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For Your Listening Pleasure

St. Catharines screamers Alexisonfire play the John Labatt Centre on Wedneday, December 12. Check out their 2006 release, "Crisis", and play it loud! My favourite track is Boiled Frogs, simply because the song title and lyrics are not connected in any way all. (Feel free to add any insight you may have about a possible connection.)

A New Day at Masonville

October 25, 2007 - After 12 years of intensive use, Masonville Branch Library is undergoing a refresh. The branch was built in 1995 to service a growing North London community. Over the past 12 years, Masonville Branch has served nearly 2.5 million visitors and is one of London Public Library’s busiest branches.

Do It Yourself disaster

Many home renovation shows currently popular on television feature do-it-yourself disasters. Many of these start as a simple project that escalates into something bigger because, once a wall is opened or  floor is lifted, often unpleasant surprises appear that need to be repaired or replaced. We all know someone (and maybe it's you!) who has found themselves in this situation. A friend of mine set out on a simple weekend project to replace a few loose tiles around the bathtub and ended up uncovering extensive rot from water damage.

Garden Sculpture

During the winter months, instead of just watching television (like I usually do), I am planning to gather some garden craft ideas for the spring. I have a group of friends who are also (fairly) avid gardeners and we like to get together to create some kind of craft now and again. Actually, it’s just a pretence to get together to gab, eat and drink, but surprisingly, we often end up making something worthwhile! This year my plan is to force them all into agreeing to make something out of a mixture called hypertufa.

The King Street Mural Project

From September 15 -28, 2007, a group of Master Muralists from Argentina and three from Vancouver came to London to paint a monumental scale mural in the brick tunnel on King Street on the north side of Citi Plaza where the Central Library is located.

The concept was conceived by members of La Raza Group, “an art collective dating back to the 1980s interested in the public and social dimensions of art in the urban landscape”.

Writer in Residence coming to Central

We are very pleased to announce that Edeet Ravel, a prize-winning author and finalist for the Governor General’s Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize, will be London Public Library's 2007 Writer-in-Residence, October 22-26. Edeet will be offering consultations, an author panel and workshops during her time at the Library.

Which digital camera should you buy?

There are so many choices available when it's time to decide which purchase to make and many people have always used the magazine Consumer Reports with their product reviews and ratings to help them make a decision. It's a frequent request at our Help Desks! Did you know that you can search Consumer Reports magazine from the comfort of home via your computer?

Homework...

A month has passed since school began and that means our children are bringing home homework and project assignments. For some lucky parents, their children are naturally organized and seem to be able to, from grade one, manage their own deadlines and pace their work so that those parents very rarely ever need to get involved in the daily homework routine. But for other parents, our children need a little extra help staying organized and on top of assignment deadlines.

Pond Mills

Teens

Teen Advisory Committee
Interested in helping to shape the library's services to teens? If so, we want you! Come to one of our meetings and bring your ideas and opinions. We welcome your ideas to help create a space that you and other teens will find appealing, as well as suggestions for programs, popular books, music and movies, and our Teen Annex website. (Members of TAC can use their time spent on this group as part of their community volunteer hours.) Telephone us for more information.