Learn How To Become a Marathon Runner At This Upcoming Author Talk!

March 31, 2014 | Margaret W.

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Ben Kaplan, National Post columnist and author of Feet, Don't Fail Me Now: The Rogue's Guide To Running the Marathon will be at the North York Central Library on Tuesday, April 1st at 7pm, to talk about how you too can become a marathon runner. Kaplan will explain a simple...

Free Science Events in Toronto for April 2014

March 29, 2014 | Emoke

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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 April 2014 Calendar. April's highlights include: April 3: The...

Non-toxic spring cleaning, Longbourn style

March 28, 2014 | Maureen

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After reading the novel Longbourn, by Jo Baker, I decided to put an intriguing cleaning method used by Sarah, the novel’s main character, to the test. Just to be clear, Longbourn is not a novel about cleaning, although a great deal of cleaning happens in it, including laborious hand-scrubbing of...

Books of Wonder, Books with "Wow!" Three Reasons to Visit the New IBBY Collection

March 24, 2014 | Deb

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The full name of this one-of-a-kind resource is "The IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities" but there are other words that best describe this collection: "Amazing!" "Fantastic!" and, yes, "Wow!" The IBBY collection features more than 3000 multilingual books in sign language, Braille, Blissymbolics, as well as cloth and tactile books and other formats -- all for and about children and teens with disabilities. What's so special about this collection? And why should you see it for yourself? Here are three reasons to come and explore these books ...

Vaccines Revealed

March 23, 2014 | Cathy

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Despite a study linking vaccines to autism being discredited, some parents are still skeptical and wary about vaccinating their children. With recent measles outbreaks in Ottawa, London, British Columbia and Alberta, the debate over whether or not to vaccine has been in the news again. Rather than relying on health...

Book A Librarian

March 21, 2014 | Cathy

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The Book A Librarian service allows patrons to book a 30 to 60 minute appointment with a librarian for assistance with understanding how to do research, get readers' advisory assistance, or learn how to use and access library resources and services. Appointments can be made in person at the library...

Author Visit: Darren Shan

March 17, 2014 | Cameron

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Please join us in the library on March 25th from 7-8 P.M. for the British Authors exclusive Toronto visit:

Happy St. Paddy's Day! Don't Let the Clover Knock You Over!

March 16, 2014 | Ann

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Credit: animationgold.com Are you proudly showing off your Irish greens today? If you are not Irish by birth (but fully Irish in spirit), the first thing to learn is the correct Irish greeting to use. Marcus Campbell offers up a wee bit o' advice to assist you: It's Paddy, not...

"Nothing is so beautiful as Spring...

March 13, 2014 | Alyson

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When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush" - Gerard Manley Hopkins We'll wait a while longer for shoots of any sort, I'm afraid. In the meantime, why not plan your garden, even it's just in your head? The library has hundreds of books for gardeners, would-be gardeners...

Author Visit: Angela Misri and Natalie Corbett Sampson

March 12, 2014 | Cameron

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Please join us in the library for an author event featuring two authors from Fierce Ink Press, who will be discussing the ins and outs of writing for youth.