You're going to love this new service!
Photo of Library staff person choosing a book from the shelf while holding a stock of books. We Pick logo layered over photo.
We Pick: It's Easy to Pick Up Books You'll Love!
If you miss browsing the library shelves to discover books, DVDs and new authors or are stumped on what to read next, try our new We Pick service! You tell us what you'd like a stack of thrillers, a pile of nature DVDs, a bunch of early readers or an assortment of cookbooks and staff will surprise you with a selection of books or DVDs that you can pick up from your branch, usually within 2 to 5 days time. We Picks can be geared to any age or reading interest or a mix!

Fill out the We Pick request form here and staff will call when when your request is ready to pick up!
Connecting Global Climate Change to Local Impacts and Solutions | February, 18 from 4:30pm-6:00pm with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law and co-director of the Climate Centre at Texas Tech University
Green in the City Grows Online
We are excited to see the Green in the City series building a growing online presence and drawing new audiences. This seminar series focusing on local issues through the lens of environmental sustainability is presented by the London Environmental Network, the City of London and London Public Library and features . Register for upcoming Green in the City events and watch past talks on YouTube.
Celebrate Black Voices: Adult Reading Challenge Feb 1-Mar 7
Showcasing the Richness and Diversity of Black History, Art and Experiences
Explore the work of Black authors with our Celebrate Black Voices Reading Challenge which is available until March 7 and includes reading ecommendations from our community and our Black History Month Library Spotlight, which is always available. Pick up a Kente Art Project kit from any library branch to learn the history of Kente cloth, and visit for community events organized by the London Black History Coordinating Committee.

Family Day Children's Celebration
Wind down your Family Day weekend with an online event showcasing Black history and culture through song, dance, spoken word, storytelling and more. Our Black History Month Children's Celebration takes place on February 15 and 22 from 6?30-7pm on Zoom. Register here.
RBdigital Magazines Now On OverDrive & Libby
Our online collection of more than 3,200 magazines that was found on RBdigital is now available on OverDrive and Libby, making it easier to find and read your favourite magazines. The RBdigital platform will be available until the end of March.

Start browsing the 100 Most Popular Magazines in our collection now!
I Read Canadian Day February 17 logo and book cover image of "It Seemed Like a Good Idea..." by Ted Staunton & Will Staunton.
Author Visit and a Colossally Clever Canadian Quiz!
Celebrate I Read Canadian Day (February 17) with authors Ted and Will Staunton and compete in their hilarious, interactive Colossally Clever Canadian Quiz (for prizes!) with wild and quirky facts from their children's book, It Seemed Like a Good Idea: Canadian Feats, Facts and Flubs. For a preview of the fun, check out their video and podcasts here.

Register in advance here to enjoy this live program on Zoom for ages 10 years and up.
?? Do you know your quirky Canadian facts ??
Find answers at the end of the newsletter - no peeking!
In which Canadian town was Hawaiian pizza first created?
Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Chatham, Ontario
Drummondville, Quebec
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Is Double Double a uniquely Canadian way to order coffee?
Freedom To Read Week February 21-27 2021, censorship, freedom of expression, access to information
Recognizing Our Freedom To Read
Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about issues of intellectual freedom and the challenges to authors and books in our own communities and around the world. Our librarians present this list of books that have been challenged or been removed from schools and libraries over the years.
3 young people wearing snowshoes and sitting on a log in the snow at Pinery Provincial Park. Ontario Parks logo layered on photo.
COMING SOON: Borrow an Ontario Parks Pass!
Great news! Soon you will be able to borrow an Ontario Parks day-use vehicle permit from any library location. Watch for details in our March newsletter.
Program Listings
Finding Your Way Psychology Talks
Annual Lecture Series with graduate students in the Department of Psychology at Western University. This year's talks focus on everyday mental health strategies.
February 11 & 13

Getting Ready to File Your 2020 Tax Return
A presentation from Canada Revenue Agency on filing 2020 tax returns, including information for COVID-19 benefits and where to get help with preparing and filing returns.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Join the challenge to read 1000 books to your child (0 to 4 years of age) before they start kindergarten. It's easier than you think! Visit to participate, find a starter list of 125 books selected by our librarians, and download activity sheets.

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

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

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.

Monday Night Trivia for Adults
The link to each week's quiz is posted on LPL's social media platforms at 4 pm on Mondays. In the spirit of fair play, please play only once.
No quiz on Feb 15
Feb 22: Four-letter Words
March 1: Name that Logo
March 8: Fierce Women
March 15: Irish Eyes are Smiling
March 22: Around the House
March 29: Food for Thought

Family Trivia (Wednesdays)
The link to each week's quiz is posted on LPL's social media platforms at 7 am on Wednesdays.
Feb 10: Love is Lovely
Feb 17: I Read Canadian
Feb 24: Munsch Mania
Mar 3: All about Seuss!
Mar 10: International Women’s Day
Mar 17: Feeling Lucky
Mar 24: Trees
Mar 31: Once Upon a Time

MARCH BREAK (March 13–20)
Register starting March 6 for our awesome online March Break programs for children and youth.

This year, you can pick up a March Break family activity kit from any library location starting March 8, while supplies last.

Find details and activities at or pick up a flyer from any library location.
Find all programs for adults, children and families in our Program Calendar.
COVID-19 Service Update
Stay Up to Date on Service Levels
At the time of sending this email, details about London's transition out of the Enhanced Shutdown period have not been confirmed. As details are confirmed by the Province and local health authorities, information about changes to Library service levels will be posted on our website and social media channels.

Currently, Holds Pick Up service is available from the entrance or lobby of all Library locations during their regular hours of operation. Find hours for all locations here.

Our Digital Library of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, newspapers, magazines, music, and learning and research platforms is always available.
Answers: Canadian Trivia Answers
1. Hawaiian pizza was invented in Chatham, Ontario in 1962 by restaurateur Sam Panopoulos.
2. True! Double Double is a truly Canadian way to order coffee with 2 creams and 2 sugars.
Happy Valentines Day, London! We love serving you and thank you for your support over the past year and always. Take care!
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