines by using levers, wheels

and axles and inclined planes to

create a model playground.

Mask Masters (7-11 yrs.)

10-10:45 am, March 18

Be the master of disguise-fool

family and friends with the fun

masks you create!

Anime (12-14 yrs.)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 18

Yoga (adult)

7:30-8:30 pm, Wednesdays,

March 22-April 26

Taught by a certified yoga teacher

from the Lotus Centre for Yoga

and Health. Cost: $50 payable at

registration which starts March 7.

Apprenticeship General

Information Session (16 yrs. +)

7-9 pm, March 23

What careers can I apprentice

in? How much does it cost to

complete an apprenticeship?

How long does it take? Is there

any financial support? Get the

answers! Presented in partnership

with Job Connect, and the Local

Apprenticeship Office. Call

432-1220 or go to http://www.

theapprenticeshipnetwork.com/

Pre-Natal Classes

6:30-8:30 pm,Tuesdays,

April 18-May 16

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.

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.

Register starting March 1: 663-

5317,x2241. The $15 registration

fee may be waived upon request.

SHERWOOD

473-9965

Thursday Evening Book Discussion

(adult)

7-8 pm, 1st Thursday/month

Read each book in advance and join

a lively, informal discussion.

March 2 Angry Housewives Eating

Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik.

April 6 Our Lady of The Forest by

David Guterson.

Tuesday Afternoon Book

Discussion (adult)

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

Read each book in advance and join

a lively informal discussion.

March 7 Breath, Eyes, Memory by

Edwidge Danticat.

April 4 Here On Earth by Alice

Hoffman.

March Break

Register by phone or in

person starting 1 week

before program.

Fun With Music! (1-6)

10-10:45 am, March 14

Sing, dance, wiggle and giggle.

A musical performance that

includes fun, interaction, and

educative musical games, songs,

and activities.

Fire Safety With Sparky the Fire

Dog! (3-6)

2:30-3:15 pm, March 14

Fossils! (6+)

10-11 pm, March 15

UCMAS: Discover the Genius

Within! (6-12 with caregiver)

2:30-3:15 pm, March 15

Let’s Talk Science Crime Lab!

(8-13)

10-noon, March 16

March Break Movies! (family)

2:30-4 pm, March 16 & March 17

The Amazing Corbin (family)

10-10:45 am, March 17


’m Home (10-12 yrs.)

-8:30 pm, Wednesdays,

arch 22-April 19

rogram supports parents in

reparing their child to move

uccessfully from supervised care,

o safe, home-based care.

arent attendance is required for

he first and last sessions. Cost:

28. Financial assistance may

e available, call 471 4300 x 254.

o-sponsor: London Children’s

onnection.

pril Foolishness! (6 & under,

ith caregiver)

1-11:30 am, April 1

egister by phone or in person

tarting March 25

oin us for silly stories, songs and

hymes guaranteed to make you

iggle!

abysitting Training Course

12-16 yrs.)

:30-8:30 pm, Thursdays,

pril 6-27

elpful hints on accident

revention, child behaviour, home

afety, emergency procedures and

reative children’s activities. To

egister phone 661-5575 starting

arch 9. Cost: $41.

erennials: Old & New!

-8 pm, April 6

oin us for a talk about perennial

arden plants and a q & a session.

pace is limited.

WESTMOUNT

473-4708

EYC Playgroup (birth-6 yrs. with

aregiver)

0 am-noon, Thursdays

oin Wendy for games, crafts,

ongs and rhymes as well as

aluable resources on parenting.

rogram complements Storytimes.

onversational Circles

:30-8 pm Thursdays to June 29

ll newcomers and volunteers are

elcome. Call Melina at 432-1133

o register, or register in person

t the start of each session. Coponsor:

Cross Cultural Learner

entre.

tudyzone @ yourlibrary

f you are looking for a quiet place

o study or do group projects or

esearch, call to see when our free

tudy room is available. First come,

irst served.

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. Or join the Blue Spruce

storytime program - see below.

Blue Spruce Storytime (4-8 yrs.)

