May 2, 2008 - London Public Library is pleased and proud to be a distributor of the River Project Book, a collection by a group of nineteen London artists who have been creatively exploring the Thames River. Launched last evening at the Forks of the Thames, the book is a celebration of the tremendous creative, cultural and natural resource that the Thames represents for London. Proceeds of the sale of the book, which is available at all Library locations beginning this Saturday for $21 per copy, will be directed to London Public Library. LPL is pleased to be hosting our own Celebrate the Thames project beginning this month with the GO WITH THE FLOW River Fair at the Central Library. For more information on the project or the book, please contact us at 519.661.4600. Get a sneak preview of the book at: http://www.londonartists.ca/!
See the video below, created by the London Free Press about the book. Click read more.
May 2, 2008 - As part of London Public Library's participation in Celebrate the Thames 2008, we are hosting a River Festival featuring presentations, workshops and displays at the Central Library from 11 am - 4 pm on Saturday, May 10. Select read more to see the schedule of events and a video created by the London Free Press of Penn Kemp, a poet who will be reading on Saturday. Please join us!.
April 29, 2008 - The Rotary Reading Garden is now open for the summer, 9 am until dusk, during library hours. A oasis of calm, the garden is
April 29, 2008 - Our volunteers are AMAZING! You
As the owner of over 50 cookbooks – and reader of as many again, because I like to preview them at the library before I commit to buying – I recently became aware that I have also started reading books about eating as well. And yes, there’s probably something of the obsessive about me but it makes me happy so where’s the harm?
April 25, 2008 - Did you know that we host free LOUD concerts by indie teen musicians every month? On Thursday, April 24, Davita and Tia played for an appreciative audience at the Central Library. Click on read more to see a concert highlight. Find out more about teen LOUD shows and see the upcoming lineup.
A new take on an old chore.
Feeling sluggish? Thrilled with spring, but not so thrilled with your winter weight? Ever consider how much extra "baggage" you might be carrying in the form of environmental toxins, leftover medication residue, heavy metals, pesticides...?
If you dream of becoming a published author, this is the workshop for you! We’ll cover everything from getting started to getting an agent. Also you’ll learn how to write an opening and a query letter. Find out what makes a book sell and learn all the steps to getting your book published. Bring 4 copies of the opening page of your manuscript (250 words max) or a draft of your query letter for group discussion. The cost is $40 and registration has already begun! Interested?
April 23rd was World Book Day and what better day to find out the winner of the 2008 London Reads competition?
Votes from across the city were tallied, and Three Day Road, by Joseph Boyden, was chosen by Londoners as their book of the year. The book was
The Mennyms by Sylvia Waugh is a novel written for children, presumably. But like any fine children's novel, or indeed any fine novel at all, The Mennyms defies and redefines its genre. I suspect that its author, a retired British schoolteacher, sat down and wrote her book without any idea of aiming it squarely at a specific audience: The story is too quirky and compelling for that kind of calculation.