Pan Am/Parapan Am 2015: ET Mimes Sports Skits at North York Central Library

June 30, 2015 | Muriel

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Pan Am/Parapan Am Sports Skits with ET the Mime Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. North York Central Library Concourse Get ready! Get set! ET from The Comedy Network performs sports skits too funny to miss. All ages welcome. Please call 416-395-5639 to register for this...

Last Day of School!! Now What?

June 26, 2015 | Jeannette

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This week marks the last day of school for many students in Toronto. Today is also my daughter’s last day of preschool. It was a long, hard fought journey. But we made it! She cried every single day, for the first 2 months. Thankfully, she eventually adjusted and now she...

Free Science Events in Toronto for July 2015

June 23, 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 July calendar (PDF). July's highlights include: July 1: WoofJocks...

Summer Awakens the Wandering Traveler

June 22, 2015 | Ann

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The weather in Toronto tends to linger on the cooler side for about two-thirds of the year. The Summer Solstice has arrived yesterday to officially welcome in the cloying hot muggy weather that many Torontonians will gleefully endure so that they could happily doff their winter apparel for lighter and brighter material.

Harper Lee and the Most Exciting Literary Event of the Year

June 19, 2015 | Maureen

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When students ask me for a copy of Harper Lee’s To kill a mockingbird, I like to walk them to the shelf where the author’s one and only book lives. It gives me a chance to say, “Did you know that Harper Lee only published one book in her whole...

What is Indigenous Literature?

June 13, 2015 | Cherie Dimaline

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What is Indigenous literature? Joseph Boyden Joanne Arnott Eden Robinson Lee Maracle Maria Campbell Richard Wagamese Daniel Justice Richard Van Camp Gregory Scofield Giles Benaway Thomas King Darrell Dennis Frank Busch Aaron Paquette Basil Johnston This is Indigenous literature. But beyond the heritage of these amazing authors - and there...

See You at the (Seniors Discovery) Fair

June 12, 2015 | Carolyn

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June is Seniors Month at the Toronto Public Library, and as part of the celebration the North York Central Library is holding its annual Seniors Discovery Fair on Tuesday June 23. Stop by the Auditorium between 2:00 and 4:00 and meet representatives from community organizations such as Toronto Public Health,...

Healthy Cognitive Aging

June 8, 2015 | Jane

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As baby boomers approach old age, and as we’re living longer, topics like brain health and prevention of age-related cognitive decline are making headlines, but also a matter we come across in our personal lives. The brain is at the centre of everything we do, who we are, what we...

Summer 2015 Travels Part I: Jamaica, No Problem!

June 8, 2015 | Emoke

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During the last week of May, I took an all-inclusive holiday to Runaway Bay, Jamaica with my parents. It was my first visit to the Caribbean and first all-inclusive vacation. I can now see why people opt for this type of vacation! Everything is cooked and arranged for you, all...

NYCL Talk: Introduction to Aboriginal Music

June 4, 2015 | Muriel

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NYCL Talk: Introduction to Aboriginal Music Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Find out more than you ever knew possible about the scope of Native music. Come hear and see the eclectic sights and sounds of the music of the First Nations. Speaker: Brian...