10-10:45 am, Saturdays,

April 29-June 3

Join us for a celebration of

Canadian authors nominated for the

Blue Spruce Award. Listen to the

ten nominations and vote for your

favourite one in June. Register by

phone or in person starting Mar. 31

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 and vote for it at a pizza

party in June. Call Heather for more

information: 473-4708.

Ontario Genealogical Society

Program

7:30-9 pm, 1st Tuesday of the

month to Dec. 5

Everyone is welcome to attend

the meetings of the London and

Middlesex County Branch of the

Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS).

March 7-Michigan Researchwith

Kathleen LaBadie-Szakall of

Hepworth, Ontario.

Robert Q Travel Series

2-3:30 pm, March 8

Alaska Cruises and Tours with Mary

Goldsmith from

Holland America

7:30-8:45 pm, March 8

River Cruises in Europe with Ryan

McElroy from Collette Vacations

PAF Users Group

7-9 pm, 2nd Wednesday of the

month

Come and learn about the

genealogical computer program

PAF (Personal Ancestral File)

and Companion 2.0. Call Wayne

Vizniowski, (519) 660-0451 for

information.

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!

e-mail@Westmount

2-3 pm, 2nd Saturday/month

Learn how to create an account and

how to send e-mail.

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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.

March Break

Register by phone or in

person starting March 4.

Native American Indian Shields (8 +)

2-3 pm, March 11

Join the Red Pine Women in

making a Native American Indian

Shield. Learn about the shields and

the symbols used on them, then

create one of your own. Cost: $5

payable at registration

Cartooning (8 yrs.-0)

10-11 am, March 14

Fossil Exhibitor (6-12 yrs.)

2-3 pm, March 15

YA Open Mike Night (13-18 yrs.)

6-9 pm, March 15

Spoken word artists, musicians

with acoustic sets, singers,

comedians, or any teen who wanted

to share their talents take the stage

to celebrate the creativity of youth.

No tickets required. (Call now if you

want to be part of the show!)

Fire Safety with Sparky the Fire

Dog (3-5 yrs.)

10-10:45 am, March 16

Special Storytime (3-5 yrs.)

11-11:45 am, March 16

Join us for stories, games and

crafts about planes, trains, trucks

and more vehicles that work. No

registration required.

March Break Movie

2-4 pm, March 17

No tickets required.

Crafty Saturday (6-12 yrs.)

2-3 pm, March 18

Learn how to make your own

walking puppet!

Friday Book Discussion

Group@your library

10-11 am, 3rd Friday/month

New members are always welcome.

Please call 473-4708 for details.

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.

Fully Alive (65 yrs.+)

1-3 pm, Tuesdays, March 21-May 23

This 10-week program offers an

opportunity for seniors to meet the

challenges of improving their wellbeing.

To register, call Third Age

Outreach, 519-661-1621. Cost: $10.

Grounded for Life

6:45-8:45 pm, Wednesdays,

March 22 & 29

Learn more about teen behaviour,

communication and setting limits.

Books and resources are provided

to browse or check out. Cost: $5

(can be waived) To register or for

information, call Middlesex-London

Health Unit, 663-5317x2378.

bookcrossing.com

10-11 am, last Saturday/month

Ever wondered what bookcrossing.

com is all about? Come out and

learn more!

Grrlz Just Wanna Have Fun

Book Club

7-8 pm, 4th Tuesday/month

Register by phone or in person.

Come to the library, meet new

people, have some popcorn and

talk about cool books starring some

amazing girls.

Library Databases and You

7-8 pm, April 6 & 20

Learn how to use the library

catalogue, databases and web site.

Find the information and resources

you want.

Technology Tuesdays

2-3 pm

Improve your web searching

success!

April 11: Health Sites on the Internet

April 25 : Gardening

Robert Q Travel Series

7:30-8:45 pm, April 12

Coach Tours in Europe with Jason

Stremble from Globus.

Babysitting Course (12-16 yrs.)

10 am-2 pm, April 15 & April 22

Register by phone or in person

starting April 1

Helpful hints on accident

prevention, child behaviour, home

safety, emergency procedures and

creative children’s activities. The

program is a recognized course of

the Canadian Red Cross Society.

