The First Three Floors of North York Central Library Re-Open Today

July 5, 2018 | Sumaiya Ahmed

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We are pleased to announce the partial opening of North York Central Library today at 12:30 pm. Service is restored on the first three floors, including the Circulation/Browsery department, the Children’s Area and Teen Zone on the first floor, the Creation Loft (including a Digital Innovation Hub and Fabrication Studio)...

My Funny Valentine, Over and Over Again

June 11, 2018 | Ranald

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Naxos Music Library Jazz is a library eresource with a lot of jazz (jazz legends and contemporary jazz), pop and rock, nostalgia, world and relaxation music: over 185,000 tracks of it. You can listen to these tracks in different ways. You can listen to a whole album. You can listen...

Ontario's Snowy Past

April 10, 2018 | Ann

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Clogged 1978 Blizzard in Southern Ontario This April arrives not bearing flowers, showers or any indication of warming powers. Blowing winds and snow dance across the sky and tingle our eyes. If this is a dour warning of more coldness to come, we are assured that as Ontarians we have...

Bridging Niagara Falls From Past to Present

March 5, 2018 | Ann

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Niagara Falls (1792-1885) Niagara Falls has been visited and depicted by many people and from many different artistic perspectives. The changes in the landscape over time are preserved digitally courtesy of Toronto Public Library Digital Archives.

Repair Your Car Yourself

January 8, 2018 | Ranald

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Use the library e-resource Chilton Library, which is accessible anywhere Œ(1) your car calls out to be pushed onto its side and repaired, (2) you have your tools with you and (3) you have something, besides what you're wearing, to wipe your hands on. Photograph: Julia Kertesz, "Bucarest, car repair...

O(nt.) Pioneers!

December 18, 2017 | Jane

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I was reading Willa Cather’s wonderful novel, O Pioneers!, and musing about a world that I have no direct experience of . . . farming. Without such prompts, city folk like me perhaps don’t think much about farming. I fall into lazy notions of a bucolic world where adorable cows...

Retiring On A Low Income: Plain Language Advice

October 25, 2017 | Kelli

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Please note that this program will be held at the North York Seniors Centre, not North York Central Library. The vast majority of the financial information available about retirement planning is designed for people who have pensions or have accumulated money in RRSPs or other savings. There is very little...

Introducing…The 2017 IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities!

March 21, 2017 | Deb

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Every two years, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) chooses outstanding books for and about children and young people with disabilities.This biennial selection draws attention to books published around the world, in an extensive variety of languages and formats, that address special needs and situations and which encourage inclusion at every level. The 2017 Outstanding titles have been selected. Learn more here!

The Best Popular Science Books of 2016 are...

January 27, 2017 | Carolyn

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In December I often post about the best popular science books of the year (see the lists for 2013 and 2015). I look for books that appear again and again as I check lists of the best non-fiction published in the past year. Here, better late than never, is my...

Maureen Jennings' Talk Relocated to Toronto Reference Library

December 1, 2016 | Muriel

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Maureen Jennings / Dead Ground In Between Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. Toronto Reference Library Atrium Please call 416-393-7131 for more information. Meet the writers everyone’s reading! Acclaimed author of the “Murdoch Mysteries” series, The eh list Author Series presents Maureen Jennings on her latest novel, Dead Ground In...