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Warm weather means we're greening up!

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*composting with worms
*organic solutions to garden pests you can make in your kitchen
*creating a sustainable garden ...

We're offering a large selection"greening up" programs to tell you more about the environment and how to care for it by reusing, reducing and recycling.

 DateTime
Branch
Program
 April 1-30all library hours
 MasonvilleHow Green are you?
Help our community grow as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day! Tell us what your family is doing to be green by writing your ideas on a special "leaf" for Masonville's Green Tree.
Thurs Apr 137-9 pmCentral

Resilient London 2030: Exploring the Transition Model
A vibrant, international grassroots movement that builds resilient communities in response to the challenges of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. Find out more.

 Sat April 17 10:30 - 11:15 am
Northridge
 Jazzy Jewelery (8+)
To celebrate upcoming Earth Day, create a one a kind piece of jewellery using 'found' items. Find out more.

 Sat April 17 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Sherwood
 Earth Magic (4-10)
Learn about the amazing cycle of growth from seed to compost, make a seed ball to take home and meet some composting worms. Find out more.

Mon April 19
 7-9 pm
Central 
 Cinema Politica Film Series - Film: Dreamland

An environmental film about the fight over Iceland's resources. Join us for a monthly film series of thought provoking and timely documentaries. Find out more.

 Wed April 21
 7 - 8:30 pm
Pond Mills
Composting with Red Wriggler Worms
Learn how to compost food scraps in small spaces with red wriggler worms. Find out more.

 Wed April 21 7-9 pm
Central 
Ecological Gardening:Introduction to Permaculture
Focus on the food producing aspects of permaculture design, with an emphasis on perennial edible landscapes. Find out more
 Thurs April 22
 2-4 pm
Westmount
Earth Day Clean Up
Help branch staff in their annual clean up of the library's gardens & green space. Gloves and equipment provided.

 Fri April 23
 10:30 - 11:30 am
Landon
Eco-Kids Craft (6+)
Join us in creating an earth-friendly craft project. Find out more.

Fri April 232:30 - 3:30 pmLandonEarth Day Eggheads (6+)
Join us to create an earth-friendly "egghead" planter. Find out more.
 Sat April 24
 10 - noon
Cherryhill
 Earth Magic (4-10)
Learn about the amazing cycle of growth from seed to compost, make a seed ball to take home and meet some composting worms. Find out more.
 Sat April 24
 2 - 4 pm
Central
 Earth Magic (4-10)
Learn about the amazing cycle of growth from seed to compost, make a seed ball to take home and meet some composting worms. Find out more.
 Sat April 24
 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Crouch
 Earth Day Fun (5-12)
Learn tips on how we can make this earth a safe and healthy place to live, and create your own environmentally friendly recyclable craft to take home!
 Sat April 24
 2-4 pm
Westmount
 Compact Disc (CD) and Tape Swap
Bring in CDs and cassette tapes that you would like to trade with others. Material in good condition only please.
 Wed April 28
 7-9 pm
Central
 Ecological Gardening:Establishing a Sustainable Garden
 Learn how to establish a sustainable garden, a food forest - the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us, which can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny backyard to a large country garden. Find out more
Wed April 287-8 pmJalna

Organic Solutions, How to Cook Up Remedies in the Kitchen
Presents ways of treating garden problems with Organic and Home Remedies. Outlines many major garden floral and vegetable concerns and how to treat many diseases and pests. Find out more.

Some other "greening up" events that the library is involved in include,

* At Crouch library, there is a newly formed "Zero Footprint - Human Power" walking and social group on Saturday mornings.

* Car Free Sunday, noon to 4 pm, Sunday, April 11

Bring your whole family and join us Sunday, April 11 for London's first Car Free Sunday! The City is closing Dundas Street from Ridout to Wellington Streets and hosting a street festival of free family fun - Car Free! See the latest cool new cycling gear and EBikes, watch yoga demonstrations and breathe in the library's Fumeless Family Fun with impromptu storytimes and show her your best crab walk.

* London "Clean and Green" Environment Displays

The City has reserved the Hudson's Bay Passageway from April 19 - 24 and has invited its environmental partners to display in the passageway that week.

We hope to see you there!

~ Lisa