Celebrating Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities at the Bologna Children's Book Fair

March 30, 2015 | Deb

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Every spring in Italy, in a vast indoor space that rivals the size of the Colosseum, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair brings together thousands of people with a passion for children’s publishing. This year’s fair, which begins on March 30, 2015 and runs for four action-packed days, is hosting writers,...

Yonge Street Line, the First in Canada

March 30, 2015 | Ann

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Yonge Street, is one of the longest streets in the world. Holed up beneath this street, the first subway line in Canada hummed with anticipation.

Has Poetry Kicked the Bucket?

March 27, 2015 | Maureen

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In 2013, a Washington Post headline asked, “Is poetry dead?” A few weeks later, an answer seemed to come from the UK newspaper, The Independent: “Poetry is dying. Actually, it’s pretty dead already…” Another nail seemed to be hammered into poetry's coffin with this article title: "Poetry is dead. What...

Free Science Events in Toronto for April 2015

March 26, 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 April calendar (PDF). April's highlights include: April 9: Epigenetics:...

Superior Customer Service Is A Game Changer!

March 20, 2015 | Kathryn

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A recent article in Canadian Business magazine talked about the arrival of Nordstrom's department store to the Canadian market. The American retailer--famous for its extensive shoe department--has already set up shop in Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver. The focus of the story was Nordstrom's amazing (we're talking AMAZING) attention to customer...

Sea Otters Holding Hands

March 20, 2015 | Jeannette

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By Joe Robertson [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Did you know sea otters hold hands? I didn’t. I recently discovered this insanely adorable fact through a colleague. She asked me the same question. Then told me to look it up online. Instantly, I fell in love with the images...

Homelessness In Canada

March 16, 2015 | Emoke

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Recently, I attended a training session on homelessness which opened my eyes to the topic and the actions that we must take as a society to put an end to this unfortunate and inhumane social issue. The speaker was Stephen Gaetz, a Professor at the Faculty of Education at York...

Canadian Opera Company Talk: The Barber of Seville

March 13, 2015 | Muriel

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Canadian Opera Company Talk: The Barber of Seville Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Wayne Gooding, editor of Opera Canada magazine, examines the different ways Rossini's riotous romp has been translated to the stage from its premiere in 1816 up to the present day....

Introducing...The 2015 IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities!

March 11, 2015 | Deb

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Every two years, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) chooses outstanding books for and about children and young people with disabilities. This biennial selection draws attention to books published around the world, in an extensive variety of languages and formats, that address special needs and situations, and which encourage inclusion at every level. For this year’s outstanding selection, 159 books from 27 countries -- including Russia, Australia, the Slovak Republic and China -- were submitted. Of these books, 50 were chosen as outstanding works.

Your custom home

March 6, 2015 | Carolyn

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Do you dream about your forever home - a home so perfectly suited to your needs that you'll never move again? Lots of people do. But finding the perfect home in the perfect location can be a pretty daunting task. No wonder many people decide to build their dream homes....