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Winter 2018-19

Page 1. Front Cover. London Public Library, Access magazine. December 2018, January and February 2019

This document contains the news and events section of London Public Library’s Access magazine. For the most up to date listing of Library programs go to our website at www.lpl.ca/programs

Front Cover headline: 2019 One Book One London. The Marrow Thieves
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Page 2. Read the One Book London is Talking About, The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.

www.lpl.ca/onebook

The Marrow Thieves
The bone marrow of Indigenous people is the only cure for the non-Indigenous population’s lost ability to dream. Sixteen-year-old Frenchie and his band of survivors are on the run, heading north toward remembered homelands, teaching each other their knowledge and relearning the traditions. Borrow The Marrow Thieves in Print, eBook and eAudio. Cherie Dimaline is the award winning author of The Marrow Thieves, our One Book One London selection. She is a Canadian Métis writer who has received recognition for her novels and short stories and is the founding editor of Muskrat Magazine, an online Indigenous publication.

An Evening with Cherie Dimaline. Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall.
In January and February, look for great One book One London workshops and events in the program listings.

Read our interview with Cherie Dimaline on page 8.

About the Cover Artist: Jenna Rose Sands is a Cree Ojibwe artist who lives in London. The mixed media work on the cover was created as her response to The Marrow Thieves, which Jenna Rose read this spring with her book club. The original artwork is on display at Central Library through March 2019.  Learn more about Jenna Rose and the workshops she will offer this winter at www.lpl.ca/onebook.

Page 3. Story 1. Fixing a Broken World
Dystopian fiction for young adults is everywhere! Why are tales set in post-apocalyptic worlds so appealing? One idea is that we can enter a broken, chaotic world and live vicariously through a hero (or heroine, as there are many female protagonists in the genre) who endures and survives, generally providing some resolution that offers hope for the future. Another view says that dystopian fiction is akin to myth and fairytale, with the protagonist propelled into a hero’s journey of adventure and danger that mirrors his or her inner, psychological journey of coping with life’s big events – loss, betrayal and death, but also love, connection and finding purpose. Spoiler Alert! In The Marrow Thieves, Frenchie experiences the loss of family and faces near death before finding a community with others who have survived. Finding his way and purpose among them, he learns that they mean everything to him and where there is community, there is hope.

Story 2. Adults Love YA Fiction!
Young Adult literature is marketed to teens but 55% of YA readers are adults! There are lots of reasons to love YA! Number one: it’s well written and the genre is being recognized for exciting and thoughtful stories and the diversity of its protagonists. The universality of the coming-of-age story is another draw, as is the hard, serious subject matter that lets us all delve into what it’s like emotionally to be a young person today. Then there’s the theory that it all goes back to Harry Potter, popular with every kind of reader, opening the YA door to adults.

Story 3. If You Like The Marrow Thieves
Try these books by Canadian Indigenous authors and find more recommended reads in our catalogue by searching Library Spotlight: Indigenous Reads. Watch for our discussion guides promoting One Book One London and The Marrow Thieves that provide conversation starters for book clubs and other groups, and raise awareness of Canadian Indigenous authors and voices. The guides will be included in The Marrow Thieves Book Club in a Bag sets and used as part of our outreach to schools and teachers.

Moon of the Crusted Snow by author Waubgeshig Rice. In a post-apocalyptic setting in a small northern Anishinaabe community, a group of young friends cope with the invasion of visitors, rising tensions, and hunger and illness by turning to the land and their traditions.

The Pact by author David Alexander Robertson, Illustrator: Scott B. Henderson. One of the seven Generations series of graphic novels telling Indigenous stories and history, including this family story about the legacy of residential schools. Also look for Robertson’s The Reckoner novel series.

The Break by author Katherena Vermette. Shifting narratives from several characters tell the stories of the events leading up to a fateful night  while providing a larger picture of the lives of residents in Winnipeg’s North End.

Hash tag Not Your Princess, editors Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale. The powerful voices of Indigenous women resound in this eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews and art.

