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The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

I was a great Somerset Maugham fan in my youth and remember being enthralled by his semi-autobiographical novel Of Human Bondage.

Buying Hiking and Sports Equipment

Buying hiking or sports equipment can be a costly endeavour and you don't want to pay for equipment that is not needed, ill fitted or inappropriate for your choice of activity.  Even lower key activities such as hiking or walking requires the right footwear to prevent undue strain on your body.  To learn more about hiking, walking and purchasing

Freedom to Read

freedom to read week poster

What do JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Deborah Ellis's Three Wishes, Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass, and Kevin Major's Hold Fast have in common?

Are you ready for the Olympics?

Even our logo is getting in the spirit!

Here's a list of books about the Olympics and websites you'll find useful for keeping up on the games and posting messages to Canadian athletes.

Finding your way: the psychology of everyday life

This outstanding lecture series begins in February and focuses on mental health, physical health, child development and parenting. Given at the Central Library by graduate students from the department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, sample lectures (of the 21 being offered) include,

"The Moosewood Cookbook" author writes new cookbook

book cover imageAre you a novice in the kitchen looking for tasty, simple and healthy recipes? One of the first useful cookbooks I discovered a number of years ago was "The Moosewood Cookbook"  by Mollie Katzen.

Sunflowers by Sheramy D. Bundrick

book cover imageIn December of 1888, Vincent Van Gogh slices off part of his earlobe with a razor blade, wraps it in newspaper, and presents it to a prostitute named Rachel.

Galore by Michael Crummey

book cover imageAs a voracious reader of Canadian fiction, I am astounded that I never came across Giller-nominated Michael Crummey's work before I picked up his latest novel, Galore.

Galore by Michael Crummey

book cover imageAs a voracious reader of Canadian fiction, I am astounded that I never came across Giller-nominated Michael Crummey's work before I picked up his latest novel, Galore.

Why not borrow a pedometer?

Did you know that
"Healthy adults aged 20-54 years should try and achieve 10,000 to 13,000 steps each day. Healthy older adults 55 to 70 years may want to achieve 6,000 to 7,000 steps each day."?

Neither did I until I read about it on this information page from our partners at the Middlesex-London Health Unit. So I borrowed a pedometer from the Library to see how many steps I was walking each day.