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 January calendar (PDF).
January's highlights include:
- January 10: The Wonderful Winter World of Trees - Practice your tree sketching skills and play some tree games as you explore the wonderful winter world of trees.
- January 23: A Review of Some Biological Control Programs Against Invasive Plants in Canada and Ontario - This presentation looks at several examples of control programs involving multiple insect species and some unexpected complications.
- January 26: Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: When Natural History and History Collide - A tale of both natural history and American history.
The Toronto Public Library also offers many free science and applied science events:
- Science & Technology
- Health & Wellness
- Computer & Library Training
- Our Fragile Planet: Environmental Programs
At the library, January's highlights include:
- January 12: Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction, at North York Central Library. Dr. Vera Tarman will discuss her book which focuses on the experiences of people coping with various forms of food addiction, and provides readers with practical information grounded in medical science.
- January 25: Could Life Exist on Other Worlds?, at Annette Street branch. Using what we know about life on Earth, Lauren Hetherington explains how life could exist elsewhere in the universe and how we can look for it.
- January 26: Arduino Meetup, at Scarborough Civic Centre branch. Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. Come and meet like-minded open-source advocates, chat and create with other makers.
- January 27: Meals on a Budget, at Leaside branch. Learn how to prepare meals on a budget, shop for deals, and minimize waste. Participants will create their own money saving strategies and take home sample homemade goods.
- January 29: The Drug Discovery Process: From Benchtop to Pillbox, at Don Mills branch. Ever wonder how drugs evolve from basic ideas to medical treatments and why the process is so long? In this talk the transition of a scientific finding to clinical trials will be discussed, answering questions such as who pays for drug development and how do we know these drugs are safe?
Can't attend a program or want to read more about the topics covered? Try some of these books: