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Live Chat Reference Help ... coming to your Library

ask on logoJanuary 7, 2008 - Got a question? Researching a topic? Need project help? Want to know if your favourite author has a new book out? When askON launches on January 7th you will be able to chat in real time with a librarian and get the information you need. The London Public Library (LPL), in partnership with Ask Ontario, is thrilled about the launch of askON, a chat-based, interactive information and research service coming to our library website.

Need A Summer Job?

Yes, it is a cold and wintry January but it is not too early to start looking for your summer job. The City of London advertised their 2008 summer jobs last November. Other government postings will be available soon. Many large companies also start looking for their summer students in the winter or early spring.

Want to do an effective job search? Here is a check-list of things to start thinking about:

January/February Access Magazine now online!

Jan.Feb. Access Find out about hundreds of Library programs and events to warm up your winter! See all the great new services and initiatives your Library is involved in.

Pick up a copy at any location or read it online here.
Be sure to complete the Access Magazine survey on page 4  or take the brief survey here. We want to know  how we may serve you better. Thanks for your input!

January/February Access Magazine now online!

Pick up a copy at any location or read it online here.

 

Find out about hundreds of Library programs and events to warm up your winter!

 

See all the great new services and initiatives you Library is involved in.

 

Be sure to complete the Access Magazine survey on page 4 - how can we serve you better? (The survey will soon be available on line as well.)

 

Thanks for your input!

Copyright or Copywrong?

Why has copyright become such an important issue to so many people?  Why should you or I care?  Flickr, iPods, Youtube, DVDs, MP3 players - the way we use new technology could be at risk through more controlled Digital Rights Management (DRM).   We may also lose the ability to use copyright material for personal use, teaching or other reasons that were protected under the Fair Dealing Provisions. 

Beat the Bulge

Do your New Year's resolutions include losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle?

book cover imageIf so, let us help you find some resources to get you started! We have...

Living With Teenagers

Parenting teenagers can be a bit of an adventure. Teenagers are like toddlers just learning to walk. There are many obstacles and dangers on the road to a new kind of independence, and it is up to parents to keep a close eye on these adults-in-the-making to make sure that in their explorations of the adult world, they don't travel too far down the wrong roads.  Our job is to give them enough independance so  that they have the opportunity to make choices, but to support them and guide them if those choices are not in their best interest.

Choir Performance at Central on Fri. Dec. 21

Join us for this exciting downtown London tradition at the Central Library, 251 Dundas St from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm!  Everyone is invited to "A Beal Chamber Choir Christmas mini concert and carols"  performed by H. B. Beal Secondary School Chamber Choir and led by David B. Weaver, conductor/pianist. Carol sheets will be provided. Come and sing!!! Please wear red and green and bring a friend!! Meet at the Circulation Desk! Let's get London Singing! Please spread the word!

Giller Prize

There was exciting news in the world of Canadian publishing as the winner of the 2007 Scotiabank Giller prize was announced at a gala dinner in Toronto.  I thought this year's shortlist was particularly strong and that all the nominees were worthy of the prize.  I was rooting for Elizabeth Hay and her novel Late Nights on Air, and was delighted when her name was announced. I have been an admirer of her beautiful writing since I read A Student of Weather, my pe

The Evergreen Award goes to...

The Birth House by Ami McKay

Set in rural Nova Scotia during World War I, this fabulous novel tells the story of 17-year-old Dora Rare who becomes an