Fire Song by author Adam Garnet Jones. Shane struggles to cope with the suicide of his little sister while dealing with his deep feelings for his best friend and fearing a future of poverty and shame.

Page 4. It’s easy being green. Using free technology at The Labs.
Teacher Jane Hardy from Westminster Secondary School brought her grade twelve students on a class visit to the Media Lab at Central Library in October to introduce them to new resources available for creative projects. Alan Thomson, our Digital Literacy Facilitator at The Labs, taught them all about green screens, walking them through the process of creating a video set in a distant locale without stepping outside the room. Alan filmed them enacting a scene in front of the blank green wall and showed them how to add a background in Final Cut Pro, a video editing program available in the Media Lab. They ended up with a video of themselves on a busy street in New York City!
www.lpl.ca/thelabs

Page includes photos: one photo shows students standing in front of the green screen and five photos show students with the street scene behind them.

Page 5. Story 1. A gift to inspire creativity.
Great West Life, London Life and Canada Life support LPL’s The Labs.
London Public Library greatly appreciates the generous gift of 50,000 dollars made by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life as part of our Infinite Possibilities Campaign to support The Labs at Central Library, exciting new creative spaces and technologies providing our community with resources, digital tools and gathering places for discovery, collaboration and learning.

The companies recognize that London Public Library has been the cornerstone of literacy, culture and learning in London for more than 120 years and is a vital part of our downtown. In 2001, they were pleased to contribute to the Central Library capital campaign that helped to bring a community hub to downtown London. Supporting The Labs is an opportunity to show their commitment to ensuring that the library will continue to be a leader and collaborator that contributes to the overall health of London’s core.

As neighbours and long-time supporters of London Public Library, Great West Life, London Life and Canada Life are proud to be part of this vital project that will make a difference in our community by ensuring the library and our programming are relevant, accessible and welcoming for all Londoners. The Labs are unique creative spaces that will attract new audiences and open current library users of all ages to diverse experiences and possibilities.

Photo caption: Jen MacRae, Senior Program Manager, Community Relations at London Life, and her son Ferris joined many enthusiastic Londoners interested in learning more at the launch of The Labs at Central Library on September 29. They are both excited about the opportunities Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life has exploring new technologies and creative spaces at Central Library and didn't want to leave!

Story 2. Green Screen Holiday Photo Ops
The Labs, Central Library. December fourth to fifteenth during lab hours: Tuesday to Friday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Join Alan in The Labs to try out the Green Screen technology. Come for a group photo with family, friends or coworkers and insert a holiday or winter background of your choice. Create a fun card for the holiday season! Bring a USB drive to save your file.

Page 6. Black History Month. Story 1.

2018 Black History Moment In London
Arielle Kayabaga made history in the recent municipal election when she was elected as City Councillor for Ward thirteen, becoming the first woman of colour to sit on City Council in London. Arielle is a community leader with council planning experience at City Hall here in London and a work history on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. She is excited to begin her new role of representing and advocating for her community! Arielle believes libraries are essential community resources for everyone and shared with us her own family’s experience as newcomers. When they first came to Canada, her mother made regular use of the internet provided at the library because they couldn’t afford it at home. She also remembers the wonderful feeling of having access to so many books and knowing she could borrow one without the stigma of being poor, because everyone used library books. “Libraries are fundamental to children’s lives,” says Arielle. “They provide resources that many can’t afford, from computers to books to homework clubs and free programs. Low income families rely on libraries as places to find community. They are neutral places where you’re not judged.”

Story 2. Black History Month Family Day Celebration
Sunday, February 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Library Commons at Central Library.
Celebrate Black History Month with activities for the whole family! Enjoy a DJ, Limbo Dancing, Games and Crafts, Hair Braiding, Dance, Performances, Displays and more. Presented by the London Black History Coordinating Committee in partnership with London Public Library and the London Children's Museum.

