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 September calendar (PDF).
September's highlights include:
- September 4-7: Hot & Spicy Food Festival - A food festival celebrating all things hot and spicy, including cooking demonstrations, lectures, workshops and more.
- September 13: Your Pane is Their Pain: Preventing Birds from Crashing into Windows - Learn how to make Toronto a safer place for migratory songbirds.
- September 23: Dwarf Planet Reveal: New Horizons at Pluto - This lecture will summarize the history of Pluto and the results sent back to date from New Horizons.
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, September's highlights include:
- September 3: Nature in the City, at City Hall branch. Local environmentalist and naturalist Richard Aaron reveals some of Toronto's best places to see intriguing species.
- September 16: Food Junkies, at Danforth/Coxwell branch. Come listen to Dr. Vera Tarman speak about food and the control that it has over us. Dr. Tarman will also talk about her book Food Junkies: the truth about food and addiction.
- September 21: Fascinating Fungi: The Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Weird, at Runnymede branch. Come learn about some of the fascinating fungi found right here in Toronto, from a puffball that can produce more than 7 trillion spores, to a mushroom that glows in the dark.
- September 22: The Beautiful Brain: How Do We See the World, at North York Central Library. Whether marveling at a work of art or engaging in daily routine, our visual sense and powerful brain let us react with adequate behaviours. Dr. Georg Zoidl (York University, Health and Science) explains what our perception of the physical world means for us as individuals and social beings. This lecture is part of the Science Literacy Week programs at the library.
- September 24: The Time Machine: Starting Your Personal Adventure in Astronomy, at Beaches branch. This presentation shows how you can begin a personal exploration of the sky using a variety of affordable instruments. Marc Teitelbaum of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) will demonstrate how technological advances have now made it possible for the ordinary person to truly look back in cosmic time with the aid of instruments and gadgets that are readily available. This lecture is part of the Science Literacy Week programs at the library.
Can't attend a program or want to read more about the topics covered? Try some of these titles: