Free Science Events in Toronto for June 2014

May 31, 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 June 2014 Calendar. June's highlights include: June 1: Spring...

Dealing with seasonal allergies for the first time?

May 30, 2014 | Carolyn

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News sources are calling this one of the worst spring allergy seasons in a long time. Apparently the polar vortex we experienced this winter has resulted in a pollen vortex, meaning that more trees are releasing pollens at about the same time this spring, rather than the season being spread...

Lunchtime Programs: Laughter Yoga

May 29, 2014 | Cathy

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Do you work or live close to North York Central Library? Bring your lunch and join us for some fun and information on laughter yoga. My colleague, Emoke wrote about the benefits of is your chance to see it in practice. Our laughter yoga coach, Carlos Gongora, will be...

Boomers and Beyond: Programs for retirement planning

May 28, 2014 | Ashley

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Did you know that June is Senior's month? To celebrate the library has a wide assortment of great programs, workshops, computer classes and of course books for Seniors. Now, you may be thinking about retirement even if you aren't a Senior and that is great, the earlier you start planning...

Remembering John Fitzgerald Kennedy

May 26, 2014 | Ann

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Photo credit: American Studies at the University of Virginia This bouncing baby boy was born 97 years ago on May 29, 1917. He was the second of nine children born into the Kennedy clan. His father, Joseph Kennedy, Sr., graduated from Harvard, made successful investments in his life, and worked...

The 'Picasso of the north' and the Woodland School of Art

May 23, 2014 | Maureen

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Shaman and disciplesPlease join us at North York Central Library on Wednesday June 4 at 7:00 pm for a presentation on First Nations artist Norval Morrisseau and The Woodland School of Art. Call 416-395-5639 to register for this free program. As a child, Norval Morrisseau made drawings in the sand...

Generation Next: HackLab

May 16, 2014 | Cathy

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Two hot topics these days are makerspaces and 3D printers. “A hackerspace (also […] hacklab, makerspace, or hackspace) is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialize and/or collaborate.” (“Hackerspace,” As a community meeting place, libraries...

Pageantry Worthy Of A King!

May 12, 2014 | Ann

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As Prince George of Cambridge dazzles us with his gooey smiles, seventy-seven years ago today, his great great grandfather--with whom Prince George shares the same name--was officially crowned King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. (For more videos, please visit King George VI Page on...

North York Central Library Talk: Chinese and Japanese Export Porcelain

May 9, 2014 | Muriel

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Chinese and Japanese Export Porcelain: Looking at a Long Tradition Wednesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please call 416-395-5639 to register. Since the late Middle Ages, Chinese porcelain has fascinated Europeans. By the 1600s, significant quantities of porcelain were being imported from China and Japan,...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and...Repair

May 8, 2014 | Cathy

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The 3 R's of the environment, reduce, reuse and recycle, are well-known. But what about repair? That seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird as, these days, there is an attitude of 'disposability'--doesn't work? Throw it away and buy a new one. But, repairing, then reusing items...