Free Science Events in Toronto for September 2016

August 30, 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 September calendar (PDF). September's highlights include: September 6:...

Microhistories: Big Stories About Very Specific Topics

August 29, 2016 | Carrie

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Microhistory is the study of the past through the examination of a very narrowly defined subject. Although the term originally referred to in-depth historical studies of specific people or events, over the past 20 years a more loosely defined 'popular' microhistory has emerged and produced a number of bestsellers. Popular...

Bending Minds: The Architecture of Frank Gehry

August 26, 2016 | Maureen

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Please join us at North York Central Library on Thursday, September 29, for a talk on world renowned architect Frank Gehry. The talk begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be given by Larry Wayne Richards, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and...

A Roof of One's Own

August 19, 2016 | Carolyn

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Tiny Houses, Hatteras, North Carolina. Image by Bill Dickinson; shared via Creative Commons license You can't open a newspaper these days without seeing articles about the Canadian housing market. Pointing out the growing gap between incomes and house prices, predicting the inevitable correction, or perhaps a soft landing, they can...

Take a Trip to Transylvania Through My Photos

August 15, 2016 | Emoke

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As promised, this post is a visual journey of my family vacation to Transylvania, Romania. Here you can find my introductory post along with the recommended library materials. This trip really took me back to my roots. I stayed in my family home in my city, Odorheiu Secuiesc (Szekelyudvarhely in...

Fall 2016 The eh List Author Series at North York Central Library

August 12, 2016 | Muriel

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Come to North York Central Library this fall and meet the writers everyone's reading! The eh List Author Series presents a great lineup of Canadian writers at North York Central Library this fall: Cordelia Strube on Tuesday, October 4; Ami McKay on Tuesday November 1; Teva Harrison on Tuesday, November...

Augmented Reality

August 5, 2016 | Jeannette

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My daughter petting a pidgey Pokémon at the doctor's office The Oxford English Dictionary defines augmented reality as the use of technology which allows the perception of the physical world to be enhanced or modified by computer-generated stimuli. By adding graphics, sounds and other sensory elements to the reality we...