Free Science Events in Toronto for July 2014

June 28, 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 July 2014 Calendar. July's highlights include: July 3: The...

New science and technology books for summer reading

June 27, 2014 | Carolyn

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In summer many of us have more time to read, so I'd like to highlight some recently published books about science and technology available at the North York Central Library. People often want to read something lighter in summer, so I've selected books that are suitable for a hammock or...

Ode to the Illustrious Typewriter

June 23, 2014 | Ann

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June 23rd is National Typewriter Day. Those who worked in office settings or used them at home prior to the 1990s will remember these machines well. Whether they are manual, electric, or electronic, typewriters played a major role in processing information.

North York Central Library: Summer Jazz Trio Concert

June 20, 2014 | Muriel

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Come and join us for a Summer Jazz Trio Concert! Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please call 416-395-5639 to register. Enjoy this cool concert presented by the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music Featuring: Ian Sinclair, Piano; Landen Vieira, Saxophone; and Connor Walsh,...

Unmasking Superfoods, part deux

June 13, 2014 | Cathy

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I almost named this post Science Literacy, but then thought, better not. I don't want to get a jump on the library's Science Literacy Week at the end of this September. Jennifer Sygo's recent talk on Superfoods provided information on the foods were hyped versus those which had true nutritional...

Public Pensions and Our Canadian Economy

June 11, 2014 | Charlene

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For many of us, pensions and retirement are often difficult ideas to grasp let alone plan. Also troubling, is the fact that retirement security may not be feasible for the generations to come. Stir in the mix government cutbacks, balanced budgets and public pensions and then you begin to see...

A Defining Moment for Gay and Lesbian Activism: Toronto in the 1970's

June 9, 2014 | Margaret W.

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A fascinating period in gay and lesbian activism in Toronto will be highlighted at North York Central Library on June 10th, 2014. Mathieu Brule and Tom Hooper, historians from York University, will present the talk "A Defining Moment for Gay and Lesbian Activism: Toronto in the 1970's". Legal rights, workers'...

World Pride Week Celebrations at North York Central Library

June 6, 2014 | Muriel

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World Pride Week Celebrations at North York Central Library Stilettos on the Move, a Fashion Show Monday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Concourse Free tickets available at or call 416-395-5639 Have you ever wondered what makes drag queens tick? Join us for an evening of...

Nutrition and Brain Health

June 5, 2014 | Cathy

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Living longer is important, but equally important is quality of life. So while some researchers are trying to discover the fountain of youth, others are looking at how to maintain or possibly improve things as we get older. One such researcher is Dr. Carol Greenwood. At the Baycrest Centre for...

Seniors Discovery Fair at North York Central Library

June 2, 2014 | Kelli

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North York Central Library is pleased to host a Seniors Discovery Fair on Wednesday, June 11th, 2 - 4 p.m. Whether you are a senior yourself or are caring for aging family members, the Fair is a great chance to learn more about services and opportunities that are available for...