Shiny New Books for Movie Lovers

January 30, 2015 | Maureen

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As the year 2014 recedes into the rear view mirror, what better time to consider some pleasure reading for movie lovers? The Screen Actors Guild Awards have been handed out, and so have the Golden Globes. The Academy Awards will be held on February 22. Here's some reading for the...

Run A Business That Will Sell!

January 29, 2015 | Kathryn

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There are many books and articles written about how to implement and run a successful business. Until recently, however, not many authors have tackled the final, and maybe most important, phase of business ownership: selling the company. Whether owners want to face it or not, every business will be sold,...

Free Science Events in Toronto for February 2015

January 27, 2015 | 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 February calendar (PDF). February's highlights include: February 1: The...

International Year of Light

January 23, 2015 | Jeannette

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The United Nations (UN) proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. It is a global initiative to illustrate the importance of light and optical technologies. The opening ceremony occurred this week in Paris. Light plays an important role in our daily lives. Through photosynthesis, light is...

Canadian Opera Company Talk: Wagner's Die Walküre

January 16, 2015 | Muriel

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Canadian Opera Company Talk: Wagner's Die Walküre Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please call 416-395-5639 to register for this free program. Wayne Gooding, editor of Opera Canada magazine, examines the different ways Wagner's matchless epic has been translated to the stage from its...

Obstacles En Route To The Dragon's Den

January 9, 2015 | Kathryn

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Currently in its eighth season on CBC, the Dragons' Den has been one of the most successful shows on Canadian television. The program features entrepreneurs making pitches to millionaire business owners (dragons) for investment money and professional support. The dragons, who ask hard-hitting questions to the hopeful contestants, have become...

Learn more about the scientists in "The Imitation Game" and "The Theory of Everything"

January 9, 2015 | Carolyn

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Holiday movie releases usually range from action-packed to family-friendly. Two of the movies I saw over this holiday season didn't fit into the usual categories; instead, they're based on the lives of two of the twentieth century's most intriguing scientists. The Imitation Game tells the story of the British intelligence...

Sports Highlights of 2014

January 5, 2015 | Aleks

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Super Bowl XLVIII On February 2, 2014, the American football game between the American Football Conference champion and the National Football Conference champion was played. The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks met on the field for a complete knock out game of 43-8 for the Seahawks. This became the...

When Your Relatives Are Your Co-Workers

January 2, 2015 | Kathryn

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Over the holidays many of us gathered for workplace functions and family dinners to celebrate the season. For most people, these events were distinctly separated as either vocational or personal affairs. But what if your father is your boss? What if your brother is your co-worker? When personal and professional...

New year's bucket list

January 2, 2015 | Maureen

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Three years ago, while having a chat about books, a colleague told me that she'd been keeping a list of the books she'd read for many years. I was fascinated! I’ve been reading for pleasure since I discovered Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle series as a child, and in all these...