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Media

As paper turns to pixel

book cover image: Gutenberg's fingerprint

Merilyn Simond's recent book Gutenberg's fingerprint : paper, pixels, and the lasting impression of books trolls through the past, present, and evolving future of the book.  This work is a fascinating look at the myths, inventions, and consequences of the digital shift and how we read today. 

The Battle for the Airwaves

book cover image: the network

In The Network, investigative journalist Scott Woolley recounts one of the greatest business heists in American history - the massive rip-off of the airwaves.

Let's get digital

book cover image: Let's get digital: how to self-publish and why you should

The internet has changed the publishing business forever and in doing so has created amazing opportunities for writers, especially self-publishers.

CFPL Remembered

Join us on Monday, October 26 at 7:00 in the Central 3rd Floor Friends of the Library Boardroom to remember CFPL London's pioneering TV station.  The Archives of Ontario will share footage of CFPL television's storied past, while former CFPL news anchor George Clark will share memories of Canada's second privately owned television station.  CFPL began broadcasting November 28, 1953 with four hours of daily programming,  Come out to reminisce, witness your technological past and marvel at how far we have come since then.  Free.  All are welcome.

Language matters

book cover image: language matters

Language matters is not only an unequivocal statement it is the title of a documentary that asks questions such as "What do we lose when a language dies?". 

Modern Day Censorship

book cover: The new censorship: inside the global battle for media freedom

The times have changed. The world has changed.  Information resources have changed.  With the explosion in information resources there has been, as we know, an explosion in censorship of that information creating an information crisis. 

What is Media Literacy?

Media literacy is a repertoire of competencies that enable people, including even young children, to analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a wide variety of media modes. 

Cinema Politica is Back in Action

Cinema Politica film line up is confirmed for up until May.  If you are interested in films that matter, check out one from this series which is screened at the Central Library the last Monday of the Month.

Join us for a film and great discussion to follow.

Cinema Politica celebrates with What Would Jesus Buy?

What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt!

Cinema Politica provides thought provoking documentaries in partnership with the Library. 

Media and Gender: Two Perspectives

On Tuesday, November 16th we welcome Kate Dubinski of the London Free Press and Prof. Kane Faucher from the Media Information and Technoculture program at University of Western Ontario as they delve into the philosophical, practical and political. Join us as our panelists provide their unique perspectives on media gender.  There will be time for questions and answers at the end.


Central Library

Stevenson & Hunt Room

7:00 -  8:30 pm

Free!