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driving parents crazy syndrome

Uh-oh, here it comes... the weather that keeps us indoors. Being cooped up all weekend coupled with being a kid can lead to boredom, which in turn, can lead to the driving parents crazy syndrome! Don't worry, help is on the way. Did you know that our website has some great suggestions for how to keep your kids busy, and happy?

How to find your next great read!

Sue Grafton's new novel T is for Trespass, due out the beginning of December has over 200 holds on it already -- and you're sitting at number 170. What are you going to read in the meantime? Fear not book lovers -- NoveList is there to save the day!

All Library Locations are Closed on Friday, November 9

On Friday, November 9th, all library locations will be closed and all library staff will be gathering for a professional development day. This annual day is an opportunity for us to learn new skills and build on previous knowledge. With locations spread throughout London and staff working shifts, this one day of workshops is so important to ensure everyone is enabled with skills and information to provide better service to you!

LPLis proud to support Ambassador London

ambassador london logoNovember 7, 2007 - London Public Library is a proud supporter of Ambassador London, a grassroots campaign to help shape the image of London to a place of global importance and influence where all can flourish - economically, socially and culturally. Ambassador London was officially launched on Tuesday with a public rally at the London Convention Centre that drew nearly 3000 Londoners.

Not Angels, but Anglicans ...

Want to know why 9000 Anglicans gathered at the John Labatt Centre, recently? It is the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Huron. Explore the rich history of the diocese, from Bishop Benjamin Cronyn to today, with Dr. Douglas Leighton of Huron University College.  Questions and answers to follow.

Date: December 12 (Wednesday), 2-4.00 p.m.
Location: Stevenson & Hunt Room B, Central branch (Citi Plaza).
Admission: Free
2 hours validated parking during Citi Plaza hours.

Elizabeth Hay wins the Scotiabank Giller prize!

There was exciting news in the world of Canadian publishing last night 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

London Reads at LPL

Modeled after CBC Radio’s hugely popular “Canada Reads” London Public Library , The University of Western Ontario, the City of London and the Bookstore at Western invite you to join our own version of this great tribute to Canadian literature “London Reads.” For the fifth edition in a row London readers will be celebrating five great Canadian books.

Armchair Travel: A Great Way to Go

As the weather starts to cool and we look toward frosty dark evenings to entertain ourselves, there are some great books you might like to cuddle up with. They will take you to warm and sunny places and let you travel the world without leaving your living room. I recommend you cuddle into a cosy chair, bring along a drink, and start your adventure. Enjoy!

New Community Recreation Centre & Library

October 23, 2007 - A new community recreation centre and library will be opening on the northeast corner of Adelaide and Sunningdale. Construction will be beginning in 2009. The Centre, a collaborative, unique, joint venture between the City of London, London Public Library and the YMCA, will be a LEED Green Building.

This landmark building will provide many services to community members.

Resources for Book Clubs

Book Club Reader
Reading group guides and other tools for book clubs can be found on this site from publisher Simon & Schuster.

Book Clubs Resource