Is Spring Your "New Year"? Two May Programs that Support Positive Change

April 29, 2016 | Carolyn

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Image:, licensed under CC0 I've never been one to make New Year's resolutions. January 1, falling during the coldest and darkest time of the year, just doesn't feel like the right time for new beginnings. In the spring, signs of new growth and new life are all around, so...

Free Science Events in Toronto for May 2016

April 28, 2016 | 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 May calendar (PDF). May's highlights include: May 1: Ontario's...

Canadian Opera Company Talk: Dying for Love in Rossini's Maometto II

April 22, 2016 | Muriel

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Canadian Opera Company Talk: Dying for Love in Rossini's Maometto II Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7 to 8 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium In one of his most ambitious works, Rossini summons a historical clash between Islam and Christianity to frame the story of a young girl who is...

The Killing Game: Martyrdom, Murder and the Lure of ISIS - A Reading with Mark Bourrie

April 22, 2016 | Aleks

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North York Central Library is excited to have author Mark Bourrie present on his novel, The Killing Game: martyrdom, murder and the lure of ISIS. The event will take place on Monday April 25, 2016 in the Auditorium from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. The Killing Game A pro-ISIS Twitter account...

Looking for Life in the Cosmos

April 18, 2016 | Jane

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Let’s grapple for a moment with another of the universe’s eternal puzzles. Is there life elsewhere, besides here on earth? Neil deGrasse Tyson at NASA says that “most astrophysicists accept a high probability of there being life elsewhere in the universe, if not on other planets or on moons within...

Our Fragile Planet: Magazines to the Rescue

April 15, 2016 | Jeannette

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Our Fragile Planet display at North York Central Library It's Earth Month 2016 and the time has come to take seriously our impact on the planet. Toronto Public Library is happy to present the best of our collections on environmental education, geared to children, teens and adults. Watch for environmental...

How to Handle Long-Distance Relationships

April 11, 2016 | Emoke

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These days as the world continues to become more connected, and working remotely for a job becomes more and more possible, couples are bound to face some separation times, whether temporary or longer-term. I have had to go through this type of situation recently with my partner, and I wanted...

Listen Up, Poem Fairy!

April 7, 2016 | Maureen

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Last year, in April, someone gave me a poem. It was left on my desk, front and centre, where I'd be sure to see it. No one confessed. It could have been anyone in the building -- North York Central Library has six floors, so my suspect list is long....

Eh Canada!

April 6, 2016 | Diana S.

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Are you a high school student who is looking for current information to include in a homework assignment? Canada In Context, available 24/7 with your library card, is your lifeline to all things Canadian. It covers a wide range of topics from a Canadian perspective, including Canadian history, geography, politics,...

Biggs the Fig Pig

April 4, 2016 | Jane

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Mr. Stephen Biggs is a self-described fig pig. He seems to have been born to the role, suited as his name is to his vocation (at least if you like rhymes). But what is it that draws a man to a fruit tree with such passion and commitment? He isn't...