Contact: 519 - 439 - 6456
"The Cherryhill Branch of London Public Library welcomes everyone in our community. Enjoy interesting programs for every age; use a computer or wifi; play and connect with other families, get help finding information, using technology and finding great things to read, watch, listen to and learn in the branch and online, using your free, London Public Library card. Art exhibit space and meeting room rental available. Call us for details."
Cherryhill Library Programs
Maker Workshop (Ages 8+) – Free. Registration Opens March 3.
March 17 - 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Participants will use technology and their imagination to complete a variety of challenges and design projects. Register starting March 3.
Girls Club with Indigo Girls (Ages 10-13) – Free. Registration Opens March 3.
Tuesday, March 17 - 6:30pm-8:30pm
Girls club creates welcoming environments for girls to learn about current issues surrounding them every day. We cover topics such as STEM, bullying, self-defence, leadership, and social media use.
Puppet Show : Pugwash the Pirate and the Missing Treasure – Free. Drop in.
Wednesday, March 18 - 10:00am – 10:30am
A delightful puppet show presented by Puppetworks for ages 3 to 11 years.
March Break Family Movie - Free. Drop in.
Wednesday, March 18 - 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Come in and watch a recently released or classic film on our big screen! Bring your favourite nut-free snack. Please call the branch to find out what's playing.
Sphero SPRK+ (Ages 8+) - Free. Registration Opens March 3.
Thursday, March 19 - 2:30pm-3:30pm
Learn basic programming for a Sphero robot. Then use what you've learned and see if you can meet the robot challenge!
Dog Tales, Group Setting – Free. Drop in.
Friday, March 20 - 11:00am – 12:30pm
A great way for reluctant readers ages 7-13 to practice reading skills and build confidence. Meet a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog team, ask questions, listen to a story, play games and other activities. Interested children may also spend one-on-one time and read to a dog. All St. John Therapy Dogs have been assessed to read with children.
Lego Build Day – Free. Drop in.
Saturday, March 21 - 02:30pm – 04:00pm
Join us for an afternoon of LEGO building. All ages. Caregiver participation required for children under 8.
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
My Math - Free. Registration Required.
Tuesday,March 3, 10, 24, 31 - 3:45pm-5:45pm.
An after-school program for kids ages 8-12. Tutors will guide kids through fun and interactive math games and activities. Register online, in person or by telephone. Drop ins also welcome. Caregivers are required to stay in the Library during program. Offered in partnership with Frontier College.
Lego Creation Station (All Ages) – Free. Drop in.
Saturday, March 28 : 2:30 – 4:00pm
We provide the LEGO bricks, you provide the imagination. Children under 8 years require a caregiver.
Sensory Storytime (2 + with caregiver) – Free. Drop in.
Saturday, March 7 & 21: 2:15pm - 3:15pm
An adaptive storytime ideal for children with sensory processing sensitivity or on the autism spectrum.
Books for Babies (from birth with a caregiver) - Free. Drop in.
Wednesday, March 4, 11, 25 - 10:30am – 11:30am.
Learn and enjoy rhymes, stories and songs with your baby! 30 min. program followed by informal socializing for babies and caregivers.
Infant Playgroup (Birth to 12 months) – Free. Drop in.
Tuesdays - 10:00 – 11:30am.
Learn, play and grow together. Offered in partnership with Childreach. For more information call 519-434-3644.
Family Storytime (Ages 1 and up). Free. Drop in.
Saturday, March 7, 14, 28 - 10:30 – 11:30am.
Come share stories, songs, rhymes and more! Children will learn sounds, letters and new words while developing a lifelong love of learning. Stay afterwards to play and meet other families.
Child & Family Playgroup (birth to 6 years with caregiver) - Free. Drop in.
Fridays : 9:30 - 11:30am.
Parents, caregivers and children participate in interactive early learning activities. Offered in partnership with Childreach. For information call: 519-434-3644.
Children should be accompanied by a caregiver.
ADULTS & SENIORS
Cherryhill Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange - Free. Drop in.
Saturday, March 7 - 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Calling all jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts. If you have finished all your puzzles and need a fresh batch we invite you to take part in the Cherryhill Library Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange. Adult and children's puzzles will be accepted at the library during regular library hours, or bring your puzzles to the exchange. Puzzles must be complete and in good condition. Contact the library if you have any questions (519-439-6456).
TREA Workshop: Composting
Wednesday, March 11 - 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Learn about composting and how to effectively use microorganisms for other uses too. In partnership with the Thames Region Ecological Association
Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic (2019 Returns). Free. Drop in.
Thursday March 12, 26: 5:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday March 14, 28: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Need help doing your taxes? Volunteers from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will help individuals with an income of less than $35,000 and couples with a combined income of less than $45,000, complete their income tax and benefit return. Please note: volunteers are not agents of the CRA. Volunteers do not complete income tax and benefit returns for deceased persons, bankrupt individuals or individuals who report capital gains or losses, employment expenses, business or rental income and expenses. For more information regarding other tax clinics, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program.html
Happy Bookers Book Club @ Cherryhill. - Free. Drop in.
Thursday, March 12 - 7:00 - 8:30pm
Read each book in advance and join us for a lively, informal and fun discussion the 2nd Thursday of each month. Books are available one month before each meeting. New members are welcome. Our March book is “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave.
Cherryhill Book Club in the Afternoon – Free. Drop in.
Wednesday, March. 26 - 2:00 - 3:30pm
Read each book in advance and join in on a lively, informal book discussion on the last Wednesday of each month. Books are available one month before each meeting. Debut novels featured this year. New members are welcome. Our March book is “The three Weissmanns of Westport” by Cathleen Schine.
Thursday Movies. Free. Drop in.
Thursday, March. 5, 12, 26 - 1:30 – 4:00 pm.
A selection of current movies shown at Cherryhill Branch Library. For movie titles and content ratings call 519-661-4600.
Laughter Yoga – Free. Drop in.
Thursday, March 19 - 11:00 – 12:00
Laughter yoga is a way we can connect with our inner child. It is not yoga as you know it; no different clothing is worn, no difficult poses. We laugh and enjoy the release laughter brings with it. You will clap, stretch, either standing or sitting, and laugh. This is a program created by a doctor in India who knows the many benefits of laughter. Yes, we are healthier when we do the exercise of laughing!
Brushes and Needles - Free. Drop in.
Wednesdays : 9:30am - 11:00am
Bring your painting or needlework projects for a morning get-together.
Exercise the SMART Way (Ages 55+) - Free. Drop in.
Friday, March 6 - 9:15am – 10:15am.
SMART or Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together, is an exercise program which focuses on improving functional fitness and enabling participants to maintain the ability to perform the activities of daily living and to remain independent. Offered in partnership with the VON.
French Seniors' Group / Groupe en français pour personnes âgées - Free. Drop in.
Fridays : 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Do you like to speak/practice French? Do you like to meet people? Would you like to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle? If so, please join our FREE French seniors group. We share stories, experiences and information and have fun in French.
Spanish Conversation Circle - Free. Drop in.
Thursday, March 5, 12, 26 - 7:00 - 8:30pm .
Improve your Spanish in this informal, supportive conversation circle. Perfect for shy beginners or those wishing to revive their rusty skills. This is not a class but an opportunity to practice or maintain your Spanish skills in a comfortable setting.
English Conversational Circles for Newcomers to Canada – Free. Registration Required.
Tuesdays - 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
Celebrate diversity through friendship and cultural exchange. All newcomers are welcome. Co-sponsored by LCCLC and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Register or volunteer by phoning Cross Cultural Learner Centre at 519-432-1133.
Citizenship Prep Course – Free. Registration Required.
Tuesday, March 3, 10, 24, 31 - 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
So, you've applied for Citizenship. Now learn everything you need to know to be successful on the Canadian Citizenship Test - and much more about our country! Topics covered: Canadian history, geography, government, the judicial system, your rights and responsibilities as a citizen. Participants must provide recent Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) scores in order to register. For an initial language assessment, call the CLARS Centre 519-432-1133. No cost. Reserve your seat online at https://forms.tvdsb.ca/2018-Citizenship-Test-Preparation-Class or call the TVDSB Adult ESL office 519-452-2660 x 69715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Class are ongoing, but will not run without sufficient enrollment.
ESL for Seniors – Free. Registration Required.
Tuesday or Thursdays, 9:15am - 11:45am
These classes focus on the language necessary for use in everyday living with an emphasis on Canadian customs and culture. There will be lots of opportunity to talk with English speakers. The classes are especially designed for the older immigrant adult. Join anytime. Register with the class instructor. Bring PR card, citizenship card, passport. Participants must provide recent Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) scores in order to register. For an initial language assessment, call the CLARS Centre 519-432-1133. If space is available, non-permanent residents are welcome to join the course for a fee. Priority is given to permanent residents, convention refugees, refugee claimants, and naturalized citizens. For more information about the class, call the Thames Valley DSB Adult ESL office 519-452-2000 ext 69715.
ESL Reading Group – Free. Drop in.
Thursdays, 3:30pm - 5:00pm.
Practice your English by reading with others and sharing your ideas about what you've read. Reading material is provided. No meetings on holiday weekends.