Cost: $41.

Book and a Movie Club

noon-5 pm, April 15

Book: Different Seasons by Stephen

King. Read the story called Rita

Hayworth and the Shawshank

Redemption; Film: 1994 Director:

Frank Darabont Starring: Tim

Robbins, Morgan Freeman and

James Whitmore.

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 regitration required.

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

Medicine

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

Pathology

Co-sponsor: Schulich School

of Medicine & Dentistry, and the

Departments of English and Film

Studies, The University of Western

Ontario


Bi-weekly Arts e-Newsletter

Including disciplines of theatre, literary, dance, music, visual arts, arts education

Events listings, calls for submissions, workshops, job postings and more…

Professional Development

Workshops, guest speakers, funding information

Annual granting program

Networking opportunities

Promoting London Arts

Strategic partnerships with City of London and Tourism London

Promoting awareness of the arts within the city and to visitors

251 Dundas Street - Central Library main floor-

London, Ontario N6A 6H9

519.439.0013

www.londonarts.org info@londonarts.org

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2nd floor, Central Library

251 Dundas St.

Pillar Nonprofit Network is an active advocate on behalf of the

nonprofit sector. We are your voice locally, provincially and nationally.

The Nonprofit Library Network brings together the Imagine Canada

– John Hodgson Library and Pillar Nonprofit Network with partners

across Ontario to provide information, resources and training

to support the successful delivery of their service, outreach and

fundraising programs.

www.pillarv.com

East London Branch ~

renovated building ~ new partnerships

Website: www.londony.ca

London Y - East London Branch

The YMCA of London is a multi-service

charity that provides opportunities for

personal growth in spirit, mind and body

for people of all backgrounds, beliefs and

abilities.

Resources:

The building consists of a small HFR Branch with 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)

East London Community Centre, 2005

operating inside the

Central Library

OKTC production of Frog and Toad at London Fringe Theatre Festival, 2005

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;

Tues. 1-4 pm / Thurs. 9 am-noon

Activities:

Programs in development stage for

seniors, youth and families

• Card Afternoons, 1-3:30 pm,

Tuesdays. Cost: $2; drop in.

Upcoming Events:

Annual General Meeting,

7-8 pm, Wed. March 8 with

Guest speaker: Charlotte Towle,

Toastmasters International.

All are welcome, refreshments

available.


In partnership with

Crouch Branch for 30+

The Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre, which provides core

programming and support services for the Hamilton Road Area of London

Ontario, has been housed within Crouch Branch Library for more than 30

years.

website: www.crouchonline.org

• Programming for Youth includes Job $quad, Girls’ Club, Summer

Splash, Guitar Club and Youth Leadership Program.

London East Community Mental Health Services serves individuals

with acute or chronic mental illnesses through a variety of activities and

services. Counsellor available from Women’s Mental Health Resources

- available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons for anyone

needing short term mental health counselling (both men and women

welcome) FREE. Call Doris at ext. 225 for an appointment.

Upcoming FREE programs

Call 642-7630 to register or get information.

• Preschool at Crouch Ontario Early Years Program Caregiver/Child drop-in

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9:30-11:15 am; 1:15-3 pm

•Literacy Kits available in eight languages available for loan.

• Hamilton Road Area Basic Needs Program 9 am-4:30 pm, Tuesdays

to Fridays Baby Food and Diaper Bank, Emergency Cupboard, THAW

program.

• Expressions Women’s Support Group - 1 pm, 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday/

month. Call Jacquie x227 to register.

• Clothing Exchange 10 am-2 pm, March 4

Clothing can be dropped off at Crouch the day before.

• Dining Divas - Young Mom’s Support Group noon, Tuesdays

Call Jacquie to register.

• “Inspiring Potential” International Women’s Day Event at Crouch

4-6:30 pm, March 8

Potluck Dinner and Entertainment (Sharon Bee, the Hamilton

Road Songsters), travel to Brescia College to hear Flora MacDonald.

