Be prepared: health information for travellers

May 29, 2015 | Carolyn

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The peak summer travel season will soon be here. If you're thinking of taking a trip this year, make travel health part of your planning. I'm glad I did. When I recently paid my first ever visit to a travel medicine clinic, here is what I thought would happen: the...

Roman Holiday

May 28, 2015 | Aleks

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Excessive and relentless planning - the description of my trip to Rome. Some people may be able to go through planning trips with spontaneity, but I couldn't. I carefully selected my guide book from the shelves of the Society and Recreation department and read it cover to cover. I picked...

Free Science Events in Toronto for June 2015

May 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 June calendar (PDF). June's highlights include: June 4: Your...

Free Jazz Concert At The Library: Tara Davidson Trio

May 22, 2015 | Maureen

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Save the date! For the first time ever, a Toronto Jazz Festival concert will take place in a Toronto Public Library Branch! The Tara Davidson Trio will give a jazz festival preview concert at North York Central Library on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. Saxophonist Tara Davidson has hopped...

The Pull: Why do we write anyway?

May 16, 2015 | Cherie Dimaline

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The Pull Why do we write anyway? I wrote this in my personal blog last year: “It’s like this; there are times when the day splits along a seam and you fall into a place time doesn't know exists. It’s the opposite of anxiety; a freedom boxed in by the...

Seeds and Gardening

May 15, 2015 | Jeannette

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My daughter pulling out weeds and getting the soil ready for planting. When I was little, my grandma always kept our garden in the backyard full of delicious vegetables. Every spring and summer, she would tend to the cucumber, tomato, winter melon and pepper plants. She spent a lot of...

May Days Are For Parties, Weddings, and Travel

May 11, 2015 | Ann

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Spring arrives with bright floral colours and the sun's warm glow across the land. Temperatures rise as the days grow longer. To celebrate the upcoming summery weather is to enjoy this time outdoors.

Asian Heritage Month Concert: The Music of China

May 8, 2015 | Muriel

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Asian Heritage Month The Music of China, Brilliant...

The Best Writing Class in the World!

The Best Writing Class in the World! I am aware that there are many worthy writing classes out there, not the least of which are the MFA programs at esteemed universities around the globe. I can think of several programs in Canada that are outstanding right here in Canada, like...

Free Information Session For Entrepreneurs!

May 7, 2015 | Kathryn

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One of the most challenging aspects of being an entrepreneur is the feeling of isolation that comes with having to make decisions alone. Many small business owners yearn for the opportunity to bounce their ideas and predicaments off like-minded entrepreneurs. Through our Small Business Network, the library strives to bring...