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Most library services have returned, including in person Storytimes, study rooms at some locations, The Labs and toys and activities in children's areas.
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Best Teen Books of 2010

Have you read the best teen books of 2010?

2010 has been a great year for teen fiction novels - check the list below and see if you have read the most in demand books of this year:

Most popular book of the year: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Make Your Mark - Teen Bookmark Design Contest Rules

  • Eligibility:  This Teen Bookmark Design Contest (contest) is open to residents of London, Ontario and surrounding counties (Middlesex, Elgin and Oxford county – excluding the towns of Tillsonburg and Woodstock) between the ages of 12-18 years. Entrants who do not meet these eligibility requirements and/or whose entries do not comply with all provisions of these Rules will not be eligible to win a prize.

  • Ineligible Persons:  Employees of London Public Library over the age of 18 years.

The Wired

photograph of 4 members of band called wired playing their instruments

The Wired (Josh Try Guitar/vocals, Nik Vantfoort Bass guitar/vocals, Mike Choja Guitar/vocals, Ansel Edwards/drums)performed at LOUD on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Central Library (see The Wired's myspace page).

Find out more about LOUD and upcoming shows.

We can all make a difference!

DayofPink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination and Homophobia in schools and communities.

Halloween Author Reading with Terry Griggs and Barbara Haworth-Attard

Love a good spooky story?  Join Terry Griggs and Barbara Haworth-Attard as they read to you from their new novels.  You will be in the Halloween spirit in time at all.

Nieve by Terry Griggs
Haunted by Barbara Haworth-Attard

School's in and stress is up!

Are you suffering from academic anxiety now that you are back to school? Wondering if the stress that you are feeling is healthy or unhealthy? Looking for some ways to cope with the pressure before you get in over your head?

Check out the Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers database. Type "Academic Anxiety" into the search box and explore the results to find straight-forward answers to your questions.

Thinking about a tattoo?

Are you thinking about a tattoo, but unsure if you want something permanent on your skin?  Mehndi are long-lasting and intricate designs painted on the skin with paste made from henna leaves.  While tattoos are permanent because the ink is injected deep into the skin, henna merely dyes the top layers of skin.

Why not try it?

Did you know?

Did you know that Health Canada has approved the HPV vaccination for girls and women aged 9-26 and that the vaccine is free for young women in grade 8?

Want to know more?

Drop in to a Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Information Session (12+) at the Central library to learn more about the virus, the vaccine and the Grade 8 vaccination program.

Looking for more information about HPV and your sexual health?

Check out the Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers Database. Type "HPV" into the search box to bring up related information or click on "Sexuality and Sexual Health" on the left side of the page to explore other important topics.

Summer's ending...

It's that time of year again - back to school!  But don't despair, the Library's there...