The Search for Richard III: England's Lost King

September 29, 2015 | Carrie

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Portrait of King Richard III. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less. Please join us at North York Central Library on Thursday, November 12 from 7:00-8:00 pm...

Free Science Events in Toronto for October 2015

September 29, 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 October calendar (PDF). October's highlights include: October 3: Green...

Around the World in 50 Books: Exciting News About Books For Young People with Disabilities

September 25, 2015 | Deb

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One of the terrific things about working with The IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities is the sense of community and connection that comes from looking at books that have been published around the world, all of them for and about children and teens with disabilities. There...

Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano

September 25, 2015 | Maureen

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Please join us at North York Central Library on Thursday October 15 at 7:00 pm to explore a topic that has fascinated generations – the destruction of the city of Pompeii by volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Paul Denis, Assistant Curator (Greek, Etruscan, Roman & Byzantine) at the Royal Ontario...

Laws of the Bushveld

September 18, 2015 | Carolyn

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I was very fortunate last month to visit southern Africa. I saw animals and birds in environments ranging from the Namibian desert and the South African bushveld to the lush Chobe River in Botswana. Leopard beside elephant carcass. Chobe National Park, Botswana I knew we were going to see wild...

Science Literacy Week is Back!

September 15, 2015 | Cathy

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Well...almost. Toronto Public Library is celebrating its second annual Science Literacy Week, from September 21-27, 2015 with a whole slew of programs and displays for library-goers of all ages. Scientific literacy is defined as "the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in...

Travel to: Iceland

September 14, 2015 | Emoke

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Glacial lake Jökulsárlón, Iceland, against the evening sun (August 19, 2008) from Wikipedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license. This time around, no, I have not been to Iceland, (the Nordic island nation) unfortunately. But...

Walk on the Woolly Wild Side: X-Rated Knitting and Other Weirdness from the World of Wool

September 11, 2015 | Maureen

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Being all thumbs, I admire anyone who can make stuff -- any stuff -- I hold anyone who has good hand-eye coordination skills in the highest regard. But browsing through some of the knitting books in the library made me wonder about you knitters. Some of you are knitting some...

Health Force Ontario – A Type of Matchmaking

September 8, 2015 | Jane

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Canada is a country that thrives on immigration. So there are systems in place to help immigrants move into their new lives in Canada as easily as possible. In fact, new changes in immigration processes (some of them controversial) allow skilled and highly educated immigrants to be “fast-tracked” into Canada...

Outdoor Survival and Urban Disaster Preparedness

September 4, 2015 | Jeannette

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Do you know what to do if you were lost in the woods? Can you survive before help can find you or you can find it? I've always thought about this when I take a walk in the woods. Although, the woods in my neighbourhood is by no means extreme...