Free Science Events in Toronto for May 2015

April 28, 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 May calendar (PDF). May's highlights include: May 3: The...

Asian Heritage Month Double Event: Iranian Architecture and a Musical Performance

April 24, 2015 | Maureen

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Celebrate Asian Heritage Month this May with two events at North York Central Library on Saturday, May 23. The afternoon will begin with an overview of the architecture of Iran. At one o'clock, Dr. Rafooneh M. Sani (Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus) will showcase Iranian architecture from the ancient to the...

This is a Big One: North York Central Library presents Mona Eltahawy!

April 23, 2015 | Emoke

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As soon as I heard about Mona Eltahawy's upcoming book entitled: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, I knew I would be interested in this woman's work. According to her official website, Mona (Egyptian-American activist and journalist) is an award-winning columnist as well as international...

Business Docs Are Definitely Hot!

April 17, 2015 | Kathryn

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Greetings fellow film lovers! For the past several years I have purchased tickets to the Toronto Hot Docs Festival to catch some great documentary films. This year, however, I might have to miss the annual event which runs from April 23 to May 3. Fortunately, we have some fascinating films...

iPad/iPhone Tips

April 17, 2015 | Jeannette

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Recently, I was helping a patron download movies from hoopla on to her iPad. While I was helping her, I showed her how to delete an app she no longer wanted by pressing and holding on the app and then pressing the x at the top left corner of it....

Telling the Science Story

April 14, 2015 | Jane

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The happy appointment of William Robins to the Victoria University (UofT) presidency had me thinking about the value of storytelling in different kinds of settings. For Robins, storytelling and humanities are the subject of his medieval studies research, and how he sees his mandate as a champion of the cultural...

Water, water, every where*

April 14, 2015 | Carolyn

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"Blue drop" by mjtmail (tiggy). Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons In Canada we are blessed with an abundance of water. When I thought about it at all, I used to think that my water consumption was about brushing my teeth, doing the laundry and watering the garden....

North York Central presents "The Pan Am Path: A Living Path Across Toronto"

April 13, 2015 | Aleks

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On Tuesday April 21, 2015 North York Central Library is very pleased to have guest speaker Glenn Parkinson (Pan Am Path Board member) discuss the multi-use 80 kilometres of trails revitalized across Toronto. The presentation will take place in the Auditorium from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Pan Am...

North York Central Library Talk: What Makes Music Great?

April 10, 2015 | Muriel

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North York Central Library Talk: What Makes Music Great? With Music Expert Rob Kapilow Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please call 416-395-5639 to register for this free program. We hear great orchestral masterpieces all the time: in the concert hall; at the movies;...

Interesting Business Authors Part 2: Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

April 10, 2015 | Kathryn

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Author photos courtesy of Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. If you read only one book about how to set up and run a business, make it REWORK by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. This book is jammed full of clever, sometimes funny, very practical advice that is easy...