Black History Month Closing Gala
Saturday, February 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Wolf Performance Hall at Central Library. Doors open at 3 p.m.
Join us for a line-up of dance, song, spoken word, history and more. Followed by a reception with food and refreshments. This annual event is a partnership between the Library and the London Black History Month Coordinating Committee. For information on purchasing tickets, call 519-661-5120.
The London Black History Coordinating Committee hosts events in the community through February to celebrate Black History Month. London Public Library is proud to support the work of this Committee.

Page 7. Story 1. Finding His Voice
“Grown folk music” is how Chad Price describes his self-titled second album, referring to how his music has evolved and matured and the feeling that he’s found his voice with this collection of songs. This singer-songwriter is an emerging talent in our city, gaining recognition with songs featured on television shows, including CTV’s The Launch, a radio charting song and sharing the stage with artists like Lights and Walk Off The Earth.  www.chadpricemusic.com

Don’t miss the chance to catch Chad Price onstage in the Wolf Performance Hall on February 23 at the Black History Month Closing Gala, an annual event celebrating local talent in London. Chad feels honoured to be part of Black History Month, saying it’s still important today for raising awareness of the history of families and communities like his. He wants to see those stories recognized as integral to Canadian history.

Personal History
As a Black-Canadian from London, Chad finds it meaningful to know of his historic connection to the Black community in the Chatham-Dresden area in Ontario that goes back to the mid-1800s through his father. On his mother’s side, he can trace family ties back to the late 1700s in Nova Scotia, finding inspiration in the story of his great grandfather, Frances Clements, born to a slave master in South Carolina in 1760. Chad knows that Frances gained his freedom in 1784 in Nova Scotia and received 160 acres of land, likely in exchange for his service as a Black Loyalist during the American Revolution, and that he married a Mohawk woman, Sarah Broadfoot, starting a family that would eventually lead to him.

“This is absolutely fascinating history to me. It’s important to know it and take pride in how we have built community despite the adversity we have experienced in history,” says Chad.

On Chad’s Play List Now: Lianne La Havas, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Thundercat. Borrow music by these artists through hoopla in our digital collections as well as on CD. www.lpl.ca/hoopla

Story 2. Library Spotlight: Black Canadian Authors
Library Spotlights are book lists, curated by our librarians, providing a selection of current, high quality works featuring particular topics, issues and authors. Search Library Spotlight: Black Canadian Authors in our catalogue.

Enjoy these books by Black Canadian Authors: Learning to Breathe by Janice Lynn Mather. Any Known Blood by Lawrence Hill. Love Enough by Dionne Brand. The Motorcyclist by George Elliott Clarke.

Page 8. Q and A with Cherie Dimaline. We asked Cherie to share her thoughts on stories, writing and being a writer. Here’s what she told us:

On Stories and Culture
It is vitally important to name place and people when we talk story in order to understand context, origin and teachings. My community has moved several times. My family comes from Fort Garry in the Red River area of Manitoba, moved to Drummond Island, and then was moved to Penetanguishene. The cottage industry has largely displaced us, but we are still a community and a huge part of the bond is our stories. We know who we are and where we are from because of them.

On Becoming a Writer
Being a writer seemed like a distant dream, not a plan or a goal. I kept hearing it was impossible to break into the industry, that I needed a Master of Fine Arts and a network of connections. So I just wrote my stories and kept them in journals that I shelved for years. I wrote every day – sitting in my cubicle when I was supposed to be working on funding for a program, during meetings, on the bus, while my kids slept. There is a difference between writing and publishing. Both are important. Never stop writing.

I have a memory from one of my bus rides, of passing by the old Penguin offices in Toronto. I was a young, single mom on assistance trying to finish school and get a job to pay the rent. Passing by that building hurt and I remember thinking, “One day I'll walk into that office. One day they will open the door.” I was able to tell that story to the CEO of Penguin Random House Canada last spring at the celebration for the signing of my four-book deal with them.

Her Advice to Writers
Read and write every damn day. Be open to advice and ongoing learning. I learn every single time I read. Brilliant writers like Eden Robinson and Charles Bukowski have taught me more about writing a sense of place than I could ever have figured out on my own. Jesmyn Ward and Heather O'Neill create characters that take my breath away. I am learning all the time because I love it.

