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Teens

Think knitting and hardware don't go together?

Finger knit hardware jewellery - Central Teen Annex, 2:30pm, Tuesday August 4

Think again.

You don't need expensive jewels to make cool jewellery.  Learn how to use your fingers, some yarn, and some everyday items from the hardware store to make unique pieces for girls and guys.

GCR 2015: week #4 selections of your book reviews

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Miranda writes: Nancy is having a hard time getting to South Africa because someone doesn't want her there ~ The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene

GCR 2015: week #3 selections of your book reviews

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Claire wrote:  I love Madison and Jesse's relationship, because they are so comfortable around each other, and tell each other everything. ~ The Secrets Of Attraction by Robin Constantine

GCR 2015: week #2 selections of your book reviews

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Shaylean writes: It’s about a girl who gets addicted to drugs, and eventually ends up in rehab because of it. It is in a journal setting. ~ Lucy in the sky by Anonymous

Teens! Get Caught Reading this summer!

Starting June 20 teens (11-17 years) can register at any library location for G.C.R. - Get Caught Reading!  Drop in to the library to tell us about what you are reading OR submit an online short review of what you are reading to get a ballot for a weekly prize draw.  Complete RINGO challenges for more chances to win! Ask your library staff for more info -- it all starts June 20. 

What are we up to during National Youth Week?

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There are so many exciting events that will happen May 1st to 7th in London as we celebrate National Youth Week 2015.

Freedom to Read Week

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The week of February 22 - 28 is designated as Freedom to Read Week.

Freedom to read is a fundamental right in Canada that many take for granted.  

Though even in Canada, books have been banned at borders, in classrooms, and from libraries.  For example, books like J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone have been challenged in Canadian libraries.  

Here is an updated list of challenged books and magazines from the Freedom to Read Week organizers.  This list provides information on more than 100 books, magazines, and other written works that have been challenged in recent decades.  Each challenge sought to limit public access to the works in schools, libraries, or bookstores.  Some challenges were upheld; others were rejected.

Freedom to Read Week is organized by the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council.  It has been running annually since 1984. London Public Library supports this initiative as part of our commitment to intellectual freedom.  This year, we have many displays in our branches where you can learn more about challenged works.  

Would like to know more about challenged books?  

Then follow this link.  We also have booklists of banned/challenged books that we have in the collection and you can explore them here.

Looking for a Little Romance This Valentine’s Day?

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Well look no further than your local library.  We've got you covered with every kind of love story.

Something realistic?  How about reading Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.  Maybe you'd rather something realistic but extra complicated, like OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu.  Or why not add some comedy into the mix with Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

If these don't appeal to you, how about a little fantasy in your love story with The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater?  We could even change our setting to a dystopia with The Selection by Kiera Cass, or throw in some science fiction with Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

Still not satisfied?  Well click here to browse through a long list of other romantic possibilities.