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Celebrate Earth Week at the Library

For Earth Week, we are opening our Rotary Reading Garden for the season (weather permitting), offering themed programs and displays and highlighting devices you can borrow that help you be good to the earth.

PEDOMETERS and APPLIANCE MONITORS from London Public Library.

These can be borrowed from the library for three weeks.

Walk more instead of driving. It’s healthier for you and the earth. Borrow a StepsCount pedometer from the library to help you count your steps to improve your health. Counting and setting goals to increase your steps can help you reach the 10,000 steps per day recommended for optimum health.

Find out how much energy any 120V appliance is using with this monitor. Borrow it at the library along with the booklet that tells you how to use it and how to calculate the cost of energy consumed by your appliance. London Public Library is partnering with London Hydro to circulate these energy usage monitors.


ROTARY READING GARDEN at Central Library opens for the season on Sunday, April 21.  Garden is open (weather permitting) until dusk, Monday - Thursday, and closes 1 hour before the library closes Friday-Sunday.



Biodiversity Gardening – a presentation about gardening with native plant species to create wildlife habitat and conserve local biodiversity in your backyard; Wednesday, April 17 – 7 pm

Earth Week Family Movie – Fern Gully; Saturday, April 20 – 10 am

Declaring War on Invasive Species – a presentation by a Master Gardener, writer and member of Invasive Plants Council of Ontario; Monday, April 22 – 7 pm

Biking: Getting Ready to Ride – a demonstration on bike maintenance and repairs and preparing your bike for the coming riding season; Tuesday, April 23 – 7 pm

Cycling in London – cycling enthusiasts lead a forum on improving bicycle advocacy in our city and looking at ways to make bike lanes and pathways friendlier for all cyclists; Wednesday, May 1 – 7 pm


GET OUT THERE: a series of presentations on the Great Outdoors at the Masonville Library

Kains Woods: Winnifred Wake of Nature London will show you the wonders of Kains Woods, an environmentally significant area in London. Wednesday, April 17, 7-8pm

A Cycling Adventure in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Cycle-tourist Dave Mitchell talks about his self-sustained bicycle trip in Iceland. Wednesday, April 24, 7-8pm


CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS at Crouch Library and Central Library

Eco Art, Crouch Branch; Saturday, April 20, 2:30 pm

PA (Planet Awesome) Day, Central Children’s Library; Friday, April 19, 9am-5pm

Celebrate the Earth: Orchestra London Cushion Concerts, Masonville Branch; Saturday, April 20, 10 am OR 11:30am – a series to introduce children under six to music. Tickets ($8) through Orchestra London at the box office or by phone 519-679-8778



Westmount Branch staff welcomes the community to help clean up the gardens and grounds. Saturday, April 20, 9:30am-12pm.

Beacock Branch and community partner North East London Community Engagement (NELCE) invite the community to clean up public outdoor spaces in the North East.  Saturday, April 20, 9am - 12pm


And, as always, we have lots of great resources, such as books, DVDs and magazines that can help you learn more about environmental issues, natural cleaning, healthy eating and many, many other issues that Earth Week brings to mind.  Many of these materials will be on special display at our locations during Earth Week, or ask our staff to show you more.