Free Science Events in Toronto for November 2013

October 26, 2013 | Jeannette

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The Science and Technology Department of North York Central Library compiles a monthly calendar of free science and applied science events in Toronto. Applied science includes health, gardening, pets and food; all subjects found in the department's collection. Here is the November calendar. November’s highlights include: November 3: 2013 Canadian...

The scariest book I never read

October 25, 2013 | Maureen

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One night I went in search of a shiver up the spine and got more than I’d bargained for. I’d been deeply terrified by the movie The Exorcist years before. To this day, if I chance upon the movie while channel surfing my thumb murders the remote control in a...

"I think that I shall never see

October 18, 2013 | Carolyn

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...a poem lovely as a tree". It may not be good poetry (Columbia University's Philolexian Society has named its annual bad poetry contest after him), but I must say I agree with Joyce Kilmer's sentiment. Trees are wonderful and amazing. They can feed us and shelter us, and they provide...

An Introverted Way Of Living

October 14, 2013 | Ann

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I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. ~Albert Einstein What makes a person an introvert? Many sources indicate Albert Einstein was an introvert from his preference for solitude. Sources such as the Oxford English Dictionary, Encyclopedia of Psychology (TPL login...

Presentation on David Bowie at North York Central Library

October 11, 2013 | Maureen

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I was punching stations on the radio the other day, when a good song stopped my restless finger. I smiled when the announcer said the song was Valentine's Day, from David Bowie's new CD, The Next Day. He's still got it. Bowie hasn't resorted to cranking out past hits on...

Medicine in the medieval Islamic world

October 4, 2013 | Carolyn

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I've been reading a mystery series (the Shardlake series by C.J. Samson) set in Tudor England. One of the key characters is an apothecary and physican from Moorish Spain whose knowledge of anatomy, disease and remedies is far beyond that of his British contemporaries. Great advances in science and medicine...

Thanksgiving Dinner

October 4, 2013 | Jeannette

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There are only 10 more days until Thanksgiving. Are you prepared for the big feast? I used to work at a grocery store and usually the day or two leading up to the holiday, there are always huge crowds and lineups at the checkout. My uncle, aunt and cousins usually...

Book Ends North Fall Book Sale

October 1, 2013 | Jane

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BOOK Ends - NORTH OPERATED BY THE FRIENDS OF TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY, NORTH CHAPTER 20th ANNIVERSARY SALE OCT. 3, 4, 5, 2013 All books 1/2 price (except special-priced (blue dot) books) Mysteries; SciFi ; Romance; Children’s story and non-fiction books; Teen books; Graphic novels; History; Geography; Travel; Religion; Sciences; Philosophy...