Toronto Bike Month: Cycling in the city

June 10, 2011 | MRM

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Is your bike ready for this nice weather and Toronto Bike Month? Give your bike a quick tune up using the library's biking books, like some of these below, and you'll be good to go! Did you know the city is criss-crossed by a network of bike routes including off...

Some gnarly books, bro

June 10, 2011 | Thomas

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North York Central has a great collection of skateboarding related material. From field manuals for those starting out to anthologies of photographs taken by some of skateboarding's best photographers. "The skateboarding Field Manual" is a great introduction into the culture of street skateboarding. From setting up your first deck to...

Thrilling Tales Series snags Ava Homa

June 7, 2011 | Jane

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Ava Homa, author of Echoes from the Other Land will be reading selections from her short story collection on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., in Room 1 at North York Central Library. Her reading is part of the Thrilling Tales series for adults. Echoes from the Other Land...

Great Books: Willa Cather's "A Lost Lady"

June 6, 2011 | Maureen

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University of Toronto Professor Alan Ackerman will talk about A Lost Lady by the great American writer Willa Cather at the North York Central Library auditorium, on Tuesday, June 7, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Willa Cather is best known for her novels about pioneer life on the Nebraska prairie:...

Hanging Out on Charlotte's Web With Wilbur and E.B. White

June 5, 2011 | Deb

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Hello Everyone, Not Quite Miss Rumphius here ... Welcome back to the blog for the Children's Department at North York Central Library. It would be hard to find many people out there who haven't heard of "Charlotte's Web," E.B. White's tale of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and...

Celebrate the best in Canadian business writing

June 3, 2011 | Teresa

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Most of us who work with business books and reference find nothing more fascinating than either a good business reference question or being able to recommend a good business book to our users. Happily awards are handed out yearly recognizing outstanding achievement in business writing. This year's winner of the...

Graphic novel on Hitler's rise to power

June 1, 2011 | Cameron

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In a true story, David Lester's 312-page graphic novel The Listener reveals a tragic act of spin doctoring that changed the course of history. Complacency, art and murder collide in Hitler's terrible rise to power in 1933, and in the artist Louise Shearing's search for meaning in the art of...