Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, 1762-1850

July 31, 2015 | Ann

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This blog will glance through Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe's unique contributions in art, writing, and her support in shaping this new Canadian frontier.

Toronto Take Three: A Series of Three Programs Celebrating Film in Toronto

July 31, 2015 | Muriel

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Toronto Take Three: Three Programs Part One of Series: Film Screening of The F Word Thursday, September 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the North York Central Library Auditorium Please call 416-395-5639 to register for this FREE program. This screening of Michael Dowse's The F Word (2013) will be...

Free Science Events in Toronto for August 2015

July 30, 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 August calendar (PDF). August's highlights include: August 8: PURR...

Starry starry nights

July 24, 2015 | Carolyn

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In summer I love to look at the night sky, and the Perseid meteor shower in August is, for me, the highlight of the season. Don't take my word for it; here's what NASA has to say: "The Perseids, which peak during mid-August, are considered to be the best meteor...

Memory, Meaning-Making and Collections: Artifacts Bring Us Together

July 20, 2015 | Aleks

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On July 3rd, a fascinating group of elders and staff from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto and researchers from the University of Toronto met at North York Central Library to celebrate the wonderful presentation of artifacts being put on display on the 3rd floor. For the months of July...

This Month in Music History: One of the Greatest Songs of All Time

July 17, 2015 | Maureen

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This image is in the public domainThere are songs that demand we crank up the volume when they come on the radio. There are songs that make you drop whatever you’re doing, songs you give yourself up to completely. Bob Dylan’s Like a rolling stone is one of those songs....

Summer 2015 Travels Part 2: Beautiful Lisboa Portugal!

July 6, 2015 | Emoke

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Lisboa, Portugal My second vacation of the summer took me to Portugal's dynamic and beautiful capital, Lisbon. Being a librarian and all, I went well prepared with notes I had prepared, icluding an itinerary after having read through one of the Society And Recreation Department's (North York Central Library- 3rd...