Free Science Events in Toronto for December 2016

November 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 December calendar (PDF). December's highlights include: December 7:...

Announcing the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize, 2016

November 25, 2016 | Jeannette

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Founded in 1988, the Royal Society Science Book Prize celebrates outstanding science books from around the world. Securing a new sponsor this year, the prize is now known as the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize. And the winner of the Science Book Prize for 2016 is... The Invention...

Bad Singer

November 21, 2016 | Jane

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Tim Falconer, who is among the statistically tiny percentage of people who are completely tone deaf, loves music. This puts him into an even tinier percentage of that tiny group. One of the things that sets Falconer apart, again, is that he's chosen to address his musical shortcomings by trying...

November 21st, a Brief Moment in Time

November 21, 2016 | Ann

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Just over two weeks ago, Daylight Savings Time reverted back to Eastern Standard time. It is that time of year again when the skies turn grey and cool. In fact, there is a chill and gloom in the air as most of the leaves have fallen off the trees. To inspire you to embrace the cooler changes in weather and scenery, here are some images taken from Toronto Public Library on Pinterest to illuminate your spirits:

The Dark is Rising

November 18, 2016 | Maureen

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I wish I could find the secret door in the back of my wardrobe that leads to another world. Winter is coming in this one. And it feels like the dark is rising. I need a fictional vacation destination. But to where? A holiday in the Shire would suit me,...

The In-Between Days of Teva Harrison

November 11, 2016 | Carolyn

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I've just finished reading Teva Harrison's memoir In-Between Days, and I understand now why it has been so widely praised. Her book is often sad, sometimes funny and always honest. It's a window into the world of someone living with a life-threatening disease, in the space between wellness and illness,...

Free Science Events in Toronto for November 2016

November 8, 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 November calendar (PDF). November's highlights include: November 13:...

How Good Are You at Stress Management?

November 7, 2016 | Emoke

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Stress is an issue that most of us have been struggling with for a long time now and probably will do so for the rest of our lives. That may sound pretty grim, but fear not, the library can help! The North York Central Library will be hosting a program...

Poetry Through Music: Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley and Dr. Michael Johnstone

November 4, 2016 | Muriel

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Come and Join Us for Poetry Through Music with Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley and Dr. Michael Johnstone Thursday, November 24, 2016 7 to 8 p.m. North York Central Library Auditorium 5120 Yonge Street Please call 416-395-5639 to register for this free program. Don't miss a beat! Enjoy an evening of...