On Who She is Inspired By
Maria Campbell’s work inspires me every day. My chest burst open when I first heard her read from Stories of the Road Allowance People. A real author and famous storyteller who sounded just like the old people in my family and community! The way she captured their laughter and pain and resilience and magic was stunning. It continues to stun me.

Photo of Cherie Dimaline wearing a t-shirt that says Read the North.

Cherie Dimaline is the award winning author of The Marrow Thieves, our One Book One London selection. She is a Canadian Métis writer who has received recognition for her novels and short stories and is the founding editor of Muskrat Magazine, an online Indigenous publication.

Page 9. 100 Years in the Community. Landon Branch Library.

December 28, 1918. The South Branch Library opened at 14 Askin Street to meet the needs of the growing Old South neighbourhood. This was London’s second branch library, the first being the East London Branch (now Carson branch) in 1915.

1923. In need of more space, the library moved to a room in the new Victoria Public School on the corner of Wharncliffe Road and Askin Street.

November 1924. The library opened in a house at 167 Wortley Road, a site purchased amidst a bit of public controversy over whether a property should be rented or bought.

October 31, 1954. Plans for a new building were underway and the library was closed in preparation for a new construction. Library service to the community continued through the Bookmobile parked on the Loblaws parking lot at Elmwood Avenue and Wortley Road.

September 8, 1955. Opening day for the new Landon Branch, named in honour of former Chief Librarian Dr. Fred Landon. Three months later, the number of items being borrowed had tripled.

In 1998, 2005 and 2017, updates were made to the current building to improve accessibility and to revitalize this busy branch.

100th Anniversary Celebration, Landon Branch Library
Friday, December 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments and Music. We invite the community to join us in sharing their library memories and celebrating 100 years!

Page 10. Story 1. New Welcome Centre Open at Sherwood Branch Library

Community Wellness Workers are now available at Sherwood Branch Library, Thursdays, 2 to 5 p.m., providing support to individuals facing life’s challenges, and information and referrals for mental health and addiction services. Like the Welcome Centre at Central Library that opened in June 2017, the goal is to raise awareness and reduce barriers to services by bringing professional staff to a safe community space where people visit and spend time.

The Sherwood Branch Welcome Centre brings an added focus on the needs of children and youth with a Youth Outreach Worker from London InterCommunity Health Centre working alongside a Mental Health Worker from Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex. Brent Carr, Community Wellness Manager with CMHA, says, “Youth and young families with children may not know where to turn for support and information. Creating recognition and familiarity through this service makes it easier to reach out.” Libraries, as places where young people and families gather after school to use computers, attend homework clubs or meet with friends, are ideal places for providing information on programs
and services.

The Welcome Centres at Sherwood Branch and Central Library are a partnership between London Public Library, Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex and London InterCommunity Health Centre.

WELCOME CENTRES
Community Wellness Workers are available to talk with individuals facing life challenges and provide information and referrals for mental health and addiction services.
Central Library, Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sherwood Branch, Thursdays  from 2 to 5 p.m.

Story 2. Let’s Talk Day
PROGRAMS FOR MENTAL WELLNESS
January 30, 2019

Canadian Mental Health Association: Sharing Our Stories
Listen to recovery stories and meet individuals with lived experience. Everyone is welcome.
2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Central Library, 2nd Floor.

Paws for a Pet
Drop in to de-stress and spend time with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs.
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Beacock, Central and Pond Mills.

Canadian Mental Health Association: Let's Talk About It: You Are Not Alone
Join us in the comfy chairs to talk and connect with others while enjoying refreshments. Mental health information will be available.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Byron.

Watch for a new initiative that will brighten your day, launching at our locations in January.

Page 11. Sharing His Story
“You don’t think about needing these services until it happens to you,” says Brian Cahill, referring to mental health care services he needed after being diagnosed with clinical depression last November. Brian is a retired advertising executive who had run companies all over the world and been self-assured and confident about decision making and achieving goals. Though he has friends in many countries, he became isolated in London after coping with the illnesses and deaths of his brother to cancer and his sister to Alzheimer’s while also was experiencing financial difficulties. At the age of 75, Brian found himself socially isolated, struggling financially and unaware of services and supports available to him, one of the 17 to 34 percent of seniors, he has since discovered, who will cope with a mental health issue.

After the loss of his sister, Brian declined rapidly and by last fall had made the decision to end his life. Fortunately, his family intervened and brought him to the Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Centre, the beginning of his journey through the mental health care system. Once stabilized, Brian found himself back at home waiting for an appointment with a Transition Care Manager who would help him navigate the system, a process that can take up to two months due to the high demand for services.

That’s when Brian discovered the CMHA Welcome Centre at Central Library, a service he says was invaluable during the waiting period. Brian gets emotional when talking about Carolyn and Crystal, the Mental Health Workers who staff the Welcome Centre, saying, “They give hope when you’re talking to them. They have such empathy, but also a real knowledge of the system and available programs.”

He was referred to a men’s support group and a program for anxiety, and informed of financial supports available to seniors on small pensions, immediate steps he could take to move forward with recovery. Brian has only good things to say about all of the care he has received from our mental health care system, but the direct access he had to professional help through the Welcome Centre was a huge relief to him at that difficult time. He will always remember that staff listened without judgement and gave him hope when he most needed it.

Photo of Brian with caption: Brian Cahill talked about his experience with clinical depression at Telling Our Stories, a Canadian Mental Health Association event held at Central Library on October 3 during Mental Illness Awareness Week. Sharing his story publicly was a way he could let others know they’re not alone in experiencing mental health issues, and of acknowledging all of the compassionate professionals, working in the mental health care field, who helped him to recover. These days Brian feels that he has his life back and gives back by volunteering with non-profit organizations.

Search Library Spotlight: Mental Health and Wellness in our catalogue for a list of books and resources on mental health and wellness.

Page 12. Friends of the London Public Library News and information. Friends of the London Public Library logo. Community support for your library. 519-661-2448

www.friendslondonlibrary.ca

Story 1. Friends of the Library Annual General Meeting.
Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 p.m. at Central Library. All welcome.
Jazz for the People Concert. 7:15 p.m. in the Wolf Performance Hall. Join the Friends for a reception during intermission.
Come out for an evening of jazz and meet the Friends of the London Public Library, a dedicated group of volunteers who support library programs and projects through fundraising initiatives like The Library Store and the annual Giant Book Sale. Jazz for the People is a free concert series , featuring local and regional musicians, made possible through funding by the Friends.

Story 2. Friends Book Sale: Another Success!
The Friends of the Library annual Giant Book Sale was a hit once again, raising almost 35,000 dollars. Sale Coordinator Don Menard said the crowds of happy shoppers found them in their new location at Centennial Hall, with lots of positive comments on the downtown venue. The Friends send out a big thank you to the nearly 150 volunteers who work hard all weekend to make the sale a success every year. Photo above of Friends executive members, from left, Don Menard, Carmen Sprovieri, Library Board Chair Stuart Clark and Mary Blasl.

Story 3. London Public Library’s A Book For Every Child 2018
November 3 to December 15
Give the gift of reading to a child who might not be able to own a book of his or her own. Donate books or make a financial contribution at any Library location all year long. These local book stores generously offer a discount on books purchased and donated at the story during the campaign.

20 PERCENT DISCOUNT AT THESE PARTICIPATING BOOK STORES:

Chapters at 1037 Wellington Road, South.

Coles Bookstore in Masonville Place Mall.

Indigo at 86 Fanshawe Park Road, East.

Oxford Book Shop at 262 Piccadilly Street.

The Book Store at Western in the University Community Centre.

Book donations purchased at these stores are picked up by Friends of the Library volunteers.

www.lpl.ca/abookforeverychild

The Library Store.
The store is operated by Friends of the London Public Library, and run entirely by volunteers. It is located at the Central Library. Store hours. Monday to Thursday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Friday, from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and Holidays.

Page 13. New in Our Collections.

Adult fiction. All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy. The Gown by Canadian author Jennifer Robson. The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Canadian author Alan Bradley. Ladder to the Sky by John Bayne. Watching You by Lisa Jewell.

Adult non fiction. Living Debt-free: the no-shame, no-blame guide to getting rid of your debt by Canadian author Shannon Lee Simmons. Brutally Honest by Melanie Brown. The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand by Matt Gutman. What to Eat When: A Strategic Plan to Improve your Diet, Health and Life by Michael Roizen and Michael Crupain. The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy by Greg Miller.

Children’s Fiction. The following children’s fiction selections are all by Canadian authors. Inkling by Kenneth Oppel. The Lotterys More or Less by Emma Donoghue. Elephant Secret by Eric Walters. Call of the Wraith, a Blackthorn Key series novel, by Kevin Sands. Sweep: the story of a girl and her monster by Jonathan Auxier.

Visit www.lpl.ca/newitems for more new books, music and movies.

Page 14. Information on using your library.

Get a Card. Library cards are free to London residents and to members of county libraries in Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford, except the town of Woodstock. Cards are issued on presentation of personal identification and proof of London or eligible county residency. Non-residents may obtain a Library card for ten dollars a month, to a maximum of fifty dollars a year. Library card renewal period has been extended to every 2 years.

Borrowing  Periods. Limit of 20 DVDs per card. Maximum of 60 items per card. Books and CDs, 21 days. E Books and e Audio, up to 21 days. Hot spots, 21 days. All other DVDs, 21 days. Feature Film DVDs, 7 days. Quick Picks and Magazines, 7 days. High demand material, 7 days. Games, 7 days. Laptops, 7 days. E Video, up to 5 days.

Returns. You can return most materials to any London Public Library location during any open hours or in our return chutes when we are closed. Return games and laptops to the location from which they were borrowed during open hours, not through return chutes.

Renewals. Limit of 3 renewals on items. You cannot renew Quick Picks, high demand materials, or items with holds. Renew items in person at any library, online, using my account tab, or by phone at 519-661-4600.

Late Charges. Late fees on overdue items are charged by calendar day, including Sunday, at all locations. We send an electronic or phone message about overdue items 6 days after the due date. Give us your email address and we’ll send you an email reminder before the due date. You can pay fines online!

Late Charges for Adult cards. DVDs, Quick Picks, Book Club in a Bag and Games. 1 dollar per item per day to a maximum of 10 dollars per item. All other materials. 30 cents per item per day to a maximum of 9 dollars per item. Late Charges for Teen cards. DVDs, Quick Picks and Games. 1 dollar per item per day to a maximum of 6 dollars per item. All other materials. 15 cents per item per day to a maximum of 6 dollars per item. Late Charges for Seniors.  65 years, plus. DVDs, Quick Picks, Book Club in a Bag and Games, 1 dollar per item per day to a maximum of 6 dollars per item. All other materials, 15 cents per item per day to a maximum of 6 dollars per item. Children’s cards are fine free.

Accessibility. We want to be accessible to you. Call 519-661-4600 to ask about our resources and services.

Interlibrary loan. Borrow materials from many other library systems through our library’s interlibrary loan service at www.lpl.ca/page/interlibrary-loan

Visiting library. Home delivery for those with restricted mobility, and materials for those with visual impairment. Call 519-661-6444 or visit www.lpl.ca/vls for information.

Book A Librarian service. Make an appointment for one on one help with our online resources, databases, and print collections, based on your research needs or question. Appointments take place at Central Library.
www.lpl.ca/bal

My Library App. Search the library catalogue and manage your account on your mobile device. Check out items, place holds, and download e Books and e Audio. www.lpl.ca/mylibrary

More than Books. Borrow laptops, hot spots, board games and more.

Library Computers and Internet. All locations have computers you can use with your library card. Ask staff about setting up a PIN to log in to our computers or wireless network. Our computers have a variety of software programs for you to use. You can print for a small fee. Connect to our wireless network on your laptop or mobile device at all library branches.

Book a Meeting, Event or Art Exhibit. Wolf Performance Hall and Meetings and Events Services. Space is available in many locations. Let us help you plan your next event. Call 519-661-5120, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or email meetingsandevents@lpl.ca
www.lpl.ca/meetingsandevents

Program Registration. 519-661-5122. Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

London Public Library Board of Directors.
Meets monthly on a Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at Central Library.  All are welcome. Agendas, Minutes and Reports are available online.

Board Members. Stuart Clark, Chair. Michelle Boyce. Scott Courtice. Vicki Douvalis. Mariam Hamou. Bassam Lazar. Councillor Tanya Park. Councillor Phil Squire. Donna Vachon.

Questions? Call us during library hours with your questions about our resources and services, or your account. 519-661-4600 or email info@lpl.ca

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Holiday Hours. December 24, 2018. Central Library open 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Branches closed on Mondays. December 25 and December 26, 2018. All locations closed. December 27 and December 28, 2018. All locations open regular hours. December 31, 2018. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Branches closed on Mondays. January 1, 2019. All locations closed. February 18, 2019. Family Day. Central Library closed. Branches closed on Mondays. Central Library closed Sundays in December. Sunday hours at Central resume January 6, 2019. Questions? Call 519-661-4600 during library hours. Call for any inquiries or to be transferred to any library location.

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

Locations. Beacock. 1280 Huron Street. 519-451-8140. Bostwick. 501 Southdale Road. West. 519-473-4708. Byron. 1295 Commissioners Road West. 519-471-4000. Carson. 465 Quebec Street. 519-438-4287. Central Library and Spriet Family Children’s Library. 251 Dundas Street. General Information, 519-661-4600. Program registration, 519-661-5122. Cherryhill. 301 Oxford Street West. 519-439-6456. Crouch. 550 Hamilton Road. 519-673-0111. East London. 2016 Dundas Street East. 519-451-7600. Glanworth. 2950 Glanworth Drive. 519-681-6797. Jalna. 1119 Jalna Boulevard. 519-685-6465. Lambeth. 7112 Beattie Street. 519-652-2951. Landon. 167 Wortley Road. 519-439-6240. Masonville. 30 North Centre Road. 519-660-4646. Pond Mills. 1166 Commissioners Road East. 519-685-1333. Sherwood. 1225 Wonderland Road North, Unit 32. 519-473-9965. Stoney Creek. 920 Sunningdale Road East. 519-930-2065.

Hours. Central and Children’s. Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday hours at Central. 1 to 4 p.m. January 6 to May 5.

Beacock. Bostwick. Byron. Cherryhill. Crouch. East London. Jalna. Landon. Masonville. Pond Mills. Sherwood. Stoney Creek. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carson and Lambeth. Tuesday, 1 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. Glanworth. Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.

Page 16. Back page. Your digital library.

Learn with online educational services or Information Databases. Read Magazines, newspapers or eBooks on your computer or device. Listen. Download music or listen to audiobooks. Watch. Download and stream TV shows, movies, documentaries.
www.lpl.ca/digital

Lynda.com – learn new skills in business, software, technology or creative skills from instructional videos by industry experts.

Hoopla – stream or download movies, t v shows, music, e books, comics and audiobooks.

OverDrive – choose from thousands of e books and audiobooks.

Libby – use this app to access OverDrive on your smart phone or tablet.

Kanopy – stream thoughtful and entertaining classic films, world cinema, documentaries and popular movies.

Mango Languages – learn a new language with online courses in over 70 languages.

RBdigital – view and download dozens of popular and specialty magazines.

Flipster – check out a diverse selection of magazines, including many popular Canadian titles.

PressReader – read current newspapers and magazines from around the world. Publications in over 60 languages.

Gale Health and Wellness Resource Centre – stop searching the internet and use this trustworthy source to find health and wellness information to support your New Year’s resolutions.

My Library App – search the catalogue, manage your account, check out, place holds, and download e books and e audio. www.lpl.ca/mylibrary

Get in Touch.

Phone: 519-661-4600.

T T Y number: 519-432-8835.

Fax: 519-663-9013.

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