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: Autism - Different Thinking About Those Who Think Differently - A discussion on how we can create a world where the strength and abilities of people living with autism spectrum disorder can be cultivated and an outline of the current research on finding better treatments and therapies.
- September 21: Clean Code: The (Underrated) Art of Naming - Learn why naming is a such a difficult problem in computer science.
- September 27: Ovarian Cancer: Knowledge is Power - Feed your mind and body as you listen to Princess Margaret's physicians and researchers speaker on ovarian cancer.
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, September's highlights include:
- September 1: Will We Have Enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability, at Northern District branch. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enough water, food and energy for our children and grandchildren?
- September 12: Brain Health, Function and Technology: What Does Gender Have to Do with It? at Barbara Frum branch. Dr. Angela Colantonio examines the research and discovery of women's brain health and the implications for technology. This talk is part of The Cutting Edge series which explores new ideas at the intersection of health and technology.
- September 22: Archaeoastronomy: Astronomy of Civilizations Past, at Jane/Dundas branch. This illustrated and non-technical presentation will describe the astronomy of civilizations ranging from the Polynesians, to the builders of the Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, and the Chinese, Indian, and Islamic astronomers, to the Copernican Revolution and to our present conception of the universe. This talk is part of the Science Literacy Week programs at the library that celebrates science through programs and in-branch displays.
- September 28: Bug Basics, at North York Central Library. Learn about the behaviours, eating habits and secret weapons of the earth's tiniest animals.
- September 29: The History of Virtual Reality, at Toronto Reference Library. Did you know virtual reality (VR) technology dates back to the early 1900s? Learn more at this talk and about the creation of the Toronto Reference Library VR Experience.
Can't attend a program or want to read more about the topics covered? Try some of these books: