The Internet Is Broken! But We Can Fix It...

June 2, 2017 | Jonathon Hodge

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The Internet we use every single day – to do our banking, rent our cars, plan our travel, manage our kid's school bake sale, read the news, and interact with friends – that Internet looks like this picture. It's like a sky of a billion points of light, twinkling with...

Share Your Ideas: New Fabrication Space at North York Central Library  

May 26, 2017 | Lina

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A Danish fabrication laboratory – a similar space with an arts focus theme is coming to North York Central Library (image by: Kristian Bang via Wikimedia Commons). Share your ideas for an exciting new fabrication space coming to the library in 2018! As part of North York Central Library's renovations,...

Recap: NASA's Space Apps Toronto Youth Program

May 5, 2017 | Ted

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Running annually since 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge brings coders, designers, entrepreneurs and makers together from across the globe to take on a series of challenges developed by NASA in a weekend long hackathon. This year's challenge took place on the weekend of April 28 – 30. Partnering with...

Black Code Lifts the Lid off the Internet...

... and you will be horrified by what it reveals! The acclaimed documentary Black Code comes to Toronto Library for one night only, so mark your calendars. Many of you will have heard that Google reads everything that passes through a Gmail account, or you will have heard that Facebook...

Worried about Your Privacy? Come to the Library!

March 17, 2017 | Jonathon Hodge

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We live in an era of unprecedented surveillance - with a wealth of our information collected, analyzed, and sold, often without our knowledge or consent. Governments and law enforcement enjoy broad new legal authority, and the technological means, to pry into the personal lives of thousands or even millions of...

3D Printing Coming to Agincourt Branch

February 1, 2017 | Greg Astill

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Later this year, Agincourt Branch is opening a new Digital Innovation Hub once the renovations are complete. In the meantime, staff are happy to announce that a series of programs and classes will be offered. Starting mid-late February, the very popular 3D Printer Certification class is coming along with other...

Fun for you and the kids: learn about 3D Printers, MaKey MaKey and more

December 27, 2016 | Dawn

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If you are looking for fun and the chance to learn something new on your holiday break why not come down to the library and check out one of our classes: New Classes Added! Toronto Reference Library - 789 Yonge St, north of Bloor 3D Printer Certification Wed Dec 28,...

Gift Idea: Create Your Own Book

November 21, 2016 | Dawn

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It's not too late to consider a self-published book as a gift for the holiday season -- and you can do the printing right here at the library with Asquith Press! Consider these ideas: your favourite childhood story a collection of family recipes those poems you've had tucked away for...

Our Innovator in Residence Reflects on Virtual Reality

October 18, 2016 | Lina

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Photo credit: Ashley Lo Russo As we move into October, I wanted to reflect back on the past month in my role as the Innovator in Residence for virtual reality (VR) at Scarborough Civic Centre branch. Up until now, I have spent all my time at the Scarborough branch and...

New Class - Audio Editing: Ableton Live Basics Workshop

October 4, 2016 | Dawn

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If you are interested in Audio Editing this new class at the Toronto Reference Library is a must. Audio Editing: Ableton Live Basics Workshop Where: Toronto Reference Library Learning Centre #1 When: Monday Oct 24, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. [Registration now open] or Monday Nov 21, 6 p.m. -...