• Taking Care of Yourself - 6 week Self Esteem Group for women. Call

Doris to register.

Phone: 686-8600

Fax: 686-8467

Email: southlondon@bellnet.ca

The South London Community

Centre supports and fosters

the development of community

driven projects that nurture and

enhance a healthy quality of life

for residents of South London.

Hours of operation:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm (evening

hours for youth centre)

Activities:

Preschool/Family:

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,

Tutoring,

Neighbourhood Youth in Charge

(Westminster Youth Council).

If interested in youth programs

please call Cathy at 686-8600.

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Sherwood Branch 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

activities.

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

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 and

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 Outreach and Advocacy,

Adult and Senior Outreach and

Advocacy, Volunteer Opportunities

One Plus One Tutoring

Razzmoosetazz Reading Club

Leaders of Tomorrow Today

(L.O.T.T.),

Collective Kitchen

Job Connect Workshops,

English Conversation & Social

Northwest London Food Depot

Alice Saddy Programs for Disabled

People

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.

Families First works to strengthen

and support families with children

aged 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

participants.

Website: www.ffwo.org

Hours of operation:

Office Hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm,

Monday to Friday; program hours

include Wednesday evenings and

Saturdays.

Activities:

• Baby Food Bank: Formula,

diapers, and baby food are

available on an emergency basis

to assist families having difficulty

meeting the nutritional needs of

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.

Website: www.healthunit.com

Hours of Operation:

(starting March 20, 2006)

Monday - Friday 11 am - noon

Activities:

A Teen Drop-in Centre staffed by

Public Health Nurses, offering

education, pregnancy testing,

condoms, counselling, referrals,

ECP and pill pick-up for those

students with a prescription at the

Clinic.

Sharing space with Jalna Branch

their infants. Please call ahead to

check availability of supplies (649-

1248)

• 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.

Please call 649-1248 for locations

and times.

• Toy Lending Library: The Toy

Lending Library is available during

our drop-in programs and on

Saturdays from 10 am till 2 pm.

Over 500 toys are available for

families to enjoy.

• Young Mom’s Program:

Playgroup for Moms aged 21

years and under with their

children. Social time for mom

& child, child development and

parenting information, and 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.


LIBRARY RESOURCES

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

parenting

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.

ONLINE COMPUTER CATALOGUE

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.

ELECTRONIC MESSAGES

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.

COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS

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.

BORROWING SERVICES

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Renewals

Materials may be renewed

• in person, at any Library

• on-line through your Library account in our

catalogue:

www.londonpubliclibrary.ca

• limit of 3 renewals

• DVDs, 7-day materials & items with holds

cannot be renewed

Returns

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”.

L A T E C H A R G E S

HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD -

JOIN YOUR LIBRARY!

Library cards are free to citizens of London,

and to members of county libraries in Elgin,

Middlesex & Oxford, except Woodstock &

Tillsonburg.

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

seniors.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

• Meeting room rentals

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

Branches ~ call location for rates and

availability.

• 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

databases.

• 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

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRES

(ERCs)

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

BORROWING PERIODS

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:

661-4600

• TTY:

432-8835

• Mail:

251 Dundas St.

London, ON N6A 6H9

• Internet:

www.londonpubliclibrary.ca

London Public

Library Board

Chair

Jeff Schlemmer

Vice-Chair

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 1 pm-5 pm

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

Glanworth

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

ACCESSIBILITY

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hours/locations

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

information.

Library Card

www.londonpubliclibrary.ca

Produced by the Community

Relations and Fund Development

Executive Editor:

Bill Irwin, 661-6403

Editor:

Lynda Kirkham, 661-5121

Graphic Design:

Betty Lueddeke, 661-5100x5118

ISSN 0710-0132

Volume 16, Number 2

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

On the Cover

While local politicians and Library

Board members listen attentively

January 27, to remarks from

representatives from IBM Canada

announcing a major donation

of computers and printers to

“Homework Labs” at Sherwood

and East London Branches, it was

the kids who got into the spirit of

Family Literacy Day: nothing comes

between me and my books!

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