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Governor General's Literary Award Winners Announced

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the winners of the 2010 Governor General’s Literary Awards.

The English language winners are:

Film Screening and Discussion

Join us on Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30 at the Central Library for a film and guest speak by experts in the field of violence against women. We will screen the film Heaven on Earth by Deepa Mehta who is one of Canada's most internationally recognized film directors. The film chronicles a woman's journey into a new land with an abusive husband. Following the film we will have an opportunity to learn what is being done locally and nationally for women who are experiencing violence.

Buying a new TV or digital camera this holiday season?

Did you know that you can search Consumer Reports magazine from the comfort of home via your computer?

Volunteer Workshop for Newcomers

New to London or Canada and looking for good information about volunteering?

Join us for a free workshop that can help you get started volunteering in London. Volunteering for Newcomers:  How to Get Started will take place this Monday, November 1 at the Central Library from 4 to 6pm in the Stevenson and Hunt Room.

Murder at Mansfield Park - by Lynn Shepherd

In this murder-mystery mash-up of Jane Austen's classic Mansfield Park, Fanny Price isn't the meek woman you may recall, but a spoiled, condescending, and generally hated heiress. Then there's Mary Crawford, who's become a sweet-natured young lady.

Chosen : the lost diaries of Queen Esther - by Ginger Garrett

In this fictionalized account of the biblical Queen Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman is captured and forced to join the harem of the Persian king, Xerxes.When she discovers the king's plan to commit genocide against her people she knows she must act.

Some Sing, Some Cry - by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza

Some Sing, Some Cry, which spans seven generations, begins on a South Carolina plantation when freed slave Elizabeth "Ma Bette" Mayfield, the mother of her former master's ch

New Book by Michio Kaku

In Physics of the impossible : a scientific exploration into the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel, the distinguished physicist-author of Hyperspace looks at the scientific princ

The Star Machine by Jeanine Basinger

From the 1930s to the 1950s, Hollywood studios were star machines--shaping male and female stars out of up-and-comers as if they were a product like any other.

The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

With more than 500 million active users (and half a billion total) and a recently released movie, it sometimes seems like Facebook is everywhere. Not bad for a program originally meant as a collaborative online directory for Harvard students. The story of how