War Posters From 102 Years Ago Today

July 29, 2016 | Ann

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August 1, 2016 is a great day to relax and spend away from the office to bask in the sun before the colder temperatures return. In contrast to this fine day of comfort, warmth, and leisure, on August 1, 1914, a different scenario occurred--hostile events culminated in starting the first day of World War I in Britain. Recruitment posters began appearing in distant locations around the world requesting young men to join in the fight.

Breaking the Grass Laws, Loving the Weed

July 29, 2016 | Maureen

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Take a look at the lawns on the covers of these books: And these lawns, on the covers of organic lawn care books: I see a lawn like this and think, I bet I'd have to use a coaster in that house. And sit up very straight in an expensive...

Free Science Events in Toronto for August 2016

July 26, 2016 | Jeannette

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The Business, 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 August calendar (PDF). August's highlights include: August 6:...

North York History Collection at North York Central Library

July 25, 2016 | Andrew

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Getting Started The Society & Recreation Department at the North York Central Library houses the North York History Collection where you can find books, newspapers, photographs and maps of people, places and events in North York. Both Society & Recreation and the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Toronto Reference...

Welcome to the Business, Science and Technology Department

July 22, 2016 | Carolyn

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If you're a regular visitor to the North York Central Library you've probably noticed some recent changes. The Library is undergoing a major renovation, a project that will be completed over the next few years. One change which has already taken place is the merger of the Business Department with...

July 18 is Mandela Day

July 18, 2016 | Carrie

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Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 and would be celebrating his 98th birthday today if he was still alive (he passed away in 2013). To honour his legacy and to promote community service worldwide, July 18 was declared Nelson Mandela International Day (or 'Mandela Day') by the United...

Sunny Summer Cinema

July 15, 2016 | Muriel

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Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James (1843 to 1916) I have noticed that free outdoor screenings of movies in Toronto have been opening up like wildflowers in the sun! From Mel Lastman Square to...

North York Central Renovation

July 15, 2016 | Cathy

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We are starting an exciting phase of the renovation program at the North York Central Library this week – this is the beginning of the construction of the new Circulation, Browsery and Children’s areas on the main floor. When completed, this will include a large KidStop for young children featuring...

And the Award for Best Cookbook Goes to…

July 8, 2016 | Jeannette

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The ceremonies celebrating the best cookbooks of 2015 were held recently. The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Awards honoured authors, publishers and other contributors behind the best cookbooks published last year. The association strives to promote quality and creativity in writing and publishing and to expand the awareness...

Does Transylvania Really Exist? Yes It Does

July 4, 2016 | Emoke

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My next vacation will be Transylvania, Romania, birthplace of Dracula and...me! Some find it hard to believe that I was born in such an exotic land. Or that this place actually exists outside the movies and books. I can assure you it is real and fascinating. Some of my most...