Welcome to Jurassic Park

October 31, 2014 | Jeannette

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Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets playoffs game. Photo credit: Shaheen Karolia (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License.) It all started back in April. The Toronto Raptors had a surprising season and won the Atlantic Division title and made it into the NBA playoffs....

20 Best Horror Films on DVD

October 26, 2014 | Viveca

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Wanna see something really scary? Here are 20 of the best horror movies available at the Toronto Public Library. Film critic Robin Wood wrote that the horror film's “true subject is the struggle for recognition of all that our civilization represses or oppresses." This holds true from James Whale's 1931...

Entrepreneur in Residence: How to Realize Your Dreams?

October 25, 2014 | Charlene

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Napoleon Hill's book Think and Grow Rich! "sold out it's first print run in three weeks" in the late 1930s. Today, it is considered the greatest self-improvement books of all time." His philosophy of personal achievement has been an inspiration to many, including many successful well-known business leaders today. To...

Free Science Events in Toronto for November 2014

October 25, 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 November calendar (PDF). November’s highlights include: November 9: How...

Canadian Opera Company Talk: Don Giovanni

October 24, 2014 | Muriel

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Canadian Opera Company Talk: Don Giovanni Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Come and join Wayne Gooding, editor of Opera Canada magazine, as he delves into Mozart's Don Giovanni, which will be presented by the Canadian Opera Company this winter. The Canadian Opera Company's new production...

Got the Fever? /ɪˈlɛkʃən/ Fever?

October 20, 2014 | Ann

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Prior to the official election date, North York Central Library is offering a program on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 7 pm to 8 pm in the Concourse. The program is called, Election Fever: Exploring What Makes Our City Great with guest speaker, Edward Keenan who is currently involved in several notable professions including working as a columnist for The Toronto Star and as a talk show host at Newstalk radio 1010. Please register by calling (416) 395-5660 to reserve a seat.

The Nobel Prizes: celebrating science every October

October 17, 2014 | Carolyn

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Nobel Prize for Physiology awarded to Frederick Banting in 1923 for the discovery of insulin The Nobel Prizes for 2014 were announced earlier this month. For a few days every October the world's attention is briefly focused on science, since three of the six prizes - in physiology (medicine), physics...

Canadian women win the right to vote...

October 15, 2014 | Aleks

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The month of October is celebrated as Women's History Month! Less then a hundred years ago, women were finally given the right to vote in a Dominion election. This was put into effect on January 1, 1919. Canada had held its first federal election where women were allowed to vote...

Get Real: Great Documentaries on DVD

October 6, 2014 | Viveca

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Prefer your cinema....vérité? Hundreds of great documentaries are available from the Toronto Public Library. While feature films hog the spotlight, documentaries shine the spotlight on their subjects, presenting a version of reality that will entertain, enlighten, and on occasion, even enrage you. Check out the large collection available at the...

Getting an Ontario Driver’s License

October 3, 2014 | Jeannette

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I recently got my G1 license. In order to get the license, I had to pass a vision and written test. The written test contained questions about the rules of the road and traffic signs. I studied for the test by reading The Official MTO Driver’s Handbook, both available in...