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The Miracle Detective uncovers a mystery

When is a visit from the Blessed Virgin Mary considered genuine?

Give a Child the Gift of Literacy: Be a R.E.A.D. Volunteer

The R.E.A.D. (Reading for Enjoyment And Development) program provides one-on-one free tutoring for children between the ages of 7 and 12 years needing assistance with basic literacy skills. Tutoring is provided by volunteers.

Are You Health Literate?

60% of adult Canadians lack the capacity to obtain, understand and act upon health information and services and to make appropriate health decisions on their own(Health Literacy in Canada: Initial Results form the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALLS)).

Child and Youth Network Survey

November 12, 2007 - The Library is proud to be a part of the city-wide Child and Youth Network which is developing a vision for our community's dreams and desires for the children, youth and families who live in London. We want to be sure this draft vision accurately reflects what our community wants for our children, youth and families and would welcome your input. Please take a few minutes to complete this public survey. The survey will also be available in paper form at all Library locations.

Autumn Cooking and Food Shopping

Autumn is when I get into some serious cooking again. It's the season for the comfort food most people enjoy: soups, stews, braised dishes, roasts and hearty, earthy vegetables. I can spend hours in the kitchen on a chilly day preparing the harvest bounty available at this time of year while I listen to CDs or CBC radio. It's the season for carrots, rutabagas, cabbages of all kinds, leeks, kale, beets and potatoes -- to name a few good things.

 

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.