Warm Days Ahead. Get Outside!

April 28, 2014 | Ann

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The winter season gripped us in its long, icy, knobby ... knuckles. The weather is improving and warmer days will soon arrive. Plans for outdoorsy activities await! We have some fun ideas of things to do under the sun. The Society and Recreation Department indulges you to enjoy the sportier side of living.

Free Science Events in Toronto for May 2014

April 26, 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 May 2014 Calendar. May's highlights include: May 4: The...

Canadian Opera Company Talk at North York Central Library: Don Quichotte

April 25, 2014 | Muriel

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Canadian Opera Company Talk: Don Quichotte Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please call 416-395-5639 to register Wayne Gooding, editor of Opera Canada magazine, balances opera history and guided listening with images and production insights in this exploration of Massenet's affectionate portrayal of literature's ultimate...

Landscaping with Trees and Large Shrubs

April 18, 2014 | Cathy

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Finally...finally...all the snow is gone and I can see my yard. Every April, hope springs anew that this will be the year I finally get my garden into order. There is an abundance of gardening titles for spring clean-up, garden maintenance, garden design, etc.: Better Homes and Gardens Gardening Made...

Rodolphe el-Khoury: visionary architect of the "internet of things" to speak at North York Central Library.

April 11, 2014 | Maureen

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Imagine a future in which your blanket conspires with your curtains while you sleep. All night “blanky” has been monitoring and recording your every breath and movement, standing guard against the grim reaper, ready to call an ambulance if you suddenly fall dangerously ill. Your curtains check your schedule, noting...

Unmasking Superfoods

April 9, 2014 | Cathy

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Image courtesy of blogs.mcgill.ca While Gwyneth Paltrow was recently in the news for her "Conscious Uncoupling", aka her separation from hubby Chris Martin, longtime fans have followed the actress through her lifestyle website, goop. I am not a fan, longtime or otherwise, but was recently directed there by a friend...

Spring is DIY time

April 4, 2014 | Carolyn

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Spring seems to bring out the do-it-yourselfer in a lot of people. We look around our homes after a long, dark winter and are inspired to build, repair and renovate. If you're thinking about tackling an indoor or outdoor project this spring the Library has lots of resources to help...