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
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Monster Making 101 (ages 10+) – Free. Registration Opens Oct. 26.
Saturday, Nov. 9 : 2:00 – 4:00pm
Create and stuff your own zany, wacky monster pillow. No sewing required. Register online, in person or by phone at 519-661-4600. Please include child's age when registering.
All About Planes – Free. Drop in.
Saturday, Nov. 9 : 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Are you someone who marvels at the science of flight? Or do you worry every time your vacation approaches, chanting It'll be great once Im off the plane? Both the curious and the timid will appreciate this program with retired Air Force technician Peter A. Brandt. Find out "All About Planes" and what you may see, hear, or feel as a passenger.
PA Day Make & Play – Free. Drop in.
Friday, Nov. 15 : 10:00 am – 1:00pm
Be inspired... create, make and play with a variety of activities!
I’m Home (ages 10-12) – Registration Now Open. Fee.
Saturday, Nov. 23 : 9:30am – 2:00pm
A program designed to support parents in preparing their 10 to 12-year-old child to move successfully from supervised before and after school care to safe, home-based self-care. Parent attendance is required during the last 30 minutes (Saturdays from 1:30-2 pm). 30-minute lunch break; send bag lunch with your child. $35/child, a non-refundable fee at the time of registration. Financial assistance may be available, please inquire. In partnership with London Children's Connection. Register starting Sept. 3. Non-refundable fee of $35. Parents are asked to attend 1:30-2pm.
Fun Family Science – Free. Drop in.
Saturday, Nov. 23 : 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Explore science together with your children through our hands-on experiments and activities!
Lego Creation Station (All Ages) – Free. Drop in.
Saturday, Nov. 30 : 2:30 – 4:00pm
We provide the LEGO bricks, you provide the imagination. Children under 8 years require a caregiver.
My Math – Free. Registration, Drop ins welcome.
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.
Sensory Storytime (2 + with caregiver) – Free. Drop in.
Saturday, Nov. 2 & 16 : 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, Nov. 6, 13, 20 : 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.
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.
Family Storytime (Ages 1 and up). Free. Drop in.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 9, 16 : 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. Children should be accompanied by a caregiver.
ADULTS & SENIORS
Guatemala: Crosses Among The Colours (Travel Talk) – Free. Drop in.
Thursday, Nov. 7 : 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Join Jane Vincent-Havelka, London photographer, as she travels through the highlands of Guatemala. This region of volcanoes is home to the Mayan peoples with their unique culture and colours, but also part of a country that suffered terrible violence for some thirty years. Reminders of its Spanish past are mixed with Mayan archeology, and the villages are well-known for their markets and festivals.
Happy Bookers Book Club @ Cherryhill. Free. Drop in.
Thursday, Nov. 14 : 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 November book is “The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill.
Laughter Yoga – Free. Drop in.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: 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!
Cherryhill Book Club in the Afternoon – Free. Drop in.
Wednesday, Nov. 27 : 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 November book is “Next Year, For Sure” by Zoey Leigh Peterson
Thursday Movies. Free. Drop in.
Thursdays, 1:30 – 4:00 pm. No Movie Nov. 7.
A selection of current movies shown at Cherryhill Branch Library. For movie titles and content ratings call 519-661-4600.
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.
Fridays 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, Nov. 7 & 14 : 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.
Citizenship Prep Course – Free. Registration Required.
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 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.
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.
COMPUTERS & TECH
These introductory technology classes are free but pre-require registration. You can register online, in person or by phone at 519-661-4600.
Digital Essentials: How to Use Your IPad Tablet - Free. Full; Waitlist available.
Saturday, Nov. 2: 10:00am - 12:00pm
This course will introduce you to the main and apps on your iPad tablet, including how to use a touch screen and an introduction to important apps like contacts, mail, camera, photos, Facetime and how to access the Internet. Participants are asked to bring their iPads to class.
Digital Essentials: How to Use Your Android Tablet - Free. Full; Waitlist available.
Saturday, Nov. 9 : 10:00am - 12:00pm
This course will introduce you to the main functions and apps on your Android tablet, including how to use a touch screen and an introduction to important apps like contacts, camera, photos and how to access the Internet. Please bring your Android tablet to class.