You Don't Scare Me Creepy Clown! Helping Children Face Their Fears

October 28, 2016 | Carolyn

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I'm sad to report that the creepy clown viral phenomenon has come to Canada. People dressed as menacing clowns are being spotted, in particular, around schools. I sympathize with parents who have to comfort children frightened by one of these imposters (of course they're not real clowns, and they are...

eh List Author Series Presents Ami McKay's The Witches of New York

October 27, 2016 | Reagan

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The bestselling Canadian author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure, Ami McKay will be at North York Central Library on Tues Nov 1, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. She will be discussing her new, beguiling novel, The Witches of New York, a tale of three remarkable young...

Niagara Falls' Daredevils

October 24, 2016 | Ann

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ANNIE EDSON TAYLOR (1838-1921) Over a century ago today on October 24, 1901, a 63 year old teacher climbed into a wooden rowboat accompanied by two men with a half submerged pickle barrel in tow. Annie Edson Taylor decided that in order to procure more funds to ensure a healthy retirement, she had to perform an amazing act to draw attention to herself. The pickle barrel was fully insulated by a rolled-up mattress, a heart-shaped pillow, and possibly her cat for moral support.

Bridging Niagara Falls From Past to Present

October 24, 2016 | Ann

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Niagara Falls (1792-1885) Niagara Falls has been visited and depicted by many people and from many different artistic perspectives. The changes in the landscape over time are preserved digitally courtesy of Toronto Public Library Digital Archives.

Buy Your Candy, Pick Your Flicks

October 21, 2016 | Maureen

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This year Halloween falls on a Monday -- the worst possible day! I don't know about you, but I'm in no condition to get up before the sun has risen the morning after Halloween, with the work week ahead giving me the evil eye. If you've celebrated Halloween right, you've...

The Trials and Tribulations of Self-Publishing

October 17, 2016 | Paula

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Last weekend, authors came out to share their stories about self-publishing at the first Toronto Public Library Indie Author Day celebration. Nearly 300 libraries across North America invited local writers to take part in the event. The day was celebrated at North York Central Library with an author panel, a...

Do You Have Radon in Your Home?

October 14, 2016 | Jeannette

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Radon is an odourless, colourless and tasteless gas. This radioactive gas is found naturally in the environment, produced by the breakdown of uranium found in soil, rock or water. Radon can be found indoors and outdoors. In the outdoors, it is diluted by the air to low levels so it...

How Music Heals

October 13, 2016 | Jane

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"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me -- like food or water." -...

Changes Coming in January to Some Key Canadian Magazines

October 11, 2016 | Carrie

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Rogers Media announced that it will be significantly reducing its print magazine publications -- with some titles shifting to online only content. Starting in January, Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business will cease print publication completely and become exclusively online publications. Other titles will see their print frequency scaled back...

North York Central Library Talk: The Art of Dale Chihuly

October 7, 2016 | Muriel

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North York Central Library Talk: The Art of Dale Chihuly 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2016 North York Central Library Auditorium Please register for this free program by calling 416-395-5639 Discover the art and career of Dale Chihuly, a pioneer of the studio glass movement and considered to...