Film Screening and Discussion: Northwords

August 29, 2014 | Muriel

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Film Screening and Discussion: Northwords Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please call 416-395-5639 to register. A group of Canada's leading writers embark on a literary expedition to northern Labrador to seek inspiration and instigate new stories and conversations about the north. Featuring Joseph Boyden, Alissa...

Picture Labour Day...Over A Century Ago

August 29, 2014 | Ann

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Going back one hundred and nine years ago, visualize standing on a raised wooden platform from the main street and looking up at the cool misty grey sky. A photographer gages the weather and scans the procession. Beside him, balanced on a tall wrought iron tripod, rests an early-period camera.

Free Science Events in Toronto for September 2014

August 26, 2014 | 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 September calendar (PDF). September's highlights include: September 5, 6...

The Pleasures of the Urban Harvest

August 22, 2014 | Carolyn

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Garlic and potatoes from my garden. This is my favourite time of year. From mid-August until the end of September I get so much pleasure from our vegetable garden as the plants we've tended all summer mature and we start to enjoy the food we harvest. We grow the usual...

Let's Go To The EX!

August 18, 2014 | Ann

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This image, which was originally posted to Flickr.com, was uploaded to Commons using Flickr upload bot on 15:56, 13 April 2010. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Mid-August is upon us. Two weeks of summer warmth remains--and more warm days ahead if Indian...

The Right to Read Anything

August 15, 2014 | Maureen

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"...adults should feel embarrassed about reading literature for children." So wrote Ruth Graham in an article for Slate, which was recently republished in the Toronto Star. The article tries to shame adults who read literature written for young people – not for children, as the quote above indicates, but for...

Resources for Science Teachers

August 8, 2014 | Jeannette

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Did you know that the Science & Technology department at the North York Central Library has a Science Fair collection? This collection contains books with projects and experiments. It also contains research methods and technical writing handbooks. But a little known fact is it also contains some valuable resources for...

Sandra Martin at North York Central Library: "The Literary War"

August 1, 2014 | Muriel

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Sandra Martin and "The Literary War" Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please call 416-395-5639 to register. Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Sandra Martin will discuss the literature of the World War I era, tracing the literary trajectory from jingoistic patriotism at war's beginning to disillusion and...

Celebrate Simcoe Day. Scenic Sensations Await!

August 1, 2014 | Ann

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Photo Credit: Ontario Ministry of Government Services Archives of Ontario. This file is free of known restrictions under copyright law. Welcome to the last warm summer holiday weekend before Labour Day. In Toronto, we celebrate Simcoe Day to honour Colonel John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806) who was the first Lieutenant Governor...