Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

November 27, 2015 | Jeannette

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The winner of this year's Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books is Gaia Vince's Adventures in the Anthropocene. She is the first woman to win this prestigious award. Previous winners include Stephen Hawking, Stephen Jay Gould, Jared Diamond, James Gleick and Bill Bryson. Congratulations to the 2015 winner: The...

Free Science Events in Toronto for December 2015

November 24, 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 December calendar (PDF). December's highlights include: December 3: A...

Concert at North York Central Library: Latin Jazz Quartet

November 18, 2015 | Muriel

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Latin Jazz Quartet Wednesday, December 30, 7 to 8 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please register for this free program by calling 416-395-5639. University of Toronto, Faculty of Music students bring the warmth of Latin sounds to thaw the chill of a Toronto winter! Be sure to visit NAXOS,...

Store-wide Half Price Sale at Book Ends in NYCL

November 16, 2015 | Ann

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Courtesy of geralt at Pixelbay. License: CC0 Public Domain / FAQ Free for commercial use / No attribution required The festive season is arriving. Do you have enough books to read and share through the holidays? Do you love finding exciting and rare titles? Do you want to buy as...

Name Your Poison

November 13, 2015 | Carolyn

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I'll admit to a fascination with poisons. So when I saw this new book in the library catalogue, I knew I'd have to read it. The great British mystery writer Agatha Christie worked as an apothecary or pharmacy assistant during both world wars. Her knowledge of poisons was put to...

Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada

November 9, 2015 | Carrie

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Edit: Please note that the talk "Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada" has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 16 from 7-8 pm. Join us on Monday, December 14 from 7-8 pm at North York Central Library to hear Ratna Omidvar read and discuss her book Flight and Freedom:...

Toronto's New Poet Laureate and a Super Fun Poet Laureate Quiz

November 6, 2015 | Maureen

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Change is in the air, Torontonians! A new Prime Minister has been sworn in, and Toronto's current Poet Laureate will soon pass the torch to…wait, hold that drum roll. Before I introduce our new Poet Laureate, take my super fun poet laureate quiz! Who was Toronto's first poet laureate (from...