The 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 8: PURR Toronto Film & Arts Festival - A celebration of cats and film, featuring guest speakers, cat grooming tips, ask a vet session and more.
- August 20: Almost 19 Years to the Day... Deriving Purpose from My Brain Injury (PDF) - A brain injury education series from Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
- August 22: Butterfly Festival - Come and watch as butterflies gather before their migration and learn about butterfly conservation and biodiversity through various activities, including nature hikes and educational displays.
The Toronto Public Library also offers many free science and applied science events:
- Science & Technology
- Health & Wellness
- Computer & Library Training
- Our Fragile Planet: Environmental Programs
At the library, August's highlights include:
- August 1 & 2: Maker Festival, at Toronto Reference Library. Two days of discovery, experimentation and innovation. Learn more about 3D printing, wearable technology, robotics, woodworking and more.
- August 4: Garden Club, at S. Walter Stewart branch. For teens 13 - 18. Get your hands dirty and plant, grow and maintain the library's new flower garden.
- August 21: Play with... 3D Selfies, at Fort York branch. Learn how to create 3D self-portraits using our Xbox Kinect scanner and software. Get a 3D scan of yourself that can be saved and printed using a 3D printer later on.
- August 22: Easy Homemade Baby Food, at York Woods branch. Participants will learn how and what to feed their babies in the first year. Learn how to introduce solids, how to make baby food at home and proper storage.
- August 26: Project Animal Farm: An Investigator's True Story, at Brentwood branch. Author, Sonia Faruqi will discuss her experiences investigating animal farms around the world. She will offer a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors and she will describe the impacts of factory farms on animal welfare, human health and the environment.
Can't attend a program or want to read more about the topics covered? Try some of these titles: