Digital Resources for Students
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We'll keep your kids inspired and learning from home
Your Library has lots of great online resources for students at every age and grade level to support doing school work at home, learning new skills and the inspiration of brilliant and creative ideas! Go to for our quick guide to the digital resources our librarians recommend for different grade levels.

To find all of the digital resources you can access from home with your Library card, visit
Creative Skills for Adults and Youth
Photo showing various types of crafts created using the Creativebug platform including knitted slippers, drawing and painting Text: Do something just for you. Learn easy ways to practice your craft every day.
Discover Creativebug and Lynda Learning
Creativebug lets you take art classes at home! There are thousands of art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Something for all skill levels, including projects just for children!

Learn new business, technology, software and creative skills through the thousands of free online video tutorials, including certificate courses, on
Magazines & Newspapers Online
Read the latest popular and specialty magazines in Flipster and RBdigital, newspapers and magazines from around the world and across Canada in PressReader and The New York Times in three languages.
Epic Adventures Indoors!
Photo of skier ascending snowy mountain. Text: Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Virtual Edition. #WolfWatchParty January 12, 7pm #epicadventuresoutdoors Sponsor logos: Rab, Banff Lake Louise, Buff
#WolfWatchParty Jan 12 at 7pm
We've been missing our community that comes to the Wolf Performance Hall every year for the inspiring films from the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour. So, we're inviting you to gather together online to share in the virtual edition! Here's how to join us!
  • Purchase a link to Banff's ONYX film program.
  • Join us on Twitter on JANUARY 12 at 7 PM.
  • Share your reactions and pictures using #WolfWatchParty for a chance to win great prizes from Banff World Tour sponsors!

For the lineup of films included in Banff's ONYX film program and more information on purchasing film links, visit the Banff World Tour page on our website.
In Conversation with Kim Thúy
Book cover image of Vi, by Kim Thúy, photo headshot of the author and graphic text: One eRead Un livrel Canada
Livestream Jan 19 & 20
Kim Thúy's poetic and thought provoking novel, Vi, is bringing readers across the country together right now in a national, bilingual digital book club experience! For the month of January, Canadian public libraries are making digital copies of Vi available with no waitlists and no holds. Download a copy from our OverDrive collection and be part of One eRead Canada!

Virtual Conversations with Kim Thúy
Kim Thúy is joining readers for two author events, to be streamed on Facebook Live and moderated by CBC and Radio Canada, in English on January 19 and in French on January 20, 7pm both nights. Join the national One eRead Canada Book Club on Facebook for discussions and information.
Travel the World Together
Illustration of a family with young children on a couch with their dog. Text: Use your imagination to explore and travel the world together.
Family Literacy Day Jan 25 to 30
We're celebrating Family Literacy Day with virtual activities for young children from January 25 to 30. For our 2021 Travel the World Together theme, we'll share storytimes in several different languages.
Canadian Trivia gone Wild!
Book cover image of  It Seemed Like a Good Idea...Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs by Ted and Will Staunton. I Read Canadian Day Day graphic with text: February 17, 2021 is #IReadCanadian Day! Sign up at
Virtual Author Visit Feb 17
Ted and Will Staunton are celebrating I Read Canadian Day with us on February 17, sharing wild and quirky Canadian trivia from their children's book, It Seemed Like a Good Idea: Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs. Learn about the writing process and compete in a fun, interactive Colossally Clever Canadian Quiz. Prizes to be won! 

Register in advance here to enjoy this live program on Zoom for those 10 years and up.
We make early literacy easy & fun
Illustration of an open book with pages becoming birds flying up to a cloud. Text: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
You can read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!
We launched a fun challenge for parents to read 1,000 books with children 0 to 4 years of age before they start kindergarten, a great way to develop literacy skills that help kids get ready to start school. It's easier than you think! Read the London Free Press article to learn how everything you or someone else reads to your child counts!

Visit to join the challenge, earn badges, find our starter list of 125 books selected by our librarians, and download activity sheets.
What are you reading for Black History Month?
Book cover images of We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union and I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart with a headshot photo of Saidat smiling in the middle
Celebrate Black Voices Reading Challenge
Book Picks from Saidat
I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart and We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union are two titles recommended by Saidat, children's entertainer, motivational speaker and star of The Saidat Show. She says, "As an entertainer and entrepreneur, I am always interested in reading about the journey of other dreamers who defy the odds and continue to find ways to reinvent themselves."

From February 1 to March 7, you can find must-read suggestions and personal favourites from members of our community in our CELEBRATE BLACK VOICES ONLINE READING CHALLENGE. To participate starting February 1, create a Beanstack account, use your existing Beanstack account from a previous challenge or download the Beanstack Tracker app.

Check for the February calendar of online events organized by the London Black History Month Coordinating Committee, of which London Public Library is a partner.
Need help managing debt?
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Debt solutions program Jan 21
Learn about managing and reducing debt, repayment options, dealing with creditors and more in our online program on Zoom presented with the Credit Counselling Society. Register ahead for Your Money – Debt Solutions.
Upcoming Online Programs
Finding Your Way
Annual Lecture Series with graduate students in the Department of Psychology at Western University.
Feb. 11 & 13

Together at Home Book Clubs for Adults
Ongoing. Various dates & times.

ESL Reading Groups for Adults
Ongoing. Various dates, times & reading levels.

Virtual Knitting Group for Adults
Ongoing. Tuesdays, 2:303:30pm.

Live Storytimes for 15 year olds
Ongoing. Tuesdays, 1010:30am.
Ongoing. Fridays, 1010:30am.

Books for Babies
Ongoing. Thursdays, 1010:20am.

Monday Night Trivia for Adults
The link to each week's quiz is posted on LPL's social media platforms at 4pm on Mondays. Click the link to play anytime before midnight using your computer or device. No registration required.
Jan 18: Where in Canada?
Jan 25: Great Scot!
Feb 1: Famous Animals
Feb 8: All You Need is Love
No quiz Feb 15
Feb 22: Four-letter words

Family Trivia (Wednesdays)
The link to each week's quiz is posted on LPL's social media platforms at 7am on Wednesdays. Click the link to play anytime before midnight using your computer or device.
Jan 13: Random Facts
Jan 20: Spiders are Stupid
Jan 27: Travel Dreams

Find all upcoming programs for adults, children and families in our Program Calendar.
Status of Library Services
Stay up to date as changes occur
At the time of sending this newsletter, holds Pick Up service remains available from all Library locations during their regular hours of operation. Find hours and information here.

For the most up to date information about the status of Library services, please refer to our website or call or email us. We will continue to staff our phone and email services and all digital services (Digital Library, online programming) will remain available.

Our Digital Library of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, newspapers, magazines, music, and learning and research platforms is always available.
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