13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl and More New Books Hot Off the Presses

January 29, 2016 | Maureen

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When it comes to reading, I’m in no hurry. I love that new book smell as much as the next guy, but I can wait. The book I’m happily immersed in now was published 164 years ago -- I’m sailing aboard the Pequod, keeping company with mad Captain Ahab, on...

Your Brain on Exercise: How Physical Activity Can Improve Your Mental Well-being

January 22, 2016 | Jeannette

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We all know that regular exercise is good for your health. But did you know that it also benefits your brain? Studies have found that physical activity plays an important role in brain health and recovery. Psychology Today explains that exercise increases blood flow to the brain which improves cerebrovascular...

Canadian Opera Company Talk: Learning to Love in Wagner's Siegfried

January 15, 2016 | Muriel

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Canadian Opera Company Talk: Learning to Love in Wagner's Siegfried Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7 to 8 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium Please register for this free program by calling 416-395-5639. The comic scherzo in Wagner's epic Ring cycle is also opera's strangest coming of age story. What's a...

York Woods Branch to Host Sister Souljah’s Just BGraphic's Life Series Conference

January 14, 2016 | Aleks

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York Woods Branch is very pleased to be hosting Just BGraphic’s Life Series conference taking place on Friday January 15, 2016. In a shared commitment with Toronto District School Board, JBG will be holding this workshop for students and teachers in grade 9-12 as a learning experience for the students....

3D Printer Classes at North York Central Library

January 11, 2016 | Emoke

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Hello everyone and Happy New Year! North York Central Library is excited to announce that we will be having 3D Printer Certification classes in the month of January 2016 and also Pop-up demonstrations in the main entrance area to the library to showcase what the 3D printer is all about!...

Food Junkies

January 8, 2016 | Carolyn

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Public domain image courtesy of Pixabay Foods that are high in sugar, fat and salt can be hard to resist. A study published in 2015 found that " highly processed foods, which may share characteristics with drugs of abuse...appear to be particularly associated with food addiction” and suggested that they're...

Exercise Your Talents in New & Exciting Ways

January 4, 2016 | Ann

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The Holiday season for 2015 has drawn to a close. Consider the next signpost to appear over the horizon on the proverbial road through life that reads, "Exercise." This is a daunting suggestion right after a delirious period of holiday binging and relaxing. The interesting aspect of this word is its dual nature--it can either describe a "thing" or an "action." An exercise, for instance, conveys a static description of tasks to be completed whereas the phrase to exercise reflects a dynamic expression of movement.

Climbing a Literary Mountain in 2016 (Because it's There)

January 1, 2016 | Maureen

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Years ago I resolved to make no more New Year’s Resolutions. They’re impossible to keep, so what’s the point in setting yourself up for failure year after discouraging year? My resolution to make no more resolutions is the only New Year’s resolution I’ve ever kept. Until now. So many people...