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Pandora and Steve

On Friday, December the 4th, I met with Steve Bucciarelli and Pandora, a magnificent young Bald Eagle. The encounter, which took place at Gibbons Park in downtown London, was part of a photo opportunity for Nature in the City. This six-part series of illustrated talks on urban nature starts on January 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Central Library of the London Public Library.

English Pronunciation

Are you a newcomer with advanced English skills who wants to improve your pronunciation?  Maybe you've found it difficult to find library materials on CD that you can borrow.  We do have another resource to offer you, if you have a computer at home.  You can download books onto your home computer and practice your pronunciation with these "Overdrive" products.  The titles available are Easy Pronunciation, English for Kids, Easy Ameri

Penny, the Peregrine Falcon

Recently back from the taxidermist, Penny the Peregrine Falcon is on display at the Central Library. 

penny the peregrine falcon photograph

She was apparently killed in 2006 by flying into the reflective glass window of her home (the TD Canada Trust tower).  It is possible that she was distracted when chasing a rival (a younger female).  She is on loan to the library for a couple of months by Peter Read of the McIlwraith Field Naturalists.  Her many admirers who have only seen her as a speck on top of her home, or through binoculars, will now have the opportunity to see her large and up close.