Free Science Events in Toronto for October 2016

September 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 October calendar (PDF). October's highlights include: October 2:...

Two Days in Budapest!

September 26, 2016 | Emoke

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This summer, I had the opportunity to check out what is in my opinion one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Budapest, Hungary. I only spent two days in the city on my way home from my Transylvania, Romania vacation. One of the days was cold and pouring...

Some We Love, Some We Eat: Our Complicated Relationships With Animals

September 23, 2016 | Maureen

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The infamous pig trial will begin again on October 3. In an instance of synchronicity seemingly arranged by Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, World Animal Day is October 4. For those who haven’t been following the case, last summer Anita Krajnc stuck her arm through a vent...

A Bug's Life

September 16, 2016 | Carolyn

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Male firefly in flight, hoping to attract a female by sending out a light signal. Photo by Terry Priest. Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license. Many children are fascinated by bugs. I remember my children's curiosity about the ladybugs and earthworms in our garden and the beautiful...

Henry Hudson and His River

September 12, 2016 | Ann

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Henry Hudson traveled on four voyages on three different ships to try to locate a trade route through the Northeast and Northwest Passage to the Orient, but he never made it to this final destination. Instead, Henry Hudson located trade routes through Canada and the United States. On his third voyage on September 12th in 1609, he sailed down a river that will be named after him, the Hudson River.

North York Central Library Talk: Miles Ahead, Portrait of a Changeling

September 9, 2016 | Muriel

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North York Central Library Talk: Miles Ahead: Portrait of a Changeling 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016 North York Central Library Auditorium Please register for this free program by calling 416-395-5639. Miles Davis was the quintessential seeker living his life by the Dylan maxim, "He not being born...

Back to School Anxiety

September 2, 2016 | Jeannette

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My daughter off to preschool with her security object in hand When I was younger, I would dread this time of the year the most. The nights were getting cooler and the CNE was coming to an end. It was time to go back to school. I still